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happenings

PERFORMANCE: "_____________" MEANS "I LOVE YOU" IN ITALICS

PERFORMANCE: "_____________" MEANS "I LOVE YOU" IN ITALICS

Artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman and musician and artist Def Sound present a new site-specific performance.

Location:

3852 N Miami Ave

In the finale of Huffman's  "_____________" MEANS "I LOVE YOU" IN ITALICS, a multi-venue evolving project presented as part of the Art on the Move series of art in public spaces, the two artists will present work connected to a recent performance and accompanying music video they recently performed at the inaugural Freize LA.

This new performance will utilize the same promotional video installed on advertising trucks that Huffman used in December during Art Week Miami in the Design District, Wynwood and on Miami Beach, along with other tropes of hip-hop music videos. The performance will begin in the streets around Locust Projects (with live video/sound being projected in the project space at Locust) and conclude in the project space/parking lot, with the truck itself serving as a now-stationary light source for the performance and screen projecting video that corresponds with projections already occurring, temporarily at the space.

Thematically, this work continues Huffman's ongoing delving into Black ego, mental health, reconciling being a feminist with listening to certain contemporary hip-hop, police brutality, and representation. 

Fundraisers

2019 Spring Fling Annual Fundraiser

2019 Spring Fling Annual Fundraiser

Get Kaleidoscopic with us!

Location:

Elastika at the Moore Building
4040 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
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$150 Members; $200 Non-Members
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Get Kaleidoscopic with us! 

Come celebrate bold and audacious art and artistic experimentation at Locust Projects Spring Fling fundraiser on April 13th at the Moore Building 

Silent auction of art editions, luxury goods and experiences

Creative cocktails by Brad Kilgore + bites by Harrys Pizzeria + Macchialina + more!

Music + live performances + video projection by Jen Stark Locust Alum / 07

WEAR YOUR MOST VIBRANT, BOLD COLORS AND PATTERNS

talks

Naomi Beckwith

Naomi Beckwith

Location:

Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33137
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Join Locust Projects and Oolite Arts for a conversation with Naomi Beckwith, Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and former senior curator at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art and Studio Museum in Harlem.

Beckwith's numerous exhibitions include, ”The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now” and ”30 Seconds off an Inch,” both considering the resonance of black culture across contemporary art internationally, and she has championed rising artists like Rashid Johnson, Keren Cytter, The Propeller Group and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

She has contributed to publications including Artforum International, Frieze, The New York Times and W Magazine—and served on the jury of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. She holds an M.A. with Distinction from Courtauld Institute of Art and was a Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum. A multiple grantee, and now trustee, of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Beckwith is a recipient of the New Leadership award for ArtTable where she is a trustee.

Parking is available at the cultural center, but limited. We encourage you to use a ride share service.

Exhibition Openings

Last Sunsets on Earth

Carolina Fusilier: Last Sunsets on Earth

Meet the artist and join Locust Projects in celebrating the opening of Last Sunsets on Earth! Refreshments provided by our friends at Concrete Beach Brewery.

Locust Projects is proud to present Last Sunsets on Earth, a site-specific video installation by Argentenian-born, Mexico City-based artist Carolina Fusilier. The film at the centerpiece of the exhibition infuses elements of sci-fi and documentary to create a filmic meditation on Miami as a site of lost histories, diasporic identities and urban alienation, which will be filmed during a month-long residency stay in the winter. Set at the end of the 21st century in a dystopic version of Miami where the sun never sets, the heart of the film will involve interviews with elderly Miamians from the the Latin American diaspora discussing their memories of their homelands.

Exhibition Openings

The Language Must Not Sweat

Shikeith: The Language Must Not Sweat

Meet the artist and join Locust Projects in celebrating the opening of The Language Must Not Sweat! Refreshments provided by our friends at Concrete Beach Brewery.

Locust Projects is proud to present The Language Must Not Sweat, by artist and filmmaker Shikeith. The Language Must Not Sweat, a five-channel video installation titled after an expression Toni Morrison used in a 1981 interview, mines what puddles at the core of the public and subconscious lives of black men. This immersive-installation ponders the symbolic moisture of blackness at the intersections of queerness and masculinity.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Shikeith (b. 1989, Philadelphia, PA) received his BA from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA for Integrative Art (2010) and his MFA in Sculpture from The Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT (2018). His work attempts an assemblage of personal truths and wonder that focuses on the metamorphoses of Black men, especially within a society that denies these men their erotic and reconciliatory potential and capital. It is the interior he considers—his own, as well as, other Black men or masculine people through emphasizing portraiture, sculpture, and filmmaking to examine the fantastic as it relates and complicates personal autobiography and self-making.

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