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Craig Robins Collection courtesy of Jill Peters for the Design Miami instillation as announced by the 360 MAGAZINE.

Miami Design District x Design Miami/

Returning to the Moore Building in the Miami Design District, the same venue that launched the fair in 2005, Design Miami/ 2020 takes place over ten days—Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 6. Over 139 pieces will be exhibited from across America, with 57 being shown as part of Podium, a new exhibition concept featuring historic and contemporary design objects, that explore the theme “America(s)” and curated by Design Miami/’s Curatorial Director Aric Chen.

Alongside this new format exhibition, Design Miami/ welcomes 10 international design galleries and four innovative Curio presentations to this year’s show by R&Company, Jason Jacques, Moderne, amongst others. To ensure that guests who cannot attend in person this year are able to take in everything the fair has to offer, all works will simultaneously be available to view and purchase online via Design Miami/ Shop and complemented by a robust program of virtual talks and events, including one with Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Virgil Abloh. The exhibitions will be further complemented by a series of creative brand collaborations and satellite exhibitions, both within the Moore Building and across the Miami Design District.

DESIGN MIAMI/ ASSETS

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT PROGRAM OF GALLERIES AND CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

International galleries that regularly exhibit at Art Basel and design galleries – many will have free-standing space throughout the winter – along with a neighborhood-wide program of exhibitions and activations debuting in the Miami Design District beginning November 27, 2020:

Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Levy Gorvy
David Castillo Gallery
Ramiken
Todd Merill Studio
R & Company
Institute of Contemporary Art
De La Cruz Collection

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT ANNOUNCES PROGRAM OF GALLERIES & CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT 2020 ANNUAL DESIGN COMMISSION
The Miami Design District is bringing back the annual Design Commission, where a new emerging creative talent is chosen to reimagine the neighborhood’s public streets through immersive and interactive concepts. Previous Design Commission recipients include Fernando Laposse, Dozie Kanu, Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Philippe Malouin and Snarkitecture to name a few. This year’s winner is renowned Chilean design collective, Great Things to People (gt2P), who will present their proposed installation, Conscious Actions. Featuring interactive, play-ground inspired devices that will be installed throughout the neighborhood, Conscious Actions is reminiscent of carefree, childhood fun, reminding visitors of the direct impact that every action has on our environment. Each device is activated through natural forces, which when used, responds with effects like transformative surfaces, kinetic motion and solar-powered lighting. *Please note – the Design Commission is not part of Design Miami/*

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT’S 2020 DESIGN COMMISSION

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION (November 27th – December 9th)
The Annual Craig Robins Collection exhibition, representing a broad range of artistic perspectives, will be on view over the course of five days during Design Miami/ limited to groups of 10. The multifaceted collection encompasses a range of disciplines from design, to architecture, to art and is home to works by world-renowned artists including John Baldessari, Richard Tuttle, Kai Althoff, Marlene Dumas, Karon Davis, Tschabalala Self and Nicole Eisenman. Based on the belief that art should be shared, highlights from the collection are constantly rotated and displayed within the Miami Design District headquarter offices of Dacra, an innovative development company founded by Craig Robins in 1987. The Annual exhibition provides the opportunity to view the works in person, such as Close Rotation (2019) by Jana Euler; Hair Peace (2019) by Karon Davis; Lakeview Memento Mori (2019) by Sayre Gomez; African American Flag (1990) by David Hammons; Deja Vu-Do: Ethnic Heritage Series (1979-1992) by John Outterbridge; Mannequin and coat/ headdress by Rick Owens; Dunhamm II (2017) by Simone Leigh; and Bellyphat (2016) by Tschabalala Self. This year’s Craig Robins Collection exhibition was kicked off by a preview exhibit in Palm Court last month, featuring selections from artist Paulina Olowska.

RSVP: RSVP@Dacra.com to book a tour

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION ASSETS

OTHER ACTIVATIONS TO HIGHLIGHT:
● Basic.Space Pop-up X Harmony Korine & MDD Masks (Nov. 27 – Dec. 15):
This story is under embargo until 11.27, please email for further information
● For Freedoms Billboard
● Shaker Museum, Paradise Plaza

Image of the Craig Robins Collection courtesy of Jill Peters

Mina Tocalini, 360 Magazine, Independence Day Drink

2020 Labor Day Celebrations

By Cassandra Yany

In the face of COVID-19, Labor Day weekend looked very different his year. Absent were the large family cookouts and pool parties, or the big end-of-summer beach crowds. Many cities even had to omit public fireworks to prevent mass gatherings. Though the long weekend did not bring the celebrations we’re used to, there were still plenty of safe ways to enjoy the holiday.

