Dont’ Miss: Art Basel 2013

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 2 - 2013

artbBy: Maryanne Salvat and Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Art Basel Miami

Art Basel will take over South Florida from December 5 through 8 for its 12th season. Ranked as one of the most influential art events in the world, this year’s five day run will feature close to 300 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa and will showcase works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.  In addition to the actual show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, art museums throughout South Florida, satellite art fairs, and events for and by curators provide the perfect forum for experiencing art and design.

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Design Miami


On December 4 through December 8, Design Miami will be showcasing 37 galleries in Miami Beach, Meridian Avenue & 19th Street. Each year, the fair brings together the most influential crowds from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. For more information, visit


SCOPE Miami Beach


SCOPE Miami Beach will feature a wide range of curated projects, sponsor programs and Platinum VIP tours as well as 100 International Exhibitors and 15 Breeder Program galleries. SCOPE Miami Beach opens on Monday, December 2, with its exclusive Platinum VIP Gala, continuing Tuesday, December 3, to welcome VIPs and Press at its First View benefit, and will open to the general public from December 4 – 8.  For the second year in a row, SCOPE, the preeminent launching pad for emerging contemporary art, continues its collaboration with VH1, which through its own “You Oughta Know” initiative has helped launch some of music’s hottest artists. This year, SCOPE and VH1 are teaming up to host ART + MUSIC + BEACH to celebrate the convergence of the music and art worlds in a series of curatorial on-air, online and on-site collaborations at SCOPE’s new location in the heart of South Beach, Miami. The VH1 Indoor Lounge within the SCOPE pavilion will expose SCOPE Miami Beach attendees to a series of activations designed to celebrate the crossover between art and music, and will be open to all for the duration of the event from December 3-8, 2013.



Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project


Ten of the nation¹s top emerging contemporary artists are headed to SCOPE to showcase their work in a group show after being chosen as winners in a nationwide series of competitive gallery showcases. Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project paired emerging artists in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York and Atlanta with local venue owners to create custom and functional pieces of art which are now on permanent display in some of the hottest bars, lounges and restaurants in each city. Artists were handpicked and given a one-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull cooler into an inspired work of art. The show is located at 1000 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.

For additional information, visit The show will be open from December 4 – 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Miami Independent Thinkers at SCOPE

Sara Read, Heather Read, Laraine Hart and Kerry McLaney (305 Creative Group) present Miami’s Independent Thinkers ART BASEL 2013, a collaborative multimedia art exhibition showcasing Miami’s premiere, emerging and young artists. To be held at SCOPE Miami Beach BOOTH K 01 (1000 Ocean Drive Miami Beach), its new location on the sands of Miami Beach. The 7-day fair aims to feature local artists working across a range of media – painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, animators, writers, musicians, muralists, performance and new media artists. The fair will run from December 2nd-8th during Art Basel. For the complete schedule, tickets and hours, visit: or


PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading US art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Through its annual editions in Miami and New York, PULSE provides a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. The fair’s distinctive commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes PULSE unique among art fairs and creates an art market experience that is both dynamic and inviting.The Fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by the Committee to present solo project booths exhibiting emerging work created in the past two years.  One artist featured in the IMPULSE section is awarded the PULSE Prize, which is a cash grant given to the winner artist to help further his career.In addition, PULSE develops original cultural programming with a series of large-scale installations, its PULSE Play> video lounge, and the PULSE Performance events. PULSE supports numerous nonprofit art organizations and schools.  This year’s fair runs from December 5-8 and takes place at the Ice Palace Studios:  1400 North Miami Avenue.  For more information, visit:


Red Dot

Red Dot Miami will host an opening reception on December 3, offer a unique selection of approximately 60 galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, photography and fine-art objects.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Million Trees Miami.  Million Trees Miami Campaign is a Community-wide effort to plant 1 million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a 30% tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County. Million Trees Miami has partnered with the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve parks and green space. Red Dot is proud to support such a great cause. Red Dot takes place in Midtown Miami, 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 31st Street, from December 3-8.  For more information, visit: or call 917.273.8621.


Art Miami


On December 3 Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week with the highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview.  World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 125 international art galleries.





CONTEXT, the sister fair to Art Miami, is committed to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. The 70 international galleries vetted by the CONTEXT Selection Committee will exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and/or curated projects. Now in its second year, the fair will take place in a standalone 45,000-square-foot pavilion directly adjacent to the Art Miami Pavilion joined by an outdoor café, lounge and curated outdoor art exhibition.

A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.  For more information visit:


ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House


ELLE DECOR presents the acclaimed ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House. The magazine will pair top designers, selected by its editorial team, with prominent lifestyle brands to transform an expansive tropical-modern, waterfront estate on Miami Beach’s exclusive Sunset Island II. The ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House will be open to the public while also serving as a venue for a series of private events. Proceeds from the show house will benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. For location and ticketing information, please visit





The boutique by Harpers BAZAAR will take over the Soho Beach House library and private dining room, transforming them into a chic, editorially-inspired salon space offering luxury fashion and beauty experiences. With personalized shopping consultations with BAZAAR editors and fashion and accessories from retail partner Curve Boutique, the store will feature brands including Acne*, Proenza Schouler, and Dion Lee. Special pieces from John Hardy, MCM, MICHELE Watches, and Swarovski will also be available, and French fashion brand Sandro will debut select pieces from their Spring 2014 collection in advance of their first freestanding Florida boutique openings at Aventura Mall in Miami and on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. The boutique will also include exclusive offerings from jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher with proceeds benefiting Free Arts NYC, a nonprofit organization that provides underserved children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs. Guests will be invited to rejuvenate themselves with evian® in Limited Edition bottles by ELIE SAAB and Gevalia Coffee.  The boutique will be open to the public on Tuesday, December 3, through Thursday December 5. For open hours or to  RSVP contact



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