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Exhibit - installation from Olafur Eliasson

Exhibit – installation from Olafur Eliasson

Here’s this exciting time of the year again, just 2-3 days before the Art Basel Miami Beach week begins ( this year : December 2-8th ), when Miami and Miami Beach are still fairly quiet but trucks bringing art and tent installation materials are already blocking the roads here and there causing massive traffic. Visitors are arriving. However, museum exhibits and educational programs, artist studio and art collection tours, over 20 art fairs and hundreds of parties start on Monday December 2nd. An average of 50,000 visitors are expected, from all over the world, trying to get a grasp of the multitude of exhibits and events taking place in less than a week . Too much to see in such a little time but getting a share of this year’s feast of the senses ( 12th edition already ) should be good enough. Most of the art fairs and exhibits will take place between Miami Beach and Midtown/Wynwood.

Perez Art Museum opening in Downtown Miami

Perez Art Museum opening in Downtown Miami

This year’s highlights include : the first edition of Brazil Art Fair, showcasing Brazilian galleries ( Just South of the Design District ), The opening of the new PAMM or Perez Art Museum Miami ( facing the bay, just left of the American Airlines Arena ), which access is free on the week of December 2 for Miami-Dade residents, offering an exhibition of work from Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei ( It is suggested to check the museum website to find out about access and parking ), artist talks at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair ( Miami Beach Convention Center ) with Berlin/Copenhagen-based artist Olafur Eliasson ( December 5th, 3 pm ) and with NY/LA-based artist Doug Aitken ( December 5th, 10 am ), the YoungArts organization exhibits and installations ( at the YoungArts campus, previously known as the Bacardi building, 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami ) and an exhibition on “The art of looting” and “What happens to looted art after a regime is ousted ?”, held at The Jewish Museum ( 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach ). To find out about this week’s key events : here¬†or there.

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