The beachside art experience of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to its bespoke exhibition space on the sands of South Beach at Ocean Drive and 8th Street for the fair’s 21st edition. Fostering an environment for discovery, this year will see more than 130 exhibitors alongside the fair’s flagship program, The New Contemporary, which encompasses special works, installations, and immersive experiences focused on art contributing to local community engagement and global politics alike. The fair’s 2022 roster of events will also include panel discussions, wellness programming, and entertainment.
Welcomed with an entrance designed by Quintessenz’s Tomislav Topic, visitors will want to spend time browsing what’s new from this year’s exhibitors—including longtime presenters like 193 Gallery, NG Gallery, The Chemistry Gallery, Mirus Gallery, and Christopher Cutts Gallery, and newcomers like Bahnhof, Galerie Carole Kvasnevski, Montague Contemporary, and Iram Art. Meanwhile, the expanded Atrium is home to curated activations making up The New Contemporary, such as a special NFT showcase by Superchief Gallery NFT, the monumental digital Monolith installation by ArtRepublic, Jen Lewin’s 12-foot-tall infinity mirrored Ursa Minor, and other sculptural works and installations that push past the boundaries of typical fair booths.
SCOPE also offers auxiliary happenings to engage visitors from morning to night. Begin the day with a morning yoga flow and sound bath, presented daily by wellness partner Alo Yoga; visit its lounge, dining space, and curated food experience between happenings like talks and viewing art; and end the day at the fair’s digital stage, where live performances transform the venue into a nightlife destination.