11 Must-See Museum Shows During Art Basel Miami Beach, From a Didier William Retrospective to the First U.S. Exhibition of Michel Majerus

There's even more art to see beyond the fairs.

Kathia St. Hilaire, LEGBA (2020). Courtesy of the Weissman Family Collection. © Kathia St. Hilaire.

Art week in Miami is always a scene, with collectors, artists, and gallerists descending on the city for a few days. But, there is a wealth of art to see beyond the tents. Here are 11 institutional shows you don’t want to miss.

 

1. “Leandro Erlich: Liminal” at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Leandro Erlich, <i>Swimming Pool</i> (1999). Installation view: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2004. Photo: © Noriko Inomoto.

Leandro Erlich, Swimming Pool (1999). Installation view: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2004. Photo: © Noriko Inomoto.

PAMM is located at 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.

 

2. “Alexandre Diop: 2022 Artist-in-Residence” at the Rubell Museum

Alexandre Diop, <i>Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame be (tohim) who thinks evil of it)</i>, (2022). Courtesy of the Rubell Museum.

Alexandre Diop, Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame be (tohim) who thinks evil of it) (2022). Courtesy of the Rubell Museum.

It’s no secret that Don and Mera Rubell have the Midas touch. The residency program at the couple’s Miami-based museum is a serious coup for any young artist, and it’s no exception for Alexandre Diop. The Senegalese-Franco artist uses everyday found materials in the spirit of Arte Povera to lend his portraits a textural complexity.

The Rubell Museum is located at 1100 NW 23 Street, Miami.

 

3. “In the Mind’s Eye: Landscapes of Cuba” at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

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This wide-ranging exhibition examines how both U.S. and Cuban artists engaged with the landscape of Cuba, and reflected its social, economic, political, and ideological shifts in their artwork. Works by contemporary artists such as María Magdalena Campos Pons and Juana Valdés are shown alongside those by American artists including Winslow Homer and William Glackens.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University is located at 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami.

 

4. “Didier William: Nou Kite Tout Sa Dèyè” at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Didier William, Mosaic Pool, Miami (2021). Courtesy of the artist and MOCA North Miami.

MOCA North Miami is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami.

 

5. “Flesh & Water” at the Haitian Heritage Museum

A work by Markenzy Julius Cesar in "Flesh & Water." Courtesy of the Haitian Heritage Museum.

A work by Markenzy Julius Cesar in “Flesh & Water.” Courtesy of the Haitian Heritage Museum.

6. “Together, at the Same Time” at the De la Cruz Collection

Installation view, "Together, at the Same Time" at the De la Cruz Collection.

Installation view, “Together, at the Same Time” at the De la Cruz Collection.

7. “You Know Who You Are” at El Espacio 23

Raúl Cordero, You Know Who You Are And You Know What You Want. Courtesy of the artist and El Espacio 23.

This show presents recently acquired Cuban art from the collection of PAMM founder Jorge M. Pérez. El Espacio 23 is Perez’s contemporary art space, located within a repurposed 28,000-square-foot warehouse in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood.

El Espacio 23–Jorge M. Pérez Collection is located at 2270 Northwest 23rd Street, Allapattah, Miami.

 

8. “The Bitter Years Photography: Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans” at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

Walker Evans, Detail of Roadside Advertisement for The Back Porch Restaurant, Destin, Florida. August 6, 1974 (1974). Courtesy of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse.

9. “Kathia St. Hilaire: Immaterial Being” at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Kathia St. Hilaire, Eclaircisant Lait (2020).Courtesy of Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Miami. © Kathia St. Hilaire.

In South Florida native Kathia St. Hilaire’s first solo museum exhibition, intricately woven pieces of linoleum panels provide the physical canvas for detailed images of daily family and spiritual life, created using the colors and textures of Haitian iconography.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is located at 1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.

 

10. “Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective” at the Jewish Museum of Florida

Courtesy of Bonnie Lautenberg.

A work included in “Lady Liberty.” Courtesy of Bonnie Lautenberg.

This career retrospective features more than 20 conceptual and politically charged artworks created by Lautenberg, including photographs the artist shot in Antarctica, Cuba, and New York. Earlier this year, she was appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts by the White House.

Jewish Museum of Florida is located at 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.

 

11. “Michel Majerus: Progressive Aesthetics” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

Michel Majerus, yet sometimes what is read successfully, stops us with its meaning no. I (1998). © Michel Majerus Estate, 2022. Private Collection. Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin. Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin.


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