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Art Is Everywhere

SUPERFLEX’s “Like a Force of Nature,” 2020; ceramic tiles; on the exterior of ARCA Wynwood

In Miami, you can experience art without ever stepping foot indoors. Below are some newer outdoor works to be on the lookout for.

WYNWOOD

Like a Force of Nature
Stone, tile and wood company ARCA recently debuted its newest interactive showroom in Wynwood. The interior itself is impressive, but the exterior is bound to turn heads. The company commissioned Danish artist group SUPERFLEX to design its colorful mural, titled “Like a Force of Nature,” using ceramic tiles designed by Hector Esrawe. Long-term view; 65 NW 24th St., Miami; gpoarca.com

VantaBlack working on “Say Their Names” mural at Bakehouse Art Complex, 2020; photo by Mateo Serna Zapata
VantaBlack working on “Say Their Names” mural at Bakehouse Art Complex, 2020; photo by Mateo Serna Zapata

Say Their Names: A Public Memorial Project
There is no shortage of murals in Wynwood, but Bakehouse Art Complex’s latest public art mural by artist Chire Regans (aka VantaBlack) is particularly timely. In honor of victims of hate crimes, as well as gun, police, gender and domestic violence, more than 250 names have been painted on the western facade of the building. The exhibition is one of five solo projects BAC is debuting this season, all from Miami-based female artists. Through March 31; 561 NW 32nd St., Miami; bacfl.org

MIAMI BEACH

Art Outside
Miami Beach has always been known for its outdoor arts, but, now, The Bass has partnered with the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, Miami Beach Urban Studios–FIU, The Wolfsonian–FIU and W South Beach for a massive coordinated exhibition throughout the city. There will be a variety of pieces on display, including impressive sculptures and video projections, with pieces rotating in and out in the future. Long-term view; artoutsidemb.org

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT

Rendering of swings, part of gt2P’s Conscious Actions, 2020 Miami Design District commission
Rendering of swings, part of gt2P’s Conscious Actions, 2020 Miami Design District commission

Conscious Actions
Every winter, the Miami Design District commissions a creative firm to redefine the neighborhood via a public installation. (In 2019, it was Fernando Laposse’s Pink Beasts.) For 2020, the district awarded the project to Chilean studio Great Things to People (gt2P) and its proposed installation Conscious Actions, a series of interactive, architectural playground-inspired devices. Visitors can activate each device through physical and natural forces, evoking a sense of carefree childhood while also reminding them that every action taken affects our environment and communities. Long-term view; miamidesigndistrict.net 

DORAL

Manolo Valdés: The Legacy
The City of Doral and the Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM) have partnered up to present a series of 18 larger-than-life sculptures by Manolo Valdés in 12 locations throughout Doral—the largest exhibition of the Spanish artist’s sculptures to date. A special reception will take place at Central Park Doral on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. Through June 2021; dorcam.org

CORAL GABLES

Illuminate Coral Gables
Aimed at making art accessible to all, this exhibition of video projections and sculptures will span the entire city, transitioning from daytime art installations to whimsical, illuminated pieces at night. The exhibit will also be working with Miami-Dade public schools to create art teacher workshops and virtual lessons for students. Jan. 15–Feb. 15; illuminatecoralgables.org