Miami: Art Basel 2012

Miami: Art Basel 2012

Miami: Art Basel 2012

From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida will be filled with a bunch of artsy, talented people for the 11th edition of Art Basel. Besides the official events, Design District, Wynwood, and South Beach will be hosting special events showcasing art galleries, fashion, performances, video and graffiti displays. City Never Sleeps has put together an Art Basel Miami Event Guide for our readers as well as socialites, bloggers, artists and anyone else who is interested in attending.

Art Basel Miami Beach
December 6 – 9, 2012.
Top-quality exhibitions and special programs featuring large-scale sculptures, videos, installations and live performances.
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr Miami Beach, FL 33139. $29.

Christian Louboutin Hosts Art Basel Event
December 8, 2012.
Christian Louboutin is joining in the art festival this year by hosting Chinese contemporary artist Ye Hongxing’s exhibit inside the Design District store.
Christian Louboutin, 155 NE 40th St Miami, FL 33137.

Design Miami
December 5 – 9, 2012.
The world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art.
Miami Beach Convention Center Parking Lot, Meridian Ave & 19th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139. $25.

FUSION Fashion Art Show
December 6, 2012.
Fashion Designer Lila Nikole and Activist Aisha Thalia will host the inaugural “Fusion” Fashion & Art Show. Fusion is a fashion forward mash-up fundraiser that will embody music, art to wear, photography, and mixed media art installations during Art Basel 2012. Hosted by Malik Yoba, Anchal Joseph, Claudia Jordan and Lorenzo “Ice-Tea” Thomas. Music performances by Talib Kweli, Urban Mystic, Kulture Shock, DJ Rob Dinero, Bonnie Beats, and DJ Epps. Art Installations by Laurence Gartel, Sean Paul, Jenny Perez, Maicol Diaz, and Trek 6.
L-M-N-T, 55 NW 36 St Miami, Florida 33127. $30.

Harper’s Bazaar Hosts a Pop Up
December 5th-8th, 2012.
Harper’s BAZAAR is coming to Miami’s Design District for a special pop up shop during Art Basel.Inside the 2,200- square-foot space, attendees will be able to shop from eight e-tail podiums, relax at the beauty and juice bars with a “Red-y to Wear” fresh juice shot by Jugo Fresh, discover exclusive designers through the interactive video and stock up on items featured in the glossy.
Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39th St Miami, FL 33137.

INK Miami Art Fair
December 5 – 9, 2012.
The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists.
Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Just Mad Miami
December 6 – 9, 2012.
A fair which integrates the same working philosophy as its sister fair in Madrid, JUSTMAD, by means of a selection of galleries, spaces and projects of emerging art. Art Fairs presents a fair of medium scale which believes in the dialogue between the visitor, the professional, the gallery and the artist.
Soho Studios Wynwood Convention Center, 2136 NW 1st Ave Miami, FL 33127. $25.

December 4 – 9, 2012.
The OVERTURE Show of Contemporary Art is dedicated to presenting major new trends from around the world. A major curated selling exhibition celebrating Andy Warhol’s accomplishments and contributions as a leading figure of the American Pop Art Movement.
Midtown Miami, NW 34th Street & 555 Buena Vista Avenue Miami, FL 33127. $15.

Pool Art Fair
December 7 – 9, 2012.
PooL Art Fair offers an exciting alternative to the “Art Fair” experience for dealers and collectors as well as the general public. PooL’s main purpose is to create a meeting ground for outstanding unrepresented artists and the large public of contemporary art professionals.
Sky House Marquis, 1100 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132.

Prada Store Opens During Art Basel
December 6, 2012.
Prada will be opening its new Miami shop in the Design District during Art Basel. The store will open its doors for the first time to preview the Resort 2013 collection. RSVP to:
Prada, 180 NE 40th St Miami, FL 33137.

Pulse Miami
December 6 – 9, 2012.
PULSE provides a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. The fair’s distinctive commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes PULSE unique among art fairs and creates an art market experience that is both dynamic and inviting.
The Ice Palace Studios, 1400 N Miami Ave Miami, FL 33136. $25.

Red Dot Miami
December 5 – 9, 2012.
National and international dealers exhibit contemporary and secondary market, photography, painting, sculpture and works on paper.
Wynwood Art District, 3011 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33137. $15.

Scope Miami
December 4 – 9, 2012.
The SCOPE Miami Official Party will be Presented by Vh1 and feature groundbreaking You Oughta Know musical talent from Vh1’s impressive roster, alongside SCOPE & Vh1 co-curated visual work. SCOPE Miami will also present cutting-edge special programming, collector tours and special events that feature the best and brightest across multiple creative industries, including fashion, film, music and performance.
SCOPE Pavilion, 110 NE 36th St Miami, FL 33137. $20.

Select Fair
December 5 – 9, 2012.
SELECT Fair will transform the entire 64 spaces in the Catalina Hotel into a high-energy, collective gallery. All of our public space will be taken over by installations and performances by cutting edge galleries, print dealers, collectives, and artists making SELECT the most eventful and dynamic satellite fair on South Beach.
Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Solange Knowles Hosts An Evening by Terrible Living
December 7, 2012.
Enjoy an evening with Solange Knowles, Neon Indian, Corin Roddick of Purity Ring, Jacques Renault, Justin Miller. The event is hosted and curated by Terrible Living (Chris Taylor, Ethan Silverman & David Jacobs).
Bardot, 3456 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127. $22.

Tiesto To Meet Fans At GUESS In Miami Beach
December 8, 2012.
Legendary DJ to make appearance during Art Basel Miami weekend to meet fans at the GUESS store in support of the GUESS/Tiesto capsule collection. The 22 piece collection for men and women is inspired by the energy of electronic dance music. Fans can also enter for a chance to win to see Tiesto perform live that evening at LIV at the Fountainbleau Miami Beach.
Guess, 546 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139.

December 5 – 9, 2012.
One of the most talked about events at Miami Art Week and is the only fair happening directly on the beach. The fair will highlight a mix of established and emerging galleries, representing the most impactful living artists at the forefront of contemporary art.
Ocean Dr & 12th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139. $20.

8&9 Clothing Presents “The Man Behind The Mask” With FreeHandProfit
December 6th-9th, 2012.
8&9 Clothing a Miami based streetwear company has announced a four day Pop Up Shop during the peak of the 2012 Wynwood Art Basel. The Pop Up Shop will be held at a private gallery in Wynwood. 8&9’s Winter ’12 collection will be on sale and the Miami streetwear brand is promising a lot of unreleased pieces their devoted following hasn’t seen.
345 NW 24th St Miami, FL 33127.