On this first week of December the art world will meet in Art Basel Miami. Alongside the world’s top galleries, artists, collectors, curators and art and design enthusiasts from all corners of the globe there will be some exciting parties that you can’t miss. We want share with you the best free party guide from South Beach to Wynwood.
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IN SOUTH BEACH
Thursday, December 1st
The National Hotel will showcase nearly 100 photographs and playful scenography of adored French designer and photographer, Maurice Renoma. The artist will also decorate the hotel’s Cabana Suite and lobby with Renoma’s Parisian furniture, and launch a pop-up retail shop with some of his signature pieces in the hotel’s Martini Room. Presented in collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art, the exhibition by the European icon will be on display at the hotel from December 1st, 2016, through April 30th, 2017.Thursday, December 1st
Los Angeles urban artist, KAI, rose to fame through his depiction of social criticisms and phenomena in the immediately recognizable cement fixtures he’s placed around some of the world’s largest cities including Paris, New York, Amsterdam and London. He most recently collaborated with Chris Brown and created iconic pieces that were sold within 24 hours of exhibition. In addition to his exhibit at Markowicz Fine Art gallery, KAI will showcase new art pieces from his latest collection, “Modern Relic,” at the Gale Hotel in Miami Beach during Basel.Friday, December 2nd
In celebration of Art Basel, world renowned sculptor Carole Feuerman returns to The National Hotel in Miami Beach, to showcase her stunning, hyperrealistic bronze sculptures, primarily of swimmers and divers, prominently displayed in the front of the hotel. The exhibit will be celebrated with a cocktail reception on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., featuring curated cocktails inspired after the artist’s 1920s sculptures, created by NYC mixologist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen. Tapas will also be served by the hotel’s French restaurant, Tamara’s Bistro. Carole Feuerman will also be exhibiting her sculptures at Markowicz Fine Art in the Miami Design District during Basel and at Art Miami in Wynwood from Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, through Sunday, December 4th, 2016.
Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th
An immersive art experience with creative cocktails, renowned NYC mixologist, Chilled magazine columnist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen, will take over The National Hotel’s Blues Bar from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily from December 1-4th to create artfully delicious concoctions inspired by some of the world’s biggest artists, including Maurice Renoma and Carole Feuerman.Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th
In advance of Innergy Meditation’s new studio opening in Miami Beach late December, the company will host a pop-up studio at Mondrian South Beach during Art Basel, featuring various teachers and techniques of guided meditation that are more fun than dogma. Locals and visitors alike can start their day submerged in mindfulness for 30 minutes with group classes held every morning at 9 a.m. from Thursday, Dec. 1st through Sunday, Dec. 4th.
Friday, December 2nd
Artist Elisabetta Fantone, a multifaceted Canadian artist, will be exhibiting her new collection titled “Imaginibus” in the Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel. Celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Celine Dion and the Kardashians have commissioned Fantone’s artwork. In collaboration with high-end, European luxury watch manufacturer CORUM, the artist will design a limited edition watch with a distinctively beautiful design as part of their “Bubble” watch collection. In keeping with Fantone’s singular style, her watch design will reference and reimagine a face that is recognizable to all: the Mona Lisa. In collaboration with Michele Fontaniere pop-up gallery, Fantone will reveal her new art collection and CORUM “Bubble” watch .
IN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
Saturday, December 3rd
A handful of the international art world’s biggest names will come together at Markowicz Fine Art, a leading art hub in the Design District, for this year’s Art Basel. Beginning on December 1st through December 4th, the gallery will present a compilation of artworks by KAI, Richard Orlinski, Formento & Formento, Arnaud and Carole Feuerman throughout its three-story gallery space. The exhibit will be an eclectic blend of each artist’s experience and evoke global perspectives on art and design. In celebration of their exhibit, Markowicz Fine Art will host a VIP cocktail reception with the artists on December 3rd from 7-10 p.m. at the gallery, where each artist will have the opportunity to introduce their work and deliberate on their sources of inspiration.See also: DESIGN MIAMI 2016 BRINGS ‘NO SEX” EXHIBITION BY ATELIER BIAGETTI
IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI
Thursday, December 1st, and Saturday, December 3rd
HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in the heart of downtown Miami, will capture photography lover’s hearts during Art Basel Week by hosting one of the most popular art events in recent years: the Miami Street Photography Festival. Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Miami Street Photography Festival features world-class photographers, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, photo walks, and portfolio reviews. The festival’s mission is to give exposure to up-and-coming photographers from around the globe and highlight the best in international street photography. Legendary photographers Martin Parr, Jill Freedman, Richard Kalvar, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris-Webb will be this year’s featured speakers.IN BRICKELL
Friday, December 2nd
Toscana Divino, Brickell’s authentic Italian eatery, is hosting an Art Basel Soirée in conjunction with their weekly Oysters & Bubbles night featuring the work of Italian artist Bajo on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6 –10 p.m.
Written by Tatiana