Monday August 22, 2005

For Rent

Are you like us? Do you hate writing about things that sound like they’re going to be good? We hereby present you with an offical Critical Miami regurgitated press release:

MIAMI WORKERS CENTER PRESENTS FOR RENT: who will pay the price? AN ANTI-GENTRIFICATION ART EXHIBITION

August 22, 2005, Miami, FL—- In the face of Miami’s unprecedented real estate boom, Miami Worker’s Center and RENT (Regional Equity for Neighborhoods and Tenants) have partnered with Miami Light Project to present FOR RENT an exhibition of gentrification artwork and film.

Featuring the work of photographer Meg Pukel, Protest and Anti-Gentrification Art-work and Propaganda as well as the films Boom The Sound of Eviction directed by Francine Cavanaugh, A. Mark Liiv, and Adams Wood, Fenced Out by FIERCE, Paper Tiger TV, and the Neutral Zone and Straight out of Scott by LIFFT and the Miami Workers Center, FOR RENT will showcase the detrimental effect that gentrification and development has had in communities around the nation. Also featured will be a trailer for BOOMTOWN FEVER, Miami-based filmmaker’s Lisandro Pérez-Rey’s Miami Light Project commissioned documentary about Miami’s real estate explosion.

Created in anticipation of RENT’s September 10th Town Hall meeting, FOR RENT’s objective is to bring attention to the other side of the glitz and glamour that developers and marketers push when promoting condo lifestyles. FOR RENT gives voice to the history built by communities and artists. It is this history that is threatened by the wave of gentrification sweeping the city. This art show asks, and begins to answer: Who will pay the price?

FOR RENT: who will pay the price?
At
The Light Box
3000 Biscayne Blvd #100, Miami, FL 33137
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
7:00pm
FREE
For more information call 305. 759.8717

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