Art Basel 2019
Every year, calendars are marked for the most buzzed art event of the season. We have rounded up some of the best art installations and fashion pop-ups you can visit during the month of December in the wild city of Miami. The “Art Week” does not solemnly stand for the art aficionados to take their cultural cache, it draws over 70,000 visitors every year to the heart of Miami Beach for four days to enjoy a wide array of the best modern art.
While the official event takes place in the Miami Beach Convention Center, there’s plenty of pop-up offerings outside the venue. We have rounded up some of the best installations for you to visit while enjoying the never-ending Miami Beach spirit during the month of December.
It would be a shame if we did not kick off the blog with the most viral art piece of Art Basel. You have probably seen it on Instagram, Twitter or even on the cover of the New York Post. Created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, artwork named “Comedian,” which is comprised of a banana duct-taped to a wall worthy of $120K.
Facebook has commissioned Miami environmental artist Xavier Cortadafor his Plan(T) installation which is accompanied by activations to provoke conversation around climate change and rising sea levels.
Virgil Abloh continues to upgrade his status with “Dollar a Gallon,” an installation at Paseo Ponti. It serves as a commentary on how necessities, like energy, are often repackaged as brands—and, as a result, it reflects capitalism as a whole.
Leandro Erlichis taking car traffic to another level with “Order of Importance,” a new public installation commissioned by the City of Miami Beach at the Lincoln Road beachfront.