Monday, March 25, 2019

Outspoken and Arrested! Visual artist Muu Blanco responds to Venezuelan crisis with multimedia presentation at The Box Gallery

Outspoken and Arrested!
Visual artist Muu Blanco responds to Venezuelan crisis with multimedia presentation at

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
www.TheBoxGallery.info
PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

BLACK POINT
Friday, April 5, 2019 | 7 PM



BLACK POINT
Performance and Installation
MUU BLANCO

Visual artist and sound-art creative Muu Blanco responds first hand to the Venezuelan crisis on April 5th, 2019 at The Box Gallery with a powerful installation that includes video and imagery of his personal experience of his arrest and the current climate of the country... contact PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

Artista plastico responde a la crisis en Venezuela Abril 5, 2019 en la galeria The Box Gallery con una gran precentacion visual de video y musica. Muu Blanco Special Invitational Performance and Installation



Special “Collective Action” 2019
“Black Point” by Muu Blanco
Essay 
by Sandra Pinardi, Caracas




MUU explains it: “a black circle surrounded by white materializes the image of a bullet piercing through the human body. It is also the vanishing point for blood and bodily fluids. Blackpoint recreates the focal spot that symoolizes the beginning and the end of an object’s track that breaks unexpectedly and violently in a body. Entrance and exit, greeting and farewell, and evident and indelible seal”. Blackpoint is, precisely, that “black hole” that is able to absorb and dissolve –in an unpredictable instant- the stillness of our everyday and its certainties, its rituals
and possibilities.

Venezuela is heterogeneous, not because of its cultural or racial mixture, but because it is made of shreds, of disperse and diverse narratives that overlap, oppose and even obliterate each other, that deny and afflict violence upon themselves. In these last years that fragmentary condition has been increased, dividing the social body in fractions that disavow one another, so the nation –that text built by and for everyone, from agreements and symbolic practices became unreachable, splitting and plunging itself between an ungraspable, nostalgic identity and an insufficient, fissured, impossible everyday.

Blackpoint, the performance in two movements by MUU Blanco, wanders trough the cracks and wounds of that unreachable nation that is Venezuela nowadays, amongst-us and for everyone, and does it by installing himself precisely in the arduous site of its tensions, disconnections and controversies and reflecting on two antagonistic narratives: on the one hand, the heroic which deals with identity and patriotic values (allegorized by the beauty of its landscapes and is territory) and, on the other, the raw sonic and visual attestation of the violence -and repression- that abducts and taints its own social body (documented in the events that occurred in Caracas, from February and March 2014). Amongst these two narrations, one of them symbolic and aesthetic (the landscapes) and the other being broken and elusive (the facts), MUU’s work installs itself as a calling, almost an outcry, to starkly acknowledge the place where one lives and the place each one of us occupies in it, to reflect on the both personal and collective task of fighting against the diffuse ways in which evil is present, beyond our own wishes and personal opinions.

In this calling, this outcry, MUU is accompanied by RĂ¼diger Safranski who, in his book Evil or the drama of freedom, undertakes a dense historical reflection on the ways in which evil occurs in the world and how man, in the search of its own possibilities of becoming human tries to counteract it. In this historical task of facing evil RĂ¼diger Safranski grants art a meaningful role, not because of its capacity to produce beauty (and with it, good, as Plato would say) but, on the contrary, because art is able to gather –or funnel- in present life –and in presence itself- the intensities, potentialities and risks that are necessary to bring into play –that is, make way tofreedom, that difficult and fragile faculty that allows us to act being what we are. As a discourse, Blackpoint thematizes freedom, its weaknesses, choices and liabilities, and does
so by facing that unavoidable –and also irrepressible- reality that situates us as part of a sociopolitical weave that surpasses us but in which we are not only participants but responsible.

That is why Blackpoint is not exactly a performance but a sort of “collective action” in which all spectator will be unavoidably an active participant who will have to deal with the contradictions displayed, that will forcefully answer to sounds as is absorbed by images, its sequences, overlaps and inconsistencies. In this sense, Blackpoint proposes itself as an event –as a happening- in the most literal sense of the word: it is a collective –public and political- space in which something common is imposed and agitated; something n common builds stories, encounters, citations, clashes and meetings.

As we said, Blackpoint two different narratives polemicize: at first, beautiful sequences of paintings –landscapes- recover the “heroic deed” of giving birth to a nation on an Eden-like land, a land filled with riches and beauties, a land so generous that has been able to obliterate any other form of civic constitution. The landscape, so, represents in Venezuela not only a pictorial genre, but a symbolic formula from which the nation becomes potentiality, heritage and welfare: the landscape is at the same time an identity statement and a model for existence.

This heroic sequence is accompanied by a musical fusion in which heterogeneity affirms its own strength, and where the Latin substrate is at the time founding and fundamental. An introduction of joy and recognition, of appearance and festiveness: a commemorative start in which MUU attends his possessions, his assets –as a person and as a member of a social body- with the lucid irony of the one who knows that there, in the activity of becoming a territory, danger and impotence are also housed.

