Guide Miami Beach Art Week 2017 Plus Satellite Fairs And Museums

Art Basel Miami Beach Guide 2017

Miami Art week has become a major event on the art calendar for the global art pack. Spearheaded by Miami Beach Art Basel expect a week of exhibitions, parties, satellite fairs, parties, major events held in conjunction with the shows plus more parties. Plan on spending at least four days at Miami Art Week, as the week is full of opportunities to see some of the best new contemporary art on the planet plus meet artists, collectors and industry professionals. Not only are the art fairs vibrant and engaging, but the event’s week launches the Winter season for all of the local art museums, private collections, not for profit art organisations, galleries and artist studios.

Now in its 16th edition, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier art show in the Americas

Art Basel Miami Beach lists 268 international galleries selected for its 2017 Miami Beach show. Drawn from 32 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the exhibitors will present artworks ranging from Modern masterpieces and historical projects to new works by both established and emerging artists. This year’s show will introduce a new floorplan and show design, reflecting the improved possibilities provided by the Miami Beach Convention Center’s (MBCC) ongoing renovation. 2017 is an important year for the cultural scene in Miami with The Bass re-opening after a large-scale renovation and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) inaugurating its new building in the heart of the Miami Design District. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from December 7 to December 10, 2017, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Top Dog: Miami Beach Art Basel – Miami Beach Convention Centre 1900 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

The MBCC, Art Basel’s home since its first edition in Miami Beach in 2002, is now in the second phase of a major renovation, which began in late 2015. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the construction will result in modernized exhibition halls, providing state-of-the-art facilities for exhibitors and visitors. As a result of the ongoing renovation, the 2017 show will feature a completely redesigned exhibition layout by Tom Postma Design. This enhanced show design comprises a new floorplan featuring more than 10 percent of added exhibition space – yielding larger booths, wider aisles and enhanced lounging and dining options – as well as four entrances to the halls.

Now in its 16th edition, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier art show in the Americas, with more than half of the participating galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. Alongside a robust roster of returning galleries, the 2017 edition of the show features 20 galleries who are participating in the Miami Beach show for the first time. The show welcomes nine first-time participants from North and South America, including Anat Ebgi from Los Angeles; Chapter NY, David Lewis Gallery and Tyler Rollins Fine Art from New York; Inman Gallery from Houston; Patron from Chicago; Galeria Jaqueline Martins and Ricardo Camargo Galeria from São Paulo; and Isla Flotante from Buenos Aires.

In addition, the 11 new exhibitors from Europe and Asia are: A arte Invernizzi from Milan; Applicat-Prazan and Ceysson & Bénétière from Paris; Dépendance from Brussels; Múrias Centeno with spaces in Porto and Lisbon; Hales Gallery, Offer Waterman and Richard Saltoun Gallery from London; Antenna Space from Shanghai; and Takuro Someya Contemporary Art and Taro Nasu from Tokyo.

The Galleries sector will feature outstanding presentations of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography and video works, presented by 198 of the world’s leading galleries. This year, a strong list of returning participants is joined by 10 galleries which have previously participated in the show’s Nova, Positions or Survey sectors: 47 Canal, Bureau, Garth Greenan Gallery, Kalfayan Galleries, Galeria Leme, Peres Projects, Galeria Plan B, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Jessica Silverman Gallery and Tokyo Gallery + BTAP. One gallery – Applicat-Prazan – will be completely new to the show while Konrad Fischer Galerie and Fergus McCaffrey will both return to the Galleries sector in Miami Beach after a hiatus. For the full gallery list for Galleries, please visit

The Edition sector presents 11 global leaders in the field of prints and editioned works: Alan Cristea Gallery, Crown Point Press, Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Sabine Knust, Carolina Nitsch, Pace Prints, Paragon, Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, STPI, Two Palms and ULAE. For the full gallery list for Edition, please visit

Nova Miami Beach Art Basel
Nova Miami Beach Art Basel

Nova provides galleries with a platform to present new work by up to three artists and will feature 29 exhibitors this year. First-time exhibitors include: Dépendance featuring drawings, sculpture, painting and film by Ed Atkins (b. 1982), Gillian Carnegie (b. 1971) and Peter Wächtler (b. 1979); David Lewis Gallery presenting works by Dawn Kasper (b. 1977) and Lucy Dodd (b. 1981); and Tyler Rollins Fine Art staging a never-before-seen installation by Manuel Ocampo (b. 1965) reflecting on current global political events.

There will be some presentations addressing various political and social issues. Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani will show work by Santiago Sierra (b. 1966), Regina José Galindo (b. 1974) and Hiwa K (b. 1975), exploring notions of communities and their transformative power. David Castillo Gallery will present works that raise urgent questions about representations of race, sexuality and gender in today’s society, including a live performance by Kalup Linzy (b. 1977), as well as photographs by Lyle Ashton Harris (b. 1965) and Xaviera Simmons (b. 1974). At Tanya Leighton, Sanya Kantarovsky (b. 1982) will display a new body of work juxtaposing the celebratory atmosphere of an art fair with the increased erosion of civil rights around the world, while Rosângela Rennó (b. 1962) and Teresa Margolles (b. 1963) will present a project about memory and violence at Mor charpentier. In Proyectos Monclova’s booth, Tercerunquinto (established 1996) will stage a performative work, painting Mexican political campaign murals directly onto the walls. This performance will be accompanied by a new video that will create a visual and conceptual link between campaign wall painting and Mexican Muralism as an artistic expression of modernism.

