Untitled, Art. Miami Beach from Dec 5th – Dec 9th arrives soon to our southeastern shores! Here is your complete guide to this international curated art fair as it embarks on its seventh edition in Miami Beach with a dynamic roster of 133 international exhibitors from 29 countries and 55 cities.
Design Miami/ has announced their 2018 gallery program. Returning for the fourteenth edition from December 4th–9th, this edition features thirty-four presentations from twelve countries.
Exhibiting founding galleries include Cristina Grajales Gallery, LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown, Galerie Patrick Seguin and Magen H Gallery.
Newcomers to Miami Beach include Functional Art Gallery, Etage Projects, John Keith Russell and Side Gallery. Continue reading “Design Miami/ Miami Beach 2018 Gallery Program”
It’s been a tumultuous year in the design and art world. From superstar architect Richard Meier’s sexual harassment scandal to Banksy’s pranking of Sotheby’s, to the David Hockney painting’s record breaking 90.3 Million sale at Christie’s , the keyword for 2018 has been upheaval.
As Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami/ approaches, I’m taking a quick look back at last December’s editions. Continue reading “Rewind: Art Basel Miami Beach & Design Miami/ 2017”
WHO: Superfine! ArtFair! A sleeker, sexier, smarter art fair that still manages to stay friendly and approachable, the second edition of Superfine! NYC touches down in the ever-bustling Meatpacking District this May 2-6. 1,200 works of art by 78 international progressive art galleries, curators, solo projects, and collectives bring their unique perspectives to New York’s top emerging art fair. 2018’s fair continues to break down barriers between New Yorkers hungry to expand their own collections, and the artists and galleries at the forefront of new contemporary art.
WHAT: The caliber of the exhibiting artists and galleries is outshone only by their passion for a friendly, transparent, and approachable new art market. You’ll discover countless ways to appreciate and take home our cutting-edge artists and galleries’ offerings. Whatever your taste, you’ll fall in love with art at Superfine! NYC, and have a good time doing it. It will feature a full daily and nightly program including the Twilight Vernissage Preview Opening Night, a Dim Sum Collectors’ Dinner and a Girls’ Night Out (For Art!), in partnership with the Lower Eastside Girls Club, benefitting local female-driven arts organizations.
WHERE: 459 West 14th Street, NY, NY
For more event details visit: SuperFine.World
Image:Courtesy of Superfine! Art Fair!
In this most meta of meta experiences during Miami Design Week 2017, Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen welcome guests into their living room with A Wild Thing, at Design Miami/ 2017. Commissioned by Airbnb, the installation by muller van severen is an intimate exploration of the shared home.
The space at Design Miami/ is a precise replica of the designers’ living room in Ghent. Their furniture, artworks, books and other objects will be on location in their ‘home away from home’, a special opportunity for visitors to experience how they live. Interactive lightboxes with recorded scenes from their living room windows will transport visitors to their home in Belgium, immersing visitors in their local surroundings as well as their home. Simultaneously, the design duo has shared their home in Ghent on Airbnb.
Known for their creation of beautiful pieces of furniture and art, with this collaboration muller van severen intends to share the deeper meanings that exist for treasured objects at home – which they label Wild Things. Using directional sound, narratives from their lives have been paired with selected items within the living room, creating a highly immersive installation and illustrating the invisible connection between hosts and guests- a truly Airbnb experience.
Each narrative is a personal anecdote from Fien and Hannes, reflecting the meaningful connections they each have with the objects on display. A painting by Hannes’ grandfather, noted artist Dan Van Severen, is juxtaposed with a chair made by the couple’s young daughter. Ambient sounds of the fireplace and the family dinner table are interspersed with sculpture, important books and other artworks – playing on the contrast between high design and the sentimental keepsakes that make up their home.
The installation aims to conjure an understanding of muller van severen’s family stories, daily routines, personal style, and network of friends, creating the essence of home and homecoming in a public space.
“Airbnb is committed to giving voice to a new generation of designers. With this installation we also give voice to objects of beauty and design. The design, arrangement and mood of our homes, as well as the connections and experiences that occur within them, can represent our values and ourselves. As a platform, Airbnb empowers interactions between people who might never otherwise connect, cultivating an appreciation of place, resources, and rituals. When staying in an Airbnb home, one experiences life as it is, not as it is pretended.” says Andrew Speyer, Airbnb Regional Brand Marketing Director for the Americas.
A Wild Thing continues Airbnb’s mission of curating creative talent from around the world. Following Passeggiata (Milan, April 2017), Sobremesa (Miami, December 2016), Makers and Bakers (Milan, April 2016), Housewarming (Milan, April 2015), and A Place Called Home (London, September 2014), A Wild Thing is the brand’s latest project inviting some of the world’s most innovative and exciting designers to explore the shared home.
Open to Public – December 6 – 10, 2017
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
For Miami Design Week 2017, Design Miami/ has partnered with COS, the fashion brand of choice for men and women who like their design timeless and modern, to stage the COS x Studio Swine installation, New Spring, Miami at one of the most iconic Miami Beach Art Deco locations, The Temple House.
Following its celebrated award winning debut during Salone del Mobile in Milan, New Spring,Miami is the first stop for this multisensory project.
Studio Swine, is the artistic collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves. They designed the installation around a focal sculpture that emits mist-filled blossoms that burst and evaporate on contact with skin, but that live on momentarily when met with textured fabrics.
Karin Gustafsson, Creative Director of COS, said of the plans “New Spring, Miami, to me symbolizes exactly what we aim to do with our artist collaborations at COS: create work that reaches as many people as possible and ignites long-lasting partnerships. Alex and Azusa are such wonderful talents, we are so pleased to take this project to Miami Beach.”
“Design Miami/ is thrilled to partner with COS for our 2017 show,” said Rodman Primack, Chief Creative Officer of Design Miami/. “Experiencing COS and Studio Swine’s New Spring installation at Milan Design Week was especially meaningful for Design Miami/ as Studio Swine were selected by us as 2015 Designers of the Future. Collaborating with a thoughtful brand like COS who continues to support new and emerging talent in innovative ways is extremely satisfying and we all look forward to bringing this energy and vision to the fair with Studio Swine’s multi-sensory, interactive offering for all design enthusiasts to enjoy in Miami.”
Adding this exhibition to my Miami Design Week “Must See” list!
The installation will be located at The Temple House, 1415 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach from Wednesday 6 December until Sunday 10 December 2017.
Wednesday 6 December: 11am-7pm
Thursday 7 December: 11am – 5pm
Friday 8 December: 11am-7pm
Saturday 9 December: 11am-7pm
Sunday 10 December: 11am – 6pm
*Images courtesy COS and Studio Swine