Miami Art Week is synonymous with world-class exhibits, swanky cocktails parties, and all things art. While events will look slightly different this year due to the global pandemic (think social distancing, mandatory mask use, and required reservations), Miami Art Week 2020 still has plenty to offer art aficionados. We’ve broken down the most worthwhile happenings by neighborhood to help you get started.
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
French Artists J.Leo and Léo & Steph Make U.S. Debut at Markowicz Fine Art
Markowicz Fine Art, a paramount art gallery in the heart of the Miami Design District showcasing an array of international artists, will present new art collections by both French-Brazilian Pop Art couple Léo & Steph, and Parisian photographer J. Leo, during Miami’s Art Week from November 28th to December 6th. Both exhibitions will mark the U.S. debut of both artists, now exclusively showing at Markowicz Fine Art.
The gallery will host a series of small group showings reserved to only 10 people every 45 minutes. After being greeted with a glass of champagne, guests will receive a private, narrated art tour of the three-story gallery and its exhibitions including Léo & Steph, J. Leo, Arno Elias, Carole A. Feuerman, François Bel, Metis Atash, Shiori Eda, and Alain Godon. The event is free and open to the public. Interested art fans can reserve their showing between noon and 8 p.m. each day during Art Week, with the last appointment available at 7 p.m. Booking is available through Eventbrite or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Painting by Tiago Magro at Buya Izakaya + Yakitori
Buya Izakaya + Yakitori will host Brazilian-born artist Tiago Magro for an art + cocktail reception during Miami Art Week on Tuesday, December 1. The ticketed event will feature a live painting by the artist that will be raffled later that night in addition to other raffle prizes, a cocktail reception, live entertainment, and a fun surprise in the Golden Gai, the eatery’s hidden bar. The mixed media artist’s work can already be found in the restaurant– a bold wall along the bar and opposite end of the dining room designed with nostalgic 90s tour posters of Nirvana, Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails. Those interested in purchasing tickets can do so here.
AXS LAW Group’s AXS to Art Initiative
In an effort to support the local arts community affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Wynwood-based law firm AXS LAW Group has created the AXS to ART Pro Bono Initiative to provide free legal services and counseling for South Florida artists. The firm will begin taking applications starting December 1, 2020.
For those clients selected, AXS LAW will offer pro bono legal services such as contract review, business law, lease negotiation, intellectual property structuring and trademark filing, and other services as needed on a case by case basis.
To receive information about the AXS to ART Pro Bono Initiative or to submit an application, please contact email@example.com or visit www.axslawgroup.com.
Shelborne South Beach + Museum of Graffiti + Gustavo Oviedo
The Shelborne South Beach is proud to present Symbiosis by Gustavo Oviedo in partnership with The Museum Of Graffiti, on exhibition in the hotel lobby during the exhibition’s opening night. The event will take place on December 2 from 6-8 p.m., with cocktails courtesy of Q Mixers.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, discuss the exhibition and view a video installation on a big screen in the hotel’s Oasis Garden. Oviedo will also sign copies of his Symbiosis book during the event. Due to current regulations and limited availability, reservations are required via Eventbrite. The activation will be up all month long.
Exhibit at the Eatery
The Lincoln Eatery presents Exhibit at the Eatery showcasing the talented Juan-Sebastian with Mundo Seba. Meet the artist and learn about his work and enjoy global inspired food and cocktails on Friday, December 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the eatery. Those interested in attending can RSVP here.
French Photographer J. Léo & Local Artist Kazzx at Villa Azur
This Art Week, Villa Azur is collaborating with Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, artist J. Léo and local artist Kazzx. The South Beach restaurant and lounge will be home to “Corps Pour Elles,” a stunning exhibition of limited edition prints by J. Léo that will adorn Villa Azur’s walls this week. J.Léo expresses his creativity and his indisputable talent by highlighting the sensuality and the mystery of the female shape. Villa Azur is also partnering with local artist Kazzx, a Miami-based abstract pop artist. Kazzx is a conceptual artist known for creating colorful abstract pop art paintings, mostly made from acrylic paints. Most of his artwork is focused on iconic characters with a new unique twist. Both J. Léo and Kazzx’s artwork will be on display from December 2 through December 5.
Copper Door B&B + Jacqueline Gopie
Local Miami artist, Jacqueline Gopie, introduces her latest collection, “Freedom to Play” at the Copper Door B&B. On December 18-20 from 12-2 p.m., the Copper Door B&B will be hosting a reservation-only Meet & Greet with the artist, along with refreshments. Those interested in reserving a spot can do so here.