Miami 2012 Art Basel Guide

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. From Fairchild to Wynwood, the Design District, MiMo, Brickell, Downtown, Midtown, North Beach and South Beach, all of Miami-Dade is ready to host inarguably the largest convergence of people from the international art world to descend upon a single locale for the entire year.


Monday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m.

Miami’s art community in 1976 was very different than today, back when the city’s cultural leaders were brought together by pied-piper artist Martin Kreloff for the original Miami Says ART. Little did they realize that they were foreshadowing an art destination no one could have dreamed would happen. Thirty-five years later, some of these same influencers that shaped Miami’s arts community are reuniting for a retrospective by the visionary artist Martin Kreloff and the launch of Miami Says ART-2. Partnering with students from NWSA on a new web-installation, Kreloff’s new initiative features an online, modern-day cultural time capsule that will honor New World School of the Arts throughout its 25th anniversary year of 2013. The Retrospective Exhibition will be on view from through Miami Art Week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

JW Marriott Hotel Miami
1109 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami


Monday, December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Miami Beach’s newest, most forward-thinking and curated art fair makes its debut this year as the world’s first art fair on the beach. With internationally renowned, Cuban-born and Miami-raised Omar Lopez-Chahoud as curator, UNTITLED. ensures a focus on quality and simplicity with a well-edited fair, featuring approximately 50 international galleries. Housed in a customized beachfront pavilion, the Fair will present a cohesive collection of international works by contemporary artists, representing the most impactful living artists at the forefront of contemporary art. The Vernissage is open to VIP cardholders (request VIP access by registering online). Fair hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 per day with a 20% discount for Miami Beach residents.

12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach


Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m.

Ornare’s Tastemaker’s Showcase, how in its sixth year, has become known as the unofficial kick off to Miami Art Week. The Brazilian ultra-luxury home design brand will honor top architects and interior designers with a chic evening event in its new location in the historic Moore Building. Enjoy music, cocktails and projections as you mix and mingle with Miami’s design elite. RSVP please!

Ornare Miami
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District to RSVP


Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m.

Dina Mitrani Gallery, in collaboration with Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, California, will present Willy Ronis: Paris, a photography exhibition. See some of the artist’s most celebrated images, which capture the simple pleasures of everyday life in Paris during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Ronis’ photographs are poetic, light-hearted, humor-filled, and full of compassion as they capture the delight of French “joie de vivre.” Meet Peter Fetterman, gallerist and author of “Woman.”

Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District


Monday, December 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

An exhibit of images of the Miami Marine Stadium by Jay Koenigsberg will be displayed at the opening reception held in honor of Hilario Candela, the architect who designed the stadium in 1963. The exhibit is co-sponsored by Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, a group this is developing a plan to restore and operate the stadium. An architectural marvel when it was built, the Miami Marine Stadium’s 326 foot long roof was the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world. Located on Virginia Key, it was the only stadium ever constructed in the United States to view boat racing. It operated from 1963 to 1992 and was host to hundreds of boat races and concerts on a floating stage with performers such as Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles. Reception is free and open to the public.

National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Monday, December 3 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Kick off Art Week with a fusion of fashion, photography and art with an unique showcase of Miami’s Wynwood Art Walls photographed by Tomas Loewy for fashion shoots. 20 photo shoots, 40 models and 100 art walls will be on view Tuesday through Sunday. This photography project is based on collaborative work between designers, models, stylists, makeup and hair artists with its creator, photographer Tomas Loewy. Not to be forgotten are the many artists who created these walls, which are much, much more than a backdrop; they are what holds this project together.

The Perry South Beach Hotel Lobby
2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will present the inaugural exhibition, Design at Fairchild: Sitting Naturally that opens during Art Basel Miami Beach Week. Sitting Naturally showcases a diverse collection of new works by seven internationally renowned artists commissioned by the Cristina Grajales Gallery in New York City. Inspired by Fairchild’s lush, tropical landscape, each artist has created two sculptures for sitting to be exhibited amid the backdrop of exotic palms, cycads, flowering trees, vines, orchids and other foliage. The artists are Gael Appler, Sam Baron, Pedro Barrail, Christophe Côme, Michele Oka Doner, Sebastian Errazuriz and John Paul Philippe. On view concurrently with Sitting Naturally will be Pardo on the Allée, an installation by Havana-born Jorge Pardo. Fairchild Garden will be illuminated with hundreds of lamps by Pardo set along the Garden’s glorious tree-lined paths. These delightful permutations of red, orange, and white powder-coated steel are reminiscent of blooming flowers romantically dangling from trees. Adding to Fairchild’s 2012-13 art program will be Chamberlain at Fairchild, highlighting four of John Chamberlain’s sculptures produced from 2008 to 2010. Up to fifteen feet high, the works are constructed from silver, green, and copper-colored industrial aluminum, which has been looped and flexed into quirky biomorphic forms that make an interesting correlation with the lush plant life at Fairchild Garden. Open Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and to Fairchild members.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Galbes


Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9

World Erotic Art Museum, in association with the Museum dr Moderne Salzburg, Austria, will present Helmut Newton: A Liberating Focus during Art Basel Miami Beach. The exhibition, the first Miami solo show of the world famous photo/artist, will feature major works from 1982-2000. Berlin-born in 1920 to Jewish parents, Newton purchased his first camera at age 12. Following the infamous “Kristallnacht,” his family was briefly interned in a concentration camp. His parents fled to South America while Helmut, 18, secured a passport leaving Germany in December, 1938. In Trieste, along with 200 others escaping the Nazis, Newton boarded a ship for China, landed in Singapore and began an odyssey which took him to Sydney, Australia in 1940, to London in 1945 and ultimately to Paris. It was in Paris that he worked at French Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar creating what was to become a lifelong career as a photo/artist. The legendary iconic photographer shook off all constraints via his broad view of capturing the provocative worlds of beauty, eroticism, humor, money, power and, at times, violence. WEAM is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Admission is $15 for those 18 and over.

World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)
1205 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

See the work of one of the world’s most heralded fashion illustrators of the 20th century René Gruau. His unprecedented artwork, including originals, lacquers and lithographs from private collections, will be on view through February 15. Art prices range from $2,500 to over $100,000.

91 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District


Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

An innovative, larger-than-life public art installation by The New York Times “Artist in the Moment,” Desi Santiago will literally use Lords South Beach as a canvas for the work. This building-sized commission stands out in the traditional art deco neighborhood, shifting the venue to a wicked Wonderland that will make you stop and wonder! Lords South Beach will be transformed into a ravenous black dog named Gypsy, an image that often appears throughout Santiago’s work. Upon close inspection, you’ll find an assemblage of low-fi materials such as construction netting and inflatable parts. A looming head overlooks the courtyard, menacing paws flank the entrance, and a whipping tail finds its way in the back. This eerie multi-sensory ritual takes over, evoking the dark and macabre subculture Santiago is known for. If you dare, Gypsy will tell your fortune. Ask a simple question, and Gypsy will respond through her laser eyes, smoke, and sounds of her running, panting, and barking. The project is sponsored by BOFFO in partnership with Perrier®Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Lords South Beach.

Lords South Beach
1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Tuesday, December 4 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Art Asia, the premier international Asian contemporary art fair, is returning to Miami for its fifth edition and will move to a new location. With galleries participating from Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, Art Asia 2012 celebrates and honors its mission to present the best of established and emerging contemporary artists from throughout Asia, uniting a vibrant, growing community of international artists and enthusiasts. The Fair will host programming, including artist talks, curatorial tours and discussion panels. The Vernissage is open to VIP cardholders, press and invited guests. Fair hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. One day admission is $20; students $15.

Art Asia Pavilion
N.E. 36th Street at North Miami Avenue, Miami Midtown


Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Art Miami, the city’s longest-running contemporary and modern art fair, will return for its 23rd edition with the addition of CONTEXT Art Miami, an international emerging and cutting-edge contemporary art fair, in a 45,000 square foot pavilion adjacent to the Art Miami Pavilion. The outdoor area connecting the two will include a café and bar, performance stage and curated projects showcasing a renowned wall relief by acclaimed street artist, Banksy. The two fairs will open with a “can’t miss” VIP Preview benefiting Miami Art Museum. This exclusive evening will serve as the first opportunity for art collectors and connoisseurs to acquire important works of art before the Fairs open to the general public. The Preview is open to VIP cardholders and the press.

