Miami Art Basel 2012 Countdown Report

Miami Basel now has TWENTY EIGHT satellite fairs announced for Art Basel Miami Beach – Baselmania 2012!

Miami Project – new art fair/84 exhibitor spaces – new competition from/for Pulse Fair Miami and NADA Miami?

The coming forward of this new Miami Project fair, plus the build out of gallery spaces along both sides of the Las Cienega corridor in LA and the new super-sized galleries in Hollywood, CA, and the explosion of galleries in New York, indicates the market is expanding far, wide and deep. So far there are two new satellite fairs for Art Basel Miami Beach 2012: Miami Project (part of a large expansion into the art fair world by a company based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Context, a new fair from Art Miami, which itself has expanded its fair base into new markets. Brand new are the Select Art Fair  and Miami Photo Fair that have been announced for 2012 Art Basel Miami Beach as a satellite fair on Miami Beach. Also brand new is the Miami River Art fair at the Miami Convention Center. Brand new as of July 26 is the Untitled Art Fair. Just announced. VH1 will sponsor Scope Miami 2012 (see below for details all the upcoming fairs and events). The first UR1 music festival is announced – will be on Biscayne boulevard in Miami during Miami Art Basel. UR1 is cancelled! Red Dot Art Fair Miami announces it will have 75 Solo artists booths along with 70 galleries in a 60,000 sq. ft. showcase and will have the first ArtSpot fair within its walls. Just announced is the JusMadMia fair from Spain that will be in the Soho Studios Miami. The Bas Fisher Invitational will launch a new exhibition space in downtown Miami for Baselmania 2012. SEVEN Art Fair has announced they will have their seven gallery event in a 25,000 square foot space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. OHWOW Miami is doing its annual IT AIN’T FAIR show in Miami Beach in a 6,000 sq. ft space.

SATELITE ART FAIRS
MIAMI BEACH

Aqua12
December 6 – 9, 2012
http://aquaartmiami.com

Design Miami
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://designmiamiblog.com

INK Miami Art Fair
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://www.inkartfair.com

NADA Art Fair
December 6 – 9, 2012
http://www.newartdealers.org

Pool Art Fair
December 7 – 9, 2012
http://www.poolartfair.com

Select Fair
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://www.select-fair.com

Untitled
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://art-untitled.com

Verge Art Miami
December 6 – 9, 2012
http://www.vergeartfair.com

Zoom Art Fair
December 5 – 9, 2012
www.zoomartfair.com
MIAMI (DESIGN DISTRICT/MIDTOWN/WYNWOOD)

AOA Tribal Art Miami Show
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://tribalartmiami.com

Art Africa
December 4 – 9, 2012
www.artafricamiami.com

Art Asia Miami
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://www.artasiafair.com

Art Expo Miami
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://artexpo-miami.com

Art Miami
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://www.art-miami.com

Context
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://www.contextartmiami.com

Fountain Miami
December 6 – 9, 2012
http://www.fountainartfair.com

International Contemporary Jewelry Fair
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://www.expoships.com

Just Mad Miami
December 6 – 9, 2012
http://www.justmadmia.com

Miami Project
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://www.miami-project.com

Miami River Art Fair
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://miamiriverartfair.com

Moksha Art Fair
December 5 – 8, 2012
http://mokshafamily.org

OVERTURE | Miami
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://www.overtureartfair.com

Pulse Miami
December 6 – 9, 2012
http://www.pulse-art.com

Red Dot Miami
December 5 – 9, 2012
http://www.reddotfair.com

Scope Miami
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://www.scope-art.com

Seven
December 4 – 9, 2012
http://www.seven-miami.com

Sculpt Miami
December 3 – 9, 2012
http://sculptmiami.com

OHWOW MIAMI Fair

David Lynch’s Silencio Club to pop-up at Miami’s Art BaselNews

David Lynch’s Silencio Club to pop-up at Miami’s Art Basel

Posted by on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 9:59 am. Filed under News.

David Lynch is bringing a pop-up version of his exclusive Parisian club Silencio to Miami during Art Basel in December. The Mulholland-Drive-inspired Parisian club will be recreated at the Delano South Beach hotel for the duration of the fair between the December 6 and 9.

Silencio will take over the hotel’s night club, which will be transformed into a salon atmosphere similar to the decor of the Parisian version.

Like the Parisian nightspot, access to Miami’s Silencio will be reserved for members only. Those eligible to enter will be able to enjoy music, film, art and fashion during the fair as well as lighting and cocktails similar to those offered in Paris.

Modeled by Lynch after his film Mulholland Drive, Silencio opened in Paris in 2011. The sinister cabaret decoration is inspired by the strange Club Silencio in the movie.

The club’s decoration was entirely designed by Lynch, from key features to furniture as well as small details such as the books in the bookshelves.

The venue regularly hosts movie retrospectives, concerts, art aperformances and guests DJs. Lynch is also said to oversee the cultural program for the venue.

It is not the first time a pop-up of Silencio has been brought to a major event. The exclusive club already spawned a pop-up version at the Cannes Film Festival this year and served as co-host to the Future Contemporaries Festival at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

Where Is Le Baron? Art Basel’s Best Party Goes Nomadic

Posted: 11/27/2012 12:03 pm EST Updated: 11/27/2012 12:42 pm EST

Le Baron is on the lam — but there’s an app for that.

The pop-up Parisian nightclub, ever THE place to party during Art Basel Miami Beach, is leaving its 5-year digs at The Delano and plotting a fresh experience for the faithful: the now-roving throwdown will come alive in a new spot each night from December 4-9, with the location kept secret until 6 p.m. every day.

That’s the magical hour at which a night’s address will be revealed through the soon-to-be-released iPhone app, “Where is Le Baron?” and the collective’s website, Twitter (#whereislebaron) and Facebook.

But the Le Baron family isn’t stopping there. To salute the travelling party, the team will gather at Free Spirits each night from 8 to 10 p.m. for a glass of Champagne. Then shuttle buses will be on hand to escort Le Baron guests from Free Spirit to each night’s location from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

How to become a Le Baron guest? The usual Miami tricks and lists don’t apply at all, so you have about a week to become a fabulous French street artist or besties with Peaches. Good luck!

(For those who prefer to get their Baron fix in the daylight, there’ll be the Space Coast-inspired Luna Park installation on Miami Beach by the club’s official DJ duo Kolkoz. In collaboration with Galerie Emmanuel Perrotain, the pair is creating a moonscaped soccer field on which they’ll hold a tournament involving teams of artists, collectors, curators, art critics and gallerists. Look for that on the sands of South Beach between the W and the Setai.)

where is le baron poster

biergarten.jpg
Courtesy of Basel Biergarten

“They’ll have an eating and drinking area set up with seats, potted palms, and local shrubbery, as well as tunes by a DJ and live art.”

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Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)


The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation: programming during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012
Tatiana Blass, Metade da fala no chao, 2010. Detanico & Lain, Benjamin Concentrated, 2009 (detail).
www.cifo.org The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation announces daily programming during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.Activities during the tenth-anniversary celebration include daily breakfasts, an exhibition opening, curatorial talks, guided tour, and a book launch.

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) announces its series of daily events at the CIFO Art Space throughout the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, starting Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9. This year’s tenth-year anniversary celebration will coincide with the exhibition Unsaid/Spoken: Selections from the Ella Fontanals–Cisneros and CIFO Collections, curated by CIFO’s Curatorial Award recipients Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca.

Special events during Art Basel Miami Beach:


Wednesday, December 5–Sunday, December 9
9am–noon Daily Breakfasts @ CIFO (Friday: VIP only)
Unsaid/Spoken: Selections from the Ella Fontanals–Cisneros and CIFO Collections

Wednesday, December 5
9am Exhibition Opening
Unsaid/Spoken: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO Collections – Curated by CIFO’s Curatorial Award recipients Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca. On view from December 5 to March 3, 2013.

“The Miami River Art Fair is located in the heart of Miami’s Financial area in the Downtown-Brickell area, allowing visitors and exhibitors alike to be steps away from many of Miami’s highest rated restaurants, shops and places for entertainment. Downtown-Brickell is also home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States. This location also caters to the affluent, well-traveled inhabitants that call this area home. In addition to unparalleled views of Miami River and the iconic Brickell skyline, exhibitors will stay connected to all that Miami has to offer during Art Basel week by being conveniently located near major nodes of public transportation to both Wynwood and Miami Beach.”


AS you can see from the map of Miami below, the 2012 Art Basel Miami Beach satellite fair landscape is expanding and adding several major new fairs for the first time since the recession of 2008.

Enjoy

I will continue to update this report until the opening days of Miami Art Basel 2012, in December.

Please note that all of the text below the dotted line is from online sources where the accompanying photographs and articles were found.

I will provide my own commentary where needed.

Thanks

Vincent Johnson is an artist and writer in Los Angeles

http://vincentjohnsonart.com/

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Enrique Martinez Celaya Art Basel Preview
Thursday, 12/06/2012, 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
Whale & Star Studio
2215 NW First Place ,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

The studio of Enrique Martínez Celaya will be open for an informal brunch to unveil several monumental works he has created for his upcoming solo show at SITE Santa Fe. This is a rare opportunity to see several key elements of what will be an unprecedented museum-wide installation that Martínez Celaya is creating for SITE next summer. For these new works, which include two large-scale paintings, and two massive sculptures, the artist has relied on readings on the nature of memory and on his own biography to create a world that belongs to the imagination of children and which juxtaposes sadness and melancholia against fantasy.

Heineken Is Taking Over Miami’s Art Basel

By | Nov 20, 2012 | 3:27 pm |

Heineken Is Taking Over Miami's Art Basel

Art Basel, arguably the most important art show in the U.S., returns to South Florida at the end of the month with a series of displays from the most popular artists in the world at the historic Wynwood Art District. Heineken will jump start Miami’s Art Week with its Open Your World Mural Project, which will include some of the most talented and seasoned street artists including Estria, Prime, Chor Boogie, and Don Rimx.

The list of events include several pop-up parties and the Heineken Mural Project Bike Tour. It kicks off on November 29, with the Mural Project Launch Party. The action ends December 9, so if you’re in town, make sure to stop by.

To get in on the action from your phone or computer, search for #heinekenmurals on Twitter.

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“It Ain’t Fair” Final Edition at 743 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach – OHWOW’s annual art show will be in Miami Beach!

 Dan Colen, TBT, 2012
Dan Colen, TBT, 2012
Credits:
Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

On view from Thursday December 6th to Sunday December 9th, 2012 OHWOW will present the fifth and final edition of the annual group exhibition “It Ain’t Fair” that will take place concurrently with Art Basel Miami BeachIt Ain’t Fair was launched in 2008 as an innovative and divergent idea, a community platform for progressive visual art, films and performances in all media providing an alternate experience to the dozens of art fairs that take place in Miami during Art Basel Week.

Over the course of It Ain’t Fair‘s history, OHWOW has presented a wide range of work from artists in many disciplines, from Tauba Auerbach to Ashley Bickerton, Cyprien Gaillard to Clayton Patterson, Gang Gang Dance to The Gossip.

The final edition It Ain’t Fair moves from the Design District to a 6,000 square foot location on Miami Beach to accommodate a large-scale exhibition and various projects, delivering an exciting conclusion to its final edition.

It Ain’t Fair 2012 will present a selection of over 30 contemporary artists, many who contributed in past years, along with several new names: David Adamo, Diana Al-Hadid, Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, Dan Colen, Brian DeGraw, James Franco, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Drew Heitzler, George Herms, KAWS, Harmony Korine, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, Laurel Nakadate, Eddie Peake, Terry Richardson, Bert Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Prem Sahib, Aurel Schmidt, Jack Siegel, Lucien Smith, Agathe Snow, Kon Trubkovich, Nick van Woert, Garth Weiser, Amy Yao, and Kim Ye.

In addition, OHWOW will brings its Los Angeles-based pirate station, Know Wave Radio to Miami Beach for a full week of live programming that will include performances, DJ sets, and interviews.

It Ain’t Fair 2012 will also host a Soup Kitchen, a social project that provides free dinner to anyone wanting a meal, daily from 5 to 7 PM. Hundreds of artists and creatives make the trip to Art Basel Miami Beach every year on shoestring budgets; the Soup Kitchen gives back and supports a community that has helped shape the energy and success of OHWOW’s endeavors.

743 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hours:
December 7 – 8, 11 – 7 PM
December 9, 11 – 5 PM

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AriZona Set to Debut “Lemon Fizz”

November 13, 2012 4:13 pm
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NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Iced tea company AriZona will launch Lemon Fizz, a sparkling lemon soda designed with renowned American painter and photographer Richard Prince of Nurse painting fame, during the 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place Dec. 6-9, 2012.

“As huge fans of Richard Prince and his work, it was important for AriZona to create a beverage that embodied the mystery and intensity of Richard’s art, and Lemon Fizz acts as the perfect beverage to symbolize those feelings. The package design celebrates Richard’s creativity and history within the art world, with secret elements for consumers to discover that signify the union of our creative forces,” says Jackie Harrigan, Global Communications Director.

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LONG ISLAND NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

   For Immediate Release: November 19, 2012

   Hamptons Artists & Galleries Take Spotlight at 23rd Art Miami Art Fair

Long Island Press Releases & News

East End Artists & Galleries to be in the Spotlight at 23rd  Art Miami & Its New Sister Fair CONTEXT, Dec 4-9, Miami; Southampton’s Stephan Keszler to Present Works by Famed British  Graffiti Artist, the Elusive & Mysterious “Banksy”

(Long Island, N.Y.) East End artists will be in the spotlight at the 23rd  Art Miami, anchor art fair for the city of Miami. Art Miami, the premiere  international contemporary and modern art fair, has long been recognized for its  high quality presentation of important artworks for the serious international  collector. So,  it is no surprise  that many of the galleries participating will be including works by acclaimed  artists from the East End of Long Island alongside such great artists of the  20th & 21st Centuries such as Picasso, Damien Hirst, Raoul Dufy, Chagall,  Jean Michel Basquiat, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, Robert  Rauschenberg and scores more of the art world’s most celebrated names. Last  summer Art Miami presented the wildly successful inaugural Art Southampton that  proved to be a game-changer on the Hamptons cultural  landscape.

Overview CONTEXT & Art Miami

Overview CONTEXT & Art Miami

In addition to the debut of its new sister art fair  CONTEXT Art Miami dedicated to presenting emerging and mid-career cutting edge  artists, Art Miami will once again offer important contemporary and modern works  from over 125 of the world’s most prominent galleries. CONTEXT will feature  artists from 65 hand selected galleries from around the globe. Last summer Art  Miami presented the wildly successful inaugural Art Southampton that proved to be a  game-changer on the Hamptons cultural landscape.

A number of galleries from around the world will be  featuring works by well known Hamptonites. New York’s Hollis Taggert Gallery will be  displaying among other important works, Willem De Kooning‘s Woman in Motion, a charcoal and oil on  vellum mounted on canvas from 1962.

Southampton favorite Roy Lichtenstein‘s 1994 work Metallic Brushstroke Head as well as  works by Shelter Island sculptor John  Chamberlain will be shown by Munich’s Galerie Terminus.

Jeff Muhs Danae with Red After Correggio 62 x 74 Oil on Canvas 2012

Jeff Muhs Danae with Red After Correggio 62 x 74 Oil on Canvas 2012

KM Fine Arts of Chicago will showcase  Southamptonite, Jeff Muhs who will  be showing new paintings and concrete sculptures including his latest piece‘Figure Training’, a corset covered  bust.

Jeff Muhs, Figure Training, Concrete 2012

Jeff Muhs, Figure Training, Concrete 2012

Another Chicago gallery Kasia Kay Art Projects will present new  works by the irrepressible painter and performance artist Kevin Berlin, a major figure on the  Hamptons scene when not in his studio in Italy or romping with Siberian tigers  in Russia. “His Lady and Tiger” is among the featured works.

Kevin Berlin, Lady & The tiger, Oil on Canvas, 77 x 89, 2012, Kasia Kay Art Projects

Kevin Berlin, Lady & The tiger, Oil on Canvas, 77 x 89, 2012, Kasia Kay Art Projects

Antoine Helwaser Gallery of New York’s offerings include significant works by Cindy Sherman, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

Mark Borghi long a fixture on the  Hampton art scene will be showing works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and Toronto’s well  respected Contessa Gallery will show  works by de Kooning and Lichtenstein. Springs sculptor Phyllis Hammond will be included in Denise Bibro Fine Arts booth.

Both Palm  Beach’s Arcature and Miami’s 101  Exhibit will showcase works by longtime Hamptons favorite Larry  Rivers

Eric Fischl whose triptych  “Scarsdale” was a major hit at the   opening of the new Parrish Art Museum will be shown by three galleries: Contessa Gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art and Mark Borghi Fine Art.

Works by Chuck  Close will be shown by no less than five galleries – Contessa Gallery, Pace Prints, Jim Kempner Fine  Art, Zadok Gallery and Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art.

One of the highlights of the CONTEXT Art Fair will be  the controversial “Banksy Out of  Context“  presented Art Miami,  in conjunction with new-photo sharing platform I PXL U (www.ipxlu.com), founded by noted Southampton gallery owner Stephan  Keszler. The exhibit consists of five wall reliefs equaling six-and-a-half tons  in weight, each one showcasing one of the most iconic stencils by the most  relevant street artist in the world, encourages the debate about ‘site-specific’ street art outside of its original context; a very divisive issue within the art  community.

At the  same time, it presents an arena for the public to enter the debate and  participate in the discussion. Although the five walls are privately owned and  not for sale, I PXL U, and BANKROBBER who will be exhibiting in  CONTEXT Art Miami, have come together to offer collectors, artists, connoisseurs  and VIP fair guests the rare opportunity to acquire works from a limited showing  of a selection of the artists most iconic editioned works, including a rare‘Kate Moss AP’ and a unique hand-decorated example of the artist’s first  ever ‘Rude Copper’ print. BANKROBBER  also specializes in salvaging, sourcing and restoring original works by the  artist known as BANKSY. The wall reliefs will be kept secret until the grand VIP  Preview taking place on December 4 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. when  they will be unveiled.

About Art Miami, LLC
Art Miami,  LLC, is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick  Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler.  Art Miami, LLC, produces Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), Miami’s longest-running contemporary art  fair, CONTEXT Art Miami (www.contextartmiami.com), Art Wynwood (www.art-wynwood.com) and the prestigious Art Southampton  (www.art-southampton.com).

