Installations, galleries spice Miami Art Week
Local art galleries, fairs, pop-ups and installations are giving a new meaning to art throughout South Florida during Art Basel, Miami Art Week.
As the most prominent and emerging artists prepare to showcase their craft, art culture seekers will be on the search for the best events in town.
Here are some events, exhibits and performances you wouldn’t dare to miss out on.
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami features over 200 of the world’s leading international modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video and digital art. 3 p.m. Dec, 5-8. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center. Details: http://bit.ly/2rl2Dnr.
In its 30th year, Art Miami features investment quality work, solo shows and engaging installation from more than 250 international contemporary galleries. Sister art fairs Context Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami will also run alongside Art Miami. 11 a.m. Dec. 3-8. The Art Miami Pavilion, One Herald Plaza. Details: http://bit.ly/37BvvZ7.
Party Hop with Artists in the Design District
The Miami Design District will be a hot spot where art, nightlife and entertainment come together to draw art lovers from around the globe.
Markowicz Fine Art Gallery showcases new collections of wildlife sculptures from French sculptor Richard Orlinski, hyperrealistic bronze sculptures of swimmers and divers by Carole Feuerman, Bigfoot sculptures from Idan Zareski, cement art from Kai, photographs of endangered species from photographer Arno Elias, and inventive and stylized photography that explores the uncanny from Formento + Formento. 11 a.m. Dec. 6. 110 NE 40th St. Miami. Details: http://bit.ly/2rlihiO.
A “VIP Special Book Signing,” featuring Carole Feuerman and Formento + Formento will also be at Markowicz Fine Art Gallery. The scene continues after dark as the party moves to Richard Orlinski’s Pop-Up Store and Bel-Air Fine Art, both adjacent to Markowicz Fine Art Gallery. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. 110 NE 40th St. Details: http://bit.ly/2rlihiO.
Design Miami is where top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objects d’art. 1 p.m. Dec. 4. Convention Center Drive between 18th and 19th streets. Details: http://bit.ly/2QRz47Q.
Miami River Art Fair
The 8th edition of the Miami River Art Fair showcases galleries and projects in an indoor booth setting. 2 p.m. Dec.2-4. Downtown Miami Convention Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Details: http://bit.ly/2qMH2nT.
Basel House Mural Festival
The 7th Annual “Basel House Mural Festival” is where street art, eclectic music, innovative unique vendors and new-age art installations from across the globe come together. There will be live painting, unique art installations, vert ramp, live music, late-night DJs, mural tours, workshops, art & lifestyle vendor marketplace, cocktails and food trucks. 3 p.m. Dec. 6-8. RC Cola Plant, 2308 NW Fifth Ave., Wynwood. Details: http://bit.ly/2OKOLe5.
Art Pop-up, Music and Culture at the Mondrian South Beach
The Mondrian South Beach will host an immersive four-day celebration of the arts, fashion, music and culture. This excursion will feature over 25 artists. Artists include Richrd Orlinski, Yasiin Beyand Robert Glasper. Throughout the weekend curator Omar Victorious will present “You’re Not Welcome“ featuring work from international artists ranging from the likes of UncuttArt to Erin Ko. Dec. 4-8. 1100 W Ave., Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/2Ohdo3d,
UNTITLED, Art Miami Beach
Untitled, Art Miami Beach returns for its 8th edition and focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. The fair will feature 126 international exhibitors from 28 countries and 57 cities. 11 a.m. Dec. 4-8. Ocean Drive and 12th Street. Details: http://bit.ly/2KW1YQu.
NADA Miami 17 edition will showcase a diverse selection of local, national and international galleries with 135 exhibitors representing 56 cities from 25 countries. 2 p.m. Dec. 5-8. Ice Palace Studios, 1400 N Miami Ave., North Miami. Details: http://bit.ly/2KQvxCD.
Red Dot Miami, Pinta Miami and Spectrum Miami
Red Dot Miami, Pinta Miami and Spectrum Miami will all gather at Mana Wynwood and return with art labs, meet the artist sessions and live demonstrations, music, entertainment and other special events. Noon. Dec. 4-8. Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW Fifth Ave, at NW 22nd St. Details: http://bit.ly/347ppO5.
A Night of Jewelry Exhibit and Trunk Show at Villa Azur
Villa Azur guests can enjoy a night of “Bubbly and Hors d’oeuvres,” with Priscilla Hueb, creative director of Hueb. The trunk show will be a first-hand look showcasing new jewelry collections. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. 309 23rd St. Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/37E6GvS.
