NWM2013/the end presents A Talk With Underground Cartoonist Mike Diana 5/16/13

NWM2013/the end presents A Talk With Underground Cartoonist Mike Diana
nwm2013Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:30pm
Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130

Admission $8, MAM members free.
Secure garage parking $5 at 50 NW 2nd Avenue, between Flagler Street and NW 1st Street
Metrorail: Government Center (walk one block south)
Education@miamiartmuseum.org / 305.375.4073

Miami Art Museum presents a NWM2013/the end program: “Convicted for Comics: A Talk with Underground Cartoonist Mike Diana” on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30pm. In 1994 Mike Diana (b.1969) became the first artist to receive a criminal conviction for obscenity for artwork in the United States. This is the first time in 15 years Diana will return to Florida. Diana will deliver an illustrated talk reflecting on his experiences both prior, during and after the conviction. The Miami Art Museum and the end have organized this talk as a platform for hearing and remembering Diana’s story and the challenges to artists’ freedom of expression.

Following the talk, Miami-based quartet Baby B Strings will debut their original arrangement of one of Modest Mussorgsky’s most famous works, “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Baby B Strings is Belinda Ho, violin, Tony Seepersad, violin, Vivian Torres, viola, Pilar Suter, cello with Oscar Bustillo, conducting.

This talk and performance is organized in conjunction with the exhibition New Work Miami 2013 on view at MAM through Sunday, June 2, 2013. The exhibition presents recent and newly commissioned work by approximately a dozen Miami-based artists, highlighting the diverse and innovative practices of the city’s artists, featuring site-specific installations, sculpture, painting, and photography. The exhibition is among the last presentations in MAM’s current facility, which will reopen in December as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in a new, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in downtown’s Museum Park.

As part of New Work Miami 2013, NWM2013 programs are organized by SPRING BREAK/the end, a nomadic project that presents artist-driven educational and performance events at different venues throughout Miami.

**This talk is intended for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion advised.**

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