Miami 2011 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.

SocialMiami's 2011 Art Basel Guide is sponsored by Stella M. Holmes and The Brickellian.


Myths and Legends - Opening Reception

Monday, November 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

See Myths and Legends by multi-media artist Sheila Elias at a pre-Art Basel opening hosted by Deepak Sony, head of the Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors. This series by Elias is a new vision, executed on the iPad and then enlarged on canvas. Both challenging and complex, the series explores painting and layering using today’s digital tools. Ms. Elias has worked in Los Angeles, New York and her native Chicago, and her work is in numerous collections around the world, including the Brooklyn, Bass and Lowe Art Museums. Elias has also exhibited at The Louvre in Paris. Somewhere - Anywhere, a mid-career survey, has just been published. Join her and Deepak Sony for a reception to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. Email for more information or to RSVP.

Studio of Sheila Elias
1510 N.E. 130th Street, North Miami
Sheila@SheilaElias.com



Great Masters – Opening Reception

Monday, November 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Great Masters brings together international masterworks by some of the world’s most notorious contemporary artists of the 20th century, including Jesus Soto, Alejandro Otero, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Bernar Venet, Agostino Bonalumi and Victor Vasarely. Also featured are Biennale de Paris award winner Francisco Salazar, mathematically precision pieces from Italy-based Victor Lucena, experimentation with monochromatic red paintings by Bernard Aubertin and Conscious Paintings by Carlos Cabeza. The 24 museum-caliber pieces will be on view at O. Ascanio Gallery from November 25 to December 17, open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The opening reception, sponsored by Polar Beer, is free and open to the public.

O. Ascanio Gallery
2600 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-571-9036
www.OascanioGallery.com





Pop It! – VIP Reception

Monday, November 28 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Meet artist Leonardo Hidalgo and view a new series of work for Art Basel Miami Beach. Hosted by Biscayne Capital, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. RSVP please.

Biscayne Captial Headquarters
1548 Brickell Avenue, Miami
786-217-0130
RSVPMiamiArt@gmail.com



Poetics of Expansion: Nine Views of Contemporary Argentine Photography – Opening Reception

Monday, November 28 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Miami’s Dot Fiftyone Gallery, in collaboration with Foster Catena Gallery in Buenos Aires, will present Poetics of Expansion: Nine Views of Contemporary Argentine Photography. The exhibition features a selection of works by emerging and established artists. Far from a classical notion of photography as a means of register, these artists and their approaches indicate the expansion of a support in a process of redefinition. The work on exhibit here in Miami –a crucial center for the interaction of art from around the world– participates in current debates on photography in general, questioning its possibilities and scope. The gallery hours are Mon – Fri from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dot Fiftyone Gallery
51 N.W. 36th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-527-4422
http://www.DotFiftyOne.com


5th Annual Tastemakers Showcase

Monday, November 28 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Ornare, the most sought-after luxury kitchen, bath and closet brand out of Brazil, will host its 5th Annual Tastemakers Showcase, known as an unofficial kickoff to Art Week. 2011's most prestigious designers, architects and builders will be highlighted with 600 to 800 design professionals, artists, collectors and cultural influencers expected to attend. SocialMiami's docu-coverage of this event is sponsored by Stella M. Holmes and The Brickellian.

Ornare
3930 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suites 102/103
Miami Design District
305-438-0260
http://www.Ornare.com




Q&A with Interior Designer David Landau

Designer David J. Landau understands the human value of fine design and prides himself on combining beauty with functional value and flawless construction. Everything he creates, from complete palatial interiors to individual objects of art, is designed to touch the soul of its owner.

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6th Annual Zones Art Fair Miami – Preview

Tuesday, November 29 from noon to 2 p.m.

Zones Art Fair focuses on up-and-coming artists and making their works more accessible to the public. The Fair, curated by Miami-base artist Charo Oquet, also features emerging Caribbean art, as well as sculpture, painting, video and performance art. Admission is free. Fair hours are Thurs & Fri from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast served on Thurs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a reception is planned for Sat from 8 to 10 p.m.

Zones Art Fair
47 N.E. 25th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-303-8852
http://www.ZonesArtFair.com



Seven Miami – Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 29 from 1 to 8 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 second 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, and the Fair is open Tues - Sun from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fair’s opening festivities include a BBQ on Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Seven Miami
2637 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District
http://www.Seven-Miami.com



SCOPE Miami – FirstView Benefit

Tuesday, November 29 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Located in the heart of the Wynwood Art District, SCOPE Miami returns for its 11th year. This year’s edition will present 80 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 special artist projects, including: a performance by United Emirates artist, Chokra; the installation, Hello World, courtesy of artist Christopher Baker; and DB Burkman’s installation, Stuck Up. The fair opens to the media and VIPs with its FirstView Benefit on Thursday; free for VIPs or $100 donation to The SCOPE Foundation. The Fair is open Weds - Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SCOPE Miami
N.E. 1st Avenue at 30th Street
Wynwood Art District
www.Scope-Art.com






ART ASIA MIAMI - VIP Vernissage

Tuesday, November 29 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Established in 2008, Art Asia is the premier and only Asian contemporary art fair in the US, serving as a platform for galleries from around the world to showcase the best of established and emerging Asian artists. This year Art Asia Miami will further develop the presence of Near Eastern, Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian galleries and artists paying special attention to broadening the understanding of Asian contemporary art. The Fair will host programming, including artist talks, curatorial tours and discussion panels. Vernissage open to VIP cardholders, press and invited guests. Fair hours are Weds - Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. One day admission is $20; students $15.

Art Asia Miami
N.E. 1st Avenue at 30th Street, Miami Midtown
212-268-6148
http://www.ArtAsiaFair.com



Art Miami - Opening Night Benefit and VIP Preview

Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Miami's longest running contemporary art fair, Art Miami, will host an Opening Night Cocktail Reception to benefit The Lotus House Women's Shelter in Wynwood Art District. The Lotus House/Art Miami partnership has already raised more than $70,000 and is an integral part of Art Miami’s larger commitment to the City of Miami. A number of women from The Lotus House will be employed to work at the Fair. Tickets for the benefit are $25, available online or at the door. Following the benefit at 7 p.m., Art Miami’s VIP Preview will open for all Art Miami VIP cardholders. This has become a “can’t miss” event, giving serious collectors, museum professionals, curators, art enthusiasts, gallerists and artists the first view of some of the finest and most important works offered in the contemporary market. Experience Art Miami’s gallery-like ambience in the state-of-the-art 125,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion with its VIP Lounge designed by Juan Montoya.

The Art Miami Pavilion at Midtown Miami
3101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
561-745-5690 for information
www.Art-Miami.com



Black Sculpture – Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

New York-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo’s new work will open at Charest-Weinberg. Mastrangelo approaches sculpture as a communion of concept, form and materials, and he has become known for using unexpected materials that heighten the work’s critical effect. For instance, his Avarice, 2008, based on the Aztec calendar, was made entirely from white Mexican corn; and Felix, 2009, a life-sized statue of a Colombian coca farmer is cast from pure cocaine. For Black Sculpture Mastrangelo created exact molds based on the work of Frank Stella and Ad Reinhardt, which he cast out of compacted gunpowder. By forging the work of canonical artists in gunpowder, Mastrangelo simultaneously pays homage to the work of earlier iconoclasts and seeks to destroy them. The exhibition will be on view through February. Gallery hours Thurs – Sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

Charest-Weinberg
250 N.W. 23rd Street, #408, Wynwood Art District
305-292-0411



Miami SOLO – Exclusive Premiere

Tuesday, November 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Powered by Artexpo New York, Miami SOLO is a new addition to Art Week Miami this year. The show will present 100 established and emerging artists who have traveled from around the world to exhibit. Open Weds – Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3011 N.E. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
330-278-1012



Jazz & Models – Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Jazz & Models, a collection of works by photographer Marco Glaviano, will open with a reception to honor the artist, a pioneer in fashion photography with over 500 covers and editorials in print. The exhibition features 26 images spanning the 70s to the present and combines Glaviano’s love for jazz and his eye for beauty. He is recognized as an influential force in developing supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Paulina Porizkova and Stephanie Seymour.

Nest Casa
1020 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach



DESIGN MIAMI/ - Vernissage

Tuesday, November 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The 7th edition of Design Miami/ will feature the world’s leading galleries specializing in 20th and 21st century collectible design. The Show is the most prominent and substantive forum for design, representing a convergence of commerce and culture. Its annual shows in Basel, Switzerland in June and Miami in December bring together the most influential gallerists, collectors, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Fair hours are Weds – Sat from noon to 8 p.m. and Sun noon to 6 p.m. One-day tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors with ID.

Design Miami/
Miami Beach Convention Center P-Lot
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach
305-572-0866
http://www.DesignMiami.com



Red Dot Miami – Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 29 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. Tickets for the opening reception are $25, which includes daily access to the fair. Fair hours are Weds from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thurs - Sat from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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



The Wind Doesn’t Have a Plan – Artist Reception

Tuesday, November 29 at 6 p.m.

In collaboration with Galleria Ca’ d’Oro and The Brickellian, Miami Dade College will present The Wind Doesn’t Have a Plan. Blue and Joy, characters created by artists Favio La Fauci and Daniele Sigalot, make their U.S. debut with an exciting outdoor exhibition at the historic Freedom Tower Gallery. Meet the artists at the opening reception and view 26 of the artists’ works, including small-scale versions of Paperplanes, an outdoor public art display, on Brickell Avenue, curated by Gloria Porcella, Lamberto Petrecca and Stella Holmes. The Freedom Tower exhibition can be viewed Tues – Sun during Art Week from noon to 4 p.m

Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower
Second Floor Gallery
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-237-3959
www.MDC.edu/SpecialEvents



MOCA, Vanity Fair & Vanity Fair International Party

Tuesday, November 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

MOCA kicks off Art Basel with its annual Vanity Fair International Party. MOCA and Dewars present Double Acts celebrating MOCA / Sandra Brant and Ingrid Sischy on the occasion of the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach and 15 years of MOCA. Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop, a major exhibition of the artist’s work from 1998 to the present, will open, bringing together 25 works, including a major new light installation of a solar eclipse. The party is free for all MOCA members, Art Basel VIP cardholders and exhibitors. $25 admission for non-members.

MOCA
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami
305-893-6211
RSVP@MOCANoMi.org




Blend – Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Blend, a site-specific multi-media exhibition conceived and executed by a group of innovative local Miami artists, will feature live performances, poetry, sculptures and video. Open Weds – Fri from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun from noon to 3 p.m. An additional reception and performance will be held on Sat from 7 to 9 p.m.

Las Tias
2834 North Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District
www.LasTias.com



DONNA KARAN’S URBAN ZEN POP-UP STORE AT MOCA – Opening

Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

Urban Zen, Donna Karan’s personal retail business, will have a pop-up store at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) during Art Basel Miami Beach and throughout the holidays. Artwork, jewelry, and home accessories produced by Haitian artisans will be featured, made from stone, wood, paper, metal, tobacco leaves and horn and transformed into objects of beauty. Karan, who has been a frequent visitor to Haiti since its earthquake, collaborates directly with the artisans of Haiti, sharing design and manufacturing ideas. Also on display will be clothing and accessories by designer Nektar de Stagni. All sales proceeds from the Urban Zen pop-up store will be donated to benefit MOCA North Miami and the Urban Zen Foundation, specifically for its Hope, Help & Rebuild Haiti mission. Open Weds from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thurs – Mon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami
305-893-6211
http://www.MOCANoMi.org



On the Edge of Light - Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Experience On the Edge of Light, a multi-media group exhibition that explores five artists’ interpretation of different qualities of light. The experience begins outside, with a streetscape dance of light installation. Inside, paintings invoke imagery of the Northern Lights and a hovering light-filled cloud challenges concepts of positive and negative space. Curated by Arthur Dunkelman and Tina Spiro, the exhibition features works by Fernando Calzadilla, Janet Slom, Tina Spiro, Yasmin Spiro, Paul Stoppi and student artists from Design Architecture Senior High (DASH). The reception is free and open to the public, with refreshments and drinks provided by Prairie Organic Vodka. Free parking is available. The gallery will be open Weds & Thurs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat from 6:30 to 10 p.m.; and Sun from noon to 4 p.m.

Maor Gallery
3030 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-573-9995
www.MaorMiami.org



REMBRANDT’S EROTIC SECRETS – Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 29 at 8 p.m.

See an extraordinary exhibit that will showcase what historians, curators and collectors have for centuries declared the iconic Dutch artist’s “dirty little secrets.” The World Erotic Art Museum will unveil an assemblage of 20 of the only existing erotic etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1609-69). The exhibition will offer a provocative new perspective on the artist deemed by many as “one of the greatest prophets of civilization.” The etchings meld the earthly with the spiritual, and are among the nudes, biblical, and Greek mythological studies which will be on display through March 31. Museum hours are Mon – Thurs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fri & Sat from 11 a.m. to midnight. Admission is $15; no one under 18 will be admitted.

The World Erotic Art Museum
1205 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-532-9336
http://www.WEAM.com



Deaf Poets & Space Between Words

Tuesday, November 29 at 10 p.m.

South Florida Music Obsessed will host an Art Basel Pre-Party Kickoff with Deaf Poets & Space Between Words, two local bands. Deaf Poets is Miami duo Sean Wouters and Nicolas Espinosa, and Space Between Words is Miami-base with a 70’s garage rock sound with a bit of local flavor grooves mixed in. $5 cover; must be 21 years of age to attend.

Bardot
3456 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127



Dream Catcher

Tuesday – Saturday, November 29 to December 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Dream Catcher is an annual festival that takes place every December. It presents young promising artists from around the world to collectors, critics and art-lovers. Artists are invited during the year, and installations and unusual media art is selected. In 2011 seven artists were selected: Anibal Vallejo (Colombia); Emilio Garcia (Spain); Pablo Lehmann (Argentina); Ryan McCann (USA); SYN group; Taro Hattori (Japan\USA); and Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine)..

Black Square Gallery
2248 N.W. 1st Place, Wynwood Art District



New Exhibitions at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

Tuesday – Sunday, November 29 – December 4

The Margulies Collection’s 13th season of exhibitions includes new works of sculpture, photography, video and painting, as well as the collection’s permanent installations. Sculpture: Nancy Rubins, Bruce Nauman, Yuichi Higashionna, Kaz Oshiro, Izaak Zwartjes; Photography: Mary Ellen Mark, John Baldessari, Jonathan Monk, Ed Ruscha, Isaac Julien; Video: Hiraki Sawa, David Claerbout, Antonia Wright & Ruben Millares; Painting: Gregor Hildebrandt, Lawrence Carroll, Lydia Gifford, Frank Stella, Justin Beal. Extended hours during Art Week: Tues – Sat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and Sun from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $10 with all proceeds going directly to the Lotus House Shelter for Homeless Women and Children. Miami Dade students are free.

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
591 N.W. 27th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-576-1051
http://www.MarguliesWarehouse.com



11th Annual Breakfast Installation - Opening Morning

Wednesday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to noon

Incubation is Jennifer Rubell’s exploration of the creative act, simultaneously addressing the creation of food, the creation of life, and the creation of art. The installation incorporates two essential halves of the creative act: an incubation gallery where yogurt is being made; and an observation gallery where the yogurt is anointed with honey and then consumed. Incubation continues every morning through Sunday.

Rubell Family Collection
95 N.W. 29th Street, Miami
305-673-6090
www.RFC.museum



You Are Here Forever - Breakfast Preview

Wednesday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to noon

Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, You Are Here Forever is a group exhibition set in the iconic 1950’s converted garage, home and garden of Carol Jazzar. Ten international artists, most based in NYC, will show new work inspired by Miami’s history and urban developments. Open daily during Art Basel from 9 a.m. to noon with an opening party set for Fri from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Carol Jazzar’s residence
158 N.W. 91st Street, Miami



INK Miami 2011 - Preview Breakfast

Wednesday, November 30 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 an Artist Talk with Jose Lerma on Thurs at 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 Weds from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thurs - Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Suites of Dorchester Hotel
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
212-674-6095
http://www.InkArtFair.com



Stiltsville Illuminated

Wednesday, November 30 from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

Stiltsville Illuminated, featuring photographer Matt Stock’s Painting with Light in the Dark®, is a benefit for Shake-a-Leg Miami and The Stiltsville Trust. Sponsored by Bacardi and the Port of Miami and presented in partnership with Ransom Everglades School, the event includes a private reception with participating artists, a boat ride to and from historic Stiltsville, and an illuminated artistic presentation on Biscayne Bay. Matt Stock brings untold stories into the limelight through his photography. He actively participates with the Special Olympics as an official photographer to tell inspiring stories of exceptional people. Other artists are: Carlos Alves and J.C. Carroll, Michele Ariemma, Lynn Fecteau, “The Bridge Project”, Rebecca Kyourac, David Lebo, Joyce Neilsen, Erik Speyer, Ida Tejada, Paula Turk, Clara Varas, and “Emily C. Moises Center.” Tickets are $150 and all ticket sales benefit the children of Shake-a-Leg Miami and The Stiltsville Trust.

Historic Coast Guard Hangar at Shake-a-Leg Miami
2620 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
305-858-5550
www.ShakeaLegMiami.org



Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 – Vernissage

Wednesday, November 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.


Miami Beach will host the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. An exclusive selection of more than 260 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show allows you to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks. For its 10th year, Art Basel Miami Beach will present public art in Collins Park; art video in SoundScape Park on the large-scale outdoor projection wall of the New World Center; special events and performances that take place across Miami Beach. Fair hours are Thurs – Sat from noon to 8 p.m., Sun noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $40 for a one-day ticket; permanent pass $85; evening (after 4 p.m.) ticket $28; reduced one-day ticket for students with ID, seniors and groups of 10 or more $23; school groups through grade 12 $8; free for children under 16 accompanied by an adult; and combined ticket with DesignMiami $55. One-hour guided tours available in English and Spanish, call 305-891-7270, Ext. 4. Art Kids, a daycare center for children, open daily under the supervision of the Miami Children’s Museum’s well-trained staff (call 305-373-5437, Ext. 104).

Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Galleries, Art Nova, Art Positions, Art Kabinett)
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
305-674-1292
http://www.ArtBasel.com



Rituals by Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi - Cocktail Vernissage

Wednesday, November 30 from 7 - 11 p.m.

Colombian artist Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi makes her Art Basel week debut with Rituals, an exhibition exploring gender relations and cultural traditions in the Middle East. The socio-political series is the latest collection of works inspired by Moreno-Yaghoubi’s perspectives of women from around the world. Her show comes to life through a mosaic of black and white installation pieces and an assemblage of obscure mixed media oil paintings.

Miami Art Space
244 N.W. 35th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-751-9641
http://www.CeciliamArt.com



Meet the Artists – Opening Night Gala

Wednesday, November 30 at 8 p.m.

The Miami Arts Charter School will be the beneficiary of Gallery 212 Miami’s opening night gala with a portion of ticket and art sales going to the school. The gallery’s Art Basel exhibition features works by Brazilian Painter Jose Yossi; Guantanamo by Mariella Sosa, a rare photo story of Gloria & Emilio Estefan and Andy Garcia’s trip in 1995; and Matt Stock’s Stiltsville Illuminated. At the opening there will be installations and performance by students of Miami Arts Charter School. Tickets are $40 in advance if purchased at the gallery, $50 online and $75 at the door. The gallery will be open during Art Basel daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Gallery 212 Miami
2407 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
786-431-1957
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/208478



Art Public – Opening Night

Wednesday, November 30 from 8 to 10 p.m.

To mark its 10th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach will inaugurate a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art, transforming Collins Park with unique artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging talents. Works on display at Art Public will engage directly with the viewers, interrupting the daily routine of passersby in poetic and surprising ways. See LA-based artist Glenn Kaino who will gather hundreds of volunteers to stage an unprecedented collective action that proposes to rekindle our belief in the value of art and artists in this time of crisis. As part of the project, the volunteers will help lift a 20’x20’ platform invoking iconic attractions of the 1939 Chicago World’s Fair throughout the entire duration of Art Basel Miami Beach. On view through Sun.

Collins Park (in front of the Bass Museum)
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach



Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business – Member & VIP Reception

Wednesday, November 30 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Erwin Wurm, an artist living and working in Vienna, combines various art forms - sculpture, photography, performance - into a unique personal view of the everyday world. Drawing on history, humour and philosophy, Wurm creates light-hearted art works with at times serious messages. His large sculptural works, which have a grand theatrical scale, attract us to interact and participate. Beauty Business, Wurm’s first cohesive focus on the home or dwelling, is produced in collaboration with Dallas Contemporary and curated by Peter Doroshenko, Director/Dallas Contemporary, Texas. Special museum hours during Art Basel are Mon – Weds from noon to 5 p.m. and Thurs – Sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8; seniors & students $6; free for members and basspass members, Miami Beach residents and children under 6. Beauty Business will be on view through March 4.

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530
http://www.BassMuseum.org



Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair - VIP Preview Opening

Wednesday, November 30 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair began in 2005 as an experimental project to bring west coast galleries and artists to Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. It quickly established its reputation as one of the best hotel art fairs in the U.S. Based in Seattle, the fair has a distinctly west coast character showcasing vibrant and noteworthy programs in its region. The fair supports young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early mid-career artists. Open Thurs - Sat from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach



Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices – Daily Breakfasts

Tuesday – Saturday, November 30 – December 3 at 9 a.m.

CIFO will present selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection in Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices, curated by Jesús Fuenmayor and Philippe Pirotte. The exhibition includes over 60 pieces by 41 artists from different generations and latitudes, who share a common experience of promoting and transforming conceptualist practices. CIFO will celebrate Art Basel week with Daily Breakfasts that feature tours, discussions and interactive events. The exhibition is open daily through Sun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CIFO
1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami
305-455-3380
www.CIFO.org



New World Center Tours – Art Basel Week Schedule

Wednesday – Saturday, November 30 to December 3

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Frank Gehry’s design objectives further the functional goal of training the next generation of exceptions orchestral musicians. Tours are Weds – Sat at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, and reservations are required.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-673-3331 Box Office
http://www.NWS.edu



The Post-War & Contemporary Art Exhibition

Wednesday – Saturday, November 30 – December 3

See a selection of extraordinary post-war and contemporary artworks that will be offered at auction at Christie’s London in February 2012. Exhibition hours are Weds & Thurs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. and Sat from 10 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
http://www.Christies.com



Screenings of Art Videos

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, November 30, December 2 & 3

For the first time, see film and video works created by today’s most exciting international artists, presented by the galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach. The screenings, each night at 8 and 9 p.m., are organized by London’s Artprojx and will be shown on the outdoor projection wall of the New World Center.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-673-3331
http://www.NWS.edu



Lovers & Thieves: A Portrait of the Woman

Wedsnesday – Sunday, November 30 – December 4

Lovers & Thieves; A portrait of the Woman is a multi-sensory exhibition that combines art, fashion and live performance. Large scale paintings by Brendan Murphy and work by underground graffiti artist Jasper Patch will be shown, exploring the beauty, mystery and conviction of the woman. Musicians and DJs will perform live each night after 9 p.m., with special appearances by world acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell and lead singer of The Attic Ends scheduled. Open Weds & Thurs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sun 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, available online.

55 N.E. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District
201-394-5764
http://www.SolFireArts.com



YogArt

Wednesday – Sunday, November 30 - December 4

South Floridian Dawn Feinberg, a certified yoga instructor and licensed movement therapist, will introduce YogArt, an enhanced yoga experience that pairs Jivamukti yoga with art and live music. This unique blend of yoga, art and music will encourage participants to open their minds to a yoga experience, allowing them to express themselves both artistically and physically. Perfect for any level, from novice to seasoned students, the one-hour classes are morning and at sunset and end with a spread of healthy refreshments. Prices vary.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-604-1601
http://www.YogArtEvent.com



Elements

Wednesday – Sunday, November 30 – December 4

A five-night show called Elements celebrates the earth and organic beauty through art and cultural traditions, headlined by Brazilian-born artist Henrique Souza. The award-winning Souza will showcase his Just Add Water exhibition, a collection of color images that embrace the elements of nature. Also shown will be Ecuadorian artist Francisco Chediak, Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi, Pedro Diaz, Alvaro Daza and Dennis Carbee. Daily events planned, including a Vernissage on Wednesday curated by gallery owner Adriana de Moura and a street artist competition on Friday. Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Miami Art Space
244 N.W. 34th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-757-6000



Art Miami

Wednesday - Sunday, November 30 - December 4

Art Miami celebrates its 22nd edition with over 100 international galleries exhibiting the finest modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States. The Art Miami 125,000 square foot state-of-the-art pavilion will feature an exclusive VIP Lounge designed by world renowned designer Juan Montoya and a European-style cafe with cuisine by Spuntino Catering. Ample parking is available on-site, and valet parking and daily shuttle bus service are also available. The Fair is open Weds through Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 ($45 w/catalog) for one-day pass and $30 ($60 w/catalog) for multi-day pass. Students, seniors and groups of ten or more can enter for $10 per person.

Art Miami
3101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
www.Art-Miami.com



Ship of Tolerance Project

Wednesday - Sunday, November 30 – December 4

The brainchild of Russian-born Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, the Ship of Tolerance Project will enlist the Miami Children’s Museum to coordinate all participating children and their artwork that will be used on the project and to provide a forum for discussion of the theme of tolerance. Local children between the ages of 6 and 13 will learn about the project and will design and create their artwork contributions. At MCM, after discussing this Ship of Tolerance theme as a group, children have been painting their own interpretation of Tolerance onto a large piece of canvas of uniform size. Approximately 150 of these canvas paintings will be later hoisted onto the mast of ship, which will be constructed on site at Art Miami 2011 where it will be available for public viewing. Upon the completion of Art Miami 2011, the Ship of Tolerance is expected to move to the Miami Children’s Museum where it will be on exhibit until the end of January, 2012.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437
http://www.MiamiChildrensMuseum.org



Art of Night

Wednesday - Sunday, November 30 - December 4

The first ever photography exhibit of nightlife photographer Seth Browarnik will open in tandem with the relaunch of the Shelborne South Beach Resort. Browarnik is the founder of World Red Eye Productions and is commissioned to shoot parties, galas, fashion shows, festivals and any occasion in between. Karl Lagerfeld, Yoko Ono, Jay Z, Dennis Hopper, Daphne Guinness and Michael Jackson are just a few of the icons you’ll see on display in Art of Night. The collection shows a slice of celebrity life that often goes unseen while also portraying the passage of time and the evolution of pop culture. Forty-five prints, ranging from 1 to 6 feet in length, will be available for purchase.

