Art Basel 2018 in Miami: 16 Exhibits to Not Lose Yourself

Art Basel 2018 in Miami: 16 Exhibits to Not Lose Yourself

From the myriad of exhibitions, spaces, events and special activities that make up the Art Week in Miami, a selection of those that will be memorable.

Since it began in 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach has gradually created a huge movement of contemporary art in a place where there were already many artists and many collectors . Today the neighborhoods of Wynwood and the Design District are spaces to exhibit the creation that work all year, and during the days of the great fair an Art Week has been consolidated. The 16 places not to miss in Miami Art Week 2018:

The show-family of the principal, which takes place both in Basel and Miami Beach, is located precisely in a tent next to the convention center where Art Basel is developed. It is the most revered global space for collectors, creators and design critics of the 20th and 21st centuries. Cultural programming and commercial opportunities are combined in furniture displays, lighting and objets d’art .

Meridian Ave. and 19th St., Miami Beach
Admission: USD 27, weekly pass USD 85
Combined ticket with Art Basel: USD 75

Fifteen light sculptures by Peruvian artist José Carlos Martinat make up the exhibition “American Echo Chamber” , which will remain until January 26. On Friday, December 7, at 2 pm, a conversation with the Bulgarian Christo will be offered as part of the photo exhibition of his work “Sorrounded Islands” , which he made with his partner in life and creation, Jeanne-Claude, a work who turns 35 years old.

1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Admission: USD 16

Alan Faena, founder of the hotel and the Faena Forum, launches the first Faena Festival, with the title “This Is Not America” . The allusion to the particularity of Miami as a port, an entry space as well as provisional, is treated in commissioned works, installations and videos by Derrick Adams, Cecilia Bengolea, Miya Ando, ​​Joseph Beuys, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Alfredo Jaar, Eugene Jarecki, Isabel Lewis, Boris Mitic, Luna Paiva, George Sanchez-Calderon, Tavares Strachan and Wu Tsang , among others.

3201 Collins Avenue, Faena District, Miami Beach
Free, with prior reservation at [email protected]

In the Haitian immigration neighborhood, Little Haiti (Little Haiti) several galleries have been installed that showcase the art of the island’s artists and their diaspora in the Caribbean. A tour of & Gallery, Mindy Solomon Gallery and Artscape Lab , among others, and the colorful murals of the streets gives an idea of ​​the richness of that production, until December 10.

Around NE 2nd Ave. Between NE 63rd. St. and NE 89th St., Miami

“Judy Chicago: A Reckoning” is a profound exploration of the work of Judy Chicago, which anticipates the installation of smoke “A Purple Poem for Miami” , which the artist did especially for the ICA and will open in February 2019. A tour for the multimedia work of this painter, sculptor, educator, writer and pioneer of feminist art .

61 NE 41st Street, Miami
Free, with prior reservation

Since 2012, the fair founded by Jeffrey Lawson finds the newest contemporary art galleries and takes them directly to the sand on the beach (and also to San Francisco ). With 46 new exhibitors added to the 133 international galleries, the 2018 edition has the direction of Omar Lopez-Chahoud and the curatorship of AGUAS ; Among the most anticipated works are the project of Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, “Do We Dream Under the Same Sky?”, and the digital work with virtual interaction and augmented reality Mezzbug, by Felice Grodin .

Ocean Drive and 12th St., South Beach
Admission: USD 31.50

The eighth edition of this fair, whose theme is “Black Art Matters: It’s not a choice”, shows works by artists from Africa and its diaspora . Different media, and media crossings, explore issues such as identity, culture and politics, as well as racism and violence.

920 NW 2nd Ave., Miami
Admission: USD 20, permanent pass USD 50

The 14th edition of this fair will show a series of exhibits in booths and also special programming . The director Katelijne De Backer receives 70 exhibitors, 26 of them new. Two pavilions in Middle Beach are filled with art competing for the coveted PULSE prize. An expected work is “Knot Expected: Elevating the Everyday”, installation of Windy Chien knots in Sunbrella fabric.

Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Ave.
Admission: USD 27.24; permanent pass, USD 42.99

A few steps from Art Basel, this Miami Beach art institution presents “Parallels and Peripheries,” an exhibition about power and women, curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah (Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit) and the participation of eight artists ( Bethany Collins, Lizania Cruz, Geneviève Gaignard, Susan Lee-Chun, Joiri Minaya, Jamilah Sabur, Saya Woolfalk and Kennedy Yankoque ) who work different materials and in different disciplines.

924 Lincoln Road, 2nd floor, South Beach

In her 29th year, Art includes a curated exhibition by actress Brooke Shields , who is also a counselor at the New York Academy of Arts, and the president of the academy, David Kratz, with materials made by graduates of the institution. The exhibition is considered one of the most important spaces for the purchase of art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

1 Herald Plaza at NE 14th St., Miami
Tickets: US 55 day pass (includes admission to the Context fair); permanent pass, USD 100 (includes admission to Context and Aqua Art Miami)

Located next to Art, that sample launched in 2012 presents 95 international galleries . Among the main ones, do not miss Rhodes Contemporary, which shows works by the British Lucy Sparrow .

1 Herald Plaza at NE 14th St., Miami
Tickets: US 55 day pass (includes admission to the Art Miami fair); permanent pass, USD 100 (includes admission to Art and Aqua Art Miami)

At the Aqua hotel, a typical Art-deco building in South Beach , the rooms become galleries dedicated to the art of sound, light and performance . The sculptures “Imponderable Cities”, by Mikihumo, will be submerged in the pool , while Katarra Peterson will use the upper balcony for a performance on Rapunzel.

Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave.
Admission: USD 25; permanent pass, USD 100 (includes admission to Art and Aqua Art Miami)

This large scale fair, which has created its own international brand with activities in New York and Basel , has a pavilion on the sand. In collaboration with the editors of the Hi-Fructose art magazine , street art will be one of the stars of the 140 exhibitors from 25 countries. This edition will include the first sample made by a computer, works of the artificial intelligence machine AICAN with the artists Tim Bengel and Devin Gharakhanian.

801 Ocean Drive, South Beach
Admission: USD 40; permanent pass USD 105

For more than ten years, this panorama of Latin American art with a global perspective has taken place in Miami. The fair (which shares its space with two other ventures, Spectrum and Red Dot) presents a main section, Crossing Cultures, with more than 80 galleries from Latin America, Europe and the United States . The Countries section is dedicated to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Spain , while Visible Project will show works by four emerging artists of the region selected by Jesús Fuenmayor.

Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW 5h Avenue, Miami
Admission: USD 30

The New Art Dealers Alliance fair (NADA) is the most important of the non-profit exhibitions and with a huge impact on its findings . The Special Projects series includes new work by Tyree Guyton, founder of the Heidelberg Project in 1986 , an initiative of art and political activism to recover some of the areas further down from Detroit. If you look for non-traditional art and talent that has not yet reached the establishment , NOTHING is the place.

Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Avenue, MIami
Admission: USD 20

With 45 exhibitors, this fair has the ambition of being the most open art market , where artists can present themselves and galleries can do scouting, while the collector takes advantage of that kind of advance of what could be seen in the future of the plastic arts . The Miami Beach edition of the venture that also operates in New York and Washington DC will open with a champagne vernissage flavored like cotton candy.

Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
Admission: USD 10.50 for Thursday and Friday, USD 12.61 Saturday and Sunday and USD50 with access to the vernissage

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