The Art Miami Pavilion
3101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Midtown | Wynwood Arts District


Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Anima Domus, in partnership with street artist collaborative UR New York (Mike Baca, a/k/a 2ESAE, and Fernando Romero, a/k/a SKI), will host a fundraising event to benefit the Children’s Bereavement Center, a local organization that supports children, teens, young adults and caregivers who are grieving the death of a loved one. A one-of-a-kind painted Nemo Armchair by Fabio Novembre will be created by UR New York in their cutting-edge urban industrial style at a live painting event at Pop International Galleries in New York. During the “Facing the Future” event, a raffle will determine the lucky collector who will take home this unique work of art. Enjoy the evening’s festivities, including catering by Egg & Dart. Tickets are $150 for you and a guest with all proceeds going to the Children’s Bereavement Center. Winner of the art need not be present to win.

Anima Domus
25 N.E. 39th Street, Miami Design District


Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Art Africa Miami Art Fair 2012 will be open to the public from Friday through December in Downtown Miami. The Fair opens with an Opening Reception held at TheUrbanCollective, one of the new lifestyle boutiques in Miami’s Midtown District. Enjoy musical stylings of the Miami Jazz Society as you take in the adorned walls and unique art shown. TheUrbanCollective is a sustainable lifestyle brand that supports the work of artisans whose work combines authentic African craftsmanship with modern sleekness. It offers a collection of beautiful products that are innovative and crafted by skilled artisans in developing countries who design beautifully hand crafted items and artifacts.

3246 N. Miami Avenue, Midtown Art District


Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The premiere of the International Contemporary Jewelry Fair (ICJF) will offer a global collection of innovative jewelry design. Taking place aboard the 228’ megayacht SeaFair, docked at Miami’s downtown Chopin Plaza, the Fair is easily accessible with valet and self-parking available. ICJF provides a new forum for jewelers, art collectors and artistically focused connoisseurs. The Fair’s exciting new format features a broad range of contemporary jewelry, many one-of-a-kind by designers, major brands and artisans. Preview party admission is $50 online and $60 at the door and is valid for return Fair admission on any day. Regular Fair hours are from 1 to 10 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday, offering the only nighttime fair venue in Miami’s exciting downtown. Admission is $15 online and $20 at the door.

Aboard SeaFair docked at Intercontinental Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami


Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Red Dot Miami has created a fair for galleries specializing in works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who seek to present work of lasting value and beyond current trends. International modern and contemporary art galleries will exhibit paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper in the luxurious layout of Red Dot’s 30,000 square foot tented venue. This year the Wynwood Cigar Factory will host a 5,000 square foot outdoor cocktail lounge, sponsored by LVMH. Tickets for the Opening Benefit Reception for The National Gay & Lesbian Tast Force are $25, which includes daily access to the fair. Fair hours are Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Red Dot Miami
3011 N.E. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
917-273-8621 (Isabela Gabrielson)


Tuesday, December 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Vanity Fair International Party, MOCA’s official kick off for Miami Art Week, Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami/, coincides with the opening reception of Bill Viola; Liber Insularum. Recognized as one of the pioneers and leading practitioners of video art, Viola is an iconic contemporary artiar who draws from Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. His video installations explore human subjects such as birth, death and the nature of consciousness. The exhibition is part of the Knight Exhibition Series. The reception is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents, ABMB and Design Miami/ VIP card holders and $35 for all others. RSVP’s are strongly recommended.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 123rd Street, North Miami


Tuesday, December 4 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Miami will be the beneficiary of an exclusive VIP preview and silent auction featuring works by exhibiting Pulse artists, hosted by artnet Auctions. The event will include a special performance by the Miami based TM Sisters. A $25 donation is required for admission.

The Pulse Fair at The Ice Palace Studios
1400 N. Miami Avenue, Downtown Miami


Tuesday, December 4 at 8:30 p.m.

Goldman Properties’ CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick and arts manager Meghan Coleman will kick off the Wynwood Walls Art Basel program for 2012, honoring the passion and vision of founder Tony Goldman, who created the outdoor museum of street art with Jeffrey Deitch in 2009. Among the new works and projects being unveiled are an exhibition of commissioned works entitled Time Evaporates, Emotion Elevates, featuring works by the artists of Wynwood Walls, including Kenny Scharf, Ron English, How&Nosm, Logan Hicks, Swoon, Futura and Aiko. Also, a new mural by street artist Shepard Fairey will be unveiled – including iconic imagery of powerful men in history, with Tony Goldman at its centerpiece. The new Wynwood Walls book will be available for sale, and a book signing by the artists.

Wynwood Walls
N.W. Second Avenue between 25th & 26th Streets, Wynwood Art District



Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Organized by seven galleries – BravinLee Programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery – Seven Miami will return to Miami for the third year at a new location. It offers a collaborative, exhibition-like presentation that co-mingles galleries and artists, and looks beyond the typical art fair model to create a new platform for viewing and acquiring works of art. Admission to Seven is free.

Seven Miami
2200 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District


Tuesday – Saturday, December 4 – 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

See large-scale brightly-colored, recyclable plastic alligators, sea turtles, frogs and marsh bunnies crawling up and down and in and around Downtown Miami’s historic Freedom Tower at MDC during Miami Art Week. These unique native South Floridian creatures are part of FOREVERGLADES, an environmentally-minded public installation by William Sweetlove and other members of Cracking Art Group. The animals were selected by the participating artists because of the important role each species plays in the development and history of the local landscape. The exhibition aims to establish a locally conscious perspective focusing on environmental protection, sustainability and advocacy of South Florida’s National Parks and Preserves. Hosted by Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design, in collaboration with Galleria Ca’ D’Oro, the exhibition is generously underwritten by famed Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux. Open throughout Miami Art Week and until January 26,2013.

Freedom Tower at MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design, bringing together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design, culture and commerce. In 2012 Design Miami/ will create a new exhibition venue adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, a short walk from Art Basel Miami Beach. Tuesday is Preview Day (by invitation) – Collector’s Preview from noon to 6 p.m. and Vernissage from 6 to 10 p.m. Fair hours are Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Meridian Avenue at 19th Street, Miami Beach
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center


Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

The inaugural Miami Project, a new contemporary and modern art fair will debut in Miami’s Midtown / Wynwood Art District. Miami Project will consist of presentations by 65 galleries from around the world selected based on the strength and relevance of their programs. This year’s Fair will be housed in a comfortable and centrally located modular structure. Preview is Tuesday from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and Fair hours are December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost to attend is unavailable at this time.

N.E. 1st Avenue at 30th Street, Midtown / Wynwood Air District


Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

Established in 2011, the AOA Tribal Art features the arts of AOA, an acronym used by major museums, auction houses and galleries that stands for Africa (usually sub-saharan), Oceania and the Americas. Oceania typically includes Australia, Melanesia, New Zealand and Polynesia. Art lovers, collectors and scholars are aware of the link between AOA and it’s influence on modern art by way of works by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and their contemporaries. See the highest quality traditional arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, curated by a selective number of international primitive art experts. The Fair opens with a reception on Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. Fair hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $15 for a one-day pass.

Red Dot Art Fair Pavilion
3011 N.E.1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District


Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Counterparts,” a new exhibition from the Phil Stern Gallery, juxtaposes the work of two famed photographers who captured stars such as Will Smith, Robert Redford, Brittany Murphy and Marilyn Monroe. The work tells a Hollywood story, according to photographer Robert Zuckerman, who collaborated with the world-renowned, 93-year-old shooter Phil Stern. Even with a 40 or 50 year gap in some of the photos, the exhibition points to the timelessness of celebrity, and how photography transcends generations.

Buena Vista Building
180 N.E. 39th Street, Suite 122
Miami Design District


Wednesday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to noon

See Unsaid/Spoken, Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO Collections, curated by Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca, during special Art Week hours – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., Mari Carmen Ramirez, Curator of Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts in House, will give a talk entitled “The Constructive Nexus in South America.” Thursday’s talk will be by Inés Katzenstein, Director of Art History Department – Torcuato di Tella University, Buenos Aires; on Saturday at 10 a.m. Elsa Vega, Cuban Art Curator – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana, will speak; and on Sunday at 11 a.m. Carlos Garaicoa will perform.

1018 N. Miami Avenue, Downtown Miami


Wednesday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to noon

INK Miami is a contemporary art fair that is unique among the satellite fairs for its focus on contemporary prints and works on paper by internationally renowned artists. Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, exhibitors are selected for their ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just-published editions by leading artists. This year’s dealers will present a coordinated show of works on paper that feature language as a compositional element. The Fair opens with Desayuno Cubano!, a preview breakfast, and offers A Pulp Party sponsored by XL Insurance on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate INK Miami as the premiere venue for works on paper; cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ King Eulas for VIP registration. Fair hours areat 1 p.m.; a Curator-Led Tour on Fri at 2 p.m.; and a Pulp Party on Thurs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fair hours are Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Café con leche and Cuban pastries served Thursday – Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. to start your day. Admission to the Fair is free.

