Miami Beach Celebrates 20 Years of Art Basel

— One week every year Miami Beach transforms into the focal point of the art world —

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach, the centerpiece of the city’s widely acclaimed Art Week Miami Beach, which brings together thousands of collectors, galleries and artists from across the globe amid a celebrity-studded atmosphere and dozens of glamorous events.

Art Week Miami Beach 2022 runs from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 4 as the city once again welcomes the art world to its 7 miles of pristine beaches, chic hotels and upscale dining scene.

“Art Week Miami Beach is the Super Bowl of the art world,” shared Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “We are proud and excited to once again host this incredible gathering of top contemporary artists, galleries and collectors in America’s year-round arts and culture destination by the sea.”

This year’s Art Week Miami Beach will feature the largest installment yet of Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 1-3) with 282 exhibitors from 38 countries and territories. In addition to its Galleries, Positions, Nova, Survey and Edition sectors, the fair will host 20 large-scale projects as part of the Meridians sector, 29 curated installations within exhibitors’ booths in the Kabinett sector as well as nine panels with leading art world voices in its Conversations series at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Art Basel, Miami Beach residents will be eligible to purchase half-price show tickets during a two-day promotion ahead of the event on Nov. 20-21 here. Purchasers will be asked to provide proof of residence at the time of purchase.

The City of Miami Beach will also curate its own special programming and exhibitions during Art Week Miami Beach, including temporary and permanent works being installed in Pride Park near the Miami Beach Convention Center, above tourist-favorite Española Way and in Henry Liebman Square along the 41 Street Corridor.

Elevate Española, a new dedicated art presentation site featuring aerial installations on Española Way, will debut on Monday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. with an installation entitled Trapeze Contortionists by Haitian-born, local artist Edouard Duval-Carrié to mark the kickoff of Art Week Miami Beach. The work features the silhouettes of 15 dancers cut from lightweight aluminum. Elevate Española is a new city initiative to enhance the corridor and encourage pedestrian connectivity to Ocean Drive.

Later, at 5 p.m. that same day, the city will welcome visitors to Starchild, a 50-foot figurative sculpture by artist duo FriendsWithYou at the corner of Pine Tree Drive and 41 Street along the 41 Street Corridor. Starchild is the main character in FriendsWithYou’s newest body of work, a longform conceptual project in which the artists are renaming the Earth to “Ocean” as a means to unify the planet by a name. This artwork was funded by the Miami Beach OnStage! program.

At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, the city will dedicate the monumental public artwork Minna by Jaume Plensa in Pride Park, which was gifted to the city by philanthropist Norman Braman, who was also one of the visionaries who helped bring Art Basel to Miami Beach two decades ago.

Other highlights of Art Week Miami Beach include the third edition of the city-produced and curated No Vacancy, Miami Beach, which will match 12 artists with 12 iconic Miami Beach hotels. Funded in partnership with the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, this year offers an expanded art competition that features $35,000 in prize money, including a $10,000 public prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and a $25,000 juried prize to be decided by local art experts. Each artist will also receive a $10,000 stipend. The installations will be available for viewing between Nov. 17 and Dec. 8.

The popular Art Basel Legacy Purchase Program will return for its fourth year with previously acquired works by artists Sanford Biggers, Amoako Boafo, Ebony G. Patterson and Farah Al Qasimi on behalf of the residents of Miami Beach.

GETTING AROUND

With large numbers of visitors expected to attend Art Week Miami Beach 2022, the city encourages eventgoers to take advantage of the free citywide Miami Beach Trolley, public transit, ride-sharing options, water transportation from Downtown Miami to South Beach via the Poseidon Ferry and the recently completed Beachwalk that spans the entire 7-mile length of the city’s oceanfront for those that prefer to bike or walk.

Biking and micro-mobility enthusiasts will also find miles of green bike lanes and convenient bicycle parking throughout Miami Beach. View the city’s bicycle parking maps for more information. Additionally, Citi Bike offers more than a thousand bicycles, including electric-assisted bikes, at conveniently located bicycle sharing stations throughout the city.

 

Miami-Dade Transit offers Metrobus service to and from the mainland while the closest ride-sharing location to the Miami Beach Convention Center will be on the north side of 18 Street between Convention Center Drive and Meridian Court.

The citywide trolley service will place additional vehicles into service on all trolley routes from Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. to reduce average passenger wait times to approximately every 10 minutes during the enhanced service times. Trolleys will continue to operate at regular service levels outside of enhanced service times from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Download the city’s free app to track specific trolleys in real-time.

PEAK TRAVEL TIMES

The heaviest periods of traffic congestion during Art Week Miami Beach are typically on weekday afternoons with congestion increasing closer to the weekend. Traffic congestion leaving Miami Beach can be exacerbated by incidents on major thoroughfares outside of the city, including I-395, I-195 and I-95. The Florida Department of Transportation’s ongoing road work and lane reductions near the Biscayne Boulevard off-ramp in Downtown Miami is expected to impede westbound traffic leaving Miami Beach along the MacArthur Causeway. A citywide construction moratorium will suspend all construction-related activities within the public right of way throughout the week — prohibiting road, sidewalk and lane closures. To reduce congestion along the Venetian Causeway connecting Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, the east Venetian Causeway bridge will be on lock-down and will not open to vessels from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. from November 29 to December 3, except emergency vessels and tug/tows.

The city plans to implement special event signal timing changes and other traffic mitigation measures along all major thoroughfares with an enhanced level of traffic monitoring for Art Week Miami Beach. This will include 14 hours of traffic monitoring each day and coordination with the Miami Beach Police Department to enforce traffic regulations at intersections while keeping motorists informed of delays through digital message signs. The city will proactively communicate with Waze, Google, and Inrix to accurately reflect all street closures on their respective mobile platforms in real-time.

In addition, the city will issue traffic text alerts as warranted to notify the public of major roadway incidents. Subscribe to receive traffic text message alerts by texting MBAlert to 888777. City staff will work closely with the FDOT SunGuide Traffic Management Center to program traffic messages on overhead digital message signs along I-95, SR 112/I-195 and SR 836/I-395 regarding any major incidents on Miami Beach causeways.

Here is a list of cultural anchor events for Art Week Miami Beach 2022:

 

No Vacancy, Miami Beach | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.mbartsandculture.org/no-vacancy | Noon – 9 p.m. | Daily, self-guided tours

The City of Miami Beach presents the third edition of No Vacancy, a juried contemporary public art competition that celebrates 12 artists in 12 of Miami Beach’s famed hotels. Funded in partnership with the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, the program will run through Dec. 8.

Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach
www.artoutsidemb.org | Daily, self-guided tours

Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.

The Bass | 2100 Collins Ave. | www.thebass.org

Visitors are welcome daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For specific times related to performance and the Curator Culture lecture series, please visit thebass.org. Check out new exhibitions, including Adrián Villar Rojas’ “The End of Imagination” and Jamilah Sabur’s “The Harvesters,” as well as ongoing exhibitions, including “Phraseology” and “Open Storage.”

Miami Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Ave. | www.miamibeachbandshell.com

Saturday, Dec. 3 | 8 p.m.

Richard Bona and Friends: Virtuoso bass player and Grammy-winning artist Richard Bona is constantly touring and exploring new musical directions. Now he is diving into the music NFT world with a new concept for the first time at the Miami Beach Bandshell during Art Week 2022. With his unique sound and vocal gift, he is continuously representing his African origins. In this pursuit of finding his roots to embrace the new digital world and Afrobeats sounds, Bona returns to his favorite Miami Beach venue to deliver an unforgettable experience of music and more.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden — Collins Canal Walking Tour | 2000 Convention Center Dr. | www.mbgarden.org | Daily, self-guided tours

This self-guided audio tour takes you along the Collins Canal from the botanical garden to the beach. Pick up a guide card at the facility entrance on Convention Center Drive.

Miami Design Preservation League | 1001 Ocean Drive | www.mdpl.org
Daily | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Highlighting the birth of mass radio, its impact on promoting Miami Beach, and the Art Deco streamline style that shaped radios and buildings during the 1930s and 1940s.

Holocaust Memorial |1933 Meridian Ave. | www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org

Visit daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Guests are invited to explore the moving artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for reflection and contemplation.

Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | 301 Washington Ave. | www.jmof.fiu.edu

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 4 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“Fragile Beauty” explores the powerful allure of nature alongside its delicate state today. Featuring site-specific installations by Beatriz Chachamovits, Mira Lehr and Lauren Shapiro, the exhibition brings together works by local Miami artists that reflect on climate change and human impact on our oceans, coral reefs and rapidly shifting environment. “Lady Liberty” will feature more than 20 works by Bonnie Lautenberg, spanning her artistic career, including photographs she took in Antarctica, Palm Beach, Cuba and New York alongside her conceptual artworks. The exhibition is titled “Lady Liberty” in honor of the role women have played in championing freedom and will also include new works that have never been exhibited before.

