Next week Miami plays host to Art Basel – This once a year excessive art overdose comes complete with palm trees and caters to the serious and not so serious minded. Art Basel Miami week is a magnet for the international cultural core who annually descend on this vibrant Art Deco resort, to pay homage to the Gods of visual art. This is the definitive end of year barometer, which determines the state of the current art market. Like Art Basel (Switzerland) and Frieze, these events are primarily glorified art trade shows. Lets not lose sight of their real purpose. The galleries involved are there to sell and this is a one stop destination to look admire and buy art. On the bright side, as well as the endless parties, satellite fairs, exhibitions and solo shows, there is actually a huge amount of quality content to wash down with your Ruinart. (Photo: © Artlyst 2013)
This year Artlyst will be in Miami for the duration of the fair, publishing diary updates with useful tips on where to go and what to see. Here is a list of all of the main and satellite fairs, with a few recommended must see exhibitions. We are concentrating on the events that are promoting new and emerging work. British galleries and artists will also be highlighted in this comprehensive guide. If by any chance we have missed your event and you think you should be recommended in this guide drop me an email and I will update the entry, once a day. After all Artlyst is a community and we are here to help not exclude.
The main highlights for the week centres around the main event, Art Basel Miami 2013:
Art Basel Miami Beach: The mainstay of this important art week features 258 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The show presents artwork ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary works and includes, for the first time in Miami Beach, a sector dedicated to editioned works. Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5 to December 8, 2013.
There are also several other sectors to explore including Nova, Designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing new works that have been created within the last three years, the Nova sector often features never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s studio and strong juxtapositions. Positions,allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe by providing a platform for a single artist to present one major project. Edition,Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists. Kabinett, where participants are chosen from the Galleries sector to present curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars. and Public, which offers its visitors a chance to see outdoor sculptures, interventions, and performances, sited within an open and public exhibition format at Collins Park. The sector has been produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art since 2011.
Art Basel/ Film Program: Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Londonʼs Artprojx, the Film sector presents a dynamic program of films by and about artists. Screenings take place at the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park, where works are shown on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center; and within personal viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition, Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner selects a feature length film for a special screening at the Colony Theatre. See the list of the 2013 Film galleries. For the full program, please refer to the event calendar.
Films are also screened on interactive Pods within the Fair with over 90 films, that viewers can select at their leisure.
During the outdoor Film programme, before and inbetween programmes, DJ Max Reinhardt has collaborated with Artprojx to create 6 short Miami music and soundscapes.
Art Basel/ Film Soundscape Park See full schedule HERE
Main Satellite Fairs
NADA: was founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Their mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within our field and to develop a stronger sense of community among our constituency. Each December in Miami, NADA runs a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.
NADA: Takes place 5 – 8 December Free The Deauville Beach Resort 6701 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33141
UNTITLED: has expanded to more than 90 galleries and not-for-profit spaces from 19 countries. UNTITLED. will again be presented on the beach in a pavilion designed by internationally recognised architecture firm K/R, with a floor plan to emphasize the fair’s unique curatorial approach, enhancing the visitor’s experience.
UNTITLED: Takes place 4 – 8 December on the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach
Pulse: PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Through its annual editions in Miami and New York, PULSE provides a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. The fair’s distinctive commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes PULSE unique among art fairs and creates an art market experience that is both dynamic and inviting.
Pulse: Takes Place 5-8 December The Ice Palace 1400 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136
Scope: Welcoming 100 International Exhibitors and 15 Breeder Program galleries, SCOPE Miami Beach will also feature a wide range of curated projects, sponsor programs and Platinum VIP tours. With an emphasis on activating emerging galleries and artists, attendees to SCOPE are seasoned collectors, curators and tastemakers looking for new discovery.
SCOPE Miami Beach: Takes place Monday, 2 December with its exclusive Platinum VIP Gala, continuing Tuesday, December 3, to welcome VIPs and Press at its First View benefit, and will open to the general public December 4 – 8, 2013.
Art Miami: is another leading contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Art Week at the Midtown Miami complex in the uber-trendy Wynwood Arts District. It attracts thousands of motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe. Entering its 24th year, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries. Also visit Context a sister emerging and mid-career fair at the same location.
Art Miami: Takes place Dec. 3, 2013, with Art Miami’s Opening Night VIP Preview and finishes on 8 December The Art Miami Pavilion Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137 – Located Midtown | Wynwood Arts District 3101 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137
Aqua: In its ninth year, Set within a classic South Beach hotel, with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy intimate courtyard, Aqua’s surroundings will be sure to be a favorite gathering spot not only for fun and relaxation during the busy week, but also as a place to exchange and disseminate new contemporary art ideas. And with its close proximity to Art Basel and continuous shuttle service to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami will transform into one of the top attended satellite art events for collectors, artists, curators, critics and art enthusiasts alike.
Aqua Hotel: 4-8 December Collins Ave 1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Project: The second edition of Miami Project, a contemporary and modern art fair, will return in Miami’s Midtown Art District. Miami Project will again showcase 65 contemporary and modern art galleries in an exquisite setting.
Miami Project: December 3-8, 2013 Located at North 1st Avenue & NE 30th Street, Miami Project is ideally situated in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District and just two blocks from the Rubell Collection. 3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
Design Miami: Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.
Design Miami: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center Preview Day (By invitation only):
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Public days 4 -8 December
Events: (This will be updated Over the coming week)
Art Britannia is an Art Basel Miami satellite exhibition curated by Londoner Ben Austin and produced by Karelle Levy, a Miami resident. The event explores contemporary practice from UK with an emphasis on painting and craft. The exhibition features a ‘mini show within a show’, taken directly from The Lion and Lamb Gallery’s ‘Summer Saloon’ exhibition. The Lion and Lamb is an artists run space, located in the back of an East End pub.
Art Britannia 1-21 December 3940 north miami avenue, miami fl 33127
See website for details
Absolut Art Bar
A site specific pavilion which launches annually during Art Basel Miami week, brings together a brand new collaboration with the Los Angeles-based artist Ry Rocklen, who will create an installation titled, ‘Night Court’.
Absolut Art Bar at Art Basel Miami Beach Night Court by Ry Rocklen 3–7 December 2013 | 12pm–2am
Charlotte Perriande: ”La Maison au bord de l’eau”
Charlotte Perriand, who made her mark on the early 20th century modern movement, is represented at the fair with ”La Maison au bord de l’eau” — house at the edge of the water — designed as a simplistic vacation home will be transformed from concept to structure for the first time, thanks to Louis Vuitton. The home will be presented at the Raleigh Hotel Collins Ave Miami Beach 4-8 December.
The Rubell Collection
The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City, shortly after its founders Donald and Mera Rubell were married. It is now one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections. Since 1993, the RFC has been exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility in Miami, Florida. The museum and its sculpture garden are publicly accessible. The collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cady Noland, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the RFC actively acquires, exhibits and champions emerging artists working at the forefront of contemporary art.
Zhu Jinshi ‘Boat’, a monumental 12-metre walk-in installation composed of bamboo, cotton and 8,000 sheets of Xuan (rice) paper created by leading Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi, will be the centerpiece of 28 Chinese at the Rubell Family Collection, opening 4 December 2013 to coincide with Art Basel in Miami Beach. This is the first time ‘Boat’ has been exhibited in America.
The Rubell Collection: Dec 4 through Sunday, Dec 8 9am—6pm Free admission 95 NW 29th Street Miami, FL 33127
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