Further highlights include: Dara Friedman (b. 1968) at Supportico Lopez, whose exhibition at Art Basel in Miami Beach will coincide with the artist’s retrospective at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); Alexandre Estrela (b. 1971) at Travesía Cuatro, Barry McGee (b. 1966) at Ratio 3, Torey Thornton (b. 1990) at Essex Street, Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978) at Instituto de visión; Sascha Braunig (b. 1983) and Sara Cwynar (b. 1985) at Foxy Production, Alex Hubbard (b. 1975) and Emily Sundblad (b. 1977) at House of Gaga and Ishmael Randall Weeks (b. 1976) and Andrea Galvani (b. 1973) at Revolver Galería. For the full gallery list for Nova, please visit

The survey will return for its fourth year with 16 focused presentations of work created before 2000. Artists in the sector include: Sérvulo Esmeraldo (b. 1929, d. 2017) at Galeria Raquel Arnaud; Judith Bernstein (b. 1942) at The Box; Wesley Duke Lee (b. 1931, d. 2010) at Ricardo Camargo Galeria; Claude Viallat (b. 1936) and Noël Dolla (b. 1945) at Ceysson & Bénétière; David Driskell (b. 1931) at DC Moore Gallery; Carlos Leppe (b. 1952, d. 2015) at Espaivisor; Hércules Barsotti (b. 1914, d. 2010) and Willys de Castro (b. 1926, d. 1988) at Henrique Faria Fine Art; Alexis Smith (b. 1949) at Honor Fraser; Frank Bowling (b. 1936) at Hales Gallery; Dadamaino (b. 1930, d. 2004), Mario Nigro (b. 1917, d. 1992) and Rodolfo Aricò (b. 1930, d. 2002) at A arte Invernizzi; Letícia Parente (b. 1930, d. 1991) at Galeria Jaqueline Martins; Roberto Matta (b. 1911, d. 2002) at Robilant + Voena; Edgardo Antonio Vigo (b. 1928, d. 1997) at Richard Saltoun Gallery; Cícero Dias (b. 1907, d. 2003) at Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte; Brian O’Doherty (b. 1928) at Simone Subal Gallery; and William Turnbull (b. 1922, d. 2012) at Offer Waterman. Further information on specific projects in Survey is forthcoming.

Several exhibitors will also present works in Art Basel’s project-based sectors: Kabinett, Public, which will be curated for the first time by Philipp Kaiser, and Film. Further details on these sectors, as well as the Conversations program of panels and talks.


Kabinett: 24 curated exhibitions at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel’s Kabinett sector allows participating galleries to present a curated exhibition in a separately delineated space within their booths. This year’s Kabinett sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach will include 24 projects by Etel Adnan, Anni Albers, Taku Aramasa, Alice Attie, Ashley Bickerton, Andrea Bowers, Colette Brunschwig, Cheng Ran, Farida El-Gazzar, Flavio Garciandía, Hans Hofmann, Kim Jones, Shozo Kitadai, Kiki Kogelnik, Irene Kopelman, Brigitte Kowanz, María Martínez-Cañas, Hélio Oiticica, Kiyoji Otsuji, Pavel Pepperstein, Yoshishige Saito, Anne-Marie Schneider, Ivan Serpa, Shirana Shahbazi, Joan Snyder, Grete Stern, Bill Traylor, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi and Haegue Yang. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017.

This year’s Kabinett sector includes thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases and solo presentations by both established and emerging artists; more than half of the participants will feature work by female artists.

Highlights in Kabinett from Latin America include Galerie Lelong & Co’s presentation of works from the mid-1950s by Brazilian artists Hélio Oiticica (b. 1937, d. 1980) and Ivan Serpa (b. 1923, d. 1973) produced during their involvement with the Rio de Janeiro-based collective Grupo Frente. Mai 36 Galerie’s Kabinett will present five paintings by Cuban artist Flavio Garciandía (b. 1954), which are indicative of his ironic and satirical engagement with both Western modernism, as well as stereotypical artistic notions of ‘Cubaness’ or ‘Caribbeanness’. Fredric Snitzer Gallery will exhibit new works by another Cuban artist María Martínez-Cañas (b. 1960), whose conceptual photographs engage with narratives involving origin, perception and identity, based upon the artist’s own feelings of dislocation following her move from Cuba to the United States in the late 1970s.

Sfeir-Semler Gallery will present a focused exhibition of Lebanese artist Etel Adnan’s (b. 1925) paintings, tapestries and drawings that demonstrate her artistic evolution and provide further insight into her rich cultural, political and geographical background. Kurimanzutto’s Kabinett will feature a salon-style hanging of paper collages by South Korean artist Haegue Yang (b. 1971), which will be displayed against a backdrop of ‘Grid Bloc A3’, a publication that Yang created in collaboration with illustrator Jeong Hwa Min in 2013. Kalfayan Galleries will exhibit new work by Egyptian artist Farida El-Gazzar (b. 1975) that reflect upon the socio-political aspects of everyday life in the artist’s birthplace of Alexandria. Franklin Parrasch Gallery will present recent paintings by Joan Snyder (b. 1940), which embody the artist’s use of both abstract forms and found objects and materials to engage with varied issues from gender to human relationships to violence. Andrew Kreps Gallery will bring intimately scaled pieces by Andrea Bowers (b. 1965). Inspired by DIY political posters, the new drawings are from the artist’s ongoing series of feminist graphics on cardboard supports.

