Art Basel is returning to Miami Beach this December and we’ve already added a few must-see exhibitions to our bucket list!
Art lovers rejoice! Art Basel is coming back to Miami Beach in December after its 2020 hiatus. The famous annual art festival will be taking place Thursday, December 2, through to Friday, December 5, and will feature tons of innovative and exclusive exhibitions and other events to check out. We’ve already started planning how to make the most out of the four art-packed days. that’s why we’ve put together this list of the best art experiences you should totally check out at Art Basel Miami Beach this winter. Check them out!
1. Artivive’s AR Cocktail Experience, Venezia Hotel
Step into a whole new artistic reality while sipping craft cocktails at Artivive’s exclusive Art Basel experience. Taking place at the Venezia Hotel, this unique experience will have you exploring new dimensions linking traditional and digital art, enhance art with animations and going on a journey through time to discover how some of Art Basel’s striking artworks came to be! Book your tickets here.
2. Bruce Munro: Forest and Field of Light, Pinecrest Gardens
Featuring more than 6,000 fiber-optic illuminated stemmed glass spheres, the mesmerizing large-scale installation Bruce Munro: Forest and Field of Light will be opening during Art Basel on Saturday, December 4, to bring the gardens to life at night with its beautiful, bright colors. The installation, which will cover nearly two acres of Pinecrest Gardens, takes inspiration from the venue’s unique landscape and vegetation.
3. Common Space, Oolite Arts
Breaking the traditional notions of a gallery as a static presentation, Oolite Arts’ Common Space will present a group exhibition featuring 10 renowned artists from Miami, New York and Chicago interacting with its gallery and investigating the concept of space and its various forms. The exhibit opened on Wednesday, October 20, but will be around until January 24, 2022.
4. Tomorrowland, Design District
physical and virtual site-specific installation created by Studio Proba and Enjoy the Weather, Tomorrow Land features a series of playfully designed sculptures, seating, and ornamentation and in addition to these physical components the installation boasts an interactive, virtual game. A dedicated app built around AR technology and proximity beacons will allow visitors to “collect” and digitally customize Studio Proba’s shapes and place their own custom totems throughout the neighborhood—and beyond—for other participants to discover and play with.
5. Shoes + Art, Design District
Matthew Chevallard’s Shoes + Art multifaceted speakeasy retail concept, will invite the public into a forward thinking and design-driven oasis in the heart of one of Miami’s most popular neighborhoods. This new avant garde boutique, will be situated in front of luxury houses Fendi and Louboutin, and will feature Chevallard’s Italian hand-made footwear brands, Blu Scarpa and Concetto Limone all within Chevallard’s art gallery, THE OFFICE. The unique boutique concept will open to the public in time for Miami Art Basel 2021, on November 28 with a solo exhibition by the coveted Mexican American artist, Eduardo Sarabia.
6. Scope International Contemporary Art Show, South Beach
Taking place November 30 through December 4, South Beach’s Scope returns for its 20th edition and will display large-scale installations and host musical performances, panel discussions and daily enterntainment including guided meditations and morning yoga sessions.
7. Chanel pop-up at Jungle Plaza, Design District
The famous French haute couture brand, Chanel, is celebrating 100 years of its no. 5 perfume and it’s bringing the celebration to Miami’s Design District with no less than a pop-up forest and labyrinth!Inspired by the French woods in which Coco Chanel grew up and which later led her to the creation of her iconic no. 5 perfume, immersion artist ‘Es Devlin’ will be creating “Five Echoes,” a massive circular installation surrounded by a lush forest of real trees and plants right smack in the middle of Jungle Plaza. The whimsical sculpture will measure around 100 feet in diameter with walls ranging from 2 to 33 feet high and will also feature sound, light and scent components.
8. Design Miami , South Beach
For it’s 17th edition, Design Miami will explore the theme of Human Kind and how design can change the world for the better through themes of equity and inclusiveness. The show will feature 20 galleries and 16 curio exhibitors inclusive of BIPOC and LGBTQ communities, women, developing nations, displaced populations, disabled bodies and life forms great and small.