Must-See Art Guide: Miami

This week's guide includes Andy Warhol, Shen Wei, and Manolo Yllera.


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Daniel Arsham, installation view, "Welcome to the Future" (2014). Courtesy of the artist and
Nevet Yitzhak. Courtesy of The Screening Room.
RONE. Courtesy of ART | History.
Photo by Logan Hicks.
Kris Knight, The Flying Monkey (2014). Courtesy of Spinello Projects.
Brandon Opalka, Janigans. Courtesy of Emerson Dorsch.
Meyer Vaisman, Ars Brevis, Vita Longa (2014). Courtesy of KaBe Contemporary.
Manolo Yllera, Peter Marino's Double Portrait (2013), detail. Courtesy of Manolo Yllera. Artwork in Background ©Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All Rights Reserved / Dacs, London / Ars, NY 2014.
Andy Warhol, Queen Elizabeth (unique) (1985). Courtesy of Adamar Fine Arts.
Shen Wei. Courtesy of the MDC Museum of Art + Design.
Milton Becerra, Hexagono 3D II azul ultramar (2014). Courtesy of Art Nouveau Gallery.
Jacob El Hanani, The Hebrew Barbed-Wire. Courtesy of Sammer Gallery Miami.

Things are heating up in Florida, as the art world descends on Miami Beach for Art Basel, Art Miami, and the half dozen other art fairs and events taking place in and around the renowned Wynwood Art District. Though art fair hopping is sure to keep most collectors very busy, there is plenty going on in the city for when you need a break from the crowds. For an alternative to the gallery scene, there are a number of pop-up shows taking place during the week. “Smell The Magic,” presented by Spinello Projects, features Toronto-based artist Kris Knight, whose paintings address issues of identity, sexuality, and the future of gender politics. Also popping up is the Mural Project at the long-abandoned Miami Marine Stadium. With graffiti covering nearly every surface, this public installation pays tribute to the street artists who have transformed the site into an open-air gallery. For the amateur archaeologists, Daniel Arsham’s “Welcome to the Future” at Locust Projects is a major site-specific installation, which transforms the gallery into an excavation site filled with blackberries, VHS tapes, and other relics of 20th-century media. For a dose of popular culture, don’t miss Andy Warhol at Adamar Fine Arts. The show, “Sight Unseen,” highlights the development of Warhol’s silkscreen process, and features a number of never-before-seen works alongside iconic images.

With expectations running high for this art fair season, Miami does not disappoint.


Exhibition: Welcome to the Future

When: November 15, 2014–January 2015 (Reception for the artists: Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.–10 p.m.)

Where: Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL


Exhibition: Warcraft

When: November 30, 2014–February 5, 2015

Where: The Screening Room, 2626 NW Second Avenue, Miami, FL


Exhibition: Miami Marine Stadium Mural Project

When: December 1–7, 2014

Where: 5 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL


Exhibition: Smell The Magic

When: December 1–15, 2014

Where: Spinello Projects Pop-Up, Miami Design District, 95 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL


Exhibition: Back on Earth

When: December 1, 2014–January 31, 2015

Where: Emerson Dorsch, 151 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL


Exhibition: Meyer Vaisman

When: December 1, 2014–February 25, 2015

Where: KaBe Contemporary, 223 NW 26 Street, Miami, FL


Exhibition: One Way: Peter Marino

When: December 4, 2014–May 3, 2015

Where: Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL


Exhibition: Andy Warhol: Seen and Unseen

When: December 4, 2014–January 31, 2015

Where: Adamar Fine Arts, Miami Design District, 4141 NE Second Avenue, Suite 107, Miami, FL


Exhibition: Shen Wei – In Black, White and Gray

When: December 5, 2014–February 1, 2015

Where: Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL


Exhibition:Milton Becerra: Wale’kerü. Líneas de luz

When: December 5, 2014–February 7, 2015

Where: Art Nouveau Gallery, 348 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL


Exhibition:Jacob el Hanani: The Art of the Line

When: December 6, 2014–February 15, 2015

Where: Sammer Gallery Miami, 125 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL


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