Dec. 3-6 at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.; hours 3pm-8pm on Thu., noon-8pm on Fri-Sat, noon-6pm on Sunday; tickets $30-$100
Sperone Westwater – LES
Miguel Abreau Gallery – LES
Marianne Boesky Gallery – LES
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise – LES
James Cohan Gallery – LES – Philip Hanson, Fred Tomaselli, Bill Viola, Simon Evans, Spencer Finch, Xu Zhen, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Elias Sime
CRG Gallery – LES
Lehmann Maupin – LES – Nari Ward, Do Ho Suh, Angel Otero, Liu Wei, Tony Ousler, Teresita Fernandez,
Lisson Gallery – LES – Spencer Finch, Tony Cragg, Susan Hiller, Anish Kapoor, Allora & Calzadilla, Ryan Gander, Cory Arcangel, Julian Opie, Pedro Reyes, Sean Snyder, Rodney Graham, Broomberg & Chanarin, James Casebere, Dan Graham, Shirazeh Housiary, John Latham, Richard Long, Jason Martin, Haroon Mirza, Tatsuo Miyajima, Tony Oursler, Wael Shawky, Lee Ufan and Ai Weiwei.
Salon 94 – LES
Luhring Augustine – East Williamsburg – Janine Antoni, William Daniels, Jeff Elrod, Tom Friedman, Roger Hiorns, Johannes Kahrs, Luisa Lambri, Yasumasa Morimura, Josh Smith, Philip Taaffe, Tunga, Rachel Whiteread, Steve Wolfe, Christopher Wool, and Zarina. Plus works from Brazilian sculpture artists featured in summer sculpture exhibition Empty House Casa Vazia.
47 Canal – LES – showing Antoine Catala and Gregory Edwards in the Nova section.
Bureau – LES – showing Matt Hoyt in the Nova section.
Ramiken Crucible – LES – showing Lucas Blalock, Andra Ursuta, Kaari Upson in the Nova section.
Essex Street – LES – showing Park McArthur and Cameron Rowland in the Nova section.
Matthew NYC – LES – showing Villa Design Group in the Nova section.
Real Fine Arts – Greenpoint – showing Andrei Koschmieder in the Nova section.
Simone Subal Gallery – LES – showing B. Ingrid Olson in the Nova section.
Team Gallery – Soho – will present LES/Chinatown artist Ryan McGinley along with Cory Arcangel, Alex Bag, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Andrew Gbur, Robert Janitz, Sam McKinniss, Suzanne McClelland, Tam Ochiai, Tabor Robak, and Stanley Whitney
Dec. 1 (preview) to Dec. 6, 11am to 7pm Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm Sunday, The Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave.; tickets are $25-$60 and also get you into Art on Paper.
Muriel Guépin Gallery – LES – Joanie Lemercier, Yongjae Kim, Keun Young Park, Numen / For Use, Lab[Au] Sasha Wolf Gallery – LES – Doug Fogelson, Adam Katseff
Art on Paper Miami
Dec. 1 (preview) to Dec. 6, 11am to 7pm Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm Sunday, The Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave.; tickets are $25-$60 and also get you into Miami Project.
Gallery Sensei – LES – Taylor Butler, Francis Simeni, Ben Brunnemer
One Mile Gallery/Allouche Gallery – Kingston/Soho – Mark Hogancamp
Sasha Wolf Gallery – LES – Gus Powell
Studio 26 Gallery – East Village – Susanna Thornton, Aphrodite Desiree Navab, Matthew Denton Burrows
Victori + Mo – East Williamsburg – Eric Standley, Michael Scoggins, Samuel Stabler
NADA Miami Beach
Dec. 3 to Dec. 5 (invite-only preview Thursday, 10am-2pm), The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave; open Thursday from 2pm to 7pm, Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm; tickets $10-$40.
