With so much art swirling around the downtown-Miami Beach axis this week, it’s hard to know where to start. This year, the art itself feels especially interesting --- and yes, even worth braving the traffic! Here are a few of our must-see choices.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami celebrated the opening of an exhibition titled ‘Angel Without You’ by Tracey Emin, part of the Knight Exhibition Series, during Art Basel week on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The exhibition filled with neon figures and expressions centered around the topic of love will be on display through March 9, 2014.
The hurricane known as Art Basel week struck Miami with full force on Tuesday, sending crashing waves of collectors, design fiends, scenesters, curiosity-seekers, and the merely very moneyed into the city’s hippest neighborhoods to nearly drown in a deluge of tent fairs, installations, museum shows, and, naturellement, free cocktails.
One collector called it "the running of the bulls.’’ But Wednesday’s VIP First Choice opening of Art Basel was more of a slow crush that went on for nearly an hour as the wealthy and well-placed queued to get into the Miami Beach Convention Center.
While Miami artists are busy and excited preparing to welcome Art Basel, one of the largest art shows in the world, to Miami Beach on Thursday, another thought has made itself prominent in their minds.
During the Miami Art Week insanity, it’s easy to develop a deep appreciation for brief moments of Zen. Retreat to one of these local hotspots for a dose of nourishment and fresh air when the bustle simply becomes too much. While fleeting, these escapes will help art lovers endure the frenzied pace as they traverse the designated zones from Miami Beach to Wynwood.