Art Basel has taken over the city and some very unique pieces of art have begun to pop up in the most unexpected corners. An installation of 66 life-size sand-car sculptures can be seen in Miami Beach now and it is one of the most Instagrammable public art pieces out there.

The unique sandy traffic jam opened 2 days ago, on December 3, and will slowly degrade over the week, so if you want to see it, and take some great pics around it, rush to the beach next to Lincoln Road before it's gone.


The installation is called “Order of Importance,” and was commissioned by the City of Miami Beach. Behind it are the hands of Leandro Erlich, an internationally renowned Argentine conceptual artist.

A huge sand traffic jam may sound like the most Miami thing ever, but these cars are partially "submerged" in the sand,  which is intended to give a reference to rising sea levels caused by global warming.

The artist shared on his Instagram page that the large scale installation, curated by Ximena Caminos with the collaboration of Brandi Reddick, is, in fact, his reflection on the climate crisis.

Leandro Erlich said in a recent interview that "climate change and its consequences are no longer a matter of perspective or opinion, but an objective problem that requires immediate solutions."

As an artist, he mentions being in a constant struggle to make people aware of that reality. Specifically that we all have a responsibility in this regard that we cannot avoid.

“Order of Importance” will be on display until December 15th, right on the beach next to Lincoln Road and close to Collins Park.

The piece is shown along with six other pieces from Argentine artists that also have a public art exhibition, sponsored by the Buenos Aires government. All as part of the Art Basel

Order Of Importance

Price: Free

When: Now and until December 15th

Address: On the beach near Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida

Why You Need To Go: To see 66 life-size cars in a sandy traffic jam, while they slowly degrade. 

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