Okay, here we go – last one!
Unless you’re new around these parts, you should have a pretty good idea of what’s going down by now. We’ve talked music, museums, events, and art projects.
Last but not least, we’ve prepared your guide to Miami Art Week’s Fairs (by location) for your convenience.
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Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Art Week at the Midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, attracting more than 72,500 motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe during Art Week 2013. Entering its 25th edition, 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.
Context is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, Context’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Eighty international galleries, vetted by the Context Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of Context and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.
MIAMI MIX ART
The Fourth Annual Miami Mix Art Fair celebrates Wynwood Cafe’s one year anniversary. Created and curated by Danilo Gonzalez, Miami Mix showcases a variety of talented local and international artists during the peak of Art Basel season. In partnership with the Extract Street Art Fair there will also be live painting where the winner will be chosen to complete a mural on our Wynwood Walls. The Art Place Wynwood’s “Miami Mix” will bring together a group of nine Miami artists whose differing nationalities and cultural backgrounds are united by their expert use of a universal language that speaks for itself.een selected for public commission such as Taminco Chemical Intermediates Facility, Pace, Florida with works entitled “Gestalt Studies” & “Interactions”.
Spectrum is a 5-day fine art experience featuring top galleries and artists from across the US and around the world, along with live performances, curated Art Lab projects and Late Night parties drawing crowds from all corners of the city. New to this year’s show is a special curated Art Labs series, featuring educational projects and seminars by leading Miami-based art institutions and industry leaders. One such project—[mi.ami][inter.play], by local nonprofit partner Life Is Art—will be an artistic collaboration within the community. Another, Yo Miami, will be a live, invitational mural painting endeavor involving both experienced artists and up-and-comers. Other surprises include a partnership with the Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, which includes performance art and ticket giveaways throughout the show. There may also be a dramatic photo shoot with dancers by international bookseller and world-renowned photographer Jordan Matter!
See: Booth 117 – Pink Bastard Art Forum will have a booth which will exhibit Adriana, David Zalben and David Rosenbloom Photographer Adriana.
At this year’s Spectrum will be hosting ArtSpot International Art Show—a stand-alone event inside the show. ArtSpot replicates a model introduced to the Miami art community last year, presenting carefully selected modern, contemporary and cutting-edge galleries with strong curatorial programs and their represented artists. It is aimed at offering extremely high-quality art to the Miami art community and worldwide collectors during Art Basel Week.
Miami Project is a platform for museum quality work presented by dealers who have defined excellence in the art market for decades. Alongside our continued commitment to midcareer and emerging artists, we will feature exceptional pieces by modernist masters. First time Miami Project dealer Lennon, Weinberg will show major works on paper by Joan Mitchell. DC Moore Gallery will present historical work by Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, and Charles Burchfield, and Tibor de Nagy will exhibit important work by Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter. Bridging modern and contemporary, Catharine Clark Gallery will present a survey of work by Masami Teraoka from 1967 to today, including the debut of the artist’s early minimalist work on paper. Pavel Zoubok Gallery will feature work by two very contemporary artists, with a freshfromthestudio Mark Wagner currency collage and new sculpture by Vanessa German. Deborah Butterfield is creating new sculpture, including two fullscale horses welded from found metal, for this year’s Miami Project fairgoers the opportunity to experience the avantgarde of the 20th century shown beside the vanguard of today.
In this 8th edition, four defined sections under the curatorship of Osbel Suarez at Pinta Modern, Sonia Becce at Pinta Next, Moacir Dos Anjos at Pinta Brazil and a curatorial committee for Pinta Contemporary, guarantee a prime result which will satisfy both, the specialized public and the public at large. Pinta Forum, under the curatorship of Roc Laseca, has organized an art fair conversation series comprising on three panels that will hold debates revolving around art collecting and the city of Miami as an international platform for Latin American art. Pinta Miami is a must-see event for art lovers to have the chance to view high-quality works by artists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal represented by more than 50 of the most prestigious galleries.
Red Dot Art Fair returns to the same prime location in the Wynwood Art District. Building upon its reputation as a diverse fair, Red Dot will offer a unique selection of approximately sixty galleries exhibiting contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and secondary market. Red Dot Art Fair strives to create a fair for galleries specializing in emerging, mid-career and established artists that present work of lasting value. The luxurious layout of the fifty thousand square foot venue will provide visitors with a sophisticated and friendly environment to view artwork presented by galleries and dealers. Red Dot is excited about being part of Miami’s vibrant art scene and its great fabric of galleries, museums and cultural institutions.
Sculpt Miami is the only art space completely dedicated to showcasing contemporary sculpture, making it a vital source for art lovers who wish to discover new developments in modern sculpturing. The fair showcases outstanding large– scale indoor and outdoor sculptures by prominent modern artists from around the world. It focuses on the newest aesthetic tendencies in contemporary sculpture highlighting innovative techniques and the use of original materials.
Zones Art Fair presents a selection of events and shows that challenge traditional structures in performance and contemporary art: The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres, Jan and Dave’s Improvisational Noise, and Performia Performance Art Festival. Certain contemporary art practices—installation, performance, relational aesthetics, social sculpture et al.—are notoriously hard to document or commodify. The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres questions how these practices fit in to our dominant culture of object display. Here, objects that exist as a facilitator of an action or document of a non-object based art happening are displayed in an evolving installation that attempts to graft a provisional aura to an indexical remnant. The fair opens to the public December 2 with a reception December 5. There will be spontaneous and scheduled (see website) performances throughout the week. Artists include Julia Sinelnikova, Jen Clay, Jamie Thomas Marsh, James Mayhew, Sophia Park, Kalan Sherrard, Leyla Mozayen, Bruno Giuliani, Varvara Voetskova, Dino Real, Kathryn Marks, Jon Konkol, Maria paz Valenzuela, Kevin Blackstone, Antoinette Suiter, House of Gunt, SSTR, Local Honey, DAZZLESTORM!, Michael Anthony Farley, Ellen Degenerate, Poncili Creacion, and Ellen Turrietta, and Vincent Tiley. The “Planet Hollywood” of Newer Genres is curated by Liz Ferrer and Michael Anthony Farley two artists whose practice combine performance, image/object making, events and curation.
