Everything You Need to Know About All 24 Art Fairs at Art Basel in Miami Beach
It's going to be a very long week.
From Wynwood to North Beach, here’s our round-up of the many, many art fairs taking place during Miami Art Week.
Get ready, because there’s basically no end to the art you can see the first week of December.
1. Art Basel in Miami Beach (see last year’s report)
Provided there are no complications due to rumored construction delays on planned renovations to the Miami Beach Convention Center, the biggest art fair in the country will present an international contingent of 269 galleries this December. Expect a mix of over 4,000 modern, contemporary, and emerging artists.
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
December 1–4, 2016. Private view November 30, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
$50 one-day pass
2. Art Miami (see last year’s report)
Art Basel may have the biggest name, but Art Miami, now in its 27th edition, has been in the game the longest. Plus, Art Miami and its two sister fairs, CONTEXT and Aqua, will feature a whopping 272 galleries altogether.
Among the bold-faced names on view will be Academy Award winner Adrien Brody at New York’s Benrimon Projects.
3101 NE 1st Avenue, Wynwood, Miami
November 29–December 4, 2016. VIP preview November 29, 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
$45 one-day pass, $90 run-of-show with admission to CONTEXT and Aqua
3. NADA Miami Beach (see last year’s report)
For its 14th edition, NADA returns to its old digs at the Deauville Beach Resort in North Beach after its 2015 run at the more centrally-located Fontainebleau Miami Beach. With 45 new exhibitors on deck, nearly half of the roster at this critically-acclaimed fair will be showing for the first time.
Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave, North Beach
December 1–4, 2016, Preview December 1, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
$20 one-day pass, $40 run-of-show
4. Untitled, Miami Beach (see last year’s report)
For its fifth edition, Untitled will return to its tent on the Miami Beach waterfront with 129 dealers, its most ever. The Untitled Jungle Lounge will feature collaged photographs by Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Gordon, while Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu will run a surf shop, with a shower stall for fairgoers to rinse off after a dip in the sea.
In keeping with the fair’s mission of incorporating architecture, SiTE:Lab’s Paul Amenta, artist Alois Kronschlaeger, and architect Ted Lott of Lott3Metz Architecture are building an observation deck, Elevated Structure, which will offer a stunning view of the fair as well as hosting programming, which will broadcast on UNTITLED Radio.
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
November 30–December 4, 2016. VIP preview November 29 from 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
$30 one-day pass
5. PULSE Miami Beach (see last year’s report)
A total of 74 galleries will be on hand for PULSE’s third beachfront edition. A project from digital artist Anne Spalter, the fair’s first PROJECTS special commission will greet visitors at the tent. The sculptures, covered with abstracted images taken during last year’s Miami Art Week, become animated, and are joined by other floating Miami Marbles when viewed through a special app.
Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue
December 1–4, 2016. VIP preview and brunch December 1, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Young Collectors Cocktails 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
$25 one-day pass, $40 run-of-show
6. SCOPE Miami Beach (see last year’s report)
SCOPE’s 125 exhibitors hail from 22 countries and 57 cities for the fair’s 16th year. Using an app from Outer Spaces AR, visitors can experience a 30-foot-tall virtual sphere, SCOPE’s first experiment with augmented reality.
801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
November 29–December 4, 2016. VIP preview November 29, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
$35 one-day pass, $100 run-of-show for two
7. X Contemporary (see last year’s review)
There’s been a bit of a shake-up at X Contemporary for the fair’s second year—Matthew Eck, formerly of the now-defunct SELECT art fair, is out, and Crystal Curtis, who served as producing director in 2015, is taking over. The 35 exhibitors will include galleries, private dealers, and independent curators.
Don’t miss the Michael Klein-curated “The Women Who Made Modern Art Modern” and “Neptune’s Place: Early Works by Jean-Michel Basquiat” from the Bishop Gallery of Brooklyn, among other highlights.
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, November 30–December 4, 2016
VIP preview December 1, 5:00 p.m.–10 p.m.