Galerie Urs Meile will exhibit emerging Chinese artist Cheng Ran’s (b. 1981) ‘DD-MM-YYYY’ (2017), a multi-media video installation that forms the latest chapter of the artist’s ongoing project ‘Diary of a Madman’ (2016 –). In this series, Cheng constructs his own narratives about the history of three cities – New York, Hong Kong and Jerusalem – through re-edited video collages of moving images extracted from the news, as well as natural and urban landscapes. Lehmann Maupin will present new works by Ashley Bickerton (b. 1959) that push the boundaries of landscape painting and examine the effect of human construction and destruction on the environment.

Brigitte Kowanz (b. 1957) explores the influence of technology and data on both political events and our personal lives in a body of new work that will be on view at Galerie Krinzinger. Drawn from Kowanz’s ‘Cables’ series, the three wall sculptures consist of lively hand-drawn neon lines mounted in multi-mirrored cubes. By combining elements of light with linguistic codes and characters, Kowanz visualizes the complex relationship between seeing and knowing, perception and recognition.

Kabinett also offers an opportunity to delve into the careers of historical artists. König Galerie will dedicate its Kabinett to Austrian Pop Art artist Kiki Kogelnik (b. 1935, d. 1997), whose work has recently received new appreciation following her inclusion in the major 2015 exhibition ‘The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop’ at Tate Modern, London. The gallery will show signature highlights from Kogelnik’s oeuvre including works from the 1960s. Alan Cristea Gallery will present early prints by Anni Albers (b. 1899, d. 1994), one of the best-known textile artists of the 20th century.

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff’s Kabinett will focus on historical and recent works by artist Colette Brunschwig (b. 1927), who belongs to a generation of French female painters active in Paris after World War II, while Hirschl & Adler Modern will present key pieces by self-taught artist and a pioneer of Outsider Art, Bill Traylor (b. 1854, d. 1949). Despite being born into slavery and lacking any training or supplies, Traylor completed as many as 2,000 original artworks, solidifying his standing in art history as one of the keenest observers of human nature. Ameringer McEnery Yohe will bring paintings by a renowned figure of Abstract Expressionism, Hans Hofmann (b. 1880, d. 1966), which demonstrate the artist’s synthesis of Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.

Exhibitions of photography will feature prominently in Kabinett, including the famous photomontage series ‘Sueños (Dreams)’ by German-Argentinian artist Grete Stern (b. 1904, d. 1999) at Jorge Mara-La Ruche, and new abstract geometric C-prints and lithographs by Iranian photographer Shirana Shahbazi (b. 1974) at Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Japanese photography from the 1950s through to the present day will be the focus of Annely Juda Fine Art’s Kabinett, featuring works by artists Taku Aramasa (b. 1936), Shozo Kitadai (b. 1921, d. 2003), Kiyoji Otsuji (b. 1923, d. 2001), Yoshishige Saito (b. 1904, d. 2001) and Katsuhiro Yamaguchi (b. 1928), who were all part of the influential group The Experimental Workshop formed in the late 1940s.

A series of drawings in gouache and graphite by Argentinian artist Irene Kopelman (b. 1974) will be on view at Labor, documenting her month-long expedition to the Manu Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest protected forest areas in Peru, while Zeno X Gallery will feature a rare ‘war drawing’ on canvas by Kim Jones (b. 1944), which refers to the artist’s time in Vietnam. The drawing will be displayed alongside historical works created during Jones’ 1983–1984 artist residency at MoMA PS1 in New York, providing a small overview of Jones’ diverse oeuvre. Peter Freeman, Inc. will highlight Anne-Marie Schneider (b. 1962), whose prolific artistic output has predominantly centred on drawing, using pencil, ink, gouache and watercolour, with a display of black and white, as well as colour drawings from the late 1980s until today. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder will feature works by Alice Attie (b. 1950) including framed ink drawings from different series and periods that explore the territory between writing and drawing and where they overlap. Lastly, Kewenig will present illustrations from a series of short stories by Russian artist Pavel Pepperstein (b. 1966), a prominent figure among the generation of artists that grew up in the Soviet Union and witnessed the system’s collapse. Pepperstein’s drawings combine elements of the Russian cultural legacy he was born into with present-day events and images.

Positions Miami Beach Art Basel
Positions Miami Beach Art Basel


Positions allow curators, critics, collectors and visitors to discover new talents from across the globe by providing a platform for galleries to present one major project by a single artist. This year, the sector will feature 14 solo booths. At Antenna Space, Xu Qu (b. 1978) will display a new series of ceramic pot sculptures and typographic prints that examine how religious activities have influenced Chinese society. Ceramics will also be on view in an installation by Carl Mannov (b. 1990) at Christian Andersen.

