We've already told you about eight art fairs worth checking out, and here's the final installment in our Guide to Satellite Art Fairs. The sheer number of fairs is rather overwhelming. But take comfort in the fact that you, brave, art renegades of the Magic City, are taking part in the seminal cultural event to ever grace our sidewalks and galleries.
Next week, after the dust has settled, crates shipped out and the after-parties have quieted, there are still dozens of gallery openings and local collections showing until late January. Think of it as the Basel after-glow. Until then, here's a handful more fairs to put on this week's to do list. Good hunting, art lovers!
Continued from Guide to Satellite Art Fairs Part Two.
9. Red Dot Miami
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 1, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December 2 through 4, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 5 at 3011 NE First
Ave., Miami Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit reddotfair.com.
boutique clambake with the allure of a parking-lot fire sale is an
approachable, down-to-earth fair partnering this year with GreenMiami, a
pet project of former Mayor Manny Diaz. The opening reception's
donations will benefit the City of Miami Tree Trust Fund, helping to
support Miami's dedication to preserving trees within the urban jungle.
In conjunction with the Miami International Film Festival, there will be
a special film and photography program in the midst of more than 40
modern and contemporary booths carrying traditional paintings, works on
paper, and sculptures.
10. Scope Miami
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 1, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. December
2 through 4, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 5 at 3055 N. Miami Ave.,
Miami Tickets cost $15 to $20.
Visit scope-art.com. Without a doubt,
this is the most internationally recognized satellite fair. It was
founded ten years ago by art-world renegade Alexis Hubshman and is now
helmed by director Mollie White. Four editions of Scope are held
throughout the year in New York City; Basel, Switzerland; the Hamptons;
London; and Miami. Seventy-five international galleries will serve as
the foundation for the tenth anniversary of Scope Miami, with special
projects such as "Thatness and Thereness," curated by Miami-based a.m.f.
projects cofounder Daria Brit Shapiro. Expect mind-bending sculptures
(such as Karyn Olivier's Doubleslide); provocative video projects (such
as Monika Bravo's The Vortex); and Miami's favorite fashion designer,
Karelle Levy, with her sixth Quickie Couture operation. Situated just
across the way from Art Miami in midtown, it's hard to miss the massive
white pavilion, which at first glance looks like a monumental bounce
house. Read about the highlights at last year's Scope.
11. Littlest Sister | 10 | Invitational
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 1, 9
a.m. to midnight December 2, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 3 and 4, and 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. December 5 at 155 NE 38th St., Miami. Free admission.
Perhaps the smallest art fair on the planet,
this runty sibling to Basel is no amateur hour. Expect to find
stocking-stuffer works by the Magic City's crackerjack talent and at
bargain-basement prices. Littlest Sister, the self-proclaimed "baby
sibling" to Art Basel Miami Beach, is also the only fair housed in the
polished surroundings of the Design District. With only eight booths in
the Spinello Gallery, it's the perfect introduction to those new to the
art fair circuit. More cunning aficionados will certainly appreciate the
gutsy works curated by Anthony Spinello. An art fair with attitude, the
third edition of Littlest Sister promises Miami artists Farley Aguilar,
Typoe, Agustina Woodgate, and Federico Nessi, who will appear alongside
emerging artists from across the nation such as David Leroi and Saul
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Chernick. The Littlest Sister Sculpture Project features Pablo Cano,
Eric Doeringer, and Pachi Giustinian.
Wondering why Photo Miami didn't make our list? As we reported in October, it was canceled after trouble finding financing. Read about the decision here. Check our Guide to Satellite Art Fair's Part One and Part Two as well as our comprehensive Art Basel Event Guide here.