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Art Basel Miami Beach is set for another season of fine arts and culture, with renowned artists from across the globe previewing their works from November 29 to December 4, 2022, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, among other spots. Over 70,000 art lovers flock to the city each year to align during Miami Art Week.
As Miami Beach’s city manager Alina Hudak notes, the event, according to economists, helps to rake in between “$400 million and $500 million annually in related economic impact” and has become the “preeminent contemporary art fair in the western hemisphere.” Apparently, the fair is responsible for 12,000 room nights. Miami hopes to continue its contract with Art Basel through to 2026.
Here are some of the best events and exhibits to check out this year.
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Art Basel Miami Beach
It seems appropriate to start with the main event featuring works from five continents. Nova features art from both solo and small collectives that were created over the last one to three years. Meridians will focus on large-scale installations curated by Magali Arriola. Positions will put the spotlight on young galleries featuring solo work of emerging artists. More info here.
Louis Vuitton will exhibit two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, created by Kusama herself; a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami; paintings by Richard Prince and Alex Katz; and a photo by Jean Larivière. The famed fashion house will also have the beloved Artycapucines collection. Finally, in celebration of Yayoi Kushama’s 10-year partnership with LV, new selections from the artist will appear for the first time.
The Untitled Art independent fair is big on sustainability, providing a place for emerging artists. In 2022, it will offer more focus on artist critique as part of the new ‘writer’s-in-residence’ program. More info here.
Satellite Art Show
Now in its 7th season, Satellite Art Show will see works housed inside shipping containers out in the fresh air. Expect over 200 artists to be previewing mixed-media and AR/VR selections, plus over 30 live performances. This year also welcomes a partnership with the Artfare online marketplace. More info here.
If you’re looking for immersive art with light-based escapes, mazes of mirrors, and visual renderings to tickle the mind – look no further. This year will see pieces from Es Devlin, teamlab, and James Turrell. More info here.
Leandro Erlich: Liminal at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
This will be the first North American monograph show from the Argentinian artist. Elrich’s 16 works were hand selected by New York-based curator Dan Cameron. A key installation to experience is Swimming Pool, where viewers look at people underwater through a transparent glass of water. Those below float in another dimension. Liminal draws on a simulation of spaces and things from ordinary life and creates a mesmeric new reaction from each encounter. The show runs from Nov. 29, 2022, to Sept. 4, 2023. More info here.
Mana Wynwood is once again opening its 30-acre creative campus for the masses to enjoy Art Basel Miami Beach 2022. Located in the heart of the city’s art district, the campus/outdoor museum will be flooded with large murals that electrify and ease the soul. More info here.
photo provided by Wynwood Walls
Those interested in raw street and graffiti art must venture through Wynwood Walls. Located in the warehouse district, this is one of the largest open-air art installations found globally. The cast of murals have also taken up space at the Wynwood Walls Garden. The murals last one to three years (typically) before being changed up by a new artist.
SCOPE Miami Beach
This year will see over 150 exhibitors whose large-scale installations delve into the worlds of politics and community. More info here.
Running from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, featured exhibitors include Deadwax, Glass Axes by Amy Voss, Brandon Clarke, Molly Goldfarb, Pop Basel, Soul Outcast, Toddart, and Wolfgang Binner. More info here.
Red Dot Miami
Also housed in the Wynwood Arts District is Red Dot Miami, which will see Artifact, JG Fine Art, Pop Art Prince, The Lost Warhols, and Miami Fine Art Gallery among the roster this year. More info here.
Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami
The sister fairs will welcome works from 75 galleries and over 20 countries, from Japan to Australia to Chile, in the 2022 edition. There is an invite-only VIP on November 29 that will provide a first look at the soon-to-be snatched-up contemporary and modern pleasures of art. More info here.
Keeping it close with its sister fairs CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami, Aqua Art will kick off its 16th season at the Aqua Hotel. If you are looking for another place where you will get key conversation starters full of organic shapes, or collectible storage designs, or vintage and contemporary works, as well as the inside scoop on what is new and cool, head here. More info here.
Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective
Guns Kill is new work from artist Bonnie Lautenberg, previewing at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU located in South Beach. Benefitting the Gabby Giffords Foundation (which saves lives from gun violence), this is a retrospective to catch. More info here.
The theme this year is The Golden Age: Rooted in the Past, and the show is curated by Maria Cristina Didero. The pieces will highlight the connection to the past as well as the imaginative forms that such a “Golden Age” could create. More info here.
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) will host 146 galleries and non-profit art organizations for its 2022 run. 80 of the participating galleries are NADA members, including Hairs+Nails, Ochi, and Charles Moffett. More info here.
elrow at Art Basel
For a music and art treat head over to Factory Town (Miami) on December 1 to take in the experimental sounds and visuals of elrow. Expect lots of hilarity, pop culture, and weirdness to ensue. Delusionville will include art phenom Ron English, Blond:Ish, Paco Osuna, Manda Moor, among others. It took 6,000 hours of work from over 135 workers and 80+ art pieces to make this happen. More info here.
Sublimart will launch its Sublime Machine, a hardware-meets-software offering that uses 5D scanning technology to provide a detailed map of any piece of art. Following the scan, a laser shredder “sublimates” the object, which erases the physical artwork and mints the new bit as an NFT on the blockchain. Think of it as a physical destruction and digital birth all-in-one experience. More info here.