Shelborne South Beach Resort
1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach



The Palm Authority Project

Wednesday – Sunday, November 30 – December 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Palm Authority Project is part of the body of work, The Future is On Your Hand, in which artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos uses palm reading as a metaphor to represent the way society shapes the individual. The way the lines or creases of the hand supposedly foretell an individual’s personality and future mirrors the way in which a society dictates the lifestyle or social nature of an individual. Five inflatable hands, designed and sewn in Kosmatopoulos’ NY studio, range in height from 8 to 14 feet. They will be installed for five days with a 5-minute audio portion of the installation playing every hour starting at 10am.

Bayfront Park
917-406-5810
http://www.ThePalmAuthorityProject.com



RODRIGO ECHEVERRI

Tuesday – Sunday, November 30 – December 4 from noon to 9 p.m.

Ideobox Artspace, an experimental art space, will present internationally renowned Colombian artist Rodrigo Echeverri in his first solo exhibition in the U.S. Echeverri’s work is constructed with various types of mediums from acrylic/oil paints to wood dye on canvas, medium density fiberboard, and wood. With these materials, he creates the illusion of celestial bodies of boxes colliding and floating into larger entities, referring to an idea of chaos linked to moments of crisis and destruction.

Ideobox Artspace
2417 North Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-576-9878



Burst Project Art Fair

Wednesday – Monday, November 30 – December 5

BURST Project Art Fair will unveil an innovative mix of art and events for its inaugural fair, featuring painting, surreal pop art, sculpture, mixed media, photography and video, street art and even a double-decker art shuttle between Miami Beach and Wynwood. BURST Project is a contemporary art celebration founded by artists Gabriela Sanchez-Vegas and Rudolf Kohn and created to give emerging artists and galleries an opportunity to present new works during the annual Art Basel festivities in Miami Beach, and to reach beyond ‘typical’ gallery confines to present art in public places and new unexpected venues. Watch for the Carlos Cruz-Diez double-decker shuttle buses around town.

Burst Project Art Fair
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
305-895-9652
http://www.BurstArtFair.com



Chuck Ramirez (1962-2010): Minimally Baroque – Breakfast Reception

Thursday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to noon

Dina Mitrani Gallery, in collaboration with Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, will present Chuck Ramirez (1962 - 2010): Minimally Baroque. Ramirez, who tragically died in 2010, lived in San Antonio, Texas. His large-scale photographic portraits and installations of ordinary objects are humorous, yet poignant metaphors for the transient nature of consumer culture and the frailty of life.

Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
786-486-7248
http://www.DinaMitraniGallery.com


PULSE MIAMI 2011 – VIP and Press Opening

Thursday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 7th edition of PULSE Miami is dedicated solely to contemporary art, showcasing a dynamic and diverse group of established and emerging galleries. The Fair is divided into two sections, comprised of galleries vetted by a committee of prominent dealers along with the Impulse section that presents solo exhibitions of new artists’ work. Fair hours are Thurs from 1 to 7 p.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20; students/seniors/groups $15; multipass (4-day entry) $25; groups $10. PULSE will offer a complimentary shuttle service between Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope and The Ice Palace daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Ice Palace
1400 N. Miami Avenue, Miami
212-255-2327
http://www.Pulse-Art.com



Rapture: The Day After – Opening Reception

Thursday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to noon

A series of installations have been designed to illustrate what the end of the world might look like after the Rapture. With a wide range of works from ten NWSA faculty and alumni, the show illustrates this theme through creature-like animals reminiscent of what the world might be after this epic event. Among the artists that will be showcased at Casalin are COOPER, Loriel Beltran, Fred Snitzer, Jessica Laino, Asher Mones, Joshua Levine, Michael Loveland, Christina Gast, Cynthia Cruz and Alejandro Contreras. Admission is free, and the gallery will be open Thurs - Sun from noon to 10 p.m.

Yard at Casalin
55 N.W. 30th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-237-3649
http://www.NWSA.mdc.edu



8th Annual Masters' Mystery Art Show

Thursday, December 1 from noon to 7 p.m.

The 8th edition of the Master’s Mystery Art Show, which raises funds for the Florida International University Master’s in Fine Arts Program, is an artistic “whoduit.” Original 6x9-inch works of art are created by renowned artists and signed only on the back so the artists’ names are only revealed after the purchase. In addition to these mini-masterpieces, this year, some of the world’s top fashion designers will create wearable art from plain white t-shirts. Each piece will be an original expression of the designer and be auctioned off. Fashion Designers include Romero Britto; Peruvian-born Eduardo de las Casas who was recently at The White House; Mexico’s Pineda Covalin, former head Designer for Bill Blass and Perry Ellis; Jacqueline Quinn; Sergio Gau from Uruguay; Miami’s Julian Chang, Samy Gicherman and Viviana Gabeiras, to mention a few. Each work of art is $50, and bidding for the t-shirts will begin at $50. The event is presented by Lionstone Development and The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
One Lincoln Road Miami Beach
786.276.4006
Jenni.Greenspan@RitzCarlton.com



Wine & Art

Thursday, December 1 from noon to 9 p.m.

With a backdrop of works by renowned American artists Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Hunt Slonem and Donald Sultan, you can sip some of this wine boutique’s best wines. Current exhibition on view through Art Basel; open daily from noon to 9 p.m.

Wines by the Bay
888 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 112, Downtown Miami
305-455-9791
http://www.WinebytheBay.com



Graffiti Gone Global – VIP Preview

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

Graffiti Gone Global, powered by SushiSamba, will host its 5th consecutive exhibition of urban contemporary art and design, featuring three acclaimed artists: Marc Fornes, Volkan Alkanoglu and Billi Kid of Public Works Department, who will transform Midtown’s glass Rotunda space. Labrys Frisae, a conceptual, non-linear structure by Fornes is the largest of his installations, requiring assembling – by hand of more than 80 nodes, 12,000 unique parts and 100,000 connectors. Once completed, it will span 30 feet and rise 16 feet above the floor. Alkanoglu’s Public Figure is a geometric bench-like structure 10 feet long and composed of high-density polyethylene. Kid’s project The Art of Basketball features sections of the NBA All Star Game basketball court re-imagined as design pieces for interior spaces. On view Fri & Sat from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rotunda
3252 N.E. 1st Avenue, Suite 101, Midtown
305-751-9641
http://www.GGGExhibit.com



The Culture Club – VIP Opening

Thursday, December 1 at 4 p.m.

Israel hits Art Basel Miami 2011 with The Culture Club, curated and designed by Picnic Magazine Tel-Aviv. This four-day pop-up experience aims to showcase the dynamic and creative spirit of Israel. Opening in a 12,000 square foot loft, the opening event will kick off with a discussion featuring special guest speaker, Michael Arad, the architect of the new World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial. Tel Aviv’s Mayor, Ron Huldai is also slated to attend. The exhibition will be open Fri – Sun from noon to midnight.

Buena Vista Building
180 N.E. 39th Street, Suite 200, Miami Design District
www.paws4you.org
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-237-3959
www.CultureClubTelAviv.com



5th Annual World AIDS Day Event – Art & Music Showcase

Thursday, December 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.

NextAid, a nonprofit that harnesses the power of music to support sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa, announces its annual World AIDS Day in partnership with Dream Hotel and the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches. Noted painter Erin Parish will donate a portion of art sales to the cause in a hip, cool and conscious musical environment. Sounds will be provided by legendary house music diva Ultra Nate’, along with popular Miami spinner, DJ Aladdin.

Dream South Beach
1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach



Verge Art Miami Beach – Opening Night Party

Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The third annual Verge Art Miami Beach offers the freshest work by living artists. Breaking away from the name-recognition game in art, it reaches for something new and cutting edge, Verge hosts a list of exhibitors that includes international galleries, and more than 50 artists foe The Drawing Show and Tomorrow Stars. Admission to Opening Night Party is free for VIP cardholders and $15 for all others, with tickets available at the door. Fair hours are Fri & Sat from noon to 10 p.m. and Sun from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 and $5 for students and seniors.

The Greenview Hotel
1671 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
http://www.VergeArtFair.com



Before They Were Famous - Reception & Film Screening

Thursday, December 1 beginning at 6 p.m.

Enjoy a special evening of music and refreshments at KIWI to celebrate Miami resident William John Kennedy’s exhibition Before They Were Famous, iconic photos of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana on view at SCOPE Miami. Then at 8 p.m. stroll the short distance to O Cinema for the screening of Full Circle: Before They Were Famous, a 40-minute film that chronicles the images’ journey. Open to the public KIWI Project Space (reception)
48 N.W. 29th Street, Wynwood Art District
O Cinema (screening)
90 N.W. 29th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-200-3047



Art Meets Science – Reception

Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Miami Science Museum will host a reception for photographer Barry Fellman and journalist and photographer Kennedy Warne. Fellman's new art photography installation: Mangrove Coast, offers a different perspective of one of South Florida's most vibrant and vital ecosystems, and Warne’s new book Let Them Eat Shrimp explains about the threats to mangroves worldwide. Hear competing views about uses for mangrove habitat ranging from coastal development to shrimp aquaculture and weigh in with your own opinion. Free for those over 21.

Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
www.MiaSci.org



It Ain't Fair: Materialism - Opening Reception


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

The 2011 installment of the annual OHWOW show, titled It Ain’t Fair 2011: Materialism, takes on a thematic focus that explores the physicality of artwork and the new methods employed by artists toward approaching material. On view December 1 - 4, the exhibition features work by over twenty artists, including: Daniel Arsham, Justin Beal, Anna Betbeze, Ashley Bickerton, Scott Campbell, N. Dash, Sam Falls, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Angel Otero, Ryan Reggiani, Bert Rodriguez, Aurel Schmidt, David Benjamin Sherry, Lucien Smith, Agathe Snow, Nick Van Woert, and Aaron Young. Opening reception features a live performance by New York-based artist Michael David Quattlebaum, Jr. Free and open to the public; Fri & Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OHWOW Gallery
81 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District
305-571-9494
www.Oh-Wow.com






Here Lies Georges Wildenstein – Opening Reception

Thursday, December 1 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Primary Flight, the art collective responsible for bringing more than 150 murals to Wynwood, will present a provocative group show of new works from 15 artists who bridge a solidly established academic practice with a sexy, devil-may-care attitude. An intriguing highlight of Here Lies Georges Wildenstein will be performance artist Miru Kim known for photographing herself nude in abandoned spaces and urban ruins such as subway tunnels and graffiti compounds. Start the day at Primary Project Space with complimentary coffee and pastries from 10 to 11 a.m. Thurs – Sun.

Primary Project Space
4141 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 104, Miami Design District
954-296-1675
http://www.PrimaryProjectSpace.com



CORES AND CUTOUTS & 11:11 – RECEPTION

Thursday, December 1 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Locust Projects’ Art Week reception will celebrate Ruben Ochoa’s first solo exhibition in Miami, CORES and CUTOUTS and Agustina Woodgate’s site- specific artwork, titled 11:11 for the second annual BillBoard Project. Known for using gritty, vernacular building materials like concrete, dirt and steel, Ochoa will create a new site-specific installation using the Locust Projects’ building's substructure as source material. With a nod to both archeology and earthworks, his work explores the materials and politics of infrastructure in the social fabric. Woodgate, an Argentinean-born Miami-based artist, has created a series of displaced landscapes that create surreal inversions of exterior and interior spaces. See her work on billboards and bus shelters throughout Miami Design District and Miami Beach. Gallery hours during Art Basel are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues – Sat.

Locust Projects
155 N.E. 38th Street, Suite 100, Miami Design District
305-576-8570
www.LocustProjects.org



MAM Party on the Plaza: The Return of Faith!

Thursday, December 1 from 7 to 11 p.m.

MAM's annual Party on the Plaza attracts the international art world for a high-energy evening of cocktails and lite bites under the stars and dancing to the sounds of DJ King Britt. On view will be American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s, representing an unprecedented artistic exploration of the intersections of race, gender and class, made in direct response to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Ringgold is widely known for African American story quilts and children's books, and her pointed political paintings disappeared from view for more than 40 years. MAM presents the first comprehensice survey of Ringgold's paintings of the 60's on the occasion of the artist's 80th birthday. Also on view, Enrique Martínez Celaya: Schneebett; Marcel Duchamp, and works from MAM's permanent collection. At 9:30 famed artist Rashaad Newsome will present Hair Affair & Five, a new performance in collaboration with Miami dancers, opera singers and hip hop artists. By invitation only for MAM contributing members ($250 and above), MAM Contemporaries, Art Basel Miami Beach and DesignMiami VIP and exhibitor pass card holders. Open bar, light fare; free parking and shuttle service from Miami Beach Convention Center.

Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-5935 RSVP
Events@MiamiArtMuseum.org



Latin America, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Gary Nader will hold a Latin American, Modern and Contemporary Art Auction featuring Important Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Full color printed and online catalogues will be available.

Gary Nader Art Centre
62 N.E. 27th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-576-0256
www.GaryNader.com



Rush Philanthropic’s 15th Anniversary Print Portfolio 15x15 – Opening Reception

Thursday, December 1 at 8 p.m.

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Artspace, will debut Rush Arts Gallery’s 15th Anniversary Print Portfolio 15 x 15 during Art Week in Miami. The complete portfolio, exhibiting the work of 15 Rush alumni, is a provocative cross-section that highlights Rush's roster of celebrated artists and will be on view from December 1 to 4.

260 N.W. 25th Street, Wynwood Art District
Charlotte@RushArtsGallery.org



Factory Fun House – Launch Party

Thursday, December 1 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

An exclusive Andy Warhol-Inspired Factory Fun House will be launched during Art Basel 2011 by Refinery29. A surprise exhibition from artist Justin Belmont shows a new series of work featuring 10 large-scale circular art pieces throughout the lushly landscaped courtyard. Enjoy a jam-packed night of dancing to the tunes of DJ May Kwok, cocktails by SVEDKA vodka, incredible fashion, photography and art, including a Refinery29-flavored photo-booth to capture every style moment

Cafeina Wynwood Lounge
297 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District
305-864-3434, Ext. 199



Sneak Peek of Andy Warhol’s “San Diego Surf”

Thursday, December 1 at 9:30 p.m.

Interview magazine and The Andy Warhol Museum will celebrate Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 with a sneak peek of Warhol’s unseen film, San Diego Surf, filmed in May of 1968 in La Jolla, California. RSVP essential by November 30.

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach
ArtBasel@BrantPub



The Vogue Lounge

Thursday & Friday, December 1 & 2 from noon to 7 p.m.

View never-before-seen contemporary art with cutting-edge fashion collaborations by popular brands, Keds, Bond No. 9, Lexus and Dee & Ricky. Elevating the notion of recycling to an art form, Lexus challenged four of fashion’s most inventive designers to rethink their notions of automotive design. Using individual parts of a completely dismantled Lexus CT hybrid, the designers created works of art. Blooming on the beach at The Sagamore see Will Ryman’s 65th Street, a colossal rose bed that soars over 20 feet high. Offering a bug’s-eye-view of the world, the dwarfing pink and red blossoms spring up from steel stems in the sand. Ryman also has a new rose installation at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden that will be on display till May.

The Sagamore
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach



Pop-Up Pianos Miami - Launch & Closing Parties

Thursday, December 1 at 11 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Pop-Up Pianos Miami, presented by Steinway Piano Gallery and The Black Key Group, is a public art project inspired by the New York City organization Sing for Hope. The project will benefit the community by mobilizing professional artists in volunteer programs that celebrate the vision of arts accessibility for all. Ten pianos have been donated by Steinway and strategically placed in locations around the city where "pop-up" performances will be held. Ten artists will customize each of the pianos based on their particular style of art, ranging from graffiti and acrylic paints to 3D sculptures, and afterward the pianos will be donated to Miami Dade public schools. The launch party will feature the Jacob Jeffries Band playing along with a surprise guest performer, and the piano donations will be announced at the closing party along with a special live performance.

Louis Bar-Lounge at Gansvoort South (Launch Party)
2325 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Ideobox Artspace (Closing Party)
2417 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District
404-272-3600
www.PopUpPianoMia.com






Subliminal Seduction – Performances

Thursday, December 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 7 p.m.

Subliminal Seduction, a series of one-act comedies, provides live performance combined with the visual arts. It is totally inspired by true life experiences where joy and seduction are found in the most unual places. By playwright Wendy White, the performances feature Adam White, Jessica Pusceddu, Luis Navarro, Robert Hernandez, the one and only Christina Jolie Breza and Laura Lalanne. Tickets are $12.

GAB Studio
105 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District
954-829-0638
http://www.NewLightGallery.org


Andy Warhol – “The Model Boy”

Opens December 1

The InterContinental Miami will present Andy Warhol – “The Model Boy,” a photographic installation by David Siqueiros, featuring never before seen photographs of Andy Warhol. These photos, shot by Siqueiros, are the result of one of Andy Warhol’s last photo shoots where he is seen cavorting with the top fashion models of the time, Patricia and Clotilde, from the Ford Model Agency. The Andy Warhol photography exhibition is the inaugural arts installation of the newly created InterContinental Miami Arts Initiative, supporting and creating awareness for the burgeoning Arts Community in Miami-Dade County. The exhibition debuts on the eve of Art Basel Miami Beach and will be on view through January 1, 2012.

InterContinental Miami Grand Lobby
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-577-1000
www.ICMiamiHotel.com/ Special_Events



The Collective – Kick Off Party

Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m.

See murals, art and installations at The Co11ective, featuring artists: Trek Six, Lizzie Easton, Lauren Webb Harris, Celso Gonzalez, Rimx, Larregui, SK545, Osunlade, La Pandilla, Bik Ismo, and Shaun Thurston. Add to this, musical expressions of inspiring musicians and DJs for a true audio-visual experience, together with artistic collaborations with LA’s HVW8, Carlos “MARE139” Rodriguez, The Infamous Magazine, and Red Bull featuring the work of Panamanian BMX street rider Edwin De La Rosa. Open Tues - Sun from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. with happenings nightly.

