Art Basel fills Miami with exhibitions and events: a guide to the must-sees in museums and private spaces

The streets of Miami and its beaches are already transformed by the imminent arrival of Art Basel Miami Beach, the largest gallery gathering celebrating its 20th anniversary on the American side of the Atlantic. The fair has had such a huge impact on the local art scene that it has lit up the Miami Art Week: a week of constant activities. In 2022, another 20 satellite samples and more than 60 exhibitions and events will be able to be seen in museums and other cultural spaces.

This small selection brings together some key stops on this extensive cultural route that each year attracts tens of thousands of collectors, curators and enthusiasts to the south of the Florida.

“Togheter, at the Same Time”, De la Cruz Collection

“Our annual exhibitions represent the history of the collection and review the works in the context of the moment,” they explained. Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz it’s a statement. The story began in the late 1980s, or perhaps the late 1950s in Havana, when the De la Cruz’s met as teenagers: she was the daughter of an architect, he belonged to a family of collectors. Since they got married in 1962 they shared their passion for contemporary art and in the late 80’s they opened their house to the public, by appointment, to show the collection they started.

De la Cruz Collection, one of the central points in the itinerary of art in Miami.

Currently the museum that contains it is 30,000 square feet (almost 2,800 square meters) and is located in the Design District.

“This year’s exhibition, Together, at the same time” brings together paintings, sculptures and site-specific installations from our private collection,” the CC1 Companies businessman and his wife added in the statement. This is the complete list of artists that can be seen there:

Harumi Abe, Carlos Alfonzo, Kathryn Andrews, Eddie Arroyo, Tauba Auerbach, Patricia Ayres, Hernan Bas, Loriel Beltran, Walead Beshty, Peppi Bottrop, Mark Bradford, Joe Bradley, Agustín Cárdenas, Dan Colen, Martin Creed, Aaron Curry, Salvador Dalí , Peter Doig, Kaye Donachie, Chris Dougnac, Tomm El-Saieh, Isa Genzken, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi, Wade Guyton, GuytonWalker, Rachel Harrison, Arturo Herrera, Jim Hodges, Thomas Houseago, Alex Hubbard , Shara Hughes, Alex Israel, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, Martin Kippenberger, Wifredo Lam, Glenn Ligon, Michael Linares, Nate Lowman, Pepe Mar, Adam McEwen, Ana Mendieta, Murjoni Merriweather, Sarah Morris, Albert Oehlen, Paulina Olowska, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Seth Price, Rob Pruitt, Christina Quarles, Bony Ramirez, Sterling Ruby, Dana Schutz, Xaviera Simmons, Diego Singh, Josh Smith, Vaughn Spann, Reena Spaulings, Rudolf Stingel, Su Su, Ilona Szwarc, Rufino Tamayo, Cosima von Bonin, K. Elley Walker, Elizabeth M. Webb, Jonas Wood, Christopher Wool, and Yesiyu Zhao.

The De la Cruz couple, important collectors in Miami, in front of one of the works they own
The De la Cruz couple, important collectors in Miami since their youth.

Where: De la Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41st St, Miami, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm

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“Alexandre Diop: 2022 Artist-in-Residence”, Rubell Museum

Another family collection, which began more than half a century ago when Don Rubell —then a medical student— and his wife mere —a Head Start teacher—purchased their first work after visiting an artist’s studio and agreeing to a weekly installment payment plan. That happened in 1965, and since then they have amassed one of the largest displays of contemporary art in the world, currently numbering more than 7,200 works. Since 1993 they opened the museum and there is the sample Alexandre Diop: 2022 Artist-in-Residencewhich they prepared for the art week.

The Franco-Senegalese artist, chosen by the Knight Foundation As an artist in residence, she works with thrown away objects to transfigure them into works that spark conversations about culture, gender, and socio-politics. Emigrated to Vienna, Diop grafts his African and European roots into a creative nursery that deals with varied themes such as ancestry and colonialism, the diaspora and historical violence.

Le Mensonge d'État, by Alexandre Diop at the Rubell Museum in Miami
“Le Mensonge d’État”, a work from the show by artist Alexandre Diop at the Rubell Museum.

His exhibition will be open until November 2023 and has a catalog prefaced by Maria Niang.

Other exhibits that could be seen at the Rubell during art week include these artists: Patricia Ayres, Doron Langberg, Jared McGriff, Jo Messer, Clayton Schiff Y Tesfay Urgessa. And, of course, also the public favorites: by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jammie Holmes, Yoshitomo Nara and Sterling Ruby, among others.

Where: Rubell Museum, 1100 NW 23rd St, Miami.

When: Monday 28, 10am-3:00pm; November 29 and 30 and December 1 and 4, 10am-5:30pm; December 2 and 3, 10am-7:30pm.

