Arts: A Comprehensive Guide to Art Basel 2012

It’s here! Art Basel 2012. The SunPost has compiled a comprehensive list of all the fun events to attend starting today, Thursday November 29 and running through the weekend. Some of the cool shows will run through the new year. So enjoy our once-a-year dunking into all things creative.

Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 p.m.
New World School of the Arts high school and college visual arts alumni will make more than 100 works of art available for purchase at just $25, $50, and $100, with all the funds from purchased work going to NWSA visual arts division for its scholarship coffers. The works, which vary in size and scope, offer something for everyone – from larger than life paintings to minute etches and drawings. Free and open to the public. Work not sold during the reception will remain for sale through December 21, Monday – Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.
New World Gallery
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami

Thursday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Interact with the exhibit by recieving a wristband for free entry to Get Low
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
2239 NW 2nd Ave., Miami

Thursday, November 29 at 7pm – 11pm
Gallery 212 Miami is a Cutting-edge Contemporary Art Gallery – Music Studio – Event Space featuring group shows in photography, fine art, sculpture and design with international galleries in collaboration and an A-list of select local and international artists.  Their Annual  Meet the Artists, Meet the Press  International Exhibition Opening Night Gala takes place tonight. Featuring a score of fabulous local, national and international artists. These include Pop Artist Michael Perez, Robin Noel Hiers, Matt Stock Photo, Anne Deon, Art of Murf, Von Fraunberg Art Gallery & Dusseldorf Academy of Art Young German Masters; Agata Agatowska, Maxim Wakultschik, Florian Fausch, Knowledge Bennett Gallery; Knowledge Bennett, Galeria Mayra; Master Artist Pedro Zubizarreta, Mural / Street Artist “Txemy”, Sergey Ashkeev & Irina Davydova and Signa.  Do not miss World-renowned Fashion Designer Carlos Falchi ‘s“50 Year Retrospective Tribute to the Fashion Industry” Art Fashion Fusion Preview. Gallery 212 Resident Artists exhibiting include  SEAN MURDOCK, JONATHAN DVORETZ, JOHN PATE, FRED LOVE, CHARLOTTE OEDEKOVEN and FRANCISCO TOSTA. Special Exhibition running through January, 2013.
Gallery 212 Miami
2407 NW 2nd Ave. Wynwood.

Thursday, November 29 at 7pm – 11pm.
Artist: Jörg Döring (Germany), Jordi Gomez (Spain), Karin Vermeer (Netherlands), Andras Bartos (Hungary), Werner Lehmann (Germany), Kristiane Semar (Germany), Trek 6 (Miami), CP1-Claudio Picasso (Miami), SK545 (Miami), Diana Contreras (Miami), Cristina Isabel Rivera (Miami), Kazilla (Miami). Opening reception tonight with complimentary Food and Drink.  Free.
Brisky Gallery,
130 Northwest 24th St; Miami.

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, November 30 at 7 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. It opens with a public reception that is free and open to all. Open throughout Miami Art Week and until January 26,2013, Foreverglades can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
Freedom Tower at MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

Friday, November 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Join Real Miami Housewife Karent Sierra, artist Eleazar Delgado and a host of South Florida socialites for a fundraising evening to benefit Gene Spotlight. View Delgado’s newest collection inspired by South Florida living. RSVP please.
Eleazar Delgado Studio
2703 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District

Saturday, December 1.
The installation Foreverglades will establish a locally conscious perspective and conceptual focus on environmental protection and sustainability of South Florida’s fragile Everglades. Featured artists are Cracking Art Group and William Sweetlove. Curators: Gloria Porcella, Jeremy Mikolajczak, Wendy M. Blazier. Special event: Breakfast with the artists. December 5, 10am – 12noon.
Miami Dade’s Historic Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Opening Saturday, December 1
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 Gables

Saturday, December 1.
Desert Model is the exhibition of the brazilian artist Luca Arruda at the Frederic Snitzer Gallery during Art Basel Miami Beach. Opening, December 6, from 7pm – 10pm.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery,
2247 NW 1st Place, Miami.
305 448 8976

