Exhibitions to visit during Miami art week 2018
Heading to Miami next week? We've compiled a list of exhibitions to check out during the city's annual art week, alongside the major Art Basel and Design Miami events.
Over 250 contemporary art galleries will converge at the Miami Beach Convention Center for one of the largest and most important events of its kind worldwide.
Artworks for sale by over 4,000 artists – across painting, sculpture, installation, photography, film, video, and digital art – will be displayed to entice the expected 70,000 visitors.
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive
6-9 December 2018
A short hop from Art Basel, the Design Miami tent will bring together collectible furniture from across the globe, alongside an exhibition by this year's Visionary Award winners: artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernández.
This year's Curio programme will include 11 booths by designers, studios and galleries from Brooklyn to Mexico City and Vienna, while an extensive public talks programme will boast some of the industries biggest names.
Meridian and 19th Streets, Miami Beach
5-9 December 2018
Ferngully: The Haas Brothers at The Bass
LA duo The Haas Brothers will open a solo show at Miami Beach's recently renovated Bass art museum to coincide with this year's art week, which will focus on the artists' ties to the natural environment.
Named after 1992 animated film Ferngully, the exhibition will take the form of a "utopic setting" featuring beadwork, ceramics, velvet, and blown-glass elements, combined to look like a forest.
The Bass, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
5 December 2018 – 21 April 2019
A collection of designs curated by artist Theaster Gates and architect David Adjaye will be auctioned off by Sotheby's in the third (RED) Auction, to raise money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS and the Rebuild Foundation.
The pieces up for sale – all themed around light and red – include an entirely diamond ring by Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, plus limited-edition furniture by Adjaye and Zaha Hadid Design. These will be on show throughout the week, as part of an exhibition designed by local firm Rene Gonzalez Architects.
Moore Building, 191 Northeast 40th Street, Miami Design District
1-7 December 2018
American Echo Chamber by José Carlos Martinat
A set of 15 kinetic neon sculptures depicting political iconography – from historic images to internet memes – will be presented at the Peréz Art Museum Miami to show "how political issues trickle down to Americans in the media".
These works by Peruvian artist José Carlos Martinat will be exhibited as part of PAMM's programme that aims to present art from historically underrepresented communities.
Peréz Art Museum, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
4 December 2018 – 26 January 2019
The new ICA museum is hosting a retrospective of major works by American artist Larry Bell – the first survey of his work in the country in two decades.
Minimalist sculptures including large coloured-glass installations and pieces from Bell's early Cube series will be displayed alongside photography and video, providing an overview of his architectural art that interplays shape, light and space.
Institute of Contemporary Art, 61 Northeast 41st Street, Miami Design District
Until 10 March 2019
Issues of sustainability and environmental awareness will be tackled by a series of events – from talks to augmented reality experiences – organised by Istituto Marangoni Miami and Arcadia Earth.
An exhibition titled Fashion Evolved: A World of Plastics will feature garments made from recycled plastics, while a series of installations will explore actions like how eating less meat and reducing plastic use will benefit the earth.
3740 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District
4-9 December 2018