Fernando Mastrangelo’s Supernatural Lounge for Audemars Piguet at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Interpreting the manufacture's Vallée de Joux home with curious textural materials and gradient tones

Stretching within the collector’s lounge of Art Basel Miami Beach this year, sculptor and designer Fernando Mastrangelo‘s booth for Audemars Piguet invites attendees to leave Miami for a supernatural visit to the Vallée de Joux. Mastrangelo, whose work often segues from elevated concepts to curious materials, manifests a spruce forest from crushed boulders and glass watch displays—and couples it with an “escape room” that utilizes programmed …

Miami Art Week 2019: Works From Wood

Sculptures of birch, mahogany, cedar and more from the many fairs surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach

The oldest wooden sculpture that remains, to our knowledge, dates back 11,500 years. From providing shelter and sustenance, to providing wood for our homes, transportation and art, trees will never cease to inspire. This year’s Miami Art Week (and fairs ranging from Art Basel and Art Miami to NADA, DesignMiami/ and Untitled) hosted prime examples of what artists can materializes from various woods. Each artist …

Miami Art Week 2019: Art Basel’s Monumental Meridians Sector

Curator Magalí Arriola's ode to large-scale artwork and even larger ideas

On a second-floor “ballroom” at the sprawling Miami Beach Convention Center, set atop a carpet that’s fetching comments of its own, Art Basel Miami Beach‘s new Meridians sector features some of the most considered, engaging works found within all of 2019’s Miami Art Week. Not only are they, as the division stipulates, large-scale in format—they are larger than life conceptually. As expected, there are momentous sculptural and …