UArts in Miami for Art Basel
November 16, 2018
Art Basel Miami Beach, held annually, is one of the world's top art fairs, with important galleries, collectors, curators and tens of thousands of others attending. This year, the University will have a major presence at the December event, partnering with The National Hotel in an artistic “takeover” of the hotel, featuring alumni artists Hironaka & Suib (Nadia Hironaka BFA ‘97 & Matthew Suib BFA ‘95), Stephen (Espo) Powers ‘93 and Deborah Willis BFA ’75.
University of the Arts is partnering with the historic National Hotel in Miami’s South Beach to mount a hotel “takeover,” “I’m here waiting for you: UArts at the National.” The exhibition will feature new works of art by prominent artist-alums, including Hironaka & Suib (Nadia Hironaka BFA ‘97 & Matthew Suib BFA ‘95), Stephen (Espo) Powers ‘93 and Deborah Willis BFA ‘75.
Artworks will transform the National Hotel inside and out, and will include a rooftop neon installation, a video projection on the rear facade of the hotel, and a photographic installation throughout the first floor of the hotel. The title of the takeover, "I’m here waiting for you", was coined by Stephen (Espo) Powers ‘93.
UArts will also host a VIP event on Wednesday, December 5 and a public reception on Thursday, December 6 with live entertainment by UArts alums including Keandra Cordero BM ‘10 and Nicholas Whittaker BM ‘10. Generous hors d'oeuvres and festive refreshments will be served.