This first narrative is broken, in a demand for assistance –in an emergency- by that in
crescendo testimony, by real screams and shots there heard, by a swarm of images captured on the streets, in which the insurmountable fractures and wounds of a rickety and decomposed social body are shown. This testimony, far from being structured as a “narrative” inscribes itself precisely as the place in where there is no longer possible to narrate, where stories are dismantled and dissolved, where the amongst-all shows itself as impossible and freedom, in any of its possible assumptions, is fractured. Superimposed on the heroic narrative of landscapes, the images and sounds of protests come to show how what has been outraged and violated is life itself: the life of this social body that we are, more and more, ceasing to be; a social body that faces and cripples itself. In the end, as MUU announces, what remains is the Blackpoint, that bottomless absence, that void, that calls on each one for an answer to
rebuild the limits of what is doable in order to assume strangeness before ourselves and the others. 


Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Boynton Beach Art District: Where art Comes Alive!

The Boynton Beach Art District
406-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Where art Comes Alive!


KeroWacked April 7, 2019 2-10 | May 18, 2019 6-10 pm

Two magical art events are right around the corner from you at the Boynton Beach Art District.  On April 7, 2018 the Industrial Park lights up the neighborhood with the sounds of live music during a day long multimedia festival celebrating the Beat Generation for it 8th annual KeroWacked Fest.
On May 18, 2019 the award winning best artwalk in Palm Beach County starts at 6 pm. featuring local fare, live music, open art studios, and a whole lot of fun. The oldest and most established arts enclave on Palm Beach and Broward county the Boynton Beach Art District has been home to many professional artists and craftsmen since the 80's.

Artists and Vendors may contact us directly at


KeroWACKED 2019
April 7, 2019 2-10 pm

8th Annual KeroWACKED MultiMedia Fest 2019  

The Boynton Beach Art District
410 W.Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida

Sunday April 7, 2019 from 2-10 PM

FREE OUT DOOR EVENT!

An all day outdoor celebration of art, music, and dance that is organized by Rolando Chang Barrero  that is inspired by the 
"love festivals" of the BEAT Generation, 

KeroWACKED will feature musicians and artists in all media from around South Florida who come together once a year to create an unforgettable experience for the tri-county community.

Resident Artists Open Studios,Performance Art, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Trucks, Poetry, Live Painting, and lots of music!


Vendor Information:
The Arts and Crafts Vendor fee is only $40 and can be paid  via PayPal.com  to RolandoBarrero@Mac.com
The Food Vendor fee is only $80 and can be paid  via PayPal.com  to RolandoBarrero@Mac.com

10’ x 10’ space only $40 Limited Spaces…

We Provide Access To Electricity for Lighting ONLY
You need to provide you tents, chairs, tables, clip lights, power strips and cords...

Sponsored by:


Special guests musicians:

Acoustic Stage 1-6 PM

Colton Dale Carmen
Singer songwriter




Rod Dusinberre
Singer songwriter

Bill Hartman
Singer songwriter

Diogo Das Virgens
Artist, Singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter



LIVE BAND Stage 5-8 PM

5 PM The Broken Howl
The Broken Howl is an Americana/Indie band from South Florida, with a focus on lyrically driven songs and music.



6 PM Koffin Varnish
formed May 2012 as an Americana band. Marvin Ray Hawkins fronts the band and sings while playing incredible solos on the upright bass. Michele Woofter plays a Fender Rhodes,various synths, & a theramin. Once they added drum pro Shaun Bailey from New Jersey with his amazing playing style, it had changed the sound dramatically moving them in a more experimental and progressive nature. Their versatility allows them to book any genre. Their originality and professionalism has landed them gigs from opening up for National acts at Revolution & the Ft. Lauderdale International Film festival. 



7 PM Tony Kapel and Maitejosune Urrechaga  of Pocket of Lollipops

Part band, part immersive sound project, Miami's Pocket Of Lollipops is an exceptional musical experience. Made up of Maitejosune Urrechaga and Tony Kapel, the duo explores a wide landscape of noise and noise-making techniques. This band delivers not only original and well-crafted music but a wonderful encounter with the bizarre that transcends artistic boundaries. -Jasmine Bourgeois, TomTom Magazine



8 PM

Special “Collective Action” 2019 “Black Point” by Muu Blanco


BLACK POINT
Performance and Installation by 
MUU BLANCO 


"Blackpoint two different narratives polemicize: at first, beautiful sequences of

paintings –landscapes- recover the “heroic deed” of giving birth to a nation on an Eden-like

land, a land filled with riches and beauties, a land so generous that has been able to obliterate
any other form of civic constitution. The landscape, so, represents in Venezuela not only a
pictorial genre, but a symbolic formula from which the nation becomes potentiality, heritage
and welfare: the landscape is at the same time an identity statement and a model for existence.
This heroic sequence is accompanied by a musical fusion in which heterogeneity affirms its
own strength, and where the Latin substrate is at the time founding and fundamental."


