For the fifth year in a row, we at Museo Vault were excited to install the artworks in the 2015 Art Basel-Miami Beach art fair’s Public sector. Located at Collins Park, these installations represented works expounding on the chosen theme of “Metaforms.”
Public curator Nicholas Baume chose the theme and explained its meaning in an email to artnet News: “The idea of Metaforms captures the way many works of art draw on the familiar forms of everyday life and through manipulations of scale, material, texture, and content become something else. That resulting work of art manages to evoke the form at its source while adding new layers of formal complexity and meaning.”
Some of the installations invited participation, such as sitting on Hank Willis Thomas’s speech bubble benches entitled “The Truth is I See You” or Sam Fall’s Healing Pavilion, a communal seating area covered in gems and crystals important to psychic healing. Other installations included Marianne Vitale’s Ace of Spades sculpture, which extended nearly 30 feet and included 60 tons of steel scrap material.
Also included in the Public sector show were art performances scheduled for the art fair’s opening.
This year, come visit Collins Park both during and after ABMB 2016 to enjoy Miami Beach’s lovely weather and to take in the inspirational installations and performances going on there. Art Basel-Miami Beach ran from December 3 – 6, 2015 and is sure to be around the same time in 2016! See you there!