MAM renamed: $35 million in cash and $15 million in artworks vs. MAM still MAM: $0

To adapt and receive or not to, that is the question. The city of Miami risks no longer having a museum under its own name in exchange for $35 million and $15 million worth of artwork. Pretty tempting if you come to think about it in a city where art is not emphasized in spite of the Basel days and where its main collectors prefer to show their holdings in their private facilities - the Rubell Collection, the de la Cruz Collection-. The new MAM will now be the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County, or the Pérez Art Museum of Miami for short, honoring the name of the kind donor. Many disagree, including the former MAM president, and as the name might sound distasteful and the unfamiliar always raises doubt and discomfort, the MAM will now show more artwork in a more convenient, larger space designed by Herzog & de Meuron, thanks to the contribution of its new name endower. Is it worth it? I think it absolutely is and I am embracing it as everybody else will with the aid of time, habit; and a real museum for the city.

Some ideas for ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2011

 DEC 1 - DEC 4

 Check out:

 Pop up store in Wynwood new Wynwood Mural Photography book by Martha Cooper

Bally Art Basel Collaboration #2 with Olaf Breuning



Art Public is free and open to the public from Dec 1 – 4, 2011, 24 hours.


Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Chakaia Booker, Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros, Susanne Vielmetter,

Bruce Conner, Kate Costello, Jen DeNike, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Rachel Feinstein, Theaster Gates, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Zhang Huan, Richard Hughes, Robert Indiana,

Glenn Kaino, Anish Kapoor, Robert Melee, Anthony Pearson, George Rickey, Eva Rothschild,

Eduardo Sarabia, Banks Violette


For four nights, the New World Center, which was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in January, will present “Art Video” on a 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall.


Mr. Brainwash will take over Boulan South Beach (2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach) from November 30 to December 4. Visit


Convention Center

 Art Basel Miami Beach Fair with more than 260 galleries from around the world

 Opening Times:

Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 4, 2011
Daily from noon to 8pm, Sunday until 6pm


Satellite Fairs:

 Seven Miami
November 29-December 4, 2011
2637 N. Miami Ave. in Wynwood

There will be an outdoor installation space and a partnership with Creative Capital.

Red Dot
November 30-December 4, 2011
3011 NE First Ave. in Wynwood

Scope Miami
November 29-December 4, 2011
NE First Ave. @ NE 30th St.

One of the most internationally recognized satellite fairs.

 Fountain Miami
2505 N. Miami Ave. in Wynwood
December 1 - December 4, 2011

Expect unruly installations, unsettling performances, and cars on fire. Trust us: it’s an unpredictable must-see attraction.

 Pulse Miami
December 1 - December 4, 2011
The Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th St.

Truthfully, the hammock scene outside the fair is as worth-it as the cool art inside. Featuring more contemporary photography than most other art fairs. .

Aqua Art Fair
December 1 - December 4, 2011
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach

Showcasing mid-career artists from the West Coast. An artist takes over each of the hotel’s 43 rooms.

Art Asia Miami
November 30-December 4, 2011
2901 N. Miami Ave. in Wywood

One of Miami’s newest fairs, Art Asia, as you would imagine, features works by Near Eastern, Middle Eastern, and South East Asian galleries and artists-paying special attention to broadening the understanding of Asian contemporary art.

Verge Art Fair
December 1 - December 4, 2011
The Greenview Hotel, 1671 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach

Art Miami

November 30-December 4, 2011
3101 NE First Ave.

NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance)
The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue

The only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit, NADA focuses on young galleries that deal with emerging contemporary art.

Design Miami
November 30-December 4, 2011
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center

An official satellite fair of Art Basel, Design Miami/ focuses on applied design – think interiors, furniture, and other objects.

 It Ain’t Fair
December 1 - December 4, 2011
81 NE 40 St. in Design District

O.H.W.O.W.’s It Ain’t Fair takes on the theme, materialis. The 20 artists include Daniel Arsham, Justin Beal, Anna Betbeze, Ashley Bickerton, Scott Campbell, Peter Coffin, N. Dash, Sam Falls, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Bert Rodriguez, Aurel Schmidt, David Benjamin Sherry, among others. And there will be a live performance by New York-based artist Michael David Quattlebaum, Jr.