Arredondo Arozarena will present a daily performance by Israel Martínez (b. 1979). Adam Gordon (b. 1986) will transform Chapter NY’s booth into a performance installation – a document vaguely describing the performance will entice visitors to identify an anonymous woman who wanders the fair in close proximity to the booth for the duration of the show. Jibade-Khalil Huffman (b. 1981) will present a new body of work at Anat Ebgi that focuses on the black male figure in art history, film and literature, while Jamal Cyrus (b. 1973) will explore the cultural politics of Black American music and the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s at Inman Gallery. Jill Mulleady (b. 1980) will treat Freedman Fitzpatrick’s booth as a stage for a social drama enacted through a set of six new paintings that create a mise-en-scène. Further, Patron will present sculptures, wall constructions and a large-scale mural by Harold Mendez (b. 1977), and Galeria Marilia Razuk’s booth will feature an extension of Rodrigo Bueno’s (b. 1967) studio. Dan Herschlein (b. 1989) will present a grouping of sculptures that together create an eerie domestic interior at JTT, while Nicolas Ceccaldi (b. 1983) will build on his interest in analyzing religion as a contemporary social phenomenon through new paintings and take-away brochures at Real Fine Arts. Sector highlights also include a collage-like hanging of monochrome paintings by Mariela Scafati (b. 1973) at Isla Flotante; a configuration of new works that disrupt the boundary between the domestic and the natural worlds by A.K. Burns (b. 1975) at Callicoon Fine Arts; and figurative paintings by Koichi Enomoto (b. 1977) at Taro Nasu.

Public: Philipp Kaiser curates the sector for the first time

2017 marks the first year that Philipp Kaiser, independent curator and critic, will curate the Public sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Framed around the theme ‘Territorial’, the sector will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space, featuring 11 site-responsive works by established and emerging artists: Frida Baranek, Yto Barrada, Daniel Buren, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Philippe Decrauzat, Noël Dolla, Cyprien Gaillard, Daniel Knorr, Harold Mendez, Manuela Viera-Gallo and Brenna Youngblood. Also, Jim Shaw and his D’red D’warf band will present the premiere of ‘The Rinse Cycle’, a progressive rock opera ten years in the making. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017.

Incorporating elements of sound and motion, ‘Les Guirlandes’ by Daniel Buren (b. 1938) will be one of the centrepieces of this year’s sector. The restaging of this historic work, which originally debuted at Documenta 7 in 1982, will feature decorative striped flag garlands strung across Collins Park. Loudspeakers will play musical samples in chronological order – from the baroque operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully to the ragtime of Scott Joplin – that will be systematically interrupted by the recitation of words for colours in 14 different languages. Buren’s display will at once imbue the surrounding space with a playful and festive ambience and present a pointed critique of our era’s widespread nationalism.

In the works of Abraham Cruzvillegas (b. 1968) and Yto Barrada (b. 1971), both artists draw upon personal experiences from their hometowns to comment upon economic and political concerns. Cruzvillegas’ ‘Self-reconstructed Ellipsis’ will be comprised of three wooden structures based on shelters from Colonia Ajusco in Mexico City, where the artist grew up. Referencing the collaborative and improvisatory building tactics often used in the neighbourhood, the installation will be made from bare timber and raw pieces of wood that will support angled roofs of tarred, fluted cardboard sheets. ‘Syrinx (Plumber Assemblage)’ by Barrada will present a series of sculptures created from plumbing materials acquired from the Grand Socco in the artist’s home of Tangier. Including pipes, faucets and spigots, these plumbing elements are often used by out-of-work plumbers to signal their availability for hire and serve as a public display for the city’s struggling workers.

Everyday objects are also used to reference larger social issues in Manuela Viera-Gallo’s (b. 1977) piece, ‘Domestic Violence: Matriz Nula’, which translates the fears, pains and experiences of women who are survivors of domestic violence. In the installation, fragmented and broken ceramic dishes and cups are lashed together to create a serialized sequence of ornaments. The objects look dangerous – sharp, pointed and capable of harm – yet they hang silent and inert, proof of a violent action that has already taken place and the concealed tragedy of domestic violence on a global scale.

Additional political works in Public include ‘KOE’, a video work by Cyprien Gaillard (b. 1980), which comments on the implications of territorial shifts and displacements. The film follows a flock of exotic parakeets that originate from Africa and Asia but were brought to Europe to be kept as pets and have since founded an ecological niche in the urban wilderness of Dusseldorf, Germany. ‘Jaulas’ by Harold Mendez (b. 1977) will feature a grouping of found animal cages that together present various narratives of conflict and address questions of freedom and existence. Arranged in a circular composition, each cage holds a stone sculpture of an animal that has been demolished, broken apart and deteriorated so that only fragments of the sculpture are left as if the animals have each been in a quarrel.

In her first sculpture in bronze, Brenna Youngblood (b. 1979) explores the relationship between language and identity. The title of the piece, ‘M.I.A’, signifies both personal and political events – the acronym used for soldiers missing in battle, a reference to the artist’s 2011 exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery titled ‘The Mathematics of an Individual Achievement’ and finally, a reference to the Montgomery Improvement Association, a group co-organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. to guide the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott protest.

Referencing Piero Manzoni’s upside-down pedestal, ‘Socle du Monde’ from 1961, ‘Navel of the World’ by Daniel Knorr (b. 1968) revives Manzoni’s practice of signalizing a singular point, situating it within a political sphere. The ‘navel of the world’ is a popular term for the center of the earth. In many cultures, this point is set at the intersection of mystical coordinates. The act of piercing also has a complex history and appeared as early as 7000 B.C. It was used to distinguish between cultural backgrounds or class status. Piercing ‘the most important point of the world’ is an act of humanizing the earth, also shifting its meaning to the level of contemporary body consciousness.

