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Forest of Us by Es Devlin at Superblue Miami

Superblue Miami to open with mirrored Es Devlin installation

Dezeen promotion: Superblue, a new cultural venue for Miami, opens later this month in a former industrial building with a programme that includes work by British designer Es Devlin.

Located in the city's Allapattah neighbourhood, opposite the recently opened Rubell Museum, Superblue Miami occupies a renovated 50,000-square-foot (4,650-square-metre) building.

Forest of Us by Es Devlin at Superblue Miami
Top and above: Es Devlin, Forest of Us, 2021. Installation view of Every Wall is a Door, Superblue Miami, 2021. Photo by Andrea Mora

The building was transformed by Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design to create an arts space that will host a year-round schedule of talks, performances, workshops, and family programmes, as well as event rentals.

Approximately 31,000 square feet (2,880 square metres) of flexible installation space can be custom-built and adapted to the specificities of experiential art installations, while 6,000 square feet (560 square metres) is dedicated to flexible event space.

Forest of Us by Es Devlin at Superblue Miami
Es Devlin, Rendering of Forest of Us, 2021. Courtesy Es Devlin Studio

Superblue Miami's inaugural program includes a new project by Devlin – known for her stage sets and large-scale artworks for major artists and events – who has created an immersive environment using mirrored surfaces and lighting.

After watching a film, visitors can weave their way through the maze-like installation, titled Forest of Us.

Every Wall is a Door by teamLab at Superblue Miami
TeamLab, exhibition view of Every Wall is a Door, 2021 at Superblue Miami. Copyright teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery

The venue's debut also features a transcendent digital world created by Japanese collective teamLab, and an enveloping light-based Ganzfeld work by American artist James Turrell.

Superblue Miami also boasts an outdoor cafe that serves a locally sourced menu and uses eco-friendly dishware, as well as a shop selling artist-inspired items.

Superblue is located at 1101 NW 23rd Street, Miami, Florida. For more information about the venue, and its current and upcoming programming, visit the website.

Superblue Miami facade rendering
Experiential art centre in Miami, facade rendering courtesy of Superblue. Photo by Moris Moreno

The Pace Gallery initiative is led by Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Marc Glimcher and financed by Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, and Therme Art, co-founded by Mikolaj Sekutowicz.

On 14 April 2021, Therme Art will present the Wellbeing Culture Forum with a talk titled Experiencing to Reconnect: The Transformative Potential of Art, in partnership with Serpentine.

The panel discussion will be hosted by Mikolaj Sekutowicz, moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and include Es Devlin, Torkwase Dyson and Tino Sehgal as speakers. It will be streamed on Therme Art and Dezeen's channels.

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