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: 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: Sound Artist Jana Winderen’s “The Art of Listening: Under Water” Composition

A site-specific installation during Art Basel, within the Collins Park Rotunda, commissioned by Audemars Piguet

22 speakers, woven together with an advanced 3D-sound distribution system, whisper and rumble and crackle with life. Set inside the darkness of the concrete Collins Park Rotunda, opposite Miami’s Bass Museum, this technological immersion channels Norwegian contemporary artist Jana Winderen‘s site-specific installation “The Art of Listening: Under Water.” Commissioned by luxury Swiss watch manufacture Audemars Piguet, and premiering at Art Basel (where it was free and open to …