Museums to visit during Miami Art Week
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61 NE 41st St
The Institute of Contemporary Art has reopened after moving into a new building in the centre of the Miami Design District. Completed just in time for Miami Art Week, the ICA’s new home offers more than 20,000 square feet of gallery space as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.
Its inaugural exhibition, The Everywhere Studio, considers the importance of the artist’s studio, with a chronological progression of multimedia works by more than 50 artists (including Roy Lichtenstein) from the postwar period to today (to February 26).
Outside, Abigail DeVille’s wooden and scrap-metal hybrid structures offer striking representations of racial violence (to October 28), while the first floor is filled with works from emerging and established contemporary artists, such as Haitian Tomm El-Saieh and Turner Prize-winner Chris Ofili. Curators are keen to demonstrate that experimental art is accessible to all. Entry is free, with extended viewing hours from December 6-10.
The Bass Museum
2100 Collins Ave
After two years, a $12m renovation and a near miss with Hurricane Irma, the Bass Museum reopened in late October. With nearly 50 per cent more space, the museum now contains eight galleries (up from four) and a designated education facility.
For Miami Art Week, the Bass presents a solo show from New York-based Argentine artist Mika Rottenberg (December 7-April 30). Featuring videos and installations, her works offer absurdist commentary on late-stage global capitalism.
The show accompanies two other solo exhibitions from mixed-media artists Ugo Rondinone (to February 19) and Pascale Marthine Tayou (to April 2).
De la Cruz Collection
23 NE 41st St
Down the road from the ICA, the De la Cruz Collection brings together works from numerous artists — Isa Genzken, Peter Doig, Tauba Auerbach, Wifredo Lam, Salvador Dalí — united by their subversion of traditional practices. Force and Form (December 5-November 1 2018) traces generational changes in visual culture as well as addressing issues of class, gender and power. Admission is free.
Rubell Family Collection
95 NW 29th St
On December 6, the Rubell Family Collection opens two exhibitions. Comprised of works by 25 artists working across a range of mediums, Still Human examines the consequences of the digital revolution on the human condition. Meanwhile Stranger in Paradise contains sculptures, large-scale paintings and computer-manipulated prints by the Rubell’s artist-in-residence, Allison Zuckerman. Also free.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Pamm celebrates Miami Art Week with a night of live music and libations on December 7. Other highlights include an exhibition of the work of film-maker Dara Friedman (to March 4) and a video installation by English director Steve McQueen documenting the achievements of singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (to March 11).
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St
In downtown Miami, Swedish artist Jacob Felländer’s first US show merges analogue photography with 3D printing and virtual reality (December 6-February 11).
591 NW 27th St
Held in a 45,000 sq ft warehouse, the non-profit Margulies Collection presents an exhibition on Pop art as well as new paintings and sculptures by Anselm Kiefer.
Norton Museum of Art
1451 S Olive Ave
Opening on December 14 is a quirky show of works by Cy Twombly, Julian Schnabel and Philip Taaffe hung in toy dollhouses. Brilliant: Recent Acquisitions displays contemporary pieces distinguished by their bold use of colour (to December 10).
Also showing is Earth Works, an exhibition of acrylics on polystyrene and aluminium panels depicting our impact on the planet (to January 7).
Then in February the Norton explores Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artistic development by presenting his 1986 painting “Dogman” alongside a series of early graffiti-style sketches.
Photographs: Collection of Irma & Norman Braman; Jessica Chou; Collection Douglas B. Andrews