PULSE Miami Beach – PULSE PROJECTS + SPECIAL COMMISSION 2017

DESIGN MIAMI/ 2017: COS X STUDIO SWINE STAGE NEW SPRING, MIAMI

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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 duo Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves

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.

Opening times:

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

NADA Miami 2017

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has a venue change this year from the Deauville Beach Resort to Ice Palace Studios due to the damages the resort suffered from a fire and then Hurricane Irma.

“NADA is committed to producing a distinctive event in Miami for our exhibitors and the public. We have always sought to provide the best conditions for presenting art in a fair environment, and we’re pleased to have swiftly arranged to host the fair at the Ice Palace Studios in Downtown Miami,” said Heather Hubbs, NADA Executive Director. “As the previous home of NADA in Miami from 2004 to 2008, we are confident that the Ice Palace Studios will provide an ideal location for this year’s fair.”

VIP Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 7, 10am–12pm

Opening Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 7, 12–2pm

Open to the Public
Thursday, December 7, 2–7pm
Friday, December 8, 11am–7pm
Saturday, December 9, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 10, 11am–5pm

Admission:
$40 Run of Show
$20 Single Day
$10 Senior / Student

Purchase tickets online here.

Proceeds raised from NADA Miami ticket sales will go towards the NADA International Gallery Prize, an initiative supporting first-time exhibitors traveling internationally to exhibit at NADA Miami in 2018.

Location:
Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue

About NADA
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art. In addition NADA hosts two fairs a year: New York, and Miami.

NADA Projects
Inaugurated in 2010, NADA Projects is a unique programmatic platform for presenting new art within the art fair environment. The discrete, self-contained booths are specifically designed to highlight small-scale presentations from emerging galleries and independent organizations.

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Supporting the Arts: Broward Cultural Division Seat at the Table Discussion

Lousy weather did not stop me or some of the regions arts movers and shakers from attending the “Seat at the Table (for the future of Broward Arts)” at the Broward Cultural Division this evening.   In attendance were people from the visual arts, theater arts, filmmakers, dancers, musicians, teachers, arts organization chairs, curators, collectors, an art appraiser and  other arts disciplines – all of us united by our serious concerns for the future of the arts in the county.

The origin of this event was based from the exchange of ideas at an earlier event that took place last month: “Art, Culture and the Creative Economy in Ft. Lauderdale” Panel Discussion at Pipeline Workspaces. 

While there was no official agenda, there was a considerable amount of sharing of information that made 2 hours fly by.  At the start we were given large index cards with instructions to draw or write what our vision or mission for the future of the arts in Broward is. These we learned would be complied for a future slideshow as part of the branding for moving those visions forward.

Then we learned about the Creation Station Lab,  covered a brief overview of advocacy techniques, and did get to discuss a couple of  the visions attendees had for the future of the arts in the region.

Robert Anstett, Coordinator for Digital Initiatives for Broward County Libraries
Grace Kewl-Durfey, Broward Cultural Division Arts Administrator
Broward Arts Connection Framework

Afterwards, there was time for some quick networking where I got to exchange information with several amazing creators and found out about a great monthly event in Historic Sistrunk from writer/director educator Darius Daughtry ,  and  about her upcoming film about domestic violence and  her dating web series from actress/producer Sandra Justice :

Art Prevails Projects Presents Saturday Sessions
Bae Night

 

Upcoming Film “loving Till It Hurts”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For sure, I’m looking forward to the next Seat at the Table Discussion session and to being more involved in the Broward County local arts scene.

Special thanks to artist + writer Kristin M Beck of Art Buzz Studio for telling me about this great event!

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Week – Post-Election Funk Casts a Shadow on the Hottest Art Fair Week of the Year

After a particularly nasty and grueling U.S. election season complete with shocking outcome, I have to admit my usual Art Basel – Miami Beach Week excitement had been smushed a few notches.

As the invites rolled in, I found myself confronting a post-election malaise. I wondered if I should just take a pass this year from the many fabulous contemporary art and design world events and Netflix binge instead, sequestering myself in a dark room hoping that this all was a bad dream.

I am so very glad I did not go down the path of least movement but instead ventured out to commiserate with fellow attendees, exhibitors, designers, curators, artists and journalists at the temporary crossroads of the best in contemporary art and collectible design.

Wherever I went, no matter the happening, event or exhibition, I had the best conversations with complete strangers or people who “knew” me from my social media channels but hadn’t met me in person yet.  I took tons of photos and  some videos (not as much as I would have liked). 

While I did not get to see everything I wanted to see, I did see a lot, so stay tuned for upcoming posts!