For the first time since the pandemic, it’s starting to look a lot like Miami Art Week 2021. Art and design-lovers from everywhere have made their way to Miami, where Art Basel Miami and Design Miami has reopened their doors to enthusiasts, collectors, and curators.
Sunday, November 29
TOD’S CELEBRATES ARTIST WILLIE COLE & THE MOSAIC COLLECTION
Tod’s MOSAIC Collection is a limited-edition capsule collection of handbags and accessories made with unused leather from production. In celebration of this sustainability project, Tod’s commissioned American artist, Willie Cole to create unique sculptures made from recycled Tod’s leather and unused materials. ARTCYCLING, the creative project based on the same values as Tod’s MOSAIC Collection, is brought to life by Willie in collaboration with Tod’s artisans. Among notable guests in attendance who joined the brand and Willie Cole in celebrating Tod’s MOSAIC Collection and the brand’s collaboration with the artist were Karolina Kurkova, HRH Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Sarah Arison, Casey Fremont, Stefano Tonchi, Sai de Silva, Petra Levin, and Coco Bassey, amongst others.
Monday, November 29
JEFFREY DEITCH PRESENTS SHATTERED GLASS OPENING
Shattered Glass, the acclaimed exhibition of new art by emerging artists of color, which was shown at Jeffrey Deitch Los Angeles last spring, is being presented in an expanded version in the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. 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.
Location: Miami Design District The Moore Building
Tuesday, November 30
DAVID CASTILLO EXHIBITION PREVIEW OF “YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER CROSSED THE RIO GRANDE,” A SOLO EXHIBITION OF FABRIC PAINTINGS AND ASSEMBLAGES BY PEPE MAR
David Castillo presents You Should Have Never Crossed the Rio Grande, a solo exhibition of fabric paintings and assemblages by Pepe Mar. The artist’s own experience of migration from Mexico to the United States serves as a stage through which he explores the current conditions of his own practice and of the country that he now calls home. He considers how migratory experiences have shaped the nation, and—by extension—how they have come to influence his own work in a city like Miami, where visual culture is inflected by a diversity of diasporas. And through the various pieces on view in the exhibition, Mar asks a compelling question: “How would my life and practice have developed had I stayed in Mexico?”
Location: 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33137
Wednesday, December 1
TIFFANY & CO. YELLOW IS THE NEW BLUE
Tiffany & Co. brings its yellow diamond-themed installation, Tiffany Yellow, to the Miami Design District as it transforms its boutique from classic Tiffany Blue to Yellow. In celebration of this event, the iconic Tiffany Diamond will be on display along with other timeless yellow diamonds. Tiffany has a long history with yellow diamonds and unmatched expertise in this area. Tiffany & Co. is the leader in diamond sustainability and transparency. For all diamonds (including yellow) over 1.8 carats, Tiffany shares the complete diamond craft journey from the mining process to the Blue Box.
Location: Tiffany & Co., 114 NE 39th St., Miami, FL 33137
HIGHSNOBIETY X BACCARAT DINNER CELEBRATING HIGHART WITH EIC THOM BETTRIDGE
An intimate and exciting dinner in the Miami Design District surrounded by sparkling Baccarat crystal celebrating HIGHArt with Editor-in-Chief, Thom Bettridge. Highsnobiety launches HIGHArt platform. An exploration of the collision of the style and art worlds from a Highsnobiety point of view, HIGHArt is designed for its loyal audience of next generation tastemakers and collectors. Building on the “content festival” format it launched with its Not In Paris project, Highsnobiety’s HIGHArt is a platform that blends content, commerce, and experience. It comes to life with a blitz of Miami programming including a month-long pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store in the Design District, nightly launch celebrations with partners including Baccarat and David Zwirner Gallery’s PLATFORM, and an eponymous print magazine featuring Bad Bunny on its first cover and conversations with leading creatives including Nigo, Grimes, Dan Graham, and beyond. The pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store, now open in Miami’s Design District through December 31, is “a museum store without the museum,” connecting the best of the best from within the cultural zeitgeist to create over 100 exclusive and unexpected artist-made products and editions curated by Highsnobiety Founder David Fischer alongside cultural mastermind Sarah Andelman of JUST AN IDEA and creative director Jeanne-Salomé Rochat of Novembre Magazine.
Location: Baccarat, Palm Court, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33137
RICK OWENS BOOK SIGNING WITH EDWARD BESS & MICHELE LAMY
Guests joined for a book signing by Edward Bess and Michèle Lamy in the Rick Owens Boutique of their new release “Just An Idea.”
Location: 131 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137
PRADA CELEBRATES YOUNGARTS 40TH ANNIVERSARY HOSTED BY SARAH ARISON, SANDY & TONY TAMER, AND MICHI JIGARJIAN
Location: 152 NE 41st St, #112, Miami, FL 33137
BARBARA STURM + ELLE MACPHERSON TALK ON LIVING AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LIFESTYLE
Location: Dr. Barbara Sturm Boutique & Spa, 140 NE 39th St., Miami, FL 33137
Thursday, December 2
CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION VIP TOURS
The annual rehanging of Craig Robin‘s 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. The collection also features art and design by established favorites such as Urs Fisher, Jean Prouvé, Richard Tuttle, and Marlene Dumas. Open to Art Basel and Design VIP Cardholders only.
Location: 3841 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400
STONE ISLAND x SCREENING x MANNEQUIN INSTALLATION
Stone Island combines the worlds of motocross and art with ANNEX, an experience curated by Katja Horvat and a film that celebrates the project by director Thibaut Grevet. ANNEX is a group artwork installation on a motocross track on the outskirts of Miami. The event began with a private dinner where attendees were invited to preview work installed along the dynamic contours of the track. Motocross riders rode the circuit during the preview, adding context to the art concept. The ANNEX film by director Thibaut Grevet is both a celebratory documentation of the event and the director’s own interpretation of the intersection between motocross and art. This short film is premiered during Miami Art Week at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and will be archived for viewing on stoneisland.com
JEFFREY DEITCH: 8-PANELIST TALK WITH ANGELO BAQUE SPONSORED BY GOAT
Location: Moore Elastika, 191 NE 41st Street, #100, Miami, FL 33137
MITCHELL-INNES & NASH GALLERY, GALERIE LELONG & GOODMAN GALLERY BRUNCH IN PARADISE PLAZA
Location: Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137
VIRGIL TRIBUTE PROJECTION
Location: 191 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33137