At the intersection of the culinary and visual arts, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach will host Michelin-star Chef José Andrés and rising-star artist Serge Attukwei Clottey to showcase their impactful efforts in sustainability and globalization.
Understanding the interconnected relationship between the culinary and art worlds, Andrés and Clottey will create an opportunity for dialogue surrounding sustainability through a unique private culinary experience and a large-scale, open to the public, artistic exhibition from Clottey displayed throughout the historic hotel, which will continue the narrative for the entire guest experience.
Clottey will continue to represent his artistic mission through a carefully curated selection of his artworks throughout The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. The property will be adorned with a number of Clottey’s works as well as an expansive installation of brightly colored, repurposed plastic, created from discarded yellow gallon containers, creating a focal point in the glamorous hotel lobby.
Celebrated art-world authority Neville Wakefield will be joining Andrés and Clottey acting as the artistic curator for the hotel’s Miami Art Week program. As the artistic director of Elevation1049 and Desert X, Wakefield is known for exploring new models for sustainable art outside of institutional contexts.
This site-specific installation was commissioned and made possible by Deutsche Bank Wealth Management and the Ben Josef, Olarte Kanavos, and Lowenstein families. The Miami Art Week programming extends further with the ‘Art of the Craft Dinner’ series comprised of a limited number of ticketed dinners at the onsite restaurant Fuego y Mar. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach will offer three exceptional meals orchestrated by Fuego y Mar Chef Samuel Vasquez with wine pairings from Jordan Winery, Orin Swift, and Gerard Bertrand. Each dinner will begin with a cocktail reception, immediately followed by a seated five-course dinner of bold flavors and thoughtfully curated vintages.
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