Art and fashion constantly informing one another. Art Basel Miami (7-10 December 2017) is an opportunity to showcase your style while exploring the latest trends from leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
View paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, films and more in the exhibition hall, as well as large‐scale artwork, films and performances at the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
If you’re heading to Art Basel Miami, here are five things you don’t want to miss:
1. Art Basel Film is a series curated by David Gryn, founder of Daata Editions and Artprojx, London, showing every night from 8-10 p.m. The series is splashed across a 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall, and promises a larger-than-life viewing experience. Nights in Miami are warm, so wear a t-shirt, nice jeans or pants and your favorite pair of SWIMS loafers. You’ll also want to make sure you get a seat for the Special Film Screening 8 December from 8:30-10 p.m. The film, a picture with strong ties to the art world, is a surprise, and will be chosen by New York City-based film curator Marian Masone.
2. Programmed by Mari Spirito, founding director of Protocinema, Istanbul/New York, Art Basel Conversations, every day from 3-8 p.m., puts you in the middle of inspiring conversations with the art world’s key players as they share their experiences, secrets and visions on art collecting, production and exhibition.
3. A marriage of art and tech, the Rubell Family Collection’s “Still Human” is not to be missed for anyone interested in virtual reality and artificial intelligence. See work from 29 artists working across a range of mediums and disciplines as they explore artificial intelligence, bioethics, desire and virtual existence in “Still Human,” available for viewing every day from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
4. Get your pop art, sculpture, painting and video fix when you visit the The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse every day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. View the best in pop art from legends like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann. You’ll also see awe-inspiring videos, paintings and sculptures by David Claerbout, Federico de Francesco, Anselm Kiefer, Rosy Keyser, Imi Knoebel, Emil Lukas, Hugo McCloud, Olaf Metzel, Ernesto Neto, Diana Fonseca Quiñones and Sue Williams.
5. At Art Basel Public Days at the Miami Convention Center, you can immerse yourself in the works of more than 250 artists from over 30 countries around the world.
Be sure to watch the SWIM blog and our social media for on-the-scene reporting from SWIMS fan Andrew Wise (@tailoredlife).