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In Celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami Presents “How to Unlock a Portal” by Photographer Jacob Felländer, Dec. 7, 2017–Feb. 11, 2018


North Miami, Fla. — Oct. 28, 2017 In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will showcase “How to Unlock a Portal” by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer. Felländer is internationally recognized for his collections of large scale manipulated photographs of cityscapes.  This will be his first solo exhibition and debut in the U.S. The exhibition will run from December 7, 2017 – February 11, 2018. Art Basel Miami Beach will take place from December. 7–10, 2017.

This groundbreaking exhibition challenges the definition of photography and contemplates the effect of time, space, perspective and depth. In chronological order, the pieces represent Felländer’s creative journey over the past 15 years. With art methods ranging from charcoal to virtual reality technology, Felländer captures not one frozen moment in time, but rather several moments expanded in time and space. Traveling through a fusion of photography, painting, sculpture and virtual reality, the exhibition presents analogue images taken with a 100-year-old camera.

The exhibition includes multi-exposed analogue prints; mixed media prints, oil pastels and charcoal on pigment prints; projected video, 3D printed sculpture, virtual reality, and prints from the virtual reality world. In his images of cities and landscapes, Felländer captures a span of time in one frame, giving the viewer the impression of seeing space and time skipping intermittently, allowing many perspectives at once.

In his work, Felländer asks the questions: “How does the presence of a parallel digital dimension affect our lives?” “What happens when we bring objects and images from the virtual world out to the physical world?” In the piece “One World, One Negative” Felländer traveled one lap around the world to capture the world in one image. For more insight into his work, watch this short video here: http://bit.ly/MOCAFellander.

“The Brave Frontier” explores the fragility of embarking on new worlds. For two minutes and 21 seconds, the viewer is taken on a journey inside the artwork, made possible by virtual reality goggles. The artwork enters a new dimension, as the virtual universe opens up and new artistic possibilities arise. Felländer takes the process a step further and creates portal prints – images taken inside this virtual landscape and then brought back into the real world. Coming full circle, the portal print is then brought to life with a 3D printer resulting in a sculptural piece that accompanies the canvas print. Travel into “The Brave Frontier” here: http://bit.ly/MOCAvirtualreality.

Felländer’s work is featured in the collections of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Swedish royal family, the Persson Family (H&M), and several celebrity athletes. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions progressively around the world, including Hamiltons Gallery, London; Camera Work, Berlin; Grand Palais, Paris; and Fotografiska, Stockholm.

“We are very pleased to have secured “How to Unlock a Portal” by Jacob Felländer for his U.S. debut,” says Natasha Colebrook-Williams, MOCA’s Interim Director. “The artist uses traditional conventions as a springboard to explode and expand the concept of image-making. At MOCA, we are proud to embrace international artists such as Felländer, and allow our audiences to enjoy their works.”

An artist reception will take place on Wednesday, December 6, from 7–11 p.m. with an admission cost of $30 to the general public, free to Art Basel Miami Beach VIP ticket holders, MOCA members and North Miami residents.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High res images and videos of “How to Unlock a Portal” can be downloaded at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lxntxncrakygles/AADHAKh09di-QwYUwSaFMk2Ga?dl=0

About Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The Museum is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 1–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $5, and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org, call 305-893-6211 or email info@mocanomi.org.

P&O Technologies, Inc., Developer of 7918 West Drive State-of-the-Art Waterfront Condominium, Receives Unanimous Site Plan Approval at North Bay Village Commission’s Oct. 24 Meeting


North Bay Village, Fla. — Oct. 25, 2017 On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the North Bay Village Commission voted unanimously to provide site plan approval for 7918 West Drive, a uniquely designed, technologically advanced waterfront condominium development planned in Miami’s North Bay Village. The developer is  P&O Global Technologies, Inc., an international leader in surveillance camera systems and other sophisticated technology.

The building, situated on a 33,600-square-foot lot on Biscayne Bay, will now feature:

  • 54 customized residences measuring from 1,337 to 6,210 square feet
  • 99,178 square feet of residential space
  • 10,810 square feet of common areas
  • 147 parking spaces

Self-financed through P&O Technologies, Inc., the project is expected to be completed in summer 2019. Pre-sales will not be used to finance the project. P&O Technologies, Inc., expects units to be offered at a starting price of $650 per square foot.

