Thirsty Guide to Art Basel Miami 2022

Art Basel Miami Beach, the favored annual meeting place for the international art world, is held in the first week of December and draws celebrities, cultural icons as well as art lovers from all over the world. If you’re wondering where to look for art investments, this is the place. The debut of the Swiss-based Art Basel’s North American outpost on Miami Beach, in December of 2002, elevated the Magic City’s status from an international playground to a global cultural destination –and playground.

Officially, the 19th edition of Art Basel Miami takes over at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 1st through 3rd. However, Art Miami Week gets an earlier start on Monday November 28th, and spreads across the Beach and the city of Miami. The Magic City will host specially curated programs, exclusive special events, late-night parties as well as cutting-edge art from artists and galleries from around the globe. 

We’ve put together a few of the best satellite art shows and special events for thirsty art-lovers “Basel-ing” during Art Miami Week.

ART

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2022

Miami Beach, the Swiss-based Art Basel’s North American outpost, hosts the winter edition of the internationally renowned art fair. Like the original Basel and the newer Art Basel cities – Hong Kong and Paris, it connects collectors, galleries, art enthusiasts with events staged by museums and private collections from across countries and continents

ICA MIAMI OPENING NIGHT: Art Basel Miami Beach 2022 

Presented by W Magazine, this opening reception also features the first U.S. solo museum exhibition for Michel Majerus as well as ground floor presentations. Don’t miss New York–based artist and architect Suchi Reddy’s Shaped by Air installation in their sculpture garden.

ICA Miami Opening Night Event Details

Open to all members of ICA Miami, Art Basel First Choice or Preview VIP Card and VIP Cardholders of all art fairs. RSVP at: 

https://icamiami.org/calendar/ica-miami-opening-night-miami-art-week-2022-presented-by-w-magazine/

Date + Time: Monday, November 28, from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location:  Institute of Contemporary Art, 61 NE 41st Street, Miami – DESIGN DISTRICT

ART BASEL 2022 DETAILS

Thursday, December 1, through Saturday, December 3, at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach – SOUTH BEACH

artbasel.com/miami-beach

DESIGN MIAMI

Regarding design as collection-worthy as art, Design Miami’s biannual event features selling-exhibitions of museum-quality 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting, and objets d’art from the world’s top galleries. 

This year’s Collectors Lounge, presented by AIG Private Client Group,  promises to be a chic hideaway for all those lucky attendees with VIP credentials. Champagne glasses will be filled with Perrier-Jouët in the lounge furnished with  Bradley L Bower’s prized paper light sculptures and classic furniture designs from B&B Italia—such as Mario Bellini’s 1970s-era Camaleonda sofas and Le Bambole armchairs.

DESIGN MIAMI DETAILS

Wednesday, November 30, through Sunday, December 4, at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach – SOUTH BEACH

designmiami.com

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2022

The SCOPE pavilion comprises the Main and VIP stages as well as an atrium. Each will host daily programming, such as morning yoga, afternoon talks and music performances in the evening. The New Contemporary, an experiential multidisciplinary program, is SCOPE’s flagship activation, and located in the Atrium. You will also find a variety of lounges, which include:

GREY GOOSE® Vodka Lounge at SCOPE is a whimsical French garden, inspired by the country home of Grey Goose – Le Logis, created on the sands of South Beach. The main bar will showcase martinis, while the Bar Bleu serves craft cocktails by local Miami bartenders to the sunset sounds from DJ Rita Rayol

The Observation Lounge, hosted by the NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE, offers breathtaking views of Miami Beach that can be enjoyed while sipping coffee, mocktails or handcrafted cocktails.

DELILAH DAY LOUNGE is an elegant, modern-day supper club with a roaring ‘20s  aesthetic, sponsored by El Silencio Mezcal, where guests can dine on refined American fare as well as  enjoy lounge style bottle service. 

A luxe entertainment space, BOOTSY BELLOWS is a residential-like haven that mirrors Frank Sinatra’s 1940s Palm Springs home. From the pink banquettes to the lush greenery, the venue breaks the mold on traditional nightclub aesthetics.  This adult playground will feature a variety of live entertainment, including DJs, music performances, and puppets. 