Suites of Dorchester Hotel
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.

The Moksha Family Arts Collective will present the 2012 Moksha Art Fair, a premier visionary art event held annually during the Art Basel festivities. This year’s theme is “The Eagle Meets the Condor,” featuring works to highlight the cultural and creative connections between modern and traditional South, Central and North American shamanism. The opening event, which includes food and drinks and the opening ceremony by visiting tribal leaders, is free with donations welcome. On Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight there will be lectures and panel discussions; admission is $10; and on Saturday at 8 p.m. the Closing Celebration will feature live painting from visiting and local artists and more than 25 participating musical guests, food and drinks. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door with a VIP open-bar upgrade available. The gallery will be open and free to visitors all week from noon to 7 p.m.

7th Circuit Studios
228 N.E. 59th Street, Miami


Wednesday, December 5 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Migrating Inwards, the exhibition opening in ArtCenter/South Florida’s new interdisciplinary project space, Project 924, unites the work of two AC/SF alumni, Wendy Wischer and Antonia Wright, and two resident artists, Luis Garcia-Nerey and David Zalben. The opening reception, sponsored by Pardos Peruvian Cuisine, will feature performers from New World Symphony, and at 9 p.m. Armando Rodriguez will perform Occupied Spaces at the Audiotheque located at Studio #201, followed by beats by DJ Mauricio Parra from MTV Latinoamerica and Tr3s as part of the AfterHours ArtLounge. Every morning, Thursday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to noon, ArtCenter will host Curated Studio Visits of select resident artists, beginning at Project 924. Reservations are required and space is limited.

ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach


Wednesday, December 5 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Miami-based pop artist Miguel Paredes and his longtime friend and mentor Ronnie Cutrane will debut collaborative works during Art Basel Miami Beach. The collection includes 5 paintings that incorporate Paredes style on Cutrone’s animated pieces of famed characters. They will also show Cutrone’s most prized series, “Supermodels Suite,” which has been re-imagined by combining different styles such as Street, Pop and Anime, as well as Paredes’ own collection, “Culture In A Bag.” The gallery will be open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. with special events planned nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. The Vernissage, a throw-back to the 1980s in New York City, will feature cocktails and music. An after-party follows in Midtown.

Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery
173 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District


Wednesday, December 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

In collaboration with the Friends of the New World Symphony, Pop-Up Pianos Miami will host an opening fundraising party featuring a performance by a renowned musician and a silent auction offering unique treats and donated gifts from event partners. The cost to attend will be announced shortly, and all proceeds raised from the event will be donated to Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra, Kimbangus Symphony Orchestra, located in the heart of the Congo. The funds will be used to help them build a music school, particularly for the street children. During Art Basel Miami Beach, Steinway & Sons Miami will present Pop-Up Piano Miami 2012, a public arts project that premiered in 2011 to support local music and arts programs. Five to seven donated pianos will be strategically placed across Wynwood, Midtown and the Miami Design Districts.

Perry Hotel (Fundraising Party)
2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Wednesday, December 5 from 9 p.m. to midnight

The Bass Museum of Art will present six individual solo artist projects by contemporary artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Barry X Ball (USA), Walead Beshty (UK), Hans-Peter Feldmann (Germany), Ged Quinn (UK) and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand). The exhibition pays homage to the Museum’s mission statement, “we educate and inspire by exploring the connections between our historical collection and contemporary art,” furthering the notion that all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history. View the exhibition during special museum hours: Thursday – Monday of Miami Art Week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Wednesday – Friday, December 5 – 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christie’s third annual exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach, Highlights from the Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, will be open for the public to see a selection of extraordinary works by major artists such as René Magritte and Paul Delvaux, which will be offered at auction at Christie’s London in February of 2013.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami


Wednesday – Friday, December 5 – 7 from noon to 4 p.m.

Every room of The James Royal Palm Hotel has a canvas compendium cover by artist Bobby Hill. He will be creating live art on the hotel’s Renew Lounge spa deck on Wednesday and Thursday, and the finished piece will be unveiled on Friday. Hill is a New York-based artist whose recent canvases combine ripped NYC billboard posters with elements of abstract expressionism, pop imagery and graffiti, creating what he calls the Bhillboards Collection. Select recent paintings from The Bhillboards Collection and numerous prints will be available with the first 10 people each day receiving a free print. RSVP is suggested since space is limited.

The James Royal Palm Hotel
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

See the $700 million dollar show, Masterpieces from The Berardo Collecltion, during Miami Art Week through March 2013. The Berardo Collection is considered a main reference for modern and contemporary art in the world. This is the first time that a museum show of this unparalleled magnitude will be presented in an art gallery. Curated by Gary Nader, the exhibit will feature 110 masterpieces covering a period of about 100 years, valued at over $700 million. See work by Bacon, Balthus, Basquiat, Botero, Calder, Dali, De Chirico, Duchamp, Ernst, Fontana, Kapoor, Kiefer, Klein, Koons, Lam, Leger, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Manzoni, Matta, Miro, Mondrian, Picasso, Polke, Richter, Rivera, Soulages, Stella, Twombly, Vieira da Silva, Warhol, Wesselmann, to name a few. A full color book written by Professor Carol Damian will accompany the show, and several talks are being scheduled.

Gary Nader Art Centre
62 N.E. 27th Street, Wynwood Art District


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Returning for its 3rd edition during Miami Art Week, Arts for a Better World will add Overture Miami, its newly redesigned and enhanced international platform for contemporary art. Overture is dedicated to presenting major new trends from around the world with a focus on developments and arts from new geographies. For its inaugural edition, Overture Miami will present “100 Warhols an Overview: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Unique Work on Paper, Trial Proofs and Edition Prints,” a worldwide first in art fairs. The unprecedented exhibition of Warhol celebrates the artist’s accomplishments and contributions in the American Pop Art Movement. General admission is $15 ($30 with catalog); $10 for seniors and students; and $50 for multiple-day pass with catalog. Public parking available.

Scope Pavilion
Buena Vista Avenue & N.W. 34th Street
Midtown Art District Street Midtown Miami,


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

The 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas, will once again transform South Florida into an intense artistic, cultural and social phenomenon. More than 260 galleries will exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach, showcasing works by more than 2,000 international artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. World-class artworks, by well-established artists and cutting-edge newcomers, exhibited by some of the world’s most revered galleries will complement the Fair’s exciting programs, special exhibitions and cultural happenings. Special exhibitions, events and satellite fairs will take place throughout Miami Beach in historic hotels and other venues and in Miami’s surging artistic neighborhoods of Wynwood and Midtown Art Districts and the Miami Design District. Art Basel Miami Beach opens on Wednesday with a vernissage, open to VIP card holders and invited guests from 6 to 9 p.m. Fair hours are Thursday to Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. One-day pass $42; permanent pass $90; and evening ticket (valid from 4 p.m.) $29; reduced one-day ticket $24 for students with ID and seniors 62 and above.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue (Hall B)


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Known as Miami’s longest-running art fair, Art Miami has expanded for its 23rd edition to include CONTEXT Art Miami, a new fair that will collectively showcase international emerging and cutting-edge contemporary and modern paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like décor, outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will be housed in adjacent pavillons, connected by a café and bar, performance stage and curated projects. With Art Miami’s 125 exhibiting galleries and CONTEXT’s 65 galleries, the combined fair will feature 190 galleries from 21 countries within 250,000 square feet of curated indoor and outdoor space. A four-story parking garage is located directly across the street, and valet parking will be available. Highlights are Banksky Out of CONTEXT, presented in conjunction with a photo-sharing platform that will consist of four wall reliefs equaling six-and-a-half-tons, each featuring an iconic stencil from one of the world’s most irreverent graffiti artists; “Art from Berlin,” shown by seven Berlin-based galleries selected by a panel of experts; CONTEXT’s New Media Lounge; and special curated solo exhibitions and the latest developments in video art by renowned artists. Fair hours are Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 for one-day pass ($50 with catalog); $40 for multi-day pass ($65 with catalog); $10 for students 12 to 18 and seniors (under 12 children are free); and $10 p/p for groups of 10 or more. Catalog alone is $35.

The Art Miami Pavilion
3101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Midtown | Wynwood Arts District


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair is based in Seattle and has a distinctly west coast character set in the balmy indoor/outdoor atmosphere of the Aqua Hotel. The Fair began in 2005 as an experimental project to bring west coast galleries and artists to Miami during Art Basel week. Fair organizers continue to deliver vibrant and noteworthy programs from their region, as well as throughout the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early mid-career artists. The Fair opens with a VIP Opening Preview on Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. – open to Art Basel VIP pass holders and persons who have joined Aqua Art Fairs mailing list. Fair hours are Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., which is Museum Day at Aqua with free entry for all art museum members worldwide; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost to attend is $10, which includes re-entry.

Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

SELECT Fair is a contemporary art fair that features cutting edge contemporary work by galleries, print dealers, collectives, and artists. The venue offers 64 exhibition spaces for high end galleries, and the hotel’s public spaces will be taken over by installation and performance artists, creating a visual and sensory experience for fairgoers. SELECT Print is a special section of the Fair devoted to contemporary prints, work by established and emerging artists shown by print publishers. VIP Preview on Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m.; Collectors Brunch on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Reception on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Fair hours for the general public are: Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Catalina Hotel
1720-1756 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-674-1160 (hotel)


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Following a challenging upbringing and journey leading to establishing her studio in Venice, California, Ashley Collins has broken ground creating mega–scale, contemporary and layered paintings of horses. Collins’ technique incorporates collage with pages from the 1800s to mid-1900s, obscured historical images and book covers, among other unique layers. Her goal to create lasting works of passion, depth and hope has established her position as one of the most highly valued female contemporary artists of our time. Collins’ 900 plus work history is included in many of the most important art collections in the world. Today, Collins is among an elite group of valued contemporary artists, as her artworks are iconic in the lexicon of American art. Oxenberg Fine Art gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

50 N.E. 29th Street, Wynwood Art District


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Conceived as a showcase of world-class artists and galleries, the Miami River Art Fair will be the first fine art event in the area, laying the groundwork for this downtown area to become one of Miami’s newest art destinations. The Fair offers indoor booths located in Riverfront Hall as well as the outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall featuring monumental-size sculpture along the banks of the Miami River. Special cutting-edge projects, collectives and visual art initiatives will be showcased throughout the Fair. Hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fair opens with a VIP First View on Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. aboard a yacht docked on the Riverwalk.

James L. Knight International Center
400 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Located in the heart of Miami’s art districts, SCOPE Miami returns for its 11th year in a new location. This year’s edition will present 85 international galleries upholding a unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings and special events. Complementing this year’s international galleries, SCOPE Miami will feature a selection of 20 innovative Breeder Program galleries. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Miami will run concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair is open Weds – Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

110 N.E. 36th Street (at Midtown Boulevard)
Midtown Art District


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Artexpo Miami, now in its 34th year, returns to Miami along with Miami Solo, a showcase of contemporary works in a wide range of media. Exhibiting innovative works, Artexpo Miami and Miami SOLO offer a juried selection of fine art from an international slate of artists and galleries. Centrally located in Midtown Miami, the Fairs are expected to draw huge crowds of art enthusiasts. Fair hours are Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission is $15, seniors and students, 3 to 17, $10, and children 12 and under free. Admission to the Fair will be free on Friday.

3011 N.E. 1st Avenue (at N.W. 31st Street)
Midtown Art District


Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

French artist Bernar Venet has been invited by Bugatti, the legendary supercar maker, to create an artwork that combines the artist’s vision with Bugatti’s celebrated Grand Sport. This unique sculptural work will be on view during Art Basel Miami Beach. Born 1941 in France and based in New York since 1966, Venet recently presented his monumental sculptures at the Château de Versailles in France. He will participate in the Venice Biennale 2013 for his second time and has previously exhibited at Documenta in Kassel and represented France at the São Paulo Biennial. Also on view at the Rubell Family Collection will be Alone Together and Oscar Murillo: Work.

The Rubell Family Collection
95 N.W. 29th Street, Wynwood Art District


Thursday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The studio of Enrique Martínez Celaya will be open for an informal brunch to unveil several monumental works he has created for his upcoming solo show at SITE Santa Fe next summer. For these new works, which include two large-scale paintings, and two massive sculptures, Martinez Celaya has relied on readings on the nature of memory and on his own experiences to create a world that belongs to the imagination of children, juxtaposing sadness and melancholia against fantasy. Open to the public.

Studio of Enrique Martinez Celaya
2215 N.W. First Place, Wynwood Art District


Thursday, December 6 at 2 p.m.

Renowned local installation artist Ryan Farrell created an interactive art installation that captures the passion and magic of flight for LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, part of South America’s largest airline group. The project will be unveiled with 15 bicycles powering three propellers that will cause a plane sculpture to “Make Flight.” The plane’s ‘take off’ will be a regular occurrence during Art Basel with installation visitors participating in the exhibit. Free and open to the the installation can participate in the interactive exhibit. Make Flight is open to the public and admission is free.

MAPS Production House Backlot Studio & Event Space
342 N.W. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District


Thursday, December 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Join friends and supporters of the Buoniconti Fund for a complimentary cocktail reception and exhibition of the works of Ma Desheng.

In Context Art Miami
3101 N.E. 1st Street, Wynwood Art District
305-243-4656 (Stephanie Aagaard to RSVP)


Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

PooL Art Fair Miami Beach is dedicated to un-represented artists. Its simple approach offers an exciting alternative to the art fair experience, as PooL presents a meeting ground for artists who are not affiliated with a gallery. The Fair’s simple approach offers an exciting alternative to the “art fair experience” for dealers and collectors, as well as the general public. Fair hours are Friday – Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Sky House Marquis Miami
110 Biscayne Boulevard, 14th Floor, Downtown Miami


Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

Bid on important modern, contemporary and Latin American artworks by such renowned artists as Botero, Degancay, Dubuffet, Indiana, Kuitca, Lam, Larraz, Martinez Celaya, Matta, Matisse, Monet, Muñiz, Picasso, Renoir, Stella, Tamayo, Torres Garcia, Valdes, Villeglee, Vlaminck and Warhol. The works will be on view from December 3 to 6, and full-color printed and online catalogues will be available. Seating arrangements and paddle registration are by reservation only. Contact Gary Nader for more information or to order a catalogue.

Ritz Carlton – South Beach
One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach


Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Meet Kelly Klein at the Book Signing for her sixth book, “Pools: Reflections,” published in October. Klein explores the artistry of pools from examples of their appearance in David Hockney’s art, to pools decorated with sculptures and installations by artists such as James Turrell, Tom Sachs, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank West. The book features the photography of Steven Klein, Bruce Weber, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Juergen Teller. All proceeds from the book will be donated to ACRIA.

The Webster
1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Italian artist Mario Arlati will be the guest of Poliform Miami in its high-end modern interior design showroom. Enjoy authentic Italian food and drinks. Free and open to the public.

Poliform Miami
180 N.E. 39th Street, Suite 101, Miami Design District
305-573-9950 to RSVP by December 5


Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Zone, a pop-up gallery-style exhibition, will feature the latest collection of individual works by celebrated fashion photographers Stephen Ach and Enrique Badulescu. The two artists have captured images for top publications, major brands and musical talents, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Hermes, Nina Ricci and The Rolling Stones. Enjoy live music and cocktails

The Zone Gallery
170 N.W. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District


Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Verge Art Fair is an international exposition of new contemporary and emerging art held annually concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. Launched in 2009, the fair defies convention as a unique exposition of artists and the galleries who represent them. This year Verge introduces two new initiatives for its Miami Beach edition: Light Assembly, a pilot video art and architecture exposition program, and Art Pages, a publication in partnership with the renowned VANlist email announcement service, slated for citywide distribution during Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair’s Opening Night Party is Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $25 (after November 15 $35) for general admission and $15 for students and seniors ($20 after November 15). Fair hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the Fair is free.

Verge Art Miami Beach
Essex House, 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
and Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach


Thursday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Tel Aviv-Based VEGA will launch its Electronic Music Initiative at Art Basel Miami Beach, mingling bass music and deep roots, feelings and flavors from the region (including camels!) will mix with the edgy, compelling sounds of the Middle East. The program will feature high-intensity sets by charismatic Yemenite-Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani, Israeli dub/grime DJ Laroz, and by uninhibited, jazz-inspired Lebanese DJ Morphosis. The goal is to show how eclectic, ecstatic music can inspire togetherness, and to shine a light on the traditions of tolerance and coexistence that continue in the Middle East—despite uncertain times. Free admission.

Pop-Up Tent
151 N.E. 41st Street, Miami Design District


Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Partnering with International curator Michele Frisch, the Director of Musee du Pantheon National Haiti and The Haitian Consulate office of Miami, the Haitian Heritage Museum will present Les Jacmeliens: Haiti Contemporary 2012. Preview the works of Philippe Dodard, Manuel Mathieu, Ronald Mevs, Jean Adrein Seide and Mario Benjamin, as they celebrate the shifting tides in Haiti, its art scene and its impact on the Diaspora.