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“Maroma Photography”, a living gallery of Mexican photography

A young man dives into the water in an image of
Fariba Farshad and Patricia Conde, curators of “Maroma Photography”, will speak at the presentation.

the hotel chain Belmond presents Maroma Photography, a multifaceted exhibition that opens up to the soul of the Riviera Maya. Four prominent photographers honor the natural beauty of the place and its artists: Patricia Lagarde, Ilan Rabchinskey, Javier Hinojosa Y Margot Kalach.

The curators fariba farshad (co-founder and director of Photo London) and patricia count (founder of her gallery in Mexico City) worked together for the first time and will provide a conversation about how they conceived and how they defined the purposes of the exhibition. One of the authors of the exposed images, Rabchinskey, will also participate with them.

Where: 182 NE 39th St, Suite 117, Miami Beach

When: December 1, 5pm-6pm

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Baker’s Brunch at Bakehouse Art Complex

Exhibition of paintings, photos and installations at the Bakers Brunch of Art Week in Miami.
Bakers Brunch at the Bakehouse Art Complex, offers special events for Miami Art Week as well as long-term exhibitions.

Every year, Bakehouse Art Complex offers a special event during Miami Art Week: visits to artists’ studios, indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Their Baker’s Brunch It also allows you to see the facilities of your campus: Temple, Rock, Cloud by Chris Dougnac; New Topographies, by Gabriela Gamboa and Disability, Disrupted, by Gabriela Garcia.

Among the temporary exhibits that can be seen on days of the great art scene around Art Basel Miami Beach, Bakehouse offers Viewpoints: Expressions of an artist communityat Audrey Love Gallery; Fresh Goods for Saleat Swenson Gallery, and Chire “VantaBlack” Regans: A Reflection of the Times in Atrium.

Long-term ones include Chire “VantaBlack” Regans: Say Their Names – A Public Art Memorial Projecton the west exterior façade; Pedro Wazzan: In the Studioin the interior corridors; Philip Lique + Najja Moon: Obscured Publicationsalso in the interior corridors, and Chris Friday + Arsimmer McCoy: Ode to Bakehouseon the north exterior façade.

Where: Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NN 32nd Street, Miami,

When: December 1, 9am-11am

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The work “Pulse Topology”, by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, has 3,000 light bulbs.
“Pulse Topology”, by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, part of the “Pulse Artworks” series, using PPG technology.

“Pulse Topology” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

This immersive biometric work consists of 3,000 suspended light bulbs, each glowing to the beat of a different participant’s heart. As people traverse a series of ridges and valleys of pulsing lights, six sensors detect and record new heartbeats, which replace older ones, creating a memento mori. The technology that enables it photoplethysmography (PPG)uses computer vision algorithms to optically detect the heartbeats of passers-by.

part of the series Press Artworks of Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Press Topology It is the first to be presented in Miami, in the Superblue room. She will remain there until August 2023.

Where: 1101 NW 23rd Street, Miami

When: Monday through Wednesday, 11am-7pm; Thursday and Sunday 10am-7pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-8pm

How much: $36

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“Boil, Toil plus Trouble”, in Art in Common

Boil Toil + Trouble will feature work by more than 30 contemporary artists working in a variety of media. They explore mystical, mythological or spiritual frameworks and practices, all related to water. The selected creators show works dealing with magic, ritual and the role of the witch or medium in contemporary art. The curatorship was Zoe Lukov and the production of Abby Pucker.

A work showing a golden mermaid in a blue sea, part of
“Boil, toil, Trouble” will be exhibited at Art in Common during Miami Art Week.

These are the artists exhibiting in the Art in Common space: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alison Blickle, Ana Mendieta, April Gornik, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Armani Howard, Astrid Terrazas, Bony Ramirez, Bruce Nauman, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Chase Hall, Chelsea Culprit , Dalton Gata, David Hammons, Edgar Arceneaux, Fawn Rogers, Frank Walter, Frantz Zephirin, Guadalupe Maravilla, Henry Chapman, Hiba Schahbaz, James Casebere, Jamilah Sabur, Jean Herard Celeur, Jillian Mayer, Julian Charrière, Lezley Saar, Loni Johnson, Marina Abramović, Maya Lin, Michael Ajerman, Myrlande Constant, Naomi Fisher, Nereida Patricia, Nicole Eisenman, Nicolette Mishkan, Niki De Saint Phalle, Paulo Pjota, Radcliffe Bailey, Ricardo Partida, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Robert Nava, Superflex, Torkwase Dyson, Wangechi Mutu and Yassi Mazandi.

Where: 39 NE 39th Street, Miami,

When: November 29 to December 4, from 12pm-7pm

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