Take a Tour of Miami’s Private Collections During Art Basel

Get ready to call an Uber and cruise around Miami.

Albert Oehlen, / 36 (2013). Courtesy De La Cruz Collection.

The carnival that is Art Basel in Miami Beach is hardly just one fair; the most prominent collectors in the area also open up their exhibition spaces to the public to show off their latest acquisitions, organized into special exhibitions.

Read on to find out what Miami’s top private collections will show when the crowds arrive next week.

Karlo Andrei Ibarra, <i>No Politics</I> (2011). Photo Orial Torridas, courtesy Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection.

Karlo Andrei Ibarra, No Politics (2011). Photo Orial Torridas, courtesy Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection.

CIFO: Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
“Toda percepción es una interpretación: You are part of it” features works by a host of international artists from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO Collections, arranged around ideas concerning “toys, actions, game inventors and players,” all drawing on Charles Baudelaire’s ideas about how children relate to the objects of playtime. On the roster are dozens of artists, hailing from all over the Americas, including Paulo Bruscky, Luis Camnitzer, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, Marta Minujín, and Mira Schendel.

1018 North Miami Avenue. Open to the public November 30—December 4, times vary.


De La Cruz Collection
“Progressive Praxis” rounds up a bevy of artists of younger and older generations, from Mark Bradford and Rachel Harrison to Arturo Herrera and Glenn Ligon. The show promises “a critical understanding of our shifting visual culture,” and offers new works by artists like Joe Bradley and Isa Genzken as well as a new site-specific installation by Walead Beshty.

23 NE 41st Street. Open to the public. Hours during Art Basel Miami Beach: November 29th–December 3rd, 9 AM–3 PM.

Jannis Kounellis, <i>Untitled</i> (1993). Courtesy the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (1993). Courtesy the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

The Margulies Collection
The featured exhibition at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a survey of the paintings of Greek-born artist Jannis Kounellis spanning nearly three decades, from 1983 to 2012. A massive installation of work by Anselm Kiefer was underway at press time.

591 NW 27th Street. Admission requires a $10 donation to Lotus Village Homeless Shelter.

Craig Robins Collection
Robbins’s holdings include works by John Baldessari, Nicole Eisenman, and Urs Fischer, as well as postwar to contemporary design.

3841 NE 2nd Avenue, open December 1–2 from 9 AM onwards, Art Basel VIP card required.

Paulo Nazareth, <i>Untitled from the For Sale Series</i> (2011). Courtesy Rubell Family Collection.

Paulo Nazareth, Untitled from the For Sale Series (2011). Courtesy Rubell Family Collection.

Rubell Family Collection
The Rubells offer a trio of shows worth seeing this month.

“High Anxiety: New Acquisitions” looks at artists’ responses to hot-button social and political concerns, including figures like Simon Denny, Hito Steyerl, and Jordan Wolfson.

“New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists” includes examples by artists such as Sonia Gomes, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, and Eli Sudbrack. Organized by the Getty Research Institute will be “Video Art in Latin America: Selections from Brazil,” looking at decades’ worth of output in that boundary-breaking medium.

95 NW 29th Street. Open to the public November 30–December 4, 9 AM–6 PM.

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