DESIGN MIAMI/ 2020 | Exhibition Highlights and Programming Details Announced
DESIGN MIAMI/ ANNOUNCES GALLERIES AND PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR PODIUM/ AMERICA(S) - 139 pieces will be exhibited from across the Americas and the world for the debut Podium exhibition - Digital talks series announced featuring conversations with Virgil Abloh, Adam Silverman and Katie Stout amongst others - Long-time partners return with new exhibitions and debut collaborations announced
Miami, November 12, 2020/ Design Miami/ will present 139 exceptional pieces from 57 designers as part of the debut Podium exhibition in the Moore Building when the fair returns with a new format from 27 November – 6 December. Curated by Curatorial Director, Aric Chen, the Podium exhibition will span historic artefacts to contemporary designs to present a diverse and inclusive look at the theme America(s). Alongside this new format exhibition, Design Miami/ welcomes 10 international design galleries and four innovative Curio presentations to this year’s show. All work on show will simultaneously be available to view and purchase online via Design Miami/ Shop and complemented by a dynamic program of virtual talks and events. The exhibitions will be further complemented by a series of creative brand collaborations and satellite exhibitions, both within the Moore Building and across the Miami Design District.
The new Design Miami/Podium format has been embraced by Design Miami’s many international gallery and design studios partners. Objects range from important examples of Folk and Native American art and rare mid-twentieth century pieces by George Nakashima, Paul Evans and contemporary designers to debut new works including Isaac Scott, whose new ceramics draw from photographs he took (featured in the New Yorker and also on display) of the Black Lives Matter protests in Philadelphia earlier this year. Further expanding the America(s) theme, the show will also include two nearly complete Camptosaurus and Allosaurus dinosaur skeletons excavated from Wyoming, and presented by Jason Jacques Gallery.
The main gallery program will be set-out on the Moore Buildings second, third and fourth floors. Here, R & Company will spotlight new work from its contemporary artist program including new pieces by Johnny Swing, a hand-built paper pulp shelf by Katie Stout and a triple-necked bronze table by The Haas Brothers. Carpenters Workshop Gallery will present BRIGHT FUTURE, an exhibition of colorful, sculptural and whimsical light works, featuring new work by Nacho Carbonell and iconic designs by Studio Job and Stuart Hayarth. Exploring the newly-normalized marijuana culture in America, Ornamentum will present Up in Smoke, a collection of functional objects for use in smoking designed by jewelry designers and silversmiths, including Gijs Bakker.
Historical work will be at the forefront of Moderne Gallery’s presentation which also taps into the America(s) theme with a collection of American Studio Craft Movement furniture, ceramics, metalwork and wood art on show. Mercado Moderno will also showcase exceptional mid-century Brazilian design including work by Carlo Hauner, Jean Gillon and Jorge Zalszupin, alongside captivating contemporary pieces by Inês Schertel's, that will highlight the design excellence and diversity of two different Brazilian generations.
South Florida is well represented within both the gallery and Curio program. Mindy Solomon Gallery has collaborated with Design Team Hettler Tüllmann on Flamingo Sunrise, a space that will feature a flamingo-inspired colour palette and lively, multi-colored hand knotted carpets inspired by large flamingo swarms at the edge of the water and seen from above. Miami gallery Tile Blush also returns to the main gallery program with “UNRSESOLVED” a presentation of new work by Geovanna Gonzalez and Jonathan Gonzalez, critically examining the use of everyday objects. Within the Curio program, West Palm Beach gallery Ponce Berga debuts at Design Miami/ with a presentation of iconic historic work including Gio Ponti, Richard Nuetra and Jean Royère. While first time exhibitor Miami-based designer Vivian Carbonell has developed new work alongside local craftsmen in Los Angeles and Miami to debut at Design Miami/.
“It has been a remarkable year to join the Design Miami/ team and it is with great pride and gratitude that we present this very special edition of Design Miami/. With the continued trust and commitment of our exhibitors, partners and collaborators, I believe that what we will present this year is an extraordinarily robust showcase of the best in collectible design today–including voices both established and new. We look forward to welcoming our ever-expanding community to this year’s show, both onsite and online,” Jillian Choi - Global Exhibitions Director, Design Miami/
With many visitors unable to attend in-person this year, Design Miami/ is embracing opportunities to share content virtually and is excited to offer it’s Design Forum/ Talks program digitally for the first time in 2020. Over 19 talks are planned across the ten days of the fair exploring a wide-range of themes and subjects, many of which marry with the Design Miami/Podium theme of America(s), including Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America which is being led by The Museum of Modern Art in the run-up to its highly-anticipated upcoming exhibition of the same name, and Makers and Shakers, a three-part series produced by Shaker Museum and Design Miami/ that explores the influence of Shaker ideals and aesthetics, in particular their feminist ideals, on contemporary designers. All talks will be hosted via Design Miami/ Shop with further details and schedule to be announced.
27.11.2020 - 06.12.2020Messe »
Schedule of Events/
Preview Day/ Friday, November 27
/ Members + Collectors Preview/ 12–5pm
/ VIP Preview/ 5–7pm
Public Show Days/ 12–1pm for private groups only on all public days
/ Saturday, November 28/ 12–7pm
/ Sunday, November 29/ 12–5pm
/ Monday, November 30/ 12–7pm
/ Tuesday, December 1/ 12–7pm
/ Wednesday, December 2/ 12–7pm
/ Thursday, December 3/ 12–7pm
/ Friday, December 4/ 12–7pm
/ Saturday, December 5/ 12–7pm
/ Sunday, December 6/ 12–5pm
For more information, visit http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/