With annual events like Art Basel, and an impressive collection of local museums and galleries, Miami is an art destination on par with the world’s best. Looking to summer and fall, with exciting events like the reopening of the Bass Art Museum in October, there are plenty new and upcoming exhibits to check out.
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys In The Attic
June 22 – September 24, 2017
This is the first retrospective museum exhibition of the work of award-winning author and photographic illustrator Walter Wick. The illustrator of Can You See What I See, and co-creator of the household commodity I Spy book series, Wick’s work is as recognizable as it gets. This exhibition brings a series of his early photographs and illustrations to Miami for the summer.
Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes
June 30th – October 29th, 2017
This unique exhibition is coming up right around the corner, and it will showcase pieces that reflect on the dimensions and aesthetics of dominoes. The game is wildly popular in Latin America, the Caribbean, and The American South, which helps bring a vibrant cultural diversity to the collected works. Come out and discover how pieces directly and abstractly portray the game at this wildly unique exhibition.
Haroon MirzaJuly 21, 2017 – May 20, 2018
This exhibit comes from British multimedia artist Haroon Mirza who uses audiovisual materials like amplifiers, electronic equipment, and found objects to create kinetic sculptures and immersive environments. He modifies spaces to create a distorted and somewhat transcendent relationship between the viewers and the space’s optics and acoustics. This new choreographed experience of sound and light will be something you won’t want to miss.
Pascale Marthine Tayou Beautiful
October 8, 2017 – April 2, 2017
The work of Pascale Marthine Bayou consists of works like rustic stacked Arabic pots, chalk pieces constructed alongside West African colon tourist figures, sculptures, and more. Tayou has been called an alchemist for the profound and simple nature of his work. Beautiful will also have an intervention section where Tayou presents his work next to selections from The Bass Museum’s founding collection.
Mika RottenbergDecember 7, 2017- April 30, 2018
Mika Rottenberg’s eponymous solo exhibition is a vibrant collection of work from different series she’s put out over the last seven years. Through an array of mediums like video and sculptural installations, her work takes aim at global capitalism by drawing extreme and beautiful parallels. The artist hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently lives and works out of New York City.