Miami, Please! And Art…
With the grody WuFlu wreaking maximum havoc pretty much everywhere (thanks → China!), more mutations coming and case counts going parabolic, people are skedaddling fast from shoddily-run Dem states like New York and California (FUCK YOU → Chris Cuomo and Gavin Newsom!) to escape the rot of progressive rule and the arbitrariness of Dem lockdown doctrines. The sunshine state, obviously, has become the primo destination for freedom-loving art connoisseurs seeking liberation, low taxes, new beginnings and endless vitamin D.
For the in-crowd, especially the art world movers and shakers, Florida is the new Babylon — a bastion of freedom (no lockdowns!) and obvious antipode to the petty tyranny of de Blasio, Garcetti, Gretchen Whitmer, etc. As Gov. Cuomo touted his new book on ‘leadership lessons’ and proudly accepted his ‘well-deserved’ Emmy (LoL!), VIVISXN joined the mass scramble to reach the ‘city upon the hill’ (yes, Miami!) and serendipitously touched down as ‘art week’ went live. We hit the streets hard, droned around the Design District, rambled through Wynwood and drank merrily, absorbing some art, fashion and inspo along the way.
Over at Lévy Gorvy Gallery and Salon 94 Design you can see a sublime showcase of exceptional works: Calder’s magnificent mobiles, freaky sculptures from Maurizio Cattelan, and masterpieces by Enrico Castellani, Francesco Clemente, George Condo and Andy Warhol. Martino Gamper, Donald Judd, Max Lamb, Kwangho Lee, Gabriel Chipperfield and Tom Sachs orchestrated splashy networking shindigs and epicurean mixers of art, commerce, food and fun.
Just blocks away from ICA Miami, Mitchell-Innes & Nash threw up a ‘seasonal space’, curating an exhibit that hums with herniating geometrics, perspectival insanities, and minimalism galore. Featuring a few of the gallery’s usual suspects such as polymath Sarah Braman, painter Land Brent Wadden and sculptor Edie Martinez, the space popped with alien energy, cosmopolitan vibes and polygonal smarts.
For a show that knows exactly how you’re feeling, catch Kenny Scharf’s “Moodz” at Jeffrey Deitch’s bustling little pop-up. 101 emotive face paintings by the artist are on display crackling with lurid/luminous colorways and giving us psycho-visual vertigo. Done in spray paint with a surrealist/streetstyle swagger, the artist has captured over 400 expressions with no two alike. We likey!
For the first time a major collab between Marianne Boesky Gallery and Goodman Gallery has been brought to fruition. Focusing on diversity, pluralism and inclusion without being too race-y about it, the curators bring a burst of visual pleasures and contemporary treasures to the Design District, which, btw, is looking razzle-dazzle like never before (think swanky Monaco meets Singapore with illuminated palm trees!). The Haas Brothers, Donald Moffet, Allison Janae Hamilton, and Ghada Amer all deliver raffish, charming and cheeky works that excite and entrance.
Ramiken Gallery from Brooklyn, New York, has also joined the southbound caravan dishing out a few fierce offerings from artists Andra Ursuta, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Eli Ping, Sven Sachsalber, Kristi Cavataro and more. We’re really keen on those ‘Paranoid Crucible‘ works that explore the palpable angst of our age via abstract sculpture and mixed-media: scrambled, swirling and surreal confections rendered in pretty colors with dark undercurrents.
Off-White, Margiela, Palace, LVMH and Sarah Coleman x Fendi have engineered cool outposts for the season, and Marco Brambilla‘s “Nude Descending No. 3” stands out with textures and viscosities that shift from thin to thick, filling in otherwise vague voids around 40th street.
Most of these exhibits/pop-ups are live through late January. Even Miami’s exotic cabarets/strip clubs are open offering a top-notch T&A showcase and excellent pole performances (the girls are fitter than ever!). We recommend Bikini Bar and Scarlett‘s for all you sunshine patriots out there!
Visit the Design District asap and then head over to saucy South Beach to witness live street theater, alfresco everything and bangin’ installations at The Bass. For those of you who have been sabotaged by progressive perfidiousness of late in places like Cali, New York and Michigan, Miami offers magic and munificence aplenty. Just leave your shitty left-wing politics and wokeness at home when you sojourn southward!
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