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L'atelier (The Studio) 2017 by Neil Baloufa (b. 1985, Paris); rebar, epoxy resin, medium-density fiber board and cardboard

It’s that time of year again, the rendez-vous for international design and contemporary art which takes over Miami by storm and has been renamed Art Basel Week or Miami Art Week. Here are some gems not to be missed:

CONTEMPORARY ART
From December 6th to 10th, Art Basel Miami Beach hosts 268 of the world’s leading galleries representing over 4,000 artists through the 9 sectors of the fair:  Galleries, Nova, Positions, Edition, Survey, Kabinett, Film, Public, Magazines.
Among the French galleries are Art :Concept, Chantal Crousel, frank elbaz, Perrotin, kamel mennour, Karsten Greve, Crévecoeur, Galerie Lelong, Nathalie Obadia, Laurent Godin, Thaddaeus Ropac.

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Since its inception in 2000, Art Basel has spurred many “off” fairs and events during what is referred to as Miami Art Week. Over 20 fairs will present contemporary art from internationally known artists.

Several French artists will be highlighted at curated art fair UNTITLED.  Jane Lombard Gallery is presenting a solo show of the work of Lucy + Jorge Orta and a talk by the artists on December 8th at 11:30am. Exile and Sackner Archive present the work a performance on December 9 at 2pm entitled “miami pink épidémik”  with a special installation created in situ by Joël Hubaut.  The French design collective WE DO NOT WORK ALONE will be showcasing objects of design created by contemporary artists such as Annette Messager or Mathieu Mercier. And, for the first time, the  Maëlle Galerie from Paris is at UNTITLED exhibiting works of Caribbean artists.
Several French galleries based in Miami are present in the fairs as well, such as Waltman Ortega or Markowicz Fine Art at ART MIAMI.

The recently opened Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA MIAMI) presents the collective exhibition “The Everywhere Studio” with an installation created in situ by Neil Baloufa, whose work can also be seen at the Rubell Collection exhibition "Still Human". As for the newly restored and expanded Bass Museum, it is showing a site specific work created by Pascale Marthine Tayou entitled "Beautiful" in a dialogue with the museum's permanent collection.

DESIGN
Design Miami, Art Basel’s partner fair for design, showcases objects and furniture from 35 international galleries including :   Laffanour Galerie DowntownCarpenters Workshop,  Gallery, Patrick Seguin, Galerie KREO, Philippe Gravier, Maison Gérard.

The Miami Design District with its many pop up exhibitions and events is featuring “Le French Design: No Taste for Bad Taste... so Starck, so Bouroullec” at the recently inaugurated Paradise Plaza, presented by VIA with the support of the Institut Français. VIA proposes a Talk on "French Design: The value of Beauty and Sensitivity to Space'" by French designer Noé Duchafour-Lawrence at L’Appartement Store in Wynwood on December 8th at 4:30pm. Also in the Design District in Paseo Ponti is the recently unveiled installation Nuage by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.  

Design Miami
Meridian & 19th Street , Miami Beach

Image Credit: L'atelier (The Studio) 2017 by Neil Baloufa (b. 1985, Paris); rebar, epoxy resin, medium-density fiber board and cardboard.

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