 101/ Exhibit -                                                       solo show Jason Shawn Alexander (plus booth at SCOPE)

 Bass Museum -                                                    solo exhibit by Erwin Wurm

 Bernice Stein Baum -                                           “In and Out of Cuba”

 Carol Jazzar -                             show curated by Omar Lopez Chahoud from NY

 Cisneros Fontales -                                              “Frames & Documents”

 Dorsch -                                                  Mette Tominerup and Martin Murphy



 Opening of new exhibit “Woman To Woman”

 Participating Artists: Julie Davidow, Carol Prusa, Vickie Pierre, Sara Stites, Samantha Salzinger, Francie Bishop Good, Felice Grodin, Michelle Weinberg, Elizabeth Cerejido, Mia Leonn

 Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd Street


 Installation by artist Will Ryman - a 20ft nigh colossal rose bed that will “bloom” on the beachfront

 The Sagamore, 1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach



 Myths and Legends - Opening Reception

6:30 to 9 p.m.

See Myths and Legends by multi-media artist Sheila Elias at a pre-Art Basel opening hosted by Deepak Sony, head of the Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors. This series by Elias is a new vision, executed on the iPad and then enlarged on canvas. Both challenging and complex, the series explores painting and layering using today’s digital tools. Ms. Elias has worked in Los Angeles, New York and her native Chicago, and her work is in numerous collections around the world, including the Brooklyn, Bass and Lowe Art Museums. Elias has also exhibited at The Louvre in Paris. Somewhere - Anywhere, a mid-career survey, has just been published. Join her and Deepak Sony for a reception to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. Email for more information or to RSVP.

Studio of Sheila Elias
1510 N.E. 130th Street, North Miami



 MOCA Vanity Fair International Party

 7 - 9 pm

 For tickets contact the Museum of Contemporary Art


VIP opening ART Miami

 5:30 to 10 p.m.

 Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, Art Miami, will host a Opening Night Cocktail Reception to benefit The Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Wynwood Art District. The Lotus House/Art Miami partnership has already raised more than $70,000 and is an integral part of Art Miami’s larger commitment to the City of Miami. A number of women from The Lotus House will be employed to work at the Fair. Tickets for the benefit are $25, available online or at the door. Following the benefit at 7 p.m., Art Miami’s VIP Preview will open for all Art Miami VIP cardholders. This has become a “can’t miss” event, giving serious collectors, museum professionals, curators, art enthusiasts, gallerists and artists the first view of some of the finest and most important works offered in the contemporary market. Experience Art Miami’s gallery-like ambience in the state-of-the-art 125,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion with its VIP Lounge designed by Juan Montoya.

The Art Miami Pavilion at Midtown Miami
3101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Wynwood Art District
561-745-5690 for information


 Black Sculpture – Opening Reception

6 to 8 p.m.

New York-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo’s new work will open at Charest-Weinberg. Mastrangelo approaches sculpture as a communion of concept, form and materials, and he has become known for using unexpected materials that heighten the work’s critical effect. For Black Sculpture Mastrangelo created exact molds based on the work of Frank Stella and Ad Reinhardt, which he cast out of compacted gunpowder. By forging the work of canonical artists in gunpowder, Mastrangelo simultaneously pays homage to the work of earlier iconoclasts and seeks to destroy them. The exhibition will be on view through February. Gallery hours Thurs – Sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

250 N.W. 23rd Street, #408, Wynwood Art District



 Art Public Opening Night, Collins Park,  8pm – 10pm


  11th Annual Breakfast Installation - Opening

9 a.m. to noon

Incubation is Jennifer Rubell’s exploration of the creative act, simultaneously addressing the creation of food, the creation of life, and the creation of art. The installation incorporates two essential halves of the creative act: an incubation gallery where yogurt is being made; and an observation gallery where the yogurt is anointed with honey and then consumed. Incubation continues every morning through Sunday.

