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:
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):
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● For Freedoms Billboard
● Shaker Museum, Paradise Plaza
Image of the Craig Robins Collection courtesy of Jill Peters