The public will also feature works that investigate elements of urban and natural landscapes. ‘Reflections on the Horizon’ by Brazilian artist Frida Baranek (b. 1961) builds upon the artist’s interest in the horizon line, particularly its vastness and intangibility. The installation will be composed of several manila rope bundles that are each affixed to coloured, transparent and engraved acrylic disks. Visitors are invited to pick up the disks and gaze through them, as each one generates a different perspective and sensation of the landscape in Collins Park. Noël Dolla (b. 1945), who was a member of the revolutionary Supports/Surfaces group from the late 1960s and 1970s which took painting to a more conceptual level in response to the reactionary climate post-1968, will present ‘Restructuration Spatiale n°15’, an installation that can be seen as a continuation of ‘Rêve éveillé’, a dialogue that began in the enchanting enclosed gardens of the Petit Palais in Paris.

Philippe Decrauzat (b. 1974) will explore the principles of tensegrity – an architectural coinage from the 1950s that refers to a structure’s tensional integrity – in two sculptures titled ‘Orator’ and ‘Shut and Open at the Same Time’. These works build upon Decrauzat’s appropriation of the historic avant-garde as a means to explore questions of visual and spatial perception that are closer to the digital era. The two sculptures present the transition of the same form from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional object and play with the boundaries between line and surface.

As part of Public, Jim Shaw (b.1952) will premier his much anticipated progressive rock opera ‘The Rinse Cycle’. Shaw, who recently had solo shows at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, The New Museum in New York and the Marciano Foundation in Los Angeles, has worked on the opera for ten years and with his band D’red D’warf will perform the first two parts of the opera that combine written music with improvisation, prehistoric chanting and spoken word, accompanied by visuals made by Shaw specifically for the performance. Taking place at SoundScape Park on Wednesday evening, December 6, the opera is free of charge and open to the public.

The Public sector is supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. More information on the sector is available at​

Conversations: Art Basel’s 2017 Program in Miami Beach

Conversations, Art Basel’s talks series, will bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. Programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, this year’s Conversations will present 19 talks that feature prominent artworld figures including Agustín Arteaga, Yto Barrada, Stefania Bortolami, José Carlos Diaz, Jordan Casteel, Teju Cole, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Charles Gaines, Juan A. Gaitán, Alberto Ibargüen, Arthur Jafa, Pamela Joyner, Isaac Julien, Daniel Knorr, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Anne Pasternak and Thaddaeus Ropac among many others. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017.

The program will begin on Thursday, December 7 with the Premiere Artist Talk with Charles Gaines (b. 1944) who will have a site-specific commission at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami and discuss his work with Bryan Stevenson. Further artist talks will take place throughout the week, including a discussion with Lars Jan (b. 1978) and Isaac Julien (b. 1960) on how artists respond to climate change through their practices, and Yto Barrada (b. 1971) and Daniel Knorr (b. 1968) in conversation with Philipp Kaiser, Curator of Art Basel’s Public sector, on art in public territories.

‘Is Culture in the Americas in Big Trouble?’ will address the current threats to art and culture in the midst of a major conservative shift in politics and changes in economies. In light of recent trends in the art market, ‘Global Business Models’ will discuss the different ways in which museums and galleries are responding to the increasing pressure to participate in the global artworld, while ‘Is Innovation Enough for Middle-Market Galleries?’ will explore the rise in new itinerant gallery models and communal sharing systems. ‘Beyond Collecting: What is Patronage?’ will focus on collectors who have been expanding their participation in art in different ways over the past years, discussing their approach to commissioning new works, opening foundations and supporting museums and publications.

Other highlights include ‘LA/LA and Institutional Collaboration’, which will use Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA as a reference point to examine how institutions can encourage the growth of regional art scenes; ‘Digital Museums and Virtual Audiences’, focusing on digital innovation and how new technology is starting to leave a deeper mark on the museum world; and ‘I Was Raised on the Internet’, which brings together curators from three major institutions that collaborate on exhibitions investigating the effects of the Internet on contemporary art.

Conversations are held daily on Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 10 at the Banyan Room in the Botanical Garden. The program is open to the public and free of charge. All Conversations panels will also be live streamed on Art Basel’s YouTube channel and on the show’s website:

Film Miami Beach Art Basel
Film Miami Beach Art Basel

Film: Miami Beach Art Basel 2017 Film program in Miami Beach

From December 7 to December 9, 2017, Art Basel will present a premier program of film and video works that focus on the universal language of dance and movement. Selected from the show’s participating galleries by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx, this year’s program will present films by artists Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Jen DeNike and Tin Ojeda, as well as a series of short films drawn from the Chicago Film Archives collection. Also, Marian Masone, New York-based film curator, has selected ‘Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’ (2017), directed by Sara Driver, for a special screening. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from December 7 to December 10, 2017, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

For this year’s screenings in SoundScape Park on the 7,000 square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, David Gryn has selected films that engage with the diverse and global language of dance, as well as the connection between movement and music. While in the past the Film program has featured works that touch on multiple topics, the concept for the 2017 edition will present a more focused line-up of films centred around a theme.

