Today, we take you to meet three globally engaged, Miami-based contemporary art experts. Ombretta Agró Andruff, Tami Katz-Freiman and Kathryn Mikesell are here to help you navigate the city and enjoy the intense burst of international art that transfigures the cultural landscape every December, for Miami Art Week.
Animating Miami and Miami Beach, the event brings together local and international art worlds. This is not only an opportunity for globally active galleries to present the best work of artists they represent. Miami art spaces, museums, community initiatives, individual artists and designers and collectives all rise to the occasion, too, to show their creative force.
Diverse participants have diverse agendas. Whether you’re a collector, a curator, a creator, or an aficionado, focus on your passion—what would you like to discover?
- Plan your itinerary to focus on one art corridor— either the mainland or the beach
- Use the map guides offered at the venues you visit, mark your map – where you want to go and where you’ve been
- Take water and snacks; wear comfortable shoes
- Do your homework, but be willing to improvise — follow your intuition!
Of Special Interest in 2019
BEFORE THE FAIRS: Dec 1, Miami—Progressive Brunch with local galleries | Dec 2, Miami Beach—Faena Festival
Dec 3-8 ART FAIRS Recommended: Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, UNTITLED, NADA, PINTA and PRIZM
EXHIBITIONS—Openings: The new Rubell Museum and El Espacio 23 in the Allapattah district | Teresita Fernandez at Pérez Art Museum Miami | Yayoi Kusama and Sterling Ruby at the Institute of Contemporary Art | Haegue Yang, Mickelene Thomas and Lara Favaretto, at the Bass Museum | Cecilia Vicuña at North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art
PUBLIC ART on Miami Beach—Collins Park, Lummus Park, on the beach and at the Convention Center
Feature photo: Leandro Erlich creates a traffic jam on Miami Beach, Art Week 2019
Related Links: Art Basel Miami Beach, Rubell Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, The Bass Museum, El Espacio 23, Design Miami, PINTA Miami, PRIZM Art Fair, UNTITLED ART Miami Beach
About Our Experts:
From Italy, Ombretta Agró-Andruff, is an independent curator and founder of ARTSail residency and research initiative. The program connects artists and scientists to address the climate change specific to South Florida through creative projects. From Israel, independent curator, art historian and critic Tami Katz-Freiman remembers Miami before Art Basel. Katz-Freiman curated the Israeli Pavilion in the 57th Venice Art Biennale. From the U.S., Kathryn Mikesell is co-founder and executive director of Fountainhead Residencies and Studios. The Residency offers artists from around the world a shared creative space and an introduction to Miami’s art scene.