by Stephen Garner

Dallas-based specialty retailer Forty Five Ten will launch a month-long installation by Danish artist and fashion designer Henrik Vibskov for Miami Art Week 2018. As part of the retailer’s emerging design platform 4510/SIX, the installation will open in its Little River store in Miami on Tuesday, December 4, with a public opening party and DJ set by Kristian Kirk from 6-9PM.

The multi-talented Vibskov sits at the intersection of contemporary art and fashion, turning his catwalks into theatrical stages for models and performers. His sculptural installations are featured in the collections of MoMA in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and the ICA in London, while his fashion collections dominate Copenhagen’s runways each season.

For 4510/SIX’s Little River store, Vibskov has designed a custom installation to celebrate the influx of creatives meeting in Miami for Art Week. On the main floor, three temporary modules, each with back-painted walls and décor, will interrupt the everyday retail experience. The modules will contain Vibskov’s spring/summer ’19 and autumn/winter ’18 collections, with the latter inspired by Jan Fabre’s sculpture The Man Who Measures the Clouds (L’homme qui mesure les nuages), which Vibskov encountered last summer during his travels in Kanasawa, Japan. Oversized knits, statement outerwear, and garments interspersed with geometric lines all stem from the poetic gesture of measuring something unmeasurable. As part of Vibskov’s installation, dozens of suspended, identical “brooms” will fill 4510/SIX’s front window.

“We are excited to activate our space in collaboration with Henrik’s team during Basel. Henrik, as an artist himself, is a true collaborator and we love his artful, experimental creations. The pop-up will be fun, dynamic, and a great fit for the art crowd,” said Kristen Cole, president and chief creative officer of Forty Five Ten.

Henrik Vibskov’s installation will remain on view through January 4, 2019.