Monday, December 9, 6:30 PM
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour FL 33154
Robert Chambers is best known for his large public sculptures that marry science and art-forcing both categories in to what he describes as a "realm of senselessness and chaos" to encourage disparate associations to function together.
Robert Wennett has spent his career redeveloping properties and transforming cities including New York and Miami, his most recent 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage and retail development designed by Herzog and de Meuron in Miami Beach has become a symbol worldwide for good design and urban planning.
Please RSVP at Unscripted@balharbourflorida.com
Art enthusiasts have just five days to see some of the world's leading exhibitions during Art Basel Miami. With over 22 art fairs and hundreds of featured exhibitions visitors can take in the best of the best as recommended by Claire Breukel, curator for Unscripted Bal Harbour, a public art initiative launched in 2012 that provides artists with a platform to pursue their creativity and features a popular Art Chat series featuring public art experts from around the world.
Breukel's Top Ten list features a varied mix, from performances and sculpture exhibits to photography and includes world-renowned Tracy Emin's exhibit at MOCA and a show at the Rubell Collection.
Bal Harbour guests and locals get a special treat through the destinations' new Museum Access program that provides exclusive entry to the area's leading museums. This includes free admission to the Wolfsonian Museum and the Bass Museum of Art, and full membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Miami Art Museum (that reopens in December as the new Pérez Art Museum Miami), allowing Bal Harbour guests to be among the first to get a peek at the new space.
Top Ten shows not to be missed this season
#1 Ai Weiwei:According to What? at the Perez Art museum Miami (PAMM)
As a social, policital and artistic hero, Chinese artist Ai WeiWei is known for his audacious performances and creative provocations. Experience this at the Herzog and De Meuron-designed museum.
#2 CasaLin Hosts Hot Bed; Reverence in collaboration with Wet Heat Projects
Each year CasaLin hosts a curated 'backyard' exhibition. This year Miami filmmakers Wet Heat Project bring "Hot Bed" to the yard--a project that features exciting performances by promising New World School students.
#3 Contender, New Works from Kenton Parker at Primary Projects
Each year a line of people stand outside Primary Projects for an awe-inspiring artist collective show. Focused on street art and alternative practice, Parker will undoubtedly offer an LA-inspired rebellious, site-specific installation.
#4 França at Fairchild curated by Cristina Grajales at Fairchild Tropical Gardens
Experiencing the sculptural designs of Brazilian artist Hugo Franca within lush gardens is the perfect moment of calm in an otherwise busy art fair.
#5 Hunter Barnes photography installation in the City of Opa LockaBarnes ambitiously lends his expertise with the concept of street photography by placing human-sized billboards in the city. The installation results from a two-week residency during which Barnes sensitively documented Opa Locka residents: it's a slice of the city's contemporary history that promises to be fascinating.
#6 Nicholas Hlobo’s Intethe (A Sketch For An Opera) at Locust Projects
Having a fellow South African showing in Miami’s premiere non-profit arts space where I was formerly Director makes this exhibition a personal highlight. Internationally renowned, Hlobo’s poetic installations are made of an unexpected combination of materials.
#7 Ping Pong 2013 curated by Sue Irion
Featuring artists from Basel Miami and Los Angeles <i style=">Ping Pong is an annual cross-cultural exchange exhibition that offers witty artwork, upbeat displays and clever cross-city dialogue.
#8 Piotr Uklański: ESL at the Bass Museum of Art
The moment I stood on Uklanski’s neon floor at the Pinault Collection, Venice, surrounded by constructed images of Nazi officers (titled “Dancing Nazi’s”), I was intrigued. Uklański’s work never fails to challenge and ESL (English as a Second Language) is certain to provoke on the subjects of immigration to America and acceptance of cultural norms.
#9 Tracey Emin: Angel Without You at MOCA, Miami
Known for her public confessions and enigmatic one-liners, this is Emin’s first solo exhibition in the US. Focusing on her large body of neon works, it will add significant depth to Miami’s already neon allure.
#10 28 Chinese at the Rubell Family CollectionAfter the success of 30 Americans, this show will be just as interesting—even with two less artists! Housing one of Miami’s most dynamic private collections, the Rubell’s and Director Juan Valadez will undoubtedly curate another defining show.
Christy Gast creates Unscripted’s latest installation inspired by the history of South Florida