RAW POP UP MIAMI Sept 27th – 30th


As a social media professional, I’ve certainly heard of the pop-up museums springing into reality around hubs like New York and Miami (Museum of Ice Cream, Egg Museum, Candytopia… the list goes on). But RAW POP UP / LAB was something completely different. It was, as they say, a multisensory experience.
Performance by Liony Garcia, Meredith Barton, Jennifer Martin Bermudez, Megan Carvajal, Photo: Javier Sanchez
RAW POP UP is known for pioneering the Interactive Art Movement, and it shows in the (sometimes musical, sometimes climbable, all times touchable) art that was curated by Tam Gryn and created with architect Sharit B. Kassab for this season’s event, hosted September 27th – 30th in downtown Miami at the Brickell City Centre. The theme? Infrastructure, which is extremely appropriate considering the amount of cranes that currently dot Miami’s skyline.

Walking in to the event was an experience in and of itself, thanks to Jeanne Canto’s installation of hanging metallic party streamers situated at the only entrance to the experience. I was delightfully tangled in hanging confetti, and it was so cool.

All around me there was scaffolding and raw building materials (1,400 pieces, according to the event’s measurements), and people interacting with the multisensory installations.
Here’s a few of the pieces that were on display at the RAW POP UP / LAB a couple weeks ago:
RAW POP UP LAB, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Performance by Sara Ciampa, Abby Price, Amanda + James, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Poetry at Play by Nathalie Varona, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Conscience Installation by Zeynep Arolat and Sali Ferad, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Conscience Installation by Zeynep Arolat and Sali Ferad, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Conscience Installation by Zeynep Arolat and Sali Ferad, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Imaginary Friends Installation by Amanda Madrigal, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Performance by Briana Alexis Mendez, Photo: Javier Sanchez
Installation by Roses et Pivoines ,Photo: Javier Sanchez