Rewind: UNTITLED Miami Beach 2015

While I loved attending UNTITLED Miami Beach 2015, I don’t have as many pics or any video as I should cause I did not pay heed to the cardinal rule of Miami Art Week: always, always, always have backup batteries for your camera and smartphone!!!!!

IF my batteries would have lasted, you would have seen more pics of the 127 international exhibitors, galleries, non-profit organizations and institutions, and artist-run exhibition spaces from over 20 countries as well as pics from Untitled-Radio on Wynwood Radio.

This year I promise not to make that error again when I go to UNTITLED Miami Beach 2016!

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016, with an attendance of  more than 95,000 coming to see the works of 4,000+ artists across 6 days, proved that the contemporary art market is more than resilient enough against the current economic climes. This 47th edition, featuring 286 of the world’s leading galleries from 33 countries, reigned supreme above all the other contemporary art fairs so far in 2016.

With sectors like Galleries, Statements, Feature, Unlimited, Parcours, and Film there was something there for collectors, whether private or institutional, and curators focused on seeing the best in Modern and Contemporary art to discover.

One of my favorites of the Art Basel sectors, regardless of the show location, is the Conversations and Salons series which brings together people from all over the art world and beyond to engage in enlightening, entertaining and sometimes very provocative discussions.

This year’s topics in Basel included 100 years of Dada, the COBRA group, the longer view of the impact of looting, race & justice and the challenges creating art in communities. Luckily for us who weren’t able to attend in person, we can watch these talks on YouTube .

This year’s show also included the announcement that Art Basel will be partnering with UBS to produce a new annual art market report, which makes perfect sense considering the years of Art Basel has been staging premier art shows.

The new ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report’ will be an objective and independent study authored by Dr. Clare McAndrew and her Dublin-based research and consulting firm Arts Economics. Covering the main macro-economic trends and delivering fundamental data on the art market as a whole, the first ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report’ will be published in March 2017 to coincide with Art Basel’s Hong Kong show.

Hopefully, next year will be the year I finally get to attend Art Basel in Basel!

The Met Breuer: Diane Arbus Exhibition Opening July 12

New: Major Diane Arbus exhibition opening July 12 at The Met Breuer

Part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning highlights never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923–71). The exhibition features more than 100 photographs focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962—the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over.


The exhibition will be featured on the Museum’s website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #dianearbus and #MetBreuer.

Following its presentation at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will travel to SFMOMA (January 21-April 30, 2017).

diane arbus: in the beginning is curated by Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Met.
Exhibition design is by Brian Butterfield, Senior Exhibition Designer; graphics are by Anna Rieger, Graphic Designer; and lighting design is by Laura Mroczkowski, Lighting Designer, all of The Met’s Design Department.

Image: Diane Arbus (1923-1971). Taxicab driver at the wheel with two passengers, N.Y.C. 1956 © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Art on Paper March 3-6

The second edition of Art on Paper has returned to New York City’s Pier 36!

Art on Paper will be open all weekend at downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 featuring 75 galleries from around the world presenting special exhibitions of paper-based art. The fair’s second edition launched Thursday evening to a night of record attendance, andthe buzz has continued as more discover the unique, highly focused exhibitions of incredible quality that have quickly shaped Art on Paper into a The New York Times“Where to go Now” destination.

If you are in the area, make sure to go!

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Week Guide

This week the contemporary and modern art and design worlds turn their focus on to Miami Beach, Miami and its surrounding areas in South Florida and yours truly, Mone Knows, will be out and about taking a look at at the main shows as well as the myriad of events, happenings, parties and openings!

Plus, I will be taking pics of all the glorious street-style fashion to post on my Instagram, so say “Hi” if you see me!

Here’s my #mustsee guide:

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH (Dec 2 – 6)
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

DESIGN MIAMI/ (Dec 2 – 6)
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, USA

MIAMI PROJECT and ART ON PAPER (Dec 1-6)
Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33141, USA

Juxatpoz-presents-Print-Series

SCOPE Miami Beach (Dec 1-6)
801 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
USA

UNTITLED, Miami Beach (Dec 2-6)
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
South Beach, Miami

PULSE Miami Beach (Dec 1-5)
Indian Beach Park
4601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

SUPERFINE! House of Art & Design (Dec 2-6)
8300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

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*All photos except those courtesy of Art Basel, Untitled and Superfine! by MoneKnows

SCOPE Miami Beach 2015 | VH1 + The Breaks

Yup, The Breaks Lounge definitely is on my SCOPE Miami Beach must-see list especially since The Breaks star Mack Wilds will be doing a live DJ set during Tuesday evening’’s opening reception in the SCOPE Atrium, hosted by VH1.

As the recent SCOPE Miami Beach update says:

ONCE UPON A RHYME… Hip hop changed culture as we know it, and the early ‘90s in New York City was one of its most groundbreaking eras. We’re celebrating the artists and the music that defined the times – and changed the game forever.

That’s why we’re bringing this innovative era of music to SCOPE Miami Beach to celebrate VH1’s new original movie, The Breaks, premiering on Monday, January 4th.

The “Breaks Lounge” will capture the spirit of that time and place with a playlist curated by Q-Tip and rare hip hop memorabilia. Check out original A Tribe Called Quest lyric sheets and rare authentic ’90s hip hop apparel on loan from DJ Ross One, author of Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999.

Don’t just take a selfie, make a GIF in the #PHHHOTO booth, and go home with a customized beat from Monster DNA!

Miami Design District Site-Specific Performance Series

Site Specific Signature Series

The season finale of Site-Specific Performance Series at the Miami Design District happens this Saturday, November 21st at 5:30pm.

 Instituted by Craig Robins in 2014, the roving series brings performance out of the traditional theater and invites guests to explore the neighborhood via ephemeral original works of dance, music, theatre, art, and poetry, which often engage the permanent public art installations in the neighborhood.

The finale event will include four performances featuring artists Paul Tei and Mad Cat Theatre Company, Das SaD, Fernando Calzadilla of Miami Theater Center, and Alma Dance Theater. 

Please add this amazing event to your weekend must-see calendar! More details after the jump. Continue reading “Miami Design District Site-Specific Performance Series”