Miami Art Week in Florida is just around the corner. Miami Art Week is an intriguing melting pot of art and culture where visitors, locals and international art enthusiasts meet to preview the upcoming hot collections. The art event hosts over 20 international art fairs, more than 1,200 galleries and thousands of talented artists. Miami Art Week offers guest as unique blend of art and culture. It is where visitors, locals and international art enthusiasts can come together and see upcoming, modern art collections.
The Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that combines luxury shopping, galleries, museums, design stores, restaurants and major art and design installations. These are all within an architecturally significant context. The Miami Design District is owned and operated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra and L Catterton Real Estate.
Below are the latest updates on fashion, hospitality, food, culture, and art initiatives set to debut in the Miami Design District.
Miami Art Week Pop-Ups
MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP
ABOUT: Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo.
This year, the brand extends to a new category. Bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers. They are reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. Plus, the Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored.
Dates: November 29 – December 3
Hours: 12pm – 8pm
Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.
BASIC.SPACE | SELECT.MIAMI
ABOUT: On November 30th and December 1st, Basic.Space will host “Select.Miami.” This unique exhibition and shopping experience is curated by a select group of best-in-class creatives. For example, Juliet Johnstone, After That, RetroSuperFuture, and more. This 2-day event rooted in the concept of curation, community and discovery. It will showcase a blend of new items, limited editions and brand collaborations, all exclusive to Basic.Space.
In partnership with Secular Sabbath, this event will include an overnight ambient music experience from 12am – 7am on the 1st. Secular Sabbath is an ambient music centered event experience. Thus, attendees are invited to relax, restore, and get inspired together through their sensory body.
Dates: December 1
Hours: 12pm – 7pm
Location: 3930 NE 2nd Avenue
RESY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS | DINNER SERIES FEAT. TOP CHEFS
ABOUT: Resy and American Express are creating a pop-up in the Miami Design District headlined by Michelin and James Beard Award winning chefs Massimo Bottura, Missy Robbins and Mashama Bailey. Artist Phillip K. Smith III – who showed at Art Basel Miami 2017 in the Faena Arts District – has created an immersive work for the space, Garden of Reflections.
The pop-up will host three nights of dinners, exclusively for American Express Card Members enrolled in Global Dining Access by Resy, as well as an art-focused gallery day showcasing Smith’s art with food and cocktails by Chef Michael Solomonov. More information at resy.com/miami-dining-series.
Dates: November 29 – December 2
Hours: November 29: 6pm; November 30: 11am – 6pm; December 1: 5:30pm & 9pm; December 2: 5:30pm & 9pm
Location: 151 NE 41st St., 3rd Floor
DOLCE & GABBANA CASA | GRAND OPENING (photo above)
ABOUT: To feel at home: the Dolce & Gabbana Casa Collection is dedicated to the universe of furnishing and furnishing accessories. It is a tribute to the excellence of craftsmanship, Italian design and the authentic codes of the brand’s DNA. The patterns of the Collection’s themes come to life on furniture and mise en place accessories. In addition, textiles and decorative objects that evoke a story of love and hospitality, passion and beauty, and the art of living one’s daily life.
From sofas in fine jacquard to lacquered oak tables, from accessorized bar cabinets to armchairs upholstered in petit point embroidery. Furniture pieces are realized in partnership with Luxury Living Group. They present both elements of harmony and contrasts, rendering a unique narrative that gives no limits to creativity.
Dates: November 28 – December 4
Hours: 10am – 10pm
Location: 50 NE 39th Street
FENDI CASA | GRAND OPENING
ABOUT: FENDI Casa has chosen Miami for its first flagship store in the United States. It is in the heart of the Miami Design District. The opening of the boutique will coincide with the start of Design Miami. There, FENDI presents a series of special projects over time, together with established and emerging designers. The boutique in Miami spans 591 square meters. All within a concrete building enhanced by large windows on two levels, whose architecture is inspired by the Modern Movement.
Date: Opening November 30
Hours: M – F 10am – 6pm; Saturday 11am – 3pm; Sunday Closed
Location: 4120 NE 2nd Ave.
INSTALLATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES
ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Rock | Roll is a multifaceted installation that draws on the vibrancy of Miami Carnival to honor the BIPOC communities that contribute to Miami’s polyethnic culture. Barnes designed a series of massive, whimsical capsules that rock back-and-forth when activated by users and feature vibrant colors reminiscent of Carnival’s feathered costumes and the city’s water-friendly lifestyle.
With a nod to steel drums and Soca music, Barnes also designed wind chimes, hundreds of which will be hung in the neighborhood’s trees. Rock | Roll will also include a free-floating dome suspended overhead and animated by light and sound, which will serve as an anchor to a communal and lively commission. Soon to be installed in the Miami Design District as the annual Design Commission, Barnes’ creative — and massive– interactive installation is expected to draw visitors on a global scale.
