Art Basel Miami Guide: The “Sand Between My Toes” Edition
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Miami for art lovers. Art Basel Miami returns with an earlier start date, November 30th. After last year’s COVID hiatus, I am more than ready to walk miles through tents, the Miami Beach Convention Center, and Ice Palace Studios. To begin, I anticipate feeling some “sand between my toes” after visiting this year’s first stop: Untitled, Art’s press preview on November 29th.
Read some information about the 6 art fairs that I’ll be going to. At the end, you can find a list of other fairs, museum exhibitions, and events that take place during Miami Art Week.
Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring a mask. Enjoy!
Art Basel Miami Beach
The 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 253 leading galleries from around the globe. The five sectors are titled: Galleries, Positions, Nova, Survey and Edition. In addition, 16 large-scale projects (monumental works) will be exhibited in Meridians curated by Magalí Arriola. Don’t miss attending Conversations curated by private art dealer and author Edward Winkleman.
Visitors will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to gain access to the halls. Alternatively, visitors may opt to voluntarily provide proof of vaccination or recent recovery from COVID-19 to gain entry. Check the Art Basel website for details.
December 1-5. Vernissage December 1.
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | www.artbasel.com/miami-beach
Art Miami (and CONTEXT)
The 31st edition of Art Miami returns with more than 135 international galleries. Thousands of works from more than 700 artists will be on display and Art Miami Show Group also presents, ART MIAMI + ONLINE: curated online acquisition rooms for viewing, buying, selling and learning about art. Sister fair, CONTEXT that supports emerging and mid-career artists returns for its 9th edition and features 61 international galleries.
December 1 – 5. Vernissage November 30.
The Art Miami Pavilion, One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street, Downtown Miami. On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways | www.artmiami.com
The 17th edition of Design Miami is curated by incoming curator, Wava Carpenter and will feature 35 over 35 gallery and Curio exhibitions. If you can’t attend in person, visit the Design Miami website where you can find a digital format alongside an online program of design talks and 3D virtual tours. This year’s presentation will explore the theme of Human Kind spotlighting design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected future.
December 1 – 5
Pride Park on Convention Center Drive; Between 18th and 19th Streets, Miami Beach | https://shop.designmiami.com/pages/dm21-visitor-info
The 19th edition of NADA Miami (New Art Dealers Alliance) will feature over 100 exhibitors across three sections: Galleries; NADA Projects, an open, exhibition-like presentation of new art from emerging voices; and Publishers, presented by Printed Matter and Exile Books. Additionally, the fair in partnership with TD Bank will inaugurate Curated Spotlight. Curated by Ebony L. Haynes, the section will feature eight solo presentations by exhibiting galleries.
December 1 – 4
Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 | www.newartdealers.org
SCOPE Miami Beach celebrates its 20th edition this year with over 110 international galleries participating. New to the SCOPE pavilion this year is The New Contemporary Presents, an experiential multidisciplinary program featuring large scale installations, music performances, and panel discussions. Attend a morning healing program and guided mediation on South Beach; see SuperchiefGalleryNFT, the World’s First IRL NFT Gallery, will host daily NFT Showcases; and sip on Grey Goose while attending one of the evening performances.
December 1 – 5
801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | https://scope-art.com
Celebrating its 10th edition, Untitled Art presents over 100 international contemporary galleries. The fair innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of international galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. This year there will be curated performances, the Monuments Sector, Special Projects and the Untitled Art Podcast.
November 30 – December 4
Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach | www.untitledartfairs.com/miami-beach