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Miami Fête: Raúl de Nieves’ Carousel, LOEWE’s “Chance Encounters IV,” and More

Events in Miami aren’t just about the cocktails and VIP dinners. Many include the reveal of special exhibitions, projects, and installations. That was certainly the case Tuesday night, when Bvlgari revealed a carousel by artist Raúl de Nieves, LOEWE debuted its latest “Chance Encounters” installation, “Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop” opened at the Moore building, and Paula Crown unveiled her latest public work.

“Chance Encounters IV” opened at LOEWE in the Miami Design District last night. The installation features work by Anne Low, Andrea Büttner, and Ian Godfrey. The LOEWE Foundation series brings together artists from a variety of backgrounds to create new conversations around craft. “For something to be contemporary it needs to reflect both the past and the future,” said Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of LOEWE. “The Chance Encounters exhibitions are an opportunity to create conversations across time, between artists whose work resonates strongly with my own creative approach.” Anderson was joined by guests like Boris Izaguirre, Caroline Daur, Casey Spooner, Craig Robins, Chloe Wise, Danié Gómez-Ortigoza, Gracie Mansion, Nicole Warne, Pari Ehsan, and Stefano Tonchi.

Bvlgari Raul de Nieves

“Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop” opened at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District last night. The group exhibition, on view through December 9, was created in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch and Gagosian. It focuses on Pop and Minimalism, to major movements that are often thought of as in opposition to one another. Included are works by Roy Lichtensetin, Jeff Koons, Adam McEwen, Sarah Morris, Richard Prince, Peter Halley, and more.

Paula Crown’s Solo Cup, Jokester 2 debuted yesterday in the Miami Design District. The public work encourages viewers to pause and think about their own contribution to environmental and social concerns. The sculpture coincides with the artist’s partnership with The Surfrider Foundation on the “Rise Above Plastics” campaign, taking place December 4-9.

Bvlgari Josh Gaynor, Raul de Nieves, Casey Fremont, Kathleen Lynch at Bvlgari’s Dinner for Raul de Nieves
Photo by BFA

To celebrate its collaboration with Art Production Fund—a carousel by artist Raúl de NievesBvlgari held a dinner at The Faena Hotel. The public sculpture, When I Look in to Your Eyes I See the Sun, was toasted to within the hotel’s Mammoth Garden, to the sound of music by DJ DeSe and DJ Bebe. Guests like Laura Harrier, Chloe Sevigny, Jess Glynne, Winnie Harlow, Candice Swanepoel, Devon Windsor, Daniel Paltridge, Raúl de Nieves, Alan Faena, Alexandra Chemla, Amanda Wellsh, Carolyn Angel, Casey Fremont, Chloe Wise, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Elizabeth Sulcer, Genevieve Gaignard, Kathleen Lynch, Michelle Hellman Cohen, Paola Alberdi, Yvonne Force Villareal & Leo Villareal, Zoe Buckman, and O.T. Fagbenle, then moved on to dinner in Faena’s theater to enjoy grilled mahi, filet mignon, a Gianduja dome with poached pear, and a performance by Jess Glynne.




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