The Short Film program on Thursday, December 7 will feature recent works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman (b. 1981) and Jen DeNike (b. 1971), who both work across various media. Huffman’s works bring together spoken and written language, photography, vintage television and computer animation to pay homage to African-American popular culture. In her films, DeNike stages vignettes of urban and suburban life as lyrical, slow-motion masquerades of joy, pain, and transcendence by blending video, photography, sculpture and performance.

On Friday, December 8, ‘Free Jazz Vein’ (2017) by Tin Ojeda (b. 1982) builds on the artist’s ongoing fascination with the 1970s era, inspired by jazz album covers and movie posters from the period. Shot in the United States, Central America, Australia and Indonesia, the work focuses on experimental surfing while also offering a glimpse into the poverty that exists in the towns around those beautiful beaches. Super 16mm film, with its grainy texture, lens flares and painterly depth of field, lends the film a nostalgic feel, while off-screen dialogue and statements connect it to the present moment.

Titled ‘The Reflection in the Puddle is Mine’, the Short Film program on Saturday, December 9, will present a selection of works from the Chicago Film Archives’ collection. Selected by David Gryn together with Michelle Puetz, Curator of Collections and Public Programs, Chicago Film Archives and Jim Dempsey, Co-Owner, Corbett vs Dempsey, the films and videos featured in the program provide a rare and fascinating view of life in Chicago from the 1930s to the present. Exploring dance as an abstract form, the program takes its title from a 1961 film by dancer and choreographer Sybil Shearer (b. 1912, d. 2005) and filmmaker Helen Morrison (b. 1901, d. 1984), which documents Shearer’s dance company in a performance that escalates from the mundane world to the abstract and spiritual.

For her third year as Art Basel’s film curator, Marian Masone has selected ‘Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’ (2017) for a special screening at the Colony Theatre on Friday, December 8. Directed by Sara Driver (b. 1955), the film documents the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat (b. 1960, d. 1988) from 1978 to 1981, when he was a homeless teenager in New York City. Featuring interviews with rappers, musicians and artists who knew Basquiat personally, ‘Boom for Real’ presents a comprehensive look into the seminal artist’s formative years and how downtown New York City inspired his practice.

Before the Film program each evening, ‘Trance’ (2017), a new immersive sound work by Swedish artist and music producer Hans Berg (b. 1978), will be presented on the state-of-the-art surround sound system in SoundScape Park. Based on his experiences composing both electronic dance music for clubs and atmospheric soundtracks for video artists, Berg continues to be fascinated by music’s potential to transport listeners into a trance-like state. ‘Trance’ is a hypnotic aural tapestry weaving together rainforest sounds, industrial noises, synthesizer rhythms and more. Schedule 2017

Survey Miami Beach Art Basel
Survey Miami Beach Art Basel

Survey: 16 historical projects highlighted at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The Survey sector will return to Art Basel in Miami Beach for its fourth year, presenting artworks created before the year 2000. The sector will provide further insights into work by artists Rodolfo Aricò, Hércules Barsotti, Judith Bernstein, Frank Bowling, Dadamaino, Willys de Castro, Cícero Dias, Noël Dolla, David Driskell, Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Wesley Duke Lee, Carlos Leppe, Roberto Matta, Mario Nigro, Brian O’Doherty, Letícia Parente, Alexis Smith, William Turnbull, Claude Viallat and Edgardo Antonio Vigo. The 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place from December 7 to December 10, 2017, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The survey will welcome ten new exhibitors to the sector this year, seven of which are completely new to the Miami Beach show, including Ricardo Camargo Galeria, Ceysson & Bénétière, Hales Gallery, A arte Invernizzi, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Richard Saltoun Gallery and Offer Waterman. For their first presentations at the fair, A arte Invernizzi will mount a specially curated project devoted to the alternative and innovative forms of painting that emerged in Milan during the 1950s and 1960s, with works by Rodolfo Aricò (b. 1930, d. 2002), Dadamaino (b.1930, d. 2004) and Mario Nigro (b. 1917, d. 1992), while Hales Gallery will examine the career of painter Frank Bowling (b. 1936) with a focused display of works produced during the artist’s formative years (1968–1973). The gallery’s presentation will coincide with a major solo exhibition of Bowling’s monumental paintings, curated by Okwui Enwezor, at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Also marking its debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Offer Waterman will feature pivotal works by acclaimed British modernist William Turnbull (b. 1922, d. 2012), including nine color field paintings and four related sculptures from Turnbull’s mid-career period (1959–1972), during which he was greatly influenced by his American contemporaries. Ceysson & Bénétière will present works by Claude Viallat (b. 1936) and Noël Dolla (b. 1945), whose unconventional artistic methods challenged cultural production within the context of political and social unrest in France during the late 1960s.

