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Absolute Guide for Miami Basel. +

It will be the 12th edition of the fair, and the size and scope have grown so large that it's almost impossible to take in all the satellite fairs, let alone all the local museums and galleries. AB/MB opens with their big VIP vernissage on Wednesday, December 4 and closes on Sunday, December 8, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. 

Art Basel Miami Beach,  the mainstay of this important art week features 258 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The show presents artwork ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary works and includes, for the first time in Miami Beach, a sector dedicated to editioned works. Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5 to December 8, 2013.

There are also several other sectors to explore including Nova, Designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing new works that have been created within the last three years, the Nova sector often features never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist's studio and strong juxtapositions. Positions,allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe by providing a platform for a single artist to present one major project. Edition,Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists.Kabinett, where participants are chosen from the Galleries sector to present curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars. and Public, which offers its visitors a chance to see outdoor sculptures, interventions, and performances, sited within an open and public exhibition format at Collins Park. The sector has been produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art since 2011.

Art Basel/ Film Program: Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Londonʼs Artprojx, the Film sector presents a dynamic program of films by and about artists. Screenings take place at the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park, where works are shown on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center; and within personal viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition, Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner selects a feature length film for a special screening at the Colony Theatre. See the list of the 2013 Film galleries. For the full program, please refer to the event calendar.
Films are also screened on interactive Pods within the Fair with over 90 films, that viewers can select at their leisure.
During the outdoor Film programme, before and inbetween programmes, DJ Max Reinhardt has collaborated with Artprojx to create 6 short Miami music and soundscapes.

Art Basel/ Film Soundscape Park  See full schedule HERE 

Absolut Art Bar, a site specific pavilion which launches annually during Art Basel Miami week,  brings together a brand new collaboration with the Los Angeles-based artist Ry Rocklen, who will create an installation titled, 'Night Court'.

Absolut Art Bar at Art Basel Miami Beach Night Court by Ry Rocklen 3-7 December 2013 | 12pm-2am

Charlotte Perriande: "La Maison au bord de l'eau"

Charlotte Perriand, who made her mark on the early 20th century modern movement, is represented at the fair with "La Maison au bord de l'eau" - house at the edge of the water - designed as a simplistic vacation home will be transformed from concept to structure for the first time, thanks to Louis Vuitton. The home will be presented at the Raleigh Hotel Collins Ave Miami Beach 4-8 December.

Fans of the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron will be able check out the architects' Perez Art Museum Miami when it officially opens during AB/MB. The museum -- formerly know as the Miami Art Museum -- is moving into a brand new building in Museum Park just off of downtown Miami's Biscayne Boulvard. On view during the week, there's a big survey of works by the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei and shows by Cuban painter Amelia Pelaez and Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes. It all kicks off with a member-only preview on December 3 from 4 to 9 p.m. with L.A.-based artists Los Jaichackers and music by Total Freedom. Then on Saturday night, December 7, there's the official premiere gala.

The sands of South Beach are getting another fair this year when the Scope Miami pavilion moves to 1000 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Their "Platinum Preview Gala" takes place on Monday night, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. and there's a VIP opening on Tuesday. The public is invited to attend from December 4 to 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Tegan & Sara will headline their big "RSVP only" party with VH1 on December 6, 8 to midnight. Plus DJ Cassidy will be spinning.

Brazil will be getting lots of attention this year with over 40 galleries exhibiting at the new Brazil ArtFair running from December 3 to 8 in Woodson Park on NW 36th Street in Midtown. Their goal is "to go beyond your everyday art fair...with a private initiative for the promotion and internationalization of Brazil's art market," the fair's founder Michel Serebrinsky explained to Art Info.

The New Art Dealers Alliance -- aka NADA -- returns to the Deauville Beach Resort (6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) for the eleventh edition of their Miami art fair. Twenty-five galleries from fourteen countries will be on hand with works from emerging global artists. NADA's "special invite" preview is on December 5th, from 10am to 2pm and the fair is open to the public -- free of charge -- after 2pm on the 5th and through Sunday, December 8.

One of the original "concept" retail stores, colette, is coming to Art Basel for a week-long pop-up collab with Miami's Alchemist shop at 1111 Lincoln Road. Since 1997, the Parisian store has attracted shoppers from around the world with their mix of high-fashion, streetwear, CDs, magazines, and more. The "Colette Art Drive-Thru at Alchemist" will be open from December 2nd to the 8th.

