This week, Miami will once again play host to some of the world’s largest and most important art fairs. The city is now home to more than 20 distinct pop-up art festivals during the coveted first week of December. Collectors, dealers, art advisors and art lovers will all travel to Miami Beach to view and acquire art by established and emerging artists.
Megan Fox Kelly will be at Miami Basel again this year, advising clients on the purchase of art to expand their collections, and working with them to orchestrate strategic sales of works in this international art marketplace.
Here is a guide to the key venues:
Art Basel Miami Beach
When: Dec. 3-6, 2015
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive
in Miami Beach
Art Basel's flourishing Miami offshoot will take over Miami Beach from December 3 - 6, 2015, with a special VIP opening on December 2nd. 267 international galleries are set to show as part of the fair's main sectors along with numerous events to present art and design throughout Miami Beach through the week.
Art Basel is comprised of multiple sectors, each of which has its own selection process and committee of experts, who review applications from galleries all over the world and select this year's participants. The nine sectors offer a diverse collection of artworks, including established artists and newly emerging artists, curated projects, site-specific experiential work, and video.
Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as pieces by a new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall.
For fairgoers who are looking for art beyond the booths, as part of Art Basel's show in Miami Beach, the Miami’s Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Street near the Convention Center, will be transformed into a massive sculpture park filled with over 20 large-scale installations, kinetic artworks and an array of performances by leading and emerging international artists. This is the fifth year Art Basel and the Bass Museum of Art have partnered to produce the Public sector of Art Basel Miami Beach.
Art Basel Miami Director Noah Horowitz gives his forecast for this week's fair in the Observer: http://observer.com/2015/11/art-basel-miami-beach-director-noah-horowitz-gives-his-fair-week-forecast/
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
When: December 1 - December 5
Where: Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Founded in 2005, PULSE is an established part of the annual art calendar with editions in New York and Miami Beach. The fair is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE Miami Beach welcomes galleries from three continents, with over 85% presenting three artists or fewer. Over a quarter of the fair is comprised of first-time exhibitors and nearly half participated in last year’s Miami edition.
NADA Art Fair Miami Beach
When: December 3-5, 2015
Where: Fontainebleau Hotel, 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach
Each December in Miami, NADA holds a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” NADA Miami Beach is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging contemporary art. Artinfo reports on the art, the dealers and NADA's new venue for 2015: http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2015/10/16/nada-miami-beach-brings-new-talent-to-a-new-home/
Other fairs: Aqua Art Miami; Art on Paper; Design Miami; Fridge Art Fair; Ink Miami; Miami Project; Satellite; Scope Miami; Untitled, Miami Beach
When: December 1 - 6, 2015
Where: Midtown Miami | Wynwood
3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137
Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 26th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.
Collections and Galleries:
The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation
95 NW 29 ST Miami, FL 33127
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, will be on view in Miami from December 2, 2015 through May 28, 2016. This exhibition will focus on and celebrate work made by more than a hundred female artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. These artists will be represented by paintings, photographs, sculptures and video installations that will entirely occupy the Foundation’s 28-gallery, 45,000-square-foot museum.
De La Cruz Collection, Contemporary Art Space
23 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137
The de la Cruz Collection presents their 2016 exhibition You've Got to Know the Rules...to Break Them which will be on view from December 1, 2015 to November 2016. Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz have selected a group of artists from their personal collection who have been associated with defining 21st century practice. Self-aware of the influence that technology and the rise of consumerism has had on their work, artists exhibited follow the cool forms of Minimalism, Conceptualism and Abstract Expressionism, while injecting their works with subtle negations of their own process. Looking at traditional techniques behind painting and sculpture, these works co-exist timelessly as strategies of stylistic appropriation raise questions of subjectivity and originality.
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
591 NW 27th Street Miami, FL 33127
The Warehouse exhibitions showcase art of our times featuring 20 and 21st century sculpture, photography, video, painting and large scale installation are by international artists culled from the renowned collection of Martin Z. Margulies.
Permeant Exhibition includes art by:
Pier Paolo Calzolari, Anthony Caro, Willem de Kooning, Donald Judd, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Flavin, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Amar Kanwar, Kiefer, Jannis Kounellis, Sol LeWitt, Joan Miró, Isamu Noguchi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, George Segal, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Franz West.
Wynwood Arts District
The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 70 Art Galleries, Retail Stores, Antique Shops, Eclectic Bars, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world.
Wynwood is a neighborhood in the City of Miami located north of downtown and roughly bounded by NW 36th Street (north), NW 20th Street (south), I-95 (west) and NE 1st Avenue (east). Gallery nights are held monthly, and the area is bustling during many of the annual art fairs held in Miami.