About Art  Miami

Known as  Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week.  The fair will commence on Dec. 4, 2012, with Art Miami’s highly anticipated  Opening Night VIP Preview, which benefits the Miami Art Museum. World-famous for  its outstanding quality, extraordinary variety and stylish, gallery-like decor,  Art Miami showcases the finest in modern and contemporary art from more than 125  of the most prestigious international art galleries. Art Miami maintains a  preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market. With  its rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair  in Miami, and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art  that it offers. Art Miami is the must-see event for all serious collectors,  curators, museum directors, and interior designers, providing an intimate look  at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international  contemporary art movement. (www.art-miami.com)

About CONTEXT  Art Miami
Miami’s newest international emerging and  cutting-edge art fair will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4,  2012, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. Trendsetting  galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art pavilion  directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT Art Miami will feature a curated group  of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career cutting edge  artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated  projects and multimedia exhibits. The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion will feature a  VIP Lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, performance stage, indoor and outdoor  curated projects, and will be located just 50 feet north of the existing  125,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion. The combined exhibition space will  increase the overall roster of galleries to 190 participants and cover 250,000  square feet. Ample and convenient parking is available for both fairs through  the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across  the street from the CONTEXT & Art Miami Pavilions, as well as valet parking.  A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art  Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach. (www.contextartmiami.com)

Sponsors & Partners
Art Miami and CONTEXT’s generous 2012 Sponsors and  Partners – Christie’s International Real Estate,  Official Luxury Real Estate Partner of Art Miami, Epic Miami, A Kimpton  Hotel, Official Luxury Hotel of Art Miami, Haute Living, I PXL U, Rums of Puerto  Rico, Greater Miami Convention  and Visitors Bureau, Art From Berlin, LaRete Art Projects, Heineken, Bootlegger  21 NY Vodka, Société  Perrier, Flavorpill, The Miami Herald,  Kushner Moving Group, ARTLOG, Puerto Rico Does It, Midtown Miami

+1.305.515.8573 or info@art-miami.com

The Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami  Pavilions Midtown | Wynwood Arts District 3101 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137

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The Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) is bringing back and expanding the popular WEIRD MIAMI bus tours, which are artist-led expeditions to lesser-known places and cultural projects

Bas Fisher Invitational will offer a behind the scenes look at the city and its artistic offerings by expanding the popular, artist-led WEIRD MIAMI bus tours, which introduce locals, as well as tourists, to lesser-known places and cultural projects. Bas Fisher will invite artists to create tours and exhibitions that reflect their relationship with the city. The project also will create an interactive, online presence to enhance the experience. Bringing back WEIRD MIAMI is possible thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight Arts Challenge

The title WEIRD MIAMI is a loving ode influenced by the city slogan of Austin, Texas: “Keep Austin Weird.” In 2010, frustrated by global perceptions of Miami as a superficial Babylon where Art Basel happens to be in December, Jim Drain, Naomi Fisher, and Agatha Wara sought to expose the deep and varied year-round cultural depth of Miami by having artists become the hosts of bus tours around the city. Interrelated gallery programming will link contemporary art with the community. Thanks to a Knight Foundation grant, the Bas Fisher Invitational will produce talks, art exhibitions, and new bus tours over the next two years, launching the first four during Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012.

“Artists think differently,” says Naomi Fisher, “WEIRD MIAMI participants not only get to see and learn about sites in Miami they may have never visited before, but they also get to see the city through artist’s eyes.”

With WEIRD MIAMI, participants gain a new kind of agency with their own city: one may peek into emerging artist’s studios, walk up an ancient Calusa shell mound in El Portal, or nibble on Caribbean cuisine in Little Haiti. Destinations will be kept secret, only the artist leading the tour and their chosen theme will be revealed ahead of time, transforming participants into fresh visitors to their own city and enabling tour goers to revel in Miami’s diversity, multiculturalism, and well… weirdness. “BAS Fisher

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Betsy Hotel to Exhibit “The Lost Beatles and the Lost Rolling Stones Photographs”

Images: Courtesy of Brustman Carrino PR

The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach will be exhibiting “The Lost Beatles and the Lost Rolling Stones Photographs”, the Bob Bonis Archive of Photographs: 1964-1966. The photographs will be on display for the first time in Florida for the upcoming Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.

Primly located in the heart of South Beach, luxury boutique hotel The Betsy will be exhibiting The Bob Bonis Archive of never-before-seen images of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles shot from 1964-1966. According to the press release, the exhibition “features 200 black and white as well as color prints curated from the close to 3000 images that comprise the collection.”

Debuting on December 3, the exhibition will be displayed along the Betsy’s public spaces such as the lobby, hallways and BLT Steak restaurant.

Bob Bonis was the tour manager for both the Rolling Stones and The Beatles first US tours and he took thousands of photographs but never made them public. Fifteen years following his death, Bonis’ son, Alex, took the images to rock n roll memorabilia specialist Larry Marion who will curate the first South Florida showcase of the images. He first had an exhibition mounted in 2011 at his NFA Gallery and then at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland among others.

The exhibition at The Betsy will be free and open to the public daily. Special tours and programming is planned for Art Basel week.

The Los Rolling Stones Photographs (2010) and The Lost Beatles Photographs (2011) were published by Harper Collins.

The Betsy is located at 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

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Art Basel Week 2012 by SoulofMiami.com

Welcome to the Soul Of Miami Art Basel Week summary page! Soul Of Miami is the de facto resource to all things Art Basel, including one of the most complete list of all the fairs, shows, exhibitions and parties!

DAILY SUMMARIES:
Monday ~ Tuesday ~ Wednesday ~ Thursday ~ Friday ~ Saturday ~ Sunday

