Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition
Preview of Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition
November 29 at 7 p.m.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Mandarin Oriental, Miami will show a unique exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art in conjunction with Art Miami, the city’s premier anchor art fair held November 30 through December 5. Curated by Brian Dursum, Director and Curator of UM’s Lowe Art Museum, the hotel exhibition will feature work from some of China’s most exciting contemporary artists. As Art Miami’s official hotel sponsor, Mandarin Oriental, Miami will host an exclusive preview in the hotel’s atrium lobby to benefit The Lotus House Women’s Shelter, offering sanctuary for homeless women and infants most in need. The exhibition will be on view November 30 through December 5.
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
moca & vanity Fair International Party
Tuesday, November 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Join the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Vanity Fair International to kick off Art Basel Miami Beach and to celebrate the opening of “Bruce Weber: Haiti / Little Haiti,” an exhibition of photographs of Miami’s Haitian community by celebrated photographer Bruce Weber taken from 2008 to 2010. Open to all MOCA members, North Miami residents and city employees, and Art Basel VIP cardholders and exhibitors. $25 admission for all others.
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami
SCOPE art fair
Tuesday – Sunday, November 30 – December 5
SCOPE Art Fair has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world. Returning to Miami for its 10th year, SCOPE Miami’s 80,000 square foot concrete foundation is next to Art Asia and across the street from Art Miami. This year’s fair will present 85 international galleries upholding SCOPE’s unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. The experience will expand this year in partnership with cultural organizations to feature film, music, installation and performance. The fair opens to Press and VIP’s on Tuesday (3 – 9 p.m.) with a FirstView benefit; Wednesday (11 – 6); Thursday-Saturday (11 – 7); Sunday (11 – 6). Admission is $20; students $10.
3011 North Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District
Opening Receptions for Miguel Paredes
Wednesday & Thursday, December 1 & 2from 8 to 11 p.m.
Artist Miguel Paredes, notable pop and multi-media artist, sculptor and urban realist, will launch his most recent artistic endeavor in partnership with the National Hotel in the heart of South Beach. It’s Paredes’ largest exhibition to date with his multi-colored and vibrant works covering the hotel’s outdoor façade as well as its indoor walls and chic pool garden area. The VIP reception is Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m., and the exhibition will be open to the public December 2 through 5. In Paredes’ solo gallery space in Wynwood, the artist will host an Art Basel launch event on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m., and the gallery will remain open to the public through Art Basel. At both spaces the artist will unveil select pieces from his new series Elements of an Artist, as well as never before seen works and sculptures.
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Paredes Fine Arts Studio
2311 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
Daniel Arsham Solo Exhibition “Alter”
December 1 – 31 Times?
Artist Daniel Arsham will debut three new bodies of work: Objects from Antiquity, Push Puppets and Pixel Clouds. Arsham makes architecture do things it’s not supposed to do, mining everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. Simple yet paradoxical gestures dominate his sculptural work, and structural experiment, historical inquiry, and satirical wit all combine with consummate technical skill in his ongoing interrogation of the real and the imagined. Objects from Antiquity, a new series of gouache on mylar drawings, was inspired by a trip to Athens; his life-sized push puppet figurines from his childhood collapse and reform again, recreating his memories architecturally; and his Pixel Clouds that hang overhead in the gallery continues his ongoing exploration into the relationship between architecture and nature.
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
194 N.W. 30th Street, Wynwood Art District
Isabella Rossellini’s “Seduce Me”
Wednesday – Sunday, December 1 – 5 Times?
The Wolfsonian–FIU will present Seduce Me, a collaboration with Isabella Rossellini, Andy Byers, and Rick Gilbert in celebration of Art Basel | Miami Beach 2010. The site-specific installation project takes its name from a series of short videos created by Rossellini exploring the unconventional seduction rituals of creatures ranging from bugs to cuttlefish. Commissioned for The Wolfsonian, it features complex and imaginative paper sculptures made by Andy Byers that are used in the videos for sets, props, and costumes, and the Seduce Me videos created, produced, directed, written, and performed by Rossellini and produced and art directed by Rick Gilbert. Elaborating on the themes of the videos, Andy Byers has designed a fantastical landscape, populated by awe-inspiring creatures made primarily of paper, that conveys the complex, ingenious, and precious attributes of nature.
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
ARTS FOR A BETTER WORLD
Wednesday – Sunday, December 1 – 5 Time?
