Miami Art Week: Your Docent Guide
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Miami Art Week: Your Docent Guide

04/12/2023

This year again, Miami Art Week makes a highly anticipated return, featuring a range of must-see fairs, exhibitions, and events. This decade-long tradition is strategically spread throughout the city, offering the best from its diverse, rich, and exciting art scene.

During Miami Art Week each year, Miami and Miami Beach are the center of the art world and host over 20 art fairs, over 1,200 galleries and thousands of artists. To assist with your planning, we've curated a selection of unmissable fairs and exhibitions to guide your exploration.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Art Week: Your Docent Guide
Art Basel Miami Beach is an annual art show held at Miami Beach, first staged in 2002, divided in six sections: Galleries (works from leading galleries), Meridians (large-scale, boundary-pushing projects), Nova (works created within the last three years), Positions (dedicated to emerging artists), Survey (works highlighting artistic practices of historic relevance) and Kabinett (curated exhibitions). The show also includes a schedule of moderated panels as part of its Conversations series. The fair opens its doors for the private days on December 6 and 7 and continues until December 10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

NADA Miami

Miami Art Week: Your Docent Guide
NADA Miami 2023 will showcase a diverse selection of over 150 galleries, art spaces, and nonprofit organizations spanning over 50 cities around the globe including San Juan, Paris, Chicago, Memphis, Brussels, and Beijing. This year’s fair includes over 85 NADA members and 34 first-time exhibitors. The 21st edition will take place from Tuesday, December 5th, through Saturday, December 9th, 2023, at Ice Palace Studios.

Sasha Gordon at ICA Miami

Miami Art Week: Your Docent Guide
ICA Miami is currently showcasing the first solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Sasha Gordon. Gordon’s surreal paintings and drawings are a beautiful and hyper-realistic exploration of the complexities of bodily experience. Her works often feature herself, and she is acutely aware of the art historical themes of portraiture and self-portraiture, as well as the politics of representation. With her unique ability to make fantasy real, Gordon approaches these categories with inventiveness and humor.

Tschabalala Self & Cui Jie at Rubell Museum

Miami Art Week: Your Docent Guide
The Rubell Museum welcomes audiences to experience a fresh reinstallation of its Collection Highlights, featuring significant works spanning painting, sculpture, and installation drawn from the Rubell Family’s expansive collection of over 7,700 works. Docent Artists, Tschabalala Self and Cui Jie, are part of the “Collection Highlights” ongoing exhibition.

To Weave the Sky: Textile Abstractions from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at El Espacio 23

Miami Art Week: Your Docent Guide
This exhibition celebrates numerous textile-based works from the Pérez collection – many of which have never been publicly exhibited before – and engages these acquisitions as focal points from which to structure creative dialogues with artworks presented in other mediums. Featuring works from over 100 intergenerational artists from around the world, including Docent Artists, Igshaan Adams, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Ad Minoliti, Nohemí Peréz, Gala Porras-Kim, Rubem Valentim, Pae White, “To Weave the Sky” is inspired by weaving’s traditional ties to abstraction and geometry, landscape and the organic, tactility and intimacy, and indigenous cosmologies and ritual. Curated by Tobias Ostrander in close dialogue with curators of the Pérez Collection, Patricia M. Hanna and Anelys Alvarez, the show attempts to uncover contemporary fascination with the medium – one that has been historically marginalized to the genre of craft within Western art contexts.