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Guide to Art Basel 2013

By Natasha Mijares posted Dec 01, 2013 at 03:24 AM

Whether you're a Miami local or new to the Magic City, Art Basel is a schmorgesborg of art, music, and parties and our Music Director Natasha is here to help you pick the best of the best for this magical week! 





Art Basel Miami Beach: The main art fair, a must see. 


Miami Project - Started last year, this fair continues to showcase local and international artists. 


UNTITLED- Housed in a customized beachfront pavilion under the artistic direction of New York based curator, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, UNTITLED. will present a cohesive collection of international works by contemporary artists selected in conversation and collaboration with 50 galleries participating through invitation.

NADA - Founded by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) who's mission is making the contemporary arts more accesible for the general public and creating opportunities that nurture the growth of emeriging artists, curators, and galleries. 


Miami River Art Fair- The second edition of this fair will take place at the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature mounmental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River. 


SCOPEWith over 50 art shows spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $450 million and attendance of over 700,000 visitors.



BIG DEAL- This new space will showcase local visual artists and musicians as well at a new space called "Space Mountain."


Present Tense Future Perfect- This new exhibition at the Carol Jazzar gallery considers what ideas and images emerge from the space between present and future, the moment when reality and possibility collide. With works that convey the tension between pessimism and idealism, spirituality and nihilism, representation and conceptualism, the artists in the exhibition engage the complexity of contemporary socio-political concerns, revealing, reimagining and reworking common materials, familiar tropes, and recognizable images to explore cultural experience as a product of perspective.



Time of The Empress-  This exhibition in new Wynwood art space, "The Screening Room" depicts animated drawings of modernist buildings in an infinite loop of construction and disintegration. These architectural renderings appear buoyant, suspended in a cycle of growth and dissolution, like Towers of Babel, simultaneously rising and collapsing. Paradoxically they also possess an inherent tranquility, evoking the patterns of our economy, of nature, and of life itself.




Art Basel Music Distraction - This is the 3rd edition of this event created by local music journal Audio Junkie. They will have a zine release, video screenings, and 4 days of awesome bands. Last year Thurston Moore showed up and gave a killer set, see who will be popping by this year!

Pizza Disco- Basel edition of the weekly Girls of Gramps party on Wednesday Dec 4


RJD2-  He returns to Miami after releasing another album. 


DARKSIDE - Performing in the Mana Sound Stage cristened by III Points in October, Nico Jaar returns to Art Basel this year, this time he brings his friend Dave Arrington who together will take Miami to the darkside...


ART BAGEL- New Miami Beach club Trade gets to flex it's muscles for Thursday. 


JAGWAR MA- This electro pop band make their Miami debut at Blackbird Ordinary on Thursday! 


FUTUR- These producers from around the world will bring Grand Central into a frenzy.


Basel Castle-  Set in a castle in Wynwood, artists from around the world come together to bring one of the best shows year round in Miami! 


Shlohmo- He returns to the carpet! 


Fool's Gold Day Off: The club music record label sets off the last day. 


Bushwick Gone Basel- The best of the Brooklyn music and art scene descend upon Miami Beach to finish off the week! 

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