MIAMI - What’s new and notable under the tents and down the aisles at this year's art and design fairs.
PULSE MIAMI BEACH.
Indefatigable director Helen Toomer continues the reshaping she started last year, now with an earlier opening date, a new section of two-artist booths called Conversations and a revamped layout of two adjoining pavilions for 82 international galleries.
After reporting “unprecedented” attendance and record sales for its 25th anniversary last year, the Wynwood-based fair – the city’s oldest – has good reason to feel confident about 2015.
OUTSIDE THE UNTITLED FAIR, 2014.
In a first, this year’s entrance pavilion commission was awarded to a competition-winning team. Five Harvard Graduate School of Design students have created UNBUILT, with seating areas shaded by a canopy made with foam models of unrealised student designs.
Returning to Ocean Drive with a more spacious tent, the 15th edition introduces the Juxtapoz | SCOPE Print Series. A collaboration with 1xRUN, this series features the portfolios of ten artists in editions of 100; the artists will be on site during the fair.
Like most fairs, UNTITLED offers a roster of live programming, and this year organisers are making panel discussions and artist talks more accessible via a streaming broadcast on UNTITLED Radio. Visitors can listen on site in designated areas, and the content can be also accessed any time on personal mobile devices – even after the fair is over.
NADA Miami Beach
After six years at the Deauville Beach Resort, NADA Miami Beach gives itself an upgrade with a move to the historic Fontainebleau – a legendary property that also happens to be closer to the action at Mid Beach. Among the 100-plus exhibitors are 21 new participants.
CROWDS LINE UP TO ENTER ART BASEL IN MIAMI BEACH, 2014. © ART BASEL.
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel chief Marc Spiegler was so impressed with how Noah Horowitz refined the Armory Show that he poached the director to run Miami’s edition of the mighty franchise. A strong all-around roster suggests an auspicious debut for Horowitz.