Big plans: The 2015 Miami fairs

HELL YES, the Miami art fairs are just around the corner! As usual, Art Basel Miami Beach–the biggest of the fairs, with 250 of the most affluent international galleries in attendance–will set up shop in the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 3-6. The smaller fairs–Scope Miami, Miami Project, PULSE Miami Beach, NADA, Fridge, Art on Paper, SATELLITE Projects, and Untitled–will also be in the Miami Beach area, and Art Miami, Context, Pinta, X-Contemporary, and Conception Miami will occupy the Wynwood Art District, and Prizm will be on Biscayne Boulevard in the Miami Modern (Mimo) District. Spectrum Miami Art Fair, Red Dot Art Fair and ArtSpot International Art Fair will be situated in Miami’s Performing Arts District, and, as usual, free shuttles will be running between the fairs.

This year I’m excited to have three talented artists covering this blockbuster artopia for Two Coats of Paint: Sharon Louden, Heather Leigh McPherson, and an unidentified artist/art handler who will report on behind-the-scenes activities (and perhaps introduce readers to work by some of the other artist/art handlers).

I’ve studied the exhibitor lists, and the must-see fairs this year look like NADA, Untitled, Pulse, and the Tiger Strikes Asteroid project “Artist Run” in the SATELLITE fair. But check out the lists for yourselves, make your plans, and, when you get there, don’t let FOMO ruin the week. Remember that no one, no matter how obsessed, can ever see it all! Note that the precise dates of the fairs vary within the December 1-6 time frame.

Sharon Louden, installation at Tweed Museum of Art, on view through May 29, 2016. Follow Louden’s art fair coverage on Instagram, too, at http://www.instagram.com/sharonlouden/.

Heather Leigh McPherson, 2015 installation view of her work at Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Follow McPherson’s art fair coverage on Instagram, too, at http://www.instagram.com/heatherleighmcpherson.
Thank you art handlers! Here they are installing a Frank Stella. I’m looking forward to learning more about their experience of the Miami fairs. Image courtesy of PACCIN.

Image at top: Photo of Vintage Postcard, Miami Florida courtesy of 1950sUnlimited

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