EVENTS SCHEDULE.

  • VIP Preview Tuesday, December 5 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM

    Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, + Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders, Art Basel, Design Miami, Untitled and NADA VIP Cardholders, and Members of the Press

    Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Christie’s International Real Estate, and participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive first view of the highly anticipated Art Miami + CONTEXT Fairs with a cocktail reception sponsored by Christie's International Real Estate and benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

    These must-see events are the first opportunities to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works by emerging, cutting-edge and established artists prior to the fairs’ opening to the public the next day.

  • VIP Preview | Aqua Art Miami Wednesday, December 6 | 3 PM – 10 PM
    The opening of Aqua Art Miami has become the traditional Wednesday destination of influential collectors, connoisseurs and art professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s Vernissage a short walk away. The fun and festive atmosphere encourages many to linger late in the Aqua Hotel’s inviting open spaces and seize the opportunity to purchase captivating works before the fair opens to the public.

  • Christie’s International Real Estate , the world’s leading luxury network will once again be a Main Sponsor of the Fair and will host an interactive booth at Art Miami showcasing top properties from around the world in conjunction with 15 of their top affiliates.

  • JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami , the Official Luxury Hotels of Art Miami will host a special exhibition in conjunction with the fair of emerging and mid-career international talents on display in the hotel lobby.

  • Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) , once again will be the philanthropic benefactor of the VIP Previews for Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami. Pérez Art Museum Miami promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. pamm.org.

  • Artsy.net , is the Official Online Partner of Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami & Aqua Art Miami. Collectors and art enthusiasts can use Artsy to browse exhibitor booths, make sales inquires on available art works, and access fair information online via Artsy.net and the Artsy app for iPhone & iPad. Artsy’s exclusive online previews will launch in advance of the fairs on November with a special first-look for press and VIPs on November 28th and to the public on November 29th.

  • UNLEASHED is a pending 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded by Kara Ross that focuses on job creation platforms for talented female craft artisans in marginalized areas around the world. They shine a spotlight on their talents through media attention in an original content series “CONNECTING THREADS”.

    UNLEASHED brings more awareness to their skills and creates jobs, in turn breaking the poverty cycle. Craft communities and artisans make up 3.5% of the global GDP. This is BIG BUSINESS done on a small scale throughout some of the most impoverished and underserved parts of the world. UNLEASHED will also provide a Microfinance loan to help capital intensive initiatives through KIVA. CONNECTING THREADS will be created by traveling globally and shining a spotlight on female craft artisan collectives to help them reach financial independence and self reliance, by building on their existing strengths and resiliences within their unique cultural contexts, alongside award winning directors and producers.

  • Young At Art Museum will exhibit a multisensory interactive art installation for fairgoers’ children ages 3-13. Children enrolled in the program will enjoy a unique opportunity to experience innovative workshops, performances and interactive artworks all led by cutting edge contemporary artists. For information and pre-registration contact Zack Spechler at ZSpechler@YoungAtArtMuseum.org.

  • Lily Noches Collection - The paintings of Colombian Artist Douglas Mendoza will be the stunning backdrop for the launch of the highly-anticipated new fashion brand - LiLY NOCHES; whose premier Spring Summer 2018 Collection showcases trims based on his exquisite modern abstract paintings. This unique booth is a must-visit with 50% of all sales donated to The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS.

  • DeepSee Project

    Deep See Project Curated by Carol Damian
    At the entrance to the Pavilions

    The Deep See project seeks to leverage the power of art as a means of communication to heighten awareness about climate change, marine safety and conservation, and sea level rise. The installation serves as a platform for artists and organizations dedicated to the sea. Sponsored by the MIART Foundation, Tina Spiro, Edouard Duval-Carrie and Jacek Kolasinksi, three prominent environmentally engaged artists with deep ties to Miami, have joined forces to address the awesome power and fragility of the sea, the origin and necessity of life on earth.

  • Sound Positions

    SOUND POSITIONS in the CONTEXT Pavilion

    The program of CONTEXT Sound Positions started in Miami in 2014, and since them its been a strong platform for the presentation of Sound Art in our fair editions in Miami and New York. For the Miami 6th edition, Sound Positions creates immersive and intimate situations for listening to work by an international selection of emerging and established sound artists. The exhibition will feature individual listening stations dedicated to the work of a solo artist.

  • SCULPTURE POSITIONS in the CONTEXT Pavilion

    Sculpture Positions is a curatorial program that provides the opportunity for exhibitors to present experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture throughout the fair.

  • Donald Ian McCaw - Heron Arts, San Francisco

    in the CONTEXT Pavilion
    Donald Ian McCaw is a Canadian artist who situates his very personal autobiographical paintings in the context of a very impersonal story about a businessman seeking to reinvent the way fine art is made. McCaw plays out the story of Mba Fabrications Inc. at art fairs where he presents outrageous business initiatives with convincing earnestness. As Blake Gopnik wrote in ARTNET News in March 2017,“McCaw has created a trompe-l’oeil vision of our current intersection of science, business, finance and art”.

  • Nadja Verena Marcin - 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York

    in the CONTEXT Pavilion
    Thomas Jaeckel Gallery is pleased to present a performance/installation by German-born artist Nadja Marcin. “OPHELIA” will be an architectural, interdisciplinary performance—presented live and as video sculpture—which evokes questions of anthropocentric attitudes and actions that are resulting in human destruction of the biosphere. The iconic artwork and text that have inspired and will inform this performance, include “Ophelia” (John Everett Millais, 1852), “Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank” (Jeff Koons, 1985), and text from “The Werld” (Daniil Kharms, 1939)

  • Jason Newsted

    “RAWK” by Jason Newsted | Presented by 55Bellechasse | to Benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation in the Art Miami Pavilion

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Jason Newsted presents an international exhibition of his contemporary art entitled “RAWK”. A portion of sales proceeds from the exhibit will generously be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. www.pjcf.org

  • Galleries Association of Korea

    Galleries Association of Korea, as a meeting of nationwide galleries, was founded in 1976 with a sense of duty to the establishment of order in the circulation and to foster a sound art market as well as to promote the understanding and popularization of art and contribute to the global advancement of the culture of art. It was registered as a social organization of the ministry of culture and information in 1979. By being promoted to a corporation in 1991, its social obligation has been strengthened.


    Participating Galleries in the CONTEXT Pavilion:

     

    Baiksong Gallery, CHUNG JARK GALLERY, Gallery Banditrazos, Galerie GAIA, GALLERY JUNG, GALLERY MAC, gallery NoW and NINE Gallery.

     


    Participating Galleries in the Art Miami Pavilion:

     

    Galerie Bhak, Gallery Baton, GALLERY LEE & BAE, KEUMSAN GALLERY, LEEHWAIK GALLERY, PAIK HAE YOUNG GALLERY, PYO Gallery Seoul, Soul Art Space and Wellside Gallery.