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ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Barnes’ installation, 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. Fabricated by ALT BLD, there will also be a free-floating dome, reminiscent of a giant disco ball. Suspended overhead and animated by light and sound, the structure will serve as an anchor to a communal and lively commission.
Dates: mid-November onward
Location: Miami Design District, 140 Ne 39th St.
ABOUT: Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch are pleased to present 100 Years, their sixth collaborative group exhibition in the Design District during Miami Art Week. Previously staged at the Moore Building, this year's exhibition will be on view in the historic Buick Building.
Dates: November 28 - December 4
Hours: Monday 5pm - 8pm; Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 8pm; Sunday 10am - 6pm
Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave
ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying 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 separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. More than a hundred works on view present an expansive overview of figurative art from the last three decades. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Marteen Bass.
Dates: November 30 - onward
Hours: 10am - 12pm
Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.
ABOUT: This November, Saatchi Yates Miami will temporarily open a solo exhibition of new work by Ethiopian Contemporary artist Tesfaye Urgessa to co-inside with his presentation at the Rubell Museum, opening December 2022. Saatchi Yates Miami is situated in the Miami Design District, 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, and later emigrated to work in Germany. Through these experiences, Ugressa connected Ethiopian iconography and a deep fascination with traditional figurative painting to create a unique and striking language which portrays race and the politics of identity.
Dates: November 21 - December 21
Hours: 12pm - 6pm
Location: 35 NE 40 St.
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, with presentations of select galleries and artists exploring 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, exhibiting international artists from Africa and the global African Diaspora. Artists will represent global locales including, Angola, Barbados, South Africa, Kenya, 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.
ABOUT: Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, is the beating heart of the Riviera Maya; a precious jewel set between the jungle and the sparkling sea that will be unveiled anew in May 2023. With its unparalleled ability to transcend the boundaries of language and geography, the choice of photography to capture the spirit of this special place is truly inspired. The select Mexican photographers - Javier Hinojosa, Patricia Lagarde, Ilán Rabchinskey, and Margot Kalach - convey the unique spirit of the Riviera Maya in an unexpected way through their distinctive lenses and perspectives, and together represent a rich blend of experience and youth. The challenge to each of them is the same: to create a set of entrancing images that will engage audiences throughout the world.
Dates: December 1 - onward
Hours: 4pm - 8pm and Friday-Saturday from 11am - 8pm
Location: Apollo 40 NE 40th St.
ABOUT: THE OFFICE. Gallery and F2T Gallery present I DONT NEED IT, BUT I WANT IT, a group exhibition featuring 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, emphasizing the 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, educates the public on art collecting and presents exceptionally curated and co-curated exhibitions, within the contemporary art world. 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
ABOUT: Boil, Toil + Trouble is an exhibition that brings together contemporary painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance by 20+ contemporary artists whose works speak to the mundane, magical, and mythical aspects of water. The exhibition brings to the fore a broad range of environmental, spiritual, feminist, and political perspectives about how we as individuals, cities, and societies interpret, negotiate, and interact with water. The exhibition seeks to catalyze interdisciplinary creation and conversations that reframe Miami’s relationship with water, historically, spiritually, and in the face of the current climate crisis. Boil, Toil + Trouble is curated by Zoe Lukov and organized by Art in Common, a nonprofit founded by Abby Pucker and Zoe Lukov.
Dates: November 29 - December 4
Hours: 12pm - 7pm
Location: 50 NE 40th St.
ABOUT: The energy of the Magic City meets the sophistication of Northern Italy in Major Food Group’s latest culinary masterpiece: Contessa. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, fated to be Miami Design District’s neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of NE 41st Street and NE 1st Avenue. 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.
Location: 111 NE 41st St. - Miami Design District
ABOUT: The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant nestled in the heart of Miami Beach. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is quickly becoming Miami Beach’s new destination restaurant offering both a chic European atmosphere with elevated yet uncomplicated classic Mediterranean flavors from their open grill and wood oven. Ideated by beloved industry veterans, The Drexel is the brainchild of husband-wife teams Ahmet Erkaya and Anastasia Koutsioukis of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin; alongside Chef Nano Crespo, formerly of Quinto La Huella, and his wife Tamara Magalhaes, formerly of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Soho House, and Thompson Hospitality.
Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. - Miami Beach
ABOUT: Miami-based health-focused restaurant, Pura Vida is announcing the opening of their newest restaurant in Doha, Qatar to coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Situated on Al Maha Island, this marks the brand’s very first restaurant outside of Florida and doubles as the brand’s first ever full-scale service restaurant with the addition of several new dishes, a seated dining experience with tableside service and reservation system, and an operationally sustainable approach to minimize plastic integration across the board. Moreover, Pura Vida’s Qatar outpost marks the beginning of the brand’s expansion into the Middle East with several locations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the entire Gulf on the horizon. Pura Vida currently has 12 other locations across South Florida with several others in the works.
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
ABOUT: 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 all within an architecturally significant context. The Miami Design District is owned and operated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations. As Miami becomes increasingly known for its own rich culture, the growth of the Miami Design District further reflects how the city is deserving of its place on the global stage. For more information, visit http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net / Facebook: MiamiDesignDistrict / Instagram: @miamidesigndistrict / Twitter: @designdistrict