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Art in Miami: More to Explore

Art in Miami: More to Explore

Rendering of Aqueous at Artechouse Miami

Miami’s cultural institutions extend beyond that of your typical museum. These unique spaces continue to impress with their own exhibitions and installations. 

Artechouse Miami
Artechouse’s newest installation and immersive experience, Aqueous, was inspired by Classic Blue, the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year. It is part of a trio of shows, each one reflecting how the color relates to a specific element. Miami’s edition is spread across two floors and submerges visitors into a multisensory water world of textures, movements and sounds. If you’re traveling north over the next few months, you can head up to the sky at New York’s Celestial or get grounded by earth at Washington, D.C.’s Crystalline. Through April 14; 736 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; miami.artechouse.com

Installation view of A Possible Horizon at the de la Cruz Collection, 2020-21 Pictured left to right: work by Mark Grotjahn, Jonas Wood, Alex Katz, Rashid Johnson and Jennifer Guidi
Installation view of A Possible Horizon at the de la Cruz Collection, 2020-21
Pictured left to right: work by Mark Grotjahn, Jonas Wood, Alex Katz, Rashid Johnson and Jennifer Guidi

De la Cruz Collection
In 1993, Felix Gonzalez-Torres gave Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz a photograph of the sky and a sheet of light-blue paper where he had written his wishes for the summer in pencil: “A Possible Horizon, Light blue balmy skies, Blue warm light waters.” This inspired the de la Cruz Collection’s exhibition, A Possible Horizon, which includes works from artists who question today’s relevant political and social issues. Long-term view; 23 NE 41st St., Miami; 305.576.6112; delacruzcollection.org

Locust Projects
Mette Tommerup: Made by Dusk at Locust Projects is an immersive installation of Mette Tommerup’s massive raw canvases, which were created by natural elements, not brushstrokes. The works, which the artist says were inspired by the Nordic goddess Freya, reflect on dusk as a transformational time of day with enchanting lights and shadows. Through Jan. 23; 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305.576.8570; locustprojects.org 

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ “Finding Balance,” 2015 (Witness at El Espacio 23)
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ “Finding Balance,” 2015; courtesy El Espacio 23

El Espacio 23
El Espacio 23’s newest exhibition Witness: Afro Perspectives From the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, which features 100 pieces by African and African diaspora artists, is a commentary on today’s social climate while also looking back to what history has taught us. Masimba Hwati, the space’s newest resident artist, will also be creating new works for the exhibit, including a sculpture inspired by Liberty City. Long-term view; 2270 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786.460.4790; elespacio23.com

The Betsy – South Beach
With an impressive year-round arts and culture lineup, The Betsy is much more than your average oceanfront hotel. This winter, it reveals nine new exhibits that can be enjoyed by guests and locals alike. The works, which are curated by co-owner Lesley Goldwasser, will be displayed throughout the hotel’s public spaces and include pieces by Paul Saltzman, Andy Sweet, Hassan Hajjaj and Barbara Hulanicki. Opening Dec. 18; 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305.531.6100; thebetsyhotel.com

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