This year, my Miami Art Week plan includes a packed calendar beginning the afternoon of Tuesday, December 5, 2017 when I’ll visit Prizm Art Fair and then head to the Art Miami/Context complex at the former Miami Herald Herald site on Biscayne Bay. I’m interested in the general energy of the fairs I’ll visit and want to focus on one outstanding – knock out, life-changing – piece at each fair.
Truth be told, Art Miami, isn’t a ‘satellite’ fair; now in its 28th year, it really is the grand dame of the week’s events. It’s HUGE and world-class – many of the artists whose work is on view have well-established markets. Sister fair Context features the work of emerging and mid-career artists, so there will be a number of unfamiliar gems to see.
Founded in 2013, Prizm is a relative youngster at Miami Art Week that features work from artists throughout the African Diaspora and with a special eye on local Diaspora artists. I am pretty excited to see the various Prizm Projects curated by Mikhaile Solomon and William Cordova. Prizm is located at 145 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL.
The satellite fairs are a tonne of fun! Although they generally lists the galleries that will show at their fairs, at the moment, most satellite fairs don’t have online resources in place to include a booth-by-booth, artist-by-artist preview of what’s on, and that makes each visit a surprise. I’ll check out the following (with additional venues added in here and there, I’m sure):
See Steve’s run-down of the location, costs, and times of these and other fairs and events.
(Next up: Miami Art Week ’17: Go See… NADA)