Editors Picks: Art Basel Miami 2016 – The South Florida Sage

SCOPE 801 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Celebrating its 16th year in Miami, it is with tremendous excitement that SCOPE returns to its location on the sands of Miami Beach, nestled amongst the iconic architecture of Ocean Drive at 8th Street.

With stunning views of the ocean and an outdoor lounge, visitors to SCOPE will experience an extraordinary presentation of contemporary art. Featuring 135 international galleries from 31 countries and 77 cities, SCOPE Miami Beach will welcome over 55,000 visitors over the course of 6 days.

Check out the photos from last years event: SCOPE Miami Beach 2015: People Interacting with Art (Photos)

Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 16th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for exposure, Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/ Weiss, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, SEVENTEEN, ROKEBY, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among other notable galleries

EAT at Shokudō located within the GILT LOUNGE, featuring an indoor and outdoor space; enjoy the sea air and beach scene while you indulge your taste buds. Shokudō translates to “Cafeteria”, incorporating into their menu solid sushi favorites to playful mixing of seasonal produce with Asian flavors, as well as litecafé fare.
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DRINK Complimentary cocktails will be served daily between 6pm- 8pm BOMBAY SAPPHIRE | G25

Design Miami/ Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectable design.

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SHoP Architects are the recipient of the 2016 Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award.

SHoP’s work will be celebrated through an original design by the firm, which will serve as a public plaza at the entrance to this year’s Design Miami/ fair in December. Titled Flotsam & Jetsam, the installation seeks to make visible two qualities—one evident, one latent—in the understanding of the city today. It exists at the intersection of Miami’s celebrated spirit of play, represented by a relocated landscape that mimics the beach, but also the city’s emergent function as a center for creative visioning and technological discovery.

After Design Miami/, Flotsam and Jetsam will be reinstalled in the Miami Design District’s iconic Jungle Plaza to house an outdoor cultural event space for long-term public enjoyment.

Airbnb will present Sobremesa, a lively exploration of shared space, by Pedro&Juana, an emerging Mexico City-based design studio founded by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss. Sobremesa is the Mexican tradition of sharing time and space lingering around the table after a meal in casual conversation; Pedro&Juana recreate the experience of sobremesa in a unique environment inspired by iconic Mexican courtyard spaces. The Sobremesa installation will change and evolve throughout the week to represent how shared spaces—like Airbnb homes— become rich in experience, spirit, and memory as more and more people live and participate in them over time. The exhibition also features a program of meals, cocktails, music, and experiences at designated times throughout the week, activated by an array of diverse hosts selected by the designers.

EAT Dean & DeLuca / Stage Dean & DeLuca, the legendary New York gourmet market and leading international purveyor of fine food, is partnering with one of the world’s most innovative architects, Ole Scheeren, to create a prototype of his design for a unique food retail concept titled Stage. Stage presents a glowing, pristine object in polished stainless steel with the undulating topography of a bespoke, high tech display system, created for the powerful celebration of the preparation and presentation of food. Stage will be located in the main exhibition tent of the design fair and will operate throughout the duration of the fair as its main and sole food partner.


White Dot Gallery 174 NW 23rd Street – 2245 NW 2ndAvenue, Miami, FL 33127

On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 3 p.m., Whole Foods Market Miami will partner with artist and conservationist Kevin McHughto convey the impact of Whole Foods Market’s Take A Bite Out Of Lionfish campaign at Miami’s famed art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach/Art Week 2016. Earlier this year, the healthy grocer was the first to introduce lionfish to their line of seafood products as a fresh and delicious new option at the retailer’s 26 Florida stores to support their mission to move the seafood industry toward greater sustainability and creating healthier ecosystems.

Alongside style innovator and icon Patricia Field, Whole Foods Market and McHugh will showcase at Field’s debut of ArtFashion™, a curated collection of one-of-a-kind artist created pieces at White Dot Gallery in Wynwood. In addition to Field’s exclusive pieces, the collection will transform into an interactive art bazaar, featuring a mix of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other varying art mediums – to include McHugh’s marine-inspired pieces.

What’s For Dinner? (Lionfish) – will highlight Swarovski-encrusted lionfish plated in front of the mannequins who can be perceived as wholesome and environmentally aware.

 What’s Not For Dinner? (Shark Fin Soup) – will explore a darker emotion, serving up Swarovski-encrusted shark fins in bowls of red glass beads while Swarovski-encrusted finned sharks are unceremoniously discarded on the floor like garbage. The mannequins can be perceived as bloated, wasteful people who do not care about the environment.

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McHugh, an official partner of Oceana and the local Florida SharkTeamOne, has been supporting the movement to reduce the number of lionfish in the wild, merging his interest in marine life and passion for conservation into one-of-a-kind pioneering sculptures. His custom fiberglass pieces are hand-painted and then meticulously encrusted with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Each crystal is individually hand-applied and some works can take as long as two months to complete. A portion of the proceeds from all works sold will be donated to marine research and conservation organizations.

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