1. IRL Institute
8395 NE Second Ave., Miami; irl.institute
Tucked away near neighbors such as MADE at the Citadel and Noguchi Breton, IRL Institute (you know, like the internet acronym) is an understated space that relies on the intelligence of its programming to draw viewers. Politically driven and informed by “a desire to fill a niche between the institution, the commercial, and the alternative,” the space is a happy medium between these sometimes dissonant extremes of the art world.
IRL’s next opening is Juan Gonzalez’s Compressor, a sound art installation that seeks to “reinterpret 20th-century futurism and the radical affinities of the Dada movement.” The show’s title is a reference to the audio processing effect that narrows the sonic spectrum; Gonzalez posits “the current cultural fiber of living in a postindustrial society has fundamentally primed our ears to the sounds generated by modern technology.”
Read more here: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/the-ten-best-art-galleries-in-little-haiti-9188063