8. SATELLITE Art Show
For its second year, SATELLITE, the brainchild of former SELECT founder Brian Whiteley, creator of the infamous Donald Trump tombstone, is taking the party to a central location next door to Aqua. (Its former venue, the Deauville Beach Resort, is once again hosting NADA.)
Rather than the typical art fair booth approach, SATELLITE will feature “concept-driven” rooms and an afters-hour penthouse presented by the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Artist duo Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw will be on hand with an intriguing performance art installation in the form of a 3,000-gallon cereal bowl.
The Parisian, 1510 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
December 1–4, 2016. VIP preview December 1, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
9. Design Miami (see last year’s report)
Each year, Design Miami commissions an architect to design the entry pavilion as the winner of Design Miami/Visionary Award. The 2016 project, Flotsam & Jetsam, comes from SHoP Architects, is being touted as the largest 3-D printed object in the world, and is inspired by the shape of a jellyfish.
The fair will feature 35 dealers from Europe, Africa, and North and South America. Interspersed with the exhibitor booths will be “cabinets of curiosity” from the two-year-old Curio sector.
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach, November 30–December 4, 2016.
VIP preview November 29, 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
$25 one-day pass, $60 combined one-day pass with Art Basel in Miami Beach
10. CONTEXT Art Miami (see last year’s report)
The growing sister fair to Art Miami, CONTEXT, founded in 2012, is moving just one block over into a larger space for 2016. next door. Once again, the fair will put a focus on sound art with the 12 listening stations in its “Sound Positions” section. Other highlights will include a sculpture garden.
Green Space at 36th Street (between NE 1st Avenue and Buena Vista Boulevard) in Midtown, Miami
November 29–December 4, 2016, VIP preview November 29, 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
$45 one-day pass, $90 multi-day pass with admission to Art Miami and Aqua
This year, Aqua has partnered with the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit aimed at aiding the business women art dealers. AWAD founder Susan Mumford will moderate a panel on December 2 titled “Unconscious Bias and the Art World.”
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
November 30–December 4, 2016, VIP preview November 30, 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
$20 one day pass, $90 multi-day pass with admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT
12. INK Miami Art Fair
For the 11th straight year, the International Fine Print Dealers Association brings modern and contemporary works on paper to Miami. The 11 exhibitors include New York’s Susan Teller Gallery and Wildwood Press of Chesterfield, Missouri.
Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue, South Beach
November 30–December 4, 2016
13. Superfine! The Fairest Fair
After an inaugural edition in Little Haiti’s Little River, Superfine! is moving to Wynwood, where it will be neighbors with Art Miami. Last year’s outing was an odd mix of commercial boutique design and fashion companies, but Superfine! is promising the “rebirth of the modern art fair” for this go-around.
The opening party will feature a performance by Patrick and the Swayzees in their fair’s back garden, home to a new environmental installation from Nice’N Easy and Squatterpopup, an audio-visual work by artist Jen Clay housed in a 1973 Shasta camper. Programming includes panels such as “An Artist Who Happens to be (Queer),” “Miami: Art City of the Future?,” and “Sorry, I’m Not a Collector.”
56 Northeast 29th Street, Miami
December 1–4, 2016, VIP preview December 1, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; followed by Media Mojito Hour, 12:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; Miami Lawn Society Party, 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.; and public hours, 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
$7.77 one-day pass, $33.33 run-of-show
14. Miami Project
Art Market Productions has a smaller footprint in Miami this year, with the cancellation of Art on Paper and the end of its partnership with SATELLITE, but Miami Project is promising a “unique, must-see experience” in a “high-touch environment” just steps from NADA.
6625 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, North Beach
December 1–4, 2016, VIP preview December 1, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
$20 one-day pass, $35 run-of-show
15. PINTA miami
Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese art take center stage at this Ibero-American-focused fair, now in its tenth year. Expect standout works from the abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic, and conceptual art movements.
Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd Street, Miami
November 30–December 4, 2016; invitation only opening, November 29, 6:45 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Admission by optional donation
16. Fridge Art Fair
This tongue-in-cheek fair (the name is a play on Frieze) is returning in mini form for its fourth Miami edition, held in the Underground Gallery at the Betsy Hotel. With a Sunday night opening, Fridge is angling to be the first big event of Miami Art Week.
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
November 27–December 6, 2016, VIP preview November 27, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.; grand gala December 3, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
$10 one-day pass (suggested donation)
17. SPECTRUM miami
In between Downtown Miami and Wynwood, SPECTRUM calls the so-called Arts and Entertainment District home, and will feature the theme “[ELEVATE]: Heightening your senses at the hub of the art world.” SPECTRUM also is also home to the fair-within-a-fair ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair, which will have a special photography project titled “Photo Lab International.”
1700 NE 2nd Ave., Arts & Entertainment District, Miami
November 30–December 4, 2016. VIP preview December 2, 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
$25 one-day pass, $75 run-of-show (both with advance purchase)
18. The New Red Dot Art Fair
Red Dot, a juried art show which shares its location with SPECTRUM and ArtSpot, has added “the new” to its name for its tenth edition. The fair features 500 contemporary artists from up-and-coming galleries.
1700 NE 2nd Ave., Arts & Entertainment District, Miami
November 30–December 4, 2016, VIP Preview November 30, 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
$25 one-day pass, $75 run-of-show
19. Miami River Art Fair
Enters its fifth year, the Miami River Fair brings monumental sculptures from Italy, France, Cuba, Colombia, Korea, Spain and a special presentation from to its Mexico River Walk Sculpture Walk, in addition to a more traditional contingent of booths at the downtown convention center.
Miami Convention Center 400 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami
December 1–4, 2016. Black tie vernissage, December 1, 6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
$20 one-day pass, but complimentary admission available online
20. Art Concept
Next Level Fairs, which also runs Art Palm Beach and Art Boca Raton, is debuting a new “waterfront fair in the round” focused on modern and contemporary art. New Jersey’s Gary Lichentenstein Editions, among over 50 participating exhibitors, will present special exhibition of artworks by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier.
A “Rediscovery” sector spotlights under-appreciated or forgotten artists from the mid-t0-late 20th-century. Other focuses include “New Trends” and “Sculpture and Urban Art,” scattered across the adjacent 9 acres of Bayfront Park.
301 Biscayne Blvd at Chopin Plaza, Miami
November 30–December 4, 2016
$15 one-day pass, $30 run-of-show
21. PRIZM Art Fair
This four-year-old-fair stands apart in at least one aspect: rather than closing up shop after a few days, PRIZM runs for two weeks, bringing the work the work of over 40 African and African diaspora artists to Miami.
7230 NW Miami Court, Miami
November 29–December 11, 2016. Press preview November 29, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
$15 one-day pass, $50 run-of-show
22. CONCEPTION ART FAIR
Billing itself as Miami Art Week’s first exclusively women-owned and -produced fair, CONCEPTION, now in its second edition, is the brainchild of curator Rachel Wilkins, and lawyer Jennifer M. Blum. Expect a focus on art from women and minority artists that promotes social and political change.
31 NW 23rd St, Miami
December 1–4, 2016
23. Technique Art Fair
Representational work, with a focus on narrative realism, photorealistic portraiture and surrealism, is the name of the game at this new, boutique, juried fair. Founder Stacy Conde, of Coral Gables’s Conde Contemporary gallery on Miracle Mile, looks to put the focus on artistic technique.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
November 29–December 4, 2016
$15 one-day pass, $65 run-of-show
24. Art Beat Miami Art Fair
Head to Little Haiti for a Haitian-inspired selection of art, cultural, exchange, food, and music curated by Pulitzer Prize winning Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste and Little Haiti Cultural Complex curator-in-residence Marie Vickles. Art Beat is now in its third year, and will feature live performances and plenty of Carribean flair.
Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE 2nd Avenue, Little Haiti, Miami
November 30–December 4, 2016
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