Four Must-See Exhibitions (And Four Works) To Catch At Design Miami/Basel 2017 (excerpt)
By Jared Jones
Incollect, June 8, 2017
In the world of contemporary design, there are few fairs more universally heralded than Design Miami/Basel. The counterpart to the Art Basel fairs in Miami, Florida each December and in Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has served as one of the preeminent venues for collecting, exhibiting, and discussing highly collectible contemporary design for 12 years now, offering a glimpse into not just the future of style, but the ways in which we think about creativity in design as both producers and consumers.
Kicking off on June 13th, this year’s Design Miami/ is primed to be the most diverse and global exhibition yet, with 47 galleries from 11 countries presenting groundbreaking and innovative furniture, lighting, and decorative objects from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. But with so many options to choose from, we’ve rounded up six of the fair’s biggest and boldest exhibitions, as well as a handful of standout pieces, to add to your “must-see” list this year.
Beth Katleman’s White Rabbit Mirror
An astounding work of opium-infused surreality, this “Alice in Wonderland” influenced mirror by Beth Katleman at Todd Merrill Studio mines themes of excess, lost innocence, and a world turned upside down in the latest of her handmade, historically inspired porcelain works.