This year’s Design Miami/Podium: America(s) features extended dates to accommodate attendees safely. The VIP preview (November 27) is invite-only, while the public is welcome November 28-December 6. The haute design fair also pivots by relocating to the Miami Design District and hosting a concurrent virtual edition for exhibitors and panel discussions including “Can Craft Save America?” and “America, America(s): Rethinking ‘American’ Design.”
The Faena District continues its art-week tradition for new commissions of large-scale, oceanside installations. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea exhibits “Dreaming with Lions” from November 29-December 6. The multimedia work about hope, faith and the human spirit incorporates beach towels emblazoned with text (and stacked to create text) from Hemingway’s iconic novel.
Jeffrey Deitch Pop Up
Kenny Scharf’s exhibit at Jeffrey Deitch’s temporary Miami gallery from November 27-December 31 is a homecoming too. Though the Los Angeles native began spray painting his signature faces in New York, he spent the Nineties in Miami and even had a studio in the Miami Design District. “Moodz” presents 101 of these unique, circular faces depicting various personalities that are reminiscent of emojis.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash Pop Up
Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery also travels down from Manhattan for a winter pop up from November 27-January 31. A group show with Gerasimos Floratos, Eddie Martinez, Pope.L and Brent Wadden inaugurates the space; works by additional artists such as Sarah Braman and Chris Johanson, whose 2018 Energy Burst (Yellow) is pictured here, can be found upstairs. Appointments required by contacting [email protected].
In addition to a duct-taped banana, the grand opening of the fantastic Rubell Museum was the talk of last year’s art week. For this round, Mera and Don Rubell are exhibiting eight paintings by their 2020 artist-in-residence, a young woman who lives and works in Brooklyn. “Genesis Tramaine: Sanctuary,” which is on view through December 12, draws from biblical figures and portraits.
Salvador Dalí fans in South Florida don’t have to drive to his museum in St. Petersburg to see the great Spanish Surrealist’s work and influence on contemporary artists. Art Plug and the Confidante Miami Beach are collaborating on “The Real Surreal,” an exhibit with Dalí works and Surrealism-inspired works through January 17. Attend in-person with timed entry tickets, or view virtually from home.