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Art Basel Miami Beach

Explore the vibrant world of Miami Art Week 2023, where art and design enthusiasts converge from December 4 to 10. The spotlight falls on two major events, Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami/, opening their doors to collectors, curators, and enthusiasts. Miami Art Week 2023 promises a rich tapestry of experiences, including public art, offsite installations, exhibitions, workshops, talks, and creative programming, all set against the backdrop of the dynamic coastal city.

The Fairs

Art Basel Miami Beach: Join one of the world's premier art shows featuring leading galleries from five continents. This 21st edition introduces exciting new elements like the Meridians sector, showcasing large-scale projects by international artists, and the Kabinett sector, offering curated exhibitions for a more focused viewing experience. Art Basel Miami Beach unfolds at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 8th to 10th, 2023.

Design Miami/: A global forum for design, Design Miami/ 2023 brings together influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics. The fair explores collectible design from the 20th and 21st centuries, with a thematic focus on 'Design and the Environment.' Encounter diverse galleries and designers from over thirty countries at Convention Center Drive & 19th Street, Miami Beach, from December 6th to 10th, 2023.

Untitled Art: Immerse yourself in the contemporary art fair on the sands of Miami Beach. Untitled Art showcases emerging and established artists from around the world within a custom-built, air-conditioned structure. Explore diverse media and styles, engage with live events, performances, and thought-provoking discussions at 12th Street and Ocean Drive, from December 6th to 10th, 2023.

NADA Miami 2023: The New Art Dealers Alliance presents a diverse selection of 140 galleries, art spaces, and nonprofit organizations from over 50 cities worldwide. With over 85 NADA members and 34 first-time exhibitors, NADA Miami 2023 at Ice Palace Studios (1400 North Miami Avenue) runs from December 5th to 9th, 2023.

SCOPE Art Show Miami Beach: In its 22nd edition, SCOPE Miami Beach returns with over 110 contemporary exhibitors showcasing The New Contemporary. Celebrate innovation and discovery in contemporary and emerging art at Ocean Drive and 8th Street on South Beach from December 5th to 10th, 2023.

What Not to Miss

  1. BMW x Alex Israel:

  • Experience the REMEMBR installation at the BMW Lounge, a journey through time and memory inspired by the BMW i5.

  • AI-powered video installation captures modern life on seven custom-designed screens from December 8th to 10th.

  1. Benches by Samuel Ross:

  • Miami Design District hosts a permanent installation by British designer Samuel Ross, featuring three distinct bench designs.

  • Charcoal, Indian ink, and pencil-informed designs explore functionality in public space.

  1. Lexus x Marjan van Aubel:

  • ‘8 Minutes and 20 Seconds’ installation showcases carbon-neutral energy harnessing using organic photovoltaic cells.

  • Exhibit at Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami offers an engaging, interactive experience.

  1. Faena x Sebastian Errazuriz:

  • ‘MAZE: Journey Through the Algorithmic Self’ at Faena Beach explores AI's impact on human interactions.

  • Full-scale labyrinth invites introspection and communal connection from December 5th to 10th.

  1. ‘Miami Take Over’ by Andrés Reisinger:

  • Argentinian artist Andrés Reisinger installs a billowing pink curtain in the Miami Design District.

  • Transcend visuality and become a mirror reflecting viewers' mutable internal landscapes from December 4th to 10th.

  1. JR at Superblue Miami:

  • ‘The Chronicles of Miami’ features 1,048 portraits of residents and visitors on Superblue’s exterior facade.

  • Immersive work, ‘The Machine Behind the Art,’ complements participatory installations inside the art center.

  1. Gaetano Pesce: Again in Miami:

  • ‘Again in Miami With Multidisciplinary Works’ exhibits Gaetano Pesce's past and present intuitions and brand-new works.

  • Kaleidoscope of unpredictability, sensuality, and irony displayed at Miami Design District from December 4th to 10th.

  1. Utopia by Studio Bohinc:

  • Lara Bohinc's commissioned installation, ‘Utopia,’ stands tall with rounded, intersecting volumes.

  • Sculptural work debuts at Design Miami/ entrance and continues into the new year.

  1. Dan Lam at Wynwood Walls:

  • Dan Lam unveils ‘A Subtle Alchemy,’ a massive sculpture at Wynwood Walls, part of the group show ‘The Power of Purpose.’

  • Automotive paint and chameleon pigment create shifting, iridescent hues in Lam’s largest piece to date.

  1. HOOPS by CJ Hendry:

  • CJ Hendry presents ‘HOOPS Tree,’ a deep ocean blue basketball tree rising twenty feet with thirty-four hoops.

  • Explore large-scale engineering and creative exploration at Margaret Pace Park on December 6th.

  1. Capital One x Alex Israel:

  • Collaboration introduces ‘Snow Beach Frozen Treats,’ a pop-up frozen yogurt shop by LA-based artist Alex Israel.

  • Nostalgic 1980s aesthetic, unique dining experiences, and a frozen yogurt dessert menu at 111 Lincoln Road from December 6th to 8th.

