Miami Art Week 2018

View Guerrier's Installation at IC Miami

LOOK UP! ICA Miami and Artist Adler Guerrier Will Take Over InterContinental Miami Hotel’s 19-Story Digital Canvas During Art Week. 

Downtown Miami hotel’s LED façade will feature the largest work of Guerrier’s career. The installation will run nightly beginning at sundown through December 9th.

The InterContinental Miami has teamed up with The Institute of Contemporary Art and local artist Adler Guerrier to present a larger-than-life installation during Art Week 2018. Beginning November 29 and running through December 9, ICA Miami and Guerrier will take-over the InterContinental Miami’s 19-story digital canvas, a 200-feet tall LED light display which is visible from miles away and has become a focal point of the Downtown Miami skyline.

Guerrier’s new work, titled “We Speak of Forms to Hold and of Conditions for Being,” combines shapes, symbol-based fonts, and rotating colors that will run on a continuous two-minute loop each evening beginning at sundown. The installation’s text content originates from Guerrier’s solo exhibition this year at the California African American Museum. While the exhibition at CAAM expressed his ‘humanistic’ claim on a more intimate scale, the InterContinental Miami’s digital canvas will address a worldwide audience during Miami Art Week.

“The InterContinental Miami hotel understands the importance of highlighting arts and culture in our City, and we’re taking that commitment to new heights – literally and figuratively – during Art Week 2018,” said Robert Hill, General Manager of the InterContinental Miami. “We’re partnering with ICA Miami and one of our community’s most beloved local talents, Adler Guerrier, to ensure as many people as possible will have access to world-class art created right here in our own backyard.”

Guerrier’s artwork can best be viewed from various points throughout Downtown Miami, including along Biscayne Boulevard, in Bayfront Park and from PortMiami.

“This year’s exhibition at the California African American Museum was thought-provoking in its intimacy, and I felt that certain text-based elements of the show would be translatable in a public setting,” explains artist Adler Guerrier. “By weaving the work into the skyline of my hometown of Miami, I intend to express a humanistic claim both loudly and publicly. My hope is that this installation reshapes the urban landscape through language.”