A big international traveling exhibition from Spain called "TAPAS: Design For Food" will be on view all week in the Moore Building (4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami) in Miami's Design District. There will be over 200 exhibits and installations by Spanish chefs, designers, architects, wineries and restaurants in three themed areas: the kitchen, the table and the meal. If you happen to be down in Miami on November 9th, stop by the Moore Building for "Eat You -- Eat Me," a special installation of interactive "edible performance art" by Spanish artist Miralda.

For its ninth edition, the PULSE Miami fair is back at the Ice Palace Studios (1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami) but this year they're offering bigger booths in a new layout with better access and visibility. Their invitation-only preview is on December 5th from 9am to 1pm and then it's open to the public from 1pm until 7pm that evening and daily through December 8th. They'll be announcing the winner of their annual PULSE Prize awarded to "an emerging artist of distinction" on Friday, December 6th.

Acclaimed fashion designer Roberto Cavalli is planning to open a new Italian restaurant called Cavalli by the time Art Basel starts. Look for it in South Beach at the south end of Ocean Drive.

The official Art Basel Miami Beach film program will include the American premiere of "Nan Goldin: I Remember Your Face," directed by Sabine Lidi at the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) on Friday, December 6th, at 8:30pm. Admission is free, but seating is limited. This year's film and video program was curated by David Gryn and This Brunner and it includes films by Dara Birnbaum, Martin Creed, Rineke Dijkstra, Joan Jonas and Kehinde Wiley. 

The first American museum exhibition by UK artist Tracey Emin, "Angel Without You," will take over the entire Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th Street, North Miami). It will be up from December 4 until March 9, 2014. 

Medium Group's "Cocktails and Curators" will honor New York MoMA's Klaus Biesenbach with a special Curatorial Excellence Award on Wednesday, December 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Swarovski Crystal Palace is collab'ing with the Brazilian architect and designer Guilherme Torres to create an installation "inspired by water conservation and stewardship." It's called "Mangue Groove" and will up in the Design Miami from December 4 to 8. There's a VIP preview on December 3rd.


Design Miami: Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world's top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d'art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world's top emerging and established designers and architects.  Design Miami: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center Preview Day (By invitation only):
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Public days 4 -8 December

Performance artist Tim Youd will "re-type" Elmore Leonard's classic novel Get Shorty in room 218 of the Aqua Hotel (1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) from December 4 to 8 at the Aqua Art Miami.

On December 4th, a monumental artwork called "Curiosity" by the French art duo Kolkoz (Samuel Boutruche and Benjamin Moreau) will be unveiled at the old Miami Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne. You may recall the artists' fantastic installation, "Luna Park," that re-created the Apollo 11 moon landing as a football pitch on Miami Beach in 2012. This time around, they will take "the idea of an invader exploring a foreign land and apply it to a snow-covered chalet." It's sponsored by Audemars Piguet and Galerie Perrotin.

Serious artsy-party goers alway look forward to the annual Basel Castle, and this year's version on December 7 looks like a good one. They'll be moving over to Grand Central Park (721 NW 1st Avenue, Miami) downtown and, so far, they've announced a great list of musical guests including SBTRKT, Chance the Rapper, Travis $cott, Been Trill, Heroes + Villains and Mystery Skulls, with more to be announced later. The visual artists already on-board include Greg Mike, Nychos, Meggs, Nosego, Skinner, MADSTEEZ and art installations from Jeremyville, Chris Parks and Wolfdog. This party starts late and is always off-the-hook. Don't miss it. Tickets and a video are HERE.

Art Britannia is an Art Basel Miami satellite exhibition curated by Londoner Ben Austin and produced by Karelle Levy, a Miami resident. The event explores contemporary practice from UK with an emphasis on painting and craft. The exhibition features a 'mini show within a show', taken directly from The Lion and Lamb Gallery's 'Summer Saloon' exhibition. The Lion and Lamb is an artists run space, located in the back of an East End pub. The exhibition runs 1-21 December 1 to 21; located at 3940 north miami avenue, miami fl 33127

Absolut Art Bar. A site specific pavilion which launches annually during Art Basel Miami week,  brings together a brand new collaboration with the Los Angeles-based artist Ry Rocklen, who will create an installation titled, 'Night Court'. 3-7 December 3 to 7 - 2013 | 12pm-2am

Charlotte Perriande: "La Maison au bord de l'eau". Charlotte Perriand, who made her mark on the early 20th century modern movement, is represented at the fair with "La Maison au bord de l'eau" - house at the edge of the water - designed as a simplistic vacation home will be transformed from concept to structure for the first time, thanks to Louis Vuitton. The home will be presented at the Raleigh Hotel Collins Ave Miami Beach 4-8 December.