Bodega – LES — Jason Benson, Sam Lipp, Orion Martin, Andy Meerow, Elizabeth Orr, Hayley A. Silverman, Dena Yago
247365 — LES
Callicoon Fine Arts – LES
Clearing — East Williamsburg
Signal — East Williamsburg
Derek Eller Gallery – LES
Feurer/Mesler — LES
Lisa Cooley – LES
Brennan & Griffin – LES
James Fuentes — LES
11R Eleven Rivington – LES
Nicelle Beauchene – LES
Chapter NY – LES — Sam Anderson, Cara Benedetto, Rob Halverson, Willa Nasatir
Kai Matsumiya – LES
P! – LES
Laurel Gitlen – LES
Jack Hanley – LES
JTT – LES
Karma – East Village (Noho)
Klaus von Nichtssagend – LES — Alex Dodge
David Lewis Gallery – LES
Invisible-Exports – LES – Cary Leibowitz
Simon Preston Gallery – LES
Rawson Projects — LES — Wendy White
Regina Rex – LES
Tomorrow — LES
Rachel Uffner Gallery — LES
The Journal – Williamsburg
Fridge Art Fair
Dec. 3 to Dec. 6 at Holiday Inn Miami Beach, 4333 Collins Ave.; open Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm, and Sunday from 11am to 7pm; $10 suggested donation.
This quirky alt fair, born in the Lower East Side, is kind of all over the map, but we do know that founder Eric Ginsburg will paint a portrait of your pet and give the proceeds to Williamsburg’s BARC Shelter. Exhibitors include LES galleries onetwentyeight and Van Der Plas. The folks at Centre-Fuge, who are responsible for art walls in the East Village and Greenpoint, will also be gussying up Churchill’s Pub during the kick-off party on Dec. 2.
X Contemporary Art Fair
Dec. 1 (VIP preview) and Dec. 2 to Dec. 6 at 227 – 247 NW 24th St.; Wed. to Sat. from noon to 9pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm; tickets $10 to $25.
Castle Fitzjohns — LES — the sign that belonged to Keith Haring’s Pop Shop will be on display.
Dorian Grey Gallery — East Village — John “Crash” Matos and Joe “MAC” of Martino Auto Concepts will turn a F430 Ferrari into an art car.
Gallery Sensei — LES
The Hollows Art Space — Bushwick
Olive & Orient — East Williamsburg
Parenthesis — East Williamsburg — Samantha Robinson, Annesta Le
Eli Reed NYC Pop Up Shop – from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday the Brooklyn-based pro skater will sell some of his latest designs, with the help of another fixture of the NYC skate scene, Joel Meinholz. From 6pm to 9pm on Saturday, there’ll be more art on display (and being painted live) courtesy of Meinholz, Reed, Zared Bassett, and Basquiat cohort Torrick Ablack (aka Toxic).
Dec. (private preview) and Dec. 2 to Dec. 6 at Ocean Terrace Hotel, 7410 Ocean Terrace, and other locations (see “Parties, pop-ups and performances” section, below); open Wed. from noon to 9pm, Thu. to Sat. from noon to 10pm, Sun. from noon to 6pm.; free admission.
Christopher Stout Gallery — Bushwick — Vincent Tiley, Andrew Robinson, J. Morrison
Common People — Gowanus
DUSK Series and Editions — Greenpoint
Ghost of a Dream — Brooklyn
Julie Torres – Brooklyn — “Art in America”
Standard Practice and Sarah Crown – Brooklyn — Mattia Casalegno
Tiger Strikes Asteroid — Bushwick
Transmitter — Bushwick — Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Dec. 1 (private preview) and Dec. 2 to Dec. 5 at Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Ave.; open Wed. to Sat. from 10am to 7pm (no new entries 20 minute prior to closing); admission $15-$25.
Causey Contemporary — LES — Marc Brotherton, Norman Mooney
Garis & Hahn — LES — Samuel Stabler
LMAK Gallery — LES — Matthew Abbott, Jasmina Cibic, Popel Coumou, Nynke Koster, Carlos Rigau
Marc Straus — LES — Margaret Loy Pula, Lily Kelly
Robert Henry Contemporary — East Williamsburg — Richard Garrison
Thierry Goldberg Gallery — LES — Grace Weaver
Black & White Gallery — East Williamsburg — Christofer Kochs
Foley Gallery — LES — Wyatt Gallery, Simon Schubert
Lesley Heller Workspace — LES — Helen O’Leary
McKenzie Fine Art — LES — Kellyann Burns, Don Voisine
RxArt — LES — Walead Beshty
Scaramouche — LES — Nino Mustica
Transfer — Williamsburg — Kate Durbin, Faith Holland
Dec. 1 (VIP preview) and Dec. 2 to Dec. 6 at Ocean Drive and 12th St., open Wed. to Sat. from 11am to 7pm, Sun. from 10am to 5pm.; tickets $18-$28.
