Art Basel revealed more than 275 international galleries that will be part of the 2023 edition of the Miami Beach fair, which will take place from Friday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 with preview days on Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Along with the announcement of the participating galleries, Art Basel officials included the other opportunities available to visitors throughout South Florida with museum shows and private collections.
So mark your calendars and maybe plan on going to see these shows before the throngs of visitors come into town.
The major shows throughout the area that will coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, will include:
The Bass, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
"Carola Bravo – Between Absence and Presence" (March 16, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024.)
Already on display, Miami-based, Venezuelan artist Bravo’s work includes architectural public art and immersive site-specific video and art installations. Through her practice she explores the geometry of our spaces and how they intersect with history, memory and time. Touching on themes such as change, home, exile and hope, Bravo examines our sense of belonging through the ordering of space. Her interest in landscape, places and territories form the basis of her examination of the conceptual and emotional implications of our relationships with space and time. She is the third cycle winner of the museum’s New Monuments open artist call, a project supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the museum’s Knight Art Commissions Program. Visitors can see the site-specific monument in Collins Park. Find out more here.
De la Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41 St., Miami.
"House in Motion," brings together paintings, sculptures, and site-specific installations from our private collection. Our annual exhibitions represent the collection's history and revisit works within the context of the moment. On view now. Find out more here.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
Ahmed Morsi in New York: Elegy of the Sea.
(Opening for Art Basel: Dec. 5, 2023 through April 28, 224)
A major figure in Egyptian modernism and the contemporary art canon, the painter, poet, and critic Ahmed Morsi has only recently begun to gain recognition in the West. “Ahmed Morsi in New York: Elegy of the Sea” brings together a number of paintings from 1983 to 2012 that the artist made in New York, where he continues to live. Morsi came of age in the 1940s and was part of the Alexandria School, a key cultural movement that placed the Egyptian city on the map as an emerging Mediterranean metropole in the postwar period. When Morsi arrived in New York in 1974, his paintings transformed, taking on a lyrical blue and solemn landscape that evoked his seaside homeland, the port city of Alexandria.
"Charles Gaines: 1992-2023," brings together for the first time more than 70 works from 1992 to the present day including two monumental works, one of which the artist is recreating for the first time in nearly two decades. Recognized as a pioneer of conceptual art, Gaines has been at the forefront of introducing language and systems into artistic production for decades. Opens Nov. 16, 2023 through March 17, 2024. Find out more here.
"Anne Collier." ICA Miami presents a newly commissioned work by the artist in the museum’s central stairwell. This is the first site-responsive wallpaper by the artist, and her first major presentation in Miami. In her photographic work that combines staged and often appropriated images, Collier examines mechanisms of representation, circulation, and objecthood of images. (Opens Nov. 16, 2023 through Oct. 16, 2024)
"Tau Lewis." Tau Lewis, whose sewn and quilted sculptures create subversive monuments that pay tribute to the mythologies and materials of diasporic communities. Employing a variety of techniques including hand-sewing, applique, carving, and assemblage, and often working with found fabrics, Lewis salvages disparate materials and transforms them into signature forms. (Opens Nov. 17, 2023 through April 28, 2024)
Locust Projects, 297 NE 67th St., Miami
"Cornelius Tulloch: Poetics of Place" is set in the Set in the ruins of a Miami Home’s porch space, this installation shadows the dystopian future we face due to current climate gentrification in our city. We must ask ourselves, what happens to the cultures we don’t preserve? Will their memories and presence drift away with the rising tides of new development. What happens to these people and this place? These are the questions Poetics of Place presents us as an immersive site specific installation composed of projection, video, and architectural interventions. This space will serve as the memory of Miami’s past, present, and future as a cultural stage for what must be protected and preserved," according to the artist. Opens Nov. 18, 2023 through Feb. 20, 2024. Find out more here.
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, 591 NW 27th St., Miami
Current exhibitions: (Oct. 18, 2023 through April 27, 2024)
"Mimmo Paladino: Painting and Sculpture"
"Motherwell, Segal, Stella"
"Helen Levitt – New York Street Photographer 1930s-1990s"
"Only Sculpture: Bladen, Fabro, Heizer, Noguchi, Perlman, Merz, Serra, Tony Smith, Snelson, Tucker, Franz West, Wilmarth"
New to the Collection: Jenny Brosinski, David Deutsch, Jürgen Drescher, Hadi Falapishi, Anna Fasshauer, Duane Linklater, Alessandro Piangiamore, Magnus Plessen, Sara Ramo, Rose B. Simpson, Giuseppe Spangulo, Lisa Williamson, Marina Zurkow, and James Schmitz. Find out more here.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
"Gary Simmons: Public Enemy" (Opens Dec. 5, 2023 through April 28, 2024), is the first comprehensive career survey of the work of multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons (b. 1964, New York; lives in Los Angeles). The most in-depth presentation of Simmons’s work to date, the exhibition covers thirty years of the artist’s career, encompassing approximately seventy works. Find out more.
Also on exhibition during Art Basel are exhibitions that have opened already.
"Joan Didion: What She Means" (July 13, 2023 through Jan. 7, 2024)
"Yayoi Kusama: Love is Calling" (March 9, 2023 through April 7, 2024)
"Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: Too Bright to See" (April 13, 2023 through Jan. 28, 2024)
"Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream" (March 23, 2023 through July 28, 2024)
"Jason Seife: Coming to Fruition" (May 19, 2023 through Aug. 11, 2024)
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
"Pablo Picasso: Dust You Are, To Dust You Return" (July 30, 2023 to Feb. 4, 2024), is an exhibition of ceramics by Picasso (1881-1973) drawn exclusively from NSU Art Museum’s collection, is presented on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death.
"'House of Glackens" (May 14, 2023 through Jan. 28, 2024), invites viewers into the domestic and creative spheres of the William J. Glackens’ family, a tight-knit brood made up of patriarch William (1870-1938), mother Edith Dimock (1876-1955), son Ira (1907-1990) and daughter Lenna (1913-1943). The exhibition primarily focuses on William Glackens’ tender portrayals of his own family in their private home. Glackens’ wife and children were among the artist’s favorite subjects, leading to their appearance in key works such as Artist’s Daughter in Chinese Costume (1918) and Breakfast Porch (1925).
"Cosmic Mirrors: Haitian Art Highlights from the Collection" (May 26, 2023 through Feb. 4, 2024), brings together striking works created by Haitian artists from the 1950s to 2000s. The exhibition – drawn almost exclusively from the Museum’s rich collection of over 160 Haitian art works – features contemporary artists in dialogue with masters of the Haitian Renaissance, who in the early and mid-twentieth century established the ateliers, movements and markets that formed the country’s modernist aesthetic.
"The Eye of CoBrA" (April 12, 2023 through Feb. 4, 2024) a glimpse into the Museum’s CoBrA Collection, a historic trove of more than 1700 artworks donated by Museum patrons Golda and Meyer Marks. Over the course of 15 years, the Marks’ amassed the largest holding in the United States of artwork created by members and affiliates of the European post-war artist group known as CoBrA. This collection of art, ephemera and research material is a defining aspect of this institution, critically shaping our exhibitions and programming. Find out more about all the exhibitions here.
Rubell Museum, 1100 NW 23rd St., Miami
"Collection Highlights," Since its opening in 2019, the museum continues to draw from its extensive collection to share new works with viewers. Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Martha Jungwirth, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Lawler, Liu Wei, Yoshitomo Nara, Sterling Ruby, and Kennedy Yanko are some of the exhibition highlights. Find out more about the collection here