Here we go! Our TOP 20 LIST for Miami Art Week 2019 begins with episodes to whet your appetite for this December’s feast of international art.
So much to see, so many places to go! Click HERE to find out how to get around. You’ll find info re: FREE trolleys and shuttles.
Sun, Dec 1, 11am – 4pm: Progressive Art Brunch, Miami. FREE. Galleries in the Performing Arts, Little Haiti and Little River Arts Districts offer an intimate look at exhibitions on view.
Dec 2-8: Faena Festival —The Last Supper, FREE. Faena Hotel, Forum and beachfront, 3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Seminal works, new commissions, installations, videos, and performances elaborate upon shared experiences of food and spirituality, abundance and sacrifice, indulgence and abstinence, sex and death, archetypal symbolism and contemporary aesthetics.
Bass Museum, Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights, Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty, Lara Favretto, Blind Spot, 2100 Collins Avenue.
Teresita Fernández: Elemental, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. The exhibition tells the story of a creator who reflects and challenges perceptions of the natural world and the U.S. social order, and asks viewers to contemplate their roles within those spaces.
Where the Oceans Meet, Museum of Art and Design, Miami Dade College, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. Participating artists grapple with urgent transcultural issues: diaspora, race, gender, memory, history, ritual, violence, and hospitality.
Trenton Doyle Hancock, Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue. The artist invites you into a mythological world inspired by comic books, toys, animation, horror films, and his childhood imagination.
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 NE 125th St, North Miami. The first major U.S. solo exhibition of this influential Chilean-born artist traces her work with discarded and displaced materials, peoples, and landscapes in a time of global climate change.
NEW ART VENUES in Allapattah
El Espacio 23, NW 23rd St. Developer/collector TALK, Tue Dec 3, Jorge Pérez opens a new space with the exhibition Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest.
Spinello Projects, 2930 NW 7th Ave, Miami. This Miami-based contemporary art program is a gallery, and an innovative platform for nomadic site-specific and curatorial projects. On view: Grounded.
Bonnier Gallery, 3408 NW 7th Ave, Miami. DEC 7 BLOCK PARTY. This gallery shows post war and contemporary art. On view: Norman Reedus, Portraits from the Woods.
ART FAIRS, Dec 5-8
Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, Convention Center Drive, btwn 18th and 19th Sts. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art and emerging stars.
Design Miami/, Convention Center Drive. This global forum for design brings together influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world.
UNTITLED, ART, Ocean Drive at 12th St. A creative model, this fair’s team curates a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations inside an architecturally designed venue.
NADA, Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Ave. This art fair aims to explore new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.”
PINTA Miami, Mana Wynwood,. Different projects with international curators are showcased in a Latin American art fair with a global perspective.
PRIZM, Alfred DuPont Building, 169 E. Flagler St., expand the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from Africa, the African diaspora and emerging markets, who reflect global trends in contemporary art.
Public Art : 4-8 December FREE
Collins Park, Collins St. btwn 21st and 2nd St., Miami Beach : Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires presents Disruptions, large-scale sculptures by Argentine artists | Audemars Piguet presents Norwegian artist Jana Winderen’s The Art of Listening: Under Water, an immersive sound installation inside the Collins Park Rotunda. Wed 10am – 10pm, Thu/Fri 10am – 8pm; Sat 10am – 7pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
Lummus Park, Ocean Drive btwn 10th and 14th St., Miami Beach: UNTITLED Art Fair presents It is not down on any map; true places never are, by Miami-based artists Antonia Wright and Ruben Milares. Misael Soto, AKA City of Miami Beach Department of Reflection, presents Reflecting Pools at the entrance to UNTITLED, Art.
Beach @ the end of Lincoln Road, Leandro Ehrlich, Order of Importance.
Top Feature Image: Elmgreen and Dragset, Bent Pool, rendering. Now on view outside the entrance to the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Public Art Image: Left: Ugo Rondinone, Miami Mountain. Right: Marcela Sinclair, Art Cities Buenos Aires exhibition, Collins Park, Miami Beach.