The Haitian Heritage Museum
4141 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 105C, Miami Design District


Thursday, December 6 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Primary Projects will host a two-part, two-venue initiative during Miami Art Week. Raneytown, a solo exhibit by Miami native, New York-based artist Rebeca Raney will metamorphose the gallery into a rainbow-coated site. The artist’s playful imagery of hybrid animals, flora and fantastical people depicted in ink and gouache drawings and works on panel joins a populace of sculptures that cavort, take baths, and suspend from the ceiling in booby-traps of their own making. In a special collaboration with Madewell, Raney’s imagery will also debut, in a pop-up boutique, a limited edition fashion collection that will also be available at Madewell stores in Miami, New York and L.A. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Primary Projects Gallery
4141 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 104, Miami Design District


Thursday, December. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Now celebrating 15 years of exhibiting contemporary art, Locust Projects presents Soul Manufacturing Corporation by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates. For the first gallery exhibition of this multi-disciplinary project, Gates will create a factory consisting of four pavilions, occupied by “skilled makers” who work in Locust Projects’ main gallery. Beginning with an empty space, the “skilled makers” produce “things” through the duration of the exhibition. Concurrently, Soul Manufacturing Corporation will host programs by a yoga instructor, a DJ, and a bi-lingual reader, all there to care for the makers and the audience. Inspiration for this programming stems from the lectors who presented news, politics, and literature to illiterate workers in the early industrial era. Soul Manufacturing Corporation is in its second year of exploring and creating relationships between aesthetics, labor and race. On view through December 21.

Locust Projects
3852 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Design District


Thursday, December 6 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Miami Art Museum’s largest event of the year, Party on the Plaza, will celebrate the opening of the New Work Miami 2013, showcasing newly-commissioned works by a dozen Miami-based artists. The exhibition will highlight the diverse and innovative practices of Miami’s artists, featuring site-specific installations, sculpture, painting and photography. New Work Miami 2013 will be among the last presentations in MAM’s current facility, marking the 12-month countdown to the Museum’s reopening in fall 2013 as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in a new, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Hosted by MAM Director Thom Collins, Party on the Plaza will feature special musical performance by Spam Allstars and cocktails on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. The event is by invitation and open to MAM Contemporaries or Contributing ($250) and above level members, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, and Design Miami/ VIP and exhibitor pass cardholders. Shuttle bus service available from Miami Beach Convention Center to MAM, and free garage parking available at 50 N.W. 2nd Avenue.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


Thursday, December 6 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Project Save Imagination, a group that supports arts and music students, will host the inaugural Fusion Fashion Event to benefit Art Studio Miami, a public arts program. Fusion, a funky, fashion-forward mash-up fundraiser, combines a silent auction, musical performances, an art-to-wear fashion show, fine art displays and appearances by top models and celebrities. Musical guests include Talib Kweli, Urban Mystic, Kulture Shock, DJ Epps, DJ Rob Dinero and Bonnie Beats. Participating artists are Sean Paul, Laurence Gartel, Maicol Diaz, Trek 6 and Jenny Perez, and throughout the evening, there will be fashion exhibits from Art of Shade, Lisu Vega and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Founders of Project Save Imagination are Lila Nikole and Aisha Thalia. Tickets are $30, and donations of art supplies and musical instruments are most welcome.

LMNT Gallery
59 N.W. 36th Street, Miami Design District


Thursday, December 6 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Fendi Casa, in collaboration with Adamar Fine Arts Gallery, will unveil an iconic Andy Warhol exhibit during Miami Art Week. The exhibition will showcase an array of Warhol’s greatest masterpieces, curated to depict the diverse and fascinating notable women throughout history and mythology. See a selection of his most recognized pieces, including Ingrid Bergman with Hat, Karen Kain, Jane Fonda, Marilyn, Jackie I and Blackglamma (Judy Garland), along with two of Warhol’s most prominent works Venus and Annunciation. Inspired by historic Italian works, the two iconic and glamorous paintings part of his “Details of Renaissance” series created in 1982. Enjoy cocktails provided by Atlantico Rum as your view the Warhol exhibit and the newest collections from Fendi Casa.

FENDI Casa Luxury Living Showroom
90 N.E. 39th Street Miami, Miami Design District


Thursday, December 6

Experience contemporary Asian art at a special exhibition titled “Oriental Charm” on view in the Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s atrium lobby debuting during Art Basel Miami Beach. The exhibition, organized by Lexing Zhang, celebrates the hotel’s Asian roots and features paintings that reflect ancient Chinese traditions as well as western influences. On view will be works by acclaimed Chinese artist Wang Xiaojin, who is inspired by the distant past, particularly its women and artistry. Delicate and chic, Wang’s paintings hark back to a time when being “feminine” typified a woman’s existence. Also on display will be works from Chinese artist Bo Yun who, while respecting the ancient heritage of Chinese ink painting, has succeeded in integrating new ideas and techniques that make his work seem very contemporary.

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Downtown Miami


Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7 from 9 a.m. to noon

Make the Bakehouse Art Complex your first stop and enjoy a light breakfast as you view the current exhibitions. On view in the Audrey Love Gallery will be “If a Tree Falls. . .Chain Reaction,” a group show that explores the memories and emotional connections we have with our surroundings and how these dictate daily experiences. In If a Tree Falls the artworks invite you to reflect, reminisce, and question the relationship between one another. Exhibition juried by Carol Jazzar, curated by Ananda DeMello. Artists featured: Amalia Brujis, Anica Shpilberg, Bianca Pratorius, Carola Bravo, Ernesto Kunde, Jennifer Basile, Michael Gellatly and Silvana D’Mikos. And on view in the Swenson Gallery will be “Take Me Home,” an exhibition of 12” x 12” artworks created by BAC resident and associate artists with a retail price of no more than $1,000. The focus of this exhibition, as in past years, is to provide patrons with affordable artworks.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District


Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7 from 9 p.m. to midnight

The Dream South Beach will be transformed into the New York City-based art photography gallery from head to toe with an exhibition of rare and never-before-seen signed and numbered works from its archive of music photography. Joining the Morrison Hotel at Dream will be Perrier, who will oversee a unique rock and roll inspired cocktail program during two nights of events on December 6th and 7th with New York’s Electric Room. The unique pop-up happening will be at Highbar, Dream’s rooftop poolside party destination, where a special guest will be announced to perform on December 6th. Both nights’ events will feature soundtracks by Electric Room DJ’s Kieren Taylor and David Katz. Julian Lennon, a long time collaborator with the Morrison Hotel Gallery, will be exhibiting his photography and hosting the first night event on Thursday.

Dream Hotel South Beach
1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Hosted by TheUrbanCollective, Art Africa Miami 2012 is a juried multidisciplinary exhibition of fine contemporary art from the global African Diaspora. This year’s exhibition will host 50 seasoned and emerging contemporary artists from Africa, the Caribbean, North America, Europe and South America in a tent/container hybrid model pavilion situated in the heart of Downtown Miami. The Fair’s central idea is to present an array of visual works that pay homage to the centrality of Africa and its descendant diaspora’s artistic contribution to the modern world. Art Africa Miami will create a multi-sensory experience like no other fair during Miami Art Week, offering art, music, and culture coalescing to spark a renaissance in Downtown Miami. Art Africa Miami’s First Look is Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. Special guest will be the Honorable Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe. First Look is open to Art Africa Miami and Art Basel VIP card holders. Regular Fair hours are Friday when Jamaica’s 50th anniversary will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a closing reception planned for 4 to 6 p.m. featuring some of Art Africa Miami’s exhibiting artists and music provided by the Miami Jazz Society.

9th Street Mall (adjacent to the Lyric Theater)
919 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

The Walls of Artseen Exhibition will highlight the work of six New World School of the Arts visual students in a unique show where inside structures become blank canvasses for each of the artists. Charged with the task of incorporating the actual walls of the gallery into their work of art, each artist will utilize their allocated space to execute their work. The artists’ challenges were how to use bare structural space to illustrate topics or issues in a meaningful way that shapes their work and propels their ideas. Participating artists are: Kayla Delacerda, Junli Kato, Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Rafael Domenech, Stefanie Lopez and Jeffrey Noble. Free and open to the public.

