Prepare your checkbooks and crypto wallets – Miami Art Week is back. The Florida Bacchanalia will bring hundreds of galleries and many other culture enthusiasts to the Magic City next week to see art, burn off the energy built up in two years, and capitalize on all that new tech money that is pouring in. city.
Some fairs have changed their schedules due to new health guidelines and travel restrictions. Art Basel, the main event, will close a day earlier this year, from December 2-4, preceded by a two-day VIP preview to avoid overcrowding. Like many fairs, Art Basel also brings blockchain into the equation, hosting an NFT exhibit titled “Humans + Machines: NFTs and the Ever-Evolving World of Art” hosted by blockchain currency Tezos. (Visitors can create AI selfies and create them as NFT.)
This year’s full lineup is slightly thinner than during Miami’s peak hours. VOLTA has canceled its first fair due to pandemic restrictions and timing issues, with plans to try again in 2022. The Aqua Art Fair has also canceled this year’s edition, and Prizm’s fair has also canceled this year’s edition. satellite art dedicated to the art of the African diaspora, is in the process of pivoting towards a virtual edition.
Don’t worry, although there is a parcel to see on the ground. Here’s your go-to guide to all the fairs during Miami Art Week.
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019 © Art Basel.
After a weird zombie edition in 2020 that took place largely online, though a few intrepid souls have ventured into the eerily calm seaside lairs, Art Basel is making a strong comeback to Miami Beach. More than 250 international galleries are planning to attend, but it should be noted that more than half of these resellers have space in the Americas, possibly due to still strict travel requirements and limited acceptable vaccinations. . But the fair will be saved from a lackluster homogeneity thanks to the lifting of travel restrictions by the United States in countries such as India, China, Brazil and most of Europe.
Be sure to stop by the second Meridians section dedicated to oversized artwork, curated by Mexico City curator Magalí Arriola. Meanwhile, the Housing and Deitch projects from New York, Southard Reid from London, Lagos and the Rele Gallery from Los Angeles (which represents rising market star Marcellina Akpojotor) and Pequod from Mexico City, among others, will be on display for the first time. times in Basel proper.
When: November 30-December 1, VIP preview; December 2 to 4, open to the public
Or: 1901 Convention Center Drive
Cost: $ 50-65
A view of the R & Company booth at Design Miami. Courtesy of R & Company.
The 17th edition of Design Miami / is hosted by Wava Carpenter, the show’s new curator, and the theme of the show’s more than 35 exhibitors is “Human Kind.” The theme is meant to show how design can help build a more equitable future.
When: November 30, VIP preview; From December 1 to 5, open to the public
Or: Meridian Avenue and 19th Street Miami Beach Convention Center P-Lot
Cost: $ 29-35; VIP $ 112.50
November 30-December 4
Installation view of Shulamit Nazarian’s 2019 booth presentation at UNTITLED, Miami. Image courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles
A list of over 145 galleries will participate in UNTITLED, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. A strong point: a new sector called “Nest”, which offers a new pricing system to support small and emerging galleries. Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud has selected 23 art spaces including Eden Airlines (Richmond, VA), Casa Hoffmann (Bogota, Colombia), Galerie Droste (Düsseldorf, Paris) and the New Arts Foundation (Los Angeles). Selected exhibitors will pay only $ 5,000, a fraction of the standard booth price. The other guest stewards on board for this year’s event are Natasha Becker, Miguel A. López, Estrellita Brodsky and José Falconi.
When: November 29, VIP preview; November 30-December 4, open to the public
Or: Ocean Drive at 12th Street
Cost: 40 $
New alliance of art dealers
NADA Miami at Ice Palace Studios. Photo by Eileen Kinsella.
