Next From Badessi: Art that Changes Brickell’s SkylineArt Basel&Miami Art Week is the epicenter to display creativity in The United States, and as visitors from all over the world flock to Miami to spectate, artist Stefano Ogliari Badessicreates public installations that provide an interactive sensory experience.MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2017Badessi, determined to show the world that art has the power to change the landscape, has partnered with Swire Hotelsto provideEAST, Miami with an impressive Balloon Installation on the 40th floor at Sugar, the hotel’srooftop bar & garden. The installation will be accessible to ICA and Bass Museum members and VIPs during the opening event at Sugar on December 4th, 6pm -9pm, where guests will also be treated to special performances by Yoli Mayor and DJ Jared Coetzee. The installation will be open to the public on December 5th, and throughout Art Basel & Miami Art Week during regular business hours at Sugar from 4pm-close. This balloon will change the Brickell Skyline serving as a beacon puttingD.A.M. & EAST,Miami in the international headlines as pioneers in supporting art in public spaces.It has been five years since Italian Artist Stefano Ogliari Badessiimpressed the world during the 56th Venice Biennial with Red Emotion, and a year since making his American debut with another ephemeral site specific installation, Inner Space, during Art Basel 2016.This year, Badessi is not only transforming Miami witha balloon installation atop the 40th floor of the iconic EAST, Miami,but also at the Scope Art Fair. The prestigious Scope Art Fair is located on 8th and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach,where 3,000 daily fair attendees will be able to interact with the installations.At night,viewers will see the illuminated installation brightening the Miami Beach landscape with his dream-like art. Limited editions of the sculptures will be available for purchase in the Directed Art Modern’s booth at ScopeArt Fair.After each installation, Badessi deconstructs his balloon art and turns them into sculptures.Badessi produces visual feats that resonate with the public in a way few artists ever have. “Badessi’sworkmakes us all part of the dialogue,” said Valeray Francisco, D.A.M. curator. “These aren’t balloons but rather dreamy landscapes, the kind that are universally understood and encourage community participation.”About Swire Hotels and Swire RestaurantsSwire Hotels has been created to manage soulfully individual hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the USA, providing a characterful experience for well-travelledindividually minded travellers who seek originality, style and personalised service.We create distinctive hotels with a sense of place that break with convention. The company’s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong, and then by EAST, Hong Kong, EAST, Beijing, The Temple House, Chengdu and EAST, Miami. The Middle House in Shanghai is scheduled to open in end of 2017.
A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company’s stand-alone restaurant operations.Our first restaurant Plat du Jour opened in November 2013 followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay.The Continental in Pacific Place opened in October 2014 and Mr & Mrs Fox in Taikoo Place in 2015.Our latest addition, the second Plat du Jour opened in Pacific Place in January 2016.About EAST, MiamiEAST, Miami is Swire Hotels’ first venture into North America, following the openings of EAST in Hong Kong and Beijing. Created for unconventional travelers lookingfor a fun and relaxing place to stay, EAST, Miami offers distinctive experiences for those seeking innovation, style, and personalized service. EAST, Miami offers 352 guest rooms to include eight suites and 89 one, two and three-bedroom residence suites (fully equipped apartments with kitchen, laundry facilities and full access to the amenities and services of the hotel). Guests can expect keyless entry, paperless check-in and check-out, a native App with locally curated insights and travel tips, art exhibits, health and wellness programing and array of other happenings to make them feel totally at EAST. The hotel boasts its signature restaurant Quinto La Huella; a poolside bar & lounge and a rooftop destination bar called Sugar; 20,000 square-feet of meeting and banquet rooms with bay and city views; a 20,000 square-foot outdoor pool and deck (with four different pools) which can be used for private events; a lobby café and bar, Domain, and a 24-hour fitness center. Located at 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, Florida 33131, the hotel is centrally located within a 15-minute drive from the Miami International Airport, and situated on top of Brickell City Centre –conveniently connected to popular districts such as Wynwood, the Design District, and South Beach. For reservations please firstname.lastname@example.org call 305-712-7000. For more information, please visithttp://www.east-miami.com/.