A first look at how the new mid-beach complex known as Faena will transform Miami Beach’s cultural landscape opens this week to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach.
This inaugural exhibit from Faena Art will run from Tuesday through Sunday, Dec. 6, and will feature public programming and art installation, including one that is actually a roller disco upon which people can roller skate.
The exhibit is curated by Ximena Caminos, who heads Faena Art, a non-profit organization designed to bring innovative, international programming to Faena District, the $1 billion luxury mid-beach Alan Faena, her husband, is building.
This district, which stretches from 32nd to 36th streets on Collins Avenue, includes Faena House, which is a a luxury condominium project, along with a hotel, arts and cultural center, and other features.
A centerpiece of the Faena displays will be based on angeles veloces arcanos fugaces (2014), which was created for the Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires by assume vivid astro focus , the Brazilian-French duo known as “avaf.”
This immersive and participatory work that pays homage to the disco era is a roller disco, which will be activated by local and international DJ’s. Roller skates will be provided.
In addition, there will be the following two major installation on the beach, Solar Light Geometry (2015) and A Sight to Behold (2011).
Solar Light Geometry (2015), a new work by American artist Jim Denevan, is part performance and part land art. Located on the beach, the installation is designed to carve a path through the sand, creating illuminated patterns at night that will act as a beacon.
A Sight to Behold (2011) invites viewers to meditate on the spectacle of the natural world by installing a large, red theater. Created by Spanish artist Almudena Lobera, and invites viewers to view themselves as both “actor” and “spectator.”
Several additional works curated by Faena Art will also be displayed in the Faena District throughout the month of December.
Chief among these is Coloring Book by the celebrated American artist Jeff Koon, and is a quintessential element of Koons’ Celebration series.
On loan to the Faena District, Coloring Book will be installed in front of Faena House, and will be viewable from Collins Avenue.
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