One of the original -- and one of the best -- local Miami galleries, Diana Lowenstein (2043 North Miami Avenue, Miami) opens a major installation by the New York-based artists Anna Galtarossa and Daniel Gonzalez called "Criminal Aesthetic Fashion at the Skyscraper Club" on December 4 and up until January 25. The gallery will be transformed into a "utopian space...with the dynamics of a nightclub... where you can dance with mechanical skyscrapers while wearing sculpture-shoes." Sounds cool, no? There's a reception for the artists on Saturday night.

There's an AB/MB panel discussion called "The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad" featuring Eli and Edythe Broad; architect Elizabeth Diller, whose firm designed the new Broad museum in LA; and Joanne Heyler on Wednesday, December 4th, 9:30 a.m. It will be moderated by Paul Goldberger. Admission is free and it's happening in the main hall of New World Center (500 17th St., Miami Beach). 

If you're heading down to Miami earlier in the week, the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction -- they're raising money for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities -- takes place on Tuesday, December 3rd. It's hosted by Stephanie Seymour Brant, Peter Brant, Alina & Anthony K. Shriver and Sara & Ugo Colombo. 

Street art and graffiti are going to be all over town again this year in the fairs and galleries and, of course, on the walls of Wynwood.  The Miami neighborhood has been filled with incredible murals by international artists since 2007 when Primary Flight invited 35 artists to paint on strategically located walls.  By 2009, the late Tony Goldman joined the party with his "Wynwood Walls" project centered around 25th and 26th Streets. The whole Wynwood Arts District has grown so large that it is hard to keep track of all the incredible works, but now there's a great interactive map that shows who painted what, plus there's a photo of each piece. Check it out here.

Cool underground art magazine Juxtapoz -- they've covered the scene for two decades -- is moving into a private beach house at the Shore Club (1901 Collins Avenue, South Beach) for a four-day series of parties and events with San Francisco's Chandran Gallery. They've scheduled art installations by Geoff McFetridge, Andrew Shoultz,  Monica Canilao and SWOON, brunches, BBQs, performances and DJs and there's even an evening hosted by Shepard Fairey. The spot will be happening from December 4 until the 7th, but many of the parties are invite only.
Art cars and luxury cars are another big theme this year, with an exhibition, "Piston Head," of 14 cars transformed into art since 1970 happening on the top floor of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed parking garage at 111 Lincoln Road in South Beach, sponsored by Ferrari.  And Maserati will be celebrating the debut of its new Ghibli, and they're driving VIPs and collectors around all during the week, plus sponsoring a VIP lounge in the new Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and another lounge at Art Miami..

The official program of AB/MB 2013 artist conversations and talks are happening daily in the Hall C auditorium of the Convention Center. Highlights include Doug Aitken, the creator of the "Station To Station" train project, on December 5;  Olafur Eliasson on the 5th from 3 to 4 p.m. and Tracey Emin on the same day from 6 to 7 p.m.; John Baldessari on the 7th from 3 to 4 p.m. and, our fave, a talk called "The Bar as An Oasis" with Naomi Fisher, Jim Drainand more on the 8th from 2 to 3 p.m.  The complete list is here.

Aqua: Set within a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy intimate courtyard, Aqua's is a favorite gathering spot not only for fun and relaxation during the busy week, but also as a place to exchange and disseminate new contemporary art ideas.  And with its close proximity to Art Basel and continuous shuttle service to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami will transform into one of the top attended satellite art events for collectors, artists, curators, critics and art enthusiasts alike. Aqua Hotel: 4-8 December Collins Ave 1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

The second edition of Miami Project, a contemporary and modern art fair, will return in Miami's Midtown Art District. Miami Project will again showcase 65 contemporary and modern art galleries in an exquisite setting. From December 3-8, 2013 Miami Project is Located at North 1st Avenue & NE 30th Street, in the heart of Miami's Wynwood Arts District and just two blocks from the Rubell Collection. 3101 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137


Flaunt magazine, 3P Productions and Mana Wynwood (Mana is a big film and photo production studio in Miami related to Milk Studios and Moishes Moving) are hosting a three-day music series that launches on December 5th with the Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington supergroup Darkside and an art installation by Children of the Light.  The huge space is located at 318 NW 23rd Street in Miami and tickets plus more info are here

The Art Production Fund announced that Ryan McGinley and Yayoi Kusama have designed this year's beach towels and that the towels will be available for purchase during AB/MB in the Standard Shop (40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach) at the Standard Hotel in Miami. They've producing the series of towels since 2007 with artists including John Baldessari, Cecily Brown and Yoko Ono; with the money raised going toward the non-profit org's various projects. 

