Starchitect Jeanne Gang has unleashed a crystal-studded installation inspired by climate change down in the non-icy environs of Miami. Encircled by 25 giant LCD screens showing photographs of receding glaciers and meltholes by photographer James Balog, the blue-lit "Thinning Ice" installation for Art Basel Miami has an aluminum floor riddled with crystal-filled cracks, and a low fabric ceiling. "I want people to make the connection between the environment—the idea of what's happening in remote environments, in terms of climate change—and how that connects to Miami as a place," Gang, who also designed tables and chairs reminiscent of melting glaciers for the project, told T:Style. Just like the certified genius' architectural work, the installation is provocative and thoughtful despite having more Swarovski crystals encrusted on it than a socialite's Mercedes.
· Jeanne Gang on Climate Change, Crystals and Her Design Miami Installation [T:Style]
· Thinning Ice/ Jeanne Gang and Swarovski [Design Miami]
· All Jeanne Gang coverage [Curbed National]