art and design-lovers everywhere have journeyed to miami, where — during this week — art basel miami beach and design miami/ will open their doors to collectors, curators and enthusiasts alike. the two events — together with a packed program of offsite installations, exhibitions, workshops, talks and creative programming — form miami art week 2021, which takes over the coastal city in full floridian fashion.
nov 30 – dec 21
lucas samaras, XYZ 0868 (chinoiserie), 2012/2021 © lucas samaras
‘five echoes’ by es devlin is a dynamic and multisensory installation featuring a temporary forest and, at its center, a monumental labyrinth sculpture for visitors to explore. chanel commissioned the artwork to celebrate 100 years of its iconic fragrance, CHANEL N°5, through a synesthetic experience animated by light, color, and sound. once the installation closes, the team will replant the forest of over 1,000 plants, shrubs, and trees in parks throughout miami-dade county. At the same time, the labyrinth components will be recycled and repurposed.
art basel miami beach
nov 30 – dec 5, 2021
miami beach convention center
to coincide with the physical presentation of NFTs in pace gallery’s booth at art basel miami beach, pace verso — the gallery’s NFT platform — will release works by glenn kaino and DRIFT artists lonneke gordijn and ralph nauta, who collaborated with musician and digital art pioneer don diablo on their first NFT.
miami beach botanical garden
nov. 30, 2021
for one evening only, david shrigley will present its second collaboration with ruinart. set within the miami beach botanical garden from 5-7pm, visitors will discover life-size interpretations of shrigley’s works. ‘carte blanche 2020-2021,’ presents a didactic journey on the elaboration of champagne wines. using his humorous drawings, the artist raises awareness on the environmental circumstances ruinart faces on a daily basis.
rimowa design district
115 ne 40th st.
nov 30 to dec 5, 2021
image by michael r lopez
since its first aluminum suitcase was debuted in 1937, rimowa has become synonymous with the strikingly minimalist metal. now, this legacy is being celebrated with “as seen by,” a traveling exhibition of artworks by local artists throughout the world curated by rimowa in partnership with art collective, the community.
nov 2021 – may 2022
miami design district
every year, the miami design district presents a must-see installation during art week. this year, studio proba (alex proba) and enjoy the weather were announced the winners; debuting their collaborative installation all throughout the neighborhood’s public areas – as well as the entrance to design miami/. the commission, titled tomorrow land, has begun transforming the neighborhood into an interactive playground with a series of joyful sculptures, in both physical and virtual form (A/R and tech).
design miami/ curio
dec 1 to dec 6, 2021
house of today presents khaled el-mays’ latest collection at design miami / curio 2021. dubbed ‘new nature’, the collection captures the blurred lines of emergence, a moving state where volumes shift, interact and weave together before taking solid shape.
nov 30 – dec 5, 2021
faena art is celebrating 10 years of supporting the arts by continuing to create a platform for artists to push the boundaries of their artistic practice. live from november 30 to december 5, faena art programming for miami art week 2021 will include artist commissions, partner installations and public exhibitions by pilar zeta, andrés reisinger, carlos betancourt, refik anadol, nancy baker cahill, and auriea harvey.
nov 29 – may 1, 2022
visitors to the bass art museum in miami beach will be able to see the work of alex israel come to life in a virtual, three-dimensional way. the alex israel x snapchat exhibition presents five of the artist’s self-portraits that use snapchat’s augmented reality technology to create immersive experiences. the exhibition expands on the artist’s 2019 self-portraits series with three brand new works.
nov 30, 2021 – apr 17, 2022
61 NE 41st street
‘yet, another pathetic fallacy’ is the first solo museum presentation by london-based artist jadé fadojutimi. featuring a suite of new, layered large-scale paintings, this exhibition provides a window into the artist’s rapidly developing approach to abstraction.
nov 29 – dec 5, 2021
shattered glass, the acclaimed exhibition of new art by emerging artists of color that was shown at jeffrey deitch los angeles last spring, will be presented in an expanded version in the moore building in the miami design district. the exhibition will be deitch’s sixth and final project in the moore building atrium space before the iconic site comes under the stewardship of woodhouse, the concept creation collaborative.
perez art museum
nov 7, 2020—february 6, 2022
through a large donation of cuban art in 2017, an earlier donation of latin american art in 2011, and significant gifts through acquisition funds, jorge m. and darlene pérez have added more than 500 works of modern and contemporary art to pamm’s permanent collection. allied with power: african and african diaspora art from the jorge m. pérez collection celebrates their most recent acquisitions, which consists of a sizable selection of international african and african diaspora artists.
