ART BASEL 2011

Temporary Installation - Pop Up Pianos Miami


The Village Green was home to one of the ten pianos placed in locations around Miami-Dade County as part of the Pop-Up Pianos Miami event at Art Basel 2011. The pianos, donated by Steinway and painted by Miami artists, were on site from December 1-7. The piano exhibited in the Village was painted by Kazilla & Lorie Setton.

Anyone could play the piano, 24 hours a day, for the seven-day duration of the installation.
  A free concert by Duran Blu and Big Brooklyn Red took place at noon on Sunday, December 4.

  Completed Pop Up Piano at Village Green
The Pop-Up Piano, painted by Kazilla & Lorie Setton for
Art Basel 2011, in the studio.

The Pop-Up Piano, painted by Kazilla & Lorie Setton for Art Basel 2011,
in front of the Village Green fountain, Key Biscayne.

Pop Up Piano Concert Audience 1   Pop Up Piano Concert Audience 2
Audience at the free Pop-Up Piano concert on
December 4, 2011 at the Village Green.
  The audience listens to performers at the free Pop-Up Piano concert on
December 4, 2011 at the Village Green.



The Art is Public Places Board is pleased to sponsor this temporary installation. More information about Pop-Up Pianos Miami is available in this press release (PDF).

The Board would like to thank Todd Hofferberth, Director of Parks and Recreation, and Ana J. Colls, Community Center Manager, for their collaboration on the logistics of this project. The Village Green Pop-Up Piano joins music and contemporary art during this special time when the visual arts are at the front and center in South Florida.