The Scoop – Art Week EditionDecember 1, 2022
The 20th annual Art Basel Miami Beach and its many satellite fairs and festivities have begun! In addition to our Guide to Miami Art Week 2022, here are extra suggestions for what to see and do during this exciting time in our magical city. Whether we see you in the convention center halls or on the beach, have a great art-filled experience.
Among Art Basel Miami Beach’s sectors, Meridians always makes a statement for its sheer size. Museo Tamayo director Magalí Arriola returns to curate 20 monumental installations that challenge the western art canon. Works include Cauleen Smith’s film “Sojourner” honoring the iconic abolitionist, Judy Chicago’s hand-crocheted “Birth” and Devan Shimoyama’s “The Grove,” pictured, about gang violence.
Prizm Art Fair
After the early days of Design Miami/ fair, the Miami Design District finally plays host to a second fair. Titled “Vernacular À la Mode,” Prizm Art Fair’s 10th edition pops up at 4220 North Miami Avenue, with a side show at Little Haiti Cultural Center. Exhibitors focus on works by African and African diaspora artists.
Leandro Erlich: Liminal
Opening at Pérez Art Museum Miami on November 29, “Liminal” marks Argentine artist Leandro Erlich’s first monographic survey show in North America. Dan Cameron guest curated its 16 site-specific works that depict quotidian scenarios to form a larger narrative. Several invite interaction such as the installations titled Hair Salon, Classroom and Swimming Pool.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
The ICA, Miami presents two solo shows, including “Michel Majerus: Progressive Aesthetics,” the first U.S. museum survey of the late Luxembourger whose life was tragically cut short. Known for her colorful, cubistic-style murals from Lincoln Center to Miami Worldcenter, Nina Chanel Abney creates a new installation with “Big Butch Energy.”
Rubell Museum premieres several exhibits on November 28. As if proud parents, founders Mera and Don Rubell gush over Franco-Senegalese artist-in-residence Alexandre Diop, whose new acquisition is pictured. The museum also highlights work by Patricia Ayres, Doron Langberg, Tesfaye Urgessa, Clayton Schiff, Jared McGriff and Jo Messer. Visit new sister museum in Washington D.C., too.
For its inaugural solo show dedicated to an emerging artist during Miami Art Week, YoungArts exhibits Mark Fleuridor’s “Sunshine.” The Miami native was the 2015 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Artist Derrick Adams co-curated its multimedia works depicting the cycle of life through Fleuridor’s Haitian heritage.
El Espacio 23
Founded by art collector Jorge M. Pérez in 2019, El Espacio 23 unveils its third show. “You Know Who You Are: Recent Acquisitions of Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” features works by over 100 Cuban and Cuban diaspora artists that deal with collective memory and deconstructed hierarchies, among many themes.
Art in Common
Abby Pucker and Zoe Lukov, respective alums of Sotheby’s and Faena Art who founded Art in Common nonprofit, are putting on a group show in the Miami Design District (39 NE 39th Street) from November 28 to December 11. “Boil, Toil + Trouble” features 30 contemporary artists from Marina Abramović to Miamian Naomi Fisher about water’s fascinating facets.