Sunday, December 2, 4pm – 7pm.
To kick off Art Basel Miami Beach Week, Congress South Beach will unveil a new landmark mural by renowned local artist, Daniel Fila, better known as “Krave.” Krave, inspired by the Art Deco décor of the hotel, is creating a pin-up inspired mural incorporating his signature style. The mural will stay up provisionally and will be visible by passersby on Ocean Drive. Photographer Tomas Loewy, known for his unusual street, event and fashion photography, will also showcase his works as floating canvasses in Congress South Beach’s oceanfront rooftop pool. Opening reception at the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar, complimentary cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka, and music as the sun sets over Miami.
Congress South Beach
1052 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

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 needed.
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 – 9 from 7pm – 10pm.
Marni presents, for the first time in the US, the exhibition “L’Arte del Ritratto” by Francesco Jodice with a new edition of 125 chairs from the Marni Charity Project, which will be sold exclusively at the Marni Miami boutique. “L’arte del Ritratto” is a photographic exhibition depicting the world of Marni. A project in collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Francesco Jodice, that continues his artistic research based on the work of cataloging: the chairs, made by Colombian craftsmen, became the stage where Marni employees pose: a tribute dedicated to them destined to last over time.
Opening reception Dec 6 with the artist. 7pm.
Marni, 3930 NE 2nd Ave; Miami.

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, the press and benefit guests who pay $25 to benefit Miami Art Museum.
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 was 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

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 – 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 – 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.
Miami Project
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

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. Mon – Fri | 10am – 5pm
This year’s re-installation of the collection features works that showcase the versatility of paper as a medium. Artists featured in the exhibition, such as Richard Tuttle, Marlene Dumas, John Baldessari, Elizabeth Peyton, Kai Althoff and others creatively implement and reference paper through collage, sculpture, etchings and two-dimensional works. Curator: Tiffany Chestler
Craig Robins Collection,
3841 NE 2nd Ave, Miami.

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 All Day
A Shared Wall Graffiti Installation with National Artists including Kems, enue, wane, preys, twis, rath, remote, abstrk, reds, back, bean, skie (ser2), sket & his boy nick, shiro, kaput, dar, sk, bash, dolla,3i7, dism, daks, begr, esteh, atomik, versuz, yanoe
2337 NW 5th Ave; Miami

Wednesday, December 5
Matt Stock Photo enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the Florida native will return to Gallery 212 Miami and Miami Publicist to participate as a featured artist for the second year in a row during their International Group Exhibition during Art Basel.  The group exhibition will run through January, 2013 but due to his extremely tight shooting schedule Matt Stock the photographer himself along with his originals and limited editions will be available for a short time only, through December 10, 2012 at this location.
Gallery 212 Miami,
2407 NW 2nd Ave. Wynwood

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 – 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

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

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.
Oxenberg Fine Art
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

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 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  at 6-10pm.
Soña Holman (Austin, TX) “Paintings & Paperworks”   Artist Soña Holman is represented during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 by Miami Publicist and was carefully selected by jurors to feature at Verge Art Miami Beach in the highly competitive ‘Project Exhibitors’ platform.  $20 & $15 Students. FREE ADMISSION FRI-SUN. Exhibition Hours Fri & Sat, Noon -8pm. Sun, Noon-6pm.
Verge Art Miami Beach  at the Essex House and Clevelander Hotels,
1001 Collins Ave. + 1020 Ocean Drive @ 10th St. (Across from the Wolfsonian)

Thursday, December 6   from 12noon to 8pm
For the tenth consecutive year, Miami Children’s Museum iwill host ArtKids during Art Basel. 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 Educators, volunteers, and selected artists. Through December 9th. Advanced registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. Registration forms can be found at Email registration form to or fax to 305-373-5431.

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 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, 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 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 & 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 – 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.


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