Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, as well as Design Miami 2019, are almost here! From December 3-8, Miami will live and breathe art and design, with many eccentric exhibitions on display that will invite prominent dealers, collectors and artists from all over the world. Looking forward to the artistry line-up that’s coming with these incredible design events, CovetED brings you a list with the top five art hotspots that you must see during your stay in Miami!
Written by Amândio Pereira
Versace’s South Beach Stories in Collaboration with Sasha Bikoff
Versace has invited the longtime interior designer Sasha Bikoff to transform a series of rooms into vivid physical experiences packed with unique furniture pieces and art. At this exhibition, there are a total of three settings that make up the display that was initially presented at FuoriSalone during Milan Design Week 2019.
Where? Palm Court Event Space, 140 NE 39th St
When? December 6-8
Virgil Abloh Dollar a Gallon III 2019 Sculpture
Virgil Abloh returns to the Miami Design District to unveil a never-before-seen sculpture of a sinking Sunoco beacon with the name ‘Dollar a Gallon.’ The large-scale outdoor sculpture was inspired by a previous work that was on display at Abloh’s “PAY PER VIEW” solo exhibition at Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo.
Where? Paseo Ponti, 156 NE 39th St
When? December 2019-December 2020
Rubell Museum Opens to the Public
Don and Mera Rubell are art collectors that are finally opening their own museum in Miami. They share a collection that goes over 7,200 works by over 1,000 artists and counting. They were one of the first to acquire pieces by acclaimed contemporary artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and many more.
Where? Rubell Museum, 1100 NW 23rd St.
When? Doors open December 4th
“Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins” Exhibition
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is currently hosting a momentous exhibition by Yayoi Kusama entitled “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins.” The legendary Japanese artist presents one of her signature Infinity Mirror Room installations for the first time in Miami. Inside the immersive installation, Kusama’s signature spotted pumpkins are observed inside a mirror-lined room illuminated with colour-changing LED lights.
Where? Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, 61 NE 41st St
When? From October 12th, 2019 until January 31st, 2020
Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch Present “The Extreme Present” Exhibition
The exhibition from Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch is entitled “The Extreme Present” and it will feature diverse artworks inspired by the recent publication entitled The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present by authors Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Where? Moore Building, 191 NE 40th St
When? December 3-8
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