SocialMiami Selects - Miami Art Week / Art Basel

SocialMiami Selects - Miami Art Week / Art Basel


Our short list of not-to-miss events happening from Wynwood to Miami Beach, Downtown to Little River and beyond! Expect the unexpected and you won't be disappointed at Miami Art Week. You'll see it all - celebrities and wannabes; art in the most unusual places as everyone gets into the act; exhibits that are interactive, hyperactive, counteractive, retroactive; works crafted from the strangest materials; and hordes of people in town to take in it all!

Wynwood | Midtown | Miami Design District

Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Avenue
Martha Friedman's "Pore," made from poured rubber - 1,000 pounds of it - cascades from the rafters as dancer Silas Riener in costume performs choreographed moves within the installation.

Bakehouse Art Complex - 561 N.W. 32nd Street
Local artists join resident Bakehouse artists to create hundreds of small works, just 5" x 7," that will be on display and available to purchase for $100.

Spencer Finch's Ice Cream Truck - 3401 N.E. 1st Avenue
Finch's soft-serve ice cream cones, colored to match a Miami sunset and dubbed "edible monochromes," may have been inspired by the artist's sky-colored installation at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. They're free.

Wynwood Walls, 2520 N.W. 2nd Avenue
An amazing art statement that revitalized the Wynwood Art District from rundown warehouse buildings to a mecca for art, fashion and food, Wynwood Walls is a must-see!

ArtCenter Little River Edition, 7252 N.W. Miami Court
For Dina Shenhav's "D.O.A." she meticulously creates a hunter's cabin, complete with rifles, knives, ammunition, traps, pelts and taxidermy deer heads, all from sculpted foam.

Margulies Collection at The Warehouse, 591 N.W. 27th Street
Enjoy breakfast amid some of the finest art in Miami, including the current exhibition of Anselm Kiefer: Paintings, Sculpture, Installation, and Susan Phillipsz' Immersive Sound Installation. Though it's not free, your $10 donation goes to a very worthy cause - Lotus House, a shelter for homeless women and children.

MAPS Backlot, 342 N.W. 24th Street
There's no shortage of celebrities in town for Art Basel Miami Beach, but Entourage's Adrian Grenier is taking a stand for a cause. "A Response to Our Oceans," a curated exibition on view, will officially launch the Lonely Whale Foundation, an organization dedicated to ocean conservation,

Miami Beach

Carole Feuerman at the National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue
The iconic works of one of the world's most renowned hyperrealist sculptors, Carole Feuerman, will be on view at the National. See her 16-foot tall diver, along with her book "Swimmer" and lithographs.

Miami City Ballet Studios, 2200 Liberty Avenue
See photography by Jordan Matter and Miami City Ballet dancers on the streets and sands of Miami. The work is available for purchase and benefits the Dancer Career Transition Fund.

Williams McCall Gallery, 1100 Washington Avenue, CU3
"Between Worlds," the latest series of images from artist/explorer Henthrone, will take you on a visual journey where earth, sea and sky unite. Henthorne's waterscapes combine with earthscapes of artist Andrew Amador.

Faena Art Beach / Faena Hotel, 3201 Collins Avenue
Stella Artois and Visionaire have teamed up and are offering limited-edition collectible posters created by 12 artists including Miley Cyrus, David Salle, Fyodor Pavlov-Adreevich, Fabien Cousteau and others. Just show up; get free art.

Downtown Miami

National YoungArts Campus, 2100 Biscayne Boulevard
"The Future Was Written" begins with nearly 2,000 objects made of chalk, representing mostly body parts and outmoded communication devices. You, the visitor, mark, draw or write on the gallery's black chalkboard walls using these chalk objects, and by the end of Miami Art Week, the object will have all but disappeared.

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
See a provocative performance piece at MDC's Kyriakides Plaza, created by Lars Jan, that embodies the trauma of flooding. Holoscenes will activate the plaza with an elevator-sized aquarium filled and drained by a hydraulic system. Viewed from 360 degrees, the aquarium will be inhabited by performers conducting everyday behaviors. As the water rises and falls, the people strive to continue their activity, swimming to the top for air periodically as they adapt to the new environment.

Miami History Museum, 101 West Flagler Street
The Miami Street Photography Festival will be hosted by the museum. See world-class photography exhibitions and portfolio reviews, plus book signings, workshops , photo walks and more.

Beyond

Frost Art Museum at FIU, 10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami
Breakfast in the Park is an Art Basel tradition, and this year the special guest is noted sculptor Alice Aycock. Enjoy an outdoor breakfast, take tours of the Frost exhibitions and hear Aycock talk about her site specific installations and large-scale sculptures which can be found at sites around the country.


To see our full guide to Miami Art Week / Art Basel, see our Art Basel Event Guide.

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