We Pine for Great Design
Design Miami is consistently one of our favorite Art Week destinations – always on its own cool, trendy but accessible terms, adjacent to but not part of the Basel Convention Center behemoth. Enter the tent and you might find yourself inexorably drawn to an unusual piece of furniture or an installation that will wow you. With this year's theme The Golden Age: Looking to the Future
, and the Bottega Veneta, site-specific installation, maybe you'll even find some ideas to elevate your home or just feel, well, aspirational.
Wednesday 11/30 – Sunday 12/4
Design Miami, 19th Street & Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach
It's Orwellian, Bitches
Panopiticon, 1984 or great art? You decide. This year Living Room
, adjacent to and put on by the Faena folks, is Random International and Aorist's "whatsit structure" where you can experience a fluctuating architectural domain. Shifting lights, fog, and sound respond to the audience’s movements in unpredictable ways. As visitors navigate through the installation, their movement is tracked and recorded by complex motion sensors. Every individual’s unique data is visualized and compressed as a looped video, which visitors can collect as an NFT.
Tuesday 11/29 – Sunday 12/4
Oceanside, Faena Hotel, 3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Ule Ole Allez
Locust Projects (one of our favorite Miami artist-centered projects and spaces) will host a reception to celebrate the opening of a number of intriguing exhibitions. Given that the World Cup has stoked our hunger for soccer, we're really looking forward to Ule Ole Allez
, a new project by Ecuadorian-born Ronny Quevedo. It honors Miami's many immigrant communities and brings them into the gallery as a collaboration between real sports teams and the artist. With a whole passel of other artists and installations, the opening party, promises to be a don't miss night.
Opening Party Tuesday, November 29 from 7 to 10 pm
Wednesday 11/30 – Sunday 12/4
Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Design District
F*ck Art, Let's Party
Not everything at the effortlessly chic SoHo House Miami Beach requires membership, but some of the best parties do (our plus one is already taken). If you can snag an entrance, start Miami Art Week fashionably early on Saturday, November 27, in their famous Beach Tent, for the Peach Fuzz opening party. Throughout the week, expect discussions and live performances across the House. To cap it all off, they're hosting a closing party with poet and activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal and musician Ian Isiah, followed by back-to-back sets with Zack Bia, DZA, and Pedro.
Opening Party, Saturday, November 26, 9 pm – 4 am
Art Week events various dates
SoHo House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This is definitely the year to be sticking it to Russia's number one aggressor, Vladimir Putin, and no one can do that with as feminist rebellious panache as the art-protest band Pussy Riot. And yes, they will be here for Miami Art Week, at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Paired with the unveiling of their CryptoPunk #305, a first-of-its-kind NFT artwork being donated to ICA Miami by web3 leader and NFT art innovator Yuga Labs, this will surely be a night to remember.
Friday, December 2, 7 – 10 pm
ICA, 61 NE 41st Street, Design District
Bright Lights, Hard Time
Everyone hates those lit-up, mobile billboards driving around town, or even worse, attached to a boat cruising by. Well here's a group that is subverting this hyper commercial medium with artwork that addresses mass incarceration and the fractured U.S. justice system. The works will be seen on truck-mounted digital displays rolling down the streets during Miami Art Week, and will appear on billboards throughout Miami. Organized by the non-profit organization Art at a Time Like This and the 8x5 project, it will include both national and Miami-based artists.
Tag You're It
We're all just kids at heart, and fusing art with toys, and games, is just what the Stack the Deck
exhibition event at Wynwood's Museum of Graffiti is all about. Mattel Creations is helping bring this experiential art show to life, as eight internationally known graffiti artists live-paint their own wild interpretations of larger-than-life UNO cards to be featured in an upcoming UNO specialty deck. Artists include Sneke, Tones, Ras Terms, Queen Andrea, Finok, Ladie One, Merlot and Yubia. Tag your it, and you can buy some if you'd like a unique collectable,
Friday, December 2, 11 am – 3 pm
Museum of Graffiti, 276 NW 26th Street, Wynwood
Flirting With History
A lot of us locals don't make it to the Mothership of Art Basel at the Convention Center, since there is so much going on all over. But if you do venture in, here's a gem you might not want to miss. "Let The Mermaids Flirt with Me" showcases New York-based artist Christopher Myers' stained-glass paintings in a series of lightboxes installed in a free-standing chapel-like structure. With live performance as part of the project, it addresses "the relationships between Black bodies, diaspora and the ocean" – and we assume, mermaids. Located in the Meridians sector, naturally one of the most striking, as it's dedicated to large-scale artworks, monumental installations, paintings and performances
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Sex On the Beach
No need to justify our love for YSL or the Queen of Pop. When Madonna's infamous coffee table book Sex
was published in 1992, the fans and naysayers came out in force – a pivotal Material Girl moment. Steven Meisel's controversial and heavily staged photographs (Miami got its moment, notoriously) are getting the full-on revival treatment for the 30th anniversary with a limited re-release of the book and kick-off event by Saint Laurent during Miami Art Week. Curated by Madonna herself and Anthony Vaccarello, large-format prints from the book will be on display at a temporary beachfront box built especially for the occasion.
Tuesday 11/29 – Sunday 12/4
St. Laurent tent at 17th Street on the beach, Miami Beach
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