approaching its 30th anniversary next year, art miami and context art miami are one of the original anchors of miami art week. while the offerings tend to lean toward greatest hits in the broad swath of art collecting, it is worth seeing notable works by the likes of marc chagall, frank stella, willem de kooning, alexander calder, and yayoi kusama, among many others. december 4–9, one miami herald plaza.
steam 22 | bae se wwa | gallery seomi | 2013
[ gallery seomi ] based out of pierre koenig’s historic case study house #21 in the hollywood hills of los angeles, gallery seomi goes beyond the realms of traditional design to present a new concept that encompasses boundaries of art, design, and architecture.
various objects | jang jin | gallery seomi |
spider | louise bourgeois | galerie karsten greve | 1994
[ galerie karsten greve ] is located in cologne, paris and st. moritz. artist include, cy twombly, jannis kounellis, john chamberlain, louise bourgeois, and others, provided the basis for his program’s quality, which is defined by international avant-garde art after 1945. apart from twombly, kounellis, chamberlain, and bourgeois, this includes artists like joseph cornell, jean dubuffet, willem de kooning, pablo picasso, louis soutter, and wols.
sensa fine | massimo uberti | 2006
italian conceptual artist massimo uberti collaborates with bentley and lights things up in their debut [ bentley elements ]
inspired by bentley’s vehicle audit bays (those neon-lit inspection areas where all cars are carefully inspected prior to delivery), the brescia-born and milan-based uberti, whose portfolio comprises sculptural light installations with striking geometric structures suggesting gravity- and reality-defying 3d forms such as senza fine (pictured below), is understood to have created a piece with similar qualities for bentley. installation revealed on 1 dec in the miami design district.
dream machine | untitled international art fair | ocean drive and 12th st
[ dream machine by wer2 ] inspired by richard hamilton’s iconic 1956 photo-collage just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing? an outpost of wer2— a collaboration between architect and designer suchi reddy and former gallerist sara meltzer—the dream machine, as it is called, will house sundry objects and accessories made in collaboration with modern and contemporary artists. part-exhibition space and part-travel trailer, everything from the exterior surface and interior design to the products within have been created or curated by wer2. view a new calico wallpaper designed made exclusively for dream machine.
[ cristin tierney gallery ] is committed to the development and support of both established and emerging artists. the international exhibition program emphasizes critical theory and art history, with an attendant interest in under-recognized artists and art movements of the twentieth and twenty-first century. booth a10
siamese twins | justine mahoney | southern guild | 2014
lala’ cabinets | studio doktor & misses | southern guild | 2013
[ southern guild ] is recognized as the most significant forum for high-end contemporary design in south africa. devoted, since 2008, to provoking the local design industry and to pushing designers and artists to explore and produce more challenging and important work, southern guild has become an internationally recognized brand representing excellence and authenticity. booth g21
public commission | demisch danant
[ demisch danant ] is presenting public commission, an exhibition dedicated to works created in the 1960s and 1970s for key public spaces in france by designers and artists who defined the era. on view in the gallery’s booth (g10) at design/miami, the exhibition features rare and unique objects conceived by french designers joseph andré motte, pierre paulin, french artist pierre sabatier, and paris-based american artist sheila hicks.
[ 2014 exhibitors ]
ammann gallery – cologne
antonella villanova – florence
caroline van hoek – brussels
carpenters workshop gallery – london & paris
carwan gallery – beirut
casati gallery -chicago
cristina grajales gallery – new york
demisch danant – new york
edward cella art + architecture – los angeles
erastudio & apartment-gallery – milan
galerie jacques lacoste – paris
galerie kreo – paris
galerie maria wettergren – paris
galerie pascal cuisinier – paris
galerie patrick seguin – paris
galerie vivid – rotterdam
galleria o. – rome
gallery diet – miami
gallery seomi – seoul & los angeles
hostler burrows – new york
jason jacques inc. – new york johnson trading gallery – new york
jousse entreprise – paris
laffanour – galerie downtown – paris
louisa guinness gallery – london
magen h gallery – new york
moderne gallery – philadelphia
nilufar gallery – milan
ornamentum – hudson
pierre marie giraud – brussels
priveekollektie contemporary art + design – heusden aan de maas
r & company – new york
southern guild – cape town
victor hunt design art dealer – brussels
volume gallery – chicago
[ special exhibitions ]
of the 35 galleries at design miami/ 2014 11 are among those that participated in the first year of the fair in 2005. several of these founding galleries present special exhibitions that celebrate the growth of the collectible design market over the past decade. these include a display dedicated to public commissions in france from the 1960s and 70s from demisch danant; an exhibition on the functional, durable furniture created for universities by charlotte perriand, jean prouvé and le corbusier from galerie patrick seguin; a monograph on rick kauffman’s new york art et industrie gallery and the creative crossover surrounding it from magen h gallery, and newly commissioned works debuting at the fair with cristina grajales gallery, galerie kreo, r & company and nilufar.
