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Miami Art Week 2016: Theater + Virtual Reality Collide
One can expect many things from Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week as a whole—there's the frequent opportunity for Anish Kapoor selfies; plenty of Instagrammable, text-based statement pieces (some good, some really not); and unlikely collaborations...
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Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun's "Reconstruction of the Universe" for Audemars Piguet
There's no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
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Interview: Samson Young
The only bells I hear on a regular basis are of the synthetic (and semi-annoying) kind: the preset "Chimes" and "Bell Tower" iPhone alarms signaling that morning has come. Not so easy to snooze or block out, however, are physical bells. With each strike...
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Recap: Satellite's Artist-Run Space at Miami Art Week 2015
If you're measuring in internet time, Miami Art Week 2015 is long over, but there was one show we can't get out of our minds—the inaugural Satellite Art Show. A brainchild of Brian Whiteley (founder of the now-defunct SELECT Art Fair), the brand new...
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Miami Art Week 2015: Food-Inspired Works
If anything can be said to illicit a real gut reaction: it's food. We all know the reactions our brain and body indulge in, when in the presence of food and drinks—whether desirable and not. These are visceral, animalistic responses—much like that...
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Miami Art Week 2015: Subverting Nature
Nature stands as the earliest form of inspiration and natural components found within became the tools of early artistic creation. In the ages since and amidst developments and extinctions, loss and discovery, artists continue to be inspired by the...
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Miami Art Week 2015: In Words
As you wade through the sheer amount of artwork on view during Miami Art Week, there's something both compelling and divisive about the pieces incorporating words. They grab ahold of your eyes from far across the hall, drawing you in silently. Unlike...
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Art Basel 2015: Highlights
This year’s edition of Art Basel in Switzerland showcased a huge amount of thrilling, exciting pieces—as did the handful of fairs surrounding the central hub. Naturally, when you have over 300 galleries, showing many more artists, some themes will...
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Art Basel 2015: Robin Meier’s Synchronicity
Part of the fun of Art Basel is discovering the artworks dotted all around the Swiss city, outside the main hub of Messeplatz. This year, luxury Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet presented artist Robin Meier’s piece "Synchronocity" in the beautiful...
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Art Basel 2015: Interactive Installations
Interactive art installations can be real crowd-pleasers. Playing an active part in an artist's vision is an interesting experience—and when it’s good, it makes participants feel that they themselves are bringing something unique to the work. At this...
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Song of the Car: 1957 BMW 507
Thanks to Carl Fisher, Miami is a city with roots in the automotive industry. In the early 1900s, the manufacturing baron from Indiana (where he opened the first US car dealership) used his fortune to transform the swampy southern Florida town into...
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Art Basel with PHHHOTO
We've long been fans of motion-capturing social photo booth PHHHOTO from our friends at HYPERHYPER, and even had the pleasure of playing with it at CH HQ before its official release in early 2013. Though their looped-motion image-creating booth is...
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Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2014
There are two verifiable facts pertaining to every Miami Art Week: first, no one can make it to everything; second, someone managed to capture what you missed and put it up on Instagram. That makes the week-long, multi-fair event a perfect fit for...
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I Feel Ya: Andre 3000 + SCAD at Art Basel Miami
by Chérmelle D. Edwards "I feel ya," a new exhibition with Savannah College of and Art Design (SCAD) and André 3000 Benjamin, made its Art Basel Miami debut exploring the intersection of three artistic disciplines: fashion, film and art within a...
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Daniel Arsham's Modern Pompeii in Miami
by Laura Feinstein Here at Cool Hunting we’re big fans of Daniel Arsham. In the last few years, the 34-year-old designer, architect and co-founder of Snarkitecture has worked with everyone from musicians Pharrell and Chromeo to famed choreographer...
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Miami Art Week 2014: Theo Jansen's Dream Machines
For anyone attending Miami Art Week, the pop-up exhibition, Strandbeest, blends the best elements of the week—sun, sand and powerful, innovative art—into one one. Presented by luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet and the Peabody Essex Museum, Strandbeest...
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FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide
After a successful soft launch during the most recent fashion weeks across NYC, Paris, London and Milan, web and iOS travel app FAVD is heading south to Miami for Art Basel. In addition to offering carefully tailored guides from trusted voices (be...
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Grey Area + FriendsWithYou Pool Party
As the art world heads south for their annual beachside getaway, galleries, museums and brands prepare themselves for the influx that is Art Basel Miami Beach. Among them this year will be Kyle DeWoody’s Grey Area. After the success of last year...
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Studio Visit: Zachary Armstrong
Zachary Armstrong has found a universal truth in his artwork—that a yearning for the open mind of childhood connects us all. Sitting in his light-filled studio in Dayton, Ohio, Armstrong is surrounded by relics of his own childhood, objects and drawings...
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Art Basel 2014: 14 Rooms
One of the highlights of Art Basel 2014 is an exhibition neatly tucked behind the main halls in a smaller gallery. "14 Rooms" is curated by current art-world darling Hans-Ulrich Obrist of London's Serpentine Gallery and Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA...
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