Miami Art Week: The Ultimate Guide to Public Installations

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Miami Art Week 2022the week of art that frames Art Basel miami beach, goes far beyond the convention center, peripheral fairs and exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions. The streets are filled —in addition to many people and too many cars— with works. In particular, public facilities stand out, which in 2022 stand out for their quantity and quality.

“Not Vacation”

The Betsy a classic Miami Beach hotel.
The Betsy has been one of 12 iconic hotels selected for the No Vacancy, Miami Beach show. (The Betsy)

This juried art competition presented by the The City of Miami Beach and the Convention and Visitors Authority welcomes local artists and invites the public to experience the most iconic hotels as fleeting art destinations in their own right. Now in its third and largest annual edition, Not Vacancy has selected 12 artists to create site-specific works in 12 hotels, including The Avalon, The Betsy, Faena Y Fontainebleau. Miami creators like Brookhart Jonquil, Justin Long, Jessy Nite Y Anthony Wright each received a $10,000 stipend to carry out their project at participating building locations. The facilities will be maintained until December 8, when the winner will be announced.

Where: Miami Beach, various locations

When: from November 17 to December 8

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Rock | Roll” by Germane Barnes

Rock Installation |  Roll by Germane Barnes for Art Basel Miami Beach 2022.
Rock | Roll is a multifaceted installation that draws on the vibrancy of the Miami Carnival. (Germane Barnes)

The Design District has given his 2022 Annual Design Commission to Miami-Based Architect and Designer Germane Barnes. Rock | roll is a multifaceted installation that is based on the vitality of the Miami Carnival to honor communities BIPOC that contribute to the local multi-ethnic culture. Explore the neighborhood to discover and interact with a series of huge, whimsical pods that rock back and forth when activated by users; hundreds of wind chimes evoking the sounds of soca music hung in the trees and a floating dome suspended high and animated by light and sound, which will serve as an anchor for a lively community commission.

Where: Design District, various venues

“Starchild” by FriendsWithYou

Representation of the Starchild installation at Art Basel.
Representation of the installation Starchild, by the artistic duo FriendsWithYou. (Courtesy of FriendsWithYou)

The collaborative art duo friendswithyou will debut a 50-foot (15.24-meter) tall public sculpture titled starchild in the middle of Henry Liebman Plaza in Miami Beach. starchild will coincide with two presentations in Art Basel Miami Beachwhere the duo will debut other new work in the galleries nanzuka Y GAVLAK. The sculpture is the culmination of a two-decade career and is part of a larger conceptual project, in which FriendsWithYou rename Earth to Ocean. The inauguration will take place on Monday, November 28 at 4 in the afternoon.

Where: 41st St and Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach

“Wish Towers”, by Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal

Wish Towers installation by Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal in Villa Vizcaya, Art Basel.
Wish Towers, by Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal, is the latest contemporary art installation in Villa Vizcaya. (Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal/Vizcaya)

Contemporary arts are back in Villa Vizcaya, just in time for Art Basel. To commemorate the latest installation, there will be an artist talk and brunch reception with $5 admission, much less than the usual $25 ticket to the coveted museum. Explore the famous villa and see the Wish Towers of Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal, inspired by the native coral limestone that was used extensively in the creation of the gardens. You will be able to learn more about the piece during the talk.

Where: Villa Vizcaya, 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

When: December 3, 9:30am

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“Ancient Future”

A banner for SaveArtSpace, who will present an exhibition curated by Colombian artist Angela del Sol during Art Basel 2022.
Ancient Future is a public exhibition that will display climate-conscious artwork at 13 bus stops and seven billboards in Miami and Miami Beach. (SaveArtSpace)

Presented by SaveArtSpace and curated by Colombian climate activist and social entrepreneur Angela Del Sol, Ancient Future is a public exhibition that will display climate-conscious artwork at 13 bus stops and seven billboards in Miami and Miami Beach. The open call initiative invited multimedia artists to explore the connection between technology, climate and art and envision what the future would look like if humanity came together to solve the climate crisis.

Where: Various locations in Miami and Miami Beach

When: from November 21 to December 18

“The Gateway”, Web3 art

Virtual plan of The Gateway exhibition, in two blocks of Downtown Miami, during Miami Art Week
Twelve buildings in two blocks of Downtown will be covered by “The Gateway”, web3 art, during Miami Art Week.

It is possible that cryptocurrencies and NFTs may not have the same impact that they did at last year’s livelier Art Week events, but the activation The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis This year’s event in the city center proves that ambitious web3-based art isn’t going away anytime soon. Following up on the major 2021 activation that introduced NFTs to the masses, this year’s experience brought to you by nft now Y Common Mana and driven by MoonPay goes beyond the screen to take over 12 buildings and two blocks of the Flagler district over five days during Art Basel. Immerse yourself in the activations of important brands such as Christie’s, instagram Y Porschealong with artists like Beeple Y pussy riotand speakers like clegfxsenior director of design Nike Y Keith A GrossmanPresident of Time.

Where: 12 buildings and two blocks from Downtown Miami

When: from November 29 to December 3, different activities from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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“LOOP”, presentation by Claire Oliver Gallery

The LOOP show in Overtown during Art Basel will include photos of the Black Panthers.
LOOP will feature a special exhibition of Black Panther photography by Jeffrey Henson Scales. (Jeffrey Henson Scales/LOOP)

Claire Oliver Gallerythe contemporary art gallery located in Central Harlemwill present an art and culture experience that will take an entire block from the heart of overtown for Miami Art Week. LOOP will center around a 5,000-square-foot (465-square-meter) Claire Oliver Gallery space featuring an exhibition of works by gallery artists, and will spill over into the community with an ambitious, interdisciplinary exhibition that includes large photography installations and a program of vocal and visual performances created in collaboration with music, fashion and dance artists.

Where: 919 NW 2nd Ave, Miami

When: November 28 to December 3

“Morning Glory” by Paula de Solminihac

Watercolor rendering of Morning Glory by Paula de Solminihac, installation at Faena Beach, Miami Beach, during Art Basel 2022.
Watercolor rendering of Morning Glory by Paula de Solminihac. (Faena/Paula de Solminihac)

Composed of wooden decks resembling the flowers and leaves of the beach bluebell, Morning Glory, in Faena Beach, invites endless interaction and play for everyone. At night, when the beach is closed to the public, Morning Glory will light up for a totally different sensory experience. Created in collaboration with the architect vincent donosothe installation takes the form of the plant, a perennial traveling vine that is almost ubiquitous on the beaches of Florida and all over the world thanks to its floating seeds resistant to seawater.

Where: 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

When: November 29 to December 4

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Sculpture Garden at The Underline

Image of The Underline, in Brickell, with people walking through the public space
This new public installation and sculpture garden will become a permanent fixture at The Underline at Brickell. (The Underline)

This new public installation and sculpture garden by renowned local artist type Y studioLAAVA debuting at Art Basel will become a permanent fixture at The Underline in brickell. Designed as a space to generate conversation, the installation financed by Airbnb Y nasdaq transforms a section of the 10-mile linear park into a vibrant and surreal gathering area. The installation interweaves modern architecture, colorful outdoor furniture, and giant sculptures into an interactive community space.

Where: The Underline Sound Stage at SW 1st Ave and SW 8th St

When: from December 1 at noon


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