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Miami Worldcenter Launches $5M Public Art Program in Downtown Miami – Florida YIMBY

Miami Worldcenter, the 27-acre ‘city within a city’ transforming the heart of Downtown Miami spearheaded by Miami Worldcenter Associates, is teaming up with international art dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch who will lead the overarching curatorial vision for the $4 billion mixed-use development’s public art program.

MWC Aerial Night. Courtesy of Miami Worldcenter Associates.
MWC Aerial Night. Courtesy of Miami Worldcenter Associates.

Deitch will collaborate with Primary, a Miami-based curatorial collective with a focus on public works, to bring Miami Worldcenter’s aesthetic vision to life.

Jeffrey Deitch has been involved with modern and contemporary art for nearly fifty years as an artist, writer, curator, dealer, and advisor. Deitch was director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He has been especially active in Miami advising private collectors and public art projects since 1982. Deitch is known for the art performances and curated projects that he has presented in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach every year since 2002.

Primary (Books Bischof, Cristina Gonzalez, & Typoe Gran) is a context and research-driven curatorial collective with a focus on public art. Based in Miami, Primary’s contributions to contemporary muralism have sculpted the international urban perspective since 2007, delivering a distinct brand of outdoor and gallery-based projects that harness the defiant spirit of the counterculture. …

Block F East (Looking NE). The "Jewelery Box" is designed by Nichols Architects (NBWW).
Block F East (Looking NE). The “Jewelery Box” is designed by Nichols Architects (NBWW).

“Working with Miami Worldcenter is an honor and a homecoming, allowing us to contribute to a neighborhood we have an intimate relationship with,” explains Books Bischof, founding partner of Primary. “Advancing the curatorial of the public art collection at Miami Worldcenter is a unique opportunity to highlight the values and lifestyle of Miami through the prism of world-class artists.”

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