Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2018
Next week, Miami transforms into an international creative haven. Don’t miss the annual art fair’s best happenings.
Christo’s Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, 1983. Annely Juda Fine Art.


hile the official Art Basel Miami takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the show has inspired an abundance of art scene happenings all over the sunshine state’s most lively city. International artists, fashion houses, musicians and designers create an experience of elevated conversations amid super-sceney parties. Navigating it all can be intimidating, but we’ve got you covered. Take a look at some of the most unique experiences happening next week in Miami…

Cristo’s Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, 1983. Annely Juda Fine Art.

Louis Vuitton @ Design Miami

The iconic brand will present pieces from its Objets Nomades collection, inspired by the house’s historic art of travel campaign. Shop exclusive pieces to Miami, including the Blossom Stool designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and the Fur Cocoon by the Campana Brother at Design Miami.


12/5-9. Design Miami.


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VHILS @ Wynwood Walls

Portuguese artist VHILS will open his solo show Ethereal inside Wynwood Walls in the GGA Gallery. The exhibition is based on the removal of the surface layers of walls with non-conventional tools and techniques. See 28 unique pieces on several different mediums including billboard, styrofoam dioramas, metal and wood.


12/5-9. Wynwood Walls.



Haas Brothers Ferngully

Go for a full sensory experience at the Haas brothers’ first solo museum exhibition, Ferngully. The LA design duo present an immersive environment of furniture and sculptural objects. Woven tree trunks with copper leaves and blown glass coconuts take guests downs the rabbit hole into a magical rainforest.


Opens 12/5. The Bass.


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Chillhouse @ Nautilus Hotel

Need to decompress? NYC’S spa-cafe Chillhouse is your destination for a little Basel R&R. The pop-up will take over the lobby at the Nautilus Hotel to offer spa services, smoothies, skincare essentials and free manicures.  The hotel will be hosting a few installations including Suzy Kellems Dominik’s INVISIBLE, making visiting The Nautilus an experience in itself.


12/5-7. 11AM-5PM. Nautigrind Cafe.



Christo in Conversation

Grab a coffee and sit in on a conversation with Christo at the official Art Basel venue. The renowned artist is famous for his most recent The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, among many other works. A series of drawings all related to the duo’s project Surrounded Islands in Miami’s Biscayne Bay will be on display at Pace Gallery’s booth.


12/7. 10 AM. MBCC.


Credit: Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Faena Festival @ The Faena

Immerse yourself inside the eclectic world of The Faena as the mesmerizing hotel transforms into a full festival open to the public. Ten international artists will present activations all weekend under a theme titled This is Not America. “We’ve decided to explore diverse interpretations of what unifies and ultimately connects us,” says founder Alan Faena.


12/3-9. The Faena.


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Get your thrills with teenage dream Luka Sabbat’s at his HOT MESS afterparty. The LA-based stylist originally connected with novice photographer Noah Dillon on Twitter. The two photographed young urban subjects in situations unfamiliar to them for their first creative endeavor. Taking over the EDITIONS buzzy Basement, this will be quite the party.


12/6. 10PM. The Basement.


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Vagabundo Club Social @ Broken Shaker

While the Freehand hotel will be closed all week hosting the invite-only Prada Mode Private Pop Up, the tropical backyard hotspot will open back up for the weekend. Colombian music duo Vagabundo Club Social will take over Broken Shaker at Freehand on Saturday bringing their electronic-meets-disco vibes for a dance party sure to last into the morning.


12/8. 4PM-2AM. Broken Shaker.



The Muses Experience @ Seafair

Get off land and flip your perspective with The Muses Experience. Seafair mega yacht will feature the work of seven female artists, including acclaimed photographer Sarah Bahbah and jewelry designer Tanaya Henry. No need to worry about getting seasick, as the boat will be docked with an open bar paired with tunes as the sun sets.


12/8. Seafair 100 Chopin Plaza.


Miami Beach by Syd Sujuaan

By Published on Dec 01 2018