Aventura Magazine December 2021

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Clockwise from above: Scene from Art Miami; World as Flow, Saint Clair Cemin, Waterhouse & Dodd, Art Miami; Physichromie 2575, Carlos Cruz Diez, Galeries Bartoux, Art Miami. Opposite page, from left: Rasta Band NYC, Dindga McCannon, Fridman Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach; work from “My Name is Maryan” collection by Polish-born artist Maryan at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

invigorated the art scene throughout South Florida, helping to bolster Wynwood and the Design District. Nearly two decades later, Art Basel has spawned the more broader Art Week, with events and shows spread across the region. Art Week is perhaps Miami’s most significant cultural event, and despite a necessary cancellation last year, it returns

for what organizers hope is the kind of comeback we saw way back when it all began. The lineup can be overwhelming, but we’ve boiled it down to the must-attend fairs and can’t-miss highlights at Art Week 2021.

Art Basel

The single biggest show during Art Week returns with slightly curtailed public participation. Art Basel reportedly adds a halfbillion to the local economy, but perhaps more significantly, it has led to satellite fairs, nighttime events, and shows throughout South Florida. For the main Art Basel event at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the public will gain access December 2-4, while private exhibitions will open November 29 through December 1. Those entering must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test and wear a mask. For those not ready to return to in-person events, Art Basel will also offer an online viewing room and livestreamed conversations, among other programming, as part of the digital initiative Art Basel Live. The event itself will boast more than 250 participating galleries spread across its sectors, including the return of the Meridians sector featuring large-scale works curated by Magalí Arriola of Museo Tamayo. (artbasel.com/miami-beach)

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