“We are extremely pleased to have received a unanimous vote of approval for our site plan from the North Bay Village Commission,” said Maurizio Pejoves, director of P&O Global Technologies, Inc. “We listened to local residents and the commission, and are happy to introduce advanced technology architecture to North Bay Village.

“This upscale development is certain to attract buyers looking for a private, peaceful home with mesmerizing views, but at the same time centrally located to nearby attractions,” he continued.

A true state-of-the-art structure, 7918 West Drive boasts panoramic views of the thriving entertainment district of North Bay Village and Biscayne Bay, as well as beautiful views of the open water to the west.

7918 West Drive is designed by world renowned designer Juan Azulay, founder and director of MTTR MGMT, an award-winning creative practice. His design and media arts work has received over 12 recognized international awards. His work has been included in prestigious exhibitions like the 2011 Ville Fertile at Cite de l’Architecture et Patrimoine in Paris and is part of the permanent collection at the MAK in Vienna. He focuses his design practice on forward-thinking parametric design, research and digital fabrication.

“7918 is incredibly unique, and will be one of the Intracoastal Waterway’s most desired pieces of waterfront real estate,” said Azulay. “Embodying the epitome of advanced technology, we used digital design parametric methodologies to optimize the building’s form, as exemplified in the profile and configuration of balconies and its dynamic mullion vertical design element.”

About 7918 West Drive

7918 West Drive is a 19-story, 54-residence waterfront condominium development located in Miami’s North Bay Village. Situated directly on Biscayne Bay and close to Biscayne Blvd., the development presents a tranquil environment, yet is within close proximity of exciting attractions. Developed by P&O Technologies, Inc., an international leader in surveillance camera systems and other sophisticated technology, 7918 features the utmost in modern technology. This includes facial and license plate recognition analytics as well as customized software automatization for the ultimate in privacy, security and convenience. It is located at 7918 West Drive, North Bay Village, FL 33141. For more information, contact Kristina Novikova, developer’s sales executive at contact@7918westdrive.com

Rachel Sapoznik, Founder, CEO & President of Sapoznik Insurance, Named a Finalist for the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business


Miami, Fla. — Oct. 23, 2017 — Rachel Sapoznik, Founder, CEO & President of Sapoznik Insurance, based in North Miami Beach, was named a finalist for the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year — Business Services — 11 to 2,500 Employees — All Other Industries, category. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the companies they run.

Finalists were selected by the average scores of more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees. The results — Gold, Silver and Bronze winners — will be announced at the Stevies’ 14th annual awards dinner on Nov. 17 in New York City.

“Every year we say that the current crop of Stevies for Women nominations couldn’t be better, and the next year we’re proven wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges’ scores and comments bear witness to the fact that this year we will honor a truly remarkable class of women and women-led organizations in New York on November 17.”

Sapoznik Insurance is currently the largest employee benefits agency, as well as one of the largest independently owned agencies, in the South Florida region. She is an expert on healthcare reform, corporate wellness, and entrepreneurship, and has been featured in several national and local mediums. She stands out as a passionate voice emphasizing the value and necessity of education and wellness in helping manage costs for the employer while improving the lives of their employees.

“I am incredibly honored to be named a finalist for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, especially as we celebrate our 30th anniversary,” said Sapoznik. “Thirty years ago, I took a huge leap and founded Sapoznik Insurance from my home. Today, we help companies around the country make health a priority without the fear of offering health insurance they cannot afford. We support companies making the paradigm shift from ‘sick care’ to ‘well care,’ and empower employees to achieve physical and financial well-being while strengthening companies’ bottom lines.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About Sapoznik Insurance

Sapoznik Insurance is an employee benefits agency focusing on health and wellness education and personal accountability for health.  As the largest employee benefits agency and one of the largest independently owned agencies in the South Florida region, Sapoznik Insurance partners with businesses which truly care about their employees.  The company transforms its wellness expertise into a healthier bottom line for its clients.  The agency was founded in 1987 by native Miamian and published author, Rachel Sapoznik.  For more information, call 1.877.948.8887, visit www.sapoznik.com or email info@sapoznik.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.