design-lovers everywhere are journeying to miami beach, where — over the next week — art basel miami beach and design miami/ are taking place. the two events, together with a host of offsite installations, exhibitions, talks, and creative programming, take over the coastal city in monumental miami fashion. 

miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond

stay tuned as designboom reports live from miami, bringing you the latest must-see exhibitions and events. with the city overflowing with as many people as there are things to do and see, discover designboom’s list of recommendations for the week ahead.



miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
@ 59 NW 14th street, miami — by invitation only



scientist and artist carsten höller highlights miami art basel week in a three-night-only collaboration with milan-based arts institution, fondazione pradatitled ‘the prada double club miami’, the piece is set in a 1920s film studio complex, formerly an ice factory, and comprises of an internal club and an outdoor tropical garden. read designboom’s interview with höller here.




open daily 10 AM – 5 PM (closed tuesdays)
@ 2100 collins avenue



designed by arata isozaki, the bass museum will reopen its doors showcasing four new galleries with the addition of a creativity center boasting two classrooms, a multimedia lab, and more than 6,000 square feet of public space. the tokyo-based architect, also responsible for the museum’s first phase, has been employed as part of the institution’s ten-year initiative to increase space and then grow their holdings of contemporary art.




miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
monday to saturday 11AM to 8PM, sunday noon to 6PM
@ 110 NE 39th street NW 102 and 202 miami



LOEWE foundation and jonathan anderson chance encounters exhibition series brings together artists from various disciplines in order to explore unexpected conversations. anderson has chosen the works of three artists, presenting their works in ceramic, fabric sculpture and photography at the LOEWE miami design district store. the artists span from the 1930s to the present day and include sara flynn, richard smith and lionel wendt. the store’s design, centered around a monumental 18th century portuguese granary, and represents the brand’s celebration of past, present and future, while providing a resonant setting for the work of these three artists.





miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
thursday till sunday, each night at 8pm from december 7-10 (date and time are subject to change due to weather)
3201 collins ave, miami beach, FL 33140



the faena hotel will host the flying sculpture ‘franchise freedom’, described as a ‘performative artwork at the interface between technology, science, nature and art’ — a sculpture created by amsterdam-based duo studio drift. it will comprise an autonomous, flying swarm of 300 drones are set to perform on the beach near the faena hotel. the exhibit is hosted/sponsored by PACE gallery, BMW, and faena art. 





miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
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open daily through sunday december 10th
@ 3802 NE 1st avenue



london-based white cube gallery will present a solo show of artist ibrahim mahama. the installation is titled non – orientable nkansa and will consist of a floor-to-ceiling wall of approximately 2,000 wooden shoeshine boxes. various paintings form the artist will also be exhibited.




miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
miami art week hours: dec 6–10, 9am–8pm
@ 61 NE 41st street
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ICA miami‘s inaugural exhibitions include major installations by international artists chris ofili and andra ursuta. group exhibitions will feature works by matthew barney, pablo picasso and yves klein, while newly commissioned works by neïl beloufa, matthew angelo harrison, and margaret honda are also on display. read designboom’s coverage here.





miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
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dec 6, 11 am – 7 pm; dec 7, 11 am – 5 pm; dec 8 & dec 9, 11 am – 7 pm, dec 10, 11 am – 6 pm
@ 1415 euclid avenue, miami beach



after the debut of the series during salone del mobile in milan, studio swine and COS’ innovative blossoming sculpture new spring will be presented at the temple house as an official satellite of design miami/, presented by future\pace




miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
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@ miami design district: 3841 NE 2nd avenue



‘nuage’ is an organic pergola designed by ronan & erwan bouroullec bringing shade, shelter, seating, and charm to the paseo ponti in the miami design district. sun shines through the steel and colored glass structure that mimics cloud apertures, casting graphic shadows that vibrate with blues and greens like stained-glass windows crossed by the sun in cathedrals. read designboom’s coverage here.







miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
opening hours here 
@ miami beach convention center



art basel stages the world’s premier modern and contemporary art fairs annually in basel, miami beach, and hong kong. a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing the careers of their artists, art basel frequently expands its platforms to include the newest developments in the visual arts. in the american show, leading galleries from north america, latin america, europe, asia and africa show significant work from the masters of modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city’s outdoor landscape at nearby collins park and soundscape park.





miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
opening hours here
@ meridian avenue & 19th street


design miami/ is the global forum for design. each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. occurring alongside the art basel fairs in miami, USA each december and basel, switzerland each june, design miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. design miami/ is adjacent to the miami beach convention center, a short walk from art basel in miami beach.



rethinking the city through blackness / TALK

miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
december 6, 1:30PM – 2:30PM
david adjaye
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the panel includes leading theorists and practitioners who will discuss how their thinking about blackness informs their work in architecture theory, urban design, urbanism and design installations. the panel will include…
— sir david adjaye/ principal, david adjaye associates
— amanda williams/ artist / educator, chicago
— germane barnes/ designer, lecturer, university of miami school of architecture
the talk will be moderated by: milton s. f. curry/ dean and professor, USC school of architecture; editor, criticalproductive




miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
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fendi presents WELCOME!, a luxurious living room setting that creates a survey of the fendi universe designed by chiara andreatti. this sophisticated, open environment, incorporates fendi selleria leather and stitching, fur craftsmanship and other iconic elements of the house’s DNA. handcrafted materials and refined elements such as wrought iron, brass, ceramics, glass, neon, and walnut punctuate the living room, presenting an environment of ‘good living’ that interprets the fashion house’s spirit and epitomizes its creative and aesthetic philosophy. read designboom’s coverage here.





miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
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read more about the installation here



the home sharing site airbnb presents ‘a wild thing’, an interactive installation created for design miami/ in collaboration with belgian design studio muller van severen. guests are invited to be hosted in the space, sit on the furniture, read books, listen to music. each object has been carefully selected and has a great personal significance, as well as furniture the duo has designed and souvenirs they have collected throughout their lives. the installation aims to conjure an understanding of their family stories, daily routines, personal style, and network of friends, creating the essence of home and homecoming in a public space.





miami diaries 2017: miami art basel, design miami/, and beyond
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@design miami/ +  l’eden by perrier-jouët and miami international airport



champagne house perrier-jouët unveils its digital installations with an artistic collaboration between petra bachmaier and sean gallero of the chicago-based luftwerk. luftwerk uses projected color and light to reveal familiar environments in unexpected new ways.





NADA is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art. this year’s new art dealers alliance miami will fund the NADA acquisition gift for PAMM /perez art museum miami.

december 7-10

59 NW 14th st, miami, FL 33136




is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art.

december 6-10

101 12th st, miami beach, FL 33139




was founded in 2005, PULSE contemporary art fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience.

december 7-10

4601 collins ave, miami beach, FL 33140




the 7th annual art africa miami arts fair returns to Overtown and features contemporary art – how has black art responded to the assaults that currently beset the global african diaspora?

december 5-10

920 NW 2nd ave, miami, FL 33136




fair is the first all-women art fair in miami. the non-commercial exhibit features works by yoko ono, the guerilla girls, and over 50 additional female artists and performers unifying for the sake of equality.

december 7-10

brickell city centre, 701 S miami ave, miami FL 33131




in its 28th edition, art miami (along with sister fair CONTEXT) has a new home on the water this year

and maintains a preeminent position in america’s modern and contemporary art fair market.

december 5-10

1 herald plaza, miami, FL 33132




returning for its 17th year, SCOPE miami beach hits the sand with 140 international artists.

december 5-10

801 ocean dr, miami beach, FL 33139




at the aqua hotel in south beach is a sister fair of art miami and features works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. it has become a gathering spot for art lovers to discover fresh talent.

december 7-10

1530 collins ave, miami beach, FL 33139