— WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 —
“Soul Manufacturing Corporation” by Theaster Gates at Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (through December 8th)
Renowned Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates will be presenting a large-scale installation around a factory of skilled makers producing “things” throughout the week of the fair. The piece will also simultaneously involve a DJ, reader, and yoga instructor to even more thoroughly entertain viewers.
Breakfast, book launch, and exhibition opening at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 1018 North Miami Avenue, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Along with breakfast you can also catch the opening of the exhibition “Unsaid/Spoken,” which is comprised of selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO Collections, on view through March 3rd, 2013. At 10:30 a.m. there will also be a launch for Pulses of Abstraction in Latin America, a monograph of abstract works in the Foundation’s collection.
“Plane Text” at Miami Beach, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (through December 9th)
The Morgans Hotel Group will be organizing an artist takeover of those airplanes pulling advertising banners over the beach, with 15 artists like Richard Prince, Hank Willis Thomas, Lawrence Weiner, and Jenny Holzer all getting free reign to display their own short text messages.
“Highlights from Christie’s ‘The Art of the Surreal’ Evening Sale” at JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (through December 5th)
In the auction house’s third annual Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition, Christie’s will be presenting a selection of works by artists like René Magritte and Paul Delvaux from its upcoming evening sale, “The Art of the Surreal.”
"Design Talks: Stefano Tonchi & Diane von Furstenburg discuss Design Pioneers" by W Magazine, at Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, 6-7 p.m., RSVP at Caitlin_Leonard@condenast.com
Ballroom Marfa’s Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine Party at Cabanas at SLS Hotel South Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue, 7-9 p.m., Invitation only
“Describing Labor” VIP Cocktail Party at the Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Avenue, 7-10 p.m., Invitation-only, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening reception for Art Public at Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue, 8-10 p.m.
Produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum, Art Public, an outdoor exhibition of large-scale sculpture, video installations, and performance art from 22 artists, will be opening in Collins Park on December 5th. Along with musical performances by the Broke People’s Baroque Theater and Alex Israel, the opening will mark the debut of “Güiro,” an oval-shaped “art-bar” installation, made by the artist collective Los Carpinteros, which will be open daily from 5 p.m. to midnight through December 9th.
Maybach Music Group concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue, 8 p.m.
The boastful braggadocio of the Maybach Music Group featuring hip hop artists Rick Ro$$, Meek Mill, Wale, and Machine Gun Kelly will fit right in with the high rolling, jet set culture of Art Basel Miami Beach, which is holding its official opening on the same night.
“Art Video: Love, Time & Decorum” at New World Center, SoundScape Park and Miami Beach Convention Center, 500 17th Street and 1901 Convention Center Drive, 8 p.m.
The second consecutive iteration of “Art Video,” thematic collections of work by some of the most exciting contemporary artists, will be presented by Art Basel Miami Beach throughout the week, beginning with “Love, Time & Decorum.”
Pop-up Piano Miami fundraising concert by Steinway & Sons at the Perry South Beach Hotel, 2377 Collins Avenue, 8:30-11:30 p.m., $100
“Art Video: Music, Magic & Melancholia” at New World Center, SoundScape Park and Miami Beach Convention Center, 500 17th Street and 1901 Convention Center Drive, 9 p.m.
Danny Brown concert at Bardot, 3456 North Miami Avenue, 9 p.m.
In yet another intersection of popular music and art, idiosyncratic hip-hop artist Danny Brown will be performing at Bardot accompanied by a visual DJ set by visual artist Shepard Fairey.
VIP reception for “The Endless Renaissance” at the Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The Bass Museum of Art will be holding a reception on the eve of the opening of “The Endless Renaissance,” a collection of six solo artists projects by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn, and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, which will be on view at the museum during Miami Art Week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.