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2022 DETAILS

Wednesday, November 30, through Sunday, December 4 at 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach  – ART DECO DISTRICT

scope-art.com

 

SPECTRUM MIAMI / RED DOT MIAMI 2022

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to Mana Wynwood to offer a “Two Fairs Under One Roof” experience. The fairs will cover more than 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition, all within walking distance of Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars, and retail boutiques.

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW

Scope out all of your favorites and chat with the gallery owners and artists, while sipping Pommery Champagne and craft cocktails from Empress 1908 Gin.

Event Date + Time: Wednesday, November 30, from 6pm through 9pm

SPECTRUM MIAMI / RED DOT MIAMI 2022 DETAILS

Wednesday. December 1, through Sunday, December 4, at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 2217 NW 5th Avenue, Miami – WYNWOOD

redwoodartgroup.com/red-dot-miami

 

ARCA WYNWOOD

Encased in a colorful ceramic tile façade/art installation, Arca Wynwood serves as a gallery-like design center with a collection of showrooms featuring premier natural stone, ceramic, tile, and wood as well as  technological materials. For Miami Art Week, the Wynwood-based ARCA will debut two installations, NUDO from Kelly Wearstler -marble works inspired by the craft of weaving, and Alicja Kwade’s PRETTY PITY, a monumental installation- four spherical layers of billion-year-old stone shaped into the silhouette of melting ice cream scoops. 

Location: 260 NW 27th Street, Miami – WYNWOOD

 

EVENTS

ALMA SALGADA EXHIBITION PREVIEW

An evening filled with mural art, cocktails, music, and passed hors d’oeuvres at W’s signature restaurant ADDiKT Modern Kitchen located on the 15th floor of the W Miami hotel.

Date + Time: Monday, November 28,  from 7pm through 9pm
Location:  ADDiKT Modern Kitchen at W Miami, 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami

RESY + AMERICAN EXPRESS DESIGN DISTRICT POP-UP

An exclusive dinner series with Massimo Bottura (Chef Patron of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy), Missy Robbins (Chef and Owner of Lilia in Brooklyn, NY) and Mashama Bailey (Chef and Co-Owner of The Grey in Savannah, GA). Each dinner is an intimate, four-hour experience that will include canapes and cocktails offered upon arrival, followed by a multi-course seated dinner and wine pairing. Each dinner also includes a signed cookbook from the dinner’s chef and complimentary valet parking.

RESY + AMERICAN EXPRESS DESIGN DISTRICT POP-UP DETAILS

$350 per ticket. Reservations are available only for parties of two or four. Please note that all seating will be communal.  RESY Link: https://blog.resy.com/2022/10/miami-dining-series/

Location:  Paradise Plaza Event Space, 151 NE 41st Street, 3rd Floor, Miami

DINNER WITH MASSIMO BOTTURA
Date + Time: Tuesday, November 29, 6pm through 10pm. Sold Out.

DINNER WITH MISSY ROBBINS
Date + Times: Thursday, December 1; with two seating times; 5:30pm or 9pm.

DINNER WITH MASHAMA BAILEY
Date + Times: Friday, December 2; with two seating times; 5:30pm or 9pm. 

DESIGN MIAMI LUNCHEON WITH GARANCE VALLÉE

Maison Perrier-Jouët celebrates its collaboration with the French artist, architect and designer Garance Vallée, and the unveiling of his ‘Planted Air’ at Design Miami, with a special luncheon.

Date: Wednesday, November 30. By invite only.
Location: Casa Tua, 1700 James Ave, Miami Beach

RESY + AMERICAN EXPRESS GALLERY DAY 

American visual artist Phillip K. Smith III will debut Garden of Reflections, a special site-specific art installation, with bites curated by renowned Israeli chef, Michael Solomonov.

Date + Time: Wednesday, November 30. Free to attend with Resy reservation
Location:  Paradise Plaza Event Space, 151 NE 41st Street, 3rd Floor, Miami

GIORGIO ARMANI LOVE

The iconic fashion house is launching a new project – LOVE, which combines fashion, art and technology. Love themed works by Italian artist Marcantonio will also be on display.

