A couple-dozen art fairs and work from thousands of artists takes over Miami each December. Here, we’re looking at pieces inside and outside just a few of those venues, distributed between Miami and Miami Beach. Below, see some of the works that grabbed our attention while surveying the city.
CONTEXT Art Miami (Plus: Art Miami)
CONTEXT is the sister fair to the neighboring Art Miami. Its focus is “emerging and mid-career” artists, as opposed to more Blue Chip offerings across the fairs.
Right outside of both CONTEXT and Art Miami, visitors found a collection of public sculptures that offered a more youthful invitation than the usual entry fare. One of Whisbe’s 7-foot Gummy Bear sculptures (top of page) garnered many Instagram shots (with accompanying security in case climbers got the wrong idea). A nearby Kim In Tae steel sculpture of a gorilla offered a more aggressive complement to Whisbe’s work.
Untitled says that it “innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify, and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations.” Here are a few selections seen around this Miami Beach offering.
Del Kathryn Barton
Superchief Gallery MIAMI hosted the “Scope X Superchief Afterparty,” with works from Banksy, Caratoes, and several others. See scenes from the affair below.
Visitors take in a Banksy.