Upcoming Event: Spectrum Miami Art Show Nov 30 – Dec 4

The Spectrum Miami Art Show Nov 30 -Dec 4 is on my Miami Art Week Must-See List because this juried contemporary art show, in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District, features fine art from top galleries and artists from across the U.S. and internationally, along with entertainment, curated projects, and evening events.

The theme for Spectrum Miami 2015 is [ELEVATE]: Heightening your senses at the hub of the art world. Spectrum Miami features specially curated programs that are informed by the theme, including site-specific Art Lab projects, Art Talks, a specially selected emerging LaunchPad Artist, and a selection of Spotlight Artists. These programs provide a dynamic experience for attendees, allowing them to view and interact with works by leading national and international artists and view exhibitions and events that showcase the thriving art landscape of Miami.

SHOW HOURS:
Opening Night Preview Party: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6 – 10pm

General Public Show Hours:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 12 – 5pm

VENUE:
Spectrum Miami Tent
1700 NE 2nd Ave. at NE 17th St.
Miami, FL 33132

ADMISSION COST
Opening Night/5-Day Pass: $75 online / $85 at event
Opening Night Preview Pass: $50 online / $60 at event
General Admission, 1-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event
Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event
Students, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $20 at event

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!

Design Coolness: GUILD Eyewear

Guild Handcrafted Eyewear is one of my fave design finds for October! Their frames are just what a discerning eyewear connoisseur, like moi, needs to stand out from the rest.

Trying to find frames that stand out and are well-made has been one of my missions ever since I started wearing glasses in college. Over the years, I have only found a handful of frames that meet both criteria, so it’s nice to “discover” a company like GUILD Eyewear that not only has the same aesthetics as I do but also loves eyewear like I do.

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!

playlist: HARM WÜLF’s new album HIJRAH

I am not fond of the latest music categories; they confuse me with their multi-hyphenated, trying-to-sound-cool-using-obscure-words titles.

As a result, I have learned to ignore them cause I would hate to miss out on hearing amazing new music like HARM WÜLF’s  (G. Hirsch of Blacklisted) sophomore release HIJRAH from Deathwish Inc. because I felt “meh” about the category label.

This album is perfect for those times when sugary pop sweetness just won’t do.

Hijrah is inspired by a range of artists from the tranquil resonance of Low, to the rhythmic acoustic strumming of Strength Through Joy, the ascending power of Angels Of Light, even calling to the insular/grotesque Americana of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor, etc…

You can listen to it here on Bandcamp Daily before its August 26th release!