Miami Art Week 2019: Exhibitions On Sustainability

Three comprehensive art installations that asked viewers to consider the future of their surroundings

If artists, curators and gallerists all work from a place of expression, tackling subject matter that’s gripping their attention, there are few topics as personal—and universal—as our planet. This Miami Art Week was far from the first to address sustainability, but three large-scale installations handled several sub-topics with the necessary balance of intelligence, action and emotional drive. Further, in an industry of excessive packaging, disposable …

Miami Art Week 2019: Opulent Artwork

Employing fur, fluorite, tassels and pearls, standout pieces that are anything but minimal

While it was a simple banana taped to a wall that seemed to steal the show at this year’s Miami Art Week, opulence abounded throughout the various fairs too. Many bold, beautiful pieces involved meticulous beading, weaving, and fringing. From fur to fluorite, tassels to tiger’s eye, the materials used in some of our favorite pieces are unexpected and glorious. Sometimes these seemingly ostentatious elements …

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 …