About Ricochet:

What is Ricochet?

Ricochet is an Art & Music Centric Bar/Lounge located in Miami's Midtown district.

What makes Ricochet different?

Located in the heart of Midtown Miami, Ricochet Bar & Lounge is the sexy, artsy, laidback lounge that everyone is talking about. It's a home for musicians, artists and locals seeking to immerse themselves in a cultural experience, a creative cocktail and evolved nightlife.

Ricochet's sprawling saloon boasts a 90 foot triangular bar, tufted walls, purple marble and reclaimed wood, the perfect atmosphere to catch a live show, play a board game or meet your friends for a post-work happy hour.

Ricochet's menu incorporates a flight of ceviches in shot glasses, mini medianoches and paninis, guava and lime lollipop ribs, sour orange popsicles.

But top-notch bar munchies are not the only attraction. Ricochet's spirit mirrors that of the growing art scene in this neighborhood and in Miami at large. Keep an eye out for rotating video art installations and curated drink coasters designed by some of Miami's hottest young artists: Daniel Arsham and Luis Gispert just to start.

 

Artist:

Daniel Arsham b. 1980

Drink This Building, 2011
Bamboo and ink
Edition of 20, Ricochet Coaster Project



Daniel Arsham is an iconic young artist whose work has been able to transcend mediums to reflect consistently his passion for space, design and form. Throughout his work you discover contrasts between nature, man made structures, sculpture merges with architectural spaces and become set designs for dance performances.

Inspired by Lewis Carrol and the effects of beverage in the tales of Alice in Wonderland, Arsham has designed this coaster set exclusively for bar/ lounge Ricochet. Arsham once again includes in his work the element of architecture and space in Drink This Building. Each coaster set includes 4 identical coasters made of bamboo with an imprint of the artist's signature on reverse.

Daniel Arsham has exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally such as Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY and Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY, among others. Arsham's work has been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, FL, in the 2nd Athens Bienale in 2009 and Greater New York, P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island, NY. His work was part of a collaboration with Merce Cunningham at The Miami Performing Arts Center, FL and the traveling performance REPLICA exhibited in Museums around the world. Daniel Arsham currently lives and works in New York City and Miami.

The Ricochet Coaster Project commissions contemporary artists to design collectable coaster sets as part of the Ricochet Art Series. Coasters are available for sale at Ricochet, Midtown or online at richochet.com. The next coaster set to be released during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 will be designed by artist Luis Gispert.

The Ricochet Art Series is a series of events and artworks that will take part in an effort to create a bar/lounge that integrates contemporary art and promotes national and international artists. Through the Ricochet Coaster Project, featured video art, artistic performances and events to celebrate exhibition openings and curatorial projects, Ricochet is a destination hangout for artist and art aficionados alike. Please check with the venue directly for more information on current programming.


 

 

Luis Gispert

Coaster Edition by Luis Gispert
Title: Antera and Purple Rim
Medium: Ceramic
Edition of 25



Luis Gispert was born in 1972 in New Jersey and raised in Miami, FL. His work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and in exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Art, London; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; MoCA, Shanghai and MOCA North Miami. Solo exhibitions include Loud Image at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College and Art Pace, San Antonio, TX and Steromongrel which premiered at the Whitney Museum and traveled to the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum.

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