Peter Marino exhibition opens in Miami
Design Miami 2014: an exhibition opens today at the Bass Museum of Art celebrating the work of flamboyant American architect Peter Marino – the recipient of Design Miami's inaugural Design Visionary award.
The exhibition at Miami Beach's Bass Museum of Art is curated by Jérôme Sans and titled One Way: Peter Marino.
Marino is best known for his store designs for luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior – for which he recently overhauled the interior of its flagship in Tokyo by architects SANAA.
The exhibition features both Marino's own projects and contemporary art from his collection, including pieces by artists Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer and Andy Warhol.
"Peter Marino has been recognised as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary practice, and for the past four decades has been celebrated for his forward-thinking works at the intersection of art, architecture, fashion and creative spatial design," said Silvia Karman Cubiñá, the museum's executive director and chief curator.
A ramp leading up through the centre of the museum passes walls lined with vertical strips of video tape containing scenes from French director Jean Cocteau's 1950 film Orphée, created by artist Gregor Hildebrandt as an installation called Orphische Schatten.
Across the upper floor, different sections are dedicated to areas of Marino's work mixed in with displays of paintings, sculpture and installations in his collection – some of which were commissioned for his retail interiors.
Architectural models, renderings and photography are used to demonstrate a selection of the architect's retail and residential projects, organised by location and by brand.
Strips of black leather – a key material in the architect's outlandish wardrobe – line a room showcasing cast-bronze boxes designed by Marino alongside black and white nude photography.
Another area is dedicated to portraits of Marino, shown wearing his signature leather outfits.
The final space is dedicated to Marino's set design work, particularly the stage he created for a production of Christophe Willibald Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice that took place in his New York home last year.
Video screens and large photographs are arranged in a circle around a central seating area filled with dark-coloured flowers.
Marino was named Design Miami's first Design Visionary during the event this week for his work and influence across the different fields of design.