Pilar Zeta's Hall of Visions | Source: Aorist

The physical Hall of Visions installation by Pilar Zeta | Source: Faena Art

Collecting: Faena Art Celebrates 10 Years of Unique Art Installations

Non-profit art organisation Faena Art is celebrating 10 years of commissioning eccentric and inspiring artists at Miami Art Week 2021.

Established by Argentinian art collector and developer, Alan Faena, Faena Art has been supporting the arts by both commissioning work by “the agents of change” and creating a platform for artists to explore their craft. Showcasing “contemporary creative and cultural experiences,” the organisation continues to commission artists to produce highly-anticipated installations on Faena Beach in Miami.

Hall of Visions

This year’s beach installation, commissioned by Faena Art, comes from emerging artist Pilar Zeta. Titled Hall of Visions, the installation “comes from a search for the ability to be present to manifest a future self”. Comprised of an Art Deco-inspired corridor leading to a large reflective sculptural egg, the installation “serves as a portal for the self” and “calls on the viewer to explore the built environment”.

Of course, the work comes with a digital component that invites viewers into the Metaverse. Offered in NFT form, Hall of Visions also exists on Aorist, a new digital art platform, and shows images of the sun and moon rising.

A Sight to Behold

Provoking the viewer to “meditate on the spectacle of the natural world”, A Sight to Behold by Almudena Lobera centres around the role of the observer and the notion that the world is a stage. Set up for Miami Art Week in 2011, the installation was one of Faena Art’s most iconic.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Created by George Sánchez-Calderón, How to Win Friends and Influence People is an installation that represents the typical American family home from the first suburban community built in the US. Setting fire to the “American Dream”, the smouldering installation becomes “a symbol of displacement, a ritual healing, and reminder of the intertwined relationship between urban development and climate change.”

The Sinking of the Taj Mahal

Presented during Miami Art Week 2017, The Sinking of the Taj Mahal was created by Peter Tunney using pieces of the infamous Taj Mahal casino from Atlantic City. Emerging from the sand is a colossal chandelier, piano and pieces of the rooftop of the old casino.

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