May 18, 2019 Art Walk 








8th Annual KeroWACKED Multimedia Festival 2019 in Boynton Beach Florida



8th Annual KeroWACKED MultiMedia Fest 2019!
  
The Boynton Beach Art District

410 W.Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida



8th Annual KeroWACKED MultiMedia Fest 2019  

The Boynton Beach Art District
410 W.Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida

Sunday April 7, 2019 from 2-10 PM

FREE OUT DOOR EVENT!

An all day outdoor celebration of art, music, and dance that is organized by Rolando Chang Barrero  that is inspired by the 
"love festivals" of the BEAT Generation, 

KeroWACKED will feature musicians and artists in all media from around South Florida who come together once a year to create an unforgettable experience for the tri-county community.

Resident Artists Open Studios,Performance Art, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Trucks, Poetry, Live Painting, and lots of music!


Vendor Information:
The Arts and Crafts Vendor fee is only $40 and can be paid  via PayPal.com  to RolandoBarrero@Mac.com
The Food Vendor fee is only $80 and can be paid  via PayPal.com  to RolandoBarrero@Mac.com
10’ x 10’ space only $40 Limited Spaces…

We Provide Access To Electricity for Lighting ONLY
You need to provide you tents, chairs, tables, clip lights, power strips and cords...

Sponsored by:



See schedule below:



DJ AMMIJ 


Special guests musicians:

Acoustic Stage 1-6 PM



Colton Dale Carmen
Singer songwriter

Rod Dusinberre
Singer songwriter

Bill Hartman
Singer songwriter




Diogo Das Virgens
Artist, Singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter

LIVE BAND Stage 5-8 PM



5 PM The Broken Howl
The Broken Howl is an Americana/Indie band from South Florida, with a focus on lyrically driven songs and music.



6 PM Koffin Varnish
formed May 2012 as an Americana band. Marvin Ray Hawkins fronts the band and sings while playing incredible solos on the upright bass. Michele Woofter plays a Fender Rhodes,various synths, & a theramin. Once they added drum pro Shaun Bailey from New Jersey with his amazing playing style, it had changed the sound dramatically moving them in a more experimental and progressive nature. Their versatility allows them to book any genre. Their originality and professionalism has landed them gigs from opening up for National acts at Revolution & the Ft. Lauderdale International Film festival. 



7 PM Tony Kapel and Maitejosune Urrechaga  of Pocket of Lollipops

Part band, part immersive sound project, Miami's Pocket Of Lollipops is an exceptional musical experience. Made up of Maitejosune Urrechaga and Tony Kapel, the duo explores a wide landscape of noise and noise-making techniques. This band delivers not only original and well-crafted music but a wonderful encounter with the bizarre that transcends artistic boundaries. -Jasmine Bourgeois, TomTom Magazine


8 PM

Special “Collective Action” 2019 “Black Point” by Muu Blanco


BLACK POINT
Performance and Installation by 
MUU BLANCO 

"Blackpoint two different narratives polemicize: at first, beautiful sequences of

paintings –landscapes- recover the “heroic deed” of giving birth to a nation on an Eden-like
land, a land filled with riches and beauties, a land so generous that has been able to obliterate
any other form of civic constitution. The landscape, so, represents in Venezuela not only a
pictorial genre, but a symbolic formula from which the nation becomes potentiality, heritage
and welfare: the landscape is at the same time an identity statement and a model for existence.
This heroic sequence is accompanied by a musical fusion in which heterogeneity affirms its
own strength, and where the Latin substrate is at the time founding and fundamental."

Thursday, February 7, 2019

I LOVE BOYNTON BEACH! Lovers Night Out at the Art Walk!

The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426


Join the fun!
Valentine's isn't a one day affair!
Bring your loved ones and your friends for a night out under the stars!

Saturday, February 16, 2019 6-10 PM
Open Studios, Walking Mural Tours, Vendors, Music, Food, and more!
Hundreds of art works and handmade crafts to see and buy!
Special Proclamation to be presented by
Mayor Steven B. Grant
9 PM

RSVP 





Saturday, April 14, 2018

Boynton Beach Art Walk May 12, 2108 6-10 PM

Join us on Saturday May 12 , 2108 from 6-10 PM
The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk!
410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest 2018 Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Boynton Beach...

KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Boynton Beach...
The Boynton Beach Art District is the Place to be!

www.boyntonBeachartdistrict.com


The 7th Annual KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest which opens at noon on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2018  is on of
Palm Beach Counties Most Diverse Gathering of Creatives.
From graffiti artists to print makers and everything in between-The Boynton Beach Art District is truly where art comes alive!

KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest
Organizer: Rolando Chang Barrero
Sunday, April 8, 2018 3-10 PM
The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach Florida 33426