Miami Art Week
If you have the chance to make a long trip at the beginning of December, don’t hesitate! Miami Art Week is a fantastic and highly recommended trip for contemporary art lovers.
The city itself is fascinating and full of life, and this week is spent with collectors and lovers of contemporary art from all over the world….
The private collections of the city open their doors to the public, the atmosphere is spectacular and in 24 hours. In Miami, you can start swimming on the beach in South Beach (Caribbean), see 4 art fairs and end up dancing on a terrace in Brickell. In 4 days you will not stop doing different things and you will definitely still have many things to discover:
Here is my selection by zones:
ART: It’s where most of the fairs are based.
The main one is Art Basel. The quality of the pieces is indescribable. Calders, Giacometti’s, Miró and Picassos coexist with fascinating contemporary works. The objective of this fair is to dedicate time to and enjoy as a museum, as a selection of Sublime galleries.
Out of the fair alternatives, my favourite has been the video art proposal of Artechouse travelling around the world, really innovative.
Alternative fairs: Aqua, Pinta, Scope…
Aqua is great as a concept, in a 70s hotel, a gallery is housed in each empty room and exhibits its pieces there…it’s hilarious! There are music, beverages, and a spectacular atmosphere.
My favourite hotel is Casa Tua, a hotel with only 5 rooms, beds with canopy, dream breakfast and Champagne open bar all day… what more could you ask for? 😊 its terrace is one of the most beautiful I have ever been in my life and one of the most welcoming places in the world for breakfast, lunch or dinner… at night it is magical… full of coloured orchids everywhere, it is only illuminated by filament bulbs that give a wonderful light.
A place to stay and never leave.
HAVING BREAKFAST AT BETSY
The Betsy Hotel, next to Miami Beach, great to get up, run along the beach, take a bath and have breakfast in this beautiful place.
At night it’s always good to have a drink at the Faena hotel where you can see Damien Hirst’s golden elephant, the Edition hotel and the Fontainebleau, lots of design next to the beach, always fun although I’m much more of small boutique hotels.
BRIKLE is the financial district, the third-largest ‘City’ in the USA. There I like Zuma very much for dinner, at the Epic Hotel. A very good Jap. And above all, I love ‘Sugar’, a spectacular terrace full of trees and plants with a spectacular landscape. It’s great for having drinks outdoors…or having dinner in an atmosphere that transports you.
WYNWOOD is definitely my favourite area of the city.
It’s probably one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world today.
An old degraded industrial area recovered in recent years with restaurants, shops, galleries of more design of the city. All the facades are intervened by graffiti artists who provide an incredible colour…very recommendable to travel around NW 2 Av. while listening to music in the street and enjoy the atmosphere of the neighbourhood.
ART: In Wynwood, there are two fairs, the most fascinating one, especially for interior designers and architects, is DESIGN MIAMI, the only one specialized in interior design pieces and furniture with an exquisite selection of works between art, sculpture and furniture. They exhibit galleries such as Carpenters Gallery or Etage projects.
NADA is a very interesting emerging art fair where you can find very interesting performances and bets on new talents.
FOOD: For lunch or dinner in the area I love the restaurant Kwu very good atmosphere, design and a tasty fusion food where you can try new flavours.
I also love Joey’s terrace, a very cool Italian, especially for the atmosphere of the terrace.
More casual you can have lunch in Wynwood kitchen & bar, delicious food and Latin music.
For a quick coffee or lunch, Dr Smood- the healthiest café in Miami, spectacular Matcha latte with chestnut milk (they have 5 varieties of milk).
Joe & the juice to rest from the tour with an exotic juice with fun music.
Throughout Segunda, you’ll find the Frangipani Store and Gottman Concept Store which are my favourite stores.