Art Basel Miami is returning again in 2022 for one of the largest and most comprehensive annual art fairs in the region. For a week, Art Basel Miami culminates exhibitions from artists all over the world and brings a wide ranging list of galleries representing the height of art to be explored and enjoyed, creating a hotspot not to be missed.
El Espacio 23
Currently showing “You Know Who You Are”
On view through October 27 2022
El Espacio 23 started as a storage space for collector and philanthropist Jorge M. Perez’s personal collection over 1,500 pieces. Located within a repurposed 28,000 square foot warehouse in Miami’s Allapattah neighbourhood, El Espacio 23 serves artists, curators and the general public with regular exhibitions and residencies alongside notable projects evolving from the Perez Collection.
“I’ve always had an interest in the way artists portray the world, and conflicts, in which we live—especially in Latin America,” Perez says, “as a result of having grown up there.” Although El Espacio 23 was intended to appeal to Miami residents, not solely for travelling art collectors who come once a year for Art Week, Perez hopes to draw focus to issues of social disruption, economic inequality and histories of exile through the works. The museum is committed to envision the shape of things to come for Miami and the prominence that art will play in this change.
Currently showing “Genesis Tramaine: Sanctuary”
On view through October 16, 2022
The Rubell Museum is home to one of the most significant and extensive collections of contemporary art in the world, featuring works by artists that include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cecily Brown, Keith Haring, Rashid Johnson, Hayv Kahraman, Jeff Koons, William Kentridge, Cindy Sherman, and Mickalene Thomas, among others. The collection’s diverse mix not only includes influential works by established artists but concentrates on works by under-recognized emerging artists. Rubell Museum began in early 1990s, when Mera and Don Rubell moved their impressive collection into a repurposed U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency building in Miami, with the creative vision of Annabelle Selldorf, who notoriously crafted beautiful spaces for art in the past for Hauser & Wirth in New York by converting a former roller rink and nightclub into a gallery, or transformed a 16-acre rail depot into the Luma Arles art complex in France; Rubell Museum was brought to life. Opening it to public played a crucial role in transforming the industrial neighborhood into the eclectic Wynwood Arts District.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
Currently showing: “Didier William: Nou Kite Tout Sa Dèyè," on view through November 2, 2022
Leah Gordon “Kanaval” On view through November 9, 2022
VantaBlack “To What Lengths” on view through October 14, 2022
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) became a collecting institution during times when no other museum in Miami was focusing on assembling a collection of contemporary art. The innovative vision of MOCA attracted generous donations by prominent names in the industry such as Mr. Richard and Mrs. Ruth Shack and Ruth Sackner as well museum purchases, MOCA established an immaculate collection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Permanent home to more than 400 works of art from worldwide contemporary artists such as Keith Haring, Alex Katz, Edward Ruscha, George Segal, Roy Lichtenstein and James Turrell, MOCA’s creative importance is also proven by considerable loans to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, London’s Tate Modern, and Barcelona’s Contemporary Art Museum among others.
The museum will celebrate its three newest exhibitions during Miami Art Week, “Didier William: Nou Kite Tout Sa Dèyè," Leah Gordon's "Kanaval," and Chire "VantaBlack" Regans "To What Lengths" and will host artist and curator-led exhibition tours.
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Currently Showing “Christo Drawings: A Gift from the Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes Collection”
On view through August 19, 2022
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) with its eclectic lineup of exhibits, educational programs, lectures and community events takes center stage as one of Downtown Miami’s most prominent creative destinations. Designed by Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, the critically distinguished building houses a spectacular collection o 21st century art with emphasis on Miami’s ethnically rich community as well as Latin America, the Caribbean and the African diaspora.
Untitled Art 2022 will take place during Miami Art Week from November 29 through December 3, with a VIP Preview on Monday November 28.
Untitled Art is the leading independent art fair lead by a calling to support the wider art community by offering an inclusive and collaborative platform for discovering contemporary art by emerging artist and historical figures. With a constant focus on investing in new technologies to make collecting art more accessible to wider audiences, and using its platform to expand under-represented voices Untitled Art is the first to launch an online art fair. One of its most important objectives is to ensure leading galleries from Miami are represented alongside engagement with local institutions. In efforts to minimize environmental impact, Untitled Art is committed to ensure a zero-impact presentation by reusing its custom-design tent for each year and donating furniture to local schools.
2022 will hallmark the fair’s most international presentation to date, Untitled Art’s programming, Special Projects, and Monuments series are a part of an expanded curatorial platform fronted by Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud. Distinguished galleries, artists, and non-profits will challenge conversations around the environment, artificial intelligence, to race and diversity in attempts of celebrating emerging voices in the industry.
Design Miami 2022 will take place during Miami Art Week on November 30 through December 4, with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, Nov 30.
Marking the 18Edition of Design Miami with a special theme: “The Golden Age: Looking to the Future” the fair features some of the most prominent names in contemporary design alongside notable emerging designers. Hand-picked by the curatorial director Maria Cristina Didero, the theme of this year is to explore the eloquent conceptualization of a golden age that is utopian, optimistic future or an idealized version of the past.
Featuring designs by Ellen Pong, Kim Mupangilai, Ryan Decker, and Sean Gerstley, “Dreamroom” (Superhouse, C04), a booth from the Curio section that takes the form of an immersive bedroom scene with vibrant colors and bold forms is one of the highlights of Design Miami. The exploratory and curious spirit of the Curio section is complemented by Superhouse’s designs including a futuristic, exuberant side and table by Pong.
Also well known for its luxury partners such as Perrier-Jouët, Fendi, and Audi which will showcase a wide scope of porjects and immersive experiences throughout the week. Most notably compelling is Come Stai?, a new chair by Gaetano Pesce with Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, in brand’s first partnership with Design Miami/.