inflatable snow chalet by kolkoz floats in miami's biscayne bay
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dec 20, 2013
inflatable snow chalet by kolkoz floats in miami's biscayne bay


inflatable snow house by kolkoz floats in miami beach bay
all images courtesy of audemars piguet

 

 

 

on the occasion of art basel miami beach, swiss luxury watch manufacturer audemars piguet — the global associate partner of art basel — and paris-based galerie perrotin presented ‘curiosity’: a life-sized inflatable log cabin. contradicting south beach’s sunlit waterfront vistas, the winter chalet created by french artist duo kolkoz floats at the core of a buoyant stage, playing host to the haute horology brand’s events throughout the exposition week. a yellow, faux-wood texture wraps the pavillion’s façade, crowned by a puffy white coat; at its interior, warm tones saturate the volume, encompassing dwellers within in a vast, cozy enclosure.

 

 


the inflatable, floating beside the now-abandoned miami marine stadium

 

 

 

on the installation’s namesake, the artist’s said, ‘curiosity’ was the name that was given to the last mars exploration rover. we have taken this idea of an invader exploring a foreign land and applied it to the snow covered chalet that has set off on a journey and arrived in the middle of a maritime stadium in the hot florida sun.’ offering an unfamiliar panorama of the abandoned miami marine stadium it neighbors — a modernist structure once the epicenter of spectacular motorized sports — the artwork housed VIP ceremonies and brand celebrations, running alongside the audemars piguet booth in the collectors’ lounge, which featured a retrospective of the iconic royal oak watch model.

 

 


yellow faux-wood texture wraps the façade

 

 


the snow covered chalet illuminated in the miami bay at night

 

 


interior view of the inflatable ‘curiosity’

 

 


the french artist duo kolkoz standing outside ‘curiosity’

 

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