The last Art Basel Miami Beach to take place was in 2019. It was an optimistic time for the international art world but who would have thought we were about to be locked down with all fairs cancelled for nearly two years. Roll-on 2021 and after successes like Art Basel Switzerland and Frieze London we seem to be returning to a sort of cautious normality with the reopening of large events like Art Basel Miami Beach Week. – Bring it on!
Art Basel Miami Beach December 2–4
Forget Online Art Basel is returning to Miami Beach in the flesh for the first time since 2019. Over 250 international galleries, mostly from the Americas, will be in attendance.
When: November 30–December 1, VIP preview; December 2–4, open to the public
Where: 1901 Convention Center Drive
UNTITLED November 30–December 4
This year, over 145 international galleries and organizations will participate in Untitled Art’s Miami Beach edition, featuring four guest curators to celebrate the fair’s 10th edition and an ambitious new sector Nest to support emerging galleries, collectives and non-profits.
When: November 29, VIP preview; November 30–December 4, open to the public
Where: Ocean Drive at 12th Street
Daata: Monumental Outdoor Screening of Artists’ Films and Classical Music Nameless Grace Presented by Daata
Daata is to present Nameless Grace, an exhibition of artists’ films that use classical music to challenge accepted wisdom and offer new perspectives. Screened on the outside wall of the New World Center, home of the New World Symphony at SoundScape Park, this curated presentation coincides with Art Basel in Miami Beach, to highlight both music and digital art’s astonishing capacity for transcendental experiences in the public realm.
Curator and founder of Daata, David Gryn returns to the New World Symphony having curated Art Basel’s Film & Sound programme at this Miami landmark from 2011-2018, followed by Daata’s collaboration with The Bass Museum, screening co-commissioned video works to the public on the outside of the New World Symphony, via a monumental 7,500 sq ft outdoor screen, a 35,000 lumen projector and 160 speakers in a surround sound system.
New World Symphony, SoundScape Park, Miami
Saturday Dec 4, 2021 at 8pm / Sunday Dec 5, 2021 at 8pm
SoundScape Park, New World Symphony,
400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Design Miami December 1–5
This year’s Design Miami/ will explore the theme Human•Kind through the lens of design.
The practice of design, at its heart, has always aimed to create a better future. But in recent years, as the global challenges that humanity faces have approached existential proportions, the future that designers envision increasingly demands a fundamental reorientation of what it means to be human in this world, calling on all of us to become better stewards of nature and of each other.
As an antidote to our most pressing environmental and social problems, today’s leading-edge design thinking strives to empower traditionally overlooked perspectives while expanding the scope of valued narratives. The process begins with seeing the world for what it is: a network of beings entangled with other beings, whose future is entirely interdependent. The objective is to level hierarchies that elevate humans over other species and to subvert unjust systems that privilege certain people while denying others the full slate of human rights.
Human·Kind spotlights design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected future, one that is inclusive of BIPOC and LGBTQ communities, women, developing nations, displaced populations, disabled bodies, and life forms great and small.
When: November 30, VIP preview; December 1–5, open to the public
Where: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street Miami Beach Convention Center P-Lot
Cost: $29–35; VIP $112.50
New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) December 1–4
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is pleased to present the 19th edition of NADA Miami, to take place December 1–4, 2021 at Ice Palace Studios. NADA Miami features over 170 exhibitors across three sections: Galleries; NADA Projects, an open, exhibition-like presentation of new art from emerging voices; and the latest addition, Artists’ Book Publishers, presented by Printed Matter and Exile Books. Online Viewing Room presentations for NADA Miami 2021 will be live at 10am on Wednesday, December 1st to coincide with the opening of the fair.
When: December 1–4
Where: 1400 North Miami Ave Ice Palace Studios
Art Miami & CONTEXT November 30–December 5
Art Miami and CONTEXT return to Miami Beach Art Miami for its 31st edition and CONTEXT for its ninth edition. Art Miami, is a contemporary and modern art fair, and its sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, kickoff Miami Art Week, opening on Tuesday, November 30th with a VIP Preview evening with public days beginning Wednesday, December 1st and running through Sunday, December 5th.
When: November 30–December 5
Where: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street
INK Art Fair December 1–5
INK Miami is presented by the IFPDA in the historic Suites of Dorchester adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. INK is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on fine art print publishers and contemporary and modern prints and works on paper. Tickets are required and free with advance registration.
When: December 1–5
Where: 1850 Collins Avenue
Cost: Free with registration
Scope Miami Beach November 30–December 5
Celebrating its 20th year in Miami, it is with tremendous excitement that SCOPE returns to its iconic location on the sands of Miami Beach, nestled amongst the iconic architecture of Ocean Drive at 8th Street. With stunning views of the ocean, SCOPE’s extraordinary selection of contemporary art from 140 international exhibitors will be presented alongside museum-quality installations, panel discussions, and nightlife events.
When: November 30, VIP preview: December 1–5, open to the public
Where: 801 Ocean Drive
PINTA December 2–5
The modern and contemporary Latin American art show returns for its 15th edition in a new location near the Design District and with a new format that puts curators’ selections front and center. Oscar Roldán and Luis Fumero selected the solo projects. Pay special attention to Venezuelan artist Nan González’s video installation, which explores the looming threats to marine biodiversity in Miami and beyond.
When: December 2–5
Where: 225 NE 34th Street
Fridge Art Fair November 29–December 4
Fridge Art Fair is showing a suite of on-site artist projects located at Esquina de Abuela located in the city’s vibrant, urban cultural district, Allapattah. The fair is an indoor/outdoor space and is dog-friendly.
FRIDGE has invited a small roster of artists to do projects/interventions in the large center room. Each artist has creative control over their projects using the context of EDA as a backdrop.
Artist, writer & Co-director Chris Cobb is curating an NFT collection for the FAIR and there will be a free airdrop for anyone who attends the Fair & sends their ETH address using our submission form.
Co-director and founder of FRIDGE, Eric Ginsburg is known for his distinctive portraits of artists’s pets. He will have a selection of his paintings on view.
Artists include: Katlin Martin, Nix Function, Phoenix Roberts, Linda Digusta, Ashley Mudge, Bittty, Mr. Momar.
EDA is a location known for its Cuban Revolutionary heritage, its many murals, and as a site for hip hop music videos.
When: November 29–December 4
Where: Esquina de Abuela, 2705 NW 22nd Ave.