Kohn Compound
215 N.W. 24th Street, Wynwood Art District



Will Ryman at Fairchild – “Desublimation of the Rose”

On view daily beginning Thursday, December 1

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will unveil a new exhibition of large-­-scale works by American artist Will Ryman, as part of its renowned, annual visual art program. This is Ryman’s largest outdoor exhibition to date and includes three new monochromerose sculptures in blue, yellow, and red, each ranging from 5 to 30 feet in height. The sculptures are composed of painted stainlesssteel, stainless steel mesh, fiberglass resin, and nidacore, and the bright fire-engine red bloom will be the tallest ever created by Ryman. Accompanying the synthetic blooms, Ryman has made 25 oversized petals that will delicately float on Fairchild’s sereneponds and grassy areas, doubling as lounge chairs. On a whimsical note, Ryman will place 15 ants and 7 bees - all made of brass – perched high up in a number of Fairchild’s majestic trees, appearing as keen observers of the sculptures below. Will Ryman is internationally known for his large--scale figurative sculptures based on urban scenes and oversized flora. This exhibition harmonizes beautifully with Fairchild’s lush, tropical landscape designed by William Lyman Phillips, a key member of Central Park’s Frederick Olmstead architectural group. Fairchild Garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except December 25. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-­-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651
http://www.FairchildGarden.org



Jack Strange and Jillian Mayer at World Class Boxing

Thursday – Sunday, December 1 – 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

World Class Boxing is an exhibition space displaying contemporary art from the collection of Debra & Dennis Scholl. The 4,000 square foot space has a main gallery, a project space and the art book library of the Scholl's. The space was founded in order to display large scale and commissioned works and to have more of the collection on display and accessible to the Miami art community. Each year, during Art Basel Miami Beach, the space unveils a commissioned series of works. For Basel’s 10th edition, WCB will show British artist Jack Strange’s g (2008) and Love Trips: a Triptych on Love by Jillian Mayer. Strange makes conceptual works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, photography, video, works on paper, and performance. For g, a Macintosh laptop has a large ball of lead resting firmly and unyieldingly on the keyboard’s letter ‘g’. The effect is an infinite stream of ‘g’s stuttering madly across the screen, line after line and page after page – a typographic tic that terminates only when the laptop inevitably crashes. The centerpiece of Mayer’s Love Trips is a triptych entitled Everyone's Been Lost at Sea a video installation comprised of three pieces: Temporarily Yours that establishes the triptych’s theme of private rituals done for others; endless lava, I wish for, the emotional center of the triptych; and H.I.L.M.D.A. which retells and reinterprets the manner in which Venus De Milo loses her arms. World Class Boxing is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

World Class Boxing
170 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District
305-438-9908
Info@WorldClassBoxing.org



Hotbed Miami 2011 & A Piece of Me

Thursday – Sunday, December 1 – 4 from noon to 10 p.m.

The talents of four art students from New World School of the Arts will be showcased in Hotbed Miami 2011, a performance-based exhibition. For this challenge, each student must conceive, plan and produce a one-day only installation – to be presented consecutively. Every artist participating in “Hotbed Miami 2011” must install overnight, present their piece to actively engage the crowds of viewers the following show day, and strike their piece immediately afterward to make room for the next artist's work. Simultaneously A Piece of Me, an exhibition of visual conversations between established artists and art students, will be presented. Artwork from four renowned alumni of NWSA – Hernan Bas, Jen Stark, Loriel Beltran and Michael Vasquez – will be exhibited with a new, commissioned-work response to those pieces from four NWSA visual arts high school students in the form of a video art piece / installation. Free and open to the public.

Artseen Gallery
2215 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-237-3649
http://www.NWSA.mdc.edu



Haiti Art Expo 2011 - Special Events

December 1 – 4 from 7 to 11 p.m.

TheHaiti Art Expo 2011 is an exhibition of a one-of-a-kind collection of Haitian fine arts comprised of a variety of media, objects d’art and photography, curated by Michele Frisch and Galerie Marassa and produced Michael Capponi and Jeff Feldman. In addition to the daytime viewing hours, the Expo will play host to three fundraising events that benefit noteworthy charitable organizations, including the Haiti Empowerment Mission on Thursday, Hand in Hand for Haiti on Friday and Hard Hats for Haiti on Saturday. Sunday is the grand finale and is the last chance to view the exhibition and enjoy Haitian-inspired festivities and culture.

MOORE BUILDING, 2nd Level
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District



Music Loves Art

Thursday – Sunday, December 1 – 4 beginning at 8 p.m.

Spotify has joined forces with Ricochet to bring four evenings where art and music meet during Art Week. The series, presented in association with 42 Below and Perrier®, will bring world-renowned visual artists, performers and DJs together each night with live performances nightly. Visual artists will host the early portion of each night starting at 8 p.m., Following the video and performance pieces, a musical performer will take the stage, shifting the focus from art to live music, concluding with a live DJ set.

Ricochet Bar & Lounge
3250 N.E. 1st Avenue, Suite 122B, Midtown Miami
305-673-3873
www.RicochetLounge.com



NADA ART FAIR MIAMI BEACH 2010

Thursday – Sunday, December 1 - 4

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) will host the NADA Art Fair featuring 88 emerging art galleries from 19 countries, as well as performances, lectures and events. a diverse, high quality group of professional exhibitors. Discover work of emerging contemporary artists in an intimate setting with an entire section of the venue set aside for solo presentations. Admission to the fair is free; fair hours are Thurs from 2 to 8 p.m., Fri & Sat from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
212-594-0883
http://www.NewArtDealers.org



Miami’s Independent Thinkers Art Basel 2011

Thursday – Sunday, December 1 – 4

The 3rd edition of Miami’s Independent Thinkers is a satellite fair dedicated to showcasing local artists. Presented in association with The Awarehouse, the 4-day fair features local artists who work across a range of media and will include live music, DJs, performance art, fashion and gastronomic edibles. Open Thursday 4 to p.m. VIP/Press, Fri & Sat from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Sun noon to 5 p.m. Admission $10.

The Awarehouse
550 N.W. 29th Street, Wynwood Art District
www.MiamiThinkers.com



FOUR MINUTES, THIRTY-THREE SECONDS - Brunch Reception

Friday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LegalArt will present Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds, an exhibition by visiting curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Inspired by the Fluxus Movement, the exhibition revisits the liberated attitude towards the creative process that defines the movement. Lopez-Chahoud has invited local and international artists, collaboratives, situationists, and curators to present projects in the form of publications, events, discussions, performances, situations, and other actions. These groups and individuals will activate the LegalArt space in a way similar to the happenings of the Fluxus Movement, inspired by an anti-art and anti-consumer enthusiasm. The exhibition runs from November 30 to January 31. Open Tues – Fri from noon to 5 p.m.

LegalArt
1035 North Miami Avenue, Miami
786-347-2360
www.LegalArtMiami.org



POOL ART FAIR Miami Beach - Opening Reception

Friday, December 2 from 5 to 10:30 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. Exhibitors are provided rooms in which to display their work creating an intimate setting. PooL is produced by Frère Independent, nonprofit art organization. Fair hours are Fri - Sun from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Sadigo Court
334 20th Street (at Park Avenue), Miami Beach
http://www.PoolArtFair.com



Robert Zuckerman Exhibition – Prosecco Reception

Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Betsy will host a Prosecco Party to celebrate the Robert Zuckerman exhibition, currently on view at the hotel. Over 90 works from three series by the artist are on display. The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public as part of The Betsy’s Art Basel 2011 exhibitions. Also on display in the Underground Gallery will be an exhibition, Intersecting Cultures/Virtual Worlds, featuring works by MICA alumni, staff and students.

The Betsy
1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
305-531-6100
www.TheBetsyHotel.com



Death of Lies – Opening Reception

Friday, December 2 from 6 to 10 p.m.

See new exhibition titled Death of Lies by Carlito Dalceggio.

Ricart Gallery
3900 N.E. 1st Avenue, Miami Design District
www.RicartGalleryMiami.com
305-607-9799



BREAKING AND ENTERING – Grand Opening

Friday, December 2 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Presented by POP International Galleries, Breaking and Entering will feature work by artists Michael Baca, a/k/a “2ESAE,” and Fernando Romero, a/k/a “SKI” – UR New York. The two are committed to breaking and entering into the mainstream, offering intensely personal and vibrant works with universal appeal. This exhibition will mark the first time they will present an entire solo collection, making them some of the first artists ever to sponsor their own show in Miami during Art Week. Open daily through December 15. Also planned are a live installation on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and a closing reception on Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight.

2412 North Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District



Artistically Fashioned!

Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Art Basel with Haitian art invading fashion to raise funds to send food and medical supplies to the children in Haiti through CareOneBit.org. Experience the best in Haitian art and fashion, interior design, and dynamic live paintings by a featured artist. Enjoy cocktails and complimentary desserts all night with RSVP.

