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Miami Celebrates Art Despite Basel's Cancellation

As you know, Art Basel has been canceled for 2020 due to the pandemic. Last year an estimated 81,000 visitors including private collectors, directors, curators, trustees, and patrons of nearly 200 museum and institution groups traveled to Miami from around the globe for the event. 


ALINA concept painting by architect Peter Stromberg of GarciaStromberg/GS4 Studios


Historically, Art Basel has strongly influenced all areas of our city's real estate market but this year developers and brokers who highly depend on the event for sales are looking to cater to its Basel demographic. Developers and agents are still celebrating art this year throughout Miami, partnering with art galleries, designers and beyond.


The Integration of Art and Fashion 


 French-Moroccan interior designer Rita Chraibi of International Designers is passionate about integrating art and fashion harmoniously into her projects. For her project Monad Terrace in Miami Beach, she is working closely with New York art gallery, Galleria Ca' d'Oro in harmony with Haute Couture furniture by fashion designers like Jean Paul Gautier, Christian Lacroix and Kenzo Takata for Roche Bobois. Rita approaches each of her projects as a fashion designer approaches a top model, creating a unique space and feel, unlike anything you’ve felt before. Rita’s artistic signature style attracts sophisticated clients from around the world.


Real Estate and Creating an Art Collectors Heaven


Reflecting the centrality of the arts to South Florida’s cultural heritage and global reach, 2000 Ocean is dedicated to vivifying its space through an innovative Art Program: transforming public indoor and outdoor spaces into venues for curated exhibitions, artists in residence, and exclusive educational programming with leading art experts. The 38-story glass tower in Hallandale Beach is offering an elevated lifestyle and the utmost artistic experiences through its brand new comprehensive art curator program.


Developed by KAR Properties and designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and Minotti, 2000 Ocean welcomes Art Curator Megan Kincaid to its team of renowned partners to spearhead this Art Program. Megan is an art historian with extensive expertise in modern and contemporary art. In addition to organizing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art at each residence, Megan hopes to establish an enriching dialogue with residents about enlivening their domestic spaces with art by offering services that range from consulting and purchasing one-of-a-kind pieces to curated lectures and exclusive events. 


2000 Ocean Renderings


ALINA Residences, a 121-unit luxury condominium development in Boca Raton, has an ongoing partnership with the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a staple cultural institution in Palm Beach County. The partnership brings rotating sculptural exhibits to ALINA and will also bring sculptures lining Mizner Boulevard to downtown Boca Raton, available for the public to enjoy. Currently, an outdoor sculpture by artist Larry Mohr is displayed at the project’s Sales and Model Gallery located at 300 Southeast Mizner Boulevard. Crafted in 1984, the 91 x 78 x 58 piece titled cXc XXII, is a large abstract work constructed of cut aluminum I-beams. According to Mohr, the sculpture is an “interpretation of Matisse’s outspreading centrifugal effect in paintings of dancers.”


Art has always been a prominent theme in ALINA’s development. Architect Peter Stromberg of GarciaStromberg/GS4 Studios began the design process for the luxury condominium by painting a picture of his vision for the project on canvas. His design evolved from this painting, which still stands as a point of inspiration for the design teams involved in the project. In addition to the art and architecture of the development, Stromberg will also be actively creating art pieces throughout the construction process. His finished works will be featured in the completed building.  


ALINA Sculpture Example

These are the types of sculptures that will be on display at ALINA Residences and along Mizner Boulevard. 

ALINA Concept Painting



By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Rita Chraibi