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    A moveable [artist’s book] feast

    Oct. 15, 2014, 8 p.m., Posted by Fernando González


    EXILE books at Locust Projects. Photo by Nabil Moo. 

    The EXILE Books display cases have a minimalist, clean design. They are both an installation and a tool, elegant, but also sturdy and purposeful. 

    They also have wheels.

    EXILE Books is an itinerant artists’ bookstore, and for the next year, it will move around various locations in South Florida. The first stop at the Locust Projects, in the Design District, concluded with a site-specific performance by the Peter London Global Dance Company on Oct. 9. Up next is Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, where it will reside from Oct. 15 to Nov. 20. And from there, on to Miami Book Fair International.

    In a border town often defined by movement and reinvention, it is a statement, poetic and practical. 

    Miami has that atmosphere that allows people to do things that are more experimental or provocative. That’s kind of the beauty of Miami, and clearly, it’s generating a lot of attention,” says visual artist, curator, writer and Knight Arts Challenge finalist Amanda Keeley, the architect behind EXILE Books. “Miami is still forming an identity and it offers so much opportunity. There are a lot of entry points for people to start whatever they like to start. That’s very exciting, and probably why I was drawn back.”

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    Catch a new play on the Green Line this weekend (literally)

    Oct. 15, 2014, 4:10 p.m., Posted by sschouweiler

    Katherine Turczan, "Line" (detail), 2014, archival pigment prints, dimensions variable. Courtesy of MMAA This weekend, Minnesota Museum of American Art (a Knight Arts grantee) will close its public transportation-themed exhibition, “From There to Here,” with a “mobile theater” performance of a new, crowd-sourced play written for...

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    ‘Knight Cities’ podcast: Talking livability and sustainability with Vin Cipolla

    Oct. 15, 2014, 2:42 p.m., Posted by Carol Coletta

    Not many nonprofits have been around more than 100 years, especially ones dedicated to creating a more livable city.  But the Municipal Art Society of New York – or MAS NYC as it is now known -- has defied the odds and continues to thrive in a fast-changing city. 

    With a storied history of championing the first municipal zoning code in the United States and saving Times Square and Grand Central Terminal, today the organization leads a broad agenda promoting the city’s economic vitality, cultural vibrancy, environmental sustainability and social diversity. This week on “Knight Cities,” our guest is Vin Cipolla, president of MAS NYC.

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