Book it now: Miami Art Week 2018
by Harriet Mays-Powell
Centred around Art Basel Miami Beach, which takes place from December 6-9, 2018, Miami Art Week will see a host of satellite shows and pop-ups bring the city's buzzing art and culture scene to life. From fine art and furniture design to contemporary pieces and brand collaborations, here are the events not to miss out on during Miami Art Week 2018...
Art Basel Miami Beach
Galleria Lorcan O'Neill Roma will showcase Luigi Ontani’s hand-painted portrait photographs alongside Francesco Clemente’s paintings that reflect on the pain, joy, music and energy of black culture in America.
Josh Lilley Gallery will host Derek Fordjour’s site-specific installation featuring intricate collage portraits that address symbolism in sport – themes of striving, victory and defeat.
Selmaferiani Gallery, the first Tunisian gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach, will present sculptures and installations by Saudi artist Maha Malluh exploring her country’s culture and history.
Southern Delights: Spotlight on Latin American art
Anita Schwartz Galeria De Arte will present three Brazilian female artists – Lenora de Barros, Estela Sokol and Luiza Baldan. Works from Barros encompassing visual poetry, photography and performance will provide a centrepiece.
Grimm will bring an installation from Peruvian artist Claudia Martínez Garay. Her work draws upon the pre-Colombian cultures of South America to explore ideas of sacrifice and the afterlife.
Arredondo\Arozarena will showcase Marilá Dardot’s sculptural typography, work created with the black plastic commonly used in Mexico to protect signage and designed with the specific font the country uses on its southern border with Guatemala.
Piacamil's solo presentation at Instituto de Vision encompasses large textile-based works constructed from discarded factory material. The pieces explore the theme of consumption.
Etage Projects hosts an exhibition reflecting the city of Miami, incorporating vibrant works by Sabine Marcelis and the Danish artist FOS.
John Keith Russell brings a selection of Shaker furniture made with rare 19th-century material but featuring the clean lines and proportions favoured by today’s design collectors.
Functional Art Gallery, will offer a presentation which depicts a future where plastic has become a rare and highly coveted resource.
Audemars Piguet commissioned Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno, who will show Albedo, a new outdoor installation featuring around 50 reflective umbrellas. These will form a large hemispherical sundial on the Miami Beach oceanfront, next to the W Hotel.
La Prairie collaborated with world-renowned Swiss architect and designer Mario Botta, who has created a large-scale immersive piece in the shape of an almond, which visitors to the luxury skincare brand’s pavilion in the Convention Center can enter and experience.
The Bass Museum will present The Haas Brothers’ first solo museum exhibition, Ferngully.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami hosts Judy Chicago: A Reckoning, a major survey of the feminist artist’s work.
The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has a documentary exhibition by Christo and Jeanne-Claude from their 1980-83 Surrounded Islands project, in Biscayne Bay, pictured above.