Miami will once again garner the attention of the art world in the forthcoming Art Basel 2018 festivities this first week of December. The multifaceted installment will feature hundreds of leading international galleries setting up booths at the Miami Beach Convention Center alongside remote shows such as VHILS’ solo exhibition at Wynwood Walls, New York Sunshine‘s “Broken Time” exhibition, and Superchief’s takeover of the Juxtapoz Clubhouse. Furthermore, SCOPE art fair will also kick off with HI-FRUCTOSE curating a series of large-scale installations and immersive experiences as well as a “Young Thug As Paintings” show to be displayed inside the venue.
Check out our list of 10 key exhibitions below and let us know if you’re paying a visit.
Unauthorized Banksy Exhibition by British Gallery Owner Steve Lazarides
British gallery owner Steven Lazarides is set to bring his touring “The Art of Banksy” exhibition to the Magic City Innovation District in Miami for Art Basel Week. The unauthorized Banksy show will feature a total of 80 works by the elusive graffiti artist spanning original paintings, sculptures, screenprints, as well as loaned works from private collectors. One of the more notable pieces to be displayed are Lazarides’ own photos of Banksy earlier in his career. The show will commence on December 1 inside the 20,000-square-foot Magic City Innovation Studios. Visit The Banksy Exhibit’s official website to learn more.
Magic City Innovation Studios
6301 NE 4th Ave
Miami, FL 33138
New York Sunshine “Broken Time” Exhibition
New York Sunshine
John Margaritis of New York Sunshine is set to launch an exhibition entitled “Broken Time.” The forthcoming presentation draws inspiration from his childhood and his foray into the art world. The collective will spotlight a body of new works made in collaboration with Stems Gallery of Brussels. “Broken Time” opens December 5 at Miami’s Wynwood district. The show will be open through December 9, 11am-7pm EST.
187 NW 27th St.
Miami, FL 33127
Nike “Makers Studio” Featuring Alex Yanes
Miami-born street artist Alex Yanes is known for his vibrant artworks that draw inspiration from his Cuban roots, Miami, and skateboard culture. For Art Basel 2018, Yanes teamed up with Nike’s “Makers Studio” to present three large-scale art installations on display alongside customizable apparel and sneakers designed by the artist. Accompanying these Nike collaborative pieces is Yanes’ solo exhibition at the Scope Art Fair featuring 17 new works. Nike’s “Makers Studio” will be open to the public during Basel week at Nike’s Lincoln Road location from 10am-10pm EST.
1035 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
“The Invisible Man” at the House of Ruinart
This past August, Seminal Chinese artist Liu Bolin, known as The Invisible Man, made a photo series comprised of eight images that invoke the “invisible imprint of human labor” during a 10 day residence at Maison Ruinart in Reims, France. This body of work was displayed at numerous art fairs across the globe throughout 2018, with the tour set to conclude at Art Basel Miami 2018. At the Miami Beach Convention Center, Ruinart will purvey a custom Champagne gift box designed by Bolin with the graphics inspired by his jackets worn during his body art processes.
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
SCOPE Miami 2018 Immersive Installations, Solo Booths, & More
SCOPE Miami is one of several fairs to launch during Art Basel 2018. The eclectic fair will feature a fresh selection of emerging galleries in its New Contemporary program alongside talks and events. Moreover, Hi-Fructose is celebrating their 14th anniversary this year with a massive art showcase at the fair. The art publication will show works made by Okuda, Hot Tea as well as AJ Fosik. Furthermore, GR Gallery will host a solo exhibition of rising Japanese artist Meguru Yamaguchi alongside artist Hajar Benjida’s “Young Thug As Paintings” exhibit to be on display as well. SCOPE Miami Beach will run through December 5-9.
Miami Beach Pavilion
801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
VHILS Solo Exhibition at Wynwood Walls
Goldman Global Arts enlisted renowned Portuguese artist VHILS to launch the first-ever solo show entitled “Ethereal” at its GGA Gallery space during the forthcoming Art Basel 2018 festivities. Touching upon the organization’s theme of “Beyond Words” this year, the artist will present new carved portraits at in the space located at the heart of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. He will also take over the entire facade of the building. In addition to VHILS, the programming includes nine new installations and murals by celebrated artists such as AShop Crew (Canda), DEIH (Spain), KOBRA (Brazil), Martin Whatson (Norway), Queen Andrea (USA), Ron English (USA), Tomokazu Matsuyama (Japan), VHILS (Portugal) and JonOne (USA).Head over to Wynwood Walls’ official website to learn more about their Art Basel 2018 programming.
2520 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Maddox Gallery to Present Works by Retna, Richard Hambleton & More
Maddox Gallery will operate a booth once again at the Art Miami fair, featuring new works by renowned artists such as Richard Hambleton, David Yarrow, RETNA, Bradley Theodore, and more. “Maddox Gallery will also display select pieces by Harland Miller, best known for his satirical paintings of reimagined Penguin classics,” as per a statement. Maddox Gallery will helm the booth, AM224, at Art Miami starting December 4 up until December 9. Head over to Art Miami’s website to learn more.
The Art Miami Pavilion
NE 14th Street
Miami, FL 33132
Superchief Gallery Takes over the Juxtapoz Clubhouse
Aaron Johnson Art
The bi-coastal Superchief Gallery is set to take over the notorious Juxtapoz Clubhouse located in Downtown Miami with their largest gallery exhibition to date. More precisely, Juxtapoz has given Superchief their own building that will house large-scale sculptures, murals, paintings and photography by over 75 of Superchief’s leading artists such as Aaron Johnson, Anthony Lister, Swoon, Soto Gang, Miss Van, and more. The exhibition will take place from December 5 up until December 9. Head over to Superchief’s website to learn more.
200 E Flagler St,
Miami, FL 33131
ARTECHOUSE Presents Virtual Playground Entitled “XYZT: Abstract Landscapes”
ARTECHOUSE is a groundbreaking, multi-media art space that showcases experiential large-scale installations. The innovative platform will launch a new immersive experience during Art Basel Miami entitled “XYZT: Abstract Landscapes.” The forthcoming installation was made by internationally-acclaimed French contemporary digital artists, Adrien M & Claire B. “The interactive show offers an exploratory physical experience through ten digital landscapes,” as per a statement. Altogether, the exhibition will launch on December 8 with November 23 subscriber previews ahead of Miami Art Week at ARTECHOUSE’s new Miami Beach location. Head over to ARTECHOUSE’s website to learn more.
736 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Art Plug POWER HOUSE Curated by Marcel Katz
Curated by Marcel Katz, the Art Plug POWER HOUSE is located on “a police impound property turned into an adult playground,” as per the curator. The momentous presentation will feature a diverse range of programs as well as a variety of art installations and experiences created by 32 influential artists from across the globe. From the first-ever mechanical bull unicorn in the country to a fake gallery created by visual artist CB Hoyo, this activation has a slew of interesting experiences to offer. The showcase will take place from December 7-8 at the address below.
THE ART PLUG HOUSE
1440 NW 21 St.
Miami, FL 33142