Cover image: Jordan Casey, Three Women Looking at Something, Michael Jon Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach
As every year, during the first week of December the world’s art capital will be Miami. With tens of art fairs organized simultaneously, Art Basel Miami Beach, Scope Miami, Pulse Miami Beach and Design Miami are a must-see.
This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach hosts 267 galleries. With the addition of new, innovative sections like “Nova” featuring works by living artists created in the last e years, the fair program is very rich in terms of events ranging from collection visits to film screenings.
Spencer Finch, Study for Goldberg Variations 1, 2, 3, Galerie Nordenhake, Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
Jonathan Monk, Untitled (1981-85), Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
Frank Stella, Damascus Gate, Stretch Variation II, Half Size, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
Having visited Art Basel Miami Beach, Pulse and Scope are also compulsory destinations. Galleries like Bryce Wolkowitz, Patrick Heide and Mixed Greens are among the highlights of this year’s Pulse. On the other hand, Scope is particularly interesting with its projects realized with young and dynamic partners like VH1 and Juxtapoz as well as its Breeder section introducing new galleries to the art world.
Jawshing Arthur Liou, Kora, 2011-2012, Pictura Gallery, Pulse Art Fair 2015.
Gianluca Traina, Watch Me, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Scope Art Fair 2015.
Another art fair in Miami with growing popularity is NADA. Organized by the New Art Dealers Alliance, this non-profit event positions itself as an alternative to the mainstream art fairs. The participants are dynamic galleries representing young and emerging artists, including Anat Ebgi, Night Gallery ve White Columns.
Mikael Brkic, Board with Grapefruits, Board with Lemons, Board with Limes. NADA Art Fair.
Art Miami is not to be skipped either. As the anchor fair in Miami, it hosts many important galleries from both the USA and Europe. It takes place at the famous Wynwood Arts District and hosts 82,000 visitors every year. CONTEXT, the sister fair to Art Miami, is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists, the first edition of which was launched in 2012.
Dominic Harris, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Priveekollektie, Art Miami 2015.
For design enthusiasts, Design Miami is another occasion not to be missed. Hosting the leading design galleries of the globe, the fair does not only feature contemporary design but also a distinguished selection of seminal works from the 20th century .
Maria Pergay, Pouf Vague, Wave Bench,Demisch Danant, Design Miami 2015.
2015 Miami Beach and Miami Fairs List
Pulse Miami Beach, Dec. 1-5
Art Miami, Dec. 1-6
Art on Paper, Dec. 1-6
CONTEXT, Dec. 1-6
Miami Project, Dec. 1-6
Pinta Miami, Dec. 1-6
PRIZM, Dec. 1-13
Satellite, Dec. 1-6
Scope Miami, Dec. 1-6
Conception Miami, Dec. 2-6
Design Miami, Dec. 2-6
Ink Miami, Dec. 2-6
Untitled Miami Beach, Dec. 2-6
Red Dot Art, Dec. 2-6
SPECTRUM Miami, Dec. 2-6
NADA Miami Beach, Dec. 3-5
Fridge Art Fair, Dec. 3-6
Aqua Art Miami, Dec. 3-6
Art Basel Miami Beach, Dec. 3-6