Like many large-scale events across the country, Art Basel, which normally brings the global stars of the art world together, was canceled this year. Instead, the Miami Beach Convention Center — home to the annual art fair — is instead being used as a field hospital and drive-through COVID-19 testing site.
Last year, an estimated 81,000 visitors — including private collectors, directors, curators, trustees, and patrons of nearly 200 museum and institution groups traveled to Miami from around the globe for the event.
Historically, Art Basel has strongly influenced all areas of the city’s real estate market, but this year developers and brokers who depend on the event for sales are looking to cater to its Basel demographic by installing their own art exhibits. Here are just a few:
The 38-story glass tower 2000 Ocean in Hallandale Beach, designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and Minotti, has welcomed Art Curator Megan Kincaid to spearhead an innovative art program featuring curated exhibitions, artists in residence, educational programming with leading art experts and even consulting and purchasing services.
The 121-unit luxury condominium ALINA Residences in Boca Raton has an ongoing partnership with the Boca Raton Museum of Art to bring rotating sculptural exhibits to ALINA Currently, an outdoor sculpture by artist Larry Mohr is displayed at the project’s sales and model gallery located at 300 Southeast Mizner Boulevard. Crafted in 1984, the abstract piece is an “interpretation of Matisse’s outspreading centrifugal effect in paintings of dancers,” according to the artist
Monad Terrace in Miami Beach
Luxury waterfront condominium project Monad Terrace hired French Moroccan interior designer Rita Chraibi of International Designers to bring her unique flair for integrating art and fashion to the project. Working closely with New York art gallery, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, Chraibi incorporated art pieces with “Haute Couture furniture” by fashion designers Jean Paul Gautier, Christian Lacroix and Kenzo Takata for Roche Bobois.
With its minimalist art-inspired façade — brought to life by architect Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture ‑ Italian design house Missoni’s first-ever branded residential tower incorporates its trademark colorful design palette and Missoni Home furniture collection into the interiors, including all public spaces and amenity areas. New York designer Paris Forino, under the creative direction of Angela and Rosita Missoni, envisioned the tower’s elegantly crafted residences, furnishings, and artworks. The 57-story Edgewater project is slated for delivery in late 2021.