Several galleries in Survey will feature strong political presentations, including The Box who will show early drawings and paintings by Judith Bernstein (b. 1942), an artist who explores political landscapes and elements of power and aggression in society. The Box’s presentation will coincide with an exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York City of new drawings created by Bernstein in response to the Trump administration. Espaivisor will present a solo exhibition on the seminal Chilean artist Carlos Leppe (b. 1952, d. 2015). Developed during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, Leppe’s works speak to the construction of a culture of democratic opposition, foreshadowing the country’s political transition. Another celebrated Chilean artist, Roberto Matta (b. 1911, d. 2002) will be the focus of Robilant + Voena’s project for Survey. The works on display will encapsulate the various phases of Matta’s prolific career, including his Surrealist ‘Inscapes’ series created from the 1930s to the 1940s, as well as later pieces that reflect on the state of world politics at the time, grappling with topics such as the Vietnam War, the American Civil Rights Movement and the Spanish Civil War. Richard Saltoun Gallery will dedicate its booth to Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo (b. 1928, d. 1997), a vital figure in the Latin American avant-garde movement. Vigo, who lived through the years of the ‘Dirty War’ (1974-83) and under severe dictatorship, was a constant critic of the system he endured, and his strong critique of Western capitalist culture is inherent throughout his work. Featuring paintings, collages and sculpture created out of assembled objects, the gallery’s presentation will offer a wide selection of Vigo’s artworks that are representative of the artist’s politically charged oeuvre.

Additional first-time exhibitors at Art Basel in Miami Beach who will feature artists from Latin America in Survey include Galeria Jaqueline Martins, with an exhibition devoted to Letícia Parente (b. 1930, d. 1991), a pioneer of Brazilian video art, and Ricardo Camargo Galeria, who will transform its booth into the studio of Brazilian painter Wesley Duke Lee (b. 1931, d. 2010), encompassing paintings, collages and a sculpture created out of assembled objects.

Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte will bring together eight historical works by the Brazilian modernist Cícero Dias (b. 1907, d. 2003), which represent the height of his abstract creations and were produced following his move to Paris, where he became associated with other prominent artists at the time including Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso. Works by Sérvulo Esmeraldo (b. 1929, b. 2017), another Brazilian artist who was active in Paris in the 1960s, will be on view at Galeria Raquel Arnaud. Esmeraldo became known for his interactive kinetic devices called ‘Excitables’, which will be exhibited in the gallery’s booth alongside sculptures and paintings by the artist. Henrique Faria Fine Art will present works on paper by Neo-Concrete artists Hércules Barsotti (b. 1914, d. 2010) and Willys de Castro (b. 1926, d. 1988). As lifelong friends and creative partners, Barsotti and de Castro founded the Estúdio de Projectos Gráficos where they worked together for ten years on projects varying from logos, textiles, jewellery and furniture design.

Honor Fraser will recreate a 1981 installation of unique artist books by Alexis Smith (b. 1949), which will be exhibited for the first time in decades, while Simone Subal Gallery will present rarely seen sculptures, paintings and drawings by Irish artist and writer Brian O’Doherty (b. 1928). The booth will feature a set of key works created in 1966 based on an electrocardiogram that O’Doherty – a trained doctor – took of Marcel Duchamp’s heartbeat. O’Doherty then translated this medical data into a suite of artworks, including a kinetic sculpture that ‘reanimates’ Duchamp’s heartbeat as well as accompanying works on paper. DC Moore Gallery will bring together important early works from the 1960s and 1970s by renowned African American artist and historian, David Driskell (b. 1931), who draws upon personal experience, memory and aspects of American and African culture to create multifaceted paintings and collages.

For the full gallery list and further details on the artists featured in Survey, please visit


Miami Art Week
Untitled Miami Art Week

Satellite Fair Guide 2017


Untitled: Miami Beach, 2017 On the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street December 6 – 10

international art fair continues its dedication to providing an innovative approach to the art fair model by announcing its list of exhibitors and a select preview of programming for its sixth edition: December 6 – 10,

“We are excited to announce our 6th edition – it is the commitment of the curators to collaborate with exhibitors that makes UNTITLED a unique experience” says Jeffrey Lawson, UNTITLED’s founder, “This year’s exhibitors are an exciting indication of the fair’s growth, originality and the hard work of our curatorial team”.

Artists are at the centre of UNITITLED’s mission, and the curators identify a strong and diverse selection of galleries and artists that reflect the fair’s commitment to presenting exceptional contemporary art.

NADA:  Miami December 7–10, 2017 Ice Palace Studios 1400 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136

Each December in Miami, NADA holds a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” NADA Miami is the only major American art fair to be produced by a non-profit organisation and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging contemporary art.The 15th edition of the fair, to be held December 7–10, 2017 at Ice Palace Studios, remains dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrate the rising talents from around the globe.

Pulse: 4601 Collins Ave. DECEMBER 7 THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017 Indian Beach Park 4601 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140


Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar with editions in New York and Miami Beach. The fair is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.


CONTEXT Art Miami is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America. – Art Miami is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.


Art Miami is one of the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that Art Basel week has to offer. It takes place each December. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art taking place during Art Basel Miami Beach week attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 28th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

Design Miami: – 6-10 December

Design Miami is adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, a short walk from Art Basel in Miami Beach.

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectable design.

SATELLITE: – 7-10 December 7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL 33141

SATELLITE was created in 2015 as an opportunity for young dealers, artist-run spaces and non-profits to exhibit during Miami Art Week. Since its conception, SATELLITE has grown in scale and prominence and now features art-based projects by established commercial galleries, socially engaged non-profits, and international alternatives spaces. By fostering a range of programming, SATELLITE can offer patrons and collectors with a unique experience where art is at the forefront of creative expression, activism, and curiosity. In this way, SATELLITE is the antagonist to the standard fair and in turn, fills the voids left by Miami Art Week’s soullessness through collaboration, direct engagement, and fun. SATELLITE is your chance to experience what art is without the restrictions customary to traditional settings!

Museum Events

The Rubell Family Collection STILL HUMAN December 6, 2017 – August 25, 2018, 95 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

​STILL HUMAN confronts the complex consequences of the digital revolution and recent technological developments as they redefine the human condition. Twenty-five artists working across a range of mediums address concerns related to artificial intelligence, biotechnology, bioethics, planned obsolescence, desire as mediated by technology, surveillance, social justice, and virtual existence. Among others, the exhibition will include Ed Atkins, Simon Denny, Cécile B. Evans, Isa Genzken, Josh Kline, Jon Rafman, Charles Ray, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Hank Willis Thomas and Anicka Yi.

Bass Art Museum Miami Art Week
Bass Art Museum Miami Art Week

Visitors to the Miami Beach show will have the opportunity to view South Florida’s leading museums and private collections, who organize their strongest exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel. Following a large-scale renovation, The Bass – Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum – will reopen in October and present several major solo exhibitions timed with the fair, featuring artists Pascale Marthine Tayou (b. 1967), Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964) and Mika Rottenberg (b. 1976). The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will inaugurate its new building in the heart of the Miami Design District with ‘The Everywhere Studio’, which explores the evolution of the artist’s studio from the post-war period to the present day and features works by renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein (b. 1923, d. 1997), Bruce Nauman (b. 1941), Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939), Matthew Barney (b. 1967), Rosemarie Trockel (b. 1952), Neïl Beloufa (b. 1985) and Yves Klein (b. 1928, d. 1962), among others. Additional exhibitions on view at ICA Miami include solo shows debuting new work by Chris Ofili (b. 1968), Tomm El-Saieh (b. 1984), Charles Gaines (b. 1944), Mark Handforth (b. 1969) and Abigail DeVille (b. 1981). Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will open the second chapter of its comprehensive, three-part survey on contemporary Cuban art titled ‘On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection’, as well as the first major retrospective of the work of Dara Friedman (b. 1968). NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will show ‘William J. Glackens (b. 1870, d. 1938): A Modernist in the Making’, while the Wolfsonian-FIU will present ‘Julius Klinger (b. 1876, d. 1942): Posters for a Modern Age’.

Exhibitions on view at the city’s renowned private collections include forthcoming shows at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO); ‘Force and Form’ at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space; ‘Pop Art: Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann’ and ‘Sculpture, Painting, Video: David Claerbout, Federico de Francesco, Anselm Kiefer, Rosy Keyser,Imi Knoebel, Emil Lukas, Hugo McCloud, Olaf Metzel, Ernesto Neto, Diana Fonseca Quiñ​ones, Sue Williams​’ at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and ‘Still Human and Allison Zuckerman: Stranger in Paradise’ at the Rubell Family Collection.

Bass Art Museum ( Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum) DEC 7,2017-APR 30,201 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Plus UGO RONDINONE GOOD EVENING BEAUTIFUL BLUE Spanning the entirety of the museum’s newly designed second floor, good evening beautiful blue by Ugo Rondinone is part of a major multi-institution retrospective comprising works that span three decades of the artist’s practice, from the late 1990s to the present. From poetic installations in public spaces to life-size drawings, Rondinone’s work balances on the edge of euphoria and detachment.

PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU BEAUTIFUL until APR 2, 2018 Born in Cameroon and based in Ghent, Belgium, Pascale Marthine Tayou brings his itinerant practice to Miami Beach for his exhibition, Beautiful, creating an organic and collaboratively formed presentation of work made in the last decade. Visitors will navigate between stacked Arabic pots, Colonnes Pascale (2012), and encounter Tayou’s colourful Fresque de Craies (2015), constructed of hundreds of chalk pieces arranged beneath West African colon tourist figures, gold foil, and plastic eggs. Tayou, whose practice spans media and subject matter, is an alchemist of sorts. His work fluidly transforms and recasts the viewer’s understanding of materials, objects, and narratives. Mediating between cultures, while setting man and nature in ambivalent relation to each other, his works are created in the knowledge that they are products of social, cultural, or political constructions. Tayou’s work is deliberately mobile and heterogeneous, elusive of pre-established schema.

Perez Art Museum 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132

Dec. 5, 2017 – April 21, 2018, Felice Grodin: Invasive Species Augmented Reality (AR) Exhibition. Invasive Species is a virtually interactive, digital exhibition of commissioned works by Miami-based artist Felice Grodin. The series employs the immersive technology of augmented reality (AR), and is accessible to visitors using iOS devices in PAMM’s outdoor areas and in the Padma and Raj Vattikuti Learning Theater on the museum’s first floor. This AR project is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Plus – Steve McQueen: End Credits until March 11, 2018, and much more.

Wolfsonian 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 At the corner of 10th Street & Washington Avenue

Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection

ICA Miami 4040 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33137

THE EVERYWHERE STUDIO On view December 1, 2017 – February 26, 2018, Inaugural Exhibition Explores Contemporary Life through Lens of the Artist’s Studio Including Works by Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol, Deiter Roth, Carolee Schneemann, and Laure Prouvost, Among Others

Opening December 1, 2017, ICA Miami’s new, permanent home features more than 20,000 square feet of exhibition galleries and a public sculpture garden, enabling the museum to expand its reach and programs. ABOUT THE MUSEUM. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally.



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