#ArtBaselAlert VantaBlack @ Bridge Red Studios

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the eros effect

curated by jane hart

Nov 4th, 2018 – Jan 6th, 2019
OPENING : Sunday, Nov 4th, 4 – 7PM
CLOSING : Sunday, Jan 6th, Noon – 3PM

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“The Eros Effect” is a term coined by philosopher George Katsiaficas in his book The Immagination o the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968, which describes “a means of rescuing the revolutionary value of spontaneity, a way to stimulate a reevaluation of the unconscious and strengthen the will of popular movements to remain steadfast in their revulsion with war, inequality, and domination.” On the fiftieth anniversary of that momentous year, the artists in this exhibition continue to address many of the same political and social issues that their predecessors did in ’68.

The talented VantaBlack will be featuring

Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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