A giant floating, fabric sculpture by the German artist Angela Glajcar called "Light and Paper" will be on view in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton (One Lincoln Road, South Beach).  While you're there, check out the hotel's collection of contemporary Latin American and European works on loan from Miami's Diana Lowenstein Gallery.

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek will create a large-scale installation using recycled wood and champagne boxes provided by Ruinart Champagne.  The work will be on view all week in the AB/MB Art Collector's Lounge.

Red Bull's "Canvas Cooler Project" is now on a national tour and will be on view at SCOPE's Miami pavilion all week.  You're invited to choose one lucky artist to join the exhibit by casting your vote here

Seven artists including Daniel Arsham and Wim Delvoye are designing limited-edition yoga mats for classes at the Delano, Mondrian and Shore Club hotels.

New York gallery The Hole is having their big, Basel blow-out at the Shore Club (1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on December 4th and the Delano hosts their third MoMA PS1 pool party on December 6th.

The Mayfair Hotel (3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove) is hosting "Miami Says Art II" with Martin Kreloff's series of portraits of some of Miami's art pioneers (see Arnold Lehman above).  There's also an installation called "Art Euphoria" that Kreloff put together with Miami artist Gustavo Oviedo.  It's all on view December 2nd to the 8th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and admission is free.

Richie Hawtin spins at Story nightclub (136 Collins Avenue, South Beach) on Friday, December 6; RJD2 is at Bardot (3456 North Miami Avenue, Miami) on December 4; Alabama Shakes are playing the Fillmore (aka Jackie Gleason Theater) in the Convention Center also on the 4th; Luciano and Pete Tong spin at LIV in the Fontainbleau Hotel (4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on the 5th and Steve Angello is playing on the 7th, also at LIV.

The annual Jack Shainman Gallery (cocktail party is on Friday, December 6, at the South Seas Hotel (1751 Collins Avenue, South Beach).  Invite only.

A branch of L.A.'s Redbury Hotel is opening on December 1 at 1776 Collins Avenue, South Beach, with an Italian restaurant called Lorenzo featuring Chef Tony Mantuano.

The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum (1001 Washington Avenue, South Beach) celebrates their current exhibition "The Birth of Rome," with a party called "Rebirth of Rome" on Friday, December 6th from 8 to 11 p.m. featuring an installation by Gideon Barnett and a performance by Albert et son Orchestre.  The exhibition is up until May 18, 2014.

Lots of big events happening again this year at the Standard Spa, Miami (40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach):

  • Andre Saraivaand photographerJean Pigozziare hosting a pop-up gallery calledRoom 40that will used for massages during the day and for exhibitions at night. They're also hosting a private dinner on the 5th.
  • Alldayeverydayis opening a pop-up version of zine emporiumThe Newsstandin the hotel's Lido Lounge. It will be open all week.
  • Custom t-shirts by artistTodd Jameswill be available in the hotel's gift shop and will be worn by the pool staff. (That's one of his designs above.)
  • There's a release party for anEverybody Streetzine byCheryl Dunnand another zine byChris Johansonand Franck Haines on Thursday, December 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Creative Timehosts a a brunch with Krug Champagne on Friday, December 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • On December 6th,The Newsstandhas a book release forGlenn O'Brien'sPenancefrom 5 to 7 p.m. and a "lecture" and book launch byRyan McGuinnessfrom 7 to 8 p.m.
  • End your week at the annual Basel wrap-up"Lazy Sunday BBQ"on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. and check out the "paper boat" by Miami designerLuis Pons.

The street-arts quarterly publication FRESCO put together a group show called "Hang 'em High" that will be up from December 3rd at 5 p.m., to the 8th at 97 NW 25th Street, Miami, and includes works by BanksyFaileKAWSSwoon,DfaceBASTRetna and Ryan McGinness.

The UNTITLED fair is back on the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street in South Beach, with two big VIP previews: Monday, December 2nd, 7 to 9 p.m. hosted by Marina Abramovic to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Marina Abramovic Institute (this is the one that Lady Gaga is rumored to be attending) and Tuesday, December 3rd from 3 to 7 p.m., featuring performances by TM Sisters and Jacolby Satterwhite.  The fair is open to the public from December 4th to the 8th. 

