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 …

Interview: Artist Quayola on Synthesizing Reality

At Art Basel Miami Beach, Switzerland's Vallée de Joux came life to life through digital manipulation

For anyone who shudders at the thought of video art, London-based Quayola might offer reason to revisit the medium. Video is one of several ways the artist explores his relationship with the world—and he has a mesmerizing way of undercutting reality while celebrating it. During Miami Art Week, Quayola premiered “Promenade,” a 4K drone-shot film of impeccable beauty. Commissioned by Audemars Piguet, the work winds through and above …

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 …