For those of you at the show already, here are some events and venues not to be missed!
Several of the biggest collectors in the US reside in Miami and are part of what is called the “Miami Model”. These collectors have opened their own museums and institutions in which to show their private contemporary and modern art collections.
The most notable of these models is the Rubell Family Collection(RFC), exhibited in a 45K sq. ft. building, and is one of the world’s largest privately owned contemporary art collections, with work by Basquiat, Haring, Hirst, Koons, Sherman and Warhol. Their current exhibition is
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The De La Cruz Collection: Recognizing the significance of their incredible collection, the pair periodically opens their home to let 3,000 Art Basel V.I.P.’s into their Key Biscayne home.
Can’t score an invite to the house? Then visit the 30K sq. ft., De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Spacein the Miami Design District. The current exhibition, From the Collection: “Looking at Process”, explores works by 39 artists that focus on patterns and the laying bare of processes. Each artist explores distinct notions of production methods.
Martin Margulies’ Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, is housed in a converted 45K sq. ft. warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District. The collection is one of the major collections of contemporary art in the world, the collection runs from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, to monumental sculpture and recent installation and video works—not to mention vintage and contemporary photography. The current exhibition shows features Anselm Kiefer; Works by Chema Madoz on loan from Foto Colectania, Barcelona; New Photography by Olafur Eliasson, Jan Hoelk, and Doug Rikard.
A must see: The Whale Shark Series by Kristian Schmidt at MAPS Studio Backlot, 342 NW 24th Street.
Shot on location in the Philippines, Whale Shark Series highlights the phenomenal contrast between these majestic sea creatures and human beings, all the while raising awareness to the extinction of whale sharks
VIP Party by Miami artists Jim Drain and Bhakti Baxter, will create a five day “VIP Party” that will take place in cargo containers located on the waterfront area of Port Miami. Viewers Visible will become voyeurs to the most exclusive make-believe party during Art Basel.
Google Inc’s Glass technology will team with New York resident artist David Datuna who will unveil his “Viewpoints of Billions”, to create an interactive art experience.
“Once you are fitted with Glass, your experience begins,” explains Datuna. “The flag will communicate directly with its audience, prompting questions through the viewfinder of Glass. In other words, you will be having a conversation with the artwork – very cool.”
“Viewpoint of Billions”, is a 12ft. long multi-media work made up of 30K different parts featuring an American flag, is in the Design District at 97 NE 40 St., Miami.
The Cartier Dôme, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, boasts the most decadent, one-of-a-kind Cartier jewelry in a setting dubbed “Diamonds, Gold and Dreams,” takes place within the 4,000-square-foot, Jean Nouvel-designed Dome.Inside will be a seven-minute “floating diamond” projection that will be accompanied by a musical score.
Source: A Design Guy