NOVEMBER 19, 2013
PKN Miami in the Miami Herald
PechaKucha Night hosts an exhibit at Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday that explores feminism and queer themes in contemporary Chinese art. Presenters are Alpesh Kantilal Patel, curator; Neil De La Flor, Reading Queer; and Emery Grant, Stonewall National Museum and Archives. RSVPs are requested to email@example.com.
You'll also find more info on the official event page.
OCTOBER 14, 2013
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Pulsations in Architecture" from PKN Miami Vol. 22, Eric Goldemberg, of the design research practice Monad Studio, discusses the recent developments in 3D printing technology, its application to sculptural art and how it assists in structural concepting in architecture.
OCTOBER 09, 2013
In today's Presentation of the Day, "3D Printing Biology" from PKN Miami Vol. 26, we hear from Corrie Van Sice, who works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. Corrie has used 3D-printing technology to engineer proto-cells (structures that look like real cells -- they include a nucleus and cell walls -- but not made from anything living).
She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok and posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take new and exciting direction.
JULY 29, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, PechaKucha Miami in partnership with the Miami Design District, is hosting "Design to Collide," where five presenters will explore the concepts of space: whether it be occupying, traversing, or straight up crashing into it. People are invited to communicate, come together, and physically run into one another as the initiative's speakers tackle issues of collision and intersections in the realms of race, street art, media, design, and the pedestrian sidewalks of Miami. Each speaker will have six minutes and 40 seconds to present. It will be Hildebrand's 22nd curated PechaKucha Night, having hosted 160 participating speakers to date.
Read the full article here.
JULY 28, 2013
MAY 01, 2013
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Miami, Vol. 21) Mylinh Trieu Nguyen explains the role a traditional art director plays, and compares it to her role as art director of the Wolfsonian using some of her exhibitions as examples.
She shows the amount of planning put into creating promotional materials, identities, as well as some of her own projects.
APRIL 24, 2013
Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as it was known until 1972, is where photographer Andrew Kaufman began to truly value handmade works. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Miami Vol. 21) tea, coconuts, and artists abound as Andrew speaks of his adventures in Sri Lanka, where he composed a journal of the people he met and the photos taken all the while. Andrew's impressive photo portfolio can be found here.
APRIL 18, 2013
Here lies an abandoned amusement park deep within the Treptower Park forest of East Berlin, originally built by the Deutsche Demokratische Republik in 1969.
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Miami, Vol. 15), Anthony Spinello and Agustina Woodgate discuss the history of this delapidated "jungle of thrill machines" and the creative events that were to take place within the park starting June 2012. Research of the what the space was, and what it could be in the future was to be conducted: there was a Kickstarter project, much promotion was done, even a fancy website was made. But what has happened since then, remains a bit of a mystery in itself...
MARCH 06, 2013
Derek Merleaux was charged with the task of putting the entirety of the Wolfsonian's massive collection of mostly-20th century works online, and in the public domain. With a figure in the realm of 2 million pieces of art, we imagine he found himself saying, "one does not simply upload content to a website."
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Miami Vol. 20), Derek speaks of the trials involved in not only hoisting this collossal amassing on to the world wide web, but the legal hoops he's had to jump through in dealing with copyright law often associated with this sort of work.