Artseen Gallery
2215 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art, will host the NADA Art Fair. Held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach, the Fair features 88 emerging art galleries from 19 countries, as well as performances, lectures and events. Discover work of emerging contemporary artists in an intimate setting with an entire section of the venue set aside for solo presentations. Take the free shuttle service near the Miami Beach Convention Center to NADA. Admission is free. Fair hours are Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Opening Preview is by invitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Four New World School of the Arts’ visual artists will participate in Hotbed Miami, an annual exhibition that this year will change its venue to the Deauville Beach Resort. The digital media creation of these NWSA artists will be a centerpiece of NADA, a large international art fair hosted by the New Art Dealers Alliance. Selected by Wet Heat Project and based on the candidates’ conceptual and creative voice, this year’s student artists are challenged to create a site-specific video work to be exhibited 24/7 at NADA Miami Beach 2012 in the fair venue’s public atrium, its lobby and bar video monitors, as well as on every TV in the Deauville’s 484 guest rooms. Participating college visual artists are Azizi DeSouza, Steven Marquez, Jeffrey Noble, and Sebastian Duncan Portuondo. Admission is free. Fair hours are Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Opening Preview is by invitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NADA Miami Beach 2012
Deauville Beach Resort Hotel
6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

See the work of Graffiti’s Undisputed King, “Blade” (Steve Ogburn). Known as The King of Trains for having left his moniker on some 5,000 NYC subway trains, Blade is being pursued by art collectors worldwide instead of transit police. He’s the only living person since Andy Warhol who made the cover of a Sotheby’s auction catalog, and he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. and the Brooklyn Museum. He painted his last train in 1984. Meet Blade at the exhibition opening on Thursday at 9 p.m. He’ll be signing the book “Graffiti Kings, New York City Mass Transit Art of the 1970s” on Friday at 7; on Saturday at 7, watch him create a piece of artwork live that will be then sold; and on Sunday at 4 p.m. he’ll give a talk. It’s free and open to the public. R.I.P. Tony Goldman.

Adjust Gallery
150 N.W. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-458-2801 (Aric Weiss, Curator)


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

For the second year running, the Bass Museum of Art, in partnership with Art Basel Miami Beach, will work with Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and co-founder of LAND, to curate Art Public. Art Public will showcase outdoor sculptures, interactive performances, site-specific installations and public artworks within an open and public exhibition format located in Collins Park. The selection of the works shown together over the course of four days are intended to compliment, excite, distract from and activate the activity of South Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach. As part of the partnership, the Museum will provide organized educational tours of Art Public during Miami Art Week.

Collins Park
21st Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Miami’s Independent Thinkers 2012 is a collaborative multimedia art exhibition that showcases emerging and young artists, accompanied by live music, DJs, performance art, fashion and gastronomic edibles. The 4-day Fair aims to feature local artists working across a range of media – painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, animators, writers, musicians, muralists, performance and new media artists. Again this year a co-op farmers market featuring organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, sustainable clothes and accessories and lots more. Fair hours are a VIP preview on Thurs from 5 to 9 p.m.; Fri & Sat from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $10.

The Armory Studios
572 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Artists from the French and English speaking Caribbean come together to celebrate diversity through art, music and culture during a weekend of planned events during Miami Art Week. Artist and curator Edouard Duval Carrie will present the fourth installation of Global Caribbean entitled French West Indies & Guyana, Focus on the Contemporary Expression, featuring 14 artists from the French Caribbean: Arno-Eddy Firmin, Christian Bertin, Ernest Breleur, Jean Marc Hunt, Thierry Jarrin, Valérie John, Louis Laouchez, Mirtho Linquet, Christopher Mert, Bruno Pédurand, Luz Severino, Philippe Thomarel, Thierry Tian-Sio-Po, and Laurent Valère. Scholars and art enthusiasts will participate in panel discussions that explore the historical context and general overview of French Antillean artistic expression. Pieces of Jamaica will showcase artwork that reflects the traditional and avante garde expressions of Jamaican artists in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its independence. The Fair opens with a reception for VIP and press Thurs from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Vernissage on Fri from 10 a.m. to noon. Public Fair hours are Fri from noon to 6 p.m. and Sat & Sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212-260 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

The façade of Miami Beach’s Catalina Hotel will be the backdrop for Belgian artist Michael Benisty’s art and design installation, “Die to Live.” Benisty will unveil a dazzling design masterpiece during this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach. His mirror-polished stainless steel, 700-pound sculpture in the shape of a skull will be encrusted with 345,798 Golden-Black Swarovski Elements and displayed street side in front of The Catalina. The one-of-a-kind 7-foot tall sculpture, produced in partnership with Swarovski and estimated to be valued at more than $150,000, is embedded with a mosaic crystal design known as “Fleur de Lis.” Die to live symbolizes the paradox between life and death. The skull represents death but is brought to life by the shimmering crystals.

The Catalina Hotel
1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

For the ninth consecutive year, Miami Children’s Museum will present ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach. From mixed media to building blocks and beyond, a variety of art exploration stations will be available for budding young artists to create their own original works of art. Art Kids welcomes children ages 4 – 12 to stay in the room for up to 3 hours at a time; children younger than 4 may also visit with a caretaker. Art Kids is supervised and staffed by Miami Children’s Museum employees, volunteers, and selected artists. Advanced registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. Registration forms available online. Hours are Thursday – Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue (Hall B), Miami Beach
Fax to 305-373-5431


Email registration to


Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Each year during Art Basel Week The Sagamore collaborates with artists for a noteworthy featured exhibition to complement the hotel’s mix of museum-quality art, The Cricket Taplin Collection. This year ‘s exhibit is Fundamental 2012, a property-wide edited edition featuring works by Michele Oka Doner, Emil Lukas, Diane Arbus, Walker Events, Elliott Erwitt and Mike and Doug Starn. Complimentary art tours of the exhibition can be arranged in advance.

Sagamore, The Art Hotel
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
786-553-1966 (Catalina Roca to schedule tour)


Friday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Take a tour of Cannonball’s state-of-the-art facility, explore the live/work studios of current residents and meet these artists: Christian Curiel (New York), Patricia Margarita Hernandez (Miami), Jiae Hwang (Miami), Lucas Leyva (Miami), Jillian Mayer (Miami), George Scheer (Greensboro, NC), and Pioneer Winter (Miami). Each resident will be available to discuss his/her current work. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

1035 N. Miami Avenue, 3rd Floor, Miami


Friday, December 7 from noon to 2 p.m.

With a moving introduction by Donna Karan, “Connecting the Dots” is a tribute to her late husband, Stephan Weiss. It tells the story of his art and legacy, the Urban Zen Foundation which will benefit from book sales. The book signing event will also preview works of art by Jim Hodges, Massimo Vitali, Terrance Koh, Jack Piereson and Chuck Close that will be auctioned for ACRIA.

Delano Beach Club, Poolside
1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

As part of a family-friendly event held during Art Basel Miami Beach, Le Petit Papillon Montessori School will host Street Funk, an engaging artistic venue for children of all ages. See kids’ interpretations of funky break dancing screened on oversized inflatable screens; plus, there will be photography installations, an exhibit of the artwork of blossoming young artists from the school, a poetry installation called “Funk and It’s Junk,” a live art mural presentation with artist Daniel Fila, and a dance-off by a professional team of entertainers. It’s free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and you’re encouraged to wear funky attire.

Le Petit Papillon Montessori School
1021 Biarritz Drive, Miami Beach


Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Williams McCall Gallery will host a reception for the gallery’s Art Basel show, a mixed media art installation curated by Dorothy Palanza. The central piece of the show by Palanza brings together work by video artist Demet Taspinar and poet Elizabeth Branfield. The exhibition offers a different perspective of the ocean as an environment to exist in, where air space becomes water space that viewers walk through. Palanza’s endeavor was inspired by the whales that inhabit the waters surrounding her home in Provincetown, Massachusetts. A portion of sales from this show will benefit the Provincetown Center of Coastal Studies.

Williams McCall Gallery
110 Washington Avenue, CU-3
786-359-4321 to RSVP


Friday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

One of France’s most well-known designers and photographers will share his artistic genius with an exclusive exhibit of his photographic works. Maurice Renoma will make a rare U.S. appearance during Art Basel to showcase his work, which will include pieces from his Mythology Collection and Dean Collection, both signature and classic examples of Renoma’s career.

Markowicz Fine Art Gallery
1114 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District


Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m.

View the work of Ye Hongxing in the exhibition titled A Dazzling Future, presented by Lexing Zhang.

Christian Louboutin Boutique
155 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District


Friday, December 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hendrick’s Gin and Fontainebleau Miami Beach will host a cocktail reception for the debut of “Talking Heads, The Vent Haven Portraits,” a new book by photographer Matthew Rolston. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Luster Gallerie
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach to RSVP


Friday, December 7 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Byways, an exhibit of works by Robert Huff, features abstract landscape paintings created from building materials with references to architecture and man-made structures. Using multiple layers of acrylic paint, he then carefully sands and strips the paint to reveal subtle colors, textures and patterns. Flat black chalkboard painted areas make a stark contrast to these organic surfaces and provide yet another surface for Huff’s delicate drawing.

