Every December, thousands of artists, and gallery enthusiasts flock to Miami for the annual transformation that is Miami Art Week. This year’s festivities took place from Dec. 1-4 and were a conglomerate of art fairs, concerts and various pop up events occurring throughout the city. Some of the art fairs included Art Concept in Bayfront Park and Miami Mix Art Fair in Wynwood. Another one of the weekend’s main events is Art Basel, the international art fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
OMAR NEGRIN THE REPORTER Connected: Some people went to experience the art but many also went to stay connected. Art Basel attendees sit back and relax in Fondation Beyeler’s eccentric and vivid visual reality.
OMAR NEGRIN THE REPORTER Fictional Archeology: Daniel Arsham’s piece on the victims of Pompeii is exhibited in Art Basel located inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER Bold And Beautiful: Katherine Magnoli is a children’s book author and a student majoring in social work. She is part of the Bold Beauty Project, which depicts the strength and sensuality of women with disabilities through photographs.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER Gathering Of Finest: The Art Concept in Miami is open to the public bringing artists from around the world. The exhibition includes artwork of artists like Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Fernando Botero.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER Concentrated: A man admires the artwork of the Bold Beauty Project as he reads the descriptions of the photographs. Apart from the photos the booth also has models talking about their experiences and what motivates them.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER Art Memoir: Hebru Brantley’s gallery in Wynwood is open to the public and offers a series of his life personified in young characters through colorful portraits and sculptures.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER It’s A Small World: Visual artist and composer Alexis Gideon launches his new exhibition, The Comet and the Glacier at Locust Projects, which is a memory meditation.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER Primate Evolution: Doma Collective shows various works that criticize different social institutions and human beings. This piece demonstrates a moving platform of how human evolution is going backwards due to war and hate.
OMAR NEGRIN THE REPORTER Spaghetti: Fondation Beyeler’s profusely observant obsession with spaghetti is showcased in his show in Art Basel.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER Conceptual Creations: Attendees admiring paintings at Spectrum Miami Art Show which offers a series of different art techniques such as painting, sculpting, photography, and nontraditional art pieces.
SEBASTIÁN BALLESTAS THE REPORTER Decoding Art: Fredik Raddum sculptures are presented by Hans Alf Gallery at Art Concept Fair in Miami. Two event guests define their own perceptions of the real meaning of the work of art.