About the Project
Established in 2009, the Oceanfront at Art Basel Miami Beach provided a new experiential space in which the art fair’s cultural programming took place. In honor of its premiere, Creative Time commissioned Los Angeles artist Pae White to create an immersive and interactive cityscape, entitled Self Roaming. By day, White’s large color blocks—evoking playful city architecture—dominated the landscape, while at night, these color blocks transformed into a shadowy group of buildings, between which visitors enjoyed music, food and socializing.
In addition to this labyrinth-like metropolis on the sand, White designed an open-air theater space that hosted the Art Video, Art Film, and Art Perform programs, as well as Art Basel Conversations.