Art Basel – and all that comes with it – is around the corner, and we’re pleased to share a few client initiatives set to debut in the Miami Design District! From art installations, to pop-ups and events, please find below information for Miami Design District’s 2021 Commission winner: a physical and virtual site-specific installation coined Tomorrow Land, Jeffrey Dietch’s ‘Shattered Glass’ exhibition, Craig Robins Collection, the Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibit, Shoes + Art by Matthew Chevallard, and CLIMAX by Jean Thierry Besins.
2021 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: TOMORROW LAND
The Miami Design District is pleased to unveil Tomorrow Land, a physical and virtual site-specific installation created by Studio Proba and Enjoy the Weather for the neighborhood’s Annual Design Commission 2021. Tomorrow Land features a series of playfully designed sculptures, seating, and ornamentation, created by Studio Proba in her signature, popular style. In addition to the physical components woven throughout the Miami Design District, the installation boasts an interactive, virtual game created by Enjoy the Weather. A dedicated app built around AR technology and proximity beacons which allow visitors to “collect” and digitally customize Studio Proba’s shapes and place their own custom totems throughout the neighborhood—and beyond—for other participants to discover and play with.
Dates: November 2021 – May 2022
Location: Miami Design District as well as at the entrance of Design Miami in Pride Park
JEFFREY DEITCH PRESENTS: ‘SHATTERED GLASS’
Shattered Glass, the acclaimed exhibition of new art by emerging artists of color, which was shown at Jeffrey Deitch Los Angeles last spring, will be presented in an expanded version in the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. The Los Angeles version of Shattered Glass, curated by Melahn Frierson and A.J. Girard, was more than an exhibition, it was a phenomenon, attracting 1,000 visitors per day in its final weeks on showcase. Shattered Glass connected with a diverse art audience, giving visitors a rare opportunity to see art that reflected their own life experience. The expanded Miami version of Shattered Glass will include fifteen new artists. The painting, sculpture, and photographic works in the exhibition are all figurative. The subject matter is often the artists’ family and friends. Their primary subject is their own life and their community. The participating artists are all strongly socially engaged; many of whom incorporate powerful social messages into their work. The exhibition represents a remarkable new generation that connects with a new art audience. Jeffrey Deitch has been presenting exhibitions and public art projects in the Miami Design District since 2002.
Dates: November 29 – December 5, 2021
Location: Miami Design District The Moore Building
CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION
The Craig Robins Collection, displayed within the Miami Design District headquarter offices of DACRA, is a private collection of contemporary art and design that represents a broad range of artistic perspectives. Based on the belief that art should be shared, highlights from the collection are constantly rotated and put on view within the workspaces at DACRA, the innovative development company founded by Craig Robins in 1987. The annual re-hanging of Craig Robins contemporary art collection highlights the work of American conceptual artist John Baldessari (1931-2020), and features recent acquisitions including work by Kenturah Davis, Sayre Gomez, Yesiyu Zhao, and more. Encompassing the disciplines of design, art, and architecture, the multifaceted collection also features pieces by established favorites such as Urs Fischer, Jean Prouvé, Richard Tuttle, and Marlene Dumas.
Location: DACRA Headquarters: 3841 NE 2nd Avenue
MITCHELL-INNES & NASH
Dates: Monday, November 29 – Saturday, December 4 from noon to 8pm, Sunday, December 5 from noon to 6 pm – Winter Exhibition
Location: 151 NE 41st Street, Suite 125
SHOES + ART BY MATTHEW CHEVALLARD
Footwear Entrepreneur, Matthew Chevallard, is debuting an innovative modern-retail experience in the Miami Design District, coined: Shoes + Art. Merging Chevallard’s passion for footwear with his passion for art collecting, this multifaceted speakeasy retail concept, invites the public into a forward thinking and design-driven oasis in the middle of the most popular neighborhood in Miami. Chevallard’s new Avant Garde boutique, is situated in front of luxury houses Fendi and Louboutin, and features his two Italian hand-made footwear brands, Blu Scarpa and Concetto Limone all within Chevallard’s art gallery, THE OFFICE. The unique boutique concept will open to the public in time for Miami Art Basel 2021, on November 28th, 2021, with a solo exhibition by the coveted Mexican American artist, Eduardo Sarabia. The exhibition will feature a full range of works from Eduardo’s practice. For the first time, Eduardo will be displaying 10 limited edition lithographs, with several of them hand embellished by Eduardo Sarabia himself. Tying in the brands, Eduardo will be painting a set of Blu Scarpa products, and will be displaying a large selection of unique hand-painted ceramic plates. The remainder of the works will be revealed during the opening.
Dates: November 28 – ongoing
Location: 160 NE 40th Street; 2nd floor of OTL
CLIMAX BY JEAN THIERRY BESINS
Designed by Jean Thierry Besins, CLIMAX is a 13-foot sculpture made of 1 ton of recycled stainless steel. The radiator inspires viewers to stop shielding themselves from the existential threat of death when facing climate change. CLIMAX is the first version of a 100-foot-tall heater that Jean Thierry Besins plans to install in Iceland in September 2024. The sculpture will be inaugurated in October in Jungle Plaza and will be on view through February 2022.
Dates: October 2021 – February 2022
Location: Miami Design District Jungle Plaza
ABOUT MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
The Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that combines luxury shopping, galleries, museums, design stores, restaurants and major art and design installations all within an architecturally significant context. The Miami Design District is owned and operated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations. As Miami becomes increasingly known for its own rich culture, the growth of the Miami Design District further reflects how the city is deserving of its place on the global stage.