Heineken Light, the Tecne CollectiveNew Times and the Miami Light Projectare hosting several big events during the week starting with a "Light Your Night Challenge" for VIPs at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th Street, Miami) on Tuesday, December 3.  Five multi-media artists from South Florida will "transform the warehouse into a maze of light installations" plus DJs Mr. Pauerand Ess & Emm are spinning. On the 5th, they're showcasing an interactive kinetic motion installation by Tecne Collective at Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23rd Street, Miami) and on Saturday, December 7th, there's a video installation and video mapping event at Grand Central (679 North Miami Avenue, Miami) for the Basel Castle after-party.

Visionaire and The National YoungArts Foundation present free public screenings of "A Portrait of Marina Abramovic", a new 3-D film by artist Matthu Placek, in the Jewel Box of the YoungArts Campus (2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami), December 4 to 7, every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Photo by Matthu Placjek via.)

Harper's BAZAAR magazine is bringing back their pop-up shop, ShopBAZAAR, to the Soho Beach House (4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) from December 3rd to the 5th.  Look for designer brands, limited editions, a Gevalia coffee station, plus several beauty bars. 

Maison Martin Margiela and Atelier Swarovski are hosting a super-private cocktail party on December 5th at MMG (3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami). They're presenting a new collection called "Crystalactite" and there's also an installation by French artist Baptiste Debombourg  called "Stalker."

The leading gallery app provider, ArtBinder, is launching a new app called The Viewer in 2014 and they're hosting a party with Christie's and Maker:magazine on Friday, December 6, at Mango's Tropical Cafe (900 Ocean Drive, South Beach).  Co-hosts include Jemima KirkePeter McGough and Annabelle Dexter-Jones.  Plus they've enlisted a very unique group of DJs includingHannah BronfmanTodd Eberle & Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman

Lapo Elkann of FIAT is hosting an exclusive cocktail party on December 4th for the opening of a pop-up shop by the Miami-based brand Del Toro and the launch of a Del Toro X Italia Independent line.  Del Toro is also hosting a "block party" on December 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. at their headquarters in The Wynwood Building (2750 NW 3rd Street, Miami).  There will be 50 pairs of hand-painted shoes by international artists and wall murals by artists including StashEvoca1Johnny Robles and more.

ELLE DECOR's Modern Life Concept House will be open on Sunset Island II from December 4th to December 15th.  Tickets available at the door with a $35 individual donation to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.  GoHERE for more info. (The house is for sale, too.)

The Wynwood Art Building (2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami) kicks off the week with a big gallery night -- catered by Wynwood Kitchen & BarTanduay andVita Coco -- on Monday, December 2nd from 6 to 10 p.m.  All the galleries in the building, including m+v ARTArtMediaCienfuegosRicart, etc. will showcase their new exhibitions. Other galleries in the Wynwood Arts District will also be open on the same night, so if you're going to be in Miami on Monday, be sure to head over for a sneak preview before the crowds invade later in the week.

The Savannah College of Art & Design is presenting a solo exhibition called "Curva" () with recent works by Wendy White in the M Building (194 NW 30th Street, Miami).  It will be on view from December 4th to the 20th.

If you're sticking around Miami until December 9th, there's an "Art Chat" with two Miami notables, Robert Chambers and Robert Wennett, at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (9703 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach).  Chambers is probably best know for his large public sculptures, but he's also a fountain of knowledge on numerous topics including meteorites.  Wennett is a local developer who transformed Lincoln Road by hiring the Swiss starchitects Herzog & de Meuron to design his parking garage and he's also involved in the plans for the new Miami Beach Convention Center.

Max Fish is doing a pop-up during AB/MB at Radio Bar (814 First Street, South Beach) with support from DKNY and Klughause Gallery.  It opens on December 4th and you can stop in all week.  They're putting together a cool bunch of guest DJs, a guitar battle, a skateboard "jump contest" and the usual mayhem you'd expect from MF. 

Several new projects are coming to the late Tony Goldman's on-going Wynwood Walls  project including murals co-curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Tony's daughter, Jessica Goldman-Srebnick, featuring contributions from women artists. "Women on the Walls" (NW 2nd Avenue, btwn, 25th and 26th Streets, Miami) will open on December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. with works fromAikoFafiMiss VanMaya Hayuk and Lady Pink; other murals by Kashink,Faith 47Lakwena and Sheryo will be on view in the surrounding neighborhood as well.  Also: Kenny Scharf  designed a new "garden" calledTony's Oasis (2219 NW Second Avenue, Miami) that will be dedicated on December 6 and Martha Cooper is the "curatorial advisor" for a new gallery exhibition inside the WW complex.