Art Basel Lists from Friends:
* An abbreviated but exhaustive list from South Florida Music Obsessed.
* A lot of information at Art December.
* Ten out of 10,000 things to do from Beached Miami.

~~~BEGIN MAIN LIST~~~

  • DWNTWN Free Art Basel Trolley 12/4/12-12/9/12

    ArtTrolley-SoulOfMiamiTuesday – Sunday 11:00am -11:00pm
    SW 13th St to NE 29th St
    Free

  • El Septimo Circulo (Javier Velasco) and Photoespana 12/3/12-12/4/12

    El Septimo CirculoOpening: Monday 8PM
    Monday 3pm-7pm, Tuesday 4pm – 8pm
    Centro Cultural Español
    1490 Biscayne Blvd.
    Miami, Fl 33132
    El Séptimo Círculo (The Seventh Circle) is an exhibition based in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

  • OHWOW presents It Ain’t Fair 12/6/12-12/9/12

    IAF-2012-subThursday, December 6, 6 to 9 PM (Opening reception), Friday and Saturday, 11 to 7 PM, Sunday, 11 to 5 PM
    743 Washington Avenue
    Miami Beach FL 33139
    It Ain’t Fair 2012 celebrates the history and tradition of IAF’s renowned multimedia production

  • Shhh Special Basel Edition 12/4/12

    shhhTuesday 9pm-2am
    Lords South Beach Hotel
    1120 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Presented by Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

  • Where Is Le Baron? Campaign during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 12/4/12-12/9/12

    lebaronA new location every night, to renew the landscape of Art Basel festivities.
    Unofficial Team Headquarters
    December 4-9, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Free Spirit Bar
    100 21st St
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Location revealed at 6pm each day

  • Seven Miami 12/4/12-12/9/12

    seven 111Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pm (6 – 8pm opening reception), Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday 11 am – 7 pm (6pm – party; 9pm – performance), Friday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
    2200 NW 2nd Ave
    Miami, FL 33127
    SEVEN, the pioneering collective project organized by the galleries BravinLee programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery will return to Miami for the third year.

  • 50 Shades of Art Exhibition Wynwood during Art Basel Miami 2012 12/1/12-12/5/12

    50shadesWednesday 6:30-11:30pm
    1004 Gallery and Boutique
    175 NW 23rd Street
    Miami, Florida
    Artist Meet and Greet Reception

  • Stache Bash at The Goose 12/8/12

    stachebashcutSaturday10:00 pm – 03:00 am
    The Goose
    3008 Grand Avenue
    Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
    The ‘Stache Bash is back again during Art Basel Weekend at Coconut Grove’s best new nightclub and better than ever!

  • KCC Productions Presents Expressions Of Lou-Lou During Art Basel Week 12/8/12

    IMG_0954Saturday December 8, from 7-11 PM
    Moonchine Asian Bistro Garden Lounge
    7100 Biscayne Boulevard
    MIMO District, Miami, FL
    Expressions of Lou-Lou, exhibit of paintings by Lou-Lou Davila-Hagopian, accompanied by the music of Grammy-nominated singer Thania Sanz.

  • Opening Reception of Miami Light Project Art Basel Group Show with The Free Agents

    280Tuesday 6-8pm Saturday 10pm-12am
    The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse
    404 NW 26th St
    Wynwood Miami, FL 33127

  • Anima Domus with UR New York and Pop International Galleries present Facing the Future Benefitting the Children’s Bereavement Center 12/4/12-12/9/12

    facingthefutureeventnochairTuesday 6-9pm, Fundraising Event
    Wednesday – Sunday, open to the public
    Anima Domus
    25 N.E. 39th Street
    Miami Design District, FL

  • NADA Art Fair 12/6/12-12/9/12

    nadaThursday 10AM–2PM, Opening Preview by Invitation
    Thursday 2PM–8PM, Friday 11AM–8PM, Saturday 11AM–8PM, Sunday 11AM–5PM
    The Deauville Beach Resort
    6701 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33141
    Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Fountain Art Fair 12/6/12-12/9/12

    fountainThursday 12 – 5pm: VIP/Press Preview
    Friday 12 – 7pm: Open to the public, 7pm – midnight: Opening Night Reception, midnight – 5am: Creamhotel Party at Cafeina
    Saturday 12 – 7pm: Open to the public, 7pm – midnight: Miami New Times event
    Sunday, December 9, 12 – 5pm: Open to the public
    2505 N. Miami Ave
    Miami, Florida, 33137

  • MAM Party on the Plaza Celebrating “New Work Miami 2013” 12/6/12

    MAM Party on the Plaza Celebrating “New Work Miami 2013” Thursday, 12/06/2012, 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm Miami Art Museum 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130 Webpage Link The Museum’s largest event of the year celebrates the opening of the New Work Miami 2013, showcasing newly-commissioned works by Miami’s vibrant artistic community. Hosted by MAM Director Thom Collins, Party on the Plaza w…

  • Midnight In Miami during Art Basel at Lords South Beach 12/6/12

    Midnight-In-MiamiThursday 11:59pm-3am
    Lords South Beach
    1120 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Celebrating Perrier Presents: The Black Lords By Desi Santiago

  • David Lynch Presents Silencio Pop-Up in FDR at Delano during Miami Art Week 12/4/12-12/8/12

    Silencio-2-610x406Tuesday, December 4 through Saturday, December 8
    FDR at Delano
    1685 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach, FL 33139

  • Bondax with Samo Sound Boy Art Basel Miami I at The Garage 12/6/12

    bondaxThursday, December 6, 2012, 9:00pm
    The Garage
    1661 Pennsylvania Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Presented by: Gotta Dance Dirty x Oh Really?!

  • Cynergi Collection Wynwood Arts District Group Art Show during Art Basel Week 12/5/12-12/10/12

    cynergiDecember 5 at 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    December 6th-10th From 11-10pm
    Cynergi Building
    2700 N. Miami Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33127
    Featuring the works of: Moses Morales, Jordan Michael Zuniga, Nicolas Guillen, Christin Minotte, Joel Blanco, Benjamin Edelstein, Pablo Ricatti, and Ada Balcacer

  • Thrown Away A Fashion Exhibition during Art Basel 12/7/12

    Friday, December 7, 2012, 5:00pm until 9:00pm
    Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana
    1040 Alton Rd
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Artists Laura Atria and Tracy Mendy team up to capture the Avante guard fashion created by Ms. Atria

  • American Sweat Shop Art Basel Showcase 12/8/12

    sweatshopSaturday, December 8, 2012, 10:00pm until 5:00am
    Eve
    1306 N Miami Ave
    Miami, Florida 33132
    Ground Zero Crew’s 16 Year Anniversary and Bebe & Zoobs Bday Bash
    Hosted By Miami’s Own Notorious Nastie

  • Art Basel Rejuvenation by Juliana Aragao 12/5/12

    rejuvenationWednesday, December 5, 2012, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
    The Dorset Hotel Library
    1720 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    The Catalina Hotels presents “Rejuvenation” by Juliana Aragao showing at The Dorset Library

  • Made In Italy Miami Art Basel 12/4/12

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:00pm until 10:00pm
    Toscana Divino
    900 S Miami Ave
    Miami, FL

  • The Factory Art Show during Art Basel Miami at Wynwood Cigar Factory 12/5/12-12/9/12

    factroyDecember 5 to December 9
    Wynwood Cigar Factory
    101 NW 24 Street
    Miami, Florida 33127
    Join us and the entire Wynwood Cigar Factory family as Wynwood Cigar Factory Presents: The Factory Art Show

  • Blossoming at Art Basel 12/8/12

    blossomingSaturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00pm
    Cherry Blossom Learning Center
    2731 NE 2nd Ave
    Wynwood Miami, FL
    An art gallery night to benefit: Blossom’s Developmental Therapy Associates, Miami Children’s Hospital, Samantha’s Purpose

  • Art Basel Music Distraction 12/7/12

    audiojunkieDecember 7 – December 8, 8:00pm to 12:00am
    Jelly Bros HQ
    164 NW 20th St
    Miami, FL 33127
    12 + Bands, Internet Cafe by Domingo Castillo, Video/Art Installation, end of days celebration

  • The Future Is Now Art Basel Event 12/7/12

    futureFriday, December 7, 2012, 10:00pm until 5:00am
    Gavanna Miami
    10 NE 40TH St
    Miami, Florida 33137
    Visual Artists will be joined by World Class Electronic DJs to present an interactive installation of multimedia expression, blurring the lines of art and music with technology.

  • Art Miami VIP After-Party at BAC 12/8/12

    Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00pm until 11:00pm
    Bakehouse Art Complex
    561 NW 32nd Street
    Miami, Florida 33127
    Enjoy cocktails, savory fare, and live entertainment.

  • MOCA presents Nicolas Jaar Live at Mondrian Art Basel Shakers Event 12/7/12

    mocaFriday, December 7, 2012, 8:30pm until 12:00am
    Mondrian Hotel
    1100 West Avenue
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Music at MOCA – MoCA Shakers Official Art Basel Event

  • Fusion: Art Basel Talib Kweli, Malik Yoba, Sean Paul, Laurence Gartel and more 12/6/12

    fusionThursday, December 6, 2012, 8:00pm until 12:00am
    LMNT
    59 Northwest 36th Street
    Miami, FL 33127
    Fusion is a funky fashion forward mash-up fundraiser that will embody music, art to wear, photography, and mixed media art installations during Art Basel 2012. Imagine an electrifying infusion of enthralling live musical performances paired with fashion and top models, all surrounded by amazing art displays for a fantastic cause

  • The Electric Pickle Presents Soul Clap Records Art Basel BBQ 12/9/12

    bbgSunday, December 9, 2012, 5:00pm
    The Electric Pickle
    2826 North Miami Ave
    Miami, Florida 33127
    Soul Clap
    Night Plane (LIVE)
    Nick Monaco

  • Fuck Art Lets Dance during Art Basel 12/8/12

    fuckartSaturday, December 8, 2012, 10:00pm
    The Electric Pickle
    2826 North Miami Ave
    Miami, Florida 33127
    Featuring:
    Eric “Dr. Dunks” Duncan Still Going, Rub n’ Tug, DFA/ NYC
    Pillowtalk (live) Life and Death, Visionquest, Wolf + Lamb/ SF
    Eats Everything Get fresh, Made to Play, Snatch!/ UK
    + Krisp (live) MIA

  • MIconic (Basel exhibition) at YO Space 12/2/12-12/16/12

    mIconic flyerDecember 2 at 6:00pm until December 16 at 11:00pm
    Yo Space
    294 NE 62nd St
    Miami, Florida 33138
    As the name suggests, we decided to make our first ever Art Basel exhibition an ode to the city we love so much. Local and international artists alike will deliver their spins on classic (aka iconic) Miami images, covering everything from the Coppertone Girl, flamingos, hurricanes, Miami Vice and way too many more to list here.

  • Craters by Michael G Zimmerer 12/6/12

    Craters by Michael G Zimmerer Thursday, 12/06/2012, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Lunch Box Gallery 310 NW 24th St. , Miami, Florida 33127 Webpage Link “Craters” rises from the thought that as people move away from their natural environments, so does their understanding of life. In pursuit of encouraging the viewer to reconsider their world, Zimmerer explores the Earth by re-imagining the American wi…

  • Kurt Cobain’s Life Explored in Film, Dance and Music 12/6/12

    Kurt Cobain’s Life Explored in Film, Dance and Music Thursday, 12/06/2012, 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts 174 E Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33131 More Info Link KURT is a multidisciplinary exhibition and study of the late Kurt Cobain. The evening opens with the world premier of a short film by artist Adarsha Benjamin titled KURT – an abstract…

  • Untitled Art Fair 12/5/12-12/9/12

    Untitled Art Fair From December 5 through 9, 2012. 12th Street and Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 http://www.art-untitled.com Monday Dec 3rd VIP Private Preview & Vernissage First Look 6-9pm UNTITLED. is an innovation of the traditional art fair model placing emphasis on the quality of the viewer’s experience and the contextualization of the artworks exhibited. Housed in a cus…

  • Art Asia Miami 2012 12/4/12-12/9/12

    Art Asia Miami 2012 Vernissage (VIP card holders, press, and invited guests) Tuesday, December 4, 2012 General Admission (Open to public) Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – December 9, 2012 ART ASIA Pavilion 110 N.E. 36St. at Midtown Blvd. Miami, FL 33138 Ticket Information Free for all VIP card holders. Vernissage pass (limited amount):  $100 General Admission:…

  • Chambliss Giobbi SE7N The Seven Deadly Sins Opening 12/6/12

    Chambliss Giobbi – SE7N – The Seven Deadly Sins – Opening December 6th – 7 – 9pm 101 Exhibit LLC 101 NE 40th St Miami, Florida 33137-3511 Coinciding with the 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach this December, 101/exhibit in Miami will present Chambliss Giobbi’s solo project, entitled SE7N. Excess, hatred and indifference are all sure descriptions, within Catholic dogmas and mythol…

  • Ninth Annual Breakfast in the Park at the Frost Art Museum 12/9/12

    BreakfastinthePark2012.jpgSunday, December 9, 2012, from 9:30 am to noon
    The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
    10975 SW 17th St.
    Miami FL 33199
    Provides Exciting Conclusion to Art Basel Miami Beach Festivities

  • Counterparts- An exhibit of Phil Stern and Robert Zuckerman 12/4/12-12/9/12

    CounterpartsTuesday, 12/04/2012, 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
    Buena Vista Building
    180 NE 39th Street Suite 122
    Miami, Florida 33137
    Counterparts is a new exhibition from the Phil Stern Gallery.

  • Ink Miami 2012: Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper 12/5/12-12/9/12

    ink.jpg¡Desayuno Cubano! December 5, 10:00 am
    Pulp Party: December 6, 5:30–7:30 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am–7:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am–3:00 pm
    The Suites of Dorchester
    1850 Collins Avenue (at 19th Street)
    Miami Beach, FL 33139

  • Art Africa Speak Easy 12/6/12

    277083_117471841746615_260614722_n-1Thursday 10:00 pm – 04:00 am
    Avenue D Jazz and Blues
    8 South Miami Ave,
    Miami, FL
    After a ceremonious Opening of Art Africa Miami 2012, head over to Avenue D to dance the night away.

  • Global Caribbean & Pieces of Jamaica Art Basel Miami Exhibit at the Little Haiti Cultural Center 12/6/12

    caribbean.jpgThursday, December 6, 2012 at 6pm
    Little Haiti Cultural Center
    212-260 Northeast 59th Terrace
    Miami, FL 33137.
    An evening of special performances by artists representing the Caribbean.

  • Bass Museum of Art Presents The Endless Renaissance Six Solo Artist Projects

    araya-image_web-res.1Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    VIP reception on Wednesday 9pm-12am.
    Bass Museum of Art
    2100 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

  • Giant Curious Animals at the Freedom Tower During Art Week Miami 2012

    curiousanimalsOpening Reception Friday, November 30th, at 7pm MDC’s Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132

  • Overture Miami by Arts For A Better World 12/4/12-12/9/12

    overture.jpgTuesday 7 – 9pm: “An Evening at Rao’s in Miami” Vernissage For VIP and Press exclusively
    Wednesday – Saturday, Dec. 5 – 8, 11am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm
    School Tours, Daily, 8:30 – 10:30am
    NW 34th Street & Buena Vista Avenue
    Midtown Miami, Florida, 33127
    Arts For A Better World will be returning for its 3rd Edition during Art Basel Miami Beach with Overture Miami

  • Peace On E(ART)H Fundraising Event and Art Exhibition to Benefit Planting Peace 12/6/12

    POE-WEB2Sides.jpgThursday December 6th, 2012 from 8-11pm.
    FIFTY Ultra Lounge at the Viceroy Hotel Miami.
    485 Brickell Avenue
    Miami, FL 33131
    For The Cause Events is hosting the Peace On E(ART)H fundraising event to benefit the nonprofit organization Planting Peace

  • Les Jacmeliens: Contemporary Art of Haiti 12/6/12-12/8/12

    haitianmuseumThursday and Saturday 7pm-10pm
    Haitian Heritage Museum- Design District
    4141 NE 2nd Ave
    Miami, FL 33137
    “Les Jacmeliens” debuts a group exhibition that will feature works by various Haitian artists from Haiti – Seide, Dodard, Mathieu and Mev

  • The Pious Pig Restaurant Group at SCOPE Art Miami during Art Basel 12/3/12-12/9/12

    TPPRG_Logo_Long.jpgMonday through Friday
    SCOPE Art Miami
    110 N.E. 36 St. at Midtown Blvd
    Miami, Florida 33137
    TPPRG will be setting up shop at the SCOPE Art Miami tent as the official caterers for SCOPE.

  • Matching Set Verge Art Miami Beach Opening Night Showcase 12/6/12

    Pocket-of-Lollipops-Live-photo.jpgThursday 6-10pm
    ESSEX House
    1001 Collins Ave.
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    An unruffled line up of musical acts Datamouth, Cog Nomen, Pocket of Lollipops and DJ Jiriki.

  • University Of Miami Presents 5th Annual Cane Art Fair During Art Basel 12/5/12-12/8/12

    Opening reception: Saturday 2pm to 10pm
    University of Miami Gallery
    Wynwood Building
    2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
    Miami, FL

  • Artecho: Social Initiative Set During Art Basel 12/4/12-12/9/12

    artecho.jpgTuesday – Sunday
    Miami Project Art Fair
    NE 1st Ave. & 30th St.
    Miami, FL 33137
    ARTECHO is an event organized by TECHO, a youth led non-profit organization that seeks to overcome poverty across Latin America

  • Fundraising Concert for Pop-Up Piano Miami 12/5/12

    PUPM_SaveTheDateFundraising Concert for Pop-Up Piano Miami Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 8:30PM – 11:30PM The PERRY South Beach Hotel 2377 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 popuppianomia.com. Tickets are $100 and are available online. 100 percent of the tickets sales will be donated to the two beneficiaries of the concert event. In support and celebration of this year’s project, Pop-Up Piano Miami an…

  • MAM Party on the Plaza celebrating the opening of New Work Miami 2013 12/6/12

    MAM Party on the Plaza celebrating the opening of New Work Miami 2013 Thursday, December 6, 7-11PM Miami Art Museum 101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130 MAM celebrates the opening of New Work Miami 2013, showcasing newly-commissioned works by Miami’s vibrant artistic community, during Party on the Plaza, the Museum’s signature Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week event. The annual e…

  • TheUrbanCollective Art Africa Miami Arts Fair 12/4/12-12/9/12

    TheUrbanCollective Flyer Invite-01-01-01Tuesday Dec 4th, 6:00-10:00 pm Opening Reception with DJ Ohso By Invitation at TheUrbanCollective
    Thursday 6:00-10:00 pm, Evening First Look (By invitation)
    7:00-9:00 pm, Black Art in America and Non Radio Music: Mobile Media Lounge
    10:00- UNTIL, Art Africa 2012 After Hours Speakasy at Avenue D
    Friday 11:00 am -6:00 pm
    Saturday 11:00 am-7:00 pm
    Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm
    7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, Closing Mixer at Soyka
    Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Tent
    919 NW 2nd Ave
    Overtown, Miami, FL 33136

  • Art Public Opening Night 12/5/12

    Art Public Opening Night December 5 2012 8:30-10pm Collins Park 2100 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 Art Public is free and open to the public from Dec 5-9 2011 | 24 hours For the second year running, Art Public will turn Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space with large scale sculptures, videos, installations and live performances. Produced in collaboration with the Bass …

  • Artexpo Miami + SOLO during Art Week Miami 12/5/12-12/9/12

    Artexpo Miami + SOLO during Art Week Miami Opening Preview Party – 6 –10 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 General Admission Show – Wednesday, December 5 – Sunday, December 9 3011 NE 1st Avenue Wynwood Miami, FL The 34th annual international Artexpo returns to Miami for the second year to showcase a selection of fine art from an international slate of artists and galleries. Leading, internatio…

  • Daniel Johnston in Miami During Art Basel Week at Grand Central 12/7/12

    Daniel Johnston in Miami During Art Basel Week Friday, December 7, 2012, 9pm Grand Central – Miami  697 N Miami Ave. Miami, FL, 33136 Regular Tickets  During this year Miami Art fairs Week, with, drawings at Wynwood walls and a concert + solo Art show @ Grand Central, long-time cult icon Daniel Johnston will entered the become a part of the Miami art movement. For anyone wh…

  • New Work Miami at the Miami Art Museum 12/6/12-12/8/12

    New Work Miami at the Miami Art Museum Party on the Plaza Thursday, December 6, 2012 MAM Ball  Saturday, December 8, 2012. Miami Art Museum 101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130 Featuring Site-Specific Installations, Sculpture, Painting, and Photography, New Work Miami 2013 Exhibition Celebrates the City’s Artists and Marks 12-Month Countdown to Miami Art Museum’s Move to New…

  • ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach Presented by Miami Children’s Museum 12/6/12-12/9/12

    ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach Presented by Miami Children’s Museum Thursday through Saturday, December 6th – 8th from 12noon to 8PM and Sunday, December 9th from 12 noon to 6PM. Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 Advanced registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. Registration forms can be found at http://www.miamichildrensmuseum….

  • The Kult Shop Comeback + Art Basel Plans 11/24/12-12/7/12

    THEKULT-COMEBACK.jpgThursday 6th, Friday 7th starting at 10pm.
    Vagabond
    30 Northeast 14th Street
    Miami, FL 33132
    Saturday, and Sunday, 2pm to 6pm.
    Wood Tavern Mini Market
    2531 N.W. 2nd Ave.
    Wynwood Miami, FL 33127

  • Miami: Armada Fania Club and Pop Up Store 12/5/12-12/8/12

    Miami: Armada Fania Club & Pop Up Store Dec 5-8 PAX 337 S.W. 8 St. Miami FL, 33130 Free w/ RSVP Armada Fania Club & Pop-Up Store Line Up: Dec. 5th: Bobbito Garcia (aka Kool Bob Love) & The Brass King (More Info) Dec. 6th : Rice & Beans Sound System (More Info) Dec. 7th : Whiskey Barons & Mr. Pauer (More Info) Dec. 8th : Radio Rios & DJ Africa (More…

  • Arizona And Richard Prince Present Lemon Fizz Beverage at Art Basel Miami Beach 12/6/12-12/9/12

    Arizona And Richard Prince Present Lemon Fizz Beverage at Art Basel Miami Beach Iced tea company AriZona will launch Lemon Fizz, a sparkling lemon soda designed with renowned American painter and photographer Richard Prince of Nurse painting fame, during the 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place Dec. 6-9, 2012.    “As huge fans of Richard Prince and his work, it was import…

  • New, Used and Abused 30 Years Of Pop Art Miguel Paredes and Ronnie Cutrone 12/5/12-12/9/12

    New, Used & Abused A collection of 30 years of original Art works  by Ronnie Cutrone & Miguel Paredes Vernissage Wednesday Dec. 5th, 8pm Miguel Paredes Art Gallery 173 NW 23rd St. Miami, FL 33127   Music by Dj Ari X, open bar all night 1980’s theme opening party    Thursday Dec. 6th-Dec. 9th, 12 noon-11pm Collaborative works by Ronnie C…

  • Enrique Martinez Celaya Art Basel Preview 12/6/12

    Enrique Martinez Celaya Art Basel Preview Thursday, 12/06/2012, 09:00 am – 01:00 pm Whale & Star Studio 2215 NW First Place , Miami, Florida 33127 Webpage Link The studio of Enrique Martínez Celaya will be open for an informal brunch to unveil several monumental works he has created for his upcoming solo show at SITE Santa Fe. This is a rare opportunity to see several key elements of what w…

  • Free Your Mind Art Exhibition and Event during Art Basel Weekend 12/8/12

    Eblast_FREE YOUR MINDFree Your Mind Art Exhibition and Event during Art Basel Weekend Saturday December 8th 2012 from 8:00PM-12:00AM AG Studios 3326 North Miami Ave. Miami’s Design District The “Free Mind Society Art Series”, kicks off with the “Free Your Mind” Art Exhibition and Event during Art Basel Miami, with a digital art and button installation in memory of American Icons that fought for freedom, to be d…

  • PooL Art Fair Miami 12/6/12-12/9/12

    PooL Art Fair Miami Dec 7, 8 & 9, 2012 Sky House Marquis 1100 Biscayne Blvd Miami FL More Info Exhibition Open daily from 3pm to 10 pm Vernissage, December 6th from 6pm to 11PM Open bar + DJ + Artists performances Frere Independent is proud to present the 8th edition of the PooL Art Fair in Miami. Slated for December 7, 8 & 9, 2012 PooL offers an extraordinary venue …

  • Pocket of Lollipops presents Matching Set 12/6/12

    Pocket of Lollipops presents Matching Set Thursday, 12/06/2012, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm Essex House (Miami Beach) 10001 Collins AVe, MIami Beach, Florida 33139 Webpage Link Pocket of Lollipops joining forces with Verge Art Fair for their opening night Art Party to produce Matching Set, an unruffled line up of musical acts Datamouth, Cog Nomen, DJ Jiriki and Pocket of Lollipops. POCKET OF LOLLIPO…

  • Global Caribbean IV and Pieces of Jamaica with Art Basel 2012 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center 12/6/12-12/8/12

    Global Caribbean IV and Pieces of Jamaica with Art Basel 2012 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center December 6-9, 2012 Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 Northeast 59th Terrace Miami, FL 33137 Opening Reception Thursday, December 6, 6 – 8pm VIP / Press Event for Global Caribbean IV & Pieces of Jamaica Guests include: Clement Foundation of Martinique | Institut Français’s…

  • Fashion Photographers Stephan Ach and Enrique Badulescu Art Basel collection at Once Arts Gallery 12/6/12

    Fashion Photographers Stephan Ach and Enrique Badulescu Art Basel collection Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Once Arts Gallery 170 NW 24 St. Wynwood, Miami, FL Once Arts Gallery has announced it will debut the works of celebrated international photographers, Stephen Ach and Enrique Badulescu during Art Basel week. The gallery exhibition will feature each artist’s newest collections,…

  • Heineken Mural Project and Bike Tour with Street Artists During Art Basel Miami in Wynwood 12/3/12-12/9/12

    51310252-065_HKNOYW Mural_adHeineken Launches Mural Project And Bike Tour With Six Renowned, Bi-Cultural Street Artists During Art Basel Miami In The Heart Of The Wynwood Art District Heineken Beer Garden and Bike Station December 3 to 9, 2012 Wood Tavern 2531 NW 2nd Avenue Wynwood Art District Heineken Midtown Bike Station December 3 to 9, 2012 Art Miami Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Ave) Between NE 32nd and NE 31st …

  • Inaugural Opening Reception for Salute To Art Basel Miami 2012 Exhibition at New Art Fusion Galleries Location 12/8/12

    Inaugural Opening Reception for “Salute To Art Basel Miami 2012” Exhibition Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 7-11 pm Art Fusion Galleries 3550 North Miami Avenue At North Miami Avenue & 36th Street Formerly Bernice Steinbaum Gallery Art Fusion Galleries Proudly Announces Our Inaugural Opening Reception In Our Grand New Home  “Salute To Art Basel Miami 2012&q…

  • Le Petit Papillon Montessori School Hosts “Street Funk” Family-Friendly Art Basel Event 12/7/12

    Le Petit Papillon Montessori School Hosts “Street Funk” Family-Friendly Art Basel Event Friday, 12/07/2012, 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm Le Petit Papillon Montessori School 1021 Biarritz Drive, Miami Beach , Miami Beach, Florida 33141 Webpage Link Le Petit Papillon Montessori School, Miami Beach’s highly renowned Montessori School is thrilled to announce their second annual family-friendly event, “Stree…

  • Miami Based Pop Artist Miguel Paredes Art Basel 2012 Events 12/5/12

    Miami Based Pop Artist Miguel Paredes Art Basel 2012 Events Wednesday, 12/05/2012, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery 173 NW 23rd St. , Miami, Florida 33127 Webpage Link Miguel Paredes, Miami based pop artist and New York native, will be exhibiting a new series of art with fellow artist, long time friend and mentor, Ronnie Cutrone. Paredes and Cutrone have spent the past months…

  • Gentleman Jack Art, Beats and Lyrics at LMNT during Art Basel Miami 12/5/12

    Gentleman Jack Art, Beats and Lyrics @ LMNT during Art Basel Miami Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 7:00pm until 12:00am LMNT 55 NW 36 Street Miami, Florida 33127 Facebook Link This is a free event with an open bar. RSVP Required. Text “Miamiabl” To 68405 to RSVP http://www.gentlemanjackabl.com Gentleman Jack’s Art, Beats + Lyrics is an explosion of creativity and originality;…

  • The Beacon Council and Art for a Better World Access Breakfast and Sneak Preview of 100 Warhols 12/5/12

    The Beacon Council and Art for a Better World Access Breakfast and Sneak Preview of 100 Warhols Wednesday, December 5 at 8:30am NW 34th Street and Buena Vista Avenue Miami, Florida 33127 RSVP at beaconcouncil.com/events Members: $20, Non-members: $30 No refunds. The Beacon Council, in partnership with Art for a Better World, invites you to a special Access breakfast and sneak pre…

  • Miami Science Museum Art Commission Event During Art Basel for new Museum 12/7/12-12/8/12

    Miami Science Museum Art Commission Event During Art Basel for new Museum On Dec. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Miami Beach Public Library 2100 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Fla. 33139 With its upcoming initiation of commissioning large scale public artworks for the 2015 opening of its new world-class, state-of-the-art facility building – the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science – Mi…

  • Pop-up Piano Miami presented by Steinway & Sons Miami and Miami Iron Side Pre-Art Basel Mixer 11/28/12

    Pop-up Piano Miami presented by Steinway & Sons Miami and Miami Iron Side Pre-Art Basel Mixer Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:00PM – 9:00PM Miami Iron Side 7500 NE 4th Court Miami FL 33138 Open-to-the-public but RSVP is mandatory via http://www.miamiironside.com/popuppiano. Pop-up Piano Miami presented by Steinway & Sons Miami and Miami Iron Side are pleased to host an official Pre-…

  • Ornare Tastemaker’s Showcase 12/3/12

    Ornare Tastemaker’s Showcase Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m. Ornare Miami 4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue Miami Design District RSVP Required: Events@OrnareUSA.com Ornare’s Tastemaker’s Showcase, how in its sixth year, has become known as the unofficial kick off to Miami Art Week. The Brazilian ultra-luxury home design brand will honor top architects and interior designers with a chic evening eve…

  • Visual Dialogue 12/5/12

    Visual Dialogue Wednesday, 12/05/2012, 06:00 pm – 10:00 am The Art place Wynwood 2722 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33127 Webpage Link The Art Place Wynwood, presents Visual Dialogue, a showcase of 12 artists during ART BASEL WEEK 2012. Exhibitions runs from December 1 – 17th, 2012. The gallery is hosting an Opening Reception on Wednesday, December 5th, 6-9 PM. Director, Danilo Gonzalez, has…

  • Miami’s Independent Thinkers Art Basel 2012

    Miami’s Independent Thinkers Art Basel 2012 December 6th-9th, 2012 Thursday 5pm-9pm (VIP/PRESS), Friday 5pm-2am, Saturday 5pm-2am, Sunday, 1pm-5pm The Armory Studios 572 NW 23rd Street Wynwood FL 33127 Cost: $10. Free–VIP passes Art Basel satellite fair dedicated to showcasing local artists announces location for the 4th edition event, December 6th-9th, 2012 at The Armory Studios. Kerry Mc…

  • Miami River Art Fair

    Miami River Art Fair December 4 – 9, 2012 Miami Convention Center 400 Southeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33131 miamiriverartfair.com The Miami River Art Fair is proud to announce its new alliance with the Art Monaco Art Fair. The biggest international hits from Art Monaco will be on-view at the first edition of the Miami River Art Fair. The Miami River Art Fair is an international co…

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    Etra Fine Art Design District Basel/Miami Art Week 2012 Winter Group Show December 8, 2012 to January 11, 2013 Etra Fine Art 50 NE 40 St. Miami, FL 33137 305.438.4383 http://www.etrafineart.com Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Free) Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other hours available by appointment. Facebook Evite As p…

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    Moksha Art Fair 2012 Eagle Meets Condor December 5th. at 8:00pm until December 8th. at 4:00am Moksha Family Artist Collective 228 N.E. 59 St. Miami, Florida 33137 http://www.MokshaFamily.org Buy Tickets The Moksha Family Arts Collective is proud to announce the following initial lineup of visionary artists, speakers and musicians for the 2012 Moksha Art Fair “Eagle Meets Condor” Vis…

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    Etra Fine Art Presents a “Winter Group Show” Opening Reception Sunday, 12/08/2012, 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm Etra Fine Art 50 NE 40 St., Miami, Florida 33137 Facebook Link Etra Fine Art Presents a “Winter Group Show” — Rainer Lagemann, Christian Awe, Douglass Freed, Hunt Slonem, and Mario Velez December 8, 2012 to January 11, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. …

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    Catherine NelsonThe Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilions VIP Preview – Tuesday, December 4 – 5:30pm-10pm (VIP and media only) Wednesday, December 5,  11am-7pm Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm Friday, December 7, 11am-9pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm Sunday, Decmber 9, 11am-6pm Midtown | Wynwood Arts District 3101 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137 http://www.art-miami.com Anchor art fair to the city of Miami,…

  • Primary Projects Presents Asif’s Guns, A Pop-Up Installation By Asif Farooq 12/6/12-12/9/12

    Primary Projects Presents Asif’s Guns, A Pop-Up Installation By Asif Farooq Artist Reception: Saturday, December 8, 7 – 10 p.m. Store Hours: December 6 – 9, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.             Primary Projects Pop-Up Space  167 NW 25th Street Wynwood Arts District, FL 33127 http://www.primaryflight.com http://www.primaryprojectspace…

  • Primary Projects Presents Raneytown, A Solo Exhibit And Fashion Collaboration With Madewell By Rebeca Raney 12/6/12-12/9/12

    Primary Projects Presents Raneytown, A Solo Exhibit And Fashion Collaboration With Madewell By Rebeca Raney Raneytown by Rebeca Raney Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6, 7 – 10 p.m. Gallery Hours: December 6 – 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Primary Projects Gallery 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 104 Miami Design District, FL 33138 http://www.rebecaraney.com http://www.primaryflight.com http://www.pri…

  • Perrier Presents The Black Lords by Desi Santiago at Lords South Beach 12/3/12-12/9/12

    Perrier® Presents: The Black Lords by Desi Santiago A BOFFO project, Miami, Florida December 3rd- 9th, 2012, 11am-2am Lords South Beach 1120 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida http://www.lordssouthbeach.com BOFFO is proud to announce a larger than life public art installation by The New York Times “Artist in the Moment,” Desi Santiago, from December 3rd – 9th during Art B…

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    Gator in the Bay during Art Basal 2012 Dec 6 until Dec 9, 2012, 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM Biscayne Bay Between Julia Tuttle & Venetian Causeways Miami, FL http://www.treemendousmiami.org Look out , there’s a  huge gator in the bay and he wants to meet you! Can you imagine an alligator in the bay the size of a football field? It is going to be the largest art project since Christo had …

  • Basel Castle 12/8/12

    BaselCastleLamour_webSaturday December 8, 2012
    The Overthrow Castle
    41 NW 20th ST
    Wynwood Art District
    Free before 8pm with RSVP
    Basel Castle, produced by The Overthrow Collective, is a “re:creative” festival combining some of the worlds most influential contemporary artists & musicians, with uniquely interactive games, installations, exhibitions, and live performances.

  • Miami Project Art Fair 12/4/12-12/9/12

    miamiproject.jpgTuesday 5:30PM – 10:00PM (VIP Preview), Wednesday 11:00AM – 3:00PM, Thursday 11:00AM – 10:00PM, Friday 11:00AM – 8:30PM, Saturday 11:00AM – 7:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM – 6:00PM
    Miami Project Art Fair
    NE 1st Ave and NE 30th St
    Miami, FL 33137
    The inaugural Miami Project Art Fair will feature 65 leading galleries from around the globe.

  • Red Dot Art Fair 12/4/12-12/9/12

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    Etra-Art-Basel-2012-Listing-Rainer-Lagemann-2.jpgSaturday, December 8, 2012 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Etra Fine Art
    50 NE 40 St.
    Miami, FL 33137
    In conjunction with Art Basel 2012, Miami Art Week, and Art + Design Night/2nd Saturday Gallery Walk in Miami’s Design District, Etra Fine Art will showcase its most recent acquisitions

  • JustMad Mia 12/6/12-12/9/12

    JMMIA.presentation1.jpgThursday 2pm to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 8pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm.
    Soho Studios Wynwood Convention Center
    2136 NW 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL
    Professional viewing: Thursday 11am to 2pm

  • Design Miami/ 12/4/12-12/9/12

    DM 2012 Save-the-dateWednesday 11am-9pm, Thursday – Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 12-6pm
    Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
    Miami Beach, FL, 33139
    Tuesday, Preview Day (By invitation only): Collector’s Preview, 12-6pm, Vernissage, 6-10pm

  • Art Basel Miami Beach 12/6/12-12/9/12

    artbaselmiamibeach2012.jpgThursday to Saturday 12noon to 8pm, Sunday 12noon to 6pm
    Miami Beach Convention Center
    1901 Convention Center Drive
    Miami Beach, FL
    Opening Day (by invitation only): December 5, 2012, 11am – 9pm

  • Pop-Up Piano Miami Second Edition During the Week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 12/6/12-12/9/12

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    Throughout Miami
    During the week of Art Basel Miami Beach, Steinway & Sons Miami will present Pop-Up Piano Miami 2012, a public arts project

  • Verge Art Miami Beach At The Greenview Hotel 12/6-9/12

    vergeartmiamibeachFriday & Saturday Noon to 8 pm, Sunday Noon to 6 pm
    The Essex House and Clevelander Hotels
    1001 Collins Ave. & 1020 Ocean Drive
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 6:00pm To 10pm, Opening Night Party (Tickets required)

  • Select Fair 12/5-9/12

    SELECTMonday, December 3rd: 8 – 11 pm, Wynwood Warm Up Party
    Wednesday, December 5th: 7-10 pm, VIP Preview (VIP Members)
    Thursday 11 – 8pm, Friday 11 – 8pm, Saturday 11 – 8pm, Sunday 11 – 6pm
    The Catalina Hotel
    1732 Collins Avenue
    Miami, FL

  • Aqua Art Miami 12/5-9/12

    aquaVIP Preview Opening: Wednesday, December 5, 2012; 7:30 – 11pm
    Thursday noon – 9pm, Friday 11am – 9pm, Saturday 11am – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm
    Aqua Hotel
    1530 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139

  • PULSE Miami 2012 12/6-9/12

    pulseThursday, 1pm-7pm. Friday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
    The Ice Palace Studios
    1400 North Miami Avenue
    Maimi FL
    Special Preview: Tuesday, December 4, 6-9 PM*
    Private Press and Preview Brunch: Thursday, December 6, 10 am – 1 pm, Invitation or press accreditation required

  • International Contemporary Jewelry Fair Aboard SeaFair during Art Basel Miami Beach Week 2012 12/4-9/12

    icjfDecember 4th to the 9th of 2012
    SeaFair Mega Yacht
    Chopin Plaza
    Noguchi Bayfront Park
    Downtown Miami
    The International Contemporary Jewelry Fair – ICJF – will offer an innovative and global collection of jewelry design. International collectors, leading contemporary galleries, art dealers and global glitterati meet in Miami for America’s largest annual “contemporary art week” surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach.

  • SCOPE Miami 2012 12/4-9/12

    scopevh1Wed – Sat, Dec 6 – Dec 8, 11am – 7pm
    Sun, Dec 9, 11am – 6pm
    SCOPE Miami Pavilion
    110 NE 36th Street
    Miami, Florida 33138
    First View, Tuesday, Dec 4, 4pm-8pm For VIP and Press (or $100 donation at door)
    Official VH1 Scope Party, Thursday, Dec 6, 10 pm

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PAPER MAGAZINE”S ART BASEL UPDATES!!!
Things To Look Out For: Part 1
By Gary Pini

We’re starting our annual countdown to Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 and we’ll keep you up-to-date on all the goings on down there as fast as the info comes our way. This year’s edition of “the world’s biggest arty party” officially starts on Wednesday, December 5th, with the opening night VIP vernissage at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but don’t forget that many events are already scheduled for the beginning of that week, so you should plan on being there by the 3rd to catch everything.

Here are a few newsy tidbits and things to keep on your radar so far:

1347914257_ur1lineup.jpgAs if there weren’t enough things happening during the week, along comes the UR1 Music & Art Festival. The two-day event December 8th-9th is scheduled to take place in downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park with Kanye West, The Offspring (wut), Lou Reed, fun., Santigold, Pete Tong and tons more already confirmed.  It’s the brainchild of Alex Omes, formerly one of the partners in Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, along with Emi Guerra who is known for the Masquerade Motel parties. Get your tickets here. [Image via]

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The former headquarters of the Bacardi beverage company on Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard has been purchased by the National YoungArts Foundation and will be re-invented by  superstar architect Frank Gehry. Don’t worry, the sites iconic landmarked buildings will remain, but the interiors will be altered and there will be a new performing arts center. [HuffPo]

Screen shot 2012-10-05 at 2.37.13 PM.pngCheck out the cool renderings of this year’s Design Miami pavilion created by Daniel Arsham‘s NYC firm Snarkitecture. (It reminds us a little of their Creative Time sand castle, no?) Look for it behind the Miami Beach Convention Center where it will be up from December 4th to 9th. [via MiamiCurbed]

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The W South Beach (2201 Collins Avenue) closed their Wall nightclub for some remodeling, but it’s expected to be ready for Art Basel. Also re-vamped and now open again is Rokbar (190 Collins Avenue). The most anticipated new venture in town is Cooper Avenue (pictured above, 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue) — the gigantic all-in-one superstore, restaurant and lounge housed in a new parking garage attached to the Performing Arts Center next to the new H&M store. The restaurant is open now and the rest is coming before the end of October. Finally there’s something to lure pedestrians away from Lincoln Road. [Via Miami New Times, Miami Eater]

Art Basel Miami: Things To Look Out For, Part 2
By Gary Pini
Welcome to the second edition of our all-inclusive listof what’s happening down in Miami during Art Basel.freehand-bg-main.jpgDid you book your plane and hotel? Better get moving, as rooms are going fast. We just checked the high and low end for rooms and discovered that 8-bed coed dorm rooms are still available on December 5th at the new Roman & Williams-designed Freehand Hotel (pictured above, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach) for $43 a night per bed; or why not book an oceanfront suite at the St. Regis (9703 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) for $3,204 a night, also available on the 5th. No big deal.untitled-miami.jpgCan you handle one more fair between December 5th and 9th? Fifty galleries are expected to participate in a fair called Untitled that’s being curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud for Florida company Art Fairs Unlimited. Supposedly it’s “invite only” and will be set up in a tent on the beach designed by former Miami Art Museum director Terence Riley. The new fair has already stirred-up some controversy with the already established NADA fair. The Art Newspaperclaims that NADA is pressuring their exhibitors to not show at Untitled.context-outside-view2.pngArt Miami returns to the Wynwood Arts District for the 23rd edition of their annual fair, running from December 4th to 9th. This year they’re expecting over 125 galleries to participate and, for the first time, they’ve added a new “fair-within-a-fair” with an additional 65 galleries housed in a special area called CONTEXT().  They are bringing in four, six-ton walls that feature works by UK artist Banksy and, though they aren’t for sale, they offer a good opportunity to see the artist’s work in a unique environment.image0011.pngChristie‘s will host their 3rd annual exhibition during Basel/Miami with highlights from their London auction, “The Art of the Surreal.”  It will be up from December 5 to 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, at the JW Marriott Marquis (255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami).  It’s free and open to the public.

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Miami’s Wynwood Arts District is the sixth “Most Stylish Neighborhood” in the world, according to Complex magazine. And it’s #19 on this year’s Forbes magazine list of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods.” See you at the Wynwood Walls artists murals in the neighborhood’s warehouse district.

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Chromatics are playing a special Art Basel concert presented by Miami’s premiere indie record store, Sweat Records on December 7.  The Portland, Oregon, band just performed in Paris at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show.  You can see that epic show HEREPrince Rama is opening and the show starts at 8 p.m. in downtown Miami’s Gusman Center (174 E. Flagler St., Miami). Tickets are HERE.

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Ballroom Marfa  — the Texas non-profit arts and culture organization — hosts an “invite only” VIP beach party in the cabanas at the new SLS Hotel South Beach (1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on Wednesday, December 5.

For more, check out Part 1 of our ongoing Art Basel Miami guide here.

AWelcome to the third edition of our ongoing guide to Art Basel Miami Beach (check out editions I and II HERE and HERE, respectively).  Let’s get started:The-Black-Lords.jpgNew York-based artist Desi Santiago is working on a huge installation for the Lords South Beach Hotel (1120 Collins Avenue) called “The Black Lords.”  The artist’s work has been seen here in NYC at Deitch Projects, MoMA PS1, Mathew Marks Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he’s know for elaborate theatrical and performance pieces.  In South Beach, he plans to transform the hotel into a “ravenous black dog named Gypsy” that will tell fortunes and respond to visitors questions with sound, lasers and smoke.  Perrier is sponsoring the installation and they are having a big VIP opening on Tuesday, December 4, but “Gypsy” will be on view all week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.acconci-playground.jpgWe just received word that Vito Acconci has been named Design Miami’s 2012 Designer of the Year.  Born in the Bronx, New York, the acclaimed artist has also been commissioned to design a playground that will be built in Miami’s Design District by 2014 and that is based on “The Klein Bottle” — a structure conceived by the German mathematician Felix Klein. (That’s Acconci’s design above.) Past winners of the award have included Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Konstantin Grcic.plane_banner.jpgYou’re probably noticed airplanes pulling advertising banners over your favorite beach during the summer. Now imagine what those banners would look like if you gave 15 artists free rein to design the message or the image.  The Morgans Hotel Group is doing just that in a cool project called “Plane Text” and several artists have already committed to the project including:  Ed Ruscha, Richard Prince, John Baldessari, Jack Pierson, Gary Simmons and Jenny Holzer. The art will be airborne daily starting on December 5th. Look up! [image via NewTimes]2009-Peter-Anton.jpgSculptor Peter Anton is building a full-size carnival ride called “Sugar & Gomorrah” for Art Miami (Midtown Miami, 3101 NE 1st Avenue). You’ll be able to “ride into a winding tunnel that snakes through tumbling pillars and images of fire meant to evoke Sodom and Gomorrah-like destruction…and encounter a wonderland of larger-than-life sugary treats while listening to Lesley Gore’s 1965 hit ‘Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows.” Sugary treats + Lesley Gore = We’ll see you there. (Above: Anton with giant candy from his 2009 “SWEETLIFE” exhibition in NYC.)image_estatica1-e1347293996767.jpgThere’s a new fair called JustMad Miasetting up shop in Wynwood’s SOHO Studios this year and — besides the 30 galleries exhibiting their works — this one will include a working re-creation of Madrid’s famed San Miguel Market. There will be tons of Spanish merchants bringing their local food products to a gigantic space designed by Andres Jaque.retna_AM_LV-400x280.jpgLouis Vuitton (170 NE 40th Street, Miami) just opened a temporary store in the Design District and they had the Los Angeles-based artist RETNAdesign a mural for the facade.For the second year, Art Basel will be using the giant 7,000-square-foot video wall on the side of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center as a showcase for their Art Video series.  There are 8 programs scheduled from December 5th to the 8th including works by Daniel Arsham, Theaster Gates, Rashaad Newsome and there will also be a special dusk-to-dawn screening of the 12-hour film “Bliss” by Ragnar Kjartanssonstarting on December 8 at 6 p.m.  BYO food, beverage and blanket.

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From Rick Ross to a Free Art Cart
By Gary Pini
Screen shot 2012-11-12 at 5.03.30 PM.pngWelcome to the fourth edition of our ongoing guide to Art Basel Miami Beach (check out editions I, II and III HERE, HERE and HERErespectively).  Let’s get started:Art and hip-hop collide on December 5th at the Miami Beach Convention Center. While half of the building hosts the VIP opening of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, the other half booked a mega rap concert starring Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly.  We’re tempted to go to both, but expect total gridlock in South Beach. Tickets are available for this Maybach Music Group concert HERE. We also hear that Rakim from the ’80s rap group Eric B & Rakimis playing at The Stage (170 NE 38th Street, Miami) on Friday, December 7th.locustprojectsmain.jpgCool Miami gallery Locust Projects (3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami) is presenting a big installation by Chicago artist Theaster Gates called “Soul Manufacturing Corporation” that will be up from December 3 – 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  For the work, Gates plans to “create a factory consisting of four pavilions occupied by skilled makers who will produce ‘things’ throughout the week.”  At the same time, a yoga instructor, a DJ and a reader will entertain the “makers” and the viewers.  Locust Projects will be celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2013.fountainexhibitors.jpg
