Pérez Art Museum Miami installs two major interactive pieces from Design Miami/ in celebration of the fair’s 10th anniversary.
MIAMI - November 18, 2014 - Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will install two major interactive pieces from past Design Miami/ fairs, on the occasion of Design Miami’s 10th Anniversary. These design objects will reside on PAMM’s waterfront terrace for the duration of Design Miami/, which runs from December 3-7, 2014. The first of these installations is Konstantin Grcic's Netscape, which was commissioned for the design fair as part of his Designer of the Year award in 2010. The second, Buckminster Fuller’s 24-foot Fly’s Eye Dome, was featured at Design Miami/ 2011 as a satellite exhibition in collaboration with the Miami Design District. Part of PAMM's permanent collection, Netscape will remain on view through October 2015, while Fly's Eye Dome will be on view from November 20, 2014 - February 22, 2015.
Design Miami/ founder, Craig Robins commissioned distinct versions of Netscape for both the Miami Design District and for PAMM, with the museum's new, waterfront facility in mind. This will be the first time it has been displayed since its 2010 debut at Design Miami/. Netscape features a star-shaped, modular steel structure, with hammock-like swings made of fiberglass and polypropylene netting which rock gently when used by visitors. Like the design for the new museum, Netscape was created with social interaction in mind, and will be placed at the museum's northeast corner, overlooking Biscayne Bay.
Fly's Eye Dome, which was a prototype of Buckminster Fuller’s original design for a fully functional, air-deployable, off-the-grid temporary dwelling, was originally presented as a Design Miami/ satellite exhibition in the Miami Design District called Architecting the Future: Buckminster Fuller & Norman Foster. A long-time Fuller collector and enthusiast, Foster recreated Fuller’s futuristic Dymaxion Car and generously loaned Dymaxion 4 to be exhibited alongside the dome, which had been acquired and restored by Craig Robins. Buckminster Fuller was an artist, architect and evolutionary strategist.
Pérez Art Museum Miami will celebrate the one year anniversary of its state-of-the-art facility during Miami Art Week. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron to work in concert with its natural surroundings, the building features 80,000 square feet of outdoor programmable space. These two sculptures will be placed on the museum's waterfront terrace, which is elevated and shaded, and overlooks Biscayne Bay. For more information about PAMM’s schedule of events and exhibitions for Miami Art Week / Art Basel 2014, visit pamm.org.
About DESIGN MIAMI/
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. For more information, please visit designmiami.com.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas; advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design; and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, the facility opened in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013 and is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming. The facility features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with sprawling galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. For more information, please visitwww.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Twitter (@pamm).
About the Miami Design District
The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining experiences. The Miami Design District is owned by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations. Together, Dacra and L Real Estate have actively transformed the once-overlooked area of Miami into a vibrant destination for residents and visitors by presenting the best shopping, cultural and culinary experiences within an architecturally significant context. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District – responsive to its historic, urban and tropical context – was codified into an urban master plan developed by award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Sou Foujimoto, Aranda/Lasch, Johnston Marklee, Neri and Hu, and Studio Gang. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences including public art installations by Buckminster Fuller, Zaha Hadid, John Baldessari, Marc Newson and others.