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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

Gulfstream Park Shows its Support of the LGBTQ Community with Taste of Equality Event, Which Raised Close to $9,000 for Equality Florida


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Oct. 24, 2017 — Gulfstream Park, a multi-faceted dining, shopping and entertainment destination located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, actively engages with the local communities throughout the year with various events and fundraisers which includes the support of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Mirroring its support of the LGBTQ community, Gulfstream Park recently held its Taste of Equality Event on Oct. 11 for the third consecutive year.

The event raised almost $9,000 for Equality Florida, the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing equal rights for Florida’s LGBTQ community with over 270,000 members statewide and over 75,000 in South Florida. Funds raised will benefit Equality Florida’s Safe and Healthy Schools Project, a pioneering new initiative to end LGBTQ bias in schools.

More than 150 guests registered to participate in the evening bringing friends and family to indulge in fabulous tasty bites and savory sips throughout the property. One hundred percent of the food and drink- was donated by Gulfstream Park restaurants Adena Grill & Wine Bar, Brio Tuscan Grille, Frankey’s Sports Bar, Il Gusto Ristorante Italiano, La Pizzeria, Le Macaron, Mijana Lebanese Cuisine, PlugIN Karaoke, Rok:Brgr, Strike 10 Bowling, Ten Palms, Texas de Brazil, Williams Sonoma, and Yard House.

Guests made their way around the village in lively groups stopping off at their favorite spots for sips and bites. Some of the favorites included the Black Pepper Shrimp at Brio Tuscan Grille, the Loaded Tater Tots at Rok:Brgr, the Ooey-Gooey Pumpkin Bars at Williams Sonoma and the Coconut Lime Ceviche at Adena Grill – just to name a few! Guests also brought the house down at PlugIN Karaoke, unleashing their inner Beyonce and Madonna.

Gigi Diaz from local radio station 93.9 MIA kept the crowd going as the emcee for the evening and had the crowd dancing with some great jams.

Guests also took part in on-site entertainment, shopping specials, raffles, spectacular prizes and more. Other participating businesses who helped to make the night a raging success included Crate & Barrel, Ideal Image, Pottery Barn, The Container Store, West Elm, and Z Gallerie. The raffle was a huge hit with guests as they cheered and even danced their way up to the stage to claim their winnings.

Most importantly, the Taste of Equality provides an opportunity to bring South Floridians together to celebrate and support the diversity of our community.

“The Taste of Equality keeps getting better and better,” said Paul Parme, attendee and owner of Miami’s Planet Lighting + Living. “The restaurant selection expands every year with more great-tasting food. My only regret is that I did not make it through a bite at every stop on my passport … I will definitely be back next year!”

About Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park not only offers world-class thoroughbred horse racing, but is also home to an exciting array of adult and kid-friendly venues including over 15 restaurants, outdoor cafes, nightclubs, two casinos, art galleries, fashion retailers, sports bars, state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a renowned selection of signature home stores. Newly-added venues include Color Me Mine, and PlugIN — with 18 private karaoke rooms, and an upcoming expansion will include a luxury movie theater. Gulfstream Park is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95. Valet service and complimentary self-parking are available. Gulfstream Park is open seven days a week. For hours, schedules, upcoming events and additional information, visit www.gulfstreampark.com or call 954-454-7000.