Art Is Everywhere As Basel Opens To Public
December 3, 2015 5:30 PM By Lisa Petrillo
MIAMI (CBMiami) — Take a look around, Miami. Art is everywhere. You can swim around it, spin behind it or just plain marvel at it.
We begin with the spin.
1 Hotel South Beach is the spot where SoulCycle has teamed up with acclaimed artist Gregory Siff for an art meets soul experience. Riders can tap it back in a pop-up studio while Siff creates a unique custom installation on site on wood panels. Classes will be held at this temporary space this week. Before opening a permanent studio at the hotel in January. (www.1hotels.com)
Especially for Basel week, Elle Decor is back with the 2015 Modern Life Concept House. Five interior leading designers have each taken on a room in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. The space at 250 Wynwood is a 6,000 square-foot, one-of-a-kind condominium home.
“Miami is such a vital and exciting city, we like to showcase different neighborhoods,” said Michael Boodro, Elle Décor’s Editor in Chief.
Local designer Matt Macdonald created an ultra modern bedroom to inspire guests who admire clean design.
“We wanted to have vividness and color in the space but still having lineage and vintage furniture mixed in,” MacDonald said. Call (305) 243-9088 to schedule an appointment to see it.
Next, there’s art under water at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.
The brain child of artist Lars Jan, “Holoscenes” is a publicly displayed, elevator-sized human aquarium inhabited by performers. The spectacular project weaves the unraveling story of the rising seas, melting glaciers, floods and drought. The piece was created to make people truly feel climate change. (www.mdclivearts.org)
Art can also be consumed during art week.
Dom Perignon has teamed up with Bjork and Chris Cunningham for an Artist Series Edition Vintage Bottle sold in local liquor stores. It’s priced at $189.
At the Delano on South Beach, MOMA — that’s NY’s Museum of Modern Art — collaborated with The Skateroom for an installation and pop-up. They are skate decks featuring art works by Andy Warhol.
Just next door at The National Hotel, New York artist Carole Feuerman dives right into Basel with her piece called “Next Summer.” It’s two bathing beauties and it’s for sale, priced at $200,000.
Art with a message is on a 1,550 square-foot mural on 23rd street in Wynwood.
It’s called Free Lolita, a directive from Miami Beach mayor Phillip Levine to the Miami Seaquarium. Levine teamed with two Toronto-based artists to create this mural with a message as part of their Big Walks Big Dreams collection. (The mural is at 2247 N.W. 1st place)
And finally at Miami Beach’s newest glamour hotel, Faena, is a piece called “Gone But Not Forgotten” by artist Damien Hirst.
It’s a gold leaf mammoth in a fully climate controlled cage. Visitors can see it from the hotel when it opens to the public December 21st. You can also view it from the beach.
Yes, art is everywhere!