Deco One Interiors Group
3900 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Design District
www.ArtBaselCelebration.eventbrite.com



FOUNTAIN Art Fair – Opening Night Public Reception

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

Fountain Art Fair offers a signature mix of alternative galleries, independent artists, performance art and live musical events. This year’s program is stacked with the fresh, in-your-face, avant-garde art experiences its visitors have come to expect. VIP & Press Preview on Thurs from noon to 5 p.m.; Opening Reception on Fri from 7 p.m. to midnight; and Miami New Times Party on Sat from 7 to midnight. Fair hours are Fri – Sun from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 daily or $15 for a weekend pass.

Fountain Art Fair
2505 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District
http://www.FountainExhibit.com



Italian Innovators – Performance & Art Video

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.

New World Symphony’s Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct a special program for Art Basel Miami Beach with soprano Kiera Duffy and Alexander Kienle, horn, featuring solo, small ensemble and orchestral works by avant-garde Italian composers. Following the performance Art Basel art video will be projected on the Center’s soaring 7,000 square foot wall. Prior to the concert and during intermission, you can enjoy a cocktail as you experience a special presentation of early electronic works by Bruno Maderna in the SunTrust Pavilion.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-673-3331 Box Office
http://www.NWS.edu



Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity – Opening Reception

Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University will present Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, an exhibition that explores French cultural identity through design produced from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The exhibition is organized by The Wolfsonian from the collection of the Centre national des arts plastiques, France (National Center for Visual Arts or CNAP). Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity examines the changing political, economic, and cultural contexts in which French design is created and disseminated. It also takes into account the concrete and symbolic impact that design has in shaping perceptions and aspirations. Approximately 150 objects will be exhibited, including furniture, industrial design, and craft, created by some of the most celebrated French designers of the past and present, including Pierre Paulin, Roger Tallon, Philippe Starck, and the Bouroullec Brothers. The reception is open to Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami VIP cardholders and Wolfsonian Diplomat-level members and above.

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
305-535-2631
Ian@TheWolf.fiu.edu



Nick Cave’s Soundsuits

Friday, December 2 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Artist Nick Cave is known for his Soundsuits which are bright, whimsical and other-worldly wearable fabric sculptures which will be unveiled as a one-of-a-kind audio/visual installation highlighting the iconic pieces. Activate this audio/visual experience at designated listening stations by putting on a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and watching Cave’s Soundsuits come to life through a performance of creative expression. Light bites and cocktails provided by Avion Tequila.

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



Michele Oka Doner’s Studio Printworks – Benefit Sale

Friday, December 2 from 8 to 11 p.m.

A new hand-screened wallpaper collection by Michele Oka Doner will be introduced in The Wolfsonian’s Dynamo Museum Shop. Based on abstracted images from nature, the collection for Studio Printworks, will be available for sale to benefit the museum, along with a selection of her design objects including the Ocean Reef Bowl (part of the Steuben Reef Collection), Gleaner Bag (for Nancy Gonzalez), Cerabella candles, and the collector’s edition of the book she co-wrote with Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., Miami Beach: Blueprint of an Eden.

Dynamo Museum Shop at The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach



Center of Attention – VIP Basel Reception

Friday, December 2 from 8 to 11 p.m.

ArtCenter/South Florida, contemporary art incubator since 1984, presents an artist-in-residence group show by local professional emerging and established artists. Nearly 40 artists-in-residence will open their studios showcasing new works in the 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road buildings, while the Center of Attention exhibit in the main gallery spotlights resident artists including: Ramon Bofill, Natasha Duwin, Katerina Friderici, Alex Heria, Adriana Carvalho, Venessa Monokian, Damian Sarno, Amanda Serrano, Antonia Wright and David Zalben. The reception, sponsored by L’Chaim Vodka and SushiSamba dromo, is free and open to the public. Open Tues - Thurs from noon to 10 p.m. and Fri - Sun noon to 11 p.m.

ArtCenter/South Florida
800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305-674-8278
http://www.ArtCenterSF.org



Art Whino – Show Receptions

Friday, December 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Art Whino is back with three exhibitions unified in one space, focusing on presenting New Brow’s distinct subcultures to the Art Basel world. The custom vinyl exhibit space will showcase premiere artists in this genre. A series of large scale murals will work to bring street art indoors, each accompanied by smaller works by the artist. Art Whino teams up with Hope Gallery for Quick & Painful, an exhibit where fine art becomes tattooed skin, featuring the work of more than 15 artists and designers with backgrounds in fine art, graffiti, and illustration. Outdoors, a group of mural artists will be painting large scale murals on ten buildings stretching from N.W. 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue. Art Whino is open Fri & Sat from noon to 8 p.m. and Sun from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free but RSVPs are required for events. Friday’s event celebrates the live mural paintings on 10 walls and Aleloops tricked out 10 Mini Coopers; Saturday’s reception features live painting, music by DJ Adrian Loving, open bar and $40 tattoos by industry elites.

Art Whino
425 N.W. 26th Street, Wynwood Art District
301-567-8210
ArtBasel2011@artwhino.com



Body, Money, Death by HGTV’s David Bromstad

Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Artist, interior designer and HGTV personality David Bromstad will celebrate his first open-to-the-public art exhibition, titled Body, Money, Death, at The Bromstad, a unique rebranding twist on the venue hotel. The Z Ocean Hotel a/k/a The Bromstad will feature a redesigned lobby and common areas, styled by David Bromstad. The exhibition is comprised of paintings and customized furniture pieces created by Bromstad this year at his South Florida studio. Inspired by the three most worrisome things in life, his artwork reflects his own personal struggle with body and money issues, as well as mortality. Proceeds from art sold at the exhibition will benefit The Bakehouse Art Complex.

The Z Ocean Hotel a/k/a The Bromstad
1437 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
http://www.Bromstad.com



Architecture of the Air – Events

Friday, December 2 at 9 p.m. – Concert
Saturday, December 3 at 3 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Saturday, December 3 at 9 p.m. – Film Screening

Architecture of the Air, a traveling exhibition about Christopher Janney’s work, will be on view with three exciting events planned during Miami Art Week. The exhibit highlights projects from Janney’s three principal areas of focus: “Urban Musical Instruments”, “Physical Music”, and “Performance Architecture,” exploring his concept of total immersion through models, photographs, drawings, video, and a site-specific piece, "Touch My Building: Miami." On Friday Janney will present a concert of studio music entitled Disembodied Instruments (Dance Version) with members of the A cappella group, The Persuasions, along with a group of special musicians from Boston and New York. On Saturday afternoon, Miami art/architecture critic Beth Dunlop will moderate a panel discussion with Janney and fellow artists Vito Acconci and Gustavo Matamoros. And that night there will be a screening of What is a Heart?, which has been called a “meditation on creativity and mortality,” with a live set by The Persuasions and music by L.A.-based Y LUV.

The Moore Space
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District



AD Oasis @ The Raleigh

Friday – Sunday, December 2 – 4

Architectural Digest will host the AD Oasis @ The Raleigh where art and design unwind, in Miami. Café, gallery, and lounge by day, glittering hot spot by night, the AD Oasis is a luxurious retreat created for artists, designers, collectors, and VIPs in Miami Beach for the art world’s most significant U.S. event. Within the Oasis, the AD Media Lounge provides media a private location to conduct interviews, work on stories or segments, or plan out the day’s excursions. Complete with Wi-Fi, tasty snacks, refreshing drinks, and furnishings by Roche Bobois. Media Lounge hours are Fri & Sat from noon to 6 p.m. and Sun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AD OASIS @ THE RALEIGH
1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
ADMediaLounge@CondeNast.com



ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH CONVERSATIONS

Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to noon

MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater will moderate a panel discussion titled Art Basel Miami Beach and South Florida: A Decade of Transformation with Miami. Joining in for the discussion are collectors Irma and Norman Braman, Martin Z. Margulies, Carlos de la Cruz, Ella Cisneros and Dennis Scholl. Registration required, as seating is limited (priority seating available for MOCA Associate Members and above). On Sunday at 4 p.m. Clearwater and artist Mark Handforth will discuss his exhibition Rolling Stop which is currently on view at MOCA.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
305-893-6211
www.MOCANoMi.org/ArtBasel



Art Zoo – A Benefit Event

Saturday, December 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Spend a fun-filled afternoon along the Miami River amid animal-themed art installations including sculptures, paintings and performance artists, all to benefit animal rescue and adoption, hosted by Paws 4 You Rescue. Put on a fabulous animal print and join hosts Carol Caridad, President of Paw 4 You, and Hope Gainer of Hope International to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach at a light-hearted, big-hearted event. Bring your 4-legged friends and enter them in the Best Artsy Costume competition. No 4-legged friend - no problem! There will be wonderful adoptable dogs ready to go home with you from Art Zoo. Tickets are $50 for great libations provided by Icelandic Glacial Water, Leblon, O.N.E. Coconut Water and treats from Donut Divas, Edible Arrangements, Finnegan’s River, GreenBitesMiami and Pizza Fusion.