Bahamian Art and MUSE Art Fair at Gates Hotel South Beach
The Gates Hotel South Beach teams up with MUSE Modern & Contemporary Art Fair to showcase art by female Bahamian artists and multicultural artists from the Caribbean. Proceeds collected will help aid those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. 6 p.m. Dec. 3. 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/2qJuwFO.
MUSE Art Fair will feature an eclectic mix of paintings, ceramics, photographs, sculptures and augmented reality art. The art fair will also include a panel discussion, live art performances and a master class. Dec. 4-8. 11 a.m. 2360 Collins Ave., Miami. Details: http://bit.ly/2qJuwFO.
Exhibition Receptions at the Sagamore Hotel
The Sagamore Miami Beach Hotel presents “I’m Not a Trophy,” an innovative, immersive and educational fine art exhibition by Arno Elias dedicated to endangered species and indigenous cultures. 9 p.m. Dec. 4. 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/2XJPnVH.
The Sagamore Hotel will also host its “Saturday brunch,” welcoming Art Basel VIPs for the 19th consecutive year for a private, invitation-only affair featuring art by Arno Elias, special activations and performances. 9 a.m. Dec. 7. 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/2XJPnVH.
The Directed Art Modern present “Wanderlust by Stefano Ogliari Basessi,” a lush experiential installation with breath-taking displays that are larger than life. Music by DJ Victor Gonzalez. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/35wrWle.
Scope Miami Beach
Scope Miami Beach celebrates its 19th edition welcoming 134 diverse contemporary exhibitors featuring The New Contemporary, a genre that stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement. 11 a.m. Dec.3-8. 801 Ocean Dr. Details: http://bit.ly/33koY1y.
Artist Kai at InterContinental Miami
InterContinental Miami will partner with global artist Kai, who is known for his single-frame storytelling and use of cement. The new collection, featuring more than 40 pieces of original art and retrospective capsules, will be on display at the hotel. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. 100 Chopin Plaza. Details: http://bit.ly/37z2j58.
De La Cruz Collection “From Day to Day”
De La Cruz Collection presents “From Day to Day,” featuring works by Glenn Ligon, Mark Bradford, Félix González-Torres and more. 9 a.m. Dec. 4-7. 23 NE 41 St., Miami. Details: http://bit.ly/2QMZfwl.
AFRIKIN 2019 will open at New World Center, including a speaker series to inform, empower, and provide human and capital resources to current and future generations. 6 p.m. Dec. 6. 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/2XO4uxf.
PULSE Art Fair
PULSE Art Fair celebrates its 15th year anniversary in Miami. This year it will feature “The Next Generation Initiative,” designed to showcase emerging artists, “Play” is a showcase for video and new media with the unveiling of Gregory Perkel’s “Savonarola Suite,” Pulse Projects will present and promote large-scale sculptures and Pulse Perspectivos, with dual-language programming. 1 p.m. Dec. 5-8. Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: http://bit.ly/2qAPBSX.
PRIZM Art Fair
PRIZM Art Fair exhibits contemporary artists from Africa and the global African diaspora. 2 p.m. Dec. 2-8. Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 E Flagler St., Miami. Details: http://bit.ly/2Dhz4Wq
Art Basel in Doral
CityPlace Doral and ReEnvision Gallery hosts its “Art Basel Weekend,” with over 50 artist and an exotic car exhibit. Find one-of-a-kind pieces at an affordable price. Drink from pop up bar vendors and dine in dine-in locations. 6 p.m. Dec. 5-7. 8300 NW 36th St. Details: https://www.cityplacedoral.com/.
Wynwood Walls presents its “10th Anniversary of Wynwood Walls Art Week Program,” featuring GGA Gallery group show and “Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent.” 10 a.m. Dec. 2-8. 2520 NW Second Ave. Details: http://bit.ly/35wfbam.
INK Miami Art Fair
International Fine Print Dealers Association presents “INK Miami Art Fair,” which transforms the Suites of Dorchester hotel into art galleries, surrounded by a tranquil courtyard. Visitors can explore many galleries offering a wide range of works on paper. 11 a.m. Dec. 4-8. Suites of Dorchester Miami Beach Hotel & Suites, 1850 Collins Ave. Details: http://bit.ly/37pWwik.
This year’s Art Basel and Miami Art Week celebrations once again promise to give visitors an art experience only South Florida can offer.