Art, Design – Artists and collectors, gallerists, and curators buckle their belts and gear up for the long-awaited Miami Art and Design Week 2022. Once again, the so-called ‘Magic City’ bustles with creativity with stunning installations, mesmerising performances, fairs, and exhibitions. We have selected ten must-visit destinations starting from Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami.
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Art Basel Miami Beach
1901 Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach.
Marking its 20th anniversary, ArtBasel Miami Beach presents 282 galleries from five continents – the fair’s largest edition to date – and showcases works by the masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars. The Meridians section is dedicated to large-scale, hard-to-fit installations. Louis Vuitton presents works by Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Alex Kats, and more.
In celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary, studio DRIFT presents Franchise Freedom, a flying drone sculpture performing the flight patterns of starlings. A swarm of hundreds of illuminated drones, controlled by Machine learning systems and Artificial Intelligence, will fill the sky above the Art Basel Convention Center [November 29-December 1, 7 pm].
Convention Center Drive between 18th and 19th Streets, Miami Beach.
The 18th edition of Design Miami/ [November 30 – December 4] features 50 galleries and Curio exhibitions, presented alongside a program of partnerships and collaborations. The Golden Age is this year’s overarching theme. Selected by Curatorial Director Maria Cristina Didero, it refers to a metaphorical concept shared across cultures through time and space, whether applied to utopian futures or idealized histories.
Among the best exhibitions, do not miss Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, and the Curio showcase Tuleste Factory, New York. Italian radical design brand Gufram debuts in Miami with a Curio booth realized in collaboration with American music artist A$AP Rocky. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Maison Intègre present a series of eight sculptural wall pieces that pay homage to the expressive nature of West African ritual masks. Southern Guild, Cape Town, returns with a bold exhibition of furniture and functional sculpture, elevating every day towards the divine.
Rock | Roll by German Barnes
Across Miami Design District.
Architect German Barnes has created quirky, colourful, and interactive chairs. The playful seat can be found and enjoyed across the Miami Design District. Titled Rock | Roll, the series “is an ode to the joyful spirit that persists in Miami’s Black communities – a spirit of self-care that is so perfectly embodied in Miami Carnival culture,” said Barnes.
Pink Meditation Buoys by Andrés Reisinger
Faena Beach, Miami.
On Faena Beach, several iridescent ‘pink meditation buoys’ by Andrés Reisinger float along, visible from the shore. They give swimmers a vantage point for reef and local marine life exploration. “We often fail to remember how to stop to observe and reflect, rekindle with our thoughts and the ones of the world.” Says the artist. “This is where ‘Pink Meditation Buoys’ comes from a physical invitation to conjoin and build strength to help the ecosystem and, in turn, ourselves.”
1101 NW 23 Street.
Superblue supports the world’s most innovative artists to bring you trippy, meaningful, and transcendent experiences. Wind your way through a mirrored labyrinth by Es Devlin, discover a transcendent digital environment by teamLab, and enter an enveloping light-based Ganzfeld work by James Turrell. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer expands its Pulse Artworks with an interactive kinetic and glowing installation syncing with visitors’ heartbeats.
Daniel Arsham @ The Row
3925 North Miami Avenue.
The Row, a first-of-its-kind, members-only Metaverse real estate community, makes its first real-world appearance with the debut of the Ares House designed by internationally acclaimed artist Daniel Arsham. The Row exhibition features phygital architectures by Misha Kahn, Alexis Christodoulou, and more. The project is presented by legal and creative collaborators Jayaram, metaverse technology company Everyrealm, and creative production partner Future Galerie and hosted on the metaverse world-building platform Mona. [December 1-3].
Dolce & Gabbana Casa
50 NE 39th Street, Miami.
Fashion company Dolce & Gabbana presents a series of furniture, mise en place accessories, textiles, and decorative objects at its Miami location in partnership with Luxury Living Group. “The patterns of the Collection’s themes evoke a story of love and hospitality, passion and beauty, and the art of living one’s daily life,” said Dolce & Gabbana. From sofas in fine jacquard to lacquered oak tables, from accessorized bar cabinets to armchairs upholstered in petit point embroidery, the furniture pieces present both elements of harmony and contrasts [November 8 to December 4].
Come Stai? by Gaetano Pesce x Bottega Veneta
153 NE 40th Street, Miami.
In its showroom at Miami Design District, Italian fashion brand Bottega Veneta presents a site-specific installation of 400 colourful resin chairs by Gaetano Pesce. Each seat echoes Pesce’s lifelong quest for individuality and diversity. [November 30 to December 4].
801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
SCOPE returns on the sands of Miami Beach to welcome over 150 diverse contemporary exhibitors featuring the new contemporary, a genre that stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement. Originally named the SCOPE foundation, the new contemporary presents daily programming amongst large-scale installations that bend, blend, and transcend genre [November 29, December 4].
12th Street and Ocean Drive.
Untitled Art is the independent art fair taking place annually on the sands of Miami Beach [November 29 – December 3]. This year, the event features 140 international galleries and non-profit arts organizations. The Nest progressive section, developed in response to the economic impact of the pandemic, supports young and emerging galleries.