ART & CULTURE

What Not to Miss at Miami Art Week 2022

From international conventions to culinary experiences and public interventions, here is our round-up of the best happenings

Miami Art Week 2022 kicks off Nov 29 to Dec 4, with Art Basel as its main attraction
Miami Art Week 2022 kicks off Nov 29 to Dec 4, with Art Basel as its main attraction

By Amulya Hiremath, edited by Hamzeh Alfarahneh on 11.25.22

We can already feel the buzz, where all the roads to art, design, and culture lead to Miami. Art Basel celebrates its 20th anniversary, and Design Miami presents its 18th edition. Set to host one of the world’s largest art and design conventions with many parallel activities, events, parties, panel discussions, and social happenings. With it all happening in less than a week away, we’ve rounded up the unmissable — from street art to immersive audio-visual installations and culinary journeys.

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ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Yika Shonibare's installation at last year's Art Basel Miami, titled 'Moving Up'
Yika Shonibare's installation at last year's Art Basel Miami, titled 'Moving Up'

By far one of the most recognizable global art fairs, from Basel in Switzerland to Hong Kong and Miami Beach. Since its conception in 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach has served as a dynamic platform uniquely bridging the art scenes of North and South America, Europe, and beyond. Its 20th anniversary this year marks the biggest edition of the fair yet, featuring 282 exhibitors from 38 countries and territories, along with 20 large-scale projects, 29 curated installations, and nine panels with 35 of the most renowned speakers and art practitioners.

Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec 1 – 3, 2022
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL
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DESIGN MIAMI/

Southern Guild's booth at last years Design Miami/ was awarded 'Best Gallery' by the organizers
Southern Guild's booth at last years Design Miami/ was awarded 'Best Gallery' by the organizers
Ian Alistair Cochran's installation at Tuleste Factory's booth at Design Miami
Ian Alistair Cochran's installation at Tuleste Factory's booth at Design Miami

The 18th edition of the flagship design fair addresses the theme ‘The Golden Age: Looking to the Future.’ Conceptualized by Design Miami curatorial director Maria Cristina Didero. Taking place in Pride Park opposite the Art Basel Miami Beach, the global forum for design offers vibrant, diverse, and thought-provoking responses and speculates how design and innovation might lead us to a better, more harmonious, and more sustainable collective future.

We look forward to exploring the displays of Chelsea-based Tuleste Factory, which is returning to the fair with a presentation titled ‘Through and Through,’ and South African design gallery Southen Guild which won last year’s best gallery by the organizers.   

Design Miami/
Nov 29 – Dec 4, 2022
Convention Center Drive & 19th Street, Miami Beach, FL
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UNTITLED ART FAIR

Taking inspiration from the nest of a satin Bower bird, 'Crossing to the Unlimited Ocean' is a unique outdoor art installation by artist Katja Loher that serves as the walkway to the Untitled Art Fair
Taking inspiration from the nest of a satin Bower bird, 'Crossing to the Unlimited Ocean' is a unique outdoor art installation by artist Katja Loher that serves as the walkway to the Untitled Art Fair
An installation from last year's Untitled Art Fair
An installation from last year's Untitled Art Fair
Suzy Kellems Dominik, 'I Survived You,' 2020-2021. Photo courtesy of Hayworth
Suzy Kellems Dominik, 'I Survived You,' 2020-2021. Photo courtesy of Hayworth

Taking art right onto the shores of Miami beach, Untitled Art Fair is an independent, inclusive platform with a mission to support the broader art ecosystem. In its 11th year, it champions contemporary art and prioritizes collaboration, with participants selected for their curatorial integrity and international reach. They also accommodate galleries from outside mainstream art hubs and support emerging artists, young galleries, and not-for-profits through their unique programs, using their platform to amplify underrepresented voices. The fair works closely with the City of Miami Beach to ensure a zero-waste presentation, reusing its custom-designed tent for each edition and donating furniture to local schools.

Visitors will have the chance to interact with artist Katja Loher’s installation, which serves as the walkway to Untitled Art Fair. ‘Crossing to the Unlimited Ocean’ takes inspiration from Bower birds, a species native to Australia and New Guinea, known for its whimsical and elaborate nests, built by males during courting. 

Untitled Art Fair
Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2022
12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
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PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI: 8×5: ARTISTS & JUSTICE

Visitors interacting with Carlos Cruz-Diez' in 'Chromosaturation' at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Visitors interacting with Carlos Cruz-Diez' in 'Chromosaturation' at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Carlos Cruz-Diez in 'Chromosaturation,' installation view
Carlos Cruz-Diez in 'Chromosaturation,' installation view

Miami’s iconic art museum teams up with Art at a Time Like This, a non-profit, to host a panel discussion titled ‘8×5: Artists & Justice.’ The five-person panel, comprising thought leaders and artists, will discuss mass incarceration and inequalities in the justice system. Participating voices include Russell Craig, Chire Regans, Reginald O’Neal, and Exchange for Change director Kathie Klarreich, moderated by Barbara Pollack, co-founder and co-director of Art at a Time Like This. The discussion will also touch upon the organization’s public art project 8X5, named for the size of an average prison cell, displayed throughout the city during Miami Art Week. In collaboration with For Freedoms, the project presents formally incarcerated artists or artists affected by the justice system alongside renowned artists and local Miami artists.

