The ICA Miami announced few days ago, its new permanent home in the Design District. The museum will be built on donated land and supported through private donations.
If all goes to plan, a 37,500 square-foot, three story contemporary art museum with a 15, 000 square-foot sculpture garden will open in time for Art Basel 2016 on Northeast 41st Street in Miami’s Design District. The institution will be located 50 feet east of the existing de la Cruz Collection.
The new permanent home for the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA MIAMI) – the first U.S project designed by Madrid architects Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos — will be built on land donated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra Development’s Craig Robins and L Real Estate. The design and construction will be funded by philanthropists Norman and Irma Braman.
“The name will be ICA Miami,” Norman Braman said last week, as he tapped his finger atop preliminary artistic renderings of its anodized metal signage from inside his Biscayne Boulevard office. “There will be no naming in terms of the museum. … It will not be built with any public funds, it will be all privately funded.”
Over the past two years, Guccivuitton has staked out a unique position that meditates on the rich history of artist-run galleries while presenting content that reflects authentic regional material and vernacular culture. The exhibition at ICA Miami demonstrates the collective’s interests in challenging notions of authorship, the traditional role of the artist and the value accorded to institutional structures.