Visit the Best Miami Exhibitions During Your Stay for Art Week
In Miami for Art Week and not sure where to start? Visit some of the best Miami exhibitions, on view at ARCA Wynwood, de la Cruz Collection, ICA Miami, and Craig Robins Collection.
Some of the Best Miami Exhibitions at ICA Miami
Sasha Gordon: “Surrogate Self”
December 5, 2023–March 10, 2024
Sasha Gordon’s first solo museum exhibition, in which the artist is presenting new and recent works, opens for the occasion of Miami Art Week. Surreal self-portraits with themes of identity, emotion, and a strong acknowledgment of art-historical portraiture, the paintings in Gordon’s exhibition features anthropomorphic visuals that lead viewers through a spectrum of transformative feelings and depictions of self, brimming with thought-provoking textures and details. Working in self-portraiture as a means of reflection and connection with herself, Gordon’s emotional oeuvre reminds the artist and, in turn, her viewers, that some of life’s most isolating feelings are experienced by us all—as in the featured work Volcano, in which the artist reckons with feelings of anger, coming to the realization that they are completely natural.
“Charles Gaines: 1992-2023”
November 16, 2023–March 17, 2024
Viewers in the ICA Miami’s third-floor galleries have the chance to examine the last 30 years of work by conceptual art pioneer Charles Gaines. Curated by Gean Moreno, director of the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center, a selection of Gaines’s most monumental work from the titular period demonstrates the artist’s evolution through material and subject matter. Employing language and systems in the context of his artistic creation, Gaines has gradually become more focused on sociopolitical topics and explorations of race and identity, eventually moving to incorporate different media like video and sound. Featured are works like the 12-by-16-foot sculpture Greenhouse, which is being re-created for the first time since its inception in 2003, and the chance encounter Falling Rock (2000–2023), which drops a large piece of granite for an unexpected outcome.
Best Miami Exhibitions: Pay a Visit to ARCA Wynwood
Vincent Van Duysen
December 7, 2023–Summer 2024
ARCA, a preeminent supplier of natural stone, debuts an inspired collaboration with the distinguished designer and architect Vincent Van Duysen during Miami Art Week. Aptly titled “Gravitas,” the 18-piece furniture collection unfolds as a celebration of nature, humanity, and the infinite universe within an experiential installation. Upon entering, visitors will tread on tactile lava stone gravel, while listening to a melodic river flowing in the beyond. Evoking the legendary artistry of Isamu Noguchi, James Turrell, and Anish Kapoor, Van Dusyen produced a collection of soulful and sculptural pieces that embrace the dualities inherent in Mother Nature; rugged surfaces reflect the earth’s prosperous, organic materials, while luminous iterations echo the grace and depth of the cosmos.
What’s On View at the de la Cruz Collection
“House in Motion / New Perspectives”
The de la Cruz Collection’s annual exhibition, “House in Motion / New Perspectives” contextualizes a selection of paintings, installations, and sculptures from the family’s collection, highlighting the fluid nature of art and its ability to remain relevant through time. Within the cost-free Design District museum, visitors will find galleries in the contemporary structure filled with pieces by around 70 artists. The show includes work by names like Salvador Dalí, Isa Genzken, Ana Mendieta, Jennifer Guidi, Su Su, Glenn Ligon, Rashid Johnson, Wade Guyton, Patricia Ayres, Hernan Bas, Alex Israel, Wifredo Lam, and Paulina Olowska.
See One of Miami’s Best Exhibitions at the Craig Robins Collection
“A Train of Thoughts”
Shedding new light on a selection of artwork from the Craig Robins Collection is the exhibition “A Train of Thoughts”—the collection’s annual exhibition, on view within the Dacra headquarters for the 2023–2024 calendar year. Focusing dually on figuration and conceptualism, the show features a selection of art and design pieces, representing the collector’s favored abject figurative art. The collection encompasses over 1,300 works by an impressive list of notable names including Gio Ponti, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Harmony Korine, Pepe Mar, Campana Brothers, Mickalene Thomas, Urs Fischer, Tom Sachs, Simone Leigh, Jenny Saville, Rick Owens, Tschabalala Self, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Daniel Arsham.