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. Click through to see some of the works that grabbed our attention while surveying the city.
Among the largest fairs during Miami Art Week has always been the extensive Art Miami, which was conjoined with its sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami in Wynwood, and Aqua Art Miami on the other side of the causeway. We first attended Aqua Art Miami, so named for its host, the Aqua Hotel. Since 2005, the fair has filled room after room, and even the hotel’s hallways, with works by emerging galleries and mid-career artists. Tampa based gallery CASS Contemporary was among the stand outs this year, with their selection of new works by artists like Oakland based painter and street artist Allison Torneros, better known as Hueman, whimsical drawings with fantastical characters by French artist Amandine Urruty, and ink and gouache paintings by Berlin based Andrea Wan. Take a look at more of our highlights after the jump!
Sister fairs to Art Miami (covered here), CONTEXT and Aqua are the upscale fair’s more youthful counterparts with their focus on emerging artists and low brow cult icons. The two smaller fairs took place during Miami Art Week, which ended this past Sunday, with CONTEXT in an exhibition tent in Midtown and Aqua at a retro hotel (with each room serving as a gallery booth) in Miami Beach.