Off the Art Basel path


Miguel Paredes, Global Graffiti, Video displays, and more at these unofficial Art Basel events.

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By Solange Reyner

  • Pop-Art and Los Ninos

Miguel Paredes' "The Manifestation of Cross Over Art: An Exhibit of New Media Genesis," will be on full display starting Wednesday, December 2nd on Lincoln Road. This New York born-but current Miami resident has taken a liking to drawing life-like sculptures of his children. You'll get to see some of his Los Ninos exhibit, and other pop-art work including his figurine toy line.

(Between Washington and Drexel Ave.)
412 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday, December 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 9
Grand Opening Reception – Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m. to midnight featuring cocktails courtesy of Leblon and Asian delights from Ra Sushi Bar Restaurant
Future events throughout the week TBA


  • DawnTown Miami

Meet the design minds behind the future Metromove station located off Biscayne Boulevard on the corner of Museum Park. The winner of the DawnTown competition will get cash prizes - and you get a chance to see it before it all happens.
The winner will be announced at the Marquis tower and is preceeded by a continental buffet.
DawnTown creator Andrew Frey, founder of West 8 and designer of Governor’s Island in NYC Adriaan Geuze, and Marquis’architect Bernardo Fort Brescia and supporters such as former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and art collector Ella Cisneros will be in attendance.

Marquis, 1100 Biscayne Boulevard, downtown Miami

8:30 to 9 a.m. - Check in, view exhibit of entries, continental buffet.
9 to 9:30 a.m. - Welcoming remarks from Bernardo Fort-Brescia, announcement of winning designs by jury members, 3-minute videos from winning designers
9:30 to 10 a.m. - Keynote remarks by Adriaan Geuze



  • Paint Wynwood!

Fifteen artists have been invited to make the warehouse walls of Miami's Wynwood Art District their own. The project is a product of the partnership between Tony Goldman (Goldman Properties), and Jeffrey Deitch (Deitch Projects) and features work by Aiko from Japan, Os Gemeos and Nunca from Brazil, Stelios Faitakis from Greece, and Jim Drain, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Barry McGee, Ara Peterson, Clare Rojas, Kenny Scharf and the team of Swoon, David Ellis and Ben Wolf from the United States.

NW 26th street and NW 2nd Avenue
Entrance is right next to Joey's Cafe

Opening Reception with artists - Thursday, December 3, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.                                          
Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th: 10 a.m. -10 p.m.
Sun, December 6th: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
After Art Basel, Ongoing Hours Open to the Public: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -8 p.m.


  • Graffiti Gone Global

View a graffiti selection from some of today's top street artists this Friday, December 4th, through Sunday, Dec.6. The event is presented by SushiSamba, whose concept developer has consistently demonstrated support for street artists. Miami-based architect Douglas Hoekzema will design a Brazilian inspired favela structure for the exhibition, with pieces available for purchase.

3252 NE 1st Avenue
Suite 101
Miami, 33127

Exclusive Media & Collectors Preview (By Invitation Only) 
Thursday, December 3: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
General Hours
Friday, December 4: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 5: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 6: 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM


  • Grit and Monitoring Art

Calix Gustav Gallery is debuting two exhibits this week, with receptions for both during Art Basel week. Grit, a series of work about the sordid and glamourous side of Wynwood, features a photo presentation on the difficulty of being transgender. Monitoring Art has work from artists who incorporate video and moving images into their presentations. Artists Clifton Childree, Xavier Cortada, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, JC Espinosa, Christina Pettersson, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Nikki Rollason, Russell Chartier and Paul J. Botelho are featured.

Calix Gustav Gallery
Wynwood Arts District
98 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Grit Reception: Tuesday, December 1, 2009; 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monitoring Art w/ O Cinema Reception: Saturday, December 5, 2009; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Gallery Walk: Saturday, December 12, 2009; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ongoing Exhibition: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 – Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Gallery visiting hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • Verge Art Fair

Check out emerging artists from Japan, China, Serbia, New York, Greece, and Florida this Thursday, December 3rd-6th at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. The showing culminates with Miami's infamous Art Basel, and starts at noon on Thursday.

The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
1732 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, USA

Friday & Saturday, 4 - 5 December, Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, 6 December, Noon to 6 pm

Hour for Professional Preview
Thursday, December 3, 2009, Noon to 6:00 pm
Opening Night Preview Party
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:00 to 10:00 pm

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