158 N.W. 91st Street, Miami


Friday, December 7 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Experience Chromatics’ dark, sexy, electronic pop-rock sound that was featured prominently in the hit film “Drive.” Using a palette of analog synths, hypnotizing female vocals, and rhythmic patterns, their music incorporates elements of Italo disco, lo-fi rock, and noir pop. Chromatics’ most recent album “Kill For Love” was awarded “Best New Music” by Pitchfork. Opening the show will be Prince Rama (Paw Tracks), a two-piece psychedelic art-rock band originally from Florida and now based in Brooklyn. This is part of the Red Curtain Series, sponsored by Friends of Gusman and the Knight Foundation with support from Heineken, Zignum Mezcal, and Flavorpill; hosted by Sweat Records and M.O.. Tickets are $20.

The Olympia Theater
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


Friday, December 7 from 8 to 11 p.m.

The Wolfsonian-F.I.U. will join the festivities of Art Basel Miami Beach with a party open to Art Basel and Design Miami VIP card holders and Wolfsonia Diplomat-level and above members. The event celebrates two major exhibitions that investigate the role of the worker: “Describing Labor” and “Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: Selections from The Leonard A. Lauder Collection,” along with Bhakti Baxter’s “Untitled ([construction of good])”. The event features music by DJ Hottpants.

The Wolfsonian-F.I.U.
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


Friday, December 7 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Resulting from an open call for a major exhibition examining the GIF as an art form, Moving the Still will be mounted in Miami during Art Basel. GIFs by a host of notable artists and contributors will be on view as part of a new arts and culture initiative from Milk Studios/MADE and smartwater. The exhibition will be open for public viewing Weds – Sat from noon to 7 p.m. daily. A public party celebrating the exhibition, open to the public, will feature guest DJs. RSVP please.

318 N.W. 23rd Street (entrance on 2nd Avenue)
Wynwood Art District


Friday, December 7 at 8:30 p.m.

Electronic music prodigy Nicolas Jaar will perform a sensational live concert as part of the MOCA’s comprehensive Art Basel Miami Beach programming. The world-class show, Jaar’s first ever in Miami, will feature his most recent work using a new band format consisting of an array of keyboards, synthesizers and his own singing on a vintage microphone. Presented by Forevermark and produced by Too Live, Inc. and Rum Bum Records Live, the concert will launch a newly invigorated Music at MOCA series. Tickets are $25 general admission and $5 for MOCA Shaker or above members. VIP tickets are $40 and include complimentary drinks and access to dedicated balcony seating during the concert. Tickets available online.

The Mondrian Hotel
1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach



Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will open in 2015, is initiating the commission of large scale public artworks for this new world-class, state-of-the-art museum in Downtown Miami. See the commission process in action and meet museum staff members and architects who will share details about the new building. View the architectural model and digital video fly through. The Science Museum’s goal is to commission artworks that seamlessly merge with the overarching its themes of People, Planet and Prosperity. Free and open to the public.

Miami Beach Public Library Auditorium
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

See the best of contemporary Street Photography viewed through the eyes of 150 known and emerging photographers from all over the world. The goal of the Festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events. Opening reception and presentation by documentary photographer Maggie Steber, former director of photography for The Miami Herald and a regular contributor to National Geographic, on Friday at 8 p.m. And “An Evening with Magnum Photographer Alex Webb: Street Photography from Florida, Cuba and Around the World” on Saturday at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Kike San Martin Studios
2045 N.W. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District!home/mainPage


Friday – Sunday, December 7 – 9 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Three artists – three nights – three seasons is a cultural experience and interactive 3D art installation where everyone takes part in the process. In addition to Miami’s year-long summer season, the other three seasons will also be celebrated by interactive live painting by Ashley Kolodner (Fall), Katya Krupko (Winter) and Belen Boya (Spring). Video art created by Igor Dimitry and music by Anastasia, Cyrus Reel & Manifesto round out this unique fusion of upscale soiree and live art installations. Art Metamorphosis is presented by The Art Soiree from Washington, D.C.

Hotel Clinton
825 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


Saturday, December 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See Ragnar Kjartansson’s Bliss, a 12 hour film presentation that is presented by Art Basel Miami Beach in collaboration with MOCA North Miami and the New World Center. The film will be projected on the 7,000 square foot projection wall throughout the day. Free and open to the public.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach


Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m.

The Miami Street Photography Festival will sponsor a free guided photowalk through the streets of Miami’s Little Havana.

Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana!home/mainPage


Saturday, December 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This two-part discussion series is hosted by Black Art in America (BAIA) Mobile Media Lounge™ and The Wolfsonian-FIU. The morning session begins at 10:30 a.m. with the Collector’s Breakfast featuring Patric McCoy, art collector and co-founder of Diasporal Rhythms in Chicago. McCoy, dubbed a heavyweight collector by the Wall Street Journal, will share his philosophy on identifying emerging talent, the growing value of our collections and what Chicago collectors are doing that’s so different. Part 2 begins at 1 p.m. with The Wonderful World of the African-American Collector, a group discussion with artist/collector and founder of BAIA Najee Dorsey, collector and MAM Trustee Antonia Williams-Gary and special guests. At 3 p.m. the Royal Vanguard Art Benefit Reception, hosted by BAIA, NRM Studio-Lab Projects and the Harlem Brewing Company, will honor artists and collectors. The best-in-visual arts from Faith Ringgold, Otto Neals, Mr. Imagination and Louis Delsarte will be showcased. Cost of full day with two discussions and reception is $100 (individual discussions are $35 each) and benefit BAIA’s mission to document, preserve and promote the contributions of the African-American community.

The Wolfsonian-F.I.U.
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach


Saturday, December 8 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Creative agency Friends & Family will host the official NADA Miami Beach party in the outdoor pool area at The Deauville. A host of artists will create installations, interactive projects, and more. There will be group beach painting by Tyson Reeder and Scott Reeder; installations by Korakrit Arunanondchai and Molly Lowe; music by DJs Tim Barber, Nelleke McCowan and Nektar de Stagni; nail art by Vanity Projects; sculpture and performace by Jory Rabinovitz, Patrick Walsh and Nguzunguzu; musical performance by Dent May; and more installations by Scott Ingram and Justin H. Long, Timothy Stanley and P. Scott Cunningham. Free and open to the public.

The Deauville
6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Saturday, December 8 from 2 to 10 p.m.

University of Miami’s Art and Art History Department will feature the work of UM students earning their Masters in Fine Arts at the 5th Annual Cane Art Fair. Works on display include photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting and more. The exhibition will be on view by appointment through January 25, 2013,

Wynwood Building
2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Wynwood Art District


Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

The 2012 MAM Ball, titled “If These Walls Could Talk,” will commemorate Miami Art Museum’s 29 years at Cultural Center Plaza and celebrates its rich history, as well as its future in its new Museum Park facility. Next year, the Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Museum Park. The final MAM Ball at the Cultural Center will give guests a sneak peak of what’s to come. Dinner will be served in the upper-level gallery featuring a menu inspired by the new Museum’s waterfront bistro. Following dinner, guests will dance the night away under the stars on the magically-transformed outdoor plaza as they are joined by guests of Crash the Ball, the official After-Party of the MAM Ball. New Work Miami 2013, a tribute to Miami’s local art community, will be on view in the Museum’s lower-level gallery. Ball chairs are Patricia Papper, Patricia & William Kleh and Marcella & Daniel Novela. Single tickets are $1,000, and tables of ten range in price from $10,000 to $25,000.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

Blossoms Therapy Center, Miami Children’s Foundation and Samantha’s Purpose will host a fun and chic event that will highlight the work of local artists, along with the work of some very unique children. Curated by Abel Remon, participating artists are Leonor Anthony, Myra Wexler, Carlos A. Navarro, Tony Mendoza, Pilar L. Gray Benitez, Antonio Fortuna, Josie Rovira Ramirez, Celia Reigle, Julio Montainer, Maggie Genova-Cordovi, Maria Rovira-Lopez, Lee and Francis Cohen (Expression by Lee) and Michel Hernandez. Your $25 contribution entitles you to a complimentary drink, bar bites, live entertainment and a raffle ticket. The fundraising event is chaired by Norma Jean Abraham.

