Best Art From Miami International Art Fair

Although only a third of the galleries showing at last night's Miami International Art Fair were local, the hometown work clearly stood out amongst the rows of booths. As fair director Aldo Castillo told our art critic: "I think it's important to support the galleries developing in your different art districts and those spaces that contribute to culture here year round and not only in December."

This fair may lack the cred of Basel, but it's also lacks the stuffiness. Galleries like Spinello were given the freedom to construct multi-room video art spaces. And in augurari's booth, all-girl punk band Snakehole had band practice. These welcomed cracks in the fair experience were lost on last night's crowd, however, which we will annoying generalize as "nouveau riche Boca." Read on to see some of the art highlights from MIA.

First, a video installation by Sonia Falcone:

Best Art From Miami International Art Fair
Spinello's Lee Materazzi
This is why we don't go shopping Miami. Gallery was from Boca. Go figure.
This is why we don't go shopping Miami. Gallery was from Boca. Go figure.
Best Art From Miami International Art Fair
Mariadolores Castellanos's Remembrance
Best Art From Miami International Art Fair
Art Modern Gallery just moved from Miami Beach to Wynwood.
Art Modern Gallery just moved from Miami Beach to Wynwood.
Nick Gentry's Auto Emotion
Is this floor decoration at an Anthropologie store or art? Whatevs, we like vintage.
Is this floor decoration at an Anthropologie store or art? Whatevs, we like vintage.
"Are You OK?" video where the artist cries in the middle of a street to gauge passerbys' reactions.
"Are You OK?" video where the artist cries in the middle of a street to gauge passerbys' reactions.
Spinello's Antonia Wright
More book sculptures from NOW Contemporary Arts.
More book sculptures from NOW Contemporary Arts.
Snakehole has band practice -- much to the confusion of those in blazers and kitten heels.
Snakehole has band practice -- much to the confusion of those in blazers and kitten heels.
Giant egg yolk? That's what we're going with. Points deducted as it was still being installed during the preview.
Giant egg yolk? That's what we're going with. Points deducted as it was still being installed during the preview.
Miami artist Pablo Cano had a whole booth of marionettes.
Miami artist Pablo Cano had a whole booth of marionettes.
Call us sentimental but Christmas lights get us every time.
Call us sentimental but Christmas lights get us every time.
Spinello's Pachi Guistinian
Upon enterting the fair, all were met by Cornelis Zitman's pregnant lady.
Upon enterting the fair, all were met by Cornelis Zitman's pregnant lady.
Dud of the fair goes to this towel on wall, sand on floor work. Why bother?
Dud of the fair goes to this towel on wall, sand on floor work. Why bother?

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