It is often the case that the best things in life are shared. Join Product/81 Creative Lab and Butter Gallery this Basel season when it opens its doors to welcome the great city of Detroit as part of the collaborative exhibition, Mi Casa es su Casa. This collaboration, inspired by the differences and similarities surrounding Miami & Detroit, will be hosted in both the Product/81 Creative Lab and the Gesamtkunstwerk building. The weeklong program, designed to house the creative community, will include a series of events, talks and a shared workspace.
Art Basel is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Throughout the first week of December, on what has been referred to as Art Week, Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions and dynamic cultural events at museums and galleries across the city.
Design Miami/ 2013 will host several installations that celebrate and reflect upon Miami’s unique visual landscape: our midcentury modern style (also known as Miami Modern, or MiMo), vivid tropical vistas, and diverse architectural vernacular. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the galleries, commissions, and collaborations that will pay tribute, examine, and even integrate the aesthetics and materials that make Miami, Miami.
To raise awareness for the Florida Everglades, Miami-based artist and photographer Lloyd Goradesk created, Gator In The Bay, a colossal floating reptile – a giant 100 foot gator, the length of a football field. You may have caught it last year, if not, look over this December to the waters of Biscayne Bay from the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island when Art Basel Miami Beach rips into town December 5-8th.
Fringe is a series of public art projects, commissioned for DWNTWN Art Days, that challenge the formal exhibition space by offering visitors an art experience based on site, context, situation specificity. This years Fringe was curated by Legal Art resident, Amanda Sanfilippo. We documented many of them for those who weren’t able to make it out, except Standard Custom Logo Bench (above) - a ready-made park bench by Tom Scicluna (Miami), and Pennies From Heaven, composed of a heap of nearly $1000 in change in an outdoor fountain and stolen overnight.
The Go! Shop presented the Strangeways group show at the Nice Look Gallery at the Wynwood Walls in celebration of the Strangeways Magazine release.
The group exhibition featured various artists who have contributed to past publications and the new magazine debut. Kubiat Nnamdie, Johnny Laderer, Augor, Dana Goldstein, Emmett Moore, Nick Lobo, Monica Uszerowicz, Steve Saiz, Jessy Nite, Brian Butler, Ahol, Denise Ekendahl, Patti Hernandez, Jill Weisberg, Luis Pinto and John Vale represented Miami as a strong group of up and coming artists. They showcased some of their most recent works ranging in artistic practice from video to sculpture, photography, site specific installation, drawing and print.
Public art can be disappointing, often displeasing and unrefined. Fret not, with some help from the City of Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art has curated an art programtc: temporary contemporary to bring artwork, which would make any Miamian proud, to the city’s unexpected places.
Imagine walking through a lush tropical garden on a perfect, sun-shining, not a dark cloud in the sky, palm-breezy Miami day. Not just any garden, but a magical garden of memories and dreams evoking an alternate dimension. Sounds like a great sequence out of a Lynchian surrealist film, but it’s the idea behind the current tc: temporary contemporary public art installation, Pleasure, Fear, and the Pursuit of Happiness, now showing at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.