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Miami Art Week 2023: A Fusion of Art, Design, and Technology

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Ten must-see design installations at Miami art week 2023

As Miami Art Week 2023 unfolds, a vibrant tapestry of design-forward installations, events, and fairs takes center stage, captivating the global art and design community. This annual extravaganza attracts participants and visitors from around the world, showcasing the latest trends in art, design, and technology.


At the heart of the event lie several prominent fairs, including Art Basel, Design/Miami, and Faena Art, each offering a unique perspective on the contemporary art scene. These fairs, held in the vibrant Miami Beach district, serve as a hub for creativity and innovation.

In recent years, Miami's Design District, a brainchild of collector and developer Craig Robbins, has emerged as a focal point for public art installations. These installations, curated by the brands that have storefronts in the district, add a touch of artistic flair to the district's already dynamic atmosphere.

This year's Miami Art Week marks a shift away from the intense focus on digital art trends, particularly NFTs, that dominated previous iterations. Instead, the spotlight falls on thought-provoking installations that challenge the boundaries of art and design.

Designer Sebastian Errazuriz has erected a captivating beach maze that prompts reflection on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in our lives. In a similar vein, digital designer Andrés Reisinger will unveil his first-ever physical work, blurring the lines between the digital and physical realms.

These are just a few of the many captivating installations and events that await at Miami Art Week 2023.


 
Photo by Nick Hudson
Photo by Nick Hudson

Gravitas by Vincent Van Duysen

Architect Vincent Van Duysen has teamed up with Mexican stone distributor Arca to introduce a fresh collection, along with a captivating installation at the brand's showroom in Wynwood. Leveraging Arca's array of stone, the architect has crafted 18 unique furniture pieces, making their debut appearance in this showcase. Additionally, visitors can admire sculptures created from Arca stone by artist Hank Willis Thomas, displayed outside the showroom as part of the brand's Art Week exhibition.

 
MAZE: Journey Through the Algorithmic Self by Sebastian Errazuriz

MAZE: Journey Through the Algorithmic Self by Sebastian Errazuriz

Errazuriz is set to erect an expansive maze on Faena Beach for Faena Art, a prominent event during the week's art fairs. Visitors will navigate through this seaside maze, creatively designed by AI image-generating platforms, and will culminate at a central monolithic sculpture. Complementing the installation is a book authored by Errazuriz, delving into AI's influence on modern art and culture, accessible via QR codes strategically placed throughout the maze.

 
Gustaf Westman x The Standard Spa

Gustaf Westman x The Standard Spa

Swedish designer Gustaf Westman will transform the cafe at the Standard Spa in Miami Beach, displaying a selection of his furniture and decor. The Scandinavian-inspired spa will feature a mirrored wall, prominently showcasing the designer's famed Curvy Mirror, signaling the start of a collaboration between the designer and the brand.

 
House of Tilly by Studio Snoop

House of Tilly by Studio Snoop

London-based Studio Snoop is set to transform the lobby of the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach, unveiling the designs by their AI designer, Tilly Tabot, making its debut appearance in the United States. Tilly3.0, the latest iteration of the AI designer, previously showcased during Milan's design week earlier this year, will be featured in this installation. The exhibit will spotlight five distinct designs conceptualized by Tabot and brought to life by skilled artisans and fabricators. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with Tilly and inquire about the artistic works on display.

 
Utopia by Lara Bohinc

Utopia by Lara Bohinc

Miami's Design District collaborated with UK-based designer Lara Bohinc to craft a vibrant collection of sculptural furniture items using cork. These pieces encompass a variety of designs, spanning from ergonomic furniture to illuminated light fixtures, along with numerous egg-shaped birdhouses suspended from nearby trees. The displays will be showcased along the promenades within the Design District and in front of the Design/Miami Fair at Miami Beach.







 
Photo by Kevin Todora
Photo by Kevin Todora

A Subtle Alchemy by Dan La

Dan Lam's sculpture is a chameleon amongst art! Crafted from metal and styrofoam, it boasts a dazzling "chameleon" finish that shifts and shimmers like a jewel, changing colors with every step you take. This mesmerizing piece promises to be a highlight of Wynwood Walls during Miami Art Week, captivating viewers with its playful dance of light and color.

 
EXPRESSION SERVICE ESSENCE by Samuel Ross
EXPRESSION SERVICE ESSENCE by Samuel Ross

EXPRESSION SERVICE ESSENCE by Samuel Ross

Miami Design District got a stylish seating upgrade, thanks to British designer Samuel Ross! Twelve brand-new benches, each with a unique personality, have popped up across the district. Ross dreamed them up, and CNC machines brought them to life – all in sleek, powder-coated steel. So go grab a seat, relax, and soak up the Miami vibes in Ross's artistic haven.

 
Alcova
Alcova

Alcova

The renowned Italian design platform, Alcova, recognized for its captivating exhibitions at Milan Design Week, is set to present multiple group showcases at the Selina Gold Dust Motel in the northern part of the city. The exhibitions will boast contributions from a diverse range of creatives, including artists, designers, material innovators, and interior designers. Among the featured creators are Caleb Ferris, Objects of Common Interest, Kostas Lambridis, and Natural Materials Studio. Notably, Bonnie Hvillum, the founder of Natural Materials Studio, recently earned the prestigious inaugural Bentley Lighthouse Award from Dezeen. Alongside these showcases, Alcova has planned an engaging program comprising talks and events in collaboration with Dezeen, promising an enriching and immersive experience for all attendees.

 
Miami Take Over by Andrés Reisinger

Miami Take Over by Andrés Reisinger

Renowned for his captivating digital artwork, Reisinger will debut his inaugural physical creation in partnership with Miami Design District. This unique installation, inspired by the artist's dreamy digital compositions, will showcase fabric delicately draped over a storefront within the district, inviting visitors through its pulled-aside entrance.

 
8 Minutes and 20 Seconds by Marjan van Aubel
Photo by Steve Benisty

8 Minutes and 20 Seconds by Marjan van Aubel

Renowned solar designer Marjan van Aubel will unveil her inaugural public project in Miami, an installation dedicated to exploring the prospects of utilizing carbon-neutral energy while honoring the journey of the sun. In collaboration with Lexus and Random Studio, the installation will showcase a scaled rendition of Lexus's electric LF-ZC car. This vehicle features photovoltaic sheets functioning akin to a prism, complemented by integrated light and motion sensors for an immersive presentation. Named "8 Minutes and 20 Seconds," the installation's title pays homage to the duration it takes for the sun's light to traverse and reach the Earth.


Miami Art Week unfolds from December 6 to 19 in Miami, United States. Explore the latest architecture and design events happening globally through the Dezeen Events Guide for an updated roster of happenings.

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