Each year, Art Basel in Miami attracts some of the top artists in the world to its beachside city. Taking place from December 3-6 this year, the event will feature 267 leading galleries from across the globe that will showcase modern and contemporary art from both renowned and emerging artists. Over 70,000 visitors make their way to the Miami Beach Convention Center for daily talks, films, live performances, shows, tours and plenty of exciting after parties.
Art Basel also features 20 satellite fairs such as NADA Art Fair, Context, Pulse and new this year, X Contemporary, Art on Paper and Satellite. If you’re headed to Miami for the affair, here are five suggested exhibits to see:
Photo Credit: Rosalyn Drexler/Art Basel Miami
Located in the Survey section of the fair, the Garth Greenan Gallery will showcase five canvases from the mid-1960s by Pop artist Rosalyn Drexler. Drexler’s paintings are made by enlarging images from films, TV, newspapers and magazines and painting over them with acrylics. She is known for creating pieces that were more dreamlike and darker than her male counterparts.
In Miami Beach, Z Ocean Hotel will host Soho Design House and YouTube’s panel of artists speaking on their inspiration for their work on Soho Design House rugs. The artists will also discuss the changing landscape between the digital space and art, while teaching attendees how to use videos to increase exposure for their creative ventures.
Photo Credit: Form & Substance
Downtown’s InterContinental Miami will be home to Form and Substance, an exhibit focusing on projection, lighting and mapping. It will also feature an exterior public art instillation projected onto the hotel’s 360-foot north façade.
At the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, a pop-up art gallery will sit alongside the hotel’s already existing multi-million dollar collection. The exhibit will include 17 canvases by Spanish artist Antonio Dominguez de Haro, the artist’s first showing in 30 years in the states.
Photo Credit: Isaac Julien/Rolls-Royce
Isaac Julien will be debuting his video instillation entitled Stones Against Diamonds (Ice Cave) at the National YoungArts Foundation. Rolls-Royce partnered with the foundation to present Julien’s work which will fill the interior of the YoungArts Jewel Box across 15 screens. Inspired by a letter written by the Brazilian modernist architect and designer Lina Bo Bardi, the film takes place in Iceland’s remote glacial ice caves.