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Do it for the ‘gram: Don’t miss these photo-worthy Art Basel installations

You are going to want to climb this rainbow and then take a photo.
You are going to want to climb this rainbow and then take a photo.

The art fair tents are popping up and the Facebook invites are flooding in: it’s Art Basel season.

From giant red SOLO cups, private jets, police impound lots, selfie walls and giant lady bits, there are plenty of exhibits that better make it onto your Instagram feed. So for your posting pleasure, we pored over the exhibits and picked out the spots you (and your followers) cannot miss.


Paula Crown’s “SOLO TOGETHER”

From shunning plastic straws to Pinteresting how to compost, we’ve become more eco-friendly and aware than ever. Paula Crown’s series of giant, crushed SOLO cups in the Miami Art District will have us rethinking our favorite red party cup–after we take a photo, of course.


When: Ongoing

Cost: Free

Where: 92 NE 40th St., Miami

92 NE 40th St., Miami

Bird Feeders and Play Structures by Dozie Kanu

Bird Feeders and Play Structures by Dozie Kanu
Juan Montero V.

A part of the Design District’s holiday commission, contemporary artist Dozie Kanu taps into our nostalgia by creating whimsical bird feeders and jungle gyms using entirely recycled metals. A part of the Raise the Caliber campaign, artists are a part of the mission to get illegal guns off the streets and recycling gunmetal and bullets.

What: Bird Feeders and Play Structures by Dozie Kanu

When: Through Jan. 2, 2019

Cost: Free

Where: Miami Design District

Miami Design District

James Goldcrown

James Goldcrown’s #LoveWall

If we had to pick one place for the ultimate photo backdrop, it’s any wall by British artist James Goldcrown. Known for his work with major fashion brands like L’Oreal, Sephora, Toms, Vogue, Henri Bendel, MTV and Rag & Bone, his wall of hearts has been hashtagged more than 50,000 times on Instagram. For Art Basel this year, the artist will be in town from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3 working on his latest installation–and it’ll be the first without hearts.

What: James Goldcrown

When: Nov. 23 to Dec. 3

Where: Freshii, 2300 NW 2nd Ave., Miami

Cost: Free

2300 NW 2nd Ave., Miami


Suzy Kellems Dominik ‘Invisible”

Last year, artist Suzy Kellems Dominik wowed the Art Basel crowd with her 12-foot neon sculpture of a vagina. This year, she’s back with soft sculptures, investigating the impact of beauty and age on our views of the female body. Located in the lobby of the Nautilus South Beach, it’ll be the first thing to greet you on the way to the other exhibits.

What: Invisible

When: Dec. 3 to 9

Where: Nautilus South Beach, 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: Free

1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

The Future is Limitless

Lexus “The Future is Limitless”

Car fanatics, put the pedal to the metal for the Lexus exhibit at Design Miami/, where art and automobile fans will get a glimpse into the future. Created by Japanese architect Socha Ichikawa of dNA, the LF-1 Limitless will be showcased by a special mixed-reality installation with a projected map.

What: The Future is Limitless

When: Dec. 5 to 9

Where: Design Miami/, Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach

Cost: Tickets $27 online, $32 on site

Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach

Deep Passion

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If you’re obsessed with “Shark Week,” you’ve got company. In this exhibit, Turkish photographer Ayşegul Dinçkök and Sahika Ercümen, the world’s free-diving record holder, dove 30 meters into the ocean in Jupiter Point to photograph sharks, the world’s most misunderstood animals. As a part of the exhibition, the two showcases the beauty of sharks, as well as the work two badass women can create.

What: Deep Passion

When: Dec. 5 to 9

Where: Historic Burdines, 22 E. Flagler St., Miami

Cost: Free

22 E. Flagler St., Miami

The Private Jet Experience

The Private Jet Experience

OK, so we do realize the Instagram obsession has gotten out of hand. So that’s why artist Matty Mo and his aptly named company SelfieCircus is inviting you to step on board a reproduction of a Gulfstream G3 private jet: play the game and make your friends think you’re a legit baller. Do it for the ‘gram. The experiential exhibit is a part of the Urban Art Fair, which also features works by Whisbe, Sergio Garcia, Flore, AholSniffsGlue, The Most Famous Artist, Denial, Greg Mike, Spok Brillor and more.

