For the fourth year, Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe will transform its Miami Design District store into an art exhibition space in conjunction with the annual Art Basel Miami Beach. A continuation of its Chance Encounters series, the 18th-century Portuguese granary-turned-retail store is ideal as an art space. Having formerly featured genres such as ceramics, photography and installations, this year’s showcase brings together works by Andrea Büttner, the late Ian Godfrey and Anne Low.
From ceramics to hand-woven textiles and woodcut printing, Chance Encounters IV aims to create a dialogue across time, exploring how outmoded techniques of creating interacts with the present and current perspectives. A particular treat is the rare opportunity to view 100 pieces of Godfrey’s ceramic sculptures, which have intricate carvings. Büttner will present a series of wood-cut prints of monumental scale, while Low’s specially commissioned installation responds directly to the architectural characteristics of the granary, incorporating craft traditions of wallpaper, glass and metal casting into her hand-woven silk work. Art Basel Miami Beach is on from Dec 6 to 9, but the Loewe exhibition is expected to run until early 2019.
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