Cherry Blossom Learning Center
2731 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District


Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Primary Projects’ satellite space will host Asif’s Guns, a pop-up installation that simulates an authentic gun shop showcasing more than 300 firearms handcrafted from cardboard by Miami-born artist Asif Farooq. The shop will be loaded with replicas of contemporary weapons that range from a traditional snub-nosed revolver to an M16 assault rifle, all meticulously reproduced as to size, shape and individual components. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

167 N.W. 25th Street, Wynwood Art District


Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The works of Rainer Lagemann, Christian Awe, Douglass Freed, Hunt Slonem and Mario Velez on view in Etra.Fine Art’s Winter Group Show encapsulate the spirit of Miami, offering a schema of all that the city has to offer in its unique cultural diversity. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

Etra Fine Art
50 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District


Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The works of Uruguayan sculptor Pablo Atchugarry and mixed media artist Lara Campiglia will be celebrated at a cocktail reception hosted by Italian furniture and home décor purveyor Calligaris. Atchugarry, who will be in attendance at the reception, is scheduled to unveil five new creations specifically designed for Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. Campiglia will be exhibiting pieces from her “City from the Sky” series, inspired by an aerial perspective of men on earth. RSVP for the reception please.

Calligaris Miami
3915 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 103, Miami to RSVP


Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Celebrate Miami Art Week, mix and mingle with artists, collectors, out-of-towners and local ardent art lovers! Free for BAC members and Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami VIP card holders and exhibitions; $10 all others.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District


Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Over 30 emerging to mid-career contemporary international artists will be featured in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach. This is will be the inaugural exhibition in the new 8,000 square foot home of Art Fusion Galleries. The work will be on view through December 21.

Art Fusion Galleries
3550 N. Miami Avenue, Midtown Art District


Saturday, December 8 at 9 p.m.

Mestizo City, a 6,700 square-foot site-specific installation created by San Antonio-based designer Henry R. Muñoz III, is a playful interactive public space representing the vibrant Latino culture and its growing influence in the United States. Enter through one of four vinyl-coated nylon inflatable storefronts that represent the current obsession with global consumerism while serving as the backdrop for the commercial and social interactions inside the site. Once you have crossed the “border,” you will enter the town center. The focal point of Mestizo City, is Jarritos Cube. The 12x12x12-foot illuminated cube, composed of the iconic Mexican soda bottle, explores the idea of informal architecture by using a non-traditional building material to create a formal structure. The installation will be on view and open to the public on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday evening celebrate the Mestizo design aesthetic featuring a concert by El Chingon; the band led by internationally acclaimed film director Robert Rodriguez of “Machete” “Spy Kids” and “Sin City” fame. Admission is free.

Mestizo City
81 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District


Saturday, December 8 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Crash the Ball is the MAM Ball’s high-energy after party. Dance and celebrate Miami Art Week on the Museum’s outdoor plaza under the stars. Enjoy cocktails and a dessert bar by acclaimed Miami pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. Tickets are $100 presale and $150 at the door; $75 for MAM Contemporaries. Self-park at the Cultural Center Garage, 50 N.W. 2nd Avenue, or valet park on West Flagler Street ($10).

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami


Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The inaugural UR1 Music & Art Festival, featuring Kanye West, The Offspring and Lou Reed, will launch during Miami Art Week, blending music with world-class artists across multiple genres and generations. Thirty-four established and emerging contemporary and modern artists will explore performance, film, new media, sculpture, street art, painting and more with 30 site-specific installations in Bayfront Park. The 32-acre landscape designed by American sculptor Isamu Noguchi was revamped in the early 80s to introduce Miami as the gateway to the Americas. His vision for Bayfront Park as a place for the people is central to the concept of UR1 Festival. World renowned artists will pay tribute to music and art, including pop artist Russell Young paying tribute to legendary musicians with a major exhibition of works; Warhol superstar Ultra Violet lighting up the Miami sky with one of the world’s most powerful laser beams creating a bridge of light from the park to the Miami Beach Convention Center in her tribute to Noguchi’s Tower of Light; pop art photographer William John Kennedy’s tribute to Warhol and Indiana with a video montage and signature photographs; conceptional pop artist David Datuna’s tribute to British and American talent with alluring multi-media constructions; and sculptor Gino Miles’ nod to modernism with monumental works. A pseudo “Container Village,” consisting of large shipping containers in the northwest area of Bayfront Park, will serve as screening/exhibition studios as an aural, visual and spatial platform for the work. Cost to attend is $149 for a two-day all-access pass, which includes entrance to art fairgrounds and performances, rain or shine. Open to all ages.

Bayfront Park
301 N. Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami


Sunday, December 9 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

Following the Line, curated by Miami gallerist Carol Jazzar, advances the understanding of drawing in contemporary art, an arena that is increasingly preoccupied with mass spectacle, public space and multimedia. The exhibition features works made using graphite, ink, colored pencil, layered mylar, etching, aquatint and hand-drawn animation, all created with line as the primary unit of expression. The exhibition includes works by Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Naomi Fisher, Joanne Greenbaum, Klara Kristalova, Beatriz Monteavaro, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, and Jorge Pantoja. The gallery will be open special morning hours Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale
117 N.E. 2nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale



Sunday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU will host Breakfast in the Park, attended by art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world. The 9th annual Breakfast in the Park features internationally renowned artist Albert Paley, an active artist for over 40 years and the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. Paley holds an Endowed Chair at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates in Fine Art. Commissioned by both public and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. His mission is to restore the organic roots of sculpture. Infused with the rhythmic fluidity of Art Nouveau, Paley’s sculptures have been called mysterious, seductive and spirited. They are technologically ingenious and emotionally demanding. Breakfast in the Park will include an informal talk by Albert Paley, outdoor breakfast, and guided tours of The Sculpture Park at FIU.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at F.I.U.
10975 S.W. 17th Street. Miami


Sunday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to noon

The Lowe Art Museum will host its Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch, sponsored by Stella M. Holmes, followed by a lecture by Eugenio Lopez titled “A Collector’s Art: Highlights from the Jumex Collection.” On view will be an exhibition of more than 130 original numbered prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Varied in content and technique, the collection represents more than 40 years of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s versatile artistic career, and includes works of art that date from as early as 1962 through 2004. The exhibition is being toured in the United States for this first time in more than 15 years. The brunch is free for Art Basel VIP card holders and exhibitors.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-5587 RSVP


Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.

University of Miami Africana Studies Program Curator Ludlow Bailey and Indigo Design Group will host an indepth Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Fine Art. Topic of discussion will be African Diaspora Art representation at ABMB; Art Africa 2012; African Diaspora Art Culture in the Caribbean, London, New York, Miami and Havana; The New Black Aesthetic; The National Museum of African American History and Culture; Global Caribbean IV; and “Now Dig This.” Free and open to the public.

College of Arts & Sciences Gallery at UM
1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
305-302-9192 or 786-290-7359 RSVP


Sunday, December 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Miami Art Museum and University of Miami, Department of Philosophy, will host the Parodi Lecutre in Philosophy of Art, presenting Martha Buskirk, Professor of art history and criticism at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts. Ms. Buskirk’s talk is titled “Currency, Value, Hype.” Despite the astonishing volume of activity in the realm of contemporary art, the subject itself defies easy categorization. Tangible objects may still have a certain edge in the marketplace, but that is less true in other contexts where programming often centers on ephemeral gestures and their reception. How have recent situation-based works transformed expectations about art? To what degree do these simply draw attention to the larger role of art as a social nexus? Lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following lecture. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

Local developer David Lombardi and Jurarte Studios will host a party in celebration of a Espacios, the breakout exhibition of work by Venezuelan-born visual artist Ramon Aular del Valle. The show features a series of installations created by Aular depicting the growth, vulnerability and self discovery experience as people and their spaces evolve along the circle of life. The work will be on view from Monday through Sunday of Miami Art Week. Party sponsors include Lombardi Properties, The Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue, hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Adrienne and cocktails by El Cartel Tequila. Open to the public.

Lombardi Properties
167 N.W. 25th Street, Wynwood Art District


Sunday, December 9 from 8 to 10:45 p.m.

Miami’s preeminent documentary film festival will take place during Miami Art Week, kicking off on Friday at the North Miami Beach campus of Nova Southeastern University. Saturday and Sunday the screenings move to the California Club 6 in North Miami. The highlight of the Doc Miami Film Festival will be the closing night gala on Sunday at the Trump Plaza International with notable performers such as Tito Puente, Jr., Prince Emmanuel Abderele of Nigeria (visiting performer to Osun’s Village African Cultural Corridor), Kiki Sanchez, and Eloy “Rali”. Presentations of awards to the filmmakers will take place at the gala, along with presentation of the “El Rey Tito Puente” Contribution to the Arts Award to Grammy winner, Willy Chirino. Tickets for the Awards Gala are $100 p/p, which include dinner, dancing and concert.

Nova Southeastern University
1750 N.E. 167th Street, North Miami Beach
California Club 6 – Touchstar Cinemas
850 Ives Dairy Road, Miami
(305) 999-9393
Trump International Beach Resort
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach

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