Check out Part 1 of our Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Mega Guide HERE
Screenshot, "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back"
Art Basel's 2016 film program in Miami Beach includes the first film by Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, a silent film about music by Christian Marclay and a special screening of Maura Axelrod's "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back." Over 50 films and video works have been selected for screening outdoors and inside the convention center, as well as at the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road. For his sixth year as curator, David Gryn has also chosen 28 short films by international artists that engage with music for a 2-hour program called "Best Dressed Chicken in Town," named after THIS reggae tune, with screenings at 8 p.m., Wednesday thru Sunday in SoundScape Park adjacent to the New World Center (500 17th Street, South Beach).
Inverted Birth, 2014. Video/sound installation. Performer: Norman Scott. Photo: Kira PerovVia billviola.com
MANA Wynwood and the PINTA Miami Art Fair are hosting an invite-only, "live" performance of Bill Viola's video/sound installation "Inverted Birth" (2014) on Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m. On the night, the film will be accompanied by the Orchestra PhilarMIA and dancers from the Miami ballet and the artist will be present. The 10th edition of PINTA runs from November 30 to December 4 in MANA Wynwood (2217 NW 5th Avenue, Miami) and features over 50 galleries with a special focus on Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art.
Miami Marbles Rendering, 2016. Courtesy of Anne Spalter.
PULSE Miami Beach is back in Indian Beach Park (4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) for the 12th edition of their popular fair, featuring over 75 local and international galleries. Their VIP, "invite only" preview brunch is Thursday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and then it's open to the public daily through December 4. They also have a "Young Collectors" cocktail party on December 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Check out the site-specific installation, "Miami Marbles," at the fair's entrance by digital artistAnne Spalter. The artist used photos and videos of the city to create abstract images on large spheres. PULSE also partnered with Artsy so that you can go online to browse exhibitor booths and make inquiries starting on November 22.
Their spin-off sector, PLAY, is a platform for the discovery of digital and new media works curated by Jasmine Wahl and Rebecca Jampol who have chosen works for viewing by 10 artists.
The PRIZM art fair is moving to 7230 NW Miami Court in the Little Haiti/Little River neighborhood for this year's fourth edition. The submission-based fair specializes in solo presentations by African artists and explores the "global impact of Africa's cultural DNA." There's a special section dedicated to Pierre-Christophe-Gam's multi-media installation "The Chop Bar: The Love Feast." The VIP preview is November 29, 7 to 11 p.m., and then it's open to the public ($15) thru December 11.
For the first time, a major Miami museum will present an exhibition by a living fashion designer during AB/MB. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art