Rubell Family Collection

95 N.W. 29th Street, Miami


 Acqa Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair - VIP Preview Opening

 Wednesday, November 30 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair began in 2005 as an experimental project to bring west coast galleries and artists to Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. It quickly established its reputation as one of the best hotel art fairs in the U.S. Based in Seattle, the fair has a distinctly west coast character showcasing vibrant and noteworthy programs in its region. The fair supports young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early mid-career artists. Open Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


 Beached Basel Bash at Electric Pickle

 Featuring live music by ANR (Awesome New Republic), PLAINS, Little Beard, and Nicky Blitz, and DJ sets by Millionyoung, Laura of Miami, and Eddie P.

 8 pm - 3 am

 The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Avenue


 Santigold and Wale at LIV

 11 pm - 5 am

LIV, Miami Beach

$ 60


 Eleazar Delgado Studio Invites You To a Special Event Honoring Miami’s Unique History and Vibrant Colors

Please Joins Us For the Unveiling Of “Behind the Lights Miami 2011” By Eleazar Delgado


Eleazar Delgado Studio, 2703 NW 2nd Avenue



 The kick-off for Friends With You’s Steve Saiz’s mural takes place on December 1 at 7 p.m.

Saiz will be playing music alongside Kabuki Iron Kolors and DJ Benton. An effects board on display will offer an interactive element to the performance by allowing people to affect the music.

 Shulman and Associates, 100 NE 38 Street.


 FriendsWithYou Opening Reception

  7pm to 10pm

 FriendsWithYou is proud to announce the exhibition “Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown!” Showing for Miami Art Basel in the FWY studio space, opening Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7pm. FriendsWithYou exhibits its  latest sculptures, prints and precious objects. The pieces on display are figurative self-reflective treasures, levitating in a space continuum, revealing something other wise inaccessible. Stop by for many  magical surprises!

 3930 NE 2nd Ave Suite 202 Miami FL 33137


 Primary PROJECTS Presents ‘Here Lies Georges Wildenstein’, a new exhibition debuting parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.


 6 – 10 PM

Primary Projects, 4141 NE 2nd Ave


 Neon Indian at BARDOT

 Chillwave indie pop group Neon Indian comes to the carpet for Miami’s Art Basel this year. Fresh off their Era Extraña release, the buzz is building to see Alan Palomo and his band perform his new material and his older work from Psychic Chasms. As you can imagine the intimate living room setting of Bardot during Art Basel will make for a special experience for everyone in attendance.

 Bardot, 3456 North Miami Avenue


 Refinery 29 Miami Launch

presented by Guess and Motorola with DJs Mike Nouveau and Mia Moretti at Cafeina

 9 pm - 2 am

 Cafeina Wynwood Lounge, 297 Northwest 23rd Street

RSVP: or 305.864.3434 ext. 199



 Bing presents Young the Giant and Theophilus London at the Shelborne. (Invite only.)


 Dreams Will Not Be Forgotten Screening Afterparty

at SET hosted by producer, America’s Next Top Model’s Nigel Barker along with Belvedere RED ,sounds by DJ N'Dy


 Miami Magazine Art Basel Issue release party at Baltus



 7 – 9 pm

 Guess by Marciano store at 904 Lincoln Road

 Join GUESS by Marciano + ELLE for an evening of cocktails & style hosted by photographer Danielle Levitt. M loyalty members enjoy exclusive offers, including double points, and a premium gift bag with any purchase. Event will honor GUESS by Marciano’s donation to MAM.




 A Home for Unconventional Artists - Opening Reception

6 to 9 p.m.

Miami-based emerging photographer John Jansheski will host a preview party to show his work in advance of the opening of his studio in the Wynwood Art District at the end of 2011. Jansheski challenges the notion of conventional art, successfully blending the gaps between fashion, music, conventional art and photography into an artistic hybrid, collaborating with amazing and celebrated artists in the worlds of fashion, music and painting, such as Romero Britto, Zilando Freitas, Coldplay and Cintia Dicker. John views all photography as pure art, as he feels there is something truly special in the manifestation of a magnificent idea turned into reality; regardless of the medium. This exclusive event will provide an intimate look at the world through the eyes Jansheski.

