This week artists, collectors, gallerists, and individuals from around the world are traveling to Miami to celebrate contemporary art and design, in a culminating event known as Art Basel, Miami Beach. A notorious art fair with more than 200 galleries representing over 4,000 artists, Art Basel is the main event of this weekend in Miami.
Yet Art Basel is just one of the 23 fairs taking place in Miami this weekend. With an overwhelming amount of art and design to see in numerous locations across the city, here are our top recommendations:
The New Art Dealers Alliance is a non-profit organization that works to promote newer voices in the contemporary art world. This particular fair generates a lot of interest because of the newly featured artists represented. Some of our favorites from the preview: Al Freeman’s Comparisons (56 Henry, booth #10.17), Dino Matt’s sculptures (Adams and Ollman, booth #8.12), Marie Jacotey’s works on paper (Ballon Rouge Collective, booth #9.02) and Henrik Eiben (Giggle Miami.)
December 6- 9th.
Located at Ice Palace Studios at 1400 North Miami Avenue.
Day tickets are $20, run of show $40
Billing itself as the “Latin American art fair with a global perspective,” Pinta’s theme this year is Crossing Cultures, with the main section featuring more than 80 galleries from Latin America, Europe, and the United States, and largely organized by culture. Each country has a great selection of galleries and artists represented– some favorites include Galería Espora from Chile, Clima from Milan, and NM Contemporáneo, based in Mexico. See the full catalog here.
Located at the Mana Wynwood 2217 NW Fifth Avenue.
A trip to Art Basel in Miami is incomplete without a trip to Design Miami, a fair which has become the premier venue for collectible design. Their mission is to “broaden awareness of modern and contemporary design, fuel the market for collectible design, and provide an exciting yet accessible destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.” We are most excited to see the Galerie VIVID from Rotterdam, Magen H Gallery from New York, and for smaller objects, Ornamentum from Hudson. Read more about the galleries here.
December 5 – 9th.
Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach
$32 day ticket, combination ticket with Art Basel: $85
Untitled, Art brands itself as striking a curatorial balance across all disciplines of contemporary art. This year’s special projects, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, explore themes like collectiveness, displacement, and migration. A few stand out artists this year include: Isaac Julien (Galerie Ron Mandos, booth D17), Otis Jones (Marc Straus, booth A26), KangHee Kim (Benrubi Gallery, D30), and Elda Cerrato (Henrique Faria Buenos Aires, booth A46, B6). See more featured works here.
Located on the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street in Miami Beach.