If you had the chance to engage in a summer workshop with a pair of Miami's most colorful, intelligent multidisciplinary artists, would you take it? That might be a sound choice as the TM Sisters (Tasha and Monica López de Victoria) will be hosting a video lecture and interactive summer workshop at the de la Cruz Collection beginning on July 23rd running until the 26th. This hands-on seminar offers young artists the chance to actively plan, construct and execute a video performance or creative work guided by the experienced hands of the TM Sisters.

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There are multiple places you can experience the pleasure of looking at art while escaping the Florida heat. But should you venture out, there's a bit of art outside on the exteriors of the Miami Design District that's worth a second look. The abundance of empty walls throughout the various sectors of the city has encouraged and inspired young artists to flex their creative muscles away from the enclosed gallery or institutional space. The Design District is no exception. World-renowned artists including Shepard Fairey, RETNA, ROA and El Mac have all made their marks on spaces the conventional gallery simply could not provide.

Normally one thinks of a swamp as a particularly unpleasant location: one that upsets the olfactory and tactile senses with pungent mud, mosquitoes, scavenger animals and oppressively sour weather. Oliver Sanchez thinks otherwise. A swamp could, theoretically, be an ecosystem that is interesting, active and ceaseless under its ugly surface; this particular environment is one that Florida is quite familiar with. At least, those that have been around long enough to experience it pre-real restate, pre-manufactured islands and pre-Kardashians.

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Performance art (or internationally-known simply as Performance) is quickly becoming a visual arts medium vitally important to the cultural landscape in Miami. There are crescendoes of performance artists (including those based in Miami) winning statewide and national grants, as well as coveted spots in international visual arts residency programs.

If there is such a thing as virtual reality, Jillian Mayer has wrangled it into a packaged experience worthy of the most complex digitized environments available anywhere (and everywhere). Locust Projects, true to its mission of providing experimental forms of art to the local community and support for the artists invited to participate, has presented an impressive collection of performances and multi-media installations that captures Mayer’s fascination with the way human beings act and react within a world increasingly reliant on digital technology. In effect, Mayer asks: if the world we live in is structured and enhanced using ephemeral code and electrical signals, whose brain is doing the work? Ours or the computerized being? The fractured digital domain is one that is simultaneously problematic, at times ethically fraught, but enjoyable and desirable.

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