Star Island - MAPS Studio
225 N.W. 25th Street, Wynwood Art District
516-901-9095 (RSVP to Elyse Bender-Segall)


 6 to 10 p.m.

University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences, Art and Art History Department will present the 4th Annual Cane Fair, featuring artwork by UM students earning their Masters in Fine Arts. Works on display will include photography, sculpture, prints, installation, ceramics, painting and more, running through January 27, 2012. The MFA program is a 60 credit, three-year program that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. Entrance in to the program is highly competitive with applicants coming from across the country and internationally as well. The viewing of the exhibition can be arranged by appointment.

Wynwood Project Space
2200-A N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Art District



 Miami Art Museum Ball and Crash the Ball

7 p.m. to midnight

Sold out every year since its 1983 inception, the MAM Ball will breathe new life into an old model. Join Honorary Chairs Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez for the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. The exuberant celebration of Miami’s artistic community will feature décor and entertainment created by local artists, bringing a punch of color to the black-tie bash. Guests will be treated to an exclusive viewing of Miami-based, internationally-acclaimed artist Dara Friedman’s latest video work, Dancer. Tickets for the Ball start at $1,000, and tables of ten range from $10,000 to $25,000. MAM’s Crash the Ball After-Party, hosted by the MAM Contemporaries, continues the celebration from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a fabulous outdoor video lounge overlooking Biscayne Bay. Crash the Ball tickets are $75 for MAM Contemporaries; $100 in advance and $150 at the door.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Glimmer Ballroom
4441 Collins Avenue,


 SCOPE Closing Party at Mokai with Silver Medallion and DJ Equal


 Wu-Tang’s GZA | The Genius in concert

 10 pm - 4 am

 $  20 (presale)

 The Stage, 170 NE 38th Street (Design District)


  Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch

Sunday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to noon

The Lowe Art Museum will host its annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch, sponsored by Philip and Denise Gerson. See China Insights, an exhibition of the work of seven photographers from mainland China: Chen Yuan Zhong, Hua Er, Jia Yu Chuan, Li Nan, Yang Yan Kang, Yu Haibo, and Zhang Xinmin. These artists have undertaken the creation of the long-term documentation of one or more aspects of Chinese culture that reflects something vital about China now, whether emerging or vanishing. A Curator Lecture, presented by A.D. Coleman and sponsored by Stella M. Holmes, follows at noon in the Storer Auditorium. Beverages provided by Southern Wine & Spirits and Vitamin Water Zero. Admission to Curator Lecture is free for Lowe members, Art Fair VIP cardholders and exhibitors and $10 for non-members.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
Storer Auditorium 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-5587 (RSVP)


 MIMO Art in the Park: The Big MIMO Chalk-In

Sunday, December 4 from noon to 6 p.m.

The MiMo Biscayne Association will open its sixth festival, MiMo Art in the Park: The Big MiMo Chalk-In with artists of all ages creating Miami’s largest chalk mural on the grand walkway of the park. Stroll the tree-lined entrance to Legion Park leading to Biscayne Bay and enjoy music by local performers on the Park’s grand stage, as well as great gourmet food at the festival and at MiMo restaurants along Biscayne Boulevard from 50th to 77th Streets. Lots of activities for children, including magicians, jugglers, face painters and clowns. Historic district tours will begin at Legion Park at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. where you can learn about the 1950’s tourist mecca lined with Miami’s Modern architecture of the day fondly called MiMo. Free and open to the public.

Legion Park
66th Street & Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-609-4288 or 305-469-2849










sundialoftheinfinite  asked:

Hey Archy! Puerto Rican undergraduate at Clemson here going to Miami for about a week. Any suggestions on significant buildings/parks to check out? Been following since I can remember I love the blog.

Nice, I love Miami. We previously featured Florida and in that set there are some Miami projects. Here is another group of buildings focused on Miami:

Pérez Art Museum Miami

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