Must-See Art Guide: Miami

This week’s guide features Lucio Fontana, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Rauschenberg, and more.

Allison Zuckerman, Woman at her Toilette (2017). Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection.

Miami’s art week opens just in time to nip that seasonal affective disorder in the bud. Galleries all across North America, Europe, and Asia flock to the sun-drenched city December 5–10 to make their statement on what is now and necessary about art in this moment, with Pulse, Art Miami, and Scope providing them with a platform. To mix up the booth-to-booth shuffle, we’ve highlighted brick-and-mortar mainstays of the city with coinciding exhibitions.

American-Venezuelan artist Israel Guevara works within the tradition of Latin American geometric abstraction and Op Art to create colorful, compositionally complex paintings on view at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries. If you’re more a fan of the figural, Sirona Fine Art’s exhibition of new work exclusively by Hollis Dunlap is not to be missed. With Dunlap’s modern sensibilities of space and brushstroke, and his intensive studies of such Old Masters as Caravaggio and Vermeer, his latest paintings have taken on a dynamic new dimension with respect to coloration. Miami is a unique venue to collect works by some of the biggest names in 20th- and 21st-century art, with Gary Nader Fine Art, Robert Fontaine Gallery, and Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art exhibiting their impressive holdings of Lucio Fontana, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and many more.

To round out this week’s list, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is opening its new permanent home on December 1 with an inaugural show exploring artists’ relationships to their studios. Meanwhile, artist-in-residence at the Rubell Family Collection Allison Zuckerman presents a playful set of paintings and sculpture hybridizing historical paintings and internet culture, condensing the comic and the critical.

Browse artnet’s complete list of picks below.


Exhibition: “Allison Zuckerman: Stranger in Paradise”
When: December 6, 2017–August 25, 2018
Where: Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL

Stefano Ogliari Badessi, “Chinese Dream.” Courtesy of The Directed Art Modern.

Exhibition: “Chinese Dream”
When: December 4–December 5, 2017
Where: The Directed Art Modern takes over the 40th floor and rooftop of EAST, Miami Hotel at 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL


Ibrahim Mahama Non-Orientable Nkansa (2017). Courtesy of White Cube.

Exhibition: Ibrahim Mahama
When: December 5–December 10, 2017
Where: Off-site project by White Cube in the Miami Design District, 3802 NE First Avenue, Miami, FL

Israel Guevara, “Color + Geometry” installation view (2017). Courtesy of ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries.

Exhibition: “Israel Guevara: Color + Geometry”
When: November 3, 2017–March 31, 2018
Where: ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, 169 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables/Miami, FL

Fernando Botero, LE DÉJEUNER SUR L’HERBE. Courtesy of Gary Nadar.

Exhibition: “Master’s New Acquisitions”
When: December 5, 2017–February 28, 2018
Where: Gary Nader, 62 NE 27th Street, Miami, FL

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled #3, from Leonardo Suite (1983). Courtesy of Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art.

Exhibition: Collection
When: Ongoing
Where: Gregg Shienbaum, 2239 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Markus Klinko, Meditation (2001). Courtesy of Markowicz Fine Art.

Exhibition: Collection
When: Ongoing
Where: Markowicz Fine Art, 110 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL

Robert Rauschenberg, OPAL GOSPEL (1971). Courtesy of Robert Fontaine Gallery.

Exhibition: Collection
When: Ongoing
Where: Robert Fontaine, 1655 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Hollis Dunlap, Pink and Blue Nude. Courtesy of Sirona Fine Art.

Exhibition: “Hollis Dunlap: New Works”
When: December 9, 2017–February 9, 2018
Where: Sirona Fine Art, 600 Silks Run, #1240, Hallandale, FL

Carlos Estévez, La Ultima Ficha del Domino (2004). Courtesy of Tresart.

Exhibition: Collection
When: Ongoing
Tresart, 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Bay #2, Miami, FL

Christina Quarles, “Baby, I Want You To Know All Tha Folks I Am,” (2017). Courtesy of David Castillo Gallery.

Exhibition: “Baby, I Want Yew To Know All Tha Folks I Am”
December 5, 2017–January 31, 2018
David Castillo Gallery, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 300, Miami Beach, FL

Carolee Schneemann, Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for the Camera (1963–1973). Courtesy of ICA, Miami.

Exhibition: “The Everywhere Studio”
December 1, 2017–February 26, 2018
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL

Ugo Rondinone, “Good Evening Beautiful Blue” installation view (2017). Courtesy of The Bass Museum of Art.

Exhibition: “Pascale Marthine Tayou: Beautiful” and “Ugo Rondinone: Good Evening Beautiful Blue”
When: December 6, 2017–August 25, 2018
Where: The Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

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