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About Margery Gordon
SocialMiami Arts Editor Margery Gordon is a freelance journalist, art critic, curator and educator who grew up amid the development of our visual art community and has been active in its continuing growth. A longtime contributor to the official Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine, she has reported on cultural affairs for a range of magazines, newspapers and websites over more than twenty years, from international publications such as Art + Auction, ArtNews and ArtInfo.com to regional periodicals including Ocean Drive, Art Circuits and Muses & Visionaries. As the founder and director of Arts Encounters
, Gordon conducts guided tours and informative programs for charitable organizations, businesses and connoisseurs at cultural venues throughout South Florida as well as group travel to dynamic destinations.
Culture Compass: In Tune
What does Miami sound like? The New World Symphony posed that question to the public, giving everyone 100 days to respond in the form of audio and video clips to feed an orchestral and cinematic portrait premiering next fall on the South Beach campus. Locals have answered the call with more than 750 submissions in just the first 75 days: samples from our shared environment of gathering storms and mating birds, singular snippets of overheard exchanges and child’s antics, as well as harmonies from Latin rhythms and hip-hop beats to traffic horns and protest chants. The window remains open until May 12 for unlimited contributions via the Project 305 mobile app or website...
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Culture Compass: Screen Play
The blurred lines between art films and video art go far beyond screen settings to span a range of shape-shifting formats from sculptural environments to high-tech projections. Balanced on the cutting edge where these genres overlap, the Biennale of Moving Images crosses a cinema festival with an exhibition of video installations and a live program of performances and conversations. Evolving since 1985 amid continued changes in the field, the Swiss hybrid makes its U.S. debut April 14-30 at Faena Miami Beach with a selection of topical works created for the biennale’s 15th edition in Geneva...
Pictured: Film still from Wu Tsang’s Duilian (2016), commissioned for the Biennale of Moving Images presented on Miami Beach by Faena Art
Lit Up: O, Miami Festival Spreads Poetry to Surprising Places
Still a relative newcomer to the world’s largest literary celebration, O, Miami has set itself apart with an inclusive, unconventional approach to demystifying poetry that keeps expanding the presumed parameters to encompass an ever-widening range of forms, scribes and audiences.
Pictured: The Wheels and Words bus, wrapped in poetry penned by elementary schools students at O, Miami community workshops, was unveiled last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. Photo by Gesi Schilling, courtesy of O, Miami.
Culture Compass: Dance Moves
Moving experiences abound in a distinct subtropical dance scene poised to reach new heights. Arts centers throughout this region offer exposure all season long to consummate movers and shakers grounded in a dizzying spectrum of cultural traditions, which homegrown and visiting troupes are expanding in new directions that merit more widespread attention. Patronage comes in all sizes, from the private and public philanthropy enabling innovation by local choreographers to the ticket sales needed to sustain adventurous programming by rewarding venues for taking logistic leaps.
The variety of shows holds value even for dance skeptics, who may yet be surprised to find unfamiliar forms of movement that appeal to their tastes...