17-Story Artwork Proposed To Cover Vice Garage

Last night (10/30), Miami’s Art in Public Places Board was scheduled to review a proposal to place 17-story artwork on the parking garage for Vice, PMG’s under construction (and topped off) 464-unit rental tower.

Sammy Slabbinck is the artist behind the proposal. According to a description, the artwork consists of high-resolution printed images on PVC coated polyester, then framed and installed on the west, south and east facades of the building fronting NE 3rd Street. Each work will be accompanied by a descriptive label of the artwork at the ground level.

The art is to remain in place for five years, after which it will be replaced. It will also be removed in the case of inclement weather, including during a hurricane warning.

Staff analysis signed by City of Miami Interim Public Art Manager Efren Nunez expressed reservations about the proposal, but nevertheless recommended approval.

According to the staff analysis, Concept A was found to be non-intrusive and without commercial message. Concept B was found to be intrusive, and a commercial message was said to be subjective. Both proposals do not encompass the cultural and ethnic diversity of the City nor do they incorporate any elements indicative of Miami or South Florida, according to the analysis.

 

Concept A:

Concept B:

(Renderings by ArX Solutions)

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Joel
4 years ago

A bit strange to say the least.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Awful. Do no allow these giant parking garages to scar downtown.

Anonymous
4 years ago

this is pretty bad

Anonymous
4 years ago

Loved to have seen some giant Miami jungle foliage in full color. This is sadly cold and lifeless.

marc
4 years ago

Yes, similar to the one in the Design District.

Anonymous
4 years ago

The ones in the DD are beautiful and examplify Miami. These belong in Denver or somewhere…

Marc305
4 years ago

Not great but not bad either. Much better than the dripping paint (a kid would do in 4th grade art class) that we have on SLS Brickell or the 1990’s color printer display on Brickell Heights.

Anonymous
4 years ago

id rather have some kid from wynwood spray paint the f out of this than option A or B

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yuck.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Ugly. Such a shame. Also noticed that in the PDF it shows the inclined parapet and spire gone. More Miami mediocrity.

Anonymous
4 years ago

i think the spire and parapet are still there. I live above the building and there is a pedestal for the spire installed at the moment.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Hope so!

marc
4 years ago

Good to hear.

Anonymous
4 years ago

and the artist is related to ……. ?????? This is shite and in no way reflective of Miami.

Anonymous
4 years ago

terrible “art”

Anonymous
4 years ago

Heck, it could be worse, like paintings of Confederate Soldiers……

Anonymous
4 years ago

Or Che Guevara and other Marxist terrorists.

John Restrepo
4 years ago

Great ideas I hope the city really takes these into consideration. Thank you for your contributions.

Anonymous
4 years ago

imagine driving 17 stories up lmao!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

I mean the garage is hideously huge but the art isnt too bad and is better then just being painted white which is what most other cities get. But again its a developer and its money so no surprise the garage is basic and the spire/parapet is gone. Hoping they go with A

Anonymous
4 years ago

I don’t understand the snomy mountain mural. Like, wtf? Who in the world would confuse that landscape as to something that would belong to Miami???

Anonymous
4 years ago

And what does it say for a woman urinating on the MetroMover!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Are we not going to address why this is 17 floors? Thats the real issue!

marc
4 years ago

It’s been addressed. The building didn’t just appear out of thin air today.

Rcs
4 years ago

Absolutely awful. So inappropriate and out of touch for Miami. What’s even more upsetting is that the baffoons of our city approved this crap. I have the great privalge of lolling at this every day from my house. Hurry 300 biscayne! Maybe your shadow can hide this mess!

Anonymous
4 years ago

This should not have been approved. It’s so Eurocentric. Needs to reflect Miami and not Cubans or latinos.

Anonymous
4 years ago

What?

Anonymous
4 years ago

90% of Cubans in the U.S are of European descent and most hispanics overall in Miami are of European descent as well and most of them even if not still put down white on everything that requires ethnicity/race. So get out of here with your leftist lala land.

Dual
4 years ago

So sick of the overly poor used of murals, images that are justified because they are ‘art’ and what needs justification is its approval in the first place. They are simply afterthoughts result of cheap developments or bad architects.

Anonymous
4 years ago

This is awful. I’d like to see some kind of faux building facade/mural. Maybe paint a castle on the side of this concrete fortress. Ona different note, I wonder how long does it take to drive to or from the top level.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I think this fits perfectly with the silhouette dancers gracing our skyline each evening at the Intercontinental.

What is really sad is that all these developers think they are art collectors when all they mainly overpay for work they don’t really know about (and can usually bill to a project). The real, seasoned collectors just end up buying emerging artists.

Eileen Higgins
4 years ago

Has the city informed Miami Dade College that this is what every 18 and 19 year old girl attending MDC will see every day at the Wolfson Campus? It’s at the MDC Metromover. Rather than encouraging young women to enter STEM fields or study pre-med, the City of Miami thinks it’s a great idea to encourage them to lie doing nothing and wearing nothing? By the way, this is also next door to a church.

Anonymous
4 years ago

still can’t get over 17 Story Garage….and now this, crazy

Anonymous
4 years ago

The garage is 17 stories because it will also be used by 300 Biscayne.

Actually Read
4 years ago

There has got to be art that better embodies Miami than what we have here.

I.e., a mural that speaks to Miami’s Cuban & overall Latin influence.

Anonymous
4 years ago

We need to diversify art. Not everything and everyone in Miami is cuban and or Latin.

Anonymous
4 years ago

So you want a mural to reflect our Asian heritage???

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yeah……..