The Moksha Family Arts Collective presents Moksha Art Fair featuring the very best in visionary art, music and performance. From its inception, the Moksha Art Fair has been a nexus of cultural & artistic expression. It celebrates the mysteries that unite us with an eclectic mix of multimedia presentations that are meant to explore the inner landscape on the quest for universal oneness.
Since its debut in 2009, the Moksha Art Fair has become the premier visionary art showcase during this world-class, citywide event. Previously featured artists include Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, the late Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffmann, Mark Henson, Amanda Sage, Carey Thompson, Chris Dyer, Randal Roberts, Alex Sastoque & many more.
Feeling boxed in by the expensive white cubes of Art Basel Miami Week? Cool off in the Fridge Art Fair. The fair features nique presentations, including outdoor spaces for street artists and others, and a storied, newly renovated performance venue in the heart of Little Havana. Fridge Art Fair was born on New York’s Lower East Side in May 2013, making it’s debut – under the tagline “Can you fit into the Fridge?” — at Kazuko Miyamoto’s small but storied storefront, Gallery OneTwentyEight. The inaugural Miami show was presented at the somewhat more spacious venue, on Calle Ocho.
December 2-7. SeaFair, Chopin Plaza
Concept art fair in Miami will open its inaugural edition during Miami’s Art Basel Week with a focus on newly available, blue chip secondary market work by modern and contemporary masters. Concept is a boutique art fair limited to 35 international exhibitors, to be announced shortly, and backed by Next Level Fairs, veterans of the Southern Florida ￼￼￼
art fair scene and were the founders of Art Miami and are currently the organizers of ArtPalmBeach and the American International Fine Art Fair-Palm Beach.
Prizm will exhibit a dynamic group or contemporary artists during Art Basel/Miami at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design. Salient works will be presented that highlight the diversity evident in contemporary visual art practices today, including painting sculpture and mixed media installations. Additionally, Prizm will feature the work of emerging Miami-based artists of African descent, such as T. Eliot, and Asser Saint Val. These artists redefine their world and bring into focus socio-political and cultural issues pertinent to the people of African descent in Miami and beyond. The select artists are actively engaged in perpetuating Miami’s growth as a cultural hub.
MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR
The third edition of the Miami River Art Fair, an international, contemporary art fair, will take place at the Downtown Miami Convention Center inside the James L. Knight International Center. This art fair was conceived as a showcase of world-class artists and galleries in an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.
Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the world, each show’s exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.
Scope Miami Beach’s monumental pavilion will once again be situated on historic Ocean Drive to welcome near 40,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Over 100 Exhibitors and 20 selected Breeder Program galleries will present groundbreaking work, alongside SCOPE’s special programming, encompassing music, design and fashion. Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 14th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for exposure, Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/ Weiss, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, SEVENTEEN, ROKEBY, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among other notable galleries.
Since 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair has been the premiere satellite fair for the discovery and acquisition of cutting-edge contemporary art. With annual editions in Miami Beach and New York City, the fair cultivates a supportive environment for its international community of galleries and provides a platform for their growth and expansion in the contemporary art market. From its inception, PULSE has presented thoughtfully-curated exhibitions and ever-evolving programming that reflect the fair’s commitment to making the visitor experience a dynamic one. PULSE Projects, the fair’s presentation of large-scale installations and performance, will feature a piece by Ontario-based artist Shayne Dark, presented by Art Mûr. Tangle Wood, Dark’s meditative 8x18x10’ painted wood sculpture, is a reference to log driving on North American rivers in the early part of the century. Jenna Spevack will also present Bird’s of Brooklyn, an audio installation that brings the sounds of displaced and bygone birds to sites in Brooklyn and Miami, courtesy of Mixed Greens. Preview fair online via artsy.
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
Download an advanced copy of the Design Miami/ 2014 catalogue here.
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’s fair is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging Contemporary Art. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organization. Browse artwork from the fair online via artsy.
Aqua has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists. Aqua Art Miami continues this tradition established in 2005, attracting increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair’s signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.
Select will be held in a 40,000 square foot tent structure on Collins Avenue between 72nd and 73rd stree, located just three blocks from NADA along the sands of beautiful North Beach. Select’s location has perks such as, beach front views, an attached parking lot, and an amphitheater for music and arts programing. Conveniently located at the end of the John F Kennedy causeway (route 934), allowing for easy visitor access for clients moving back and forth from the beach to Wynwood.
Ink art fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. It is sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association and exhibitors are selected from among members of the Association for their outstanding ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just-published editions by leading contemporary artists. Since its founding in 2006, the Fair has attracted a loyal following among museum curators and committed collectors of works on paper.
Untitled is a curated art fair for international galleries and nonprofit art spaces with a focus on emerging and midcareer contemporary art. Founded by Jeff Lawson in partnership with Alan G. Randolph in Miami, Untitled. has expanded its curatorial team for 2014, led by artistic director Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, co-founders of the distinguished publishing houses one star press and Three Star Books in Paris, will introduce a new perspective to the international focus and content development of the fair.