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To begin the 20th anniversary of Miami Art Week, Jorge and Darlene Pérez invited an esteemed group and debuted its highly anticipated third exhibition, “Titled You Know Who You Are, Recent Acquisitions of Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.” The show features works by over 100 Cuban and Cuban-diaspora artists as it explores the island’s place in collective memory and questions its history, deconstructs hierarchies, and reflects on notions of representation, race, gender, and human rights. The space began as a place to store the overflowing works of the Perez collection unable to fit into the Perez Art Museum Miami and today has resident artists and a curator. The evening was a celebration of it all with live music, a rum bar featuring the spirits best selections – Zacapa, Flor de Caña, Appleton Estate and of course Bacardi. People in attendance included Sandra Fiorenza, Martha Valdez Fauli, Paula Prozo, philanthropist and SocialMiami contributor Claudia Potamkin.
Art goers were either at the Rubell Museum Monday night or were waiting in the line to get in. The sought after 2022 Exhibition Preview featured its it’s celebrated and fully immersive instillations including Yayoi Kusama’s project creating celebrated kaleidoscopic effect. Touring the space you could see the art of socializing, as those in attendance included Lana Bernstein, Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, Ashley Turchin, Nick D’annunzio, Alberto Ibargüen, Soledad and Justin Lowe, Violet Camacho, Starr Hawkins, Nikki and Michael Simkins and of course Mira and Don Rubell with Jason and Michelle Rubell.
The premier house for immersive art hosted an invitation only VIP preview of Pulse Topology, by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer this November and throughout Miami Art Week 2022. Composed of 3,000 lightbulbs suspended at different heights, “Pulse Topology” creates a series of crests and valleys in an intimate landscape that visitors are invited to traverse at Superblue. Each lightbulb glimmers to the pulse of a previous participant. Walking through the exhibition while nibbling on passed bits of tuna, filet and fig pizza was a cutting edge crowd of designers, producers, artists and influencers.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.