Downtown/Biscayne Corridor


Art Basel Miami Beach: Top 10 things to do


Planning your event attack during the onslaught of Art Basel Miami Beach requires military-style logistical planning. Heading into the thick of things on South Beach can be exhausting, and though a trip through the actual fair in the Convention Center is required, it's also a way to feel poor and unwashed pretty quickly.

Luckily, there are always a few standout events during the week that are free, low cost, "edgy," "alternative," or whatever else that makes the aching feet worth it. Here, in no particular order, are 10 offbeat suggestions for your Basel circuit. Some veer towards the party side of things, but all include art (as opposed to music, which we covered in the Art Basel Music Guide).

It Ain't Fair at O.H.W.O.W.

These days, the gallery/art book publisher/retail curator group OHWOW seems to have largely shifted its operations to L.A., despite the fact the "WOW" in its name stems from its original location west of Wynwood. Still, the company has maintained a retail store locally in the Standard Hotel, as well as a location in the Design District for special one-off exhibitions. It's here that OHWOW returns to Basel this year for the fourth installation of its annual "It Ain't Fair" group show.

This year's installation is titled Materialism, and the focus is on the physical -- texture, shape, and so on -- rather than the conceptual and intellectual. Artists showing include former Miami natives like Daniel Arsham, Luis Gispert, and Bert Rodriguez, as well as other white-hot names like Scott Campbell and Dan Colen. No matter who's in the actual show, though, openings at OHWOW always draw an array of boldfacers from the art, fashion, and music worlds

Continue reading this guide at

Other Wynwood area events that receive mention:
-- American Exuberance at the Rubell Family Collection
-- Miami’s Independent Thinkers at Awarehouse
-- Fountain Art Fair
-- The Co11ective at the Kohn Compound

Read more Biscayne Corridor stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK