Tourism and Culture brainstormed with the CAC and various other City departments on what the first temporary art installation could be, and where it could be installed.
It was thought that the first installation should speak to the City of Miami Beach's resiliency and plastic free MB initiatives. Tourism and Culture is currently working on a Call to Artists (attached) which will ask artists to come up with a structure that can serve as a recycling receptacle, to be placed directly on the beach, while bringing awareness to our environmental and resiliency / plastic free MB initiatives, but can also serve as a branding / instagrammable moment for tourists and residents.
Art and recycling go hand-in-hand. Artists are transforming old, recycled and reused objects into amazing pieces of contemporary art. The trend started gaining prominence in 1980s when museums and galleries opened their doors for such innovation and creativity.
In recent years, many artists have started expressing their support for recycling and sustainability through artworks where they merge traditional tone with contemporary themes creating attractive installation art that express local flavor and environmental sustainability.
We believe that this temporary installation will make people reconsider how important recycling is, and will make them take part in the initiative, as the installation will be interactive, and will shareable, by encouraging them to take a photo to build awareness about the City of Miami Beach's creative means of embedding recycling behaviors in our residents, tourists and their social media followers.