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Gossip from Miami Art Week: a Q&A with Anna Delvey, an edible sofa and a ready-to-ride artist

Plus, felted fast food, football graffiti and appearances from Doja Cat, Jared Leto and Leonardo Di Caprio

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Miami's next big art hub? Dilapidated, industrial district Little River attracts new galleries and art spaces

The neighbourhood will soon see the arrival of the non-profits Oolite Arts and Locust Projects, attracted by its vibrant community and relatively affordable real estate

Miami’s controversial dog and cat sculpture park is unleashed

The new garden, containing 52 sculptures of pets by 50 local artists, has been criticised by many in the city’s arts community

From working at the dollar store to exhibiting at the museum next door: artist Didier William returns to Miami

The Haitian-American artist’s largest retrospective to date, staged at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, is in the very neighbourhood where he grew up

Not so emerging anymore: Nada Miami art fair marks 20 years

New Art Dealers Alliance ditched some of its early utopianism, but still offers an affordable alternative

Miami artist billboard project puts justice in the spotlight

Series of works by new and established artists aims to highlight Florida’s huge imprisonment rate to Art Basel Miami Beach fair-goers

In pictures: journey back in time through the Everglades

An exhibition in Miami of historic photographs marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of Florida’s famous Everglades National Park

Ye must pay: Miami art space sues artist formerly known as Kanye West for overdue rent

Surface Area, an art and retail showroom in Miami’s Design District, says the embattled artist owes $145,813 for a month-long rental

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Mexican government investigating collector who claims he burned a Frida Kahlo drawing for an NFT charity project

Collector Martin Mobarak purportedly set a 1944 Kahlo drawing on fire in a martini glass while a mariachi band burst into song during a ceremony at his Miami mansion

With the help of fellow Floridians and artificial intelligence, a Miami artist imagines a climate-resilient future for his city

Lee Pivnik’s Symbiotic House, ultimately intended to take the form of a residency and ecology centre, is at an especially creative stage of crowd-sourced imagineering

Miami organisation Oolite Arts plans $30m new eco-conscious complex

The nonprofit, which hosts exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies and more, is putting environmental resilience at the core of its new home

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Miami Herald launches NFT collection, with sales supporting local artists and journalists

The collection, a partnership with sister publication El Nuevo Herald and local nonprofit Oolite Arts, will spotlight works by South Florida artists

Digital art company claims it is owed millions from NFT sales in lawsuit against artist

DigiArt is suing artist Danny Casale, also known as Coolman Coffeedan, for allegedly producing more than 10,000 NFTs in breach of their contract

Banksy murals’ perilous journey to Miami’s Context fair revealed

The story of how the works—which originated in Bethlehem—reached Miami is relayed in a new book by the dealer Robin Barton

Collector’s eye: Leonardo Rodríguez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

MOCA North Miami hosts huge retrospective for Auschwitz survivor forgotten by art history

Show includes never before seen works by the prolific painter Maryan whose career went far beyond the Nazi atrocities he witnessed

Collector’s Eye: Cricket Taplin

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Our pick of exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Miami Beach

From an overdue retrospective devoted to the Jewish painter Maryan to little-known installations by Betye Saar

Organisers cancel Volta Miami over venue uncertainties and Covid travel restrictions

Director says the fair is now looking at a number of cities for its third base as question marks hang over Miami

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From Atari to the No Fly List, artist Yucef Merhi uncovers the pervasive power of technology

The Venezuela-born artist’s pioneering work exploring information systems is on view in two shows in Miami

Experiential art space Superblue (finally) opens in Miami

The inaugural program will feature immersive experiences by Es Devlin, teamLab, James Turrell

Miami’s art world allergic to plan for cat and dog sculpture park

A nearly $1m project to be permanently installed next to the Pérez Art Museum Miami has raised opposition from the local art scene

Superblue unveils installations by James Turrell, Es Devlin and teamLab to inaugurate its Miami space

An outgrowth of PaceX, the experiential art centre is the first in a series of planned venues that focus on the intersection of technology and art

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Gatherings are taboo in the Covid-19 world, so where does that leave experiential art?

New venture Superblue aims to attract younger audiences by selling tickets for immersive events, but its model is at odds with a socially distanced society

David Castillo is moving his gallery to Miami Design District

The dealer plans to open his new space in the Melin Building in September

Forensic Architecture founder barred from entering US ahead of Miami retrospective

Eyal Weizman, the director of the London-based art and research group, says embassy officials told him an algorithm had identified him as a security threat just two days before his planned departure

UK light artist sues Miami botanical garden over 'unauthorised replicas' of his work

Bruce Munro claims the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens intentionally imitated his works for its festive event known as The NightGarden

First section of Miami’s $100m Underline public art park to open in summer 2020

The ten-mile project will transform a track of land under the Miami Metrorail into a public recreation area