Winter Warm-Up: Your guide to the 2011 Miami art fairs & Scope opening party

Scope Miami 2010 - "Chockra", Performance of Al Mtsaalh Haal (Detail), Dec. 18, 2010, The Watermill Center - A laboratory for performance, Photo by  Hronn AxelsdottirzzScope Miami 2010 – “Chockra”, Performance by Al Mtsaalh Haal (Detail), Dec. 18, 2010, The Watermill Center – A laboratory for performance, Photo by Hronn Axelsdottirzz

Next week, the international artworld will make it´s annual trek out to the sunny beaches of Miami for this year’s installment of Art Basel Miami, Scope Miami, Pulse Miami and a slew of other satellite fairs, exhibitions and parties. Throughout the week, the city shows off it’s flamboyant style and vibrant nightlife as it hosts the largest and most lively contemporary art schedule in today´s international art circuit. See below for our full overview of 2011 Miami and Miami Beach Art Fairs.

This year, Berlin Art LInk is getting in on the action as a proud media sponsor of the official Scope Miami pre-party and opening reception at SPINELLO PROJECTS on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 7 – 10pm. Inhabiting a discarded schoolhouse space located in the Design District, Spinello Projects presents three solo exhibitions from artists TYPOE, AGUSTINA WOODGATE and SANTIAGO RUBINO.

The party gets going with music by Parisian Twin Duo William Wilson Doppelganger (Institut Bonheur/Bagatelle, Le Tigre) and Lolo (Sweat Records, Vagabond). Media sponsors include MIAMI Magazine, DIRTY Magazine, ArtStars*, BerlinArtLink, The Curated Collection, and Primary Projects.

Curated by Anthony Spinello and hosted by Dan & Kathryn Mikesell.
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011; 7-10pm
150 NE 42nd St.
Miami (Design District)

Art Basel Miami Beach | Dec. 1-4, 2011
The premiere art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Aqua 11 | Dec. 1-4, 2011
Presenting galleries from the west coast, greater USA and abroad, with an emphasis on emerging and early mid-career artists.
Art Now | Dec. 1-4, 2011
A curated hotel fair designed to make experiencing the event both refreshing and enjoyable for collectors and art world professionals.
Arts for a Better World | Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 2011
The first international art show with a unifying message “Art Contributes To A Better World”
Burst Project Art Fair | Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, 2011
A new artfair in the Miami circuit, created to give emerging artists and galleries an opportunity to present new works and to reach beyond the ‘typical’ gallery confines to present art in public places and new unexpected venues.
Design Miami | Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2011
Presenting a diverse selection of exhibitions featuring rare works by pioneering modernists to one-off and limited-edition pieces by cutting edge contemporary designers.
Ink Miami | Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2011
Unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on contemporary works on paper
NADA Art Fair | Dec. 1 – 4, 2011
An alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging Contemporary Art.
Pool Art Fair | Dec. 2 – 4, 2011
The premiere fair in the U.S. dedicated to unrepresented artists.
Verge Art Miami Beach | Dec. 1-4, 2011
An ongoing experiment in art, markets, ideas and the art culture. Special programs, such as “Tomorrow Stars” and specially-devised artist’s platforms, providing something more for living artists.

ART FAIRS: MIAMI (Wynwood Arts District)
Art Asia | Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2011
A highly selective showcase of galleries from around the world that focuses on the best of established and emerging contemporary artists from throughout Asia.
Art Miami | Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2011
The original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami, presenting modern and contemporary art from 100 international art galleries and prominent art institutions.
Fountain Miami | Dec. 1-4, 2011
A compellingly raucous platform of alternative galleries, independent artists, and musical performances.
Pulse Miami | Dec. 1-4, 2011
Divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by the Committee to present solo exhibitions of artist’s work created in the past two years.
Red Dot Miami | Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2011
Presenting galleries specializing in emerging, mid-career and established artists that seek to present work of lasting value and beyond current trends.
Scope Miami (Wynwood Arts District) | Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 2011
The most global art fair in the world featuring emerging contemporary art with 7 markets worldwide, presenting a program of solo and thematic group shows alongside museum-quality exhibitions, collector tours, screenings, and special events.
Sculpt Miami | Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, 2011
A sculpture art fair with a focus on the newest aesthetic tendencies in contemporary sculpture highlighting innovative techniques and the use of original materials.
Seven | Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 2011
A pioneering collective project organized by seven galleries. With a focus on a collaborative, exhibition-like presentation, it looks beyond the art fair model to create a more intimate setting.
Zones Art Fair | NOv. 29 – Dec. 3, 2011
The focus is on up-and-coming artists and making their works more accessible to the public.


Blog entry and photos by Monica Salazar in Berlin; Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.

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