Adam Lindemann’s Vehicular Art Show
He made a name for himself as a polo player, financier, art collector, gallery owner and columnist, but with his new exhibit, Adam Lindemann is adding a new job to his résumé. “In a sense, during the art fair in Miami Beach, I will be a used-car salesman.” From December 3 to 8, his New York gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, will present “Car Park,” a show of 14 cars that have been transformed by notable artists. Once sold, some vehicles (like Damien Hirst’s polka-dot MINI Cooper, Keith Haring’s Buick or Richard Prince’s “skull bunny” Mustang) can be driven right off the lot—in this case, the haute parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road, also by Herzog & de Meuron. Others, like César’s iconic compacted cars, are more unwieldy. “Miami and L.A. are these warm-weather cities, where it’s fun to cruise,” says Lindemann, a self-proclaimed motor head. “We’re connecting to that vibe, channeling Don Johnson in a Ferrari Daytona Spyder.”
Previewing the Pérez Art Museum Miami
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron faced a daunting rival when designing the new Pérez Art Museum Miami: nature itself. “Our big competition for drawing audiences,” says museum director Thom Collins, “isn’t other cultural institutions. It’s the beach.”
So the firm developed a plan to bring the outside in, an unusual proposition for a collecting museum, whose purpose is usually to keep the elements at bay. Opening in December concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach, the museum—formerly landlocked downtown in its previous incarnation as the Miami Art Museum—now sits in a park between Biscayne Bay and the city, wrapped with windows and a broad deck and sheltered by an enormous louvered roof. Lush tropical plants hang down and grow around dozens of clustered columns, creating immersive vertical gardens open to the public. Second-floor galleries perch on columns that reference the bay’s stilted houses. Most of the galleries offer views of water, greenery or downtown. And at night the windows allow park visitors to peek at the international modern and contemporary art inside. (Opening shows include works by Ai Weiwei and Amelia Peláez.) “We wanted the museum to be a social space,” says Collins.
The beach can wait. It’s not going anywhere.
At 1103 Biscayne Blvd.; pamm.org.