The Scoop: Special Edition | Art Basel, Vol. 1


As the Hollywood Reporter stated, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year (for art lovers). Indeed, Art Basel Miami Beach is back, and the fair is bigger and better than ever, literally, thanks to a new floorplan in the partially renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. The 16th edition introduces 20 galleries to the Americas among a total of 268 on view from December 7-10. One highlight is a recreation of Brazilian painter Wesley Duke Lee’s studio at Ricardo Camargo Galeria. Art Public, which takes over Collins Park (pictured), has a new eye too. Independent art curator and critic Philipp Kaiser selected 11 large-scale works. Don’t miss artist Jim Shaw and his D’red D’warf band perform their progressive rock opera, “The Rinse Cycle,” on December 6; after all, it took a decade to complete.

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Hear women roar starting with their own art fair wittily titled “Fair.” Fifty female artists like Yoko Ono and the Guerilla Girls exhibit works throughout Brickell City Centre from December 7-10. Co-curator Anthony Spinello also addresses gender inequality in the art world in Artsy x Gucci’s film collaboration. Aside from the three film shorts, in which many artists from Marilyn Minter to Miranda July share their struggle, Artsy Projects Miami displays a group show at the Bath Club. Dance duo FlucT and pianist Devonté Hynes perform during its private event on December 6. Multidisciplinary artist Tara Subkoff tapped Selma Blair among 15 actresses to hold emotional poses during her abuse-themed performance, “Synaptic Fatigue/Dear in the Headlights.” The Hole Gallery presents it at the Miami Beach Edition on December 5.

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While collectors are busy buying art, others would rather stock up on style. Good thing there’s plenty of special product floating around. Dior Lady Art 2 partners with 10 artists (John Giorno’s “You Got to Burn to Shine” pictured) for its successful handbag series. Supreme’s former brand director Angelo Baque conceptualized “Social Studies,” a counter-cultural retail experience with lines like Off-White and Election Reform! from December 7-9. Net-a-porter’s VIP customers are invited to a private shopping suite in Faena Hotel through December 6 at 9 p.m. Head to the Webster for the latest Italian kicks from Sant Ambroeus x Superga. Tenoversix, which is in the process of opening a Miami lifestyle store, pops up at NADA fair. Shop Waka Waka furniture, Cold Picnic rugs and Entler Projects lamps from December 7-10.

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Schedule visits to fairs and other destinations around these performances. Opening today in conjunction with DesignMiami/, COS fashion brand presents a blossoming installation and multisensory experience, “New Spring,” by Studio Swine (pictured) at Temple House (1415 Euclid Avenue). Miami Beach’s David Castillo Gallery hosts daily live performances by Kalup Linzy, whose hilarious drag getups translate into works for sale, in its Basel booth. Miami native Loni Johnson performs “Homecoming” on December 7 and 10, at 2 p.m., at local nonprofit BFI’s booth at NADA fair. Amsterdam art duo Studio Drift is collectively flying 300 drones as a performance titled, “Franchise Freedom,” on December 6, at 9 p.m., on Faena district’s beach. The work questions the balance between individual freedom and safety in numbers, a hot-button topic in the digital age.


We’ll see you next week with even more of South Florida’s places to go!

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