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Art Basel Week 2013 “To Do List” by Art of Miami


A lot of events coming to the city of Miami this Art Basel Week. This is the official Art of Miami To Do List for Art Basel Week 2013. Notice that Art Basel is not on the top 5.

1. Attend the opening of the new Perez Art Museum Miami


new perez art museum miami opensAs a fellow artist and loyal resident of Miami- Dade I can speak for many in saying that for years Miami has eagerly anticipated the creation of a new Art Museum in Miami. Now, after all the waiting, that day has finally arrived and it is this Wednesday December 4th. The new PAMM opens its doors to the public just in time to welcome the Art Basel tourists in town and we will definitely be there. Best thing about it is that admission is free Opening Week. Dec. 4th to 8th to Miami-Dade residents.

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2. The Paper Sculptures of Jen Stark @ Pulse Art Fair

jen starkMust See During Art Basel Weekend: Jen Stark @ Pulse Art Fair 12/4-12/9/2012

We are not just saying this because we are fans of Jen Stark. Well, actually yes. Jen Stark’s work has captivated our attention and has inspired many posts in our site. Since her departure from her native Miami to L.A, we and many others have craved the opportunity to view her colorful cosmic paper sculptures in person, once again. Don’t miss that chance during Art Basel Weekend at Martha Otero’s Gallery Space @ PULSE ART FAIR. booth D106

Pulse Art Fair

The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136 

 3. Check out the New Murals That Have Popped Up in Wynwood


boombox_by_trek6 and chorboogieEvery year during Art Basel Week, Wynwood’s ever changing outdoor “mural museum” gets a face list. The atmosphere of excitement is contageous. This year expect lots of activity during Art Basel Week, as new murals pop up. Some of our beloved ones get replace or sometimes enhanced. For example the iconic “Boombox” mural that overlooks I-95 will be getting a facelift by creators Trek 6 and ChorBoogie. The “Boombox” got upgraded with a big Gear Hungry antenna and other details to catch your attention. So go see it in person. Look for Wynwood Walls getting some new additions to its collection. Like some “Guerilla Crochet” by famed Crochet Bomber Agata Olek. For directions click here.wynwood walls logo

167 Northwest 25th Street
Miami, FL 33127



4. Watch the Light Show at the Port of Miami “MIAMIMAX”

portmiami-art-basel pubilc artAs you drive over the MacAurthur Causeway this “Miami Art Week” glance over to your right and you’ll be amazed. The Port of Miami is participating in Art Basel Week with a public art of lights by Miami artists Jim Drain and Bhakti Baxter will create M|/\M|M/\X, a four-night temporary public art installation that will serve as the backdrop to the most elite, VIP party of Art Basel Miami Beach. A decadent soiree hosted by the artists will take place in the cargo containers located on the waterfront area of PortMiami. This party promises to be the most exclusive of Art Basel Miami Beach, only available to be experienced voyeuristically by travelers in vehicles on the MacArthur Causeway or on boats in Government Cut. The artists note, “Everyone is invited, no one may attend.”

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5. NOW Contemporary Art @ Art Miami 

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Known as Miami’s premier and first anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries. Check out NW COntemporay Art  booth with amazing work by Federico Uribe’s  and the 3-D Pixalized work of Shawn Smith

The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

6. Get My Walking Shoes Prepared for Art Basel 2013art_basel_2013_todolist

The big boy of all the art fairs with museum quality art and the highest percentage of a celebrity encounters of all the art fairs taking place this Art Week.

Public Show Days Dec 5 to Dec 8, 12 noon to 8pm Venue and Exhibitions

Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, Florida, USA

7. Meet Up With Alex Mijares for Random Acts of Art

alex mijares art basel miami 2013

Random Acts of Art during Art Basel by Alex Mijares 12/3-12/7/2013

Definitely on ArtofMiami’s to do list this Art Basel Week is to meet up with Miami-based artist Alex Mijares. We have been following Alex Mijares since his arrival to the Miami art scene. Coincidentally about the same time was launched, His audience base has grown exponentially ever since and so has his body of work. ArtofMiami will be at the design district for the opening of his show “Random Acts of Art.” See you there. Tag your pictures with Hashtag #artofmiami for a chance to be featured on event recap.

Alexander Mijares will open the doors to his pop up Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Art District on Tuesday, December 3rd. The exhibit, titled Random Acts of Art, will be debuting a new collection of work and a Mijares x DETAILS guild x Brioni mural, during Miami Art Basel week.

The Gallery is located at 10 NE 27th Street, Miami FL, 33137. In addition to Mijares’ new collection of work, he will partner with several brands for exciting installations and projects throughout the week. MORE INFO

To help kick-off Basel, Mijares will host a charity ride with AmeriCares and FlyWheel on Saturday, November 30th at 3:30pm for friends, colleagues and influencers.

