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Miami Art Week is all about you.
That’s right. It’s not about examining an artist’s life work or discovering new masterpieces or deconstructing modern culture in fresh and exciting ways.
It’s all about how cute you look standing next to the output of someone who has poured all of his or her pain into a work of art that will get a lot of likes on your Instagram.
Because we know you, we have rounded up some of the cool things that people will be posing with during Miami Art Week so you can get your shot, too.
ART PLUG POWER HOUSE
You’ll find everything from performance art and installations to stuntmen doing wheelies at thisexperiential art fair, which takes place Dec. 6-8 at The Citadel. Who knows what will be the Insta-worthy moment? Last year’s highlights included an inflatable pizza and a mechanical unicorn.
Forget Miami Beach and Wynwood. Last year Instagram was crawling with videos from this installation at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden that has nothing to do with Miami Art Week. Why? Because it’s super cool, colorful and doesn’t require a trip over the causeway.
First of all, there are sheep in this exhibit. Sheep, people! Also, gorillas. The installation, presented by Michael Shvo, is an homage to late French husband-and-wife team Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, also known in the art world as Les Lalanne. Francois, who died in 2008, and Claude, who died earlier this year, were known for their whimsical sculptures and installations.
THE FLYING CAR
You can’t get inside it - come on, it retails for $599,000, they’re not letting you anywhere near it - but you can get close enough to take a photo of the PAL-V flying car from Dutch firm PAL at the Paramount Miami WorldCenter (851 NE First Ave.) in Miami; the vehicle and the sky deck will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 4.
THE BEACH TRAFFIC JAM
We know the words “traffic jam” set your blood pressure soaring, but the installation “Order of Importance,” commissioned by the City of Miami Beach, is made of sand and thus is not designed to make you crazy. Artist Leandro Erlich created 66 life-size sand sculptures of cars that will slowly degrade over the week, much like your temper when you’re on I-95. On Miami Beach at Lincoln Road.
TROLLS IN PINECREST GARDENS
Another one for the suburbanites: Two trolls made from locally sourced repurposed wood, broken branches and other materials built by Danish artist Thomas Dambo are hanging out in Pinecrest Gardens. The trolls are meant to blend in with their surroundings, but slap on a filter and they will pop on your Insta feed.
THE PINK SLOTHS
Look what’s hanging out from trees in the Design District: “Pink Beasts” by Fernando Laposse. You’ll also find other temporary installations scattered around.
MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI
If you can’t get a good photo at this new permanent museum in Wynwood, you’re just not trying hard enough. Opens Dec. 5 at 299 NW 25th St., Wynwood; open daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; museumofgraffiti.com
THE MUSEUM OF PLASTIC
This showcase of “alternative artworks” is intended to highlight the damage caused by single use plastics. Your friends will marvel at how tuned in you are to the problems of the world when you use #hydratelike
Take a neon sculpture and tropical plants, put them together and what do you get? A collaboration at Nautilus by Arlo on Miami Beach that encourages the viewer to stop and appreciate mother nature before she disappears. Also: possible Instagram magic. Installed over the pool, a message in neon - “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone” - is set against tropical plants made from dichroic film that will cast prismatic-colored shadows across the pool and beyond. The piece, from artists Natasha Tomchin and Olivia Steele, which will change based on the position of the sun, spotlights at night and how much free booze you have managed to imbibe. Open to the public through Dec. 8 at 1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
11ST STREET DINER
Haute fashion house Bottega Veneta has wrapped the iconic 11th Street Diner in gold to celebrate its new Design District boutique. FYI, in case you need to hashtag: The 24-hour Art Deco style hangout will be known as “Bottega Diner” through Dec. 14. Strike a pose by the glittery facade. 1065 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. http://eleventhstreetdiner.com