Ana Tiscornia’s sculptures and collages look like a still frame of a bomb going off in a room, shards of shrapnel suspended in flight. Following the Cubist tradition, Tiscornia breaks up familiar objects and reassembles them into an abstract form. Her work touches on displacement, dislocation, and recovering scattered fragments of utopia.Alejandra von Hartz Gallery
2630 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, Fl 33127
(305) 438 0220 Miami Art Museum: Solar Ethics Lecture: Saturday, September 22; 2pm Art Historian Huey Copeland will speak on the evocation of cosmic jazz composer and afrofuturist Sun Ra as an icon for visual artists including Rashid Johnson, whose exhibition “Message to our Folks” is currently headlining at Miami Art Museum. Copeland will examine Johnson’s work in relation to the controversial musician and discuss what is at stake when artists dig up the past to cast utopian visions of the future.
Free with museum admission ($8, students free)Miami Art Museum 101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130 305-375-3000 Museum of Contemporary Art: Pablo Cano: The Toy Box Revival Premiere Performance: Saturday, September 22; 2pm
Cuban-born artist Pablo Cano sees treasure in trash. He carefully reassembles discarded debris from the street into beautiful and imaginative marionettes. The figures come to life in The Toy Box; a charming performance based on Claude Debussy’s 1913 children’s ballet La Boite a Joujoux. No, it’s not weird to go to a puppet show without a kid in tow, in case you were wondering.Advance ticket purchase required. Seating is limited.
$10 MOCA Members, Residents and Employees of City of North Miami Residents $15 General Public
Museum of Contemporary Art 770 NE 125th Street Miami, FL 33161 (305) 893-6211 Charest-Weinberg Gallery: NO KILL Opening: Saturday, September 22, 7-10pm
Did you know that nearly 300 dogs and cats are euthanized daily at Miami-Dade Animal Services? No Kill is a group exhibition of photography to benefit Project Fashion Tails, an initiative to educate the public about the plight of abandoned animals. No Kill features the work of 40 fashion photographers who capture elaborate images of models with fur balls rescued from the shelter. Ultimately, No Kill isn’t about art or fashion—it’s about helping animals in need.250 NW 23rd Street Miami, 33127 305-292-0411 Museum of History Miami: Teen Miami Opening: Sunday, September 23; 12-5pm
This may not be an art exhibit, per se, but the photography of adolescents and their flamboyant fashion statements across the decades is definitely worth checking out. See how World War II and the Vietnam War impacted the lives of teens, as well as the integration of Miami’s high schools. Listen to R&B stars of the 1960s and garage bands from the 1980s. Look closely—is that Cuca? You might see your tía rocking bell-bottoms and feathered bangs in one of the grainy pictures.101 Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130 305-375-1492