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10 T R O P I C M A G A Z I N E SamSon Kambalu: nyau Cinema NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of London-based, Malawian artist Samson Kambalu. Featuring 12 of the artist's recent films, Samson Kambalu: Nyau Cinema will be on view from November 23, 2016 — April 23, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater, NSU Art Museum Director and Chief Curator. A conceptual artist, ethnomusicologist and writer, whose work includes site-specific installations, video, performance art and novels, Samson Kambalu humorously challenges canonical ideas about the history of ideas, art and religion while ex- ploring issues of identity and freedom of expression. Kambalu's work is informed by his Malawi culture, his fascination with German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and the Protestant tradition of inquiry, criticism and dissent. Kambalu screens his films in specially designed installations that complement the spirit of the films. tropic panorama Now in its 14th year, Art | Basel | Miami Beach features 269 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa showing significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large-scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park. Tickets can be purchased online or at the show venue, the Miami Beach Convention Center. Public days are Thursday, December 1st through Sunday, December 4th. artbasel.com/miami-beach Art | BAsel | MiAMi BeAch Just in time for the 60th anniversary of the world's greatest Tiki establishment is the release of Tim "Swanky" Glazner's new volume, chronicaling decades of celebrities and playboys, and the beautiful women working here who used the Mai Kai as a jumping off point for adventure and fame. Glazner packs the book with stories and over 400 images, documenting the history, allure and enduring legacy of this restaurant, which has, over time, become the Tiki era's ultimate icon. The hard cover book of 179 pages is available for $39.99 through Schifferbooks.com Mai Kai: HiSTory & MySTery of THe iconic TiKi reSTauranT Photo: Samson Kambalu, Moses (Burning Bush), 2015, Digital color, 32 seconds, Courtesy of the Artist and Kate MacGarry, London. Mai Kai: History and Mystery of The Iconic Restaurant by Tim Glazner Schifferbooks.com November 23, 2016 April 23, 2017 Nsuartmuseum.org

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