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Game Changers

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Cleo Wade

The Influential Poet Turning Girl Power into Woman Power
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Misty Copeland

The Ballerina That Became an Icon by Breaking Down Barriers
Gallery

Julie Gilhart

The Fashion Innovator’s Personal Game Changers
77

Ian Schrager

How the Visionary Entrepreneur Turned Hospitality into a Celebration
239

Game-changing Moments in History

A Visual Exploration by the Iconic Magnum Photographers
67

Black Coffee

The DJ Bringing the South African Club Scene to the World
126

Mezcal Mamas

Meet the Two Bootlegging Alchemists Transforming the Spirits Industry
174

Jane Goodall

The Feminist Icon and Conservationist on How We Can Still Save the Planet
350

Virgil Abloh

How the Creative Polymath Is Pushing Fashion to New Heights
187

Game-Change Your Life

From Meditation to Entrepreneurialism, How to Make Big Changes with Small Steps
123

Positive News

What’s Going Right in the World
370

Saving the World’s Oceans

How James Jagger and Project 0 Are Using Their Star Power for Preservation
25

Cooking in Motion

For Barcelona’s First Female Sake Sommelier and a Nomadic Chef, Food Is a Simple Performance
169

Pundy’s Picks

The Six Activists Who Should Be on Everyone’s Radar
109

Game Changers

A LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
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A Usual Miami Weekend in Numbers
A Usual Miami Weekend in Numbers A ROUND UP OF HOW THE USUAL'S YASHA AND EMILY SPENT 48 HOURS IN SOUTH BEACH AND BEYOND.
14 SPEEDOS SPOTTED ON THE BOARDWALK
15 PIECES OF ART VIEWED AT THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION
1 EPIC KING SIZE BED SHARED AT THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION
3 SUNSETS WATCHED
20 MOJITOS ENJOYED
$500 THE BILL FOR THOSE ENJOYABLE MOJITOS...OOPS
4 CUBAN SANDWICHES INDULGED UNTIL WE REALIZED WE WERE VEGETARIAN
42 NEON SIGNS COUNTED ON SOUTH BEACH
With a keen eye and an entrepreneurial spirit, 27-year-old Alex Gartenfeld launched his first curatorial endeavor out of a cramped chinatown, NY apartment. Many critically acclaimed exhibitions later, and after a long run as Art in America and Interview’s Online editor, Gartenfeld uprooted to sunny Florida. But unlike most New Yorkers, he moved not for the weather, but to head up the city’s newest institution, ICA Miami, as chief curator.
Can you talk a little about your background, and how you first became interested in art?

Art is the way that I see the world. I became interested in contemporary art when I realized that it gave me the tools to discuss the esthetic, political, and social issues that I was interested in.

 

What kind of programming can we look for- ward to at the new ICA Miami

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The ICA Miami is launching with a mission statement to promote experimentation. We will be seeking to present artists who are at the vanguard of contemporary production—artists who are working to advance understanding of their mediums; or working with some of the most important issues of our time. At the same time, we will be looking to experiment as a museum—through innovations in our collection and public program.

 

In what tangible ways will ICA Miami set itself apart from the city’s other institutions?

The ICA will be focused on scholarship. We are participating in a catalogue for Andra Ursuta, in partnership with Koelnischer Kunstverein, as well as books for three additional shows to be announced this fall.

Moreover, we will be engaging with the city and its connection to contemporary art. Particularly in the Design District, which has a historic relationship to visual culture and production, as well as a dynamic recent history of urbanization―art and the city are very closely connected. This will be made manifest through research and presentations on the relationship between the city and contemporary art.

 

How do you approach curating for a public space, which is intended for public viewing; as opposed to curating for a more insular, intimate community, like the exhibitions you used to put on in your apartment?

I hope that every exhibition I make, be it monographic or thematic, is geared toward imminent issues in art and culture.

 

Starting in December, visitors to ICA Miami will be able to receive “therapy”—which we’re particularly excited about. Can you talk a bit about this?

We are honored and excited to present Pedro Reyes’s installation Santorium.

This project by Reyes turns the gallery into a transient clinic, where volunteers trained by the artists execute treatments of the artist’s devising. The installation guarantees that each visitor to the museum has a unique and revelatory experience—a feat in the midst of the dynamic week of Art Basel Miami Beach.

 

Any survival tips for getting through Art Basel?

Therapy.

 

What local Miami artists excite you right now?

I follow Gucci Vuitton closely, which is a gallery/exhibition venue project by artists Aramis Guttierez, Domingo Castillo, and Loreal Beltran. They are all interesting artists in their own right; this collaborative project is a meditation on the relationship between Miami and the international art world, and brings to light truly unique projects related to the city’s history and artists living here.

 

What do we need more of in the art world?

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