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March 2016 - Dallas

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B esides the Dallas Art Fair, Texas heats up this spring with another international convergence. Photo collectors, critics, curators and artists from across the globe journey to Houston for FotoFest, the 16th International Biennial of Photography and Mixed Media Arts. Mark these dates: March 12 through April 24. The acclaimed biennial kicks off Friday, March 11, with a high-voltage evening focused upon the 32 headlining artists in the FotoFest-organized exhibition, which examines a global hot topic. "Changing Circumstance: Looking at the Future of the Planet" ambitiously brings together photo media artists from nine countries (four continents) to probe planetary problems and propose solutions. FotoFest founders Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, joined by executive director Steven Evans, do the curatorial honors. Expect to hear the term anthropocene, referring to our age of human habitation and its consequences, affecting a litany of environmental issues. Must-sees among the equivalent of the Venice Biennale for the photo world include a 30-year survey of Canadian lensman Edward Burtynsky's heroic images documenting the global march of industrialization and a trio of photographers who have examined conservation issues for National Geographic. Among the Americans in the lineup is University of North Texas professor Dornith Doherty; this 2016 Texas State Artist honoree (also a Guggenheim Fellow) photographs the world's endangered seed banks in a body of work that melds art and science and activism. On a droll note, U.S. collaborators Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman mix humor into their photographic dioramas. (The miniature landscapes are formed from foodstuffs such as Fruit Loops cereal.) For more, tune to our arts channel, Catherine D. Anspon Top of the FOOD CHAIN T here are three steps to dressing like an Italian gentleman: Look smart, be shamelessly seductive and, above all, embrace the fine art of tailoring. Such are the lessons to be learned from Milan–based Canali, which brings its impeccable Italian- made sartorial wares to NorthPark Center this month with the opening of the Canali boutique, the second in Texas; Houston opened in October. The NorthPark store is filled with Italian marble and beautiful etched-glass paneling and stocks suits, jackets and trousers; leisurewear and accessories; formalwear; and most importantly, the made- to-measure department for which Canali is perhaps most famous, coveted by heads of state and street-style stars alike. And while Canali is opening just in time to freshen one's spring wardrobe, the Fall 2016 collection, which just showed at Men's Fashion Week in Milan, imparts lust. Canali creative director Andrea Pompilio pushes the boundaries of traditional bespoke with velvet bomber jackets, shearling overcoats and suiting in green blue and eggplant, along with the more traditional. Canali, NorthPark Center, Linden Wilson SARTORIAL SUITINGS T alk about an announcement that rocked the performing arts world: Starting with the 2018–2019 season, Dallas Symphony Orchestra's music director, Jaap van Zweden, will take up the same reins with the New York Philharmonic. It's bittersweet news for all who have been thrilled by van Zweden's intense, passion-filled conducting style and the excitement that the Amsterdam-born maestro has injected into the DSO since his first season in 2008. The move from the Meyerson to Lincoln Center won't happen fast; van Zweden will serve as conductor laureate of the DSO for the 2020-2021 season, coming to town for a series of select performances. The city is abuzz: Who will fill van Zweden's shoes at the rostrum? His tenure and bright future set the standard quite high. Will van Zweden's globetrotting daughter and the founder of the DSO's inventive Soluna music festival (May 16 through June 5), Anna-Sophia van Zweden, make the move from Texas to NYC, too? (We'd miss her style and her smarts.) One thing is certain: It all seems the perfect plot for a real-life Mozart in the Jungle. Information and tickets Christina Geyer PASSING the BATON Something to CLUCK ABOUT Shannon Wynne is at it again. The visionary and restaurateur has been ahead of the culinary curve since launching his empire of Flying Fish restaurants and Flying Saucer Draught Emporiums in the mid '90s. His Meddlesome Moth, a beloved spot for brunch or a happy-hour brew, opened in 2010, preempting the rapid development and expansion of the Dallas Design District, and his aptly named Lark on the Park opened in Uptown a few years later, just in time for the debut of nearby Klyde Warren Park. Wynne's latest neighborhood of note is the revamped Dallas Farmers Market, which plays home to his newest concept, Mudhen Meat and Greens. Here, the health-conscious clan adores clean offerings — organic, paleo, GMO- free, locally sourced, vegan, pasture- raised and the like appear prolifically on the menu, thanks to in-house nutritionist Mark Herrin — and the gourmand set praises the palatability of it all, from root-vegetable pasta to buffalo meatballs and the build- your-own bowl option that offers 40,000 different meal possibilities. In a moment of wit, cocktails are named after breeds of fowl (go for the Lakenvelder) and crafted at a bar decorated with John Deere decor. Mudhen Meat and Greens, 900 S. Harwood St., 214.698.7000, India Pougher Photo Finish Asian pear nabe Thai strawberry shortcake Hot fried chicken bun COURTESY THE ARTIST; MOODY GALLERY, HOUSTON; AND HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY, DALLAS COURTESY THE ARTISTS Dornith Doherty's Husk Corn (Landrace), 2009, from the series "Archiving Eden," at FotoFest The Canali boutique in Washington, D.C., is much like the new Dallas boutique. Forget chignons and man buns: Top Knot will now best be known as the sister restaurant of sushi hot spot Uchi. The new concept, which actually sits atop Uchi on Maple Avenue, complements the latter's highbrow vibe with a more playful menu of shareable plates that mix the flavors of Southeast Asia, Latin America and Japan. The gourmet East-meets-West fusion is no surprise: Chef de cuisine Angela Hernandez is half-Mexican, half-Korean, and has worked under celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsey and José Andrés. "The hot fried chicken sandwich is my favorite," she says. "We spent over four months perfecting it … You have it once, and you'll crave it." Pair it with a Tongue-Cut Sparrow cocktail, which blends Espolón tequila and Chambord with vanilla and ginger ale. But make your reservation posthaste — after all, the waiting list downstairs is infamously long. Top Knot, 2817 Maple Ave., 214.855.1354, topknotdallas. com. Linden Wilson CLAIRE HOGAN CLAIRE HOGAN CLAIRE HOGAN RAYNOR BEARDEN Loco Moco with Vital Farms egg, 44 Farms ground beef, bacon patty and Sriracha vinaigrette over cauliflower rice Mudhen Meat and Greens JIMMY NGO Jaap van Zweden SYLVIA ELZAFON Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman's Fruit Loops Landscape, 2012, from the series "Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape," at FotoFest

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