Design Miami / Podium America(s) + Miami Art Week December 11, 2020

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Amazonia: an animated psychedelia! July 18, 2020

AMAZONIA animation created by Francisca Oyhanarte and Kent Hernandez for Richie Hell feat psychedelic cumbia legends Los Mirlos! Read more

Miami Art Week 2019 December 22, 2019

Bananas for art  •  🍌

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 March 12, 2019

On it's 17th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach took place December 5-9th, 2018. With the Miami Beach Convention Center completed the fair's layout has improved and become more spacious. 268 galleries from 35 countries were featured in this year's edition who presented works ranging from Modern masterpieces to contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper and film – some of which were created specifically for the fair. The newly designed Grand Ballroom at the MBCC allowed Art Basel to host for the first time a large-scale performative installation onsite: AbrahamCruzvillegas Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist...

This year's fair follows a much needed increase in the diversity of artists being shown across the board: the African Diaspora, African American and Native American artists. A critique on opulence and commentary on present state of social divide and inequality was noticed as well, with works using gilded fruit and dollar bills. Naturally those who access the fair are the rich which raises the question: to whom is art addressing its message? Maybe Godard was right when he telegrams the British Film Society asking them to replace him for anyone in the street, because it is the poor people who are really inventing the new language, as we saw in Elisabetta Benassi's re-creation of this telegram.

It will be interesting to see if Venice Bienalle will push the theme forward.

By: Carmen Ferreira  |  Photos: Esteban Terenzio

Main Show, Art Basel Miami Beach, at the Convention Center


Anyone in the Street, by Elizabetta Benassi at Magazzino (Italy)


We Are the Ones We've been Waiting For, by Sam Durant at Blum & Poe (USA)


The Classics, by Rachel Harrison at Green Naftali (USA)


An Ear to the Sounds of Our History (The Essence of Americanism), by Sharon Hayes at Tanya Leighton (USA) 


Elena del Rivero at Travesía Cuatro (Mexico | Spain) 


Expendables, by Torbjøtn Rødland at Nils Stærk (Denmark) 


Untitled, by Kwame Brathwalte at Philip Martin (USA) 


 Woodcut, by Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg at Dias & Riedweg


 Massa Falida, by André Komatsu at Galeria Vermelho (Brazil)


Untitled (Dot Painting), by Poul Gernes at Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Italy)


The Swing, by Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe (USA) 


Untitled (Bring on the Lobsters), by Rirkrit Tiravanija at Pilar Corrias Gallery (UK) 


Plum Nellie, by Robert Reed at Pilar Corrias Gallery (UK) 


Plum Nellie, by Robert Reed at Sikkema Jenkins (USA)  


Puzzle Edificio Dividido, by Carlos Garaicoa at Galleria Continua (Cuba)  


Visitors to the fair are not short on personal visual eloquence!


Sleeping Body (II), by Doug Aitken at 303 Gallery (USA) 


Symmetry, by Goran Petercol at Gregor Podnar (Germany) 



Shapes and Levels (Telha), by Vik Muniz at Elba Benitez (Spain) 


Design Miami

This year's edition explored the use of industrial materials and processes; a sense of playfulness and whimsy; a focus on craft; modular designs; immersive installations; and Latin American design.

Harry Nuriev presents The Office which is based on the very beginning of Harry Nuriev’s career when he was an intern in a small office with no window in a typical Russian office building. This was the space where Nuriev began to create his imaginary world—all the commonplace office furniture and equipment became extraordinary works of art.


kurimanzutto presents Sillas de México by Oscar Hagerman This selection of chairs highlights the importance of his contributions to design meant for everyday, commonplace use. Each chair represents a combination of his own creative reflection and his collaboration with various artisans throughout Mexico. The resulting product is a culmination of Hagerman’s creative process, exemplified through the humble form of a chair.


Erastudio Apartment-Gallery art and design gallery based in Milan, was founded by architect Patrizia Tenti in 2010, focusing on historical and contemporary art and design. The influence of the Italian Radical architecture era of 1960s–70s has been crucial for the gallery research, developing the will to create environments in which the dialogue of the exhibited artworks plays a fundamental role. The gallery proposes unique pieces, prototypes, limited editions, and exclusive projects created by historical and contemporary masters.


Mercado Moderno - Located in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Mercado Moderno is a gallery dedicated to Brazilian design. Its main specialties are vintage design from the 1950s to 1980s, including incredible original pieces by designers such as Sérgio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, and  Zanine Caldas, as well as the freshest Brazilian contemporary design and art. 


Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernandez - The Mexico City-based contemporary artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernández have been commissioned by Design Miami/ to present a retrospective of works that address some of the fundamental concerns of our time and facilitate intimate human exchanges that have become rare in this digital age. The booth’s overall structure is designed by the award winners and will feature curved steel walls.

Key works on view will include Reyes’s Metate chairs, which are inspired by pre-Colombian artifacts made with three legs. The artist carves the chairs using simple tools that haven’t changed significantly in nearly 3,000 years. Also on view will be examples from Reyes’s Disarm (2008)––musical instruments fabricated from destroyed firearms––as well as Fernandez’s textile works and the duo’s collaborative works, including a map showing the names of the more than 300 original settlements on the continent of the Americas that were here before the conquest.



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ArtTable, Florida Chapter - Women in the Arts March 26, 2018

Advancing Women's Leadership in the Arts! Read more

Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 March 20, 2018

In it's 16th edition, this year's show ended with strong sales and praise for the new floor plan! Read more

Art Basel Miami Beach, 15th Edition, 2016 December 17, 2016

Miami Art Week is what this week is now referred to so it includes all satellite fairs and special events that occur during Art Basel! Read more

Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour to make it's debut Oct. 10-14, 2016. September 30, 2016

Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour Read more

Some photos of Sumi and Shu's opening night on January 29th February 09, 2016

Sumi & Shu show with Yuri Shimojo. Read more

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 January 06, 2016

The 14th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach edition was held this past Dec 3 to 6, 2015. Read more

Michelle Weinberg's Passion for Painting Buildings! November 06, 2015

State of Wonder artist Michelle Weinberg featured in The Chronologist, in an article & interview by Ron Anderson on her work, including the stunning mural painting at the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU in Miami Beach. Read more

Maison&Objet Americas May 26, 2015

Maison&Objet Americas made it's debut in the US in Miami Beach, FL May 11-15, 2015. Read more

Art Meets Furniture for Music Lovers | State of Wonder & Atocha Design April 09, 2015

Art Meets Furniture for Music Lovers Read more

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 December 19, 2014

Earlier this December us at State of Wonder were in Miami Beach for the 13th edition of Art Basel. Read more

Some Photos of Our Garden Soirée at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach | Friday, April 25th 2014 May 01, 2014

Some Photos of Our Garden Soirée Read more

State of Wonder's Garden Soirée on Friday April 25th at The Standard Hotel in Miami Beach April 14, 2014

State of Wonder's Garden Soirée on Friday April 25th at The Standard Hotel in Miami Beach Read more

Rob Fischer in NY Times April 05, 2014

Rob Fishcer's "Good Weather (Glass House)" Read more

Friends we Love: Yuri Shimojo April 02, 2014

Friends we Love: Yuri Shimojo Read more

Prophet's of the Digital Age March 23, 2014

Prophet's of the Digital Age! Read more

Kuhl & Leyton reviewed on the Huffinton Post: "Portraits Of Disgraced Billionaires Reveal The Shady Side Of White Collar Crimes March 15, 2014

The project took the form of unusual tape portraits because "tape shares an immediacy and ephemerality with the stories we investigate," the artists wrote.
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The Sky, animation by Sara Woster January 17, 2014

Watch here the animated story of a town struggling to stop being scared of the ecstasy around them and instead find beauty in it. Read more

2014 Year of the Wood Horse January 14, 2014

New Year wishes from Yuri Shimojo Read more

Artist Talk | Thanks Friends gathering Nov 29 Friday November 23, 2013

Artist Talk: Rob Fischer, Sara Woster & Yuri Shimojo. Read more

Opening Reception | Some Photos November 23, 2013

Our opening party was so much fun! Here are some photos!

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Andrew Rawlinson's talk Saturday, Nov. 9th November 12, 2013

Here's a snippet of the excellent afternoon we had with Andrew, part of our opening celebrations, where he spoke about his forthcoming book The Hit: Into the Rock'n'Roll & Beyond scheduled to be released in 2014. Read more

Conversation | The Gallery: What does it look like today? | Wednesday, October 23 October 22, 2013

Moderated by Artistic Director, Susan Caraballo, a conversation with gallery directors to address the many alternatives that have arisen in the art world that challenge the traditional gallery system. Read more

Please join us for our first on site gallery show October 12, 2013

Opening Reception Invite! Read more

Beads On One String : Esoteric vs. Exoteric July 18, 2013

Andrew Rawlinson on the internal and external aspects of spiritual traditions and life. Read more

More Rob Fischer's deer single shot July 17, 2013

More Rob Fischer's deer single shot Read more

Rob Fischer's Deer Portrait single shot image July 17, 2013

Rob Fischer's Deer Portrait single shot image. Read more