Miami Art Week 2013

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Art Untitled

The Untitled Fair returns for its second year, welcoming press and VIP for its vernissage opening on Tuesday December 3rd. The fair is showcasing some of the most modern contemporary work on exhibit during art week, including artists who never before shown in the United states.

Stand-out pieces from this year’s exhibit include several by Hew Locke, featured at the Hales Gallery booth, whose mixed media sculptures and Share series of illustrations are both imaginative and incredibly detailed, haunting cast iron sculptures by Tatiana Blass at the Johannes Vogt gallery, as well as carved panels by Entang Wiharso at the Marc Straus gallery booth. Also notable is Tristan Perch‘s Machine Drawing featured at Bitforms. Part installation, part performance art piece, Perch’s live drawing machine are created with a pen suspended from two motors, whose motion is controlled by code running on a circuit. The piece will continue to take shape over the course of the show, coming to completion on Sunday evening at 3pm.

The show will be opened to the public as of Wednesday the 4th, and tickets can still be purchased in advance online for those that want to check it out.

Scope Art

This year, the ever popular Scope art fair relocated from Miami’s midtown/design district to a larger and more scenic location on the sands of Miami Beach, neighboring the Untitled Fair. As always, Scope brought in some of this year’s most impressive contemporary art including the return of the extremely popular cake themed sculptures by Scott Hove.

Other notable installation include the detailed work of Nychos, whose biology-textbook inspired paintings will also be featured at this year’s Basel Castle Event, a series of Audrey Kawasaki originals, and an installation by Bucketfeet featuring artist designed shoes. Bucketfeet is also looking for submissions for their collection, and will be accepting submissions through december 15th via instagram. Interested applicants need only tag their images of their designs with #madetostandout for consideration. More info on the competition is available on their website.

The fair runs through Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at the door and cost $25 for general admission and $15 if you’re a student. This one is definately worth checking out.

For more information, visit the show’s website

Women on The Walls

On Tuesday night, the Wynwood Walls hosted the debut of its basel collection, welcoming internationally acclaimed female artists to take over the walls and gallery. Curated by Goldman properties CEO Jessica GOldman Srebnick and Jeffrey Deith, the Wall’s original curatorial advisor, Women on the Walls featured work from Lady Pink, Claw Money, Maya Hayuk, and Shero, as well as Aido, Fafi, Miss Van, Faith 47, Kashink, Lakwena, Jess & Katie, Myla, and Shamsia, as well as a completely yarn-bombed rock garden by Olek feautirng live yarn-cloaked models.

THe exhibit will be open to the public throughout art basel from noon to 11pm. For more information, head to www.thewynwoodwalls.com

Art Week Trend of 2013: Light Mapping
Light mapping is by no means new technology, having long been used by video game creators in order to augment rendering, making it easier for computers to create realistically lit virtual environments. The process is sometimes also called Texture Baking or digital light projection and has recently gained popularity in nightclubs and stage shows, being used in conjunction with high resolution projectors to render beautifully detailed visual effects onto surfaces. In the upcoming years, we expect to see light mapping being used to render virtual 3d worlds directly onto our physical 3d surfaces, taking game play, training exercises, and many other virtual experiences to a whole new level.

This year at Art Week, we are seeing more and more exhibits popping up with a light mapping feature or focus, and for those who haven’t been exposed to the limitless possibilities this technology possesses, we recommend that you try to make it out to one of these events to see these lights in action.

GLOW: An Alchemy Concept Space & Contemporary Projection Installment

GLOW ALCHEMY ARTBASEL 2013 TRAILER from GLOW on Vimeo.

Starting tonight and running through December 8th, visitors to the Alchemy concept space at the Wynwood Green space will by privy to a visual delight of an incredible light mapping installation. Featuring artwork from Atmos, Chrysopoeia, Bride, Evanesco Joaillerie, Fleche, Panacea, Gold Grills, Magnus Opus, Phoenix, Pearl and Evanesco Falls, the exhibit will run daily from 6 to 10pm and marks the French gallery’s US debut.

Heineken Light Your Night Event Series

This year, Heineken is hosting an entire series of events that focuses on digital light projection featuring 3 nights of events. On Tuesday night, the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse will host the Heineken Light Your Night Challenge Exhibit + VIP Launch Event starting at 8:30 for those who rsvp’d. On Thursday, December 5, at Mana Wynwood as part of the DARKSIDE (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) show, Heineken Light Your Night will showcase Light :: Flow. This interactive kinetic motion installation by Tecné Collective, portrays an abstract representation of human movement, through light and kinetic rhythm. Tickets are $32 and available online. Then on Saturday, December 7, as part of the Basel Castle after party, a monumental video mapping installation will transform the façade of Grand Central into an eight-minute show-stopping audiovisual experience.

Chapel at the Garret at Grand Central


Part listening party, part pop-up store, part fashion show and part art installation, Chapel is the lovechild between producer/dj collective Heroes & Villains (HXV) and lifestyle brand FRESH.i.AM. Chapel takes place on Wednesday, December 4th at The Garret at Grand Central Wednesday and is free to attend with rsvp. Be sure to watch the creepy promo vid on the rsvp page.

M|/\M|M/\X by local artists Jim Drain and Bhakti Baxter

Never one to be outdone, Miami brings it’s own heat with Port of Miami’s intriguing temporary installation M|/\M|M/\X, a four-night light show that will serve as the backdrop to “the most elite, VIP party of Art Basel Miami Beach”, promising to be “the most exclusive of Art Basel Miami Beach, only available to be experienced voyeuristically by travelers in vehicles on the MacArthur Causeway or on boats in Government Cut”. Or, as the artists note, “Everyone is invited, no one may attend.” More info here

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