For its 19th edition, the New Art Dealers Alliance returns to Miami with more than 170 exhibitors participating in four sectors: Galleries, NADA Projects, Artists’ Book Publishers and the new Curated Spotlight. The latter will be hosted by Ebony Haynes, curator and owner of David Zwirner 52 Walker’s new branch. Its eight selections include New York’s Saint George Projects, which will feature a selection of Henri Paul Broyard’s matissean paintings of domestic interiors, and the Miami KDR305 gallery, which plans to showcase a selection of terracotta products by Joel Gaitan in an installation reminiscent of a Pulperia, or a Nicaraguan general store.
When: December 1-4
Or: 1400 North Miami Ave Ice Palace Studios
Cost: $ 45
Miami Art & THE CONTEXT
November 30-December 5
Art Miami and CONTEXT return in 2021.
The sister fairs Art Miami and CONTEXT return to Miami Beach-Art Miami for its 31st edition and CONTEXT for its ninth. The fairs will also provide an online platform for those who will not be able to attend the IRL. At Art Miami, Houston-based Art of the World Gallery will present a polyptych canvas by Fernando Botero dating from 1998 and David Benrimon Fine Art will present a painting by Picasso priced at $ 16 million. In the VIP lounge, look for works by the late “Godfather of Street Art” Richard Hambleton. For a dose of celebrity art, Brooke Shields, administrator of the New York Academy of Art, hosts an exhibition with New York Academy of Art president David Krantz.
When: November 30-December 5
Or: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street
Cost: $ 35-55
INK art fair
Miami Art Fair ink. Courtesy of Ink Miami Art Fair.
INK focuses, you guessed it, on works on paper (often with ink!), As well as fine art publishers and prints. It returns to its usual location at the Dorchester Hotel on Collins Avenue. Be sure to stop by the Marlborough Gallery, Tandem Press, and Upsilon Gallery.
When: December 1-5
Or: 1850 Collins Avenue
Cost: Free with registration
Miami Beach Scope
November 30-December 5
Installation view of Kaos Star by Okuda San Miguel. Courtesy of Litter.
One of the few shows actually held on the beach itself, Scope is celebrating its 20th anniversary with over 140 international exhibitors. Embracing the latest trends, the show will offer a blockchain ticketing solution (yes, you can cash your VIP ticket as an NFT), host a daily NFT art showcase hosted by the Superchief Gallery, and showcase a series of immersive performances and installations in its atrium.
When: November 30, VIP preview: December 1 to 5, open to the public
Or: 801 Ocean Drive
Cost: 40 $
PINTA 2015. Courtesy of Sarah Cascone.
The modern and contemporary Latin American art exhibition returns for its 15th edition in a new location near the Design District and with a new format that puts curatorial selections at the forefront. Oscar Roldán and Luis Fumero selected the solo projects. Pay close attention to the video installation by Venezuelan artist Nan González, which explores looming threats to marine biodiversity in Miami and beyond.
When: 2-5 December
Or: 225 NE 34th Street
Cost: $ 25-35
Refrigerator art fair
November 29-December 4
Photos courtesy of Fridge Art Fair.
The small but mighty art fair with the ironic name (Fridge is a game on Frieze… you get it?) Was originally conceived as an antidote to massive installations under a large tent. The Pet Fair returns to Miami at a new location in the Allapattah neighborhood (which is also home to the Rubell Museum) and will feature an NFT collection curated by Chris Cobb.
When: November 29-December 4
Or: Esquina de Abuela, 2705 NW 22nd Ave.
Cost: To free
Red Dot / Spectrum Art Fair
Visitors to Spectrum Art Fair in Miami. Courtesy of Spectrum.
The sister fairs Red Dot and Spectrum, both located in the center of the Wynwood Arts District, have an original configuration. Art dealers including Agora Gallery and George Billis have settled alongside solo presentations by individual artists including Zaklin Jacoby and Amanda Valle.
When: December 1, VIP preview; 2-5 December
Or: 2217 NW 5th Ave Mana Wynwood Convention Center
Cost: $ 20-25
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