Red Dot Miami 2017 Art Labs
Our official Art Labs for Red Dot Miami 2017 have been posted. Take a look below and check out what we have in store for you for this year’s show!
ART LAB 1: OUR PATH
Sculptor James West / Studio Wild West
Beautiful. Haunting. Interactive. Dramatic. Spectacular. All words to describe Our Path, a monumental, contemporary outdoor sculpture delicately laced with intricate laser carvings celebrating the natural world. Each carving interacts with the environment through the use of positive and negative space—and with each of us as we pass through the sculpture.
James West’s art is always intended to be read on many levels. With Our Path, viewers discover human footprints positioned in black near the sculpture’s base, evocative of man’s carbon footprint and of our great responsibility to Mother Earth. Some footprints are small, others large, representative of all humankind.
Our Path is a thought-provoking piece, whose intention can be read on several levels, making us contemplate our place and impact in the world. It’s a stunning piece of ornamentation, with its massive steel arch spanning 32 feet and soaring over 11 feet in the air.
Our Path invites attendees to contemplate their role in the world, with fusion and balance called to mind.
ART LAB 2: A WALK IN THE CLOUDS | UN PASEO POR LAS NUBES
Curated by Noor Blazekovic of Irreversible Projects with the support of Jane Hart of Lemon Sky Projects and Neil Gold of Galleria Farms
One of the great challenges that people confront today is that we often feel untouched by the problems of others or global issues such as climate change, no matter if we could easily do something to help. We do not feel strongly enough that we are part of a global community, part of a larger we. With all of our access to the daily news, we often feel overwhelmed and disconnected, not empowered and poised for action. This is exactly where A Walk In the Clouds aims to make a difference.
A Walk in the Clouds does not intend to show people what to do. Rather, it offers an unforgettable experience with an empowering message: Each of us is connected to the other through our body, mind, and spirit. A Walk in the Clouds hopes to make the world felt and, with these feelings, aims to spur thinking, engagement, and even action.
ART LAB 3: ART LOVES FASHION
Red Dot Miami Show Floor
Curated by Celia Evans, Sea Star Films for Planet Fashion TV
Planet Fashion TV brings its one-of-a-kind vibe to Red Dot Miami 2017 with Art Loves Fashion, featuring a state-of-the-art fashion show, cocktails, and a live performance by a special celebrity recording artist.
Planet Fashion TV is an online magazine and syndicated television series featuring the hottest news in fashion, music, celebrities, and more created by video production company Sea Star Films. Planet Fashion TV takes you on a global fashion adventure!
Want to know the latest? Just go to Planet Fashion TV’s website to read about and see global trends in niche markets around the world. Fashion, style, beauty, celebrities, music, art and culture, spirituality, travel, events, and cool news—it’s all there! It’s an online TV channel with original programming, video blogs, and live event video streaming.
The syndicated television series Planet Fashion TV is a half-hour program examining the culture of global style and design. Coverage includes fast, segmented stories on art, architecture, luxury products, cars, cutting-edge eco-products, interior design, music, fashion, and cultural trends in different cities around the world. This is a travel-meets-style kind of show.
Art Loves Fashion | Planet Fashion TV
Red Dot Miami 2016 Art Labs
Welcome to Red Dot Miami Art Labs—each features a specially curated exhibition by leading Miami-based art institutions, international cultural organizations, alternative art spaces, and universities within the show. Art Labs are created to showcase the thriving global art landscape.
Art Lab 1: South African Art Collective
As a stop on the national tour of the South African Art Collective, Red Dot Miami is proud to host this amazing group of artists and their work. Sponsored by the South African Department of Small Business Development and its desire to support the creative industries through market access platforms such as Red Dot Miami, the South African Art Collective Art Lab showcases creative diversity while supporting the goals of development and access in an expanded marketplace for the artists.
The Collective’s curator, Nkululeko Khumalo, is an artist and printmaker herself, and is traveling with the Collective. She is passionate about promoting the world of South African art—especially highlighting artists from disadvantaged communities. This Art Lab promises to give you a broader appreciation for the art, culture, and heritage that the artists depict in their work.
Here’s a closer look at 3 of the 20 featured artists in the South African Art Collective:
- Lisa Nettelton Nettelton’s molo mimi line aims to repurpose otherwise discarded items, upcycling them into inspirational pieces. The strength of this fiber artwork, she says, “is ambiguity, which causes one to think.”
- Mziwoxolo Makalima “My works are a capturing of social conversation surrounding happenings in otherwise unrecorded everyday occurrences,” Makalima explains. His paintings aim to capture the positive aspects of South African life.
- Azael Langa Langa delves into socio-political issues in his work, and admits his quest to uncover truth as an artist can be all-consuming. “Art is not a day job or a career, it is a lifestyle,” he says, and one through which he shows his activism.
Come see this extraordinary exhibit, meet Khumalo, and learn more about the South African art traditions—then make a piece of inspired South African art part of your collection.
Art Lab 2: pARTicipate with Life is Art
Art meets technology in pARTicipate, an immersive art experience melding virtual reality, visual art, music, film, and fashion. Become part of the work or create your own—it’s up to you. Featuring work created by local students of Miami International University of Art and Design in collaboration with CARON Paris and Paris Perfumes, this interactive exhibition includes a panoply of artistic activities.
Join Miami arts advocacy non-profit Life Is Art, along with partners Virtual Relief and MIU, as they create a unique and exciting experience where you can interact and become part of the art as well as create your own work of art through virtual reality technology. Put on the virtual reality viewer and create 3D artwork influenced by the students’ music, be engulfed in a visual play of fashion, or virtually paint your own work of art and take it home.
Meet the creators and explore the world of art, film, and fashion while you explore the fun and excitement of the virtual art world!
Art Lab 3: Light The Night: Searching For Perfection
Searching for Perfection, Adrian Sierra Garcia
Searching for Perfection is a dynamic light sculpture designed by Adrian Sierra Garcia, an artist, designer, and architect who creates immersive, large-scale, ephemeral environments that transform everyday places of transition into spaces of communication, reflection, and wonder.
The futuristic work of art radically displaces the viewer’s conception of time and space, transporting them into new, mesmerizing dimensions. The volumetric piece features a cluster of large red LED light tubes composed of polycarbonate tubing and aluminum structure that radiate an endless array of dreamy light patterns.
The intelligent lightsabers, originally designed for Garcia’s monumental interactive art installation, Of Two, on the Simone de Beauvoir footbridge in Paris (2012), have been exhibited in numerous places throughout Europe and the United States.
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