[ special commissions ]
design miami/ 2014 features a significant number of special commissions, including works in glass, stone and acrylic. ammann//gallery presents the sakala vase by satyendra pakhalé, his first work in blown murano glass; galerie vivid presents commissioned works by finnish-born designer janne kyttanen, which take the designer’s 3d printed aluminum sedona bench as their point of departure; max lamb creates a granite lamp for johnson trading gallery made over six days using stitch drilling, and jeweler ted noten unveils a table – his first foray into furniture – at ornamentum.
[ a bronze age ]
it may have associations with the earliest days of human craft, but bronze is very much the material of the moment at design miami/. from artist jewelry to monumental decorative works, via furniture and lighting, the cast metal is deployed across multiple formats at this year’s fair. casati gallery introduces the work of chicago-based designer steven haulenbeek with a collection of bronze mirrors, furniture, lights and objects all distinguished by the ‘chaotic texture’ produced by casting in ice. carwan gallery debuts furniture pieces combining bronze, onyx, mother of pearl, resins, fine inlaid wood and silver-plated brass by italian architect vincenzo de cotiis. carpenters workshop gallery shows a new collection of iconoclastic architectural-themed bronzes from studio job; and new furniture pieces and jewelry by claude lalanne are exhibited by louisa guinness gallery.
[ cabinets of curiosity ]
spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, design curio/ presents four immersive environments of objects, textures, artifacts and ideas that truly challenge and contextualize familiar design narratives. this first edition, in celebration of the fair’s 10th anniversary, emphasizes surprising installations of scientific research alongside handcraft and creative production. these include oceanic art and design endeavor coral morphologic’s blue room, offering a coral-eye view of miami’s aquatic waterscapes; beijing’s gallery all presenting naihan li’s latest installation from her i am a monument series, recreating beijing’s cityscape to a scale of 1:100 with billowing smog rising amongst buildings reimagined as furniture pieces. koenig & clinton and joe sheftel gallery partner to present a collection of sottsass objects interacting with works by the memphis group in a jewel-box space; patrick parrish gallery invites visitors to experience the vertiginous grid-based exhibition: surfaces on which your setting and sitting will be uncertain, displaying a group of sculptural furniture objects by ro/lu with matching clothing designs by various projects.
event> design miami/ 2014 @designmiami #designmiami
dates> 3 – 7 december 2014
venue> meridian & 19th street miami beach, usa
december 3-4/ 10am-8pm
december 5/ 11am-8pm
december 6/ 12-8pm
december 7/ 12-6pm
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[ cynthia reeves ] announces the permanent installation of Jonathan Prince’s Vestigial Block at the new Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The monumentally sized sculpture is one of three currently on display as part of the museum’s Sculpture Garden, surrounding the Zaha Hadid designed museum in East Lansing. The Sculpture Garden also features works by Roxy Paine and Steve Miller.
The bequeath represents a six figure gift from the donors Julie and Edward J. Minskoff, whose acclaimed collection of 20th and 21st century art includes works by Jeff Koons, Jackson Pollack, Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning.
Vestigial Block, another work exploring the cube, was first exhibited at the Sculpture Garden at 590 Madison Avenue as part of Prince’s Torn Steel exhibition. The series’ principal theme explores “interrupted” iconographic forms through oxidized and stainless steel surfaces. Additionally, Prince’s newest work, [ G2V ] is on view at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza outside of the United Nations in New York City, and two earlier works can be seen at the Christie’s Sculpture Garden at 535 Madison Avenue. The artist has a mini-retrospective of his black granite sculptures and functional art, on view at ABC Stone in Brooklyn. [ jonathan prince ]