This year, all of Collins Park (between 21st and 22nd Streets, South Beach) will be transformed into an outdoor exhibition space with over 30 large-scale sculptures and installations.  Curated by New York Public Art Fund's Nicholas Baume using the theme "Social Animals," the works on view will be by international artists including Olaf Breuning, Sam Falls, Oscar Tuazon, Jeppe Hein, Richard Long and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Opening night, December 4, 8:30 to 10 p.m., will also include special performances and it's all free and open to the public. 
Re+Public has digitally augmented five Wynwood Walls murals and, using their new app, viewers can "walk into and interact" with the works by Aiko, Retna, How & Nosm and Ryan McGinness.  Go HERE to check it out. 

Over 25 artists representing the Bushwick underground  -- including musicians, visual artists, performers and personalities -- are chartering a magic bus and heading to Miami.  They'll be "crashing parties" all week and then you can crash theirs:  December 8th at Cucu's Nest (2805 Collins, South Beach) with an exhibition at 7 p.m. and music starting around 10 p.m.

Several new music acts have been added to the big MANA Wynwood ( 218 NW 23rd Street, Miami) event including Kendrick Lamar on December 4th, Boy George on December 6th and A-Trak, Dave 1 and Nick Catchdubs in the afternoon on the 8th. They've also added several performance artists includingVanessa Beecroft, Rob Montgomery and a "live mural painting" by Ron English.  All the details, times and tickets (when available) are HERE
The Mondrian South Beach (1100 West Avenue, South Beach), Paul Kasmin Gallery and PAPER Magazine -- hey, that's us -- are hosting a reception for one of our all-time-faves, Friends With You, on Thursday, December 5th, 2 to 8 p.m., poolside at the hotel.  They're doing an installation called "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" that promises a "colorful experience meant to transport the viewer into an enhanced state of happiness and self-healing."  We'll be arriving at 4:20, of course.  If you can't make it on the 5th, stop by Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a yoga session with Grey Area, Lululemon and Morgans.

I D O L I Z E -- "a new platform for the intersection of art, fashion and design" -- is hosting an exhibition by five young international artists from December 4th to the 8th in Miami's Design District at 3800 NE 2nd Avenue on the second floor.  The artists are Cope/Arnold, Romulo Sans, Alberto Maria Colombo, Sean Augustine March and Ben Duggan/Jake Lomagno.

Miami's original "art  hotel," Cricket & Marty Taplin's" Sagamore (1671 Collins Avenue, South Beach) will host a big group exhibition called "Framing the Moving Image" curated by John Hanhardt.  On view all week will be works by Bill Beirne, Shannon Plumb, Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Antoni Muntadas and many more.  The hotel's incredible (and 12th annual) brunch is on Saturday.  

The premiere of Tim Walker's short film, "Suspension of Disbelief," starringKristen McMenamy and Ben Whishaw is on Wednesday evening at the Perez Art Museum Miami.  Stefano Tonchi and Goga Ashkenazi are hosting with Wmagazine and Vionnet.  RSVP required.

The FAILE/BAST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach will be open from December 3rd to the 7th in an abandoned storefront near the corner of Washington Avenue and 16th Street in South Beach.  There will be "unconventional video games, tricked-out pinball machines and foosball made psychedelic" -- all sponsored by Perrier

Davidoff's annual brunch to announce their latest Art Grant recipients and the next Dominican artist that will take part in the Davidoff Art Residency is on Thursday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to noon in their cigar lounge in the Miami Botanical Gardens behind the convention center.  Invite Only.

New York's "members-only group of cultural programmers," The Committee, and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz' OSMOS project space are hosting an evening withBrian Dailey to celebrate the publication of his book "America in Color" on Thursday, December 5, at the Gale South Beach (1690 Collins Avenue, South Beach). The book documents Dailey's journey across the USA, photographing people "who expressed their political identity through the selection of colored backdrops."  RSVP required.

Ligne Roset (160 NE 40th Street, Miami) and Bernardaud celebrate contemporary French art and design with an exhibition of works by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Inga Sempe, Nathan Young, Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Marco Brambilla, JR and Prune, David Lynch and many more on Thursday, December 5th, 6 to 9 p.m.

