AVANT GALLERY’S MEGA-EXHIBITION DURING MIAMI ART WEEK /
POP-UP IN WYNWOOD /
THE ART OF NIGHTLIFE AT THE ROCKWELL /
AND THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY GALLERY
Avant Gallery is pleased to announce “The Epic Show” – its mega-exhibition taking place during Art Basel week in Miami, featuring expanded programming, activations, nightlife collaborations, and this year, an exclusive glimpse into the not-so-distant future of art commerce in the realm of virtual reality, the world’s first immersive VR shopping experience.
This special engagement will run from Dec. 1st – Dec. 6th with extended hours from 11am to midnight all week long at Avant’s flagship location at the Epic hotel in Downtown Miami. New works will be unveiled from artists, DAIN, Metis Atash, Alec Monopoly, Becky Rosa, Skyler Grey, Guy Le Baube, Sam Hon, STMTS, Manfred Kielnhofer, BNS, Gold Man (Joey Goldman), Niclas Castello, Keith Paciello, Camilo Matiz, and Angelo Accardi.
Metis Atash’s highly anticipated Swarovski encrusted Hermes and NBA inspired Punk Baby Buddha sculptures with be on view along with the debut of her skull series. Additionally guests will view the award-winning neo pop Birkream series by resident artist, Becky Rosa.
Joey Goldman, aka Gold Man (son of Wynwood’s visionary founder, the late Tony Goldman) will be featured in his first solo exhibition – STARDUST – unveiling his newest Galaxy-themed glitter paintings, at Avant Gallery’s Wynwood pop up.
First-time U.S. exhibitions include international artists, Angelo Accardi (Italy) who will be showing his “Misplaced” series, depicting ostriches on the loose in a post-apocalyptic society, sprinting through seemingly empty city streets while visiting abandoned contemporary galleries and modern art museums; Camilo Matiz (Colombia) exhibiting his neon mirror sculpture series.
As part of its exhibition at the flagship gallery and the adjacent lobby of the Epic Hotel, Avant will unveil its virtual reality gallery in collaboration with Avenue Planet. Dubbed Arteleport 2.0 (following Avant’s original launch two years ago), guests will be able to experience the gallery via virtual reality goggles while being immersed into Avant’s 3D retail space. This activation will provide a sneak preview of the highly anticipated official launch in January 2016. Avant is proud to continue in its pioneering spirit as the first retailer in the world to unveil a virtual reality showroom.
Avant will also be curating the brand new nightlife concept Rockwell on South Beach, where collectors will be able to celebrate the exhibition and the art of nightlife within the context of afterhours events.