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Kiki Smith

Blue Night

Winter 2021-2022

at Giralda Plaza, under the palm canopy 

Kiki Smith's site-inspired installation, Blue Night, consists of forty-two animal constellations. Kiki has long been fascinated with the heavens, human relationship to nature, and constellations. Each animal constellation is made from transparent blue plexiglass sheets with mirrored drawings bonded to the surface. These figures highlight the stars comprising the actual constellations on both sides of the artwork with holographic vinyl. 

Large blue two-dimensional acrylic artwork with silver drawing of Capricorn constellation suspended in palm trees.Rendering of Kiki Smith's Blue Night, Capricorn constellation


Also returning: Take the artwork into the skies with a special Augmented Reality (AR) experience. Transform the artwork into the original drawing and move it to align with the constellation or position for an inspired selfie.

A preview of the AR experience was launched as part of Art Basel 2020 to allow those sheltering in place from the pandemic the opportunity to experience public art from the safety of their own home. 

Blue Night will be re-installed in time for Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach, 2021.

Cover of coloring book with drawings of four animal constellations: dove, bear, fish, pegasus

Downloadable Coloring Book - Tabloid Spread (11 x 17)

Downloadable Coloring Book - Letter Size single sheets (81/2 x 11)

Parking for Blue Night is available on nearby streets and at the municipal garage located on Aragon Avenue.

KIKI SMITH: Blue Night is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Logo for Culture Builds Florida. Below that in small green letters "Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs" with a colorful swirl picture to the left.

 KIKI SMITH: Blue Night augmented reality (AR) was made possible in part with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Logo for Miami-Dade County.

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Special appreciation to: Kiki Smith; Lance Fung, curator; German Acosta, AR designer; Art Basel Miami Beach