A thought-provoking, curated experience, Arts for a Better World features works by more than 30 visual artists from many countries, with the common mission to contribute to a better world for future generations. In addition to the fine arts, visitors will encounter a dynamic educational program of workshops dedicated to developing a better world awareness for children and adults. The elegantly designed 42,000 square foot exhibit hall will also house special areas dedicated to four major international charitable organizations directly benefiting from the expo, as well as several local organizations that support the better world mission. Visit for details.
N.W. 22nd Street and 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
PARTY ON THE PLAZA
Thursday, December 2, from 8 to 11 p.m.
Miami Art Museum will host Art Basel VIP’s and other invited guests for live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under the stars at its signature Art Basel event. On view, Susan Rothenberg: Moving in Place, Between Here and There: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, Focus Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg, and Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web, 2008, a large-scale installation by Tomás Saraceno. Party on the Plaza is by invitation only – open to Art Basel Miami Beach exhibitors’ pass, VIP card and special VIP cardholders, PULSE VIP cardholders, as well as Contributing ($250) and above MAM members and MAM Contemporaries. To become a member, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
Thursday – Saturday, December 2 – 4
Art Whino will join the Multiversal show this year, presenting THE The Takeover in Multiversal’s outdoor courtyard. Art Whino’s “Elite Delta Force” of artistic leaders will create a unique 11,800 square foot outdoor art exhibition packed with an enormous series of installations/murals. 20+ artists will paint large mural/installations 8’ high x 20’ wide each, with smaller art pieces exhibited in each of the artist’s installation areas. There will be live painting events throughout the exhibition, as well as the Kickback Lounge, featuring custom furniture with artists’ artwork as the upholstery, full scale arcade games with customized artwork on the cabinets, and a full bar and snack area. Free admission; open from noon to 8 p.m. daily. Show reception is Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight with DJ and band performances and live painting by participating artists. Free admission with prior RSVP.
550 N.W. 29 Street, Wynwood Art District
Opening of Mechanomorphic: Environmentally Minded Man\Machine
Saturday, December 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.
UM’s College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art & Art History, will present Mechanomorphic: Environmentally Minded Man\Machine, exploring the role that man/machine plays in our current Green Age. Mechanomorphia, or the concept of the machine changing into something else over time, questions man’s relationship to the machine and to nature. This exhibition will run from November 29th – December 27th.
Wynwood Project Space
Miami Art Museum Ball
Saturday, December 4 from 7 p.m. to midnight
Coinciding with Art Basel each year, the MAM Ball is Miami Art Museum’s single most important fundraising event of the year, providing suppory for vital public programs that bring art to life for visitors of all ages, throughout the year. Diana and Robert Moss will serve as chairs for the 2010 Miami Art Museum Ball, celebrating the groundbreaking for the Museum’s new, expanded facility at Museum Park. Tickets range from $750 to $1000. Email for more information.
Mandarin Oriental Miami
ADDRESS, Downtown Miami
Breakfast in the Park with Enrique Martínez Celaya
Sunday, December 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University will again host Breakfast in the Park, an official Art Basel event that is free and open to the public. Enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, an informal lecture by Enrique Martínez Celaya, and guided tours of The Sculpture Park and the Museum’s current exhibitions. Celaya’s work consists of paintings, sculpture, photography, poetry, and prose, directly reflecting his personal experience with a diversity of fields. His work is often characterized by solitary and autobiographical figures seemingly displaced in surreal and symbolic landscapes. Through his background in science, Martínez Celaya investigates the interaction between modern science and the subconscious is his work. On view at the Frost Art Museum is Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction; La Habana Moderna; Xavier Cortada’s Sequentia; and Florida Artists Series: Selections from Anomie 1492-2006 Arnold Mesches.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami
Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch
Sunday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to noon
The Lowe Art Museum will present its Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch hosted by LAM Director Brian Dursum. At 9:30 a.m. multi-media sculptor Alison Saar will give an artist’s lecture in the Storer Auditorium, UM School of Business. On view at the Lowe are the temporary exhibitions, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper and Usable Art: African Aesthetics in Daily Life. This event is open to the public, but RSVP is requested as space is limited.
Lowe Art Museum at UM
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
ANNUAL PARODI LECTURE IN PHILOSOPHY OF ART
Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Making a contemporary artwork is not simply (and at times not at all) fabricating an object. The artist’s negotiations with curators and conservators are often crucial in determining the artwork’s very nature. Sherri Irvin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, will present Making Contemporary Art: Fabrication and Negotiation, examining how the hybrid process of fabrication and negotiation has shaped works in MAM’s collection. This lecture is free, and open to the public. Doors open at 11, and the lecture begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by refreshments.
Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami