Ocean views, palm trees, sun and world class art. These are a few of the niceties of Art Basel Miami. Each year the U.S. edition of the European art fair seems to build enormous momentum and garner more and more hype and attention. The namesake fair is just one of many of the events taking place throughout the week and it has become increasingly more difficult to sift through all of the goings on. That's why The Brvtalist is proud to bring you our guide to some of the best art events happening during this first week of December. We've also enlisted our friend and curator WOAH to help us out. Below please find our selections:
100+ Degrees In The Shade - A Survey of South Florida Artists*
It's nice to see a show that celebrates home town talent. With so many global powerhouse galleries showing and big name artists flooding the city, local artists can get lost in the mix sometimes. It's important to recognize those who live and work in the great city of Miami (a former home of The Brvtalist) and this is the first show that does that since 2001. Curated by Jane Hart, here's a few words about the event:
There has not been a definitive survey exhibition of South Florida Art presented since 2001.
Organized by independent curator Jane Hart, this expansive show will include an array of works in all media, by a selection of some of the finest artists of South Florida. Sculpture and installation works, painting, photography, mixed media and works on paper, as well as video and performance are included. The breadth of this exhibit will be both inclusive and discerning, with an emphasis on innovation, impact, and inspiration, in ways which are integral to the lush, tropical-urban environment that exemplifies South Florida. There will be a total of over 170 participants, encompassing internationally and nationally known established, mid-career and emerging artists included. A full color, hardcover 220 page book will be released by [NAME] Publications, designed by Misael Soto with texts by Erica Ando and Sandra Schulman.
ADDRESS: 3900 North Miami Ave., Miami Design District
For more details please call +1 3057901797 100DegreesInTheShadeMiami@gmail.com
Dorothy Iannone, Art Basel Miami - Booth S11
Berlin-based gallery Peres Projects presents one of our all time favorite artists, American Dorothy Iannone. Known for her unique portrayals of love, lust and our most primal desires, the 81-year old painter has continued to amaze for decades. This is a survey of her works spanning multiple decades and is not to be missed.
Louise Nevelson - Pace Gallery. Art Basel Booth A10
Born in Kiev in 1899 (and died New York, 1988), Nevelson's work has aged ever so gracefully. Her monochromatic wood-based sculptures are now objects of legend and the gallery will also feature her collage works from the 60's and 70's as well as her contemporary assemblages. A very special occasion to see so many different types of Nevelson's works.
Iridescence - Friday, Dec. 4, Shore Club Miami
One of our most anticipated events, Iridescence is a concept centered around showcasing some of the top international talents working in the ‘New Futurism’ genre, an art movement that merges advancements in new media with traditional practice. From 12/2-12/6 The Shore Club South Beach will host the exhibition ‘IRIDESCENCE’ in the 3rd Floor Galleries, including sculptural, projected, 2D, 3D and neon works on display and for sale from artists across the globe. The roster includes Esther Ruiz, Justin Lovato, Anny Wang, Adam Friedman, Lala Abaddon, Francesco Locastro, Anne Vieux, Gustavo Torres (KidMoGraph), Vince Mckelvie, Ultramajic, Clara Luzian (Render_Fruit), Giacomo Carmagnola, David M Cook (Bonethrower), Jose Di Gregorio, Jonny Alexander, Hilary White, and John Foster. Limited edition archival prints from each artist will be available at the event, through STATIC MEDIUM and online at http://www.artofiridescence.com/
Spectrum Miami - Dec. 2 - 6, Artspot Miami*
Each December, thousands of international art collectors, gallery owners, dealers, curators and artists descend upon Miami for Art Week. In the heart of Midtown Miami—alongside powerhouse art shows like Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope and Miami Project—Spectrum Miami showcases innovative new art in an elegant, gallery-style exhibition space. SPECTRUM is where contemporary meets extraordinary! Join us for a 5-day art experience that will feature live music, entertainment, special events and so much more. For tickets, please visit http://spectrum-miami.com/get-tickets/
NEW PERMANENT PROJECT SPACE IN MIAMI BEACH - Dec. 3, Nautilus Hotel*
The new space will open in December 2015 with the presentation of WONDERWHEEL, curated by Italian curatorial and editorial platform CURA., as the first in a series of annual guest-curated exhibitions. The project space located within Nautilus, the newly-opened 250-room South Beach oceanfront property, has been established in partnership with Depart Foundation advisory board member and owner and co-founder of SIXTY Hotels, Jason Pomeranc to further the ongoing efforts of the Foundation to foster an active, international dialogue and engagement with contemporary art, and adds to the Foundation’s itinerant program and existing presence in Rome and Los Angeles. Depart Foundation’s WONDERWHEEL curated by CURA. will be on view from December 3, 2015–September 30, 2016 at Nautilus, 1825 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Pore - Locust Projects. Dec. 1-6
The installation and performance piece of Brooklyn artist Martha Friedman, "Pore" is part of Locust Gallery's "on the move series". 1000 pounds of rubber will be hanging from the ceiling and then utilized by dancers guided by the choreography of dancer Silas Reiner. Performance times vary throughout the week and will be on permanent display until January 9. Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami FL. http://www.locustprojects.org/exhibitions/
Cult Pop Up - Dec. 4, RSVP
San Francisco's Cult Exhibitions has put together some great shows over the past few years. Expect nothing less from curator Aimee Friberg as she takes her show on the road and celebrates in Miami with a pop-up party featuring the work of some stellar artists, including Brvtalist contributor Suzy Poling. The CULT pop up party is Friday 5:30-7:30 in South Beach. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.