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ART BASEL IN MIAMI BEACH
Art Basel in Miami Beach returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center for its 16th edition. The fair brings together 268 galleries from 32 countries, presenting a range of work—from modern to contemporary—by historic and emerging artists. Visitors will notice a roomier new floor plan inside the convention center, which is now in its second phase of a renovation.
There are 20 fair first-timers, including Anat Ebgi, David Lewis Gallery, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Patron, Isla Flotante, Dépendance, Hales Gallery, Antenna Space, Taro Nasu, and more. Positions will present a chance for discovering emerging talent like Xu Qu, Israel Martínez,AdamGordon,JamalCyrus, Jill Mulleady, and others. Expect a number of politically focused booths, including Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, showing Santiago Sierra, Regina José Galindo, and Hiwa K; and David Castillo Gallery, showing Kalup Linzy, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Xaviera Simmons.
Design Miami/ is returning to Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center. On view are presentations from 31 galleries, including three debuts: Converso, Lebreton, and Maison Gerard. They join exhibitors such as Cristina Grajales, Demisch Danant, Galerie kreo, Galerie Patrick Deguin, R & Company. The dynamic Design Curio features projects from Crosby Studios, MANIERA, Norwegian Crafts, LIZWORKS, Lindsey Adelman, Seven Bıçakçı, and others.
The fair is partnering again with Officine Panerai for the 2017 Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award. This year, the award is presented to the Mwabwindo School, a collaborative educational project in rural Zambia developed and operated by 14+ Foundation, designed by Selldorf Architects, with artwork by Rashid Johnson, and newly commissioned furniture by Christ & Gantenbein.
UNTITLED, MIAMI BEACH
Everyone’s favorite surf-side fair, Untitled, measures in at its largest and most diverse edition to date—with 137 exhibitors from 26 countries. Artistic director Omar López-Chahoud worked with galleries to create a curated presentation for collectors and visitors. Joining this year are 41 new exhibitors, including 80m2 Livia Benavides, El Apartamento, Harlan Levey Projects, Kubikgallery, Dastan’s Basement, Katharina Maria Raab, and more.
Solo booths are encouraged, so keep an eye out for Allison Zuckerman at Kravets Wehby Gallery, and Sterling Crispin at False Flag. With its curatorial focus in mind, Untitled includes nonprofits like Aperture Foundation, Brodsky Center at Rutgers University, Sculpture Center, KM.02, and others. The much-anticipated Special Projects program features pieces by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gordon Matta- Clark, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Thiago Martins de Melo, and Jamie Felton.
SCOPE MIAMI BEACH
Focused on showing emerging contemporary art, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 international galleries. Now in its 17th edition, the fair returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street December 6–10, including a Platinum and VIP preview on Tuesday, December 5. More than 55,000 visitors are expected.
In addition to an international range of exhibitors, SCOPE is collaborating this year with Amar’e Stoudemire and The Melech Collection. The collection connects sports and contemporary art, merging Stoudemire’s interest in culture and philanthropy. The six-time NBA All- Star will curate a 40-foot installation that will be the highlight of SCOPE’s Special Programs. He’ll also be leading a panel with Sotheby’s Contemporary Art SVP Eric Shiner.
PULSE MIAMI BEACH
PULSE Miami Beach will take place once again at Indian Beach Park, opening with its signature Private Preview Brunch on Thursday, December 7. PULSE has a new director this year, Katelijne De Backer, overseeing presentations from over 70 galleries across five continents. Exhibitors include Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Danziger Gallery, Galleri Urbane, Garis & Hahn, Honey Ramka, Ginsberg Galeria, PDX Contemporary Art, WHITECONCEPTS, YoungArts, and more.
The fair’s North Tent will boast and multi-artist booths, while the South Tent focuses on solo and dual-artist presentations. PULSE PROJECTS features site-specific large-scale installations, sculptures, and performances by Fischer Cherry, Jeana Klein, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Alan Rath, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Hiba Schahbaz, and Matthew Sleeth, and a Special Commission by Héctor Arce- Espasas.
The 15th edition of NADA Miami will take place at a throwback location—Ice Palace Studios. Previously presenting there from 2004 to 2008, this year’s fairs will show emerging art from 108 exhibitors representing 16 countries including 53 NADA members, 23 first- timer participants, and 27 project spaces. Under the direction of Heather Hubbs, exhibitors include AND NOW, CANADA, Carl Freedman Gallery, James Fuentes, Éric Hussenot, Dan Gunn, LETO, Antoine Levi, Raster, Stems Gallery, and others. Projects are presented by 321 Gallery, Field Editions, Good Weather, Rental Gallery, Safe Gallery, Lulu, XYZ collective, Tif Sigfrids, and more.
2017 also sees the announcement of a new partnership with Aspen Insurance, sponsoring the Aspen Insurance Project Grant, to be awarded to an exhibitor in the NADA Projects section. The grant offers the recipient a complimentary booth in next year’s fair. And this year’s second annual NADA Miami International Gallery Prize goes to CARNE Gallery and Dawid Radziszewski.