Nov. 30th, 2011

Miami Art Week Showcases Bold and Beautiful Artwork Around the City

Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney

A dozen upright pianos play peek-a-boo in Miamiís public spaces, sprouting wings and sporting the words "Bling-Bling" above googly-eyed cartoon faces.

Next-level graffiti goes three-dimensional in the Midtown Rotunda ó one single piece towering 30 feet high, crafted from 12,000 fragments of contemporary furniture. The Miami Airport has given one of its main passenger walkways to an interactive audiovisual installation entitled "Harmonic Convergence." It looks like a rainbow tunnel and sounds like the Everglades.

Miami Art Week is back and itís bigger, weirder, gaudier and more fascinating than any tabloid or socialite coverage might suggest. While most people are only vaguely familiar with the jet-set Vogue-favored social scene of Art Basel, this is actually a vibrant, city-wide affair that encompasses a dozen art fairs and has transformed Miami into a breeding ground for contemporary art.

Check out the full story and see more of the artists' work in our Arts & Culture section!
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