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Miami Art Week 2020

Akousmaflore: installation by Scenocosme as part of No Vacancy Temporary Art Projects

Miami Art Week 2020 is on !

Despite Art Basel's cancellation of its Miami Beach edition, Miami Art Week is on with a dozen online fairs, local gallery exhibitions, and socially distanced outdoor events including the Design Miami fair set in its original home in the Design District's Moore Building.

The only in person fair, Design Miami/Podium, offers a hybrid event with a focus on the Americas that one can visit in person or online, showcasing a dozen galleries including French gallery Carpenter's workshop. It also hosts virtual talks, tours and pop ups such as Louis Vuitton's Men's Temporary Residence by Virgil Abloh at Jungle Plaza highlighting its newest Objets Nomades collection.

Among the dozen online fairs this year are Art Basel OVR (14 French galleries: kamel mennour, Chantal Crousel, Mor Charpentier, Almine Rech, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Perrotin, Galerie 1900-2000, Thaddaus Ropac, Applicat-Prazan...), SCOPE Immersive (Galerie Vivendi, PDP Gallery), Art Miami/Context on Artsy (Bogena Galerie, Galerie Francesco Vangelli De Cresci, Galerie Mark Hachem, Fredric Got, Galerie Barrou Planquart, K+Y Gallery), Prizm Art Fair, NADA live (Lefbvre et fils, Galerie Derouillin, PACT), Afrikin (Emeline Delsaut), Untitled OVR, Pinta, Art Beat Miami...

The City of Miami Beach, in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA)  launches No Vacancy - Temporary Public art Projects, a juried art competition that invites artists to create works that generate new and creative experiences in Miami Beach’s famed hotels. Participating French art collective, Scenocosme (Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt) present "Akousmaflore" , an interactive installation at Lennox Miami Beach.

Local French galleries are open to the public and holding special exhibitions during Miami Art Week, including Ronald Dupont (Waltman Ortega Fine Art), Leo & Stef (Markowicz Fine Art) and Ed Broner (Castanier Gallery). Meanwhile, Venezuelan gallery Ascaso Gallery is showcasing works by ARMAN.

Thierry Tian-Sio-Po, L’image de l’occidental dans la peinture caribeenne, 2010

The annual Caribbean focused exhibit, Global/Bordeless Caribbean XII: Focus Miami presents an outdoor exhibition and retrospective entitled Contemporary Visual Espression/ Déjá Vu, and an indoor gallery exhibit of local Caribbean talent Local Global; both open on Friday December 4th at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Among the artists presented are Marielle Plaisir from Guadeloupe, and Thierry Tian-Sio-Po from French Guiana. The exhibition was made possible in part with the support of the France Florida Foundation for the Arts.

Also kicking off during Miami Art Week is the seventh edition of Filmgate Interactive (Dec 4-6) with five French projects including Spaced Out, which will be presented by its director Pierre “Pyaré” Friquet, thanks to the support of the French Embassy Cultural Services and the French Immersion grants program.