What: The Private Jet Experience

When: Dec. 5 to 9

Where: 1510 Alton Road, Miami Beach

Cost: Free for Miami Beach residents, $10 for nonresidents

1510 Alton Road, Miami Beach

Rainbow Bridge at Hive

Rainbow Bridge Photo Credit – Ghost Frequencies
You are going to want to climb this rainbow and then take a photo.

We all know how much your followers love food shots, and Hive in Wynwood has you covered. The four-day food and drink extravaganza will include blocks of food trucks, celebrity chefs, live art and music, a “Behind the Bar” experience, goodies like cookie shots, and plenty of photo ops. Pro tip: RSVP on the Hive website to score a free drink! But you are done posing with #dranks, check out Red Bull’s giant climbable rainbow bridge that offers a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Miami’s art district  with a 360 degree photo booth. 

What: Hive

When: Dec. 6 to 9

Where: Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami

Cost: Free

2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami



There’s yet to be a medium that artist Kai doesn’t like. To prove it, he’s bringing 27 original pieces of work to the CONTEXT tent, ranging from indoor and outdoor sculptures, paintings, and pieces incorporating working clocks. He’s also known for his character IF (Imaginary Friend), so be on the lookout for a selfie.

What: Kai

When: Dec. 5 and 6

Where: CONTEXT Art Miami, One Herald Plaza, Miami

Cost: Free

One Herald Plaza, Miami

Art Plug Power House


A few things you never thought you’d read during Art Basel: an abandoned police impound in Allapattah converted into an “adult playground.” The lot is packed with more than 30 art installations, including a monster truck and motocross show by Aholsniffsglue, mechanical rainbow unicorn by Bertrand Fournier, slumber party, live music, giant scented bubbles, fashion pop ups, and believe it or not, even more.

What: Art Plug Power House

When: Dec. 7 and 8

Where: Art Plug Power House, 1440 NW 21st St., Miami

Cost: Tickets $15, $20 for multi-day pass

1440 NW 21st St., Miami

Toast to Basel


What the heck happened to “Alice in Wonderland” when she was in her 30s? Re-Envision Magazine hosts a wacky exhibit by artists from around the country showing the battle between the red queen and the white queen. Plus, the space will also have on display artwork by Bankrupt, Carlos Mare and Dwyane Wade (using paint and a basketball, obviously).

What: Toast to Basel

When: Dec. 7 to 8

Where: Fontainebleau Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: Free

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Still Life on Cushion

still life on cushion

Performance art or relaxation? Intermittently throughout the day, a guided meditation will be hosted to remind frenzied Miami Art Week goers to slow down, be present, and simply enjoy the art. But, we’ll be taking a tally of how many Instagram posts this turns into.

What: Still Life on Cushion

When: Dec. 8

Where: 1100 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Cost: Free

1100 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Maison St-Germain Mammoth Garden Installation

Maison St-Germain  – Night 1
Maison St-Germain's garden installation. Benjamin Lozovsky Benjamin Lozovsky/

Taking inspo from the elderflower liqueur St-Germain, Faena’s Mammoth Garden Installation features a wonderland of whimsical illuminated elderflowers by Marla Weinhoff plus activations by dancers at Faena’s current show “Sensia” nightly Tuesday-Saturday at 10 p.m.

What: Mammoth Garden Installation

When: Dec. 3-8

Where: 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Cost: Free

Miryam Lumpini's Moth

Miryam Lumpini BTS Moth 1

Pose in front of tattoo artist, painter, muralist and visual creative, Miryam Lumpini’s large scale 3D version of her iconic Moth at Dimensions 2K18: Art Basel Edition and channel your inner fairy.

What: Miryam Lumpini’s Moth

When: 7 p.m.-midnight Dec. 9

Where: Lunchbox, 50 NE 62nd St., Miami

Cost: Free