Miami 2011 Art Basel Guide Newsletter
Art's Winter Playground
Art Basel Miami Beach is once again upon us bringing with it a swarm of satellite art fairs and parties that envelope the entire city. Detailing the non-stop activity is SocialMiami’s Art Basel Guide. We’ve chosen about 40 events for this email, but there are many more. Click Here for the complete 2011 Art Basel Guide, which features more than 100 events.
SocialMiami’s 2011 Art Basel Guide is sponsored by Stella M. Holmes and The Brickellian.
Monday, November 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
See Myths and Legends by multi-media artist Sheila Elias at a pre-Art Basel opening hosted by Deepak Sony, head of the Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors. This series by Elias is a new vision, executed on the iPad and then enlarged on canvas. Both challenging and complex, the series explores painting and layering using today’s digital tools. Ms. Elias has worked in Los Angeles, New York and her native Chicago, and her work is in numerous collections around the world, including the Brooklyn, Bass and Lowe Art Museums. Elias has also exhibited at The Louvre in Paris. Somewhere – Anywhere, a mid-career survey, has just been published. Join her and Deepak Sony for a reception to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. Email for more information or to RSVP.
Studio of Sheila Elias
1510 N.E. 130th Street, North Miami
Monday, November 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Great Masters brings together international masterworks by some of the world’s most notorious contemporary artists of the 20th century, including Jesus Soto, Alejandro Otero, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Bernar Venet, Agostino Bonalumi and Victor Vasarely. Also featured are Biennale de Paris award winner Francisco Salazar, mathematically precision pieces from Italy-based Victor Lucena, experimentation with monochromatic red paintings by Bernard Aubertin and Conscious Paintings by Carlos Cabeza. The 24 museum-caliber pieces will be on view at O. Ascanio Gallery from November 25 to December 17, open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The opening reception, sponsored by Polar Beer, is free and open to the public.
O. Ascanio Gallery
2600 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
Monday, November 28 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Meet artist Leonardo Hidalgo and view a new series of work for Art Basel Miami Beach. Hosted by Biscayne Capital, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. RSVP please.
Biscayne Captial Headquarters
1548 Brickell Avenue, Miami
Monday, November 28 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Miami’s Dot Fiftyone Gallery, in collaboration with Foster Catena Gallery in Buenos Aires, will present Poetics of Expansion: Nine Views of Contemporary Argentine Photography. The exhibition features a selection of works by emerging and established artists. Far from a classical notion of photography as a means of register, these artists and their approaches indicate the expansion of a support in a process of redefinition. The work on exhibit here in Miami –a crucial center for the interaction of art from around the world– participates in current debates on photography in general, questioning its possibilities and scope. The gallery hours are Mon – Fri from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dot Fiftyone Gallery
51 N.W. 36th Street, Wynwood Art District
Monday, November 28 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Ornare, the most sought-after luxury kitchen, bath and closet brand out of Brazil, will host its 5th Annual Tastemakers Showcase, known as an unofficial kickoff to Art Week. 2011’s most prestigious designers, architects and builders will be highlighted with 600 to 800 design professionals, artists, collectors and cultural influencers expected to attend. SocialMiami’s docu-coverage of this event is sponsored by Stella M. Holmes and The Brickellia?n.
3930 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suites 102/103
Miami Design District