The Approval Matrix: Week of December 11, 2017
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Suzy Kellems Dominik might be the only artist exhibiting at this year’s Miami Art Week who’s repeatedly receiving the question, “why the orgasm?” Her work, a 12-foot-tall neon sculpture of a vagina that flashes on a 27.68-second loop, will be on view at the Nautilus Hotel on Collins Avenue until December 10.
In the airy lobby of Miami’s Nautilus hotel, you’ll find a coffee bar, a constant stream of hipster beach babes, and—just before the elevators—a giant neon vagina. “It lights up for 26.8 seconds,” says its creator, Suzy Kellems Dominik, “which represents a fantasy orgasm. Obviously,” she notes, “the lights begin on the clitoris.”
If your social-media accounts are lacking in vagina-related content, might we suggest heading down to Miami this week for Art Basel, where you can take as many selfies as your heart desires in front of a giant neon vagina?
If you’ve ever wondered what a light show of an orgasm would look like, head to Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel for Suzy Kellems Dominik's "I Can Feel,” a neon sculpture and light installation the represents the reclamation of the artists’ physical and emotional independence.
In Your Feed: People in Miami can’t be scandalized, but artist Suzy Kellems Dominik tried her best when she showed a giant neon vagina recently during Art Basel Miami Beach. Follow the artist’s Instagram for more of her work and inspiration.
But runners-up honors go to The Prada Double Club, a dazzling disco created in collaboration with Carsten Höller; Urs Fischer’s Design District bus stop, complete with supine skeleton; and, of course, artist Suzy Kellems Dominik’s giant neon vagina at the Nautilus Hotel.
Visual artist Suzy Kellems Dominik, known for dissecting intimate moments in human relations and interactions, will present a multi-sensory neon sculpture installation that she calls a “12-foot orgasm” from December 3rd through December 10th at The Nautilus Hotel with an artist talk taking place on December 6 at noon. RSVP, space limited. 1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
On November 21st, my inbox lit up with a press release. Subject line: “A 12ft Orgasming Vagina is Heading to the Nautilus Hotel for Art Basel Miami Beach | You’re invited”. An editor forwarded me the same press release, a simple “eek” written in the body of the email. Said missive detailed that a 12-foot-tall neon sculpture of a vulva in the throes of orgasm – created by artist Suzy Kellems Dominik – would be displayed in the lobby of the Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel for Miami Art Week.
With plenty of fairs, exhibitions, and bashes going on in Miami this week, 'grammers will have plenty of #content to choose from. But the one piece everyone is going to want on their feeds at Basel? A 12-foot orgasming vagina - displayed in neon, of course.
It’s big. It’s colorful. And it’s having the most glorious orgasm in the history of orgasms.
Suzy Kellems Dominik’s 12 foot tall, neon vagina (named I Can Feel) is an eye-catching piece of art to say the least. You’ll be able to see it for yourself when it makes its debut at the Nautilus Hotel lobby for Art Basel December 3 through December 10.
Art Basel in Miami Beach, the annual gathering that brings together art lovers, party people, and celebrities like Jay Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Paris Hilton will get an unexpected addition this year in the form of a 12-foot neon vagina, rendered mid-orgasm by artist Suzy Kellems Dominik. Titled I Can Feel, the sculpture will be on view at the Nautilus Hotel from December 3 to 10.