Samuel Jablon, Nothing Bad Happens, 2019 Courtesy of the artist and Mindy Solomon Gallery
The inaugural exhibition of the Rubell Museum (until 31 May 2020) brings together more than 300 works from the sizable collection of contemporary art amassed by Mera and Don Rubell. The 100,000 sq. ft space in Miamis Allapattah neighbourhood “feels like walking through more than five decades of the most exciting art in the world”, Mera Rubell says. The couple decided to relocate after outgrowing their original 45,000 sq. ft venue in Wynwood. The museum, in which more than 40 exhibition spaces branch off from a single spine, includes several galleries containing early pieces by Cindy Sherman, Kerry James Marshall, Rosemarie Trockel and David Hammons, among others.
Sterling Ruby at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (until 2 February 2020) is the Los Angeles-based artists first solo museum show. The exhibition surveys the artists 20-year career, including more than 100 works ranging from his “radical ceramics and large-scale sculpture to drawing and photography. The show “is an opportunity to dive deeper into his work and its key themes,” says Alex Gartenfeld, the exhibitions co-curator and the museums artistic director. Gartenfeld notes that, with all of the work seen together, it becomes apparent that collage—or what Ruby refers to as the “illicit merger”—becomes the connective tissue.