There's a premiere of Daniel Arsham's film "Future Relic 01" and the release of his limited edition object, "Mobile Phone," at The Webster (1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on December 5th.  RSVP required.
Maison de Mode and PK Shop have collabed on a line of artist-designed collectables that will debut in the afternoon of December 4th at the Soho Beach House (4385 Collins Avenue, South Beach).

A new fair celebrating craftsmanship and design, Wallpaper* Handmade, will be open from December 4th to the 8th in Miami's Design District at 3841 NE 2nd Avenue. Over 70 works from international designers, artists, brands, makers etc. have been commissioned to create unique and one-off items.  The event is a collaboration with Jaguar, who will be displaying some of their hottest new cars on nearby streets.

TrendSeeder and NoBe67 Pret-aPorter launch their two-day, womenswear designer fair on December 6th at the Deauville Beach Resort (6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach).  The new fair will feature emerging designers includingPitusa UK, Laquan Smith, Jeux De Vie Designs, Monica Ocejo and Casa Del Rio.  DJ Jilly Hendrix spins at the opening.

The University of Miami is hosting the sixth annual "CANE FAIR" from December 2nd to January 24th in their gallery in the Wynwood Building (2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami).  On view will be works from students in the school's MFA program

The Rubell Family Collection (95 NW 29th Street, Miami) opens their new exhibition, "28 Chinese," on December 4th.  It was curated after six research trips to China between 2001 and 2012 where they visited over 100 artist's studios.  Works include sculpture, paintings, photographs and video installations. Also, after a short hiatus, Jennifer Rubell brings back her annual "breakfast" and this year's theme is "FAITH." Check it out Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.  The collection will be open during AB/MB daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Works from their recent "30 Americans" exhibition are traveling to New Orleans and San Antonio in 2014, so check your local arts listings.

Mansion Nightclub (1235 Washinton Avenue, South Beach) has two big Basel nights with Mark Ronson DJing on Friday, December 6th, and Boy George spinning on Saturday.  Tickets are HERE.

RUMORS: The Parisian club Silencio is back, but will only open as a one-night, pop-up in the Design District and New York's 1OAK will be open nightly as a pop-up in the basement of the Delano Hotel (1685 Collins Avenue, South Beach). Chez Andre (Saravia and Balazs) is open late in the Gale Hotel's Rec Room on December 4th to the 6th. Also, there are lots of rumors floating around about the old ballroom/theater at 5445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.  The spot was last seen in the film version of Rock of Ages, and we have heard rumors for weeks that Suzanne BartschLenny Kravitz and Lady Gaga are all doing different nights up there during AB/MB.  

Dom Perignon celebrates their limited edition sculpture by Jeff Koons at Wall at W South Beach (2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on Thursday night with music by Zoe Kravitz and DJ Ruckus.Alex DellalStavros Niarchos and Vito Schnabel host.  There's another Dom Perignon/Koons party on the 4th at the W hotel for the luxury watchmaker Roger Dubois hosted by Gerard Butler. VIPs only, we guess.

Miami gallery Primary Projects  is relocating to 151 NE 7th Street downtown on December 2nd, and they're showing new works from Kenton Parker until January 24th. The opening reception is December 6, 6 to 10 p.m.

The first phase of a major new development from the Buenos Aires-based Faena Group is coming to Miami in late 2014.  Eventually there will be a luxury hotel, an arts and cultural center, a park, artist residences, a marina and oceanfront residences. During AB/MB 2013 there's a little sneak-preview called the Faena Collaboratory at Collins and 32nd Street in Miami Beach, with installations by Argentine artists Juan Gatti and Manuel Ameztoy and the Antwerp-based collective Studio Job
Art Miami -- now in its 24th year -- returns to Midtown Miami in the Wynwood Arts District from December 3rd to the 8th. They're bringing back their CONTEXT fair in an adjacent pavilion along with an Art Video Lounge curated by LaRete Art Projects, plus several solo installations and a special section with six galleries called Art From Berlin.  A VIP preview on December 3rd, 5:30 to 10 p.m., benefits the new Perez Art Museum Miami.

NOWNESSArt Production Fund and Suzanne Geiss celebrate the release of a new film by Adam Dugas and Casey Spooner called "Dust," starring Cody CritcheloePeggy Noland and Jaimie Warren,on Thursday evening at the Mondrian (1100 West Avenue, South Beach). RSVP only. Adidas sponsors.