Date: Tuesday, November 29. By invite only.
Location: Giorgio Armani Boutique, Miami Design District

DISCO THEMED BASEL PARTY

To celebrate Miami Art Week, Sweet Liberty and Absolut Vodka will be hosting a disco themed Art Basel party with Absolut Vodka art displayed throughout, a live DJ, and a satellite Cosmo Bar serving disco era drinks, like Lemon Drops and Porn Star Martinis. 

Date: Wednesday, November 30; from 9pm through 1am. Free.
Location:  Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co.,237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach

A TASTE OF ART

An immersive, alcohol-infused exhibit taking place at Mandarin Oriental, Miami with artist John Collingwood, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and Aubi & Ramsa -a unique selection of boozy ice creams and sorbets made with premium alcohol and ingredients and produced in small batches.  Visitors will indulge in a unique multi-sensory experience intended to showcase the intricate, creative elements that constitute the perfect cocktail, dish and artwork. 

Using ratio algorithms, Collingwood paints cocktails in geometrical shapes and forms including four paintings inspired by his love of classic gin-based cocktails: the Dry Martini; Negroni; Clover Club; French 75 and The Martinez.  

A precursor to the Martini, the luxury hotel’s Martinez is shaken with Drumshambo Gunpowder Irish Gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, bitters and blood orange juice.  

Collingwood’s 17 paintings will be prominently displayed throughout the luxury property, including the hotel’s popular MO Bar + Lounge; its award-winning Peruvian restaurant, La Mar by Gastón Acurio; and along the sleek walls of the hotel lobby and a special gallery area — with each artwork inspiring one-of-a-kind tasting experiences.

A TASTE OF ART EVENT DETAILS

Dates: Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4
Location:  Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami

ART AFTER DARK AT COTE MIAMI

Global Dining Access members can book tables at KOREAN STEAKHOUSE™ COTE Miami and view world-class art from private collections. Pieces not typically shown in public will be on display at COTE in partnership with Artline, a public art project consulting firm based in New York City. 

Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the collectors and their vision and personal stories while indulging in a specially curated Art Basel menu, featuring Basel Feast of USDA Prime & American Wagyu Beef select cuts with Omakase accompaniments as well as caviar service.

Enjoy the evening sipping on their Proper Martini or the One World, One Love –  a fresh tropical twist on the classic Junglebird; shaken with 20 Ten to One Dark, Havana Club Anejo, Smith & Cross, Campari, Pineapple, and Lime.  

ART AFTER DARK EVENT DETAILS

Dates: Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 9
Location: COTE Miami, 3900 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

SPRAYGROUND ART BASEL COLLECTION LAUNCH PARTY

In partnership with EXIT ART by Florian Reinhardt and in collaboration with Rolls Royce, the designer travel gear brand’s new collection-handbag style, duffle bag, and backpack, features Reinhardt’s signature eye-catching snapshots of exit signs – paired with Sprayground’s iconic and collectible art-piece – the Shark Mouth design.

Date: Thursday, December 1. By invite only.
Location: Rudolf Budja Gallery,  1330 18th Street, Miami Beach

HIGH TEA GARDEN PARTY

Barton G’s outdoor garden space in Miami Beach is transformed into a whimsical oasis featuring eye-catching, savory and sweet cannabisinfused treats by Binske, creative Chopin Vodka cocktails, entertainment and more. 

Date + Time: Friday, December 2, from 1pm through 4:20pm
Location: Barton G’s Restaurant, 1427 West Avenue, Miami Beach

THE M COLLECTION LAUNCH EXPERIENCE

In celebration of its M Collection single malt launch, The Macallan will be hosting a private immersive launch event on the lawn of The Bass Museum, where the art installations will be revealed during the week of Art Basel and beyond. The evening will also feature a very special live performance by multimedia musical artist, James Blake.

Along with enjoying the art and music, we anticipate exploring The Macallan M (natural color), The Macallan M Black and The Macallan M Copper single malts.

Date: Friday, December 2. By invite only.
Location:  The Lawn of the Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

ROCK YOUR ROSÉ

Chateau d’Esclans brings back this soiree celebrating Art Basel with their oak barrel-aged Grenache rosé, Rock Angel. 

Date: Friday, December 2. By invite only.
Location:  Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

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