‘NFTism’ is a virtual gallery exploring architecture and social interaction in the metaverse.
galerie nagel draxler collaborated with media artist kenny schachter to curate their initial exhibition dedicated to artists working with blockchain technologies and NFTs: ‘breadcrumbs: art in the age of NFTism’. their subsequent ‘crypto-kiosk’ collaboration piloted the concept at art basel 2021. now at art basel miami beach, the concept is taken a step further with an led wall presenting an interactive gallery space located in the metaverse.
with spatial designs by zaha hadid architects (ZHA) that focus on user-experience, social interaction and dramaturgical composition, this virtual architecture is powered by performance aligned, field-tested parametric design technologies. coupling ZHA’s designs with mmo and interaction technological services bring novel, use-enhancing experiences to a broad online audience. the virtual gallery features, among other items, designs previously commissioned by kenny schachter, namely the ‘Z-boat’, the ‘Z-car one’, a sculptural bench-table ‘belu’ and a stool ‘orchis’. these designs are collaborations between zaha hadid architects and zaha hadid design.
266 NW 26th st
this year, wynwood walls is presenting 13 new installations during miami art week. following the agents of change theme, CEO and Curator Jessica Goldman Srebnick has selected a roster of global artists including aiko, diogo “addfuel” machado, bordalo II, david flores, scott froschauer, joe iurato, kai, kayla mahaffey, mantra, ernesto maranje, greg mike, and farid rueda. known for its many colorful murals, wynwood is one of the city’s most happening districts.
wolfsonian – fiu, 1001 washington avenue
29 nov 2021 — 24 apr 2022
designer and artist, bas van beek has created an immersive exhibition for the wolfsonian-fiu titled shameless. the exhibition features van beek’s new work, installations derived from the wolfsonian’s collection and artworks from het nieuwe instituut, museum boijmans van beuningen, van abbemuseum, stedelijk museum amsterdam and kunstmuseum den haag.
hästens miami store
miami design district
december 3rd, 2021
hästens miami is offering a unique spa experience where visitors can have a private sleep with the brand’s $500.000 grand vividus bed. hästens’ high-end beds use only the finest natural materials – springy horsetail hair, cushioning flax, slow-growing pine, superior wool, and long-fibre cotton.
the hästens private sleep spa is taking place on december 3rd and will also feature dr. irina logman who will be there providing acupuncture facial rejuvenation, energy healing, acupressure massage, auriculotherapy, and pulse diagnosis.
the margulies collection at the warehouse
20 oct 2021 — 30 apr 2022
margulies collection at the warehouse hosts an exhibition focusing on italian art and culture at the end of the 19th century, presenting pieces by alighiero boetti, pier paolo calzolari, luciano fabro, jannis kounellis, giulio paolini, michelangelo pistoletto, mario merz, and gilberto zorio. drawing on previously unseen works from private collections and new acquisitions, the foundation tells the story of italian artists who were subverting traditional methods of making art within the evolving culture of post-war italy.
december 5 – 8
miami beach convention center
the 2021 edition of art basel miami beach – art basel’s first in-person fair in miami beach since 2019 – will feature 253 leading galleries from around the globe presenting the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new pieces by today’s emerging artistic voices. in addition to showcasing exceptional art within its galleries, positions, nova, survey and edition sectors, the fair will also present 16 large-scale artworks in meridians; 25 carefully curated exhibitions as part of the kabinett sector; as well as 10 panels as part of the fair’s renowned conversations series.
dec 1 – dec 5, 2021
design miami/ is the global forum for design. each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. occurring alongside the art basel fairs in miami (each december), and basel, switzerland (each june), design miami/ has become a premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. design miami/ returns to miami beach for the 17th edition of design miami/ held december 1 – december 5, 2021.
nov 29 – dec 4
the 10th edition of untitled art miami beach features an expanded curatorial platform with four guest curators: natasha becker, miguel a. lópez, estrellita brodsky and josé falconi. brought together for their diverse perspectives and regional expertise, the curators will nurture dialogue between participating galleries — over 145 — and artists to generate a more global and inclusive conversation.
dec 5 – 8
ice palace studios, 1400 N miami ave
the 19th edition of NADA miami is dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe. NADA miami is the one of the only major american art fairs to be produced by a non-profit organization, and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with contemporary art.
nov 30 – dec 5
celebrating its 20th year in miami, SCOPE returns to its iconic location on the sands of miami beach. featuring 140 international exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, this edition will also include a new experiential program called ‘the new contemporary’.