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Miami Highlights: 10 Works That Make Geometry Fun

Highlights from our member galleries.

Matt Johnson, Party Cup Pyramid. 303 Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Gego, Dibujo Sin Papel 79/19, 1979, stainless steel, bronze, thread. Sicardi Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Dorothea Rockburne, Parallelogram with Two Small Squares (From Vellum Squares series), 1978. Van Doren Waxter at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Matthew Hawtin, Pixie & Trixie, 2014, acrylic on fiberglass panel. David Klein Gallery at Art Miami.

Serge Alain Nitegeka, Black Subjects: Interior XI (detail), 2014, paint on wood. Marianne Boesky Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Rombo Azul y Negro, 1969, acrylic on board with aluminum rod and nylon wire. Maxwell Davidson Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Monir Farmanfarmaian, First Family–Square, 2010, mirror, plaster, natural glue, acrylic, wood. Haines Gallery at Miami Project.

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (TBD Creamsicle), 2014, colored pencil on paper. Richard Gray Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Iván Navarro, Bomb, 2014, neon, drum, one-way mirror, mirror and electric energy. Paul Kasmin Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Ann Hamilton, Book Block - The Tragedy Of, 2014, paperback book slices, wood, bookbinder’s adhesive. Carl Solway Gallery at INK Miami.

Must-See Public Art in NYC This Summer

The ADAA encourages everyone to #VisitTheGalleries more often. Since many are closed in August, however, we’ve compiled a list of dynamic current public art projects around New York City to fill in the art gap. Find out where you can go to take outdoor #ArtSelfies, build a city with LEGOS, see a green pyramid against the Manhattan skyline and more!  

Brooklyn Bridge Park

If you often find yourself resisting the urge to touch—or even sit on—art, Jeppe Hein’s installation “Please Touch the Art” is for you. Hein, represented by 303 Gallery, is one of Copenhagen’s most celebrated contemporary artists and is particularly interested in creating ways to connect people via art. “Please Touch the Art” is a production of the Public Art Fund and on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park through April 17, 2016. 

Jeppe Hein, Modified Social Bench NY #5, 2015, powder coated aluminum. ©Jeppe Hein. Courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York; König Galerie, Berlin; and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen. Photo by James Ewing. Courtesy of Public Art Fund, New York.

City Hall Park

Digitally-mediated experiences are the focus of “Image Objects” in City Hall Park. Also produced by the Public Art Fund, the series features seven international artists—including Amanda Ross-Ho (Mitchell-Innes & Nash), Hank Willis Thomas (Jack Shainman Gallery) and Lothar Hempel (Anton Kern Gallery)—who made pieces that examine (and often encourage) the interaction between objects in real life and images on social media. “Image Objects” is on view in City Hall Park through November 20, 2015.

Amanda Ross-Ho, The Character and Shape of Illuminated Things (Facial Recognition), 2015, fiberglass, neon, alumninum, steel. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Photo by Liz Ligon; Courtesy of Public Art Fund, New York.

Hank Willis Thomas, Liberty, 2015, fiberglass and automotive paint. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by Liz Ligon, Courtesy Public Art Fund, New York.

Lothar Hempel, Frozen, 2015, ink on aluminum, steel, plastic foil, forex, motor, transformer, and steel casing. Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

Madison Square Park

This year, Mad. Sq. Art—the free, contemporary art program of Madison Square Park—commissioned its most ambitious outdoor sculpture to date. Fata Morgana by New York-based artist Teresita Fernández (represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery and Anthony Meier Fine Art) consists of 500 feet of golden mirror-polished discs that imitate the natural phenomenon of the same name—forming a shimmering, horizontal mirage you can walk under. 

Teresita Fernández, Fata Morgana, 2015. Courtesy the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco. Photograph by Elisabeth Bernstein; ©Teresita Fernández 

Governor’s Island

Nine customized visual, literary and musical art experiences are a short, free ferry ride away from Manhattan. Governor’s Art CommissionsGI—the Trust for Governors Island’s public art program—has invited nine artists to create new experiences for Island visitors this summer. Projects range from Peter Fischli & David Weiss’ wind-chime-playing moon rock, to Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s scattered library of free science fiction novels, to Nina Beier’s stock-photo-plastered swimming pool pictured below. On view through September 27.

Photo of Nina Beier’s project at Governor’s Island. Courtesy of Metro Pictures. 

Hudson River Park and Ruth Wittenberg Plaza 

For Swedish-born artist Hanna Liden, bagels are not just a staple food of New York City, but icons of the grit and promise of city living in general. The artist, represented by Salon 94, playfully pays homage to the carb-of-inspiration in this two-part installation of sculptures produced by the Art Production Fund. On view through October 20, 2015.

Hanna Liden, Everything, 2015. Presented By Art Production Fund with generous support from Kiehl’s Since 1851.

The High Line

Included in the High Line’s dynamic lineup of public art this summer are Olafur Eliasson’s participatory LEGOS-project, Kerry James Marshall’s comic-inspired mural of a condominium-covered city, Adrián Villar Rojascrumbling sculptures and Rashid Johnson’s “living” greenhouse of shea butter-colored busts.

Olafur Eliasson, The collectivity project, 2005, The High Line, New York, 2015. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

Kerry James Marshall, Above the Line, 2015, Commissioned by High Line Art, Presented by Friends of the High Line, June 2015 – May 2016.  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Adrián Villar Rojas, The Evolution of God, 2015, The Highline at the Rail Yards. On view through August 16, 2015. Courtesy of the artist Marian Goodman Gallery. New York.

Rashid Johnson (Hauser & Wirth), Blocks, 2015. A High Line Commission. On view through March 2016. Photo by Liz Ligon.

Brooklyn MetroTech Commons

Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas seeks out the meaning of truth and the multiculturalism of Brooklyn in the current iteration of his ongoing series “The Truth Is I See You.” Curated by Andria Hickey and produced by the Public Art Fund, the project features cartoon-like speech bubbles installed long the MetroTech Promenade featuring sayings about what the truth is, translated into the many languages spoken within the borough. On view through June 3, 2016.

Hank Willis Thomas, The Truth Is I See You, 2015, MetroTech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn. Courtesy of Public Art Fund. Photograph by Liz Ligon, James Ewing. 

Socrates Sculpture Park

For the first time in over three decades, environmental art pioneer Agnes Denes, (represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects) created her first major public art project for New York City. The Living Pyramid at Socrates Sculpture Park merges the artist’s ongoing fascination with pyramid structures with her environmental advocacy in a 30-feet high, site-specific earthwork featuring several tons of soil, planted grass and flowers (with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop). On view through August 30, 2015.

Agnes Denes, The Living Pyramid, wood, soil, planted grasses and flowers, 2015. Courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park.