Art Basel is here quicker than ever this year, and we couldn’t be more excited. If your not sure what Art Basel is….let us educate you! Art Basel worldwide is an international art fair with three shows annually in Basel, Switzerland, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Each show is organized into sectors which showcase Modern and contemporary artworks by established and newly emerging artists. With Miami Beach being its only North American stop, you can bet that this is a show that is not meant to be missed.
With multiple pop-up art fairs or tents, taking over Miami in Midtown, South Beach and Wynwood with hundreds of parties, showcases, exhibits, (you name it, they have it) that happens all over the city, it is important to map out the crucial events. Don’t worry we have your back with the guide to the hottest parties and the must see exhibits, with some major fashion advice to be your own walking piece of art!
*Pro Tip: To Basel or Baseling is the act of partaking in the art events or exhibits!
Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.
The fifth Miami Project represents an ambitious step forward for the world class art fair. Miami Project Edition 5 will be erected atop and within an expansive structure located in Miami Beach, just steps from the entrance of NADA Miami. A dramatic, 75,000 square foot exhibition space featuring 40 foot cathedral ceilings will be built seamlessly into the existing architecture, elegantly housing 60 exhibiting galleries.
CONTEXT Art Miami is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. They will be moving to the center stage of Midtown so you know they will put on a great show.
This is not a fair by any means but before and during the first week in December, artists from all over the world come to Wynwood to paint the famous murals that surround this portion of the city. There will be exclusive parties, artists running around everywhere and general art festivities. This is the true heart of the art community.
NYC’s 1OAK and Up&Down are hosting pop-up clubs during the week. 1OAK will partner with Rockwell (743 Washington Avenue, South Beach) for 3 nights starting December 1, and Up&Down is in the Cabana Club Beach tent behind the Nautilius Hotel for 5 nights starting Tuesday, November 29. Both will be open late, and you can expect surprise performances, VIPs and celebrities.
Enjoy your Baseling!!!! xoxo