  1. Samuel Ross x Kohler:

  • Kohler and SR_A collaborate at Design Miami/ with an immersive installation called Terminal 01, redefining the relationship with water.

  • Augmented Reality experience accessible through the Kohler x SR_A website.

  1. Future Reflections by Shiseido:

  • Japanese skincare trailblazer Shiseido introduces its inaugural generative art collection, ‘Future Reflections.’

  • Cutting-edge Art Blocks Engine merges generative technology with artistic prowess, debuting at NFT Now’s The Gateway Event.

  1. Faena x Kelly Breez:

  • Kelly Breez’s immersive exhibition, ‘Dirt’s Dive,’ transports visitors to the nostalgic world of old South Florida dive bars.

  • Life-sized cut-out figures, sculptures, and drawings celebrate the spirit of dying dive bars at Faena Art Project Room.

  1. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM):

  • PAMM features special programs, exhibitions, and events during Miami Art Week 2023, including a preview of Gary Simmons: Public Enemy and PAMM Presents celebration.

  • Join the museum at 1103 Biscayne Blvd for a diverse range of artistic experiences.

  1. House of Tilly: World’s First AI Designer:

  • World’s first AI designer Tilly AI showcases ‘future living’ design prototypes in collaboration with human designers and artisans.

  • Experience Tilly as the concierge at The Standard Spa Miami Beach from December 5th to 10th.

  1. Gustaf Westman x The Standard Spa, Miami Beach:

  • Acclaimed designer Gustaf Westman transforms The Standard Spa’s garden with his ‘Totem’ installation.

  • Site-specific creation explores spirituality, nature, and the interaction between the natural and the man-made.

Talks, Workshops, and Performances

  1. Miami Art Week Salon:

  • An engaging salon-style series of discussions, conversations, and debates hosted by leading art professionals.

  • Diverse topics include the impact of technology on art, the role of public art in urban spaces, and the future of the art market.

  1. Design Miami/ Design Talk Series:

  • Explore the intersection of design, sustainability, and the environment in a series of talks featuring renowned designers, architects, and thought leaders.

  • Gain insights into the evolving role of design in shaping a more sustainable future.

  1. NADA Miami Conversations:

  • Join thought-provoking discussions on contemporary art, collecting, and the art market with artists, curators, and collectors.

  • Explore the current landscape of the art world and the evolving practices of artists.

  1. SCOPE Immersive Artist Talk Series:

  • Dive into the creative minds of SCOPE Miami Beach exhibitors with a series of immersive artist talks.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the inspirations, processes, and stories behind the exhibited works.

  1. PAMM Talks:

  • Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a series of talks featuring artists, curators, and experts discussing contemporary art and cultural trends.

  • Engage in insightful conversations and expand your understanding of the diverse art world.

  1. ICA Miami Performances:

  • Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami hosts a series of performances, showcasing the intersection of visual arts and live performances.

  • Experience the dynamic energy of contemporary artists pushing the boundaries of traditional artistic expressions.

  1. Superblue Miami Artist Conversations:

  • Superblue Miami invites artists to discuss their immersive and interactive installations, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creation process.

  • Gain insights into the fusion of technology, art, and audience engagement.

Public Art and Installations

  1. Art in Public Places:

  • Miami transforms into an open-air gallery with public art installations scattered throughout the city.

  • Explore sculptures, murals, and interactive artworks that celebrate creativity and engage the community.

  1. Wynwood Walls:

  • Wynwood Walls, the iconic outdoor street art museum, showcases vibrant murals by renowned artists.

  • Wander through the streets of Wynwood and immerse yourself in the dynamic and ever-evolving world of street art.

  1. Faena Festival:

  • Faena Festival presents a series of public art installations and performances that activate public spaces and engage the community.

  • Experience the intersection of art, culture, and urban life in the heart of Miami Beach.

  1. Museum Park Sculpture Garden:

  • Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Sculpture Garden in Museum Park features a collection of contemporary sculptures in a lush outdoor setting.

  • Stroll through the garden and appreciate the harmonious blend of art and nature.

  1. Downtown Miami Art Walk:

  • Downtown Miami comes alive with art during the Miami Art Week Art Walk.

  • Explore galleries, pop-up exhibitions, and street art as you navigate the vibrant streets of downtown.

Closing Thoughts

Miami Art Week 2023 promises an immersive and diverse experience for art enthusiasts, collectors, and anyone curious about the intersection of creativity, innovation, and culture. From world-renowned art fairs to cutting-edge installations, thought-provoking talks, and captivating performances, the week-long celebration showcases the dynamic spirit of the global art scene.

Whether you're a seasoned collector, a design aficionado, or someone exploring the art world for the first time, Miami Art Week invites you to embark on a journey of discovery, inspiration, and connection. As the city transforms into a hub of artistic expression, Miami Art Week 2023 invites you to explore, engage, and be inspired by the extraordinary world of contemporary art and design.


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