Miami artist Alexander Mijares opens a show of new works called "Random Acts of Art" on Friday, December 6, 7 to 11 p.m. at 10 NE 27th Street, Miami.  One of the works on view will be a mural that will eventually wind-up in the Brioni boutique in Bal Harbour.  The opening is hosted by DETAILS Magazine. 

The KIWI Arts Group has a group show opening on Thursday, December 5th, at 91 NE 40th Street, Miami, with works using Google Glass by David Datuna; photos of Robert Indiana and Andy Warholby William John Kennedy; and celebrity portraits by the Hilton Brothers (Christopher Makos + Paul Solberg).

The Freehand Miami (2727 Indian Creek, South Beach) has events all week including a private party for the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, an Artsy "happy hour" on Friday and a show of photos byBen Watts with music by Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein on Saturday afternoon. RSVP required.

There's a private screening of Spike Jonze's upcoming film "HER" on December 5th with a Q&A with Jones moderated by Jeffrey Deitch.

Porsche Design unveils their "creative collab" with French artist Thierry Noir -- "the first street artist to paint the Berlin Wall" -- at a private party co-hosted by Interview Magazine on Tuesday.

The CIFO Art Space (1018 North Miami Avenue. Miami) is opening a big exhibition of contemporary Latin American artists from December 4th to February 23, 2014,  It is a partnership with Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, where the exhibit will move and be on view from March 19th to July 13, 2014.

Cool sunset vibes guaranteed with a party for Guy Gerber's Supplement Facts label at the Delano on Saturday.  DJ's on the night include GerberRyan CrossonMathew Dear, Bill Patrick and Mao Fonnegra.

Visionaire and Gap host a private "Tees & Tea" brunch on Friday to celebrate the launch of a t-shirt collab that will eventually include 45 designs. They are only making a limited edition of 300 of each shirt, and the first five are by Yoko OnoInez & VinoodhMaurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari, Craig McDean and Salvo Sundsbo.  Pick one up at The Webster (1220 Collins Avenue, South Beach).

David Colman's "participatory performance piece," "The Santa Confessional," happens on December 3rd and 4th in the Collins Park Rotunda.

We hear that somebody is planning to shoot a man out of a cannon behind the Soho Beach House(4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). at midnight on December 3rd, following the annual White Cube bash.  Any volunteers?

Cool group show with works by Stephen PowersAaron De La CruzChristopher Derek BrunoBen EineKenji HirataPatrick MartinezRoids MSK and Otto Zitko on Wednesday, December 4th, 6 to 10 p.m. at 3250 NE 1st Avenue, Miami.

The Look Alive Fest on December 6 & 7 features tons of underground music -- including Wolf Eyes and Indian Jewelry -- plus art, at various locations. All the details are HERE.

ArtCenter/South Florida (800 Lincoln Road, South Beach) is showing a new site-specific installation. called "Between Walls" by Spanish artist Juan Lopez.

Loft SpiritsStrongbow Hard Cider and Perrier host a four-night, "cocktail experience" from December 5th to the 8th, 8 p.m. daily, poolside at the Surfcomber Hotel (1717 Collins Avenue, South Beach).  They've got DJs including Pat MahoneyEdwin Adams, Amir Abdullah and Karl Injex; plus art from Miguel ParedesRadcliffe BaileyJesse LightRuchu Tu and Joshua King.

Chloe Norgaard and Nur Khan host a cocktail party for Poplipps and Vs. magazine on Friday night at the Townhouse Hotel. RSVP only.

The Cassina Showroom Miami (3800 NE Miami Court, Miami Design District) debuts their new LC4 chaise-longue developed as an homage to French designer Charlotte Perriand on Thursday, December 5th. RSVP required.

The big "Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile" exhibition curated by New York gallery Venus Over Manhattan has its VIP-only opening on Tuesday, December 3, at 1111 Lincoln Road in South Beach.

Chicago's "Bad At Sports" art-news blog and podcast will operate an internet radio station in the restrooms of the PULSE fair.

UK artist, composer and filmmaker Michael Nyman will be showing his multi-screen video/film"NYman with a Movie Camera" from December 5th to the 8th at 2301 North Miami Avenue,  The opening is on the 5th from 5 to 8 p.m.

Pop-Up Piano returns to the streets of Miami during AB/MB. This year, they are giving the funds raised to the Guitars Over Guns Organization.  

Ocean House (125 Ocean Drive, South Beach) is showing new photos by Amber Arbucci.

MCM and Harper's BAZAAR celebrate "Beyond Snowdome: The MCM Collection by Craig Redman & Karl Maier" at the Soho Beach House (4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on December 4th. Invite only.



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