The Fountain Art Fair Miami (2505 North Miami Avenue. Miami) is back for their seventh go-round with over 35 exhibitors and a “visual display of installation heavy artworks” in a 25,000-square-foot warehouse.  Fountain is always a blast with lots of parties and hip art, plus this year they’re hosting a spin-off of Brooklyn’s Tiki Discoparty on Saturday night.

California artist Dickson Schneider is on Kickstarter with a cool idea to give away art.  He wants to raise $800 to build a portable ‘Free Art Cart’ to push through the streets of Miami and hand out 300 works of art.  Schneider explains: “Participating in this project illuminates the distortions of the art world.  It connects all of us who engage the project to the biggest art fair in the world. I might even meet some of you there.”  Looking forward to meeting you, too. Go HERE to contribute.

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Superstar DJ Tiesto is spinning at LIV in the Fontainebleau Hotel (4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on December 8.  It’s the last night of his 8-city world tour sponsored by GUESS.

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The Standard Hotel Miami (40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach) is hosting a party for The Wrinkles of the City: Havana Cuba. It’s the latest book published under their Standard Press imprint run by the hotel’s creative director Claire Darrow. “Wrinkles” documents the recent collab between French artist JR and Brooklyn-based artist Jose Parla that resulted in a huge mural installation in Havana, undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution.  There will also be a screening of a documentary film about the project.

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ArtSpot Miami is a new fair-within-a-fair that will pop-up in the Red Dot Art Fair  tent in Midtown Miami from December 5 to 9.  Organized by Chicago gallerist Aldo Castillo, it will include 12 galleries in a unique environment.  Per a quote from Castillo in the press release: “Given the current world market fluctuations and ever expanding nature of the art fair business model, my mission is to maximize art fair exposure and productivity to forward thinking galleries and artists in top global markets such as China and the U.S.”

This story was published on November 12, 2012 4:45 PM
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Your Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2012: Part VI
By Gary Pini
Welcome to the sixth edition of our ongoing guide to Art Basel Miami Beach (check out editions I, II, III, IV and V HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE respectively).  Let’s get started:
cancelledur1.pngBig Update: It looks like the UR1 Music and Arts Festival scheduled to take place in Miami on December 8th and 9th has been canceled due to poor ticket sales. 


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Fab South Beach boutique The Webster (1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) is hosting several  events this year including: a “Tea Party” with Stella McCartney, a breakfast for Stefanie LaCava to celebrate her new book An Extraordinary Theory of Objects, a sunset cocktail party in honor of Webster co-founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil and a launch for Pools Reflections — the latest photography book by Kelly Klein. If you didn’t make the invite list for those events, stop by the The Webster for a little shopping during the week and be sure to check out the hotel’s new cafe and bakery, Crumb on Parchment.  It’s a spin-off of acclaimed Miami chef Michelle Bernstein’s Miami Design District spot.

1-475x316.jpgThe Standard Hotel Miami (40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach) is jam-packed with cool soirees during AB/MB. The hotel is hosting the annual SPiN Galactic Ping Pong Tournament on Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. and the Lazy Sunday BBQ during the afternoon of the 9th with The Hole Gallery and Andre Saraiva — who’ll sign copies of a book created for his “Andrepolis” art exhibition. Terry Richardson celebrates his latest, Terrywood, with a book signing and afterparty on December 7th and Bruce Weber will by signing copies of his new book on December 6.  New York-based artist Jose Parla is opening a pop-up Cuban cafe called Cafecito Neptuno next to the Standard’s gift shop from November 26 through January 3.

Kurt_Cobain_Thurston_Moore_Art_Basel_Miami_Beach1.jpgNirvana fans can look forward to a unique, three-part performance and exhibit called “KURT” at Miami’s Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (174 E Flagler Street, Miami) on December 6. The tribute to the late Kurt Cobain includes an appearance by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, a short film by Adarsha Benjamin and a 15-minute live version of the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video directed by Los Angeles choreographer Ryan Heffington. Tickets are HERE.

BASEL+CASTLE+2012+BC_icon.jpgOne of the week’s biggest and best parties, Basel Castle (41 NW 20th Street, Wynwood, Miami), returns on Saturday night, December 8. This year’s combo of art + music includes performances by Purity Ring, Twin Shadow, Brenmar, a Dave 1 (Chromeo) DJ set, Jacuzzi Boys, Nick Catchdubs and tons more. On the visual-arts side, look for works by Anthony Lister,Buff Monster, Ron English, Anthony Ausgang, Mike Bode and more. A $25 ticket gets you guaranteed admission all night, but there are also a limited number of FREE and “early bird” tickets available. Go HERE for more info and tickets.

533539_444042078985470_2016826264_n.jpgWorks by 22 artists have been selected to be part of Art Public — an outdoor exhibit in Collins Park (Collins Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets, Miami Beach). Produced as a collab with the Bass Museum, the works include large-scale sculpture, video, installations and live performances.  It all starts with a big opening night party on December 5, open to the public from 8 to 10 p.m. with performances by Jason & Alicia Hall Moran, the Broke People’s Baroque Theater and Alex Israel. Also look for an “art-bar” installation called “Guiro” that’s open daily from 5 to midnight and is sponsored by Absolut. The oval-shaped bar was created by the artist collective Los Carpinteros.

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Donna Karan hosts a book signing for Stephan Weiss: Connecting the Dots on Friday, December 7, in the beach club at the Delano Hotel (1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach).  The book is a tribute to Karan’s late husband and proceeds from the book benefit the Urban Zen Foundation.

PUPM_SaveTheDateWEB.jpgSteinway & Sons‘ “Pop-Up Piano” is back this year with a big fundraiser at the Perry Hotel (2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on Wednesday, December 5, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.  The party benefits Miami’s New World Symphony and includes performances by Elew, Yuna and DJ YSL and there’s also a silent auction. Tickets are available HERE.

_JRH0230_SWAROVSKI_BLOG_3-400x267.jpgSwarovski collab’d with UK-based architect Asif Khan to create “Parhelia” — that’s Greek for “beside the sun.”  The immersive installation incorporates over one million crystals in a structure that’s almost 20 feet tall and “explores the relationship between crystal, light, architecture and nature.”  Check it out at Design/Miami from December 4 to 9 inside the Swarovski Crystal Palace.

Odds & Ends:

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Nicolas Jaar is at Bardot (3456 North Miami Avenue, Miami) on December 6.

Davidoff, an associate sponsor of AB/MB, is expected to announce details on its upcoming “Art Initiative” during a press conference on December 6th.

The University of Miami hosts their fifth annual exhibit of works by their Masters in Fine Arts students with an opening reception on December 8, from 2 to 10 p.m. in the Wynwood Building (2750 NW 3rd Avenue. Suite 4).

Ruinart Champagne will unveil their “Miroir” ice bucket, a new work by French designer Herve Van der Straeten in a limited edition of 50.

Paradox Designs hosts a Wearable Art Gallery on December 6 and 7, 6 to midnight, at Zen Loft (1233 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach)

This story was published on November 21, 2012 4:30 PM
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Giant Psychic Dog to Take Over Lords South Beach During Art Basel

By Hannah Sentenac Mon., Oct. 29 2012 at 8:19 AM Miami New Times
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Kirk Van Wormer rendering, 2012

Art Basel is less than two months away, and the 2012 edition is on course to turn Miami into a living museum of publicly accessible art. In what may be the wildest installation of the year, Lords South Beachhotel will be turning into a massive, macabre pet. The LGBT landmark will be transformed from top to bottom into Gypsy, a giant black dog designed by artist Desi Santiago.

Think of her as Clifford’s evil cousin. The creepy canine would fit right into Miami’s current spooky Halloween theme, but she won’t make her way to South Beach until December, greeting guests and passers-by from the 3rd through the 9th. The piece, titled The Black Lords at South Beach, is said to be a multi-sensory experience, complete with giant paws over the entrance, a looming head atop the courtyard and a whipping tail in the back.

And Gypsy isn’t just a cute pooch. She’s also a prognosticator extraordinaire who’ll be telling fortunes to visiting guests. People can pose simple questions and she’ll give prophesies using her laser eyes, smoke and various sounds of her panting, running and barking.

Gypsy herself will be made up of construction netting inflatable parts, and other lo-fi ingredients.

The experience is a partnership between BOFFO, Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, and Lords’ founder Brian Gorman.

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“It’s Not Between Us and Them”
A Life and Death event by PL0T & The Electric Pickle

From December 6th to 9th, Miami will host the 11th annual edition of Art Basel during Art Week, one of the biggest and most popular art gatherings worldwide and the most prestigious art show in the Americas.

It’s surprising that as pioneers in featuring audio-visual club experiences, PL0T is yet to curate an event during this important week. It was never because of lack of interest or opportunity, but rather because there was never a window for innovation, a chance to produce something different; a show of magnitude that would allow for an experience big enough to bear PL0T’s name. This year is different, the window is there. This year will be huge!

On December 7th PL0T will team up with acclaimed label LIFE AND DEATH and The Electric Pickle to present its first ever original event production during Art Basel: “It’s Not Between Us and Them”, starting TALE OF US, DJ TENNIS, THUGFUCKER and more!

Unusual and improbable events in the universe have compelled the founders of Life and Death label to embark upon the creation of a rare experience and explore the wonders and raw emotions of life and death. Based also on the vision of bringing the strange and undisguised sounds of the label to full sensory dimension, this 10 hour affair shall not resemble a conventional club night nor yet another label showcase; experiments in the form of visual installations and video art will be part of the physical transformations to The Electric Pickle’s three main performance areas, all of which will be equipped with cutting edge sound systems to ensure that patrons and art enthusiasts alike will enjoy the full spectrum of this exquisite multi-sensory experience.

IT’S NOT BETWEEN US AND THEM – A LIFE AND DEATH EVENT BY PL0T & THE ELECTRIC PICKLE

Featuring:

TALE OF US
DJ TENNIS
THUGFUCKER
and more…

with

ALEJANDRO SAB
WILL RENUART

DEC 7th – ART BASEL WEEK
At The Electric Pickle

UR1 Music Festival 2012 Announces Venue: Bayfront Park

By S. Pajot Thu., Jul. 19 2012 at 10:45 AM (Miami New Times)
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See also “UR1 Music Festival Promises Diverse Music Lineup, Art During Basel 2012 Weekend.”

“You are music. You are unique. You are diverse. You are love. You are life. You are one.”

That’s the official mantra of Miami’s newest superambitious music fest, UR1, a two-day concert event created by Go Big Productions, AKA Ultra cofounder Alex Omes and professional party-starter Emi Guerra.

Billed as the “Your Generation Music Festival,” this mega-event has promised “EDM, pop, hip-hop, [and] rock” on multiple stages in a “Coachella-esque or Bonnaroo-esque” environment during Art Basel Miami Beach week.

It’s a pretty heavy pledge. But just now, UR1 has made the first move toward realizing its totally epic multimedia experience, announcing the venue for the fest.

According to the music festival’s press release, UR1 has chosen Bayfront Park with plans to construct festival grounds consisting of “a five-stage wonder over the 32-acre property.”

“Bayfront Park has always held a special place in my heart,” Omes says. “I have been producing events there for years. It is a ‘blank canvas’ and our team cannot wait to create the UR1 masterpiece on it.”

Now, the next step in fulfilling UR1’s promise: A full lineup announcement on August 21.

UR1 Music Festival. Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Visit ur1festival.com.

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Miami’s New Untitled Fair Boasts “Lush Life” Curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud and a Tent by Terence Riley

Courtesy the Artist and Nora Fisch Gallery
Robert Buck’s “Cell (Winter Mimicry 1.0),” 2008, will be shown by Nora Fisch Gallery at UNTITLED
by Julia Halperin
Published: July 26, 2012
Omar Lopez-Chahoud / © PMc

Some might say launching a new art fair in Miami is like bringing sand to the beach. The Florida city already hosts some 20 fairs every December. Still, they keep coming, and yet another new contender is joining the fray this year. Untitled, founded by Florida-based Jeff Lawson’s company Art Fairs Unlimited, markets itself as a more relaxed, curated alternative to Miami’s sprawling mega-fairs. Instead of working with a selection committee, it hired a curator, New York-based Omar Lopez-Chahoud, to select the its 50 participating galleries.

The invitation-only fair, which runs from December 5-9, will take place inside a Terence Riley-designed tent on a stretch of beach down the street from the Miami Beach Convention Center, where the marquee Art Basel Miami Beach holds court. “The beach is Miami’s greatest public space,” Riley said in a statement. “Having the fair at the water’s edge is bringing art to the heart of the city.” (In case you’re wondering, yes, that is the same Terence Riley who served as head of the Miami Art Museum, before quitting three years ago.)

The venue serves to distinguish Untitled from Art Asia Miami, the contemporary Asian art fair Lawson’s company also runs in the midtown neighborhood. Though both fairs will take place simultaneously in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, Lawson stressed that they will be very separate entities.

“Miami can be saturated,” the fair’s curator, Lopez-Chahoud told ARTINFO. “I want this fair to be different.” Lopez-Chahoud is perhaps best known for co-curating “Lush Life,” a 2010 exhibition inspired by a Richard Price novel of the same name spanning nine galleries on the Lower East Side. As he did with “Lush Life,” the curator will approach individual galleries and artists directly to negotiate their participation in Untitled. Among the confirmed names are Milan’s Frederico Lugar, which will exhibit an installation by Franklin Evans; Buenos Aires’s Nora Fisch, which is featuring Robert Buck; and New York nonprofit space Participant, Inc. Most of the galleries will present work by one or two artists.

“I like that the creative part of the project is up to one person,” Lopez-Chahoud said. Though the full list is still in formation, he is currently in negotiations with a number of galleries that have already committed to other fairs, such as Art Basel Miami Beach and NADA. (This won’t be the first time galleries have double-booked during a busy fair week — Frieze New York saw a number of dealers participating in multiple fairs.)

“I like fairs that don’t feel like a shopping mall,” Lopez-Chahoud noted. “Artists hate art fairs because their work isn’t presented properly — it isn’t contextualized. I hope they’ll feel differently about this one.”

News/Hpyerallergic

Miami Beach Gets A New, Untitled Art Fair

An aerial rendering of the Untitled tent designed by K/R

An aerial rendering of the Untitled tent designed by K/R

Does Miami Beach need another art fair? We’re not sure, but we have to admit, this one sounds good: The Untitled art fair is launching its inaugural edition down in Miami this winter (December 5–9), and it will be curated. Fifty international galleries and nonprofits will choose their artists and artworks in conversation with curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud, who organized the sprawling, nine-gallery, Lower East Side exhibition Lush Life in 2010. The ultimate goal of Untitled art fair, according to the press release, is “a cogent and cohesive presentation that places emphasis on diversity and conceptual rigor.” That does sound like a nice change from your average shopping mall art fair.

Untitled, which will take place in a commissioned pavilion designed by architecture firm K/R, released a partial list of some of the participating galleries this week. Standout names include New York’s Art in General and Dodge Gallery, which will be showing Jason Middlebrook; Milan’s Federico Luger, showing Franklin Evans; and LA’s Steve Turner, showing Parker Ito. We know everyone already has too much to see and do in Miami Beach, but this new fair might be worth a look.

We are excited to welcome Just Mad Mia to Soho Studios for Art Basel Miami 2012. Our space has been host to Miami’s hottest art shows during Art Basel and this year is no exception. We’re looking forward to the unique creative style and energy for this coming show.

A visit to their website is the best way to learn more about this art show coming to Miami.

JUSTMAD MIA is an initiative of Art Fairs, a company based in Madrid and the organizer of the JUSTMAD and the MADRIDFOTO art fairs.

In Miami´s most international week, Art Fairs presents JUSTMAD MIA, a fair which integrates the same working philosophy as its sister fair in Madrid, JUSTMAD, by means of a selection of galleries, spaces and projects of emerging art.

Art Fairs presents a fair of medium scale which believes in the dialogue between the visitor, the professional, the gallery and the artist, in a key city such a Miami, which links both the Anglo-Saxon and Latin contexts.

JUSTMAD MIA brings to the Miami art week a different format in the presentation of exhibitors and work of artists with a stimulating exhibition aimed at both the American and international public.

Under the artistic direction of Javier Duero, and in a hands of an advisory committee made up of the galleries NoMínimo (Guayaquil), Eva Ruiz (Madrid) and La Caja Blanca (London-Mallorca) , it presents a selection of 50 galleries for the general program and two programs specifically for projects involving emerging artists. It also presents sections dedicated to artistic production, architecture, design and a program dedicated to culinary research.

JUSTMAD MIA will hold its first Edition from 6 to 9 December in the Soho Studios located in the Wynwood Convention Center in the city of Miami.

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Soho Studios Wynwood Convention Center
2136 NW 1st Avenue
Miami, USA
www.justmadmia.com

JUSTMAD MIA is an initiative by ArtFairs, a Spanish company specialized in organizing contemporary art fairs since 2009. ArtFairs is both responsible for MADRIDFOTO the international photography fair and JUSTMAD the international emergent art fair. ArtFairs has a young team of entrepreneurs, which, in a context like the present, have decided to step towards internationalization with the creation of JUSTMAD MIA – the International emerging Art Fair to be held in Miami during the first week of December 2012, when this city concentrates the world’s contemporary art market.

The international contemporary art fair JUSTMAD was born in 2010 aiming at becoming a reference platform in the circuit for the diffusion and commercialization of Spanish, European and Latin American emerging art.

JUSTMAD MIA is a general-art fair of medium format dedicated to emerging contemporary art. The principal line of work focuses on the participation of young galleries from Spain, Europe and America presenting artists under 40. A second line allows mid-career or more consolidated galleries to present artists younger than 30 years of age.

The organizational structure of JUSTMAD MIA incorporates an advisory committee formed by the galleries NoMínimo (Guayaquil), Eva Ruiz (Madrid) and La Caja Blanca (London-Mallorca).

This new fair, located at the Wynwood District, will integrate the work philosophy of its partner from Madrid and will show the usual visitor of the Miami Art Week, a comprehensive selection of cutting edge art, design and architecture.

The fair will have a general program of 50 galleries, three specific programs for artists and a series of parallel events devoted to architecture, design and gastronomy. JUSTMAD MIA is a stimulating exhibition targeting the American and international public, with some of the best art and culinary proposals generated in Europe today.

Fairs devoted exclusively to vintage and contemporary photography is an emerging and growing sector of the art fair market. There are now major photography fairs in Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Milan, New York and Santiago. As experienced fair organizers – and with the advice and counsel of key photography dealers – we recognize the real need for such a specialty fair during America’s most important art fair week each year.

Focus Miami – The Photo Fair offers new access to the global collector market drawn to Miami during its annual fair week in December.

Miami during Art Basel Miami attracts America’s most elite gathering of global collectors, socialites, and celebrities. It is the largest private jet destination event of the year and is both America’s largest individual contemporary art fair and largest collective group of contemporary art fairs.

Ideally located in Wynwood’s Midtown Arts District virtually next to the Art Miami and Miami Project fairs and directly across from the Scope and Art Asia fairs, Focus Miami’s ideal location assures substantial collector attendance because of its proximity to adjoining fairs which collectively annually draw more than 50,000 attendees.

As photography becomes an increasingly important segment of today’s contemporary art market, Focus Miami – The Photo Fair creates a hub and destination for both new and experienced photography collectors. It is a fair focused solely on photography – which gives serious photography collectors an even greater reason to visit Miami in December.

As a specialty fair, its exhibitors’ exhibitions will not be in a visually competitive environment with other contemporary art forms.

A full schedule of photography related lectures and events will be a major component of the event. Curators from major museums will be invited as guests of the fair.

Organized by experienced organizers David and Lee Ann Lester and the IFAE staff, exhibitors may be assured of a gracious and welcoming environment coupled with outstanding South Florida marketing of the new event.

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SELECT Fair is a contemporary art fair that takes place in Miami Beach during Art Basel Weekend. Select Fair features cutting edge contemporary work by galleries, print dealers, collectives, and artists. SELECT Fair is located at The Catalina Hotel, just steps away from the Art Basel convention center.


Select Fair

The Catalina is surrounded by high-end luxury beachfront hotels like the Shelburne, W and Dorset Hotels. Visit their website and check out everything the Catalina has to offer! http://www.catalinahotel.com
Events
    • VIP Preview
    • Wednesday, December 5th: 7-10pm
    • Collectors Brunch (Lobby of the Catalina)
    • Thursday, December 6th: 11-2pm
    • Reception
    • Friday, December 7th: 6-10pm
General Public Hours
Thursday December 6th: 11am-8pm
Friday December 7th: 11am-8pm
Saturday December 8th: 11am-8pm
Sunday December 9th: 11am-6pm

SELECT Fair located on the popular Collins Avenue between 17th and 18th Street at The Catalina Hotel. As a well-known satellite art fair location, it shares the strip with an impressive list of premium, high-rise art deco hotels where the most prominent galleries, collectors and museum curators from all over the world will stay during the biggest art event held in the Americas.

SELECT Fair is composed of 64 exhibition spaces, each space transformed into a high-end gallery. Installation artists and performance artists will be taking over our public spaces to create a visual and sensory experience unlike any other satellite fair in South Beach. Our VIP and nightly events programming is provided to bring additional attention to our exhibitors and enhance the overall SELECT Fair experience for all participating and attending.

SELECT Print is a special section of SELECT Fair devoted exclusively to contemporary prints. Publishers of prints from all over the country will show the work they produce with artists, both established and emerging. Select Fair’s location at the Catalina Hotel is just a block away from the Suites of Dorchester where the IFPDA holds their annual Miami INK Fair, making central Collins Avenue THE place for print collectors to visit during Art Basel / Miami Beach. Keep an eye on the Select Fair website to see the ever growing list of new print exhibitors.

