Miami Art Week 2018: Manifestations of Childhood Nightmares

Sexual assault, school shootings and other works that tap into fear, terror and unease

There’s no fuel quite like fear—be it a motivator, an instigator of nightmares or a cause to express oneself boldly (or even quietly). Between societal unrest and the ever-changing fears of the youth, it was evident that much work seen during Miami Art Week drew inspiration from the terror felt by and for children today, or memories of horror from our own childhood applied to …

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 …

Miami Art Week 2018: Designer Misha Kahn’s Bellyflop Collection for Poolside Use

Outdoor entertaining reimagined at The Miami Beach EDITION

There’s life to NYC-based artist and designer Misha Kahn‘s work. It’s a taste of anthropomorphism blended with a touch of childhood nightmare…or daydream. Twists and turns and irregularities beget playful pieces that, if one turns away, might just leave of their own accord. In the ever-crowding design world, Kahn’s style has become easily recognizable and deservedly so. During Miami Art Week, he applied all of this …