Design And Furniture Events Guide is here! December brings some of the most exclusive events in the design worldand Miami will host two of the biggest. Discover all there is to know about Art Basel Miami & Design Miami.
Art Basel Miami Beach, said to be North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair, celebrates its 20th anniversary December 1 – 3, 2022 (the invitation-only preview is November 29 – 30, 2022) with its largest show to date. Thousands of art dealers, artists, collectors and art aficionados will enjoy modern and contemporary art from 283 galleries from 38 countries. Art Basel Miami Beach is one of only four Art Basel fairs in the world; the others are in Hong Kong, Paris and the founding fair in Basel, Switzerland. The center of the action will be the gleaming Miami Beach Convention Center. The huge Convention Center is divided into sections, each with its own curatorial focus:
- Galleries: This is the main area or section, where 213 top galleries will show major works in all mediums.
- Positions: This is where you’ll find 19 solo exhibitions by emerging international artists including Tonia Nneji, Leslie Martinez and Ishi Glinsky.
- Nova: This year, Nova will showcase 22 presentations from 23 galleries. Artists include Los Angeles-based artists Anabel Juárez and Greg Ito in a dual installation; John Edmonds; Pinaree Sanpitak; Nikita Kadan; Julia Wachtel; Edgar Heap of Birds and emerging artists Erin Ggaadimitis Ivalu Gingrich and Robyn Tsinnajinnie.
- Survey: In this sector, 17 galleries will present work created before the year 2000. Artists include Milford Graves, Dread Scott, Cuban artist Agustín Cárdenas, Japanese artist Ei-Q and Spanish artist Aurèlia Muñoz.
- Edition: In this sector, 11 exhibitors will show prints and editioned works. Exhibitors include Cristea Roberts Gallery (London); Crown Point Press (San Francisco); Gemini G.E.L. (Los Angeles); Carolina Nitsch (New York); Pace Prints (New York); Paragon (London); Polígrafa Obra Gràfica (Barcelona); Susan Sheehan Gallery (New York); STPI (Singapore); Two Palms (New York); and ULAE (New York).
- Information about the Meridians (large-scale projects) and Kabinett (curated selections by each gallery) sectors as well as 20th-anniversary highlights will be released closer to the event dates
Known for her unique curatorial approach, she cultivates a cutting-edge program devoted to innovation and connoisseur-ship in the fields of fine art, design, and architecture, including some of the most important artists and designers in the world like Ron Arad, Hélène Binet, Zaha Hadid, Rolf Sachs and Studio Nucleo.
Watercolour Collection by Nendo
New York gallery Friedman Benda presents a new body of work from the Tokyo-based Nendo, a collection created to impress the illusion of watercolor paintings on paper. The 18 pieces are made of folded sheets of metal finished with a technique that makes them appear like pieces of paper, then painted by hand to mimic a light blue watercolor effect.
Founded by Yu Wang and Xiao Lu, Gallery ALL is committed to a broad artistic and design dialogue. It is a curation-led, multidisciplinary gallery, presenting existing works and commissioning new ones. As one of the first design galleries in China, it is dedicated to exhibiting unique and limited-edition objects of design, art, architecture, and furnishings.
Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the gallery’s seventh annual group exhibition in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch. On view during Miami Art Week at the historic Buick Building in the city’s Design District, and online at gagosian-deitch.com, 100 Years explores the interplay of past, present, and future through contemporary works in a range of mediums.
Nagel Draxler Gallery
Galerie Nagel Draxler (formerly Galerie Christian Nagel) was founded in Cologne in 1990 and operates in Cologne, Berlin, Munich and Meseberg. We are proud to be a gallery that has a history, a present and a future. An emphasis lies on an established artist generation, that has been showing with us since the beginning and whose work has been strongly influential for following generations. Our mid-career artists take part in defining the artistic discourses of our times. Finally, with a young generation, we meet the challenges of tomorrow. We see it as a privilege, to be able to give younger artists a context rooted in recent art history.
Emmanuel Perrotin founded his first gallery in 1990 at the age of twenty-one. He has worked closely with his roster of artists, some for more than twenty-five years, to help fulfill their ambitious projects. Perrotin has galleries in 7 cities: Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai totaling approximately 7,800 square meters (84,000 square feet) of exhibition space.
Since it was established in 1991, Galerie Thomas Schulte’s ongoing focus has been placed on nurturing, supporting, and sustaining outstanding and inspiring artistic positions in international conceptual art spanning from the 1960s to the present.
The Christian Stein Gallery
The Christian Stein Gallery, specializing in contemporary art, was founded in Turin in 1966 by Margherita Stein (alias Christian Stein). Gianfranco Benedetti will join her starting from 1971, subsequently also dealing with the activity of the offices opened in Milan starting from 1985.
David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong, and currently represents more than seventy artists and estates. The gallery has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, David Zwirner has helped foster the careers of some of the most influential artists working today and has maintained long-term representation of a wide-ranging, international group of artists.
DESIGN MIAMI [30 NOVEMBER – 03 DECEMBER]
Design Miami/ announces a return to Miami Beach, Florida for the 18th edition of the fair held November 30 – December 4, 2022, with Preview Day on November 29, 2022. The fair will take place on Convention Center Drive and 19th Street, alongside Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Each year Design Miami/ enlists a jury of experts to review the onsite exhibitions and present the Best of Show awards. This year’s jury for Design Miami/ included architect Lee Mindel, art advisor Simon Andrews, design collector Al Eiber, Design Miami/ Vice President of Fairs Grela Orihuela, and Design Miami/ Curatorial Director Wava Carpenter.
Galleries and Studios Attending
Dreamcloud by Nina Magon for Cosentino
Spanish materials company Cosentino will present a sculpture by interior designer Nina Magon during Miami Art Week. The installation will use eight slabs of stone from Cosentino, as well as lighting elements by Studio M Lighting.
From Functional Art to Collectible Design, today Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional art by international artists or designers, both rising and established, going outside their traditional territories of expression. Actively involved in the research and production of limited edition works, the gallery’s choices are guided by seeking an emotional, artistic and historical relevance; a relevance that must appear evident.
AGO Projects is a design-centric hub and designer representation space started by Rudy F. Weissenberg and Rodman Primack. Based in the energizing creative capitals of Mexico City and New York, AGO Projects is committed to incubating and promoting exceptional design voices. We work together with artists and designers to realize personal projects of various scales while actively enhancing international alliances and opportunities. We believe in the power of good design as an agent of positive transformation. We encourage the handmade and support artists and designers with a heightened level of social and environmental consciousness that strive for a more equitable society.
Dolce & Gabanna Casa
Magen H Gallery
With special emphasis given to French post-war designers, the collection progresses the artistic dialogue between these historically significant works and contemporaries who visually articulate a personal philosophy. These pieces reveal the compelling tension between the organic spirit of the material and the artists’ mastery over the medium. From its inception, the collection of works has been built on the founding premise that art and design are allied and interdependent.
Todd Merrill Studio
Todd Merrill Studio represents a group of international artists, each with a singular vision and unprecedented point of view.In creating works of collectible design, each takes a hands-on approach intersecting contemporary design, fine art, traditional craft techniques, and pioneering innovation.