Miami Art Week 2019: From Western Europe to the Pacific Islands with Artist Zac Langdon-Pole

The BMW Art Journey recipient on celestial navigation, time and space

From peering through telescopes on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea summit at sunrise to manipulating tiny samples of sand from Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, multi-disciplinary artist Zac Langdon-Pole‘s recent travels have revealed countless treasures pertaining to space, science, history, nature, migration and even religion. With celestial-mapping as his starting point for storytelling, Langdon-Pole ventured out as the recipient of the 2019 BMW Art Journey—an initiative …

Miami Art Week 2019: Art Basel’s Monumental Meridians Sector

Curator Magalí Arriola's ode to large-scale artwork and even larger ideas

On a second-floor “ballroom” at the sprawling Miami Beach Convention Center, set atop a carpet that’s fetching comments of its own, Art Basel Miami Beach‘s new Meridians sector features some of the most considered, engaging works found within all of 2019’s Miami Art Week. Not only are they, as the division stipulates, large-scale in format—they are larger than life conceptually. As expected, there are momentous sculptural and …

Harmony Korine’s Experimental Film “Duck Duck” For Gucci’s Snap Spectacles 3

Shot using Snap’s Spectacles 3, acclaimed (and experimental) filmmaker Harmony Korine’s short “Duck Duck” takes viewers on a bonkers ride through Miami. From colorful, bulbous animal costumes to a man prowling the city on a skateboard (dressed like a hot dog), the immersive video employs several of Snapchat’s 3D effects and reality augmentation. It made its premiere during Miami Art Week in conjunction with the release …