The Miami Design District will present Design Miami/, featuring the renowned international galleries that regularly exhibit at Art Basel, and robust program of exhibitions, activations, and live events beginning Friday, November 27. Design Miami/ will launch its new concept, Podium, in the historic Moore Building, where the fair was originally launched in 2005. Attendance will be ticketed and limited, to adhere to protocols implemented in consultation with the University of Miami Health System.
“Design Miami/ is excited to inaugurate our new Podium concept, which combines a curated exhibition with spacious presentations by individual design galleries in the Moore Building,” said Jennifer Roberts, CEO of Design Miami/. “Under Elastika, the site-specific piece by Zaha Hadid, and amongst the architecture and public art of the Miami Design District, collectors and visitors will be able to experience and acquire material.”
This 10-day cultural event will employ the 18-square-block, open-air neighborhood and its abundant public spaces, as well the ICA Miami and the de la Cruz Collection museums, to showcase the international galleries’ works by contemporary artists. Both Design Miami/ and Art Basel will curate digital talks programs.
“We are excited to welcome Design Miami/ back to the District and be joined by international contemporary artgalleries. Since 2001, we have hosted significant cultural programming to inspire and engage the South Florida community,” said Craig Robins, founder of the Miami Design District and co-founder of Design Miami/. “In 2020, we have a pressing need for a creative dialogue, so we have conceived of a format responsive to current circumstances. As a pedestrian open-air neighborhood, the Miami Design District makes it possible to create live experiences that connect our local community. This is a re-imagined path forward to responsibly stage cultural events around the world.”
Both Design Miami/ and Art Basel will feature robust, complementary digital programming on their respective websites, including Art Basel’s “OVR: Miami Beach,” live from December 4 to 6 with VIP preview days from December 2 to 4, featuring galleries accepted to the 2020 edition of its Miami Beach show.