The Scoop: Art Basel Edition Vol 2

FAENA FLOURISHES

The Faena District is one step closer toward realizing its all-inclusive vision. Faena Bazaar, its long-awaited, multilevel destination for shopping, exhibits and events, debuted. Maris Collective, whose unique boutiques elevate luxury resorts throughout the world, partnered with Faena to curate a fantasy retail experience like no other in town. The staggering assortment culls pieces from La Double J, LOVE Binetti, Linda Farrow, Roopa and The Elder Statesman, among dozens of coveted labels. Since you’re already in the neighborhood, don’t miss Faena Festival’s inaugural exhibit of large-scale commissioned artworks by the likes of Derrick Adams and Alfredo Jaar. On view through December 9, “This is Not America” references Miami’s port heritage, where tourists and migrants mingle at the crossroads of the Americas. Programming is complimentary and open to the public.

3400 Collins Avenue; 3201 Collins Avenue; 305.534.8800; faena.com

YOUNG GUNS

The National YoungArts Foundation is plenty busy this Basel. The nonprofit awarded its second Daniel Arsham Fellowship during its Miami Art Week Supper Club presented with corporate partner ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. Paloma Izquierdo, a 2014 YoungArts winner in visual arts and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the arts, receives $25,000 and a yearlong mentorship with Arsham. Project for Empty Space cofounder Jasmine Wahi curated an alumni exhibit of 20 education-themed works at YoungArts Gallery. Stop by Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (4601 Collins Avenue) for another YoungArts alumni show (Booth S-224). It also supported alum and local artist Naomi Fisher with her site-specific installation at Givenchy (106 NE 39th Street); mirrored cyber palm trees titled “Arecaceae Totem” and “Arecaceae Frond,” pictured, are displayed in the boutique through Sunday.

2100 Biscayne Boulevard; 305.377.1140; youngarts.org

FERNGULLY TO FEMINISM

Miami museums save their best stuff for Basel. The Bass snagged the Haas Brothers’ first solo show at a museum. For “Ferngully,” Los Angeles-based twins Nikolai and Simon Haas blend art and design with sculptural furniture and decorative pieces, whose fantastically textured, anthropomorphic characteristics range from fur to horns. Besides their show through April 21, 2019, they collaborated with L’Objet for a Basel-only, pop-up shop stocked with textiles, fragrance, tableware and other nifty goods like incense holders. The art world can’t contain its fascination with pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago, and the ICA, Miami is no exception. On through April 21, 2019, the museum’s major retrospective “Judy Chicago: A Reckoning” spans seven bodies of her work from the Sixties to the Nineties. Grab her limited-edition tee by Max Mara, too.

2100 Collins Avenue; 305.673.7530; thebass.org. 61 NE 41st Street; 305.901.5272; icamiami.org

WANDERLUST WARES

Every year, collectors look forward to seeing how Louis Vuitton will evolve the Objets Nomades collection. Not only is the French luxury house bringing pieces to fill its Miami Design District store but its third annual booth at DesignMiami/. Famous designers like Marcel Wanders and Patricia Urquiola have put their spin on the ongoing, art of travel series. Two tables premiere at this edition. Italy’s Atelier Biagetti makes its collaborative foray with the glass-topped Anemona table, whose rippling base pays homage to the Adriatic Sea. Switzerland-based Atelier Oï’s Serpentine design of American walnut, beveled glass and LV leather straps comes as a coffee table or dining table. Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka’s Blossom vase in black or clear, handblown Murano glass references LV’s monogram pattern.

140 NE 39th Street; 305.573.1366; us.louisvuitton.com. miami2018.designmiami.com

We’ll see you next week with even more of South Florida’s places to go!

2018-12-07T06:00:59+00:00December 7th, 2018|