Pérez Art Museum Miami
Dec 3 2022
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
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MULTI FAITH PRAYER ROOM

A Concept of Brandt Brauer Frick's 'Multi Faith Prayer Room'
A Concept of Brandt Brauer Frick's 'Multi Faith Prayer Room'

The Robot Heart Foundation, in collaboration with Brandt Brauer Frick, brings its inaugural show to Miami Art Week, the first iteration of their project, ‘Multi Faith Prayer Room.’ An audio-visual, immersive space, it provides an insight into the momentary state of the human mind in 2022. A collection of 120 voices, the 30-minute dynamic installation manifests a positive, liveable future, with people talking about faith and rituals and openly expressing their fears, thoughts, and visions without prejudice. 

Multi Faith Prayer Room
Dec 1 – 4, 2022
59 NW 36th St, Miami, Florida 33127
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AEROBANQUETS RMX

An all-senses involving art experience created by Mattia Casalegno, aka Aerobanquets RMX, presented at Superblue and Meta Open Arts. The mixed-reality art and culinary experience are inspired by F. T. Marinetti’s ‘The Futurist Cookbook,’ a 1932 collection of surreal recipes full of optimistic and utopian proclamations about the future of dining. Guests will embark on a journey narrated by top chef Gail Simmons that brings art and food into a new dimension through VR headsets. The menu is created by Chintan Pandya, and the audio tracks are by Martux_M.

Aerobanquets RMX
Nov 28 – Dec 4 2022
Superblue Miami, 1101 NW 23 Street, Miami, FL 33127
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WYNWOOD WALLS: RUN IT BACK KAI TAKEOVER

Installation by KAI at Wynwood Walls
Installation by KAI at Wynwood Walls

An outdoor museum that has brought the world’s artists to Miami streets, Wynwood Walls. To celebrate its 12th year, the museum unveiled extraordinary works curated around the notion of ‘Future Starts Now.’ Plus, artist KAI installation “Endless Possibilities” returns to the Walls to celebrate its first anniversary on December 1. In addition, Wynwood Walls has organized live artist interaction, including exclusive merch and limited-edition screen-printed sweatshirts that are up for grabs. The takeover is a guaranteed fan favorite. 

Wynwood Walls
Dec 1 2022
2516 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
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THE CONFIDANTE MIAMI BEACH: THE MISSING LINK

Artist Rigo, will participant in ‘The Missing Link’ at The Confidante Miami Beach
Artist Rigo, will participant in ‘The Missing Link’ at The Confidante Miami Beach
Art by Mutavision
Art by Mutavision

On November 29th, Miami’s iconic oceanfront oasis, The Confidante, will join in on the art with an exciting Miami Art Week with artists Rigo Leon, Muta Santiago, and Funqest. The showcase — which will include entertainment and cocktails — is titled ‘The Missing Link.’ The artistic process of each artist will be encapsulated inside 6ft x 6ft plexiglass boxes where visitors can witness the artist at work.  

The Confidante Miami Beach
Nov 29 2022
4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE

Artist Derrick Adams, at a public art installation of his
Artist Derrick Adams, at a public art installation of his

In collaboration with champagne brand Armand de Brignac, Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist Derrick Adams is hosting a ‘Sip and Paint’ gathering at Soho Beach House Miami on Nov 29. Highlighting Adams’ celebration of everyday life and leisure rituals, the Sip and Paint will feature an original artwork printed on a specially designed bottle, serving as a canvas for an intimate group of guests to fill in.

 The two-day collaboration also has a Soho House members-only intimate conversation on Nov 28 at 10 am titled, ‘Stronger Together: Derrick Adams in Conversation with curator Tiffany Auttriana Ward, founder of Mare Projects, and Thomas James, Executive Director of The Resort Artist Retreat.’ It will focus on the intersection of artist advocacy, creative community, and activism, highlighting Adams’ passion for and ongoing efforts to support other creators better.

 

Soho Beach House Miami
Nov 28-29 2022
4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
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PRETTY PITY BY ALICJA KWADE

Danish artist group SUPERFLEX was commissioned to reimagine the façade of ARCA Wynwood’s showroom, a site of ongoing artistic collaboration
Danish artist group SUPERFLEX was commissioned to reimagine the façade of ARCA Wynwood’s showroom, a site of ongoing artistic collaboration

A comment on global warming and consumerism, renowned Polish-German contemporary visual artist Alicja Kwade presents her artwork ‘Pretty Pity,’ in collaboration with ARCA, a global purveyor of natural stone, tiles and wood. The installation features four sturdy and beautiful spherical layers of billion-year-old stone, sourced from the ARCA catalog, shaped into the silhouette of ice cream scoops melting away on the burning Miami asphalt. Located on the front façade of ARCA’s showroom in Wynwood, the installation opens Nov 29 at 8 pm. 

ARCA Wynwood
Nov 29 2022
2a 260 NW 27th Street, Wynwood, Miami, FL
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BETA FISH

BEACHES-exteior

GOOD TO KNOW.FYI, a curatorial collective founded by Alex Valls and co-founder Julianna Vezzetti focused on creating site-responsive exhibitions in unique satellite locations, brings its charm to a Miami Beach dive bar this Art Week. Presented in collaboration with DaataBETA FISH is an unusual art experience. Replacing television screens typically used for watching sports at the bar with video artworks, the exhibition explores themes common to the social and environmental landscape of beaches. The art comes from Daata’s extensive archive, including works by George Barber, Helen Benigson, Keiken, Michael Manning, Zoe Marden, Tuomas A. Laitinen, among many others.

Beaches Bar and Grill
Nov 30 – Dec 4 2022
4299 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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