Virtual events allow you to take part in more activities in different locations than you would have been able to physically. Made in America, a festival started by Jay-Z in 2012, was set to take place in Philadelphia this past weekend. On July 1, festival organizers announced that it would be rescheduled to Labor Day weekend 2021. They said in a statement “Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, COVID-19, systemic racism and police brutality. Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community as well as focus on our support for organizations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country.”

This year’s lineup went unannounced, but last year’s festival was headlined by Travis Scott and Cardi B. Since the physical festival was canceled, a livestream showcasing the best performances took place on the music streaming service TIDAL throughout the weekend. The virtual festival included sets from Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Coldplay, Rihanna and many other chart-topping artists.

Nationally, a Labor Day virtual race was held by The Best Races for runners to run anywhere on their own time and submit their results. Participants who registered for the full package received a personal coach who was available Monday through Friday to provide help and answer questions during training, and provided encouragement and support on the day of the race.

Runners across the country were able to choose the distance of the race they wanted to participate in. Depending on what package they signed up for, they received a certificate of completion and digital medal, a 3-inch medal sent to their homes, a printable custom bib, a custom digital photo card that contains the race results, a digital running journal, a t-shirt, optional course maps and an optional pen pal program. 

Based in Portland, the Oregon Labor Movement held a statewide virtual Labor Day celebration and call to action on Monday. The organizers brought light to issues taking place in the state saying, “Working Oregonians are facing three crises at once: a deadly global pandemic, an economic free fall, and long-standing institutional racism.”

The event began at noon and featured talks from Oregon’s labor leaders, elected officials, and working Oregon citizens regarding their desire for change and their pursuit toward justice for workers. This event came after Portland’s rise to national prominence for their Black Lives Matter demonstrations and federal agents entering the city in recent months.

A number of virtual events were held in Los Angeles this past weekend, as well. HomeState, the LA-based Texas Kitchen, held its first Margarita Showdown in 2019, but had to move it online this year due to the pandemic and social distancing measures. The virtual event took place Saturday via livestream. Margarita makers in the area competed to see whose drink was the best.

Voters received eight bottled margaritas, along with limes and garnishing salt to try the different submissions from the safety of their homes. The winner chosen was El Compadre, a local Mexcian restaurant. The event was hosted by comedian Cristela Alonzo, and featured musical performances by Chicano Batman, Spoon, Questlove, Fred Armisen, Local Natives and Angela Muñoz. All proceeds from the event benefit the organization No Us Without You! and the Watts Empowerment Center.

The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories in Santa Monica hosted a virtual Labor Day Pies class on Sunday. In the class, participants were taught how to make a s’mores pie and key lime pie. Registration for the class included access to the Zoom video meeting, as well as the recipe and shopping list. Recipes can also be found on Gourmandise’s Instagram.

Some cities were able to hold in-person events following social distancing guidelines. Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, located in the Seaport District, upheld its tradition of free admission on Labor Day. The museum is typically closed on Mondays, but was open from 10 am to 5 pm for guests who reserved tickets. 

Monday was the last day for guests to see the exhibits Tschabalala Self: Out of Body and Carolina Caycedo: Cosmotarrayas. Also on display were the Sterling Ruby, Nina Chanel Abney and Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama exhibits. The ICA has increased cleaning and follows Massachusetts COVID guidelines by requiring all staff and visitors to wear face coverings, and allowing a restricted number of guests each hour. Spaces that don’t allow physical distancing are temporarily closed, and exhibition labels and printed materials have been made available online to reduce touch surfaces.


In New York City, a Labor Day Paint in the Park event was held in Central Park. The two-hour socially distant class was led by a master artist who gave step-by-step painting instructions. Participants were required to wear masks and sit six feet apart. Admission included a pre-sketched canvas and painting supplies, and parties were encouraged to bring food and drinks to snack on during the class.

For those who wanted to enjoy the holiday by relaxing at home with their favorite movie or TV show, a number of stores had sales to mark the end of summer. There were countless deals that shoppers could take advantage of to celebrate their work.
Many workers have faced great adversity within the past eight months, some losing their positions and having to move quickly to find a new one, and others doing their job in a way they never thought they would have to. Whether you stayed in or got out of the house for some socially-distant fun, Monday was definitely a day worth celebrating.