Facts

  • Select Fair will feature 64 leading galleries, print dealers and emerging artists from around the world.
  • Select has partnered with FAM NYC to develop nightly art events at our pool area.
  • Rooms are transformed into private galleries. All rooms are 200 sq. feet, painted white, all furniture and bedding removed.
  • Our central location puts Select just blocks away from other satellite fairs such as Aqua, Ink, Verge, and Design Miami.

Art Basel

  • 40,000 in attendance for 2010
  • 50,000 in attendance for 2011
  • 60,000 in attendance for 2012 (prediction)

This year in Miami, more than 260 leading galleries and over 2,000 artists from around the world will take part, showcasing their works. Many of those dealers admit as much as 30 percent of their annual revenue is done over the course of the events. Several years ago, Bloomberg cited estimates that placed total sales in Miami during Art Basel from $200 – $400 million.

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Miami Project

MIAMI PROJECT

The inaugural Miami Project, a new contemporary and modern art fair will debut December 4-9, 2012 in Miami’s Midtown / Wynwood Art District.

Miami Project will consist of presentations by 65 galleries from around the world selected based on the strength and relevance of their programs. This year’s show will be housed in a comfortable and centrally located modular structure located at NE 1st Avenue & NE 30th Street.

The Miami Project begins with a dedication to quality, both in content and production. The fair will consist of presentations by galleries that promote their artists and estates through regular gallery exhibitions, museum shows and participation in major fairs. The physical production of Miami Project will mirror the quality of the work shown. With careful planning, an experienced team and a strong logistical infrastructure, this fair will be second to none in creating an elegant, spacious environment in which collectors, dealers, curators and the press can connect.

Located adjacent to popular local events and attractions, Miami Project attendees will have easy access to parking and will be a short distance from the accommodations of the Midtown District. Taking place in a 50,000 square foot, air conditioned, concrete-floored structure on the corner of North 1st Avenue NE 30th Street, the event will benefit from high visibility and foot traffic.

Miami Project is produced by artMRKT Productions, a firm based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and operated by Max Fishko and Jefferey Wainhause. Working in concert with a talented and passionate network of dealers, curators and arts professionals, artMRKT Productions is proud to present forward thinking, progressive and successful events across the country.

Contact

artMRKT Productions
109 S. 5th Street, Suite 407
Brooklyn, NY 11249

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ART MIAMI EXPANDS in 2012 with CONTEXT Art Miami

Location

The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

Context - Art Miami

5TH TO 9TH | DECEMBER 2010
VIP PREVIEW | DECEMBER 4
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“CONTEXT, Miami’s newest cutting-edge, contemporary art fair, will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 45 to 50 international galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in an alternative environment and proven marketplace that engages and attracts qualified collectors .CONTEXT will feature galleries exhibiting multiple artists and solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits. Galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art, 45,000 square-foot pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami.”

“CONTEXT is located in the most convenient and accessible location and will share the same operating hours as Art Miami, which last year attracted more than 55,000 attendees and had record-breaking sales over a six-day period. Dedicated Shuttle Buses running continuously between Art Miami, CONTEXT and Art Basel Miami Beach will be available daily.”

“The CONTEXT Pavilion will feature a VIP Lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, coffee and wine bar, performance stage, indoor and outdoor curated projects and will be located just 50 feet north of the existing 125,000 square-foot Art Miami Pavilion. The CONTEXT Pavilion will encompass an additional 43,000 sq. feet of air-conditioned, concrete floor exhibition space. The combined exhibition space will increase the overall roster of galleries to 150 participants and cover 200,000 square feet. Ample and convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across the street from the CONTEXT& Art Miami Pavilions as well as valet parking. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT and Art Basel Miami Beach.”

Getting there

Penelope Umbrico | Suns from Flickr | Photograph | Photo courtesy of Aperture Foundation

VH1 to Sponsor Scope Miami 2012

By Rozalia Jovanovic 7/26 6:24pm

Penelope Umbrico, ‘Suns from Flickr.’ (Courtesy Scope Art Show and Aperture Foundation)

Nothing foreshadows the end of summer like news trickling in about Art Basel Miami Beach. Today’s announcement that the Scope Art Show has struck a sponsorship deal with cable network VH1 was just such news, and it gave us a slight shiver. Scope, the satellite art fair that will run concurrently with ABMB from Dec. 4 to 9, will make its biggest splash to date, occupying a 100,000-square-foot pavilion in midtown Miami, replete with a VH1 Outdoor Lounge for post-fair frolicking.

Known for being an incubator of emerging contemporary art galleries at over 45 art fairs over the past decade, Scope will present 20 innovative Breeder Program galleries along with 85 established international exhibitors. Scope’s Breeder Program includes some distinguished alumni, with Peres Projects, Bischoff/ Weiss and Taxter Spengemann among them.

The VH1 sponsorship will involve a series of collaborations on-site in Miami, online and on-air, and VH1 will present the Scope Miami Official Party with musical guests from VH1′s “You Oughta Know” franchise, which helped launch the careers of Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor and James Blunt. The party will also feature visual work co-curated by SCOPE & VH1.

“The worlds of music and art are cross-pollinating more and more,” said Phil Delbourgo, SVP, Branding & Design, VH1 in a statement, “so we’re excited to partner with the visionaries at SCOPE.” We know, we know. Let the ABMB cultural cross-pollination fanfare begin.

SCOPE ART SHOW ANCHORS MIDTOWN MIAMI WITH NEW PRIME LOCATION

SCOPE Art Show returns to Miami in 2012 with a new location on the most highly-trafficked gateway to the Midtown Arts District. Located at N.E. 36th St and Midtown Blvd., SCOPE Miami’s monumental 100,000 sq. ft. pavilion will house its most ambitious fair to date, featuring a selection of 20 innovative Breeder Program galleries presented alongside 85 established international exhibitors. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Miami will run concurrent with Art Basel Miami, December 4 – 9th, 2012.

Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 12th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for unprecedented 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 others. SCOPE Miami will be bustling with over 30,000 international collectors, press and art professionals, all of whom drive the contemporary art market and are vital contributors to global culture.

SCOPE Miami opens to Press and VIPs on Tuesday, December 4 with the First View benefit and will run December 4 – December 9, 2012. Alongside our featured galleries, SCOPE Miami will also present cutting-edge special programming, collector tours and special events that feature the best and brightest across multiple creative industries, including fashion, film, music and performance.

With over a decade of critically acclaimed art shows and non-profit initiatives that extend beyond the ordinary in Contemporary art, design, music and fashion, SCOPE Art Shows have garnered critical acclaim with sales exceeding $300 million and attendance of over 500,000 visitors.

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SCOPE Art Show: New Miami location

SCOPE Art Show: New Miami location

110 NE 36th Street
Miami, Florida 33138
Click here for map

First view
For VIP and Press
Tuesday, Dec 4, 4–9pm

Hours:
Wed–Sat, Dec 5–9, 11–7pm
Sun, Dec 4, 11–6pm

www.scope-art.com

SCOPE Art Show returns to Miami in 2012 with a new location on the most highly-trafficked gateway to the Midtown Arts District. Located at NE 36th Street and Midtown Boulevard, SCOPE Miami’s monumental 100,000 square foot pavilion will house its most ambitious fair to date, featuring a selection of 20 innovative Breeder Program galleries presented alongside 85 established international exhibitors. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Miami will run concurrent with Art Basel Miami, December 4–9, 2012.

Long established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Programcelebrates its twelfth year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for unprecedented 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 others. SCOPE Miami will be bustling with over 30,000 international collectors, press and art professionals, all of whom drive the contemporary art market and are vital contributors to global culture.

SCOPE Miamiopens to Press and VIPs on Tuesday, December 4 with the First View benefitand will run December 4–9, 2012. Alongside our featured galleries, SCOPE Miami will also present cutting-edge special programming, collector tours, and special events that feature the best and brightest across multiple creative industries, including fashion, film, music, and performance.

With over a decade of critically acclaimed art shows and non-profit initiatives that extend beyond the ordinary in contemporary art, design, music, and fashion, SCOPE Art Shows have garnered critical acclaim with sales exceeding 100 million USD and attendance of over 500,000 visitors.

Click for information on Breeder Program or the SCOPE Miami 2012 Prospectus.

SCOPE Art Show: New Miami location

Miami River Art Fair

Miami River Art Fair is an inaugural international contemporary art fair which will take place at the Miami Convention Center during Art Basel week 2012.

A Premiere Waterfront Art Fair Located in the Heart of the “Manhattan of the South”

Miami River Art Fair will provide a unique fair-going experience during Art Basel Miami week as the only waterfront art fair. Miami River Art Fair will feature both an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall and a one-of-a-kind, monumental, outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall which features monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.

A contemporary art fair catered to each exhibitor’s unique needs

Galleries

Professional quality booths will offer a polished platform for galleries to extend their reach to an international audience during Art Basel week.

Special Projects and Collectives

Cutting-edge projects, cultural institutions and visual art research initiatives will be showcased throughout the fair, providing an educational and informative context to the art fair.

Individual Artists

Modeled on the concept of studio visits, artists will be able to network without gallery representation to collectors, curators and art professionals.

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Aqua Art Miami contemporary art fair takes place in Miami Beach each December during Art Basel week. The event is located at the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave. Aqua features innovative galleries from the west coast, greater USA and abroad, with an emphasis on emerging and early mid-career artists.


 

 

ZOOM Contemporary Art Fair, in partnership with The W Residences South Beach, celebrated Art Basel’s 10th year anniversary at Miami Beach with the launch of ZOOM Elite–an auxiliary platform serving its VIP collector base through private sales and events.The Artwork in ZOOM Elite was selected under the advisory direction of Tami Katz-Frieman, former chief curator of the Haifa Museum of Art. Taking place at the W South Beach, ZOOM hosted catered daily receptions for international groups, attracting notable collectors from Europe, Latin America, India, the Middle East and U.S.A.
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Friday & Saturday, 6 – 8 December, Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, 9 December, Noon to 6 pm
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 6:00 pm to 10pm
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Miami’s Newly expanded Red Dot Art Fair Miami will feature 75 Solo artist booths and 70 gallery spaces.

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Social Miami’s list of Art Basel Miami Beach events!

http://www.socialmiami.com/articles/Art-Basel-Miami-Beach.asp
Miami 2012 Art Basel Guide
Art’s Winter Playground

Art Basel Miami Beach is once again upon us bringing with it a swarm of satellite art fairs and parties that envelope the entire city. Detailing the non-stop activity is SocialMiami’s Art Basel Guide. From Fairchild to Wynwood, the Design District, MiMo, Brickell, Downtown, Midtown, North Beach and South Beach, all of Miami-Dade is ready to host inarguably the largest convergence of people from the international art world to descend upon a single locale for the entire year.

Opening Reception for Talented Exhibition – Affordable Original Artwork

Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 p.m.

New World School of the Arts high school and college visual arts alumni will make more than 100 works of art available for purchase at just $25, $50, and $100, with all the funds from purchased work going to NWSA visual arts division for its scholarship coffers. The works, which vary in size and scope, offer something for everyone – from larger than life paintings to minute etches and drawings. Free and open to the public. Work not sold during the reception will remain for sale through December 21, Monday – Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.

New World Gallery
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami
305-237-3135
http://www.nwsa.mdc.edu

OPENING FOR EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHER MAURICE RENOMA

Friday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

One of France’s most well-known designers and photographers will share his artistic genius with an exclusive exhibit of his photographic works. Maurice Renoma will make a rare U.S. appearance during Art Basel to showcase his work, which will include pieces from his Mythology Collection and Dean Collection, both signature and classic examples of Renoma’s career.

Markowicz Fine Art Gallery
1114 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District
305-308-6398
http://www.markowiczfineart.com/MauriceRenoma.cfm

RECEPTION FOR FOREVERGLADES

Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m.

See large-scale brightly-colored, recyclable plastic alligators, sea turtles, frogs and marsh bunnies crawling up and down and in and around Downtown Miami’s historic Freedom Tower at MDC during Miami Art Week. These unique native South Floridian creatures are part of FOREVERGLADES, an environmentally-minded public installation by William Sweetlove and other members of Cracking Art Group. The animals were selected by the participating artists because of the important role each species plays in the development and history of the local landscape. The exhibition aims to establish a locally conscious perspective focusing on environmental protection, sustainability and advocacy of South Florida’s National Parks and Preserves. Hosted by Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design, in collaboration with Galleria Ca’ D’Oro, the exhibition is generously underwritten by famed Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux. It opens with a public reception that is free and open to all. Open throughout Miami Art Week and until January 26,2013, Foreverglades can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Freedom Tower at MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-237-7700
http://www.mdcmoad.org

Unveiling of Sunshine Culture

Friday, November 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Join Real Miami Housewife Karent Sierra, artist Eleazar Delgado and a host of South Florida socialites for a fundraising evening to benefit Gene Spotlight. View Delgado’s newest collection inspired by South Florida living. RSVP please.

Eleazar Delgado Studio
2703 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
RSVP@IL-PR.com

DESIGN AT FAIRCHILD: SITTING NATURALLY & PARDO ON THE Allée

Opening Saturday, December 1

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will present the inaugural exhibition, Design at Fairchild: Sitting Naturally that opens during Art Basel Miami Beach Week. Sitting Naturally showcases a diverse collection of new works by seven internationally renowned artists commissioned by the Cristina Grajales Gallery in New York City. Inspired by Fairchild’s lush, tropical landscape, each artist has created two sculptures for sitting to be exhibited amid the backdrop of exotic palms, cycads, flowering trees, vines, orchids and other foliage. The artists are Gael Appler, Sam Baron, Pedro Barrail, Christophe Côme, Michele Oka Doner, Sebastian Errazuriz and John Paul Philippe. On view concurrently with Sitting Naturally will be Pardo on the Allée, an installation by Havana-born Jorge Pardo. Fairchild Garden will be illuminated with hundreds of lamps by Pardo set along the Garden’s glorious tree-lined paths. These delightful permutations of red, orange, and white powder-coated steel are reminiscent of blooming flowers romantically dangling from trees. Adding to Fairchild’s 2012-13 art program will be Chamberlain at Fairchild, highlighting four of John Chamberlain’s sculptures produced from 2008 to 2010. Up to fifteen feet high, the works are constructed from silver, green, and copper-colored industrial aluminum, which has been looped and flexed into quirky biomorphic forms that make an interesting correlation with the lush plant life at Fairchild Garden. Open Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and to Fairchild members.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Galbes
305-667-1651
http://www.fairchildgarden.org

ORNARE TASTEMAKER’S SHOWCASE

Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m.

Ornare’s Tastemaker’s Showcase, how in its sixth year, has become known as the unofficial kick off to Miami Art Week. The Brazilian ultra-luxury home design brand will honor top architects and interior designers with a chic evening event in its new location in the historic Moore Building. Enjoy music, cocktails and projections as you mix and mingle with Miami’s design elite. RSVP please!

Ornare Miami
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District
Events@OrnareUSA.com to RSVP

Helmut Newton: A Liberating Focus

Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9

World Erotic Art Museum, in association with the Museum dr Moderne Salzburg, Austria, will present Helmut Newton: A Liberating Focus during Art Basel Miami Beach. The exhibition, the first Miami solo show of the world famous photo/artist, will feature major works from 1982-2000. Berlin-born in 1920 to Jewish parents, Newton purchased his first camera at age 12. Following the infamous “Kristallnacht,” his family was briefly interned in a concentration camp. His parents fled to South America while Helmut, 18, secured a passport leaving Germany in December, 1938. In Trieste, along with 200 others escaping the Nazis, Newton boarded a ship for China, landed in Singapore and began an odyssey which took him to Sydney, Australia in 1940, to London in 1945 and ultimately to Paris. It was in Paris that he worked at French Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar creating what was to become a lifelong career as a photo/artist. The legendary iconic photographer shook off all constraints via his broad view of capturing the provocative worlds of beauty, eroticism, humor, money, power and, at times, violence. WEAM is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday & Saturdation from 11 a.m. to midnight. Admission is $15 for those 18 and over.

World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)
1205 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-532-9336
http://www.weam.com

René Gruau

Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

See the work of one of the world’s most heralded fashion illustrators of the 20th century René Gruau. His unprecedented artwork, including originals, lacquers and lithographs from private collections, will be on view through February 15. Art prices range from $2,500 to over $100,000.
Pampaloni
91 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District
305-695-9370
info@pampaloni-usa.com

The Black Lords by Desi Santiago

Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

An innovative, larger-than-life public art installation by The New York Times “Artist in the Moment,” Desi Santiago will literally use Lords South Beach as a canvas for the work. This building-sized commission stands out in the traditional art deco neighborhood, shifting the venue to a wicked Wonderland that will make you stop and wonder! Lords South Beach will be transformed into a ravenous black dog named Gypsy, an image that often appears throughout Santiago’s work. Upon close inspection, you’ll find an assemblage of low-fi materials such as construction netting and inflatable parts. A looming head overlooks the courtyard, menacing paws flank the entrance, and a whipping tail finds its way in the back. This eerie multi-sensory ritual takes over, evoking the dark and macabre subculture Santiago is known for. If you dare, Gypsy will tell your fortune. Ask a simple question, and Gypsy will respond through her laser eyes, smoke, and sounds of her running, panting, and barking. The project is sponsored by BOFFO in partnership with Perrier®Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Lords South Beach.

Lords South Beach
1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
http://www.boffo-ny.org

ART ASIA MIAMI – VIP VERNISSAGE

Tuesday, December 4 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Art Asia, the premier international Asian contemporary art fair, is returning to Miami for its fifth edition and will move to a new location. With galleries participating from Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, Art Asia 2012 celebrates and honors its mission to present the best of established and emerging contemporary artists from throughout Asia, uniting a vibrant, growing community of international artists and enthusiasts. The Fair will host programming, including artist talks, curatorial tours and discussion panels. The Vernissage is open to VIP cardholders, press and invited guests. Fair hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. One day admission is $20; students $15.

Art Asia Pavilion
N.E. 36th Street at North Miami Avenue, Miami Midtown
212-268-6148
www.ArtAsiaFair.com

ART MIAMI AND CONTEXT ART MIAMI VIP BENEFIT PREVIEW

Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Art Miami, the city’s longest-running contemporary and modern art fair, will return for its 23rd edition with the addition of CONTEXT Art Miami, an international emerging and cutting-edge contemporary art fair, in a 45,000 square foot pavilion adjacent to the Art Miami Pavilion. The outdoor area connecting the two will include a café and bar, performance stage and curated projects showcasing a renowned wall relief by acclaimed street artist, Banksy. The two fairs will open with a “can’t miss” VIP Preview benefiting Miami Art Museum. This exclusive evening will serve as the first opportunity for art collectors and connoisseurs to acquire important works of art before the Fairs open to the general public. The Preview is open to VIP cardholders, the press and benefit guests who pay $25 to benefit Miami Art Museum.

The Art Miami Pavilion
3101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
http://www.art-miami.com

Facing the Future

Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Anima Domus, in partnership with street artist collaborative UR New York (Mike Baca, a/k/a 2ESAE, and Fernando Romero, a/k/a SKI), will host a fundraising event to benefit the Children’s Bereavement Center, a local organization that supports children, teens, young adults and caregivers who are grieving the death of a loved one. A one-of-a-kind painted Nemo Armchair by Fabio Novembre will be created by UR New York in their cutting-edge urban industrial style at a live painting event at Pop International Galleries in New York. During the “Facing the Future” event, a raffle will determine the lucky collector who will take home this unique work of art. Enjoy the evening’s festivities, including catering by Egg & Dart. Tickets are $150 for you and a guest with all proceeds going to the Children’s Bereavement Center. Winner of the art need not be present to win.

Anima Domus
25 N.E. 39th Street, Miami Design District
305-576-9088
http://www.childbereavement.org

RED DOT MIAMI – OPENING BENEFIT RECEPTION

Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Red Dot Miami has created a fair for galleries specializing in works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who seek to present work of lasting value and beyond current trends. International modern and contemporary art galleries will exhibit paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper in the luxurious layout of Red Dot’s 30,000 square foot tented venue. This year the Wynwood Cigar Factory will host a 5,000 square foot outdoor cocktail lounge, sponsored by LVMH. Tickets for the Opening Benefit Reception for The National Gay & Lesbian Tast Force are $25, which includes daily access to the fair. Fair hours are Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Red Dot Miami
