With Miami Art Week still in the works, we’re looking back at some of the week’s highlights, including Ruinart’s champagne party with David Shrigley, GITANO Miami’s reveal of a commission by Joao Incerti, and TAG Heuer celebrating Jimmy Butler.
Monday evening, eco-conscious beauty brand Costa Brazil and nonprofit arts organization Creative Time held a dinner honoring Kamala Sakaram, who is the composer of The Last Stand, an opera for trees. Hosted at Casa Tua at the hands of Francisco Costa, Justine Ludwig, Isabela Grutman, Waris Ahluwalia, Lais Ribeiro, John Melo, Eglantina Zingg, and Camila Coelho, the evening saw a special appearance from Bebel Gilberto, who serenaded guests after paying homage to Sakaram’s public sound installation and experimental opera that looks at our environmental responsibilities in relation to the complexities of the flora which surrounds us.
On Tuesday at Casa Faena, the restaurant and hospitality brand GITANO Miami unveiled a new series of murals by its artist in residence, Joao Incerti. Commissioned especially for Miami Art Week, the Brazilian artist spent last week executing the large-scale works in the restaurant’s private dining room, entrance hallway, and outdoor rooftop. The residency culminated with a rooftop celebration at the Jungle Bar, where attendees like Yasmine Petty, Jennifer Yepez, and Hari Nef became the first to see the new murals, sticking around to browse a sale of Incerti’s paintings amid performances by Signe Pierce, Lord Facinator, Dangerous Rose, and Ntem.
Earlier that evening, Ruinart celebrated David Shrigley with a champagne party bringing the artist’s recent Unconventional Bubbles collaboration to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Setting the scene with enlarged iterations of Shrigley’s witty artwork, guests like Zoe Buckman, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Jemima Kirke, and Shantell Martin partied in time to DJ Timo Weiland, while enjoying Ruinart’s finest bubbly sips and delectable bites inspired by Shrigley’s art, crafted by Chef Flynn McGarry.
Yesterday morning we returned to Casa Tua, where Sandra Muss and Ted Vassilev hosted the Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries’10th annual Miami Beach brunch. Presented with support from Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, the culinary destination served as a picturesque setting for the morning meal, which saw names like Serpentine Galleries’ CEO Bettina Korek and Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist in attendance, alongside guests like Harry Nuriev, Casey Fremont Crowe, Marco Brambilla, Maja Hoffmann, Kennedy Yanko, and Shaun Regen.
Held at a waterfront villa in Miami Beach, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, TAG Heuer celebrated the launch of its Jimmy Butler Special Edition Carrera Heuer 02T Tourbillon watch. Designed in collaboration by the basketball superstar and brand ambassador, the piece is an embodiment of shared codes between the watchmaker and athlete, in part based on strength and perseverance, function and style. Partygoers like Madelyn Cline, Luis Fonsi, and Paulina Vega were met with a fleet of Porsche cars lining the venue’s entryway before disappearing into the house party.