Word of Mouth: Miami

From contemporary art to grilled cheese, some of our favorite spots to visit in Florida's magic city

Beyond the Art Deco buildings along Ocean Drive, Cuban sandwiches at Versailles, Wynwood Walls murals, and sunset cocktails at the The Broken Shaker, Miami has plenty of appeal—much of which isn’t on the “obligatory” list. While visiting the famous (and oftentimes delightfully cliche) spots in Miami is worthwhile, taking a deeper dive is always satisfying. From beautiful popsicles to an unassuming corner bar, contemporary art …

Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Address The Female Body

Eight statement-making works about empowerment and reclamation

As the Guerrilla Girls made clear through their large-scale, statistics-driven mural at FAIR., women artists are still wildly underrepresented in the art world’s institutions. And while the aforementioned fair (and others in Miami and around the globe) have begun to champion women painters, sculptors, filmmakers and more, there’s still substantial progress required for equality. Through all the art events, festivals, fairs and pop-ups we trekked …

Miami Art Week 2017: Emerging Art Platforms

From the Faena's top-tier programming to powerful tangential fairs and festivals involving music performances

It may have begun with Art Basel—and DesignMiami/ might be the most exciting, reasonable and selective show in town—but Miami Art Week continues to expand beyond control. This year, a few emerging platforms stood out, requiring a bit of extra attention. We don’t mean fairs that have already begun to command international acclaim like Pulse, NADA, Art Miami and Untitled (more on those later, of …

Lars Jan’s “Slow-Moving Luminaries” for the Third Audemars Piguet Art Commission

Bridging the Miami skyline and ocean, a large-scale kinetic installation that commands attention

No piece featured at Art Basel Miami Beach embraces its surroundings quite like Lars Jan‘s “Slow-Moving Luminaries.” The third annual Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Jan’s sculptural work carries tremendous complexity as it toys with the ideas of crisis and contemplation. In the form of a dual-level pavilion situated on the sand, the piece invites guests to traverse maze-work as model buildings rise and fall between …

Anxiety Versus Serenity at Artsy Projects Miami 2017

Curator Elena Soboleva brings together new works by Jillian Mayer, performance art collective FlucT and more

It’s a place of opposition—natural and artificial, serene and anxious. This is the latest Artsy Projects, the continuation of a programming series that’s occupied everywhere from Brussels to San Francisco, and now opening its doors to the public in Miami for Art Week. Each location and installation addresses concepts at play in the world of art. Last year, curator Elena Soboleva tackled augmented reality, through …