Seeing Things: Art Basel Miami + Charlotte Olympia
In search of visual inspiration? Or simply a tan? Head to sunny Miami Beach December 6-9 for Art Basel Miami, America’s premier contemporary and modern art fair. The event will be celebrating its 11th anniversary as the stateside sister to the original, founded in Basel, Switzerland, in 1970.
Over 260 international galleries—both new and established—will be in attendance to show the works of thousands of artists. New-to-the-scene names will show alongside the highly acclaimed, in special exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and public art projects.
Among the galleries and museum installations, you’ll find curated showcases like Art Nova, a section designated for artists’ freshest work from the past three years; Art Public, a performance art event at Collins Park; and Art Salon and Art Basel Conversations, featuring panel discussions and dialogues among artists, collectors, curators and other leading figures on the international art scene.
And you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to party and brush shoulders with anyone from Ai Weiwei to Kanye West. Not to mention the best people-watching this side of Paris Fashion Week.
During Art Basel, the NM Bal Harbour store is throwing its own international art party. On December 4 from 2 to 4 pm, London-based shoe designer Charlotte Olympia and a mystery artist will be hand-painting her Dolly platform pump in the shoe salon. The one-of-a-kind pieces will be sold at a private event that night, but a limited edition of about 40 pre-painted shoes will be available for pre-order.