3011 N.E. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
917-273-8621 (Isabela Gabrielson)
Info@RedDotFair.com

SEVEN MIAMI

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Organized by seven galleries – BravinLee Programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery – Seven Miami will return to Miami for the third year at a new location. It offers a collaborative, exhibition-like presentation that co-mingles galleries and artists, and looks beyond the typical art fair model to create a new platform for viewing and acquiring works of art. Admission to Seven is free.

Seven Miami
2200 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
www.Seven-Miami.com

DESIGN MIAMI/

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9 Design Miami/ is the global forum for design, bringing together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design, culture and commerce. In 2012 Design Miami/ will create a new exhibition venue adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, a short walk from Art Basel Miami Beach. Tuesday is Preview Day (by invitation) – Collector’s Preview from noon to 6 p.m. and Vernissage from 6 to 10 p.m. Fair hours are Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Meridian Avenue at 19th Street, Miami Beach
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
800-952-7646
www.DesignMiami.com

MIAMI PROJECT

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

The inaugural Miami Project, a new contemporary and modern art fair will debut in Miami’s Midtown / Wynwood Art District. Miami Project will consist of presentations by 65 galleries from around the world selected based on the strength and relevance of their programs. This year’s Fair will be housed in a comfortable and centrally located modular structure. Preview is Tuesday from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and Fair hours are December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost to attend is unavailable at this time.

MIAMI PROJECT
N.E. 1st Avenue at 30th Street, Midtown / Wynwood Air District
http://www.miami-project.com/

AOA Tribal Art Miami Show

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

Established in 2011, the AOA Tribal Art features the arts of AOA, an acronym used by major museums, auction houses and galleries that stands for Africa (usually sub-saharan), Oceania and the Americas. Oceania typically includes Australia, Melanesia, New Zealand and Polynesia. Art lovers, collectors and scholars are aware of the link between AOA and it’s influence on modern art by way of works by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and their contemporaries. See the highest quality traditional arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, curated by a selective number of international primitive art experts. The Fair opens with a reception on Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. Fair hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $15 for a one-day pass.

Red Dot Art Fair Pavilion
3011 N.E.1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
http://tribalartmiami.com/

INK MIAMI 2012 – PREVIEW BREAKFAST

Wednesday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to noon

INK Miami is a contemporary art fair that is unique among the satellite fairs for its focus on contemporary prints and works on paper by internationally renowned artists. Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, exhibitors are selected for their ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just-published editions by leading artists. This year’s dealers will present a coordinated show of works on paper that feature language as a compositional element. The Fair opens with Desayuno Cubano!, a preview breakfast, and offers A Pulp Party sponsored by XL Insurance on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate INK Miami as the premiere venue for works on paper; cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ King Eulas for VIP registration. Fair hours areat 1 p.m.; a Curator-Led Tour on Fri at 2 p.m.; and a Pulp Party on Thurs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fair hours are Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Café con leche and Cuban pastries served Thursday – Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. to start your day. Admission to the Fair is free.

Suites of Dorchester Hotel
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
212-674-6095
http://www.InkArtFair.com

POP-UP PIANOS MIAMI – OPENING FUNDRAISING PARTY

Wednesday, December 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

In collaboration with the Friends of the New World Symphony, Pop-Up Pianos Miami will host an opening fundraising party featuring a performance by a renowned musician and a silent auction offering unique treats and donated gifts from event partners. The cost to attend will be announced shortly, and all proceeds raised from the event will be donated to Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra, Kimbangus Symphony Orchestra, located in the heart of the Congo. The funds will be used to help them build a music school, particularly for the street children. During Art Basel Miami Beach, Steinway & Sons Miami will present Pop-Up Piano Miami 2012, a public arts project that premiered in 2011 to support local music and arts programs. Five to seven donated pianos will be strategically placed across Wynwood, Midtown and the Miami Design Districts

Perry Hotel (Fundraising Party)
2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
404-272-3600
http://www.PopUpPianoMia.com

VIP Reception for The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects

Wednesday, December 5 from 9 p.m. to midnight

The Bass Museum of Art will present six individual solo artist projects by contemporary artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Barry X Ball (USA), Walead Beshty (UK), Hans-Peter Feldmann (Germany), Ged Quinn (UK) and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand). The exhibition pays homage to the Museum’s mission statement, “we educate and inspire by exploring the connections between our historical collection and contemporary art,” furthering the notion that all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history. View the exhibition during special museum hours: Thursday – Monday of Miami Art Week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530
http://www.bassmuseum.org

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ART OF THE SURREAL EVENING SALE

Wednesday – Friday, December 5 – 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christie’s third annual exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach, Highlights from the Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, will be open for the public to see a selection of extraordinary works by major artists such as René Magritte and Paul Delvaux, which will be offered at auction at Christie’s London in February of 2013.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

MASTERPIECES FROM THE BERARDO COLLECTION

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

See the $700 million dollar show, Masterpieces from The Berardo Collecltion, during Miami Art Week through March 2013. The Berardo Collection is considered a main reference for modern and contemporary art in the world. This is the first time that a museum show of this unparalleled magnitude will be presented in an art gallery. Curated by Gary Nader, the exhibit will feature 110 masterpieces covering a period of about 100 years, valued at over $700 million. See work by Bacon, Balthus, Basquiat, Botero, Calder, Dali, De Chirico, Duchamp, Ernst, Fontana, Kapoor, Kiefer, Klein, Koons, Lam, Leger, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Manzoni, Matta, Miro, Mondrian, Picasso, Polke, Richter, Rivera, Soulages, Stella, Twombly, Vieira da Silva, Warhol, Wesselmann, to name a few. A full color book written by Professor Carol Damian will accompany the show, and several talks are being scheduled.

Gary Nader Art Centre
62 N.E. 27th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-576-0256
http://www.garynader.com

Overture Art Fair / Arts for a Better World

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Returning for its 3rd edition during Miami Art Week, Arts for a Better World will add Overture Miami, its newly redesigned and enhanced international platform for contemporary art. Overture is dedicated to presenting major new trends from around the world with a focus on developments and arts from new geographies. For its inaugural edition, Overture Miami will present “100 Warhols an Overview: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Unique Work on Paper, Trial Proofs and Edition Prints,” a worldwide first in art fairs. The unprecedented exhibition of Warhol celebrates the artist’s accomplishments and contributions in the American Pop Art Movement. General admission is $15 ($30 with catalog); $10 for seniors and students; and $50 for multiple-day pass with catalog. Public parking available.

Scope Pavilion
Buena Vista Avenue & N.W. 34th Street
Midtown Art District Street Midtown Miami,
http://www.overtureartfair.com

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2012

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

The 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas, will once again transform South Florida into an intense artistic, cultural and social phenomenon. More than 260 galleries will exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach, showcasing works by more than 2,000 international artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. World-class artworks, by well-established artists and cutting-edge newcomers, exhibited by some of the world’s most revered galleries will complement the Fair’s exciting programs, special exhibitions and cultural happenings. Special exhibitions, events and satellite fairs will take place throughout Miami Beach in historic hotels and other venues and in Miami’s surging artistic neighborhoods of Wynwood and Midtown Art Districts and the Miami Design District. Art Basel Miami Beach opens on Wednesday with a vernissage, open to VIP card holders and invited guests from 6 to 9 p.m. Fair hours are Thursday to Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. One-day pass $42; permanent pass $90; and evening ticket (valid from 4 p.m.) $29; reduced one-day ticket $24 for students with ID and seniors 62 and above.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue (Hall B)
305-604-9737
http://miamibeach.artbasel.com

UNTITLED.

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

The inaugural launch of Untitled, a curated art fair experience under the artistic direction of Omar Lopez-Chahoud. An innovation of the traditional art fair model, Untitled places the emphasis on the quality of the viewer’s experience and the contextualization of the work exhibited. Housed in a customized beachfront pavilion, the Fair will present a cohesive collection of international works by contemporary artists selected in conversation and collaboration with 50 galleries participating through invitation. A mix of established and emerging galleries, representing the most impactful living artists at the forefront of contemporary art, will be highlighted. Fair hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 per day with a 20% discount for Miami Beach residents.

UNTITLED.
12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
http://art-untitled.com/

ART MIAMI AND CONTEXT ART MIAMI

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Known as Miami’s longest-running art fair, Art Miami has expanded for its 23rd edition to include CONTEXT Art Miami, a new fair that will collectively showcase international emerging and cutting-edge contemporary and modern paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like décor, outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will be housed in adjacent pavillons, connected by a café and bar, performance stage and curated projects. With Art Miami’s 125 exhibiting galleries and CONTEXT’s 65 galleries, the combined fair will feature 190 galleries from 21 countries within 250,000 square feet of curated indoor and outdoor space. A four-story parking garage is located directly across the street, and valet parking will be available. Highlights are Banksky Out of CONTEXT, presented in conjunction with a photo-sharing platform that will consist of four wall reliefs equaling six-and-a-half-tons, each featuring an iconic stencil from one of the world’s most irreverent graffiti artists; “Art from Berlin,” shown by seven Berlin-based galleries selected by a panel of experts; CONTEXT’s New Media Lounge; and special curated solo exhibitions and the latest developments in video art by renowned artists. Fair hours are Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 for one-day pass ($50 with catalog); $40 for multi-day pass ($65 with catalog); $10 for students 12 to 18 and seniors (under 12 children are free); and $10 p/p for groups of 10 or more. Catalog alone is $35.

The Art Miami Pavilion
3101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
http://www.art-miami.com

Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair is based in Seattle and has a distinctly west coast character set in the balmy indoor/outdoor atmosphere of the Aqua Hotel. The Fair began in 2005 as an experimental project to bring west coast galleries and artists to Miami during Art Basel week. Fair organizers continue to deliver vibrant and noteworthy programs from their region, as well as throughout the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early mid-career artists. The Fair opens with a VIP Opening Preview on Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. – open to Art Basel VIP pass holders and persons who have joined Aqua Art Fairs mailing list. Fair hours are Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., which is Museum Day at Aqua with free entry for all art museum members worldwide; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost to attend is $10, which includes re-entry.

Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Aqua12@aquaartmiami.com

SELECT Fair

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

SELECT Fair is a contemporary art fair that features cutting edge contemporary work by galleries, print dealers, collectives, and artists. The venue offers 64 exhibition spaces for high end galleries, and the hotel’s public spaces will be taken over by installation and performance artists, creating a visual and sensory experience for fairgoers. SELECT Print is a special section of the Fair devoted to contemporary prints, work by established and emerging artists shown by print publishers. VIP Preview on Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m.; Collectors Brunch on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Reception on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Fair hours for the general public are: Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Catalina Hotel
1720-1756 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-674-1160 (hotel)

The Paintings of Ashley Collins

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Following a challenging upbringing and journey leading to establishing her studio in Venice, California, Ashley Collins has broken ground creating mega–scale, contemporary and layered paintings of horses. Collins’ technique incorporates collage with pages from the 1800s to mid-1900s, obscured historical images and book covers, among other unique layers. Her goal to create lasting works of passion, depth and hope has established her position as one of the most highly valued female contemporary artists of our time. Collins’ 900 plus work history is included in many of the most important art collections in the world. Today, Collins is among an elite group of valued contemporary artists, as her artworks are iconic in the lexicon of American art. Oxenberg Fine Art gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

OXENBERG FINE ART
50 N.E. 29th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-854-7104
http://www.oxenbergart.com

Miami River Art Fair

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Conceived as a showcase of world-class artists and galleries, the Miami River Art Fair will be the first fine art event in the area, laying the groundwork for this downtown area to become one of Miami’s newest art destinations. The Fair offers indoor booths located in Riverfront Hall as well as the outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall featuring monumental-size sculpture along the banks of the Miami River. Special cutting-edge projects, collectives and visual art initiatives will be showcased throughout the Fair. Hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fair opens with a VIP First View on Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. aboard a yacht docked on the Riverwalk.

James L. Knight International Center
400 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami
http://www.miamiriverartfair.com

Modern, Contemporary and Latin American Art Auction

Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

Bid on important modern, contemporary and Latin American artworks by such renowned artists as Botero, Degancay, Dubuffet, Indiana, Kuitca, Lam, Larraz, Martinez Celaya, Matta, Matisse, Monet, Muñiz, Picasso, Renoir, Stella, Tamayo, Torres Garcia, Valdes, Villeglee, Vlaminck and Warhol. The works will be on view from December 3 to 6, and full-color printed and online catalogues will be available. Seating arrangements and paddle registration are by reservation only. Contact Gary Nader for more information or to order a catalogue.

Ritz Carlton – South Beach
One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305-576-0256
art@garynader.com

VERGE ART MIAMI BEACH – Opening night party

Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Verge Art Fair is an international exposition of new contemporary and emerging art held annually concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. Launched in 2009, the fair defies convention as a unique exposition of artists and the galleries who represent them. This year Verge introduces two new initiatives for its Miami Beach edition: Light Assembly, a pilot video art and architecture exposition program, and Art Pages, a publication in partnership with the renowned VANlist email announcement service, slated for citywide distribution during Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair’s Opening Night Party is Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $25 (after November 15 $35) for general admission and $15 for students and seniors ($20 after November 15). Fair hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the Fair is free.

Verge Art Miami Beach
Essex House, 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
and Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
http://www.vergeartfair.com/

RANEYTOWN OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, December 6 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Primary Projects will host a two-part, two-venue initiative during Miami Art Week. Raneytown, a solo exhibit by Miami native, New York-based artist Rebeca Raney will metamorphose the gallery into a rainbow-coated site. The artist’s playful imagery of hybrid animals, flora and fantastical people depicted in ink and gouache drawings and works on panel joins a populace of sculptures that cavort, take baths, and suspend from the ceiling in booby-traps of their own making. In a special collaboration with Madewell, Raney’s imagery will also debut, in a pop-up boutique, a limited edition fashion collection that will also be available at Madewell stores in Miami, New York and L.A. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Primary Projects Gallery
4141 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 104, Miami Design District
info@primaryflight.com

MAM Party on the Plaza Celebrating New Work Miami 2013

Thursday, December 6 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Miami Art Museum’s largest event of the year, Party on the Plaza, will celebrate the opening of the New Work Miami 2013, showcasing newly-commissioned works by a dozen Miami-based artists. The exhibition will highlight the diverse and innovative practices of Miami’s artists, featuring site-specific installations, sculpture, painting and photography. New Work Miami 2013 will be among the last presentations in MAM’s current facility, marking the 12-month countdown to the Museum’s reopening in fall 2013 as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in a new, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Hosted by MAM Director Thom Collins, Party on the Plaza will feature special musical performance by Spam Allstars and cocktails on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. The event is by invitation and open to MAM Contemporaries or Contributing ($250) and above level members, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, and Design Miami/ VIP and exhibitor pass cardholders. Shuttle bus service available from Miami Beach Convention Center to MAM, and free garage parking available at 50 N.W. 2nd Avenue.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-5935
Events@MiamiArtMuseum.org

Unveiling of Andy Warhol Exhibit

Thursday, December 6 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Fendi Casa, in collaboration with Adamar Fine Arts Gallery, will unveil an iconic Andy Warhol exhibit during Miami Art Week. The exhibition will showcase an array of Warhol’s greatest masterpieces, curated to depict the diverse and fascinating notable women throughout history and mythology. See a selection of his most recognized pieces, including Ingrid Bergman with Hat, Karen Kain, Jane Fonda, Marilyn, Jackie I and Blackglamma (Judy Garland), along with two of Warhol’s most prominent works Venus and Annunciation. Inspired by historic Italian works, the two iconic and glamorous paintings part of his “Details of Renaissance” series created in 1982. Enjoy cocktails provided by Atlantico Rum as your view the Warhol exhibit and the newest collections from Fendi Casa.

FENDI Casa Luxury Living Showroom
90 N.E. 39th Street Miami, Miami Design District
305-438-1660
http://www.fendi.com

Breakfast @ Bakehouse

Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7 from 9 a.m. to noon

Make the Bakehouse Art Complex your first stop and enjoy a light breakfast as you view the current exhibitions. On view in the Audrey Love Gallery will be “If a Tree Falls. . .Chain Reaction,” a group show that explores the memories and emotional connections we have with our surroundings and how these dictate daily experiences. In If a Tree Falls the artworks invite you to reflect, reminisce, and question the relationship between one another. Exhibition juried by Carol Jazzar, curated by Ananda DeMello. Artists featured: Amalia Brujis, Anica Shpilberg, Bianca Pratorius, Carola Bravo, Ernesto Kunde, Jennifer Basile, Michael Gellatly and Silvana D’Mikos. And on view in the Swenson Gallery will be “Take Me Home,” an exhibition of 12” x 12” artworks created by BAC resident and associate artists with a retail price of no more than $1,000. The focus of this exhibition, as in past years, is to provide patrons with affordable artworks.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District
305.576.2828
http://www.bacfl.org

Walls of Artseen Exhibition

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

The Walls of Artseen Exhibition will highlight the work of six New World School of the Arts visual students in a unique show where inside structures become blank canvasses for each of the artists. Charged with the task of incorporating the actual walls of the gallery into their work of art, each artist will utilize their allocated space to execute their work. The artists’ challenges were how to use bare structural space to illustrate topics or issues in a meaningful way that shapes their work and propels their ideas. Participating artists are: Kayla Delacerda, Junli Kato, Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Rafael Domenech, Stefanie Lopez and Jeffrey Noble. Free and open to the public.

Artseen Gallery
2215 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-237-3659

NADA ART FAIR MIAMI BEACH

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art, will host the NADA Art Fair. Held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach, the Fair features 88 emerging art galleries from 19 countries, as well as performances, lectures and events. a diverse, high quality group of professional exhibitors. Discover work of emerging contemporary artists in an intimate setting with an entire section of the venue set aside for solo presentations. Take the free shuttle service near the Miami Beach Convention Center to NADA. Admission is free. Fair hours are Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Opening Preview is by invitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
212-594-0883
http://www.NewArtDealers.org

Hotbed Miami 2012

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Four New World School of the Arts’ visual artists will participate in Hotbed Miami, an annual exhibition that this year will change its venue to the Deauville Beach Resort. The digital media creation of these NWSA artists will be a centerpiece of NADA, a large international art fair hosted by the New Art Dealers Alliance. Selected by Wet Heat Project and based on the candidates’ conceptual and creative voice, this year’s student artists are challenged to create a site-specific video work to be exhibited 24/7 at NADA Miami Beach 2012 in the fair venue’s public atrium, its lobby and bar video monitors, as well as on every TV in the Deauville’s 484 guest rooms. Participating college visual artists are Azizi DeSouza, Steven Marquez, Jeffrey Noble, and Sebastian Duncan Portuondo. Admission is free. Fair hours are Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Opening Preview is by invitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NADA Miami Beach 2012
Deauville Beach Resort Hotel
6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
http://www.NewArtDealers.org

BLADE “UNDISPUTED KING OF GRAF”

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

See the work of Graffiti’s Undisputed King, “Blade” (Steve Ogburn). Known as The King of Trains for having left his moniker on some 5,000 NYC subway trains, Blade is being pursued by art collectors worldwide instead of transit police. He’s the only living person since Andy Warhol who made the cover of a Sotheby’s auction catalog, and he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. and the Brooklyn Museum. He painted his last train in 1984. Meet Blade at the exhibition opening on Thursday at 9 p.m. He’ll be signing the book “Graffiti Kings, New York City Mass Transit Art of the 1970s” on Friday at 7; on Saturday at 7, watch him create a piece of artwork live that will be then sold; and on Sunday at 4 p.m. he’ll give a talk. It’s free and open to the public. R.I.P. Tony Goldman.

Adjust Gallery
150 N.W. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-458-2801 (Aric Weiss, Curator)

Art Public

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

For the second year running, the Bass Museum of Art, in partnership with Art Basel Miami Beach, will work with Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and co-founder of LAND, to curate Art Public. Art Public will showcase outdoor sculptures, interactive performances, site-specific installations and public artworks within an open and public exhibition format located in Collins Park. The selection of the works shown together over the course of four days are intended to compliment, excite, distract from and activate the activity of South Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach. As part of the partnership, the Museum will provide organized educational tours of Art Public during Miami Art Week.

Collins Park
21st Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Artpublic_tours@bassmuseum.org

POOL ART FAIR MIAMI BEACH – OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, December 7 from 5 to 10:30 p.m.

PooL Art Fair Miami Beach is dedicated to un-represented artists. Its simple approach offers an exciting alternative to the art fair experience, as PooL presents a meeting ground for artists who are not affiliated with a gallery. The Fair’s simple approach offers an exciting alternative to the “art fair experience” for dealers and collectors, as well as the general public. Fair hours are Friday – Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Carlton Hotel
1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
http://www.PoolArtFair.com

Street Funk

Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

As part of a family-friendly event held during Art Basel Miami Beach, Le Petit Papillon Montessori School will host Street Funk, an engaging artistic venue for children of all ages. See kids’ interpretations of funky break dancing screened on oversized inflatable screens; plus, there will be photography installations, an exhibit of the artwork of blossoming young artists from the school, a poetry installation called “Funk and It’s Junk,” a live art mural presentation with artist Daniel Fila, and a dance-off by a professional team of entertainers. It’s free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and you’re encouraged to wear funky attire.

Le Petit Papillon Montessori School
1021 Biarritz Drive, Miami Beach
305-867-4244
http://www.lepetitpapillonmontessori.com

Opening Reception for Post-Millenial Jonah

Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Williams McCall Gallery will host a reception for the gallery’s Art Basel show, a mixed media art installation curated by Dorothy Palanza. The central piece of the show by Palanza brings together work by video artist Demet Taspinar and poet Elizabeth Branfield. The exhibition offers a different perspective of the ocean as an environment to exist in, where air space becomes water space that viewers walk through. Palanza’s endeavor was inspired by the whales that inhabit the waters surrounding her home in Provincetown, Massachusetts. A portion of sales from this show will benefit the Provincetown Center of Coastal Studies.

Williams McCall Gallery
110 Washington Avenue, CU-3
786-359-4321
Info@WilliamsMcCallGallery.com to RSVP

Miami Street Photography Festival

Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

See the best of contemporary Street Photography viewed through the eyes of 150 known and emerging photographers from all over the world. The goal of the Festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events. Opening reception and presentation by documentary photographer Maggie Steber, former director of photography for The Miami Herald and a regular contributor to National Geographic, on Friday at 8 p.m. And “An Evening with Magnum Photographer Alex Webb: Street Photography from Florida, Cuba and Around the World” on Saturday at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Kike San Martin Studios
2045 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!home/mainPage

Calle Ocho Photowalk

Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m.

The Miami Street Photography Festival will sponsor a free guided photowalk through the streets of Miami’s Little Havana.

Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana
http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!home/mainPage

MAM BALL – IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK

Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

The 2012 MAM Ball, titled “If These Walls Could Talk,” will commemorate Miami Art Museum’s 29 years at Cultural Center Plaza and celebrates its rich history, as well as its future in its new Museum Park facility. Next year, the Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Museum Park. The final MAM Ball at the Cultural Center will give guests a sneak peak of what’s to come. Dinner will be served in the upper-level gallery featuring a menu inspired by the new Museum’s waterfront bistro. Following dinner, guests will dance the night away under the stars on the magically-transformed outdoor plaza as they are joined by guests of Crash the Ball, the official After-Party of the MAM Ball. New Work Miami 2013, a tribute to Miami’s local art community, will be on view in the Museum’s lower-level gallery. Ball chairs are Patricia Papper, Patricia & William Kleh and Marcella & Daniel Novela. Single tickets are $1,000, and tables of ten range in price from $10,000 to $25,000.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-5935
events@miamiartmuseum.org

Blossoming at Art Basel

Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

Blossoms Therapy Center, Miami Children’s Foundation and Samantha’s Purpose will host a fun and chic event that will highlight the work of local artists, along with the work of some very unique children. Curated by Abel Remon, participating artists are Leonor Anthony, Myra Wexler, Carlos A. Navarro, Tony Mendoza, Pilar L. Gray Benitez, Antonio Fortuna, Josie Rovira Ramirez, Celia Reigle, Julio Montainer, Maggie Genova-Cordovi, Maria Rovira-Lopez, Lee and Francis Cohen (Expression by Lee) and Michel Hernandez. Your $25 contribution entitles you to a complimentary drink, bar bites, live entertainment and a raffle ticket. The fundraising event is chaired by Norma Jean Abraham.

Cherry Blossom Learning Center
2731 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-444-9807

Asif’s Guns Artist Reception

Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Primary Projects’ satellite space will host Asif’s Guns, a pop-up installation that simulates an authentic gun shop showcasing more than 300 firearms handcrafted from cardboard by Miami-born artist Asif Farooq. The shop will be loaded with replicas of contemporary weapons that range from a traditional snub-nosed revolver to an M16 assault rifle, all meticulously reproduced as to size, shape and individual components. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PRIMARY PROJECTS Pop-Up Space
167 N.W. 25th Street, Wynwood Art District
info@primaryflight.com

OPENING RECEPTION FOR WINTER GROUP SHOW

Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The works of Rainer Lagemann, Christian Awe, Douglass Freed, Hunt Slonem and Mario Velez on view in Etra.Fine Art’s Winter Group Show encapsulate the spirit of Miami, offering a schema of all that the city has to offer in its unique cultural diversity. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

Etra Fine Art
50 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District
305-438-4383
http://www.etrafineart.com

Art Miami After Party

Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Celebrate Miami Art Week, mix and mingle with artists, collectors, out-of-towners and local ardent art lovers! Free for BAC members and Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami VIP card holders and exhibitions; $10 all others.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District
305-576-2828
http://www.bacfl.org

Crash the Ball, MAM Ball After-Party

Saturday, December 8 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Crash the Ball is the MAM Ball’s high-energy after party. Dance and celebrate Miami Art Week on the Museum’s outdoor plaza under the stars. Enjoy cocktails and a dessert bar by acclaimed Miami pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. Tickets are $100 presale and $150 at the door; $75 for MAM Contemporaries. Self-park at the Cultural Center Garage, 50 N.W. 2nd Avenue, or valet park on West Flagler Street ($10).

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-1704
Events@MiamiArtMuseum.org

UR1 MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The inaugural UR1 Music & Art Festival, featuring Kanye West, The Offspring and Lou Reed, will launch during Miami Art Week, blending music with world-class artists across multiple genres and generations. Thirty-four established and emerging contemporary and modern artists will explore performance, film, new media, sculpture, street art, painting and more with 30 site-specific installations in Bayfront Park. The 32-acre landscape designed by American sculptor Isamu Noguchi was revamped in the early 80s to introduce Miami as the gateway to the Americas. His vision for Bayfront Park as a place for the people is central to the concept of UR1 Festival. World renowned artists will pay tribute to music and art, including pop artist Russell Young paying tribute to legendary musicians with a major exhibition of works; Warhol superstar Ultra Violet lighting up the Miami sky with one of the world’s most powerful laser beams creating a bridge of light from the park to the Miami Beach Convention Center in her tribute to Noguchi’s Tower of Light; pop art photographer William John Kennedy’s tribute to Warhol and Indiana with a video montage and signature photographs; conceptional pop artist David Datuna’s tribute to British and American talent with alluring multi-media constructions; and sculptor Gino Miles’ nod to modernism with monumental works. A pseudo “Container Village,” consisting of large shipping containers in the northwest area of Bayfront Park, will serve as screening/exhibition studios as an aural, visual and spatial platform for the work. Cost to attend is $149 for a two-day all-access pass, which includes entrance to art fairgrounds and performances, rain or shine. Open to all ages.

Bayfront Park
301 N. Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
http://www.ur1festival.com/art.html

9TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST IN THE PARK

Sunday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU will host Breakfast in the Park, attended by art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world. The 9th annual Breakfast in the Park features internationally renowned artist Albert Paley, an active artist for over 40 years and the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. Paley holds an Endowed Chair at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates in Fine Art. Commissioned by both public and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. His mission is to restore the organic roots of sculpture. Infused with the rhythmic fluidity of Art Nouveau, Paley’s sculptures have been called mysterious, seductive and spirited. They are technologically ingenious and emotionally demanding. Breakfast in the Park will include an informal talk by Albert Paley, outdoor breakfast, and guided tours of The Sculpture Park at FIU.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at F.I.U.
10975 S.W. 17th Street. Miami
305-348-4799

Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch

Sunday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to noon

The Lowe Art Museum will host its Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch, sponsored by Stella M. Holmes, followed by a lecture by Eugenio Lopez titled “A Collector’s Art: Highlights from the Jumex Collection.” On view will be an exhibition of more than 130 original numbered prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Varied in content and technique, the collection represents more than 40 years of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s versatile artistic career, and includes works of art that date from as early as 1962 through 2004. The exhibition is being toured in the United States for this first time in more than 15 years. The brunch is free for Art Basel VIP card holders and exhibitors.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-5587 RSVP
LoweRSVP@as.miami.edu

Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art

Sunday, December 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Miami Art Museum and University of Miami, Department of Philosophy, will host the Parodi Lecutre in Philosophy of Art, presenting Martha Buskirk, Professor of art history and criticism at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts. Ms. Buskirk’s talk is titled “Currency, Value, Hype.” Despite the astonishing volume of activity in the realm of contemporary art, the subject itself defies easy categorization. Tangible objects may still have a certain edge in the marketplace, but that is less true in other contexts where programming often centers on ephemeral gestures and their reception. How have recent situation-based works transformed expectations about art? To what degree do these simply draw attention to the larger role of art as a social nexus? Lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following lecture. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-4073
Education@MiamiArtMuseum.org

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New Hotels

The new SLS South Beach is in the foreground. It will feature the spectacular molecular gastronomy The Bazaar at the SLS restaurant, and a Katsuya restaurant, both by SBE in Los Angeles. In the background it looks like that’s the new James Miami Beach hotel, yet another of the dozens of old Miami Beach hotels and motels being elevated into the luxury class.

The James Royal Palm Miami Beach will open in 2012

Restaurants

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Sunset Harbour Shops Miami Beach is now open. Featured is Fresh Market, a 24,000 sq. ft. gourmet food store.

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 Pepperoni, hot peppers, and basil pizza – from the superb Lucali pizzeria in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. One of the new eateries at Sunset Harbour (Photo: Paper Magazine)

Miami Opening: Jelsomino

By Ken Scrudato , October 18, 2012

Jelsomino

“As their Russian party empire spreads across America (a new Mari Vanna will open soon in LA), it’s no surprise Ginza Project invades America’s most unapologetic bastion of decadence. Their glamorous NYC karaoke bar Jelsomino has set up shop in the former Areobar space on Miami’s Collins Avenue. Jelsomino transcends sing-along cheese by planting performers amongst the staff – blurring the experience of contemporary cabaret and the often disconcerting experience of having to listen to your friends try to belt out “Take On Me” after a dozen glasses of bubbly. To emphasize the musical essence, VIP rooms have names like Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison, and there’s a Champagne Supernova house cocktail.” (Blackbook)

Bites /NYTimes

Restaurant Report: Yardbird in Miami Beach, Fla.

Tracey-Ann Jarrett/New York Times photo/ Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach, Fla. is our favorite new restaurant in Miami Beach. The NYTImes wrote about it in April, 2012. The chef is a Top Chef finalist and the food is off the chain!

“>Sweet Tea Brined Southern Ribs tender ribs smothered in housemade BBQ, pickled chilies, southern slaw

sweet tea brined southern ribs

“>Fried Chicken

Llewellyn fried chicken

Pride and Joy (barbeque, bourbon and beer on tap in Miami Wynnwood Arts District)

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NikonMiami.com via Facebook
Pride and Joy opens today.

“Pride and Joy, pit master Myron Mixon’s honky tonk/barbeque restaurant, opens its doors today at 5 p.m. (from Miami New Times/Short Order)
The menu is simple. A selection of meat, cooked low and slow, is offered including St. Louis ribs ($12.95 half rack/$24.95 full rack); baby back ribs ($13.95 half rack/$25.95 full rack); brisket ($12.95 half portion/$$23.95 full portion); pulled pork ($9.95 half portion/$16.95 full portion); barbecue chicken ($9.95 half/$16.95 full); and a sausage platter ($14.95). Traditional southern sides like collard greens, mac ‘n’ cheese, baked beans, and tater salad are available for $3.95 (small) and $6.95 (large). The smoked meats are also available in sandwiches and there are burgers, smoked wings, and southern fried chicken — all at prices that won’t break the bank.
Almost two dozen beers are available on tap ($5 to 9), as well as an extensive bottled beer list ($5 and up), wines by the glass and a good selection of bottles under $30. Pride and Joy is also offering signature cocktails ($12). We’re looking forward to a King’s Drink, a Crown Royal in a large glass with a splash of water (Mixon’s go-to beverage).”

Miami’s Design District

The Design District “is the antimall,” Mr. Robins says. “It brings back the street and neighborhood as a great retail destination.”

Giorgio Armani has opened its third home furnishing store in the U.S. in Miami’s Design District.

Hermes to Open Flagship Store in Design District

French luxury house Hermes is set to open its doors in Miami’s Design District.  The new store boasts 20,000 sq. ft. and offers customers double the space to shop as the brand’s former location at Miami’s Bal Harbour Shops.

President and CEO of HERMES U.S.A. Robert Chavez says the new flagship will include a larger space dedicated to men’s collections and shoes. Fine jewels, watches and home collections, including furniture, will also be included in the new and improved flagship store.

Chavez is confident the move will prompt other luxury brands to make the Design District their home as the Midtown adjacent neighborhood has become one of Miami’s hautest shopping destinations.

Source: WWD


Miami’s Design District. Image courtesy Flickr user Bob B. Brown

MIAMI HERALD

(Miami Design District) developer Craig Robins has confirmed the long-anticipated deal with parent company Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy to bring another 11 brands beyond its namesake company to the burgeoning area on the northern fringes of downtown Miami. They include Christian Dior, Fendi, Bulgari, Pucci, De Beers, Celine and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Robins also officially announced the opening of Cartier, which will be one of 10 Richemont brands opening in the Design District. Other new tenants: Tom Ford, Zegna and Burberry, according to Robins.

Ultra Music Co-Founder to Debut UR1 Festival During Miami’s Art Basel 2012
May 15, 2012   |    By Dan Rys, New Yorkur1

UR1 Music Festival is going to try to shake up the concept of what a festival can be when it debuts this December 8-9 in Miami.

The brain child of Alex Omes and Emi Guerra of GO BIG Productions, the two-day music and arts festival will coincide with the 11th annual Art Basel Miami Beach, a prestigious art show, and will be tapping into the creativity of the weekend to build a limitless event that will freely combine music, art and design with DJs, live music, and performance and visual artists.

“It is time the bar was raised. We are not putting up a stage for fans to stare at, UR1 will be a 4D experience,” said Omes, who also co-founded Ultra Music Festival, in a statement. “We have some of the most creative musicians and artists in the world participating and have given them carte blanche so come up with their “dream” performance.”

UR1 stands for Your Generation Music Festival, and it will be attempting to reach the pinnacle of contemporary artistic expression through its loose parameters.

Additional information, including the festival lineup, will be released this summer.

UR1 Music Festival to Premiere during Art Basel 2012 12/8-9/12

UR1 Music Festival to Premiere during Art Basel 2012
Saturday – Sunday, December 8-9, 11am-12am

Downtown Miami

2 Days of Music & Art coinciding with the world’s largest Art Community Gathering

Alex Omes & Emi Guerra principles of GO BIG Productions and producers of Masquerade Motel Miami, Back In Black and The Surfcomber Pool Parties announce their newest concept the UR1 Festival. Taking place December 8th & 9th 2012 in Downtown Miami during the 11th annual Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. Additional location details and lineup will be announced in phases throughout the Summer.

What makes UR1 different?

UR1’s concept has no genre or design limitation. Where festivals and events have a programming formula that they will not deter from; UR1 will forever be morphing and evolving to adapt to the cutting edge trends of music & art. UR1 is Your Generation Music Festival – contemporary and relevant. Composed of the best DJs, indie and established acts, performance and visual artists.

“It is time the bar was raised. We are not putting up a stage for fans to stare at, UR1 will be a 4D experience. We have some of the most creative musicians and artists in the world participating and have given them carte blanche so come up with their “dream” performance,” says Alex Omes; co-founder Ultra Music Festival.

UR1’s unique capacity to create one of a kind visual atmospheres in its design combined with stellar sound will be unparalleled. It is this integration of notable members of the international art community UR1 that will bring another layer of interaction between the event and the attendee as well cross-pollinating music, art, performance and design for a bespoke once in a lifetime experience.

View the UR1 Announcement Trailer here http://www.youtube.com/UR1Festival

For More Information on UR1 Festival visit its Official site & networks below.
http://www.UR1Festival.com
http://www.fb.com/UR1Festival
http://www.twitter.com/UR1Festival
http://www.youtube.com/UR1Festiva

Major Bill Viola Exhibition Making Only U.S. Stop at MoCA Miami, Opening During Basel

 Bill Viola

The major Bill Viola solo show “Bill Viola: Liber Insualrum,” which was organized by Sala de Arte Contemporaneo del Gobierno de Canarias in Tenerife, will have its only presentation in the U.S. at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, where it will open in December during Art Basel Miami Beach.

The exhibition was inspired by the Florentine ecclesiastic Cristoforo Buondelmonti’s 15th century document “The Book of Islands of the Archipelago,” and “will explore themes of spiritual isolation in a transforming global landscape,” according to an exhibition announcement. Appropriately, the show includes one of the best-known of Viola’s hypnotic super-slow-motion high-definition videos, “The Crossing,” which features a single human figure move across several screens before being inundated with fire and water.

Viola’s early work was recently featured in a solo show at the Georgia Museum of Art in Atlanta that closed in February, and in 2010 he had a solo show at the Saint Louis Art Museum. But this will mark the video artist’s first major retrospective in his home country since the Whitney organized “Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey” in 1997, which subsequently traveled to LACMA, SFMOMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, and Frankfurt’s Museum für Moderne Kunst. “Bill Viola: Liber Insualrum” will open December 5 at MoCA North Miami and continue through March 10, 2013.

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  2. Miami was founded on the fun-above-all principle of nightclubs, and the idea that the august Swiss art fair would pick the city as its sole satellite has a certain loopy logic. Despite the fair’s focus on edgy contemporary art, Basel itself was (and remains) the polite embodiment of old-line Europe, with Miami the tropical frontier–and the ideal blank canvas.

  3. The fair began in 2005 as an experimental project to bring west coast galleries and artists to Miami during Art Basel week, and quickly established it’s reputation as one of the best hotel art fairs in the US.

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  5. “Seven in Wynwood is definitely on the map,” said Magda Sawon of Postmasters Gallery to Gallerist, confirming that the mini art fair involving just seven galleries is indeed happening this year during Art Basel Miami Beach.

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