8. The art of HBO’s Jemima Kirke and the work of Miami artist Kiki Valdes @ Miami Project FairMIAMI_PROJECT_ ART FAIR

Miami Project is adjacent to Art Miami on 3101 NE 1st Avenue.  Miami Project’s debut was in 2012 with great success and it is coming back this year bigger and better. This year it makes our list for the quality of art and its variety of local Miami artist in the viewing. Specifically Kiki Valdes , whose work has been a constant staple of the Miami scene since the early millenium. Also the artwork of  actress Jemima Kirke from HBO’s tv series “Girls.” Her work can be viewed in booth # 617. Enjoy!

The Miami Project Pavilion is located at NE 29th Street and NE 1st Avenue.

Fair Hours

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3th: 4:30PM – 10:00PM  Miami Project Preview
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4th: 11:00AM – 5:30PM
  • Thursday, Dec. 5th: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
  •     Friday, Dec. 6th: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
  •     Saturday, Dec. 7th: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
  •     Sunday, Dec. 8th: 11:00AM – 6:00PM



Put this on your “TO DO” list for Art Basel weekend. Miami’s undisputed Instagram Champ Santlov will be exhibiting prints of his famous ToysRlikeUs Instagram series in Miami Beach, December 5th. Along side him will be the work of NYC Instagram sensation 13th Witness. Entertainment will be provided by Don Julio Tequila. This is a must for you “IGers” out there. You must RSVP @

10. Friends With You at the Mondrian Hotel


Opening Reception
Thursday, Dec. 5th
Poolside at Mondrian South Beach
1100 West Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel 305 514 1500


Somewhere Over the Rainbow is on view until Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rainbow, a colorful experience created with the intention of transcending the viewer to an enhanced state of happiness and self-healing.The installation is a physical manifestation of the Rainbow Spectrum- transforming ideas and emotion into a colorful, translucent, toy-like inflatable world that will colorize the environment and its participants. Each piece is a symbolic reference to the human emotional spectrum. With each color corresponding to a different emotion, varying in meaning upon each visitor’s personal circumstances, the viewer is urged to reflect on one’s inner state. An iconic concept often seen in FriendsWithYou’s work, the viewer can physically experience the color spectrum and how that connects to our emotions. Spanning from the combination of colors (white), representing life, to the absence of color (black), representing death, the artists portray the organic rebirth pattern taking place in both our psyche and physical world. FriendsWithYou shines light on our existence, reminding us to play and interact on a deeper, subconscious level. Inspired by the Light and Space Movement of the 60’s and 70’s, FWY explores geometric shapes and how the use of light can affect the environment and our perception. In connection with West Coast minimalist artists such as James Turell, John McCracken and Helen Pashgian, FWY encourages the viewer to move around the installation and see how these works shift in understanding as one changes perspective. At times seeming as solid forms and at others to be dissolving into the environment, the totems are meant to not only alter space but also influence feeling.

The personal story we encounter is completed at the point of interaction, whether it’s a joyous romp or a meditative soaking of color. This arrangement of realized ideas reflect the internal thoughts from active to receptive, culminating inside an environment of cosmic, colorful, monolithic jewels. Looking at the collection of objects as a whole reveals the complete story. Using human traits, such as eyes, tie to the artists’ implied animism within their works, and give a spiritual essence and sense of life to the entire exhibition. Taking place in an intimate outdoors space facing Biscayne Bay, the abundance of the Miami sunlight will cast spectral shadows on the visitors of the Mondrian. Being exhibited and premiering in relation to Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, the space creates a natural mood allowing the installation to render memorable and significant experiences.

The Mondrian lends itself for the perfect exhibiting site, where nature meets art in a very organic setting. Current and playful, the Mondrian offers instant excitement in an oasis-like location. The building elegantly embraces the beautiful Biscayne Bay, which inspired this installation’s outdoor integration. The exterior provides entry to a magical world, including lush gardens with an intimate pool area and living foliage. The totem like pieces will activate with light, as the location offers sunset views over the downtown Miami skyline- original home to both artists of FriendsWithYou, Sam & Tury.

318 21st street

Miami Beach, FL 33139


All the Art Fairs for your choosing:

Art Miami


Art Africa

Art Asia Miami

Context at Art Miami

Design Miami

Fountain Miami

INK Miami Art Fair

Miami Project

NADA: Miami Art Fair

Pool Art Fair

Pulse Miami – Contemporary Art Fair

Red Dot Art Fair

Scope Art Fair

Sculpt Miami

Select Fair



Verge Art Fair Miami Beach

Zoom Art Fair

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