Oolite Arts | 924 & 928 Lincoln Road | www.oolitearts.org

Saturday, Dec. 3 | 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Join Oolite for its signature Open Studios, Brunch and Tour, which will include two exhibitions: “Rosie’s Fare: Germane Barnes” and “Miami is Not the Caribbean. Yet it Feels Like it.” Enjoy a brunch in the company of the resident artists and explore the studios. RSVP to [email protected]

 

Miami Beach Urban Studios — FIU |1618 Washington Ave.| www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus

Opening Reception: Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The exhibition features three architecture design practices in Latin America, focusing on the creative work produced through drawings and construction documents that support architecture exhibitions. Alexia León and Lucho Marcial of Leónmarcial architects in Lima, Peru present their installation “Interwoven.” Rozana Montiel Architecture Studio presents “Stand up for the Seas” and Elisa Silva and Enlace Arquitectura present “The Complete City: La Palomera, Acknowledgement and Celebration.”

The WolfsonianFIU |1001 Washington Ave. | www.wolfsonian.org

Daily, Free Art Week Miami Beach Admission | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Wolfsonian–FIU celebrates Art Week Miami Beach 2022 with “Street Shrines,” artist and activist Roberto Lugo’s first South Florida exhibition, unveiling new ceramic work by the in-demand potter as well as a wraparound exterior mural. Also on view will be the Cuban music and dance-driven “Turn the Beat Around” and the maps-inspired “Plotting Power.”

Here’s a list of fairs and partners for Art Week Miami Beach 2022:

 

Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami Beach Convention Center | www.artbasel.com

Thursday-Friday, Dec. 1-2 | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Design Miami | Pride Park | www.designmiami.com

Thursday, Dec. 1 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3 | Noon – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4 | Noon – 6 p.m.

Untitled Art | Ocean Drive and 12 Street | www.untitledartfairs.com

Thursday-Friday, Dec. 1-2 | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

SCOPE Art Show | Ocean Drive between 8 – 9 streets | www.scope-art.com

Thursday, Dec. 1 | 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3 | Noon – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4 | Noon – 6 p.m.

Aqua Art Miami | 1530 Collins Ave.| www.aquaartmiami.com  
Thursday, Dec. 1 | Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2 | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Satellite Art Show | 1655 Meridian Ave. | www.satellite-show.com

Tuesday-Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 2 | 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Ink Miami Art Fair | 1850 Collins Ave. | www.inkartfair.com

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jada Art Fair | 4221 Pine Tree Dr. | www.jadaartfair.com

Daily, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Head to Jada Art Fair at Miami Beach JCC for its on-site and metaverse-based exhibit of NFTs, digital art, time-based works, paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and performances. Jada will transform once again with new works by local and international artists with the theme celebrating FeSeLa’s 50th year anniversary of global culture, arts and technological development, bringing togetherness into the metaverse. It’s open to the public on Dec 1-4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily tours and programming. For ticket information visit JadaArtFair.com.

The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com

Daily, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Betsy-South Beach announces exhibits for Art Week Miami Beach 2022, curated by Betsy co-owner Lesley Goldwasser. Works include photography by Tamary Kudita (Zimbabwe), Nadia Huggins (Trinidad/Tobago) and Eric Kroll (United States). Exhibits also include a mixed media collection by Ray Tenorio (Cuba) and a dance work by Peter London (Trinidad/Tobago). Also exhibited is new work projected on #thebetsyorb by conceptual multimedia artist Sri Prabha (India) as part of No Vacancy. Miami Beach. In addition, The Betsy will celebrate new artist books by Alessandro Sarno, Carlos Andres Cruz and Eric Kroll.

Faena | 3201 Collins Ave. | www.faenaart.org
Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Faena Art brings the Faena Prize for the Arts to Miami Beach for the first time with an immersive large-scale installation at Faena Beach. Other Art Week Miami Beach highlights include a video series by Davide Quayola presented at the Faena Art Project Room and an unprecedented installation on the beach by Random International in partnership with Aorist. In addition, Faena Art will also feature new work by Antonia Right and Ruben Millares as part of No Vacancy, Miami Beach and a sculpture by Petroc Sesti that will be installed at the Faena Cathedral in collaboration with The ReeflLine.

Lincoln Road District | Lincoln Road | www.lincolnrd.com

Daily, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Richard Orlinski Exhibit: Lincoln Road District will further enhance its arts and culture experience by showcasing 12 giant, electrifying sculptures by French artist Richard Orlinski. The exhibit will run from November 2022 to March 2023.
  • Urbanspace Lincoln Road Holiday Market: Urbanspace brings the first national expansion of the beloved holiday pop-up market outside of New York City to Miami Beach. The market sets up shop in the Lincoln Road District at the intersection of Washington Avenue. The market will feature a variety of national and local pop-up shops from Nov. 15, 2022 to Feb. 15, 2023, Monday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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