Em Dezembro Miami é Arte, Design e Negócios!

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IMG_1760Em Dezembro Miami é capital da arte, design e negócios graças ao maior evento do gênero nos Estados Unidos, o Art Basel Miami Beach. A feira internacional de arte é  irmã de eventos similares na cidade de Basel na Suíça e Hong Kong. Mas é  em Miami — sob sol tropical e beijado pelo Atlântico — que o evento criou asas, engolindo a cidade e produzindo feiras satélites, palestras, encontros e arte em espaços públicos.  Milhares de artistas, galerias, colecionadores, arquitetos, designers convergem na cidade para uma semana de negócios, festas e muito network que afeta  hotelaria, gastronomia, negócios imobiliários, e serviços. E uma semana imprescindível para a economia local.

Dentro do centro de convenções de Miami Beach, galerias de alto calibre negociam as obras de artistas estabelecidos, de Picasso a Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Hering a Takashi Murakami . Este ano, a presença de uma fortíssima ala brasileira foi ancorada pela Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Casa Triângulo e Galeria Vermelho entre outras que trouxeram artistas contemporâneos brasileiros bem como artistas internacionais.

IMG_1653“PixCell-Red Deer,” 2012 (mixed-media) by Kohei Nawa 

DESIGN MIAMI

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Em frente do centro de convenções,  Design Miami, fundada em 2005 é segunda feira mais visitada da semana. Entre os destaques este ano, encontrou-se a instalação da coletiva de Nova York Snarkitecture de Daniel Arsham e Alex Mustonen com centenas de  balões cilindricos  que flutuavam no saguão de entrada da tenda de exposição.

O grande aha-ha ficou para o palácio de cristal criado por Asif Khan para Swarovski Crystal, porém o que capturou mesmo o coração dos visitantes foi uma lâmpada que combina natureza e tecnologia. A “Futuro Fragil” de  Lonneke Gordijn exibida pela firma Design Drift, foi feita de pétalas de Dente-de-Leão coladas, uma a uma, em lâmpadas de LED.

NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK

Negócios imobiliários estão sempre no background de Art Basel Miami. Arquitetos, designers, corretores e artistas todos se beneficiam do network que sedimenta parcerias importantíssimas.

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Entre as empresas brasileiras, a Ornare USA, chefiado pelo incansável empresario brasileiro Claudio Faria, não perdeu um minuto durante a semana de Miami Arte Basel. A nova loja da Ornare no Miami Design District foi a anfitriã do anual evento, o TasteMarkers Showcase e de palestras com arquitetos, designers. A Ornare reconhece o valor do network segmentado com foco em Design e Arquitetura e tem se tornado nos últimos anos, a base cultural brasileira em Miami.

Empreendedoras também se jogam na dança de arte e se destacaram  com patrocínio de exposições espalhadas pelo toda cidade. O Miami Art Museum mudou de nome e agora se chama Perez Art Museum, gracas ao patrocionio do empresario imobiliario Jorge Perez do Related Group.  Em Downtown, na iconica Freedom Tower, o grupo Terra Group aumentou sua visibilidade com clientes internacionais com a apresentação dos estilistas cubanos Isabel e Ruben Toledo em exposicao historica de suas carreiras.

ARTE PUBLICA

Miami tem arte em todos lugares em Dezembro:  na praia, em praças, ruas e prédios; em murais, galerias temporárias, as chamadas, “pop-up” e até mesmo na Baia Biscayne.  Arte publica, muitas vezes  efêmera, porém vira patrimônio cultural daqueles com um minuto para registrar a sua presença. Miami das cores e traços mil continua a sedimentar a sua posição como eixo cosmopolitano e multicultural onde arte, moda, creatividade, negócios e design se encontram.

[Get Lost on the Translation at Your Own Risk] In December Miami is Art, Design & Business! 

When December comes, Miami becomes the capital of art, design and business thanks to the biggest event of its kind in the United States, Art Basel Miami Beach. The international art fair of is the sister to similar events in the city of Basel in Switzerland and Hong Kong. But it’s in Miami – under tropical sun and kissed by the Atlantic – that the event has taken wings, engulfing the city and producing satellite fairs, lectures, meetings and art in public spaces. Thousands of artists, galleries, collectors, architects, designers converge on the city for a week of business, parties and networking that affects hotels, restaurants, real estate and services. It is a vital week to our local economy.

Inside the convention center in Miami Beach, art galleries of high caliber negotiate the works of established artists, from Picasso to Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Hering to Takashi Murakami. This year, the presence of a very strong brazilian wing was anchored by Brazilian galleries Fortes Vilaca, Galeria Vermelho e Casa Triangulo, among others who bought the works of contemporary artists from Brazil and other countries.

DESIGN MIAMI

In front of the Miami Beach Convention Center, Design Miami, founded in 2005, was the second most visited fair visited this week. Among the highlights this year, visitors were greeted with an installation by New York’s Snarkitecture from Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen. Their cylindrical  balloons floated on the ceiling at the entrance hall of the tent and created a dreamy lounge highly photogenic.

IMG_1738The big aha-ha moment  inside Design Miami was the “Crystal Palace” created by Asif Khan for Swarovski Crystal. However, intellectually, what captured my thoughts was a lamp that combined nature and technology. The “Fragile Future” by designer Lonneke Gordijn of Design Drift was made ​​of petals Dandelion glued, one by one, onto LED lamps (photo).

NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK

Real estate is always in the background of Art Basel Miami. Architects, designers, artists and real estate brokers all benefit from the network that settles very important partnerships.

Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 2.54.13 PMAmong the Brazilian companies, Ornare USA, headed by the tireless Brazilian entrepreneur Claudio Faria, did not waste a minute during Art Basel week in Miami. The new  Ornare store in the Miami Design District hosted its signature annual event, the TasteMarkers Showcase and engaging lectures with architects and designers. Ornare recognizes the value of segmented network with focus on Design and Architecture and has become in recent years, the Brazilian cultural base in Miami.

IMG_1710Developers also played well in the art dance and made their presence noticed by glossy ads in the art guides and sought to stand out with art sponsorship throughout the entire city. The Miami Art Museum has changed its name and is now called Perez Art Museum, thanks to the hefty support of the real estate mogul Jorge Perez’s Related Group. In Downtown, inside the iconic Freedom Tower, the Terra Group increased its visibility with international customers with the presentation of designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo Cubans in historical exhibition of their careers (photo: Isabel Toledo, Geane Brito e Ruben Toledo).

PUBLIC ART

Miami has art everywhere in December: on the beach, in parks, streets and buildings, murals, temporary galleries and even on Biscayne Bay. Public art, often ephemeral, become cultural heritage for those with a minute to register their presence. Miami’s colors and thousand features continue to settle the city’s position as a cosmopolitan and multicultural hub where art, fashion, creativity, business and design collide to create a energetic tropical metropolis.

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Miami Rustica: Caiaque no Mangue

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GogoMiami em ritmo de férias: vamos passear no parque? Miami é uma destas raras cidades onde natureza pode ser encontrada meio a aberração urbana e a condomínios de luxo. Este é o caso do Oleta Park, uma reserva natural que se situa, literalmente, a 2 minutos das coberturas milionárias de Sunny Isles  e a 3 minutos da Biscayne Boulevard, eixo central da cidade. O parque ecológico é um oásis rústico de raro silencio. O parque oferece trilhas off-road pelo mato para ciclismo e canais de mangue  para exploracão com caiaque e canoa. Dica: deixe os seus I-pads e saltos do Jimmy Choo em casa, este é um programa molhado! Visite o parque durante a semana: é possível observar garças e outros pássaros raros em passagem para o Everglades depois das 4 da tarde. O canais desembocam na Bahia de Biscayne e a prolífera vida aquática do mangue do historico Rio Oleta atrai peixe-bois e golfinhos diversos. Dentro do parque, situa-se uma excelente loja, a Blue Moon Outdoor Center que aluga todo o equipamento necessário para o passeio, de colete salva-vidas a caiaques a bicicletas e capacetes. É um passeio ótimo para adultos que gostam de aventuras ou para famílias explorando a outra Miami…e quando se cansar, é só sair do parque e cair novamente nas compras de Aventura ou Bal Harbour! Clique para visitar o Oleta Park website.

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Miami Rustic: Kayaks in the Mangrove

GogoMiami is in summer groove…let’s hang out? Miami is of those rare cities where nature can be found within  the urban chaos. This is the case with Oleta Park, a nature preserve which is located, literally, 2 minutes from ultra luxury condos of Sunny Isles and 3 minutes from Biscayne Boulevard.  The public park is rustic oasis of rare silence. It offers off-road trails for mountain biking in the woods and mangrove canals to explore on kayaks and canoes. Tip: leave  I-pads and Jimmy Choo heels at home — this is a wet ride! During the week, after 4pm,  Oleta Park is quiet and visitors can observe herons and other rare birds on passage to the Everglades. The canals flow into Biscayne Bay and the rich aquatic life of the historic Oleta River and its marsh attracts manatees and dolphins. Inside the park, there is a great store, the Blue Moon Outdoor Center  that rents all necessary equipment for the outing, from lifejackets to kayaks to bikes and helmets. Oleta Park is a quick urban adventure for adults and families exploring the other Miami — and when you get tired, all you have to do is to leave the parking lot and hit Aventura Mall or Bal Harbour. Visit the the Oleta Park website.


Melissa Concept Store in NYC

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GogoMiami took field trip to New York City  to show you the new concept store for Melissa, makers of the coolest plastic shoes in the world. It is its first store in the USA. Melissa, a trademark of the giant Brazilian manufacturer Grandene, is the talk of town. Its shoes, the original plastic ‘jellies,’ are sold at Louvre in Paris and at the Dover Street Market in London. Melissa’s special collaborations with   top fashion designers and artists such as Vivienne Westwood, Zaha Hadid, Jason Wu and the Campana Brothers strike a dialogue between art, fashion and the ingenuity of the Brazilian mind. According to artist Fernando Campana, his collaboration with Melissa has been  delightful: ”you have got to have a lot of experience to make our crazy ideas come true.”

The concept store in SoHo, located on 102 Greene Street, fits perfectly with cutting edge image of the company: it is a white gallery that allows the design collaborations to shine. For its opening gig, the store also showcases art by Brazilian artist Eli Sudbrack. With such a fun mix, Gogomiami sees one more city where a store like that could work…can you guess where?