Poolside at Finnegan’s River
401 S.W. 3rd Avenue, Downtown Miami
www.Paws4You.org



A Home for Unconventional Artists - Opening Reception

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

Miami-based emerging photographer John Jansheski will host a preview party to show his work in advance of the opening of his studio in the Wynwood Art District at the end of 2011. Jansheski challenges the notion of conventional art, successfully blending the gaps between fashion, music, conventional art and photography into an artistic hybrid, collaborating with amazing and celebrated artists in the worlds of fashion, music and painting, such as Romero Britto, Zilando Freitas, Coldplay and Cintia Dicker. John views all photography as pure art, as he feels there is something truly special in the manifestation of a magnificent idea turned into reality; regardless of the medium. This exclusive event will provide an intimate look at the world through the eyes Jansheski.

Star Island - MAPS Studio
255 N.W. 25th Street, Wynwood Art District
516-901-9095 (RSVP to Elyse Bender-Segall)



Thoughts, Meditations, Acts – Artist’s Reception

Saturday, December 3 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Polish-born artist Xawery Wolski continues his experimentations with terracotta, bronze, steel, seeds and natural fibers in his latest exhibition, Thoughts, Meditations, Acts. In it he is searching for ways to meld these materials organically while infusing them with a spiritual, complex and introspective energy. Wolski attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 1980 to 1983, lived, studied and worked in Paris, New York, Carrara, Aix-en-Provence and Lima before moving to Mexico City where he has lived and worked since 1996.

Diana Lowenstein Gallery
2043 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District



4th Annual Cane Fair - Opening Reception

Saturday, December 3 from 6 to 10 p.m.

University of Miami's College of Arts and Sciences, Art and Art History Department will present the 4th Annual Cane Fair, featuring artwork by UM students earning their Masters in Fine Arts. Works on display will include photography, sculpture, prints, installation, ceramics, painting and more, running through January 27, 2012. The MFA program is a 60 credit, three-year program that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. Entrance in to the program is highly competitive with applicants coming from across the country and internationally as well. The viewing of the exhibition can be arranged by appointment.

Wynwood Project Space
2200-A N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-284-3161



Natives: An Exhibition by Local Artists – Cocktail Reception

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

Natives features original work by South Florida artists who were asked to create paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces pieces inspired by the 1938 mural in the Essex House lobby. Earl LePan’s mural depicts the swamps of Florida which tells early South Beach guests the story of South Florida. The reception includes live music and a silent auction with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the American Indian Association, which promotes American Indian inter-tribal social and cultural needs.

Essex House Hotel
1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
786-276-1417
Marketing@Clevelander.com



ART STARTS IN THE GROVE

Saturday, December 3 from 7 - 10 p.m.

With the city abuzz with Art Basel festivities, Coconut Grove will present Art Starts in the Grove, a celebration of art in Miami’s original art district. Visit eleven contemporary and fine art galleries, plus a special 3D Atrium featuring a master sculptor, all part of Art Starts in the Grove, and expect other surprises throughout the evening. The Grove collaboration will showcase works by artists who range in genre, age and background, offering something for all art lovers. Art Starts in the Grove is free and open to the public. Opening night parties, featuring live music and cocktail receptions, can be found at some locations.

Begin at any of the galleries located throughout Coconut Grove
From Mayfair to Commodore Plaza to CocoWalk
305-461-5506



Haiti: Hope in Progress – Benefit Event

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

Haiti: Hope in Progress is an exhibition of limited-edition photographs by Jordan Michael Zuniga that document work currently underway in Haiti by Pan American Development Foundation. View the photographs and enjoy complimentary cocktails provided by Marquis Vodka. Proceeds from art sales will fully benefit Hard Hats 4 Haiti, a campaign launched by PADF to raise funds and create awareness for its rebuilding and revitalization programs that impact hundreds of thousands of Haitians.

Moore Building
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue, 2nd Level, Miami Design District
305-864-3434, Ext. 199
RSVP@PADF.org



Caleidoscopio - Big Night in Wynwood

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

On the cusp of its one-year anniversary, Alberto Linero Gallery has taken on a new art direction with fresh international and local talent. Caleidoscopio features a wide spectrum of artists and is the visual narrative depicting how the gallery has come full circle. Participating artists include: Santiago Betancur, Breceda, Dario, Dana Milik, Jonathan Suarez Molinares, Orkomo, Romgo and Prieto.

Alberto Linero Gallery
2294 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District
305-587-0172
http://www.AlbertoLineroGallery.com



Miami Art Museum Ball and Crash the Ball

Saturday, December 3 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Sold out every year since its 1983 inception, the MAM Ball will breathe new life into an old model. Join Honorary Chairs Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez for the Museum's largest annual fundraiser. The exuberant celebration of Miami's artistic community will feature décor and entertainment created by local artists, bringing a punch of color to the black-tie bash. Guests will be treated to an exclusive viewing of Miami-based, internationally-acclaimed artist Dara Friedman's latest video work, Dancer. Tickets for the Ball start at $1,000, and tables of ten range from $10,000 to $25,000. MAM's Crash the Ball After-Party, hosted by the MAM Contemporaries, continues the celebration from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a fabulous outdoor video lounge overlooking Biscayne Bay. Crash the Ball tickets are $75 for MAM Contemporaries; $100 in advance and $150 at the door.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Glimmer Ballroom
4441 Collins Avenue, 305-375-5935
events@MiamiArtMuseum.org



Sculpt Miami - VIP Reception

Saturday, December 3 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Entering its fourth year, Sculpt Miami showcases outstanding large-scale indoor and outdoor sculptures by prominent modern artists from around the world. Fair hours are Weds from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thurs – Sat 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free; catalog available for $5.

Sculpt Miami
46 N.W. 36th Street, Wynwood Art District
305-448-2060
Info@SculptMiami.com



Breakfast in the Park

Sunday, December 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University hosts Breakfast in the Park. Hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world attend the complimentary outdoor breakfast, take guided tours of The Sculpture Park and the exhibitions in the Museum, and look forward to the special guest speaker. This year the speaker will be Joel Perlman. Since the early 70s Joel Perlman has been creating complex sculptures out of steel, bronze, copper and aluminum. He sees sculpting as an adventure and each work as the record and result of an exploration of weight, danger, negative space and monumentality. The angular and circular elements of his raw metal forms are welded or cast into complicated, gravity defying configurations. Central open spaces or negative space help define much of his work and contribute significantly to the richness of his sculptural compositions. Breakfast in the Park is free and open to the public.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami
305-348-2890
http://TheFrost.fiu.edu/BreakfastinthePark.html



Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch

Sunday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to noon

The Lowe Art Museum will host its annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch, sponsored by Philip and Denise Gerson. See China Insights, an exhibition of the work of seven photographers from mainland China: Chen Yuan Zhong, Hua Er, Jia Yu Chuan, Li Nan, Yang Yan Kang, Yu Haibo, and Zhang Xinmin. These artists have undertaken the creation of the long-term documentation of one or more aspects of Chinese culture that reflects something vital about China now, whether emerging or vanishing. A Curator Lecture, presented by A.D. Coleman and sponsored by Stella M. Holmes, follows at noon in the Storer Auditorium. Beverages provided by Southern Wine & Spirits and Vitamin Water Zero. Admission to Curator Lecture is free for Lowe members, Art Fair VIP cardholders and exhibitors and $10 for non-members.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
Storer Auditorium 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-5587 (RSVP)
LoweRSVP@as.miami.edu



Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art

Sunday, December 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAM and UM’s Department of Philosophy will host Portraits and Death: Rendering Absence and Loss in Art presented by Cynthia Freeland, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Houston. Enrique Martínez Celaya's Schneebett (Snow-bed) evokes the experience of Beethoven's final illness. It is a kind of deathbed portrait with an absent corpse. Ironically, many famous artists live on through their death masks, and these are sometimes used for images by other artists. Gabrielle Leidloff, for example, has made haunting X-ray images of Goethe's death mask. This lecture will examine artists' renderings of absence and death, ranging from Edward Munch's paintings of the sick room of his dying sister to actual renderings of the dead person including Monet's of his wife Camille, Lucian Freud's of his mother, Daphne Todd's 2010 portrait of her mother, and some video portrayals of death by Bill Viola. Admission is free and open to the public; light refreshments following lecture.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
305-375-3000
http://www.MiamiArtMuseum.org



MIMO Art in the Park: The Big MIMO Chalk-In

Sunday, December 4 from noon to 6 p.m.

The MiMo Biscayne Association will open its sixth festival, MiMo Art in the Park: The Big MiMo Chalk-In with artists of all ages creating Miami’s largest chalk mural on the grand walkway of the park. Stroll the tree-lined entrance to Legion Park leading to Biscayne Bay and enjoy music by local performers on the Park's grand stage, as well as great gourmet food at the festival and at MiMo restaurants along Biscayne Boulevard from 50th to 77th Streets. Lots of activities for children, including magicians, jugglers, face painters and clowns. Historic district tours will begin at Legion Park at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. where you can learn about the 1950's tourist mecca lined with Miami’s Modern architecture of the day fondly called MiMo. Free and open to the public.

Legion Park
66th Street & Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-609-4288 or 305-469-2849
www.MiamiArtinthePark.com