The Beach is Back

Art Basel is taking over Miami—with a lot more than just art.

James Rosenquist Towel

Holes in One

Miami’s Design District becomes a public art playground during the fair: The artists Theaster Gates and Paula Crown have teamed up on sculptures inspired by Crown’s sketches of South African mountains—and the perforated edges of the pages on which they were drawn. The works are designed so that children can crawl through the holes—because why should collectors get to have all the fun?

Courtesy of the artists.


Going Mental

If the art world is driving you mad, drop into the brand-new Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA), in the Design District. The ICA opens December 2 with solo exhibitions (curated by deputy director Alex Gartenfeld) by Andra Ursuta and Pedro Reyes, who is installing his ongoing project Sanatorium, a pop-up clinic complete with receptionists and specially trained “therapists.” Considering the setting, they will presumably specialize in treating megalomania.

Courtesy of the artist.


Dry Ideas

Glenn Ligon and James Rosenquist will be helping guests dry off when the Art Production Fund launches its latest edition of towels poolside at the Standard Spa hotel.

Courtesy of Art Production Fund.