Dates: Mid-November onward
Location: Miami Design District
DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ARES HOUSE
ABOUT: In a collaborative effort between The Alexander Team and Everyrealm, comes the launch of ‘The Row,” an exclusive collection of metaverse real estate featuring architecture designed by a variety of talented artists. The 30-piece collection, made up of one-of-one NFTs, will live on the Mona platform. This piece (pictured above), from The Row collection and created by Daniel Arsham, is the inspiration for the exhibition concept.
It is called The Ares House. This exhibition concept offers guests a thoughtful journey from Miami into the boundless possibilities of the metaverse, where their curiosity to discover is the vehicle and Daniel’s artwork and expressions are the pulse and fuel.
Dates: December 1 – December 4
Location: Miami Design District
GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS
ABOUT: Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the seventh group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists. They are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities.
The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism.
Dates: November 28 – December 4
Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm
Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave
CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND
ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design. It displays within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings.
The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol. Both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother. More than a hundred works on view present an expansive overview of figurative art from the last three decades. Plus, the multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon. Also by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas.
Dates: November 30 – onward
Hours: 10am – 12pm
Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.
SAATCHI YATES | TESFAYE URGESSA
ABOUT: This November, Saatchi Yates Miami will temporarily open a solo exhibition of new work by Ethiopian Contemporary artist Tesfaye Urgessa. It coincides with his presentation at the Rubell Museum, opening December 2022. Saatchi Yates Miami is situated in the Miami Design District. Found next to the Institute of Contemporary Art and the de la Cruz Collection.
Born in 1983 in Ethiopia, Tesfaye studied under master Tadesse Mesfin at Staatlichen Akademie in Stuttgart. He later emigrated to work in Germany. Thus, through these experiences, Ugressa connected Ethiopian iconography and a deep fascination with traditional figurative painting. As a result, it creates a unique and striking language which portrays race and the politics of identity.
Dates: November 22 – December 20
Hours: 12pm – 6pm
Location: 35 NE 40 St.
PRIZM ART FAIR | PRIZM 2022: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR
ABOUT: This year, the neighborhood is thrilled to host its first-ever art fair aside from Design Miami/: Prizm 2022 Contemporary African Art Fair. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Prizm 2022 will present Vernacular À la Mode. Hence, there are presentations of select galleries and artists. They will explore how vernacular modes of artmaking originating in global African contexts have influenced the cultivation of fine art practice worldwide.
The program will include four sections: Prizm Panels, Prizm Perform, Prizm Film, Prizm Preview, and, of course, Prizm Art Fair at large. Also, exhibiting international artists from Africa and the global African Diaspora. Artists will represent global locales including, Angola, Barbados, South Africa and Kenya. In addition, Mozambique, Angola, Martinique, Norway, Portugal, Saint Martin, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and many more.
Dates: November 30 – December 4
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Location: 4220 N Miami Ave.
THE OFFICE. & F2T GALLERY | I DON’T NEED IT, BUT I WANT IT
ABOUT: THE OFFICE. Gallery and F2T Gallery present I DONT NEED IT, BUT I WANT IT. This group exhibition features artists Callum Eaton, Eduardo Sarabia, Jonathan Casella, Kristopher Raos, Saj Issa, Sam Keller, Stephanie H. Shih, and Tim Irani. The selected artists will bring forth a collective body of work highlighting the global culture crisis of mass production and capitalism. There is an emphasis on cliche or kitschy elements of our cultures, through the use of irony and pop art elements.
THE OFFICE., founded by art patron and avid collector, Matthew Chevallard. It educates the public on art collecting and presents exceptionally curated and co-curated exhibitions, within the contemporary art world. Continuing, F2T Gallery from Milano, conceived in 2021 by acclaimed collectors Matteo Novarese and Francesco Bena, works with leading emerging artists, galleries and collectors in the contemporary art world.
Dates: Opening Night: November 27 from 5pm – 8pm (open to the public); November 28 – January 29
Hours: 11am – 7pm
Location: 3930 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 202
WHERE TO DINE DURING ART BASEL
MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA NOW OPEN
ABOUT: Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion.
Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com
Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District
ABOUT: The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. LOcated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem. Hence, it elevates Miami Beach’s dining scene. It is characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com
Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach
PURA VIDA MIAMI
ABOUT: Pura Vida is a Miami-based all-day cafe founded by husband-wife team, Omer and Jennifer Horev. The health-focused eatery provides an extensive menu. It features a range of raw, organic acai bowls, freshly squeezed juices and superfood smoothies. Also, fresh salads, wraps, bowls and more, making it the ideal grab-and-go eatery to enjoy between fairs this season.
Since its inception in 2012, Pura Vida has evolved to include 12 outposts throughout South Florida. In addition, several locations are spread out across the region. Plus, Pura Vida is also gearing up to kick-off its international expansion with the debut of a new full-service restaurant in Doha, Qatar. PuraVidaMiami.com
Locations: Edgewater, Miami Design District, South Miami, Miracle Mile, Sunset Harbour, Brickell, Las Olas, Bay Harbor, West Avenue, South of Fifth, Aventura, West Palm Beach, and new Doha, Qatar
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