New York, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2013
Surface magazine will host the sixth installment of its Design Dialogues series on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District to celebrate the pre-release of the December/January Art issue during Art Basel Miami. Featuring Serpentine Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs Hans Ulrich Obrist on the cover, as portrayed by John Baldessari, this special edition includes an interview with the internationally recognized curator conducted by Paul Holdengräber, Director of the Live at the New York Public Library talk series. The exclusive interview explores Obrist’s early influences, the role of curating in the Internet age, and how Obrist approaches his work, among other topics. The issue also features interviews with art and architecture world stalwarts such as Klaus Biesenbach, David Chipperfield, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, Maja Hoffman, Samuel Keller, Julia Peyton-Jones and Stefano Tonchi, as well as an art-themed gift guide curated by Surface Special Projects Editor Bettina Korek, founder of ForYourArt.
Surface’s signature Design Dialogues are centered around each issue release and feature a highly curated roster of international designers, artists and brands. Past panelists have included Yves Behar, Ian Schrager, design duo Yabu Pushelberg, Piero Lissoni, Giulio Cappelini, Maria Cornejo, Elizabeth Diller, Enrique Norten, and Carlos Couturier, among others. To celebrate the Art issue during Art Basel Miami, Obrist will moderate a discussion about art and design featuring musical artist Kanye West and architect Jacques Herzog.
Top tequila brand CORZO, bottled in a sleek glass bottle created by design icon, Fabien Baron, will treat guests to custom cocktails preceding the panel discussion, which then will be followed by an after-party. This special event is supported by The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, designed by Piero Lissoni and CORZO. Music will be provided by Jus-Ske, the star DJ known for packing the dance floors of the top spots across the world, including events for Madonna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Diddy, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, as well as top brands like Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Nike and art events at Gagosian gallery.
The celebration of the Art issue will continue with a Surface magazine cover-signing and book-signing with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Books & Books at 927 Lincoln Road on December 6, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase the special collector’s issue of Surface while enjoying specialty drinks and food from The Café at Books & Books.
This limited-edition issue is available only to subscribers and at select venues through Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, and the Brazil Art Fair, and in-room at select luxury boutique hotels including The Soho House, W South Beach, and Morgans Hotel Group properties.
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Surface is the definitive American contemporary design magazine. Launched in in 1994 and published 10 times annually, Surface has become known for producing engaging editorial content attuned to contemporary design within the disciplines of architecture, art, fashion, and culture. Surface offers incisive writing, a clean aesthetic, and engaging editorial content with a distinct emphasis on process and craftsmanship. A must-read for aficionados and designers alike, it brings the stories behind products and buildings to life. Under the leadership of CEO Marc Lotenberg, publisher Keren Eldad, and executive editor Spencer Bailey, Surface has evolved into an influential voice in the design world. The magazine features industry insiders who contribute original content each month related to innovations within their particular area of expertise. Surface’s star contributors include architect David Rockwell, Hodinkee.com editor Benjamin Clymer, AHotelLife.com founder Ben Pundole, ForYourArt.com founder Bettina Korek, and Selectism.com’s Jeff Carvalho.
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