Miami Art Fairs: Santa Fe Galleries Join In

It’s time for the annual migration to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach, its ever-expanding roster of satellite fairs and pop-up exhibitions, and the impossible schedule of parties and performances all week long (December 1–7, 2014).

New Mexico galleries will participate in Miami Project and Art Miami this year:

Levy Gallery
Setting up the booth at Richard Levy Miami Project, Monday December 1, 2014

December 2 – 7, 2014

Miami Project
Richard Levy Gallery
Booth 617 | Albuquerque, NM

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Art Miami
William Shearburn Gallery
Booth B26 | Santa Fe, NM

Yares Art Projects
Booth C6 | Santa Fe, NM

Joan Mitchell, Milton Avery, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland


Art Fairs

  • Art Basel Miami Beach (1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida) — The big kahuna keeps getting bigger; this year’s edition of Miami’s marquee fair boasts a terrifying lineup of nearly 300 galleries. An especially noteworthy addition this year is the art historically inclined “Survey” sector, whose debut edition includes 13 exhibitions looking at artists and movements that rose to prominence in the second half of the 20th century, including the Brazilian painter Alfredo Volpi and the conceptual artist Michelle Stuart. And when you feel your retinas starting to detach from an abundance of visual stimuli, take a stroll over to the fair’s outdoor sculpture garden in Collins Park. (VIP preview: December 3, 11 am–8 pm)
  • Aqua Art Miami (1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) — Now in its 10th year, Aqua once again takes up residence in the rooms surrounding the Aqua Hotel courtyard. In addition to the low-pressure setting, the satellite fair boasts one of the week’s most eclectic exhibitor lists, which includes Artêria from Quebec and Galerie 103 from the island of Kauai in Hawaii. (VIP preview: December 3, 3–10 pm)
  • Art Miami (3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami) — With its 125 participating galleries, this 25-year-old fair is one of the biggest among ABMB’s satellites. Distinguishing features of this year’s Art Miami include a focus on artists and galleries from Berlin organized in partnership with the Galleries Association of Berlin and a group exhibition of site-specific installations around the theme of value located in the fair’s bustling passageways (which link it to its sister fair, Context). (VIP preview: December 2, 5:30–10 pm)
  • Concept Art Fair (100 Chopin Plaza, Miami) — This tiny fair (only 16 exhibitors) has a valid excuse: It takes place on a megayacht. The SeaFair Mega Yacht, to be exact, which is moored in Biscayune Bay at Bayfront Park and will host the week’s only art fair devoted to showing and selling secondary market works. The SeaFair will also host the premiere of “Pull of the Moon,” the video work made by Navajo artist Bert Benally and the Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei, in its “projection dome.” (VIP preview: December 2, 6–7:30 pm)
  • Context Art Miami (2901 NE 1st Avenue, Miami) — From the folks also bringing you Art Miami and Aqua, Context prides itself on its tight curation — this year’s curatorial committee includes Alberto Magnan and Dara Metz, of New York gallery Magnan Metz, and Mexico City dealer Enrique Guerrero, among others. The lineup of 80 galleries they’ve picked is an agreeably offbeat and international bunch, such as ten472 Contemporary Art from Nevada City and Da Xiang Art Space from Taichung, Taiwan. And if you need your Banksy fix for the week, stop by the Bankrobber booth to check out “Art Buff,” which was promptly excavated and flown across the pond after the secretive street artist painted it on a wall in Folkestone in September. (VIP preview: December 2, 5:30–10 pm)
  • Design Miami (Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach) — Far from merely providing the modernist couch to match the massive painting you just bought across the street at ABMB, this fair’s 35 exhibitors aim to showcase the very best in modern and contemporary design, including new commissions created expressly for the occasion and an immersive “Curio” section in which dealers, curators, and designers curate total environments marrying art, furniture, decorative elements, and functional objects. (VIP preview: December 2, 12–8 pm)
