at Lummus Park. December 2008. This year’s Art Projects sector features nine projects by international artists, more than ever before. For the first time, most of Art Projects will be presented in a single site: Lummus Park, on Ocean Drive between 10th and 14th Street; one will be on view at Watson Island, 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Displayed in the public space of Miami Beach, the sector places art in the urban context and encourages participation by the general public.
Most of the nine works are site-specific and commissioned for Art Basel Miami Beach, including Ai Weiwei’s one hundred blue shimmering ceramic bubbles, spread over an area of 600 square meters at Watson Island and Ana Linnemann’s spinning palm tree at Lummus Park. Performative art in the public space will play a key role in this year’s Art Projects: Dora García will recite surreal texts in fake guided tours performed near the Art Projects and Jiří Kovanda will question the role and place of an individual in Miami, arranging poetic interventions on the streets near Lummus Park.
The Art Projects site can be reached by a shuttle bus leaving the Convention Center approximately every 30 minutes. Further information and a map can be found in the Art Projects flyer distributed at the Convention Center. Audio guides can be booked directly at the Information Center at Lummus Park, on Ocean Drive.
The public “Nights at Lummus Park” will take place on Thursday and Friday evening from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Lummus Park featuring performances by Jiří Kovanda.
Art Basel Miami Beach