  • Ink Miami Art Fair (1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) — As its name suggests, this small but underrated fair housed in the Suites of Dorchester hotel and sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association focuses exclusively on works on paper. Its intimate setting and (comparatively) small-scale works are a welcome antidote to the bigger-is-better attitude that prevails at most of the week’s other fairs. (Preview breakfast: December 3, 9–11 am)
  • Mana Miami (318 NW 23rd Street, Miami) — As self-storage mogul Moishe Mana’s art empire continues to expand, he’s launching a fair at his Miami hub with a lineup of three exhibitions: “Mana Monumental,” featuring, you guessed it, big art by boldfaced names like Julian Schnabel, and David Salle; a show of prints produced by Gary Lichtenstein Editions (a Mana tenant in Jersey City) for the likes of Jessica Stockholder, Marina Abramović, and others; and, most intriguingly, a show curated by Osvaldo Romberg featuring 23 Latin American artists who subvert the rules of geometry in their abstract works. (VIP preview: December 2, 5:30–10 pm)
  • Miami Project (110 NE 36th Street, Miami) — With 69 galleries hailing from both coasts of the US and a few points in between, one thing that sets Miami Project apart from other satellite fairs is Andy Diaz Hope and Jon Bernson’s “Beautification Machine,” an interactive installation that will, according to fair, “neutralize the bile and fear spewed forth daily over the networks and transform polarizing media sources into vehicles of contemplation and peace.” By Friday, we will all be dying for some contemplation and peace. (VIP preview: December 2, 5:30–10 pm)
  • NADA Miami Beach (6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) — The New Art Dealers Association returns to the Deauville Beach Resort for their 11th outing in Miami with its usual mix of internationally revered nonprofits — Independent Curators International, Whitechapel Gallery, SculptureCenter, White Columns, etc. — and hip, mostly Lower East Side galleries, among them Rachel Uffner, On Stellar Rays, Invisible-Exports, and Nicelle Beauchene. (VIP preview: December 4, 10 am–2 pm)
  • Newd Art Show (2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach) — The upstart Brooklyn art fair is putting a decidedly Bushwick spin on the hotel fair trend for its Floridian debut, taking over part of the Freehand Miami hostel with a three-hour exhibition on Wednesday evening pairing Brooklyn’s SIGNAL with Los Angeles’s Metro PCS. (December 3, 6–9 pm)
  • Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) — A standby of the satellite circuit, Pulse has relocated to Indian Beach Park this year with 71 galleries and its trademark lineup of special projects, emerging gallery showcases, informal roundtable discussions, and artists competing for the coveted Pulse Prize. (Private preview brunch: December 4, 9 am–1 pm)
  • Scope (1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach) — We could tell you all sorts of things about Scope this year — its massive list of exhibitors, its successful Breeder Program for supporting young galleries, its focus on Korean galleries — but all you really need to know is that hip-hop producer extraordinaire and collector Swizz Beatz is curating an exhibition at the fair. (Platinum VIP Preview: December 2, 12–4pm; VIP preview: December 2, 4–8 pm)
  • Select Contemporary Art Fair (7200-7300 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) — Though we’re excited about Select’s showcases of works by Swoon and Rashaad Newsome, one of the entries listed under “Special Projects” on their website has us perplexed, a little project space from Germany called “Lufthansa First Class Experience.” (VIP preview: December 2, 4–8 pm)
  • Untitled (Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach) — With 96 galleries in its revamped waterfront tent, Untitled’s third edition is its biggest to date. Among the special projects at the fair, the most enticing look to be an interactive installation piece titled “Solar Helix” by the duo MSHR (Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper) and a totemic, sci-fi sculpture by Julia Kunin. There will also be new push-pin sculptures by Paul Ramírez Jonas and a new photo by Ryan McGinley, if that’s the type of thing you’re into. (VIP preview: December 2, 3–7 pm)