Denny Gallery — LES — Russell Tyler
Junior Projects — LES
Bitforms Gallery – LES
Cindy Rucker Gallery – LES — Christopher Daniels, Charles Dunn, Martin Schwenk
Kristen Lorello – LES — Goldschmied & Chiari, Josh Slater
Microscope Gallery — Bushwick — Peggy Ahwesh, Lisa Gwilliam & Ray Sweeten (DataSpaceTime), Sarah Halpern
Nathalie Karg Gallery – LES — Aubry/Broquard, Jennifer Guidi, Hayal Pozanti
Participant Inc. — LES — Glendalys Medina
Pierogi (and The Boiler) – Williamsburg — John O’Connor, Ward Shelley, Dawn Clements, James Esber, Patrick Jacobs, Darina Karpov, Johan Nobell, Andrew Ohanesian, David Scher, Daniel Zeller, Mark Reynolds
Postmasters Gallery – Greenpoint – Austin Lee, Shamus Clisset, Molly Crabapple, Monica Cook, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Mark Dorf, Katarzyna Kozyra, Federico Solmi, Anton Perich
The Hole – East Village — Matthew Stone, Zane Lewis, Brian Willmont, Adam Henry, Ry David Bradley, Holton Rower, Eric Yahnker, Johnny Abrahams, Ryan Michael Ford
Tracy Williams Ltd. — LES — Judy Ledgerwood, Jeanne Silverthorne, Peter Stichbury, Simryn Gill
Present Company – East Williamsburg — Jennifer Grimyser, Sabina Ott, Ginevra Shay, Lumin Wakoa
Y Gallery – LES — Irvin Morazan, Ryan Brown, Mauricio Ianes, Alejandra Prieto
Parties, pop-ups and performances…
Collapsing Scenery: ‘Metaphysical Cops’
Dec. 1, 5pm to 10pm, The Pharmacy, 7430 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; entry requires Miami Project & Art on Paper or Satellite pass.
We previewed this “futuristic-psychedelic” installation, by Don Devore of hardcore band Sick Feeling, back when Trans-Pecos brought it to D&F Contemporary on Delancey Street. If you missed it then, catch it here.
The Surf Lodge Art Basel
Dec. 1 to Dec. 4 at The Hall South Beach, 1500 Collins Ave., invite only.
The Montauk hotspot takes over this new hotel from Joie de Vivre chain with 8 p.m. dinners and 10 p.m. parties celebrating Snarkitecture (Dec. 1), Jeremy Scott (Dec. 2), Shepard Fairey (Dec. 3), and André Saraiva of Chinatown’s Le Baron on (Dec. 4).
PostHuman Art Temple by VECTOR Gallery
Dec. 1 to Dec. 6 at Surf Med Pharmacy, 7430 Collins Avenue (part of the Satellite fair).
The “official art gallery of Satan” recently relocated from the Lower East Side to Los Angeles, but New Yorkers can catch up with JJ Brine at this “intra-dimensional office space” for the Satanic Suicide Hotline. Among those performing is NYC-based Lena Marquise, who vaginally charged Usher’s phone at last year’s Art Week.
Trans-Pecos DJ set
Dec. 2, 5pm, at The Deauville, 6701 Collins Ave.; entry requires Miami Project & Art on Paper or Satellite pass.
Todd Patrick’s Ridgewood avant-garde venue, Trans-Pecos, is curating the Satellite Music Program at the Deauville Hotel. Start your Wednesday night with this chill sesh by the pool.
Baby’s All Right Miami
Dec. 2 to Dec. 5, 5pm to 5am, 1306 N. Miami Ave.; free with RSVP.
Is this SXSW or Art Basel? Whatever! After celebrating its second anniversary and launching a new menu, Williamsburg insta-institution BB’s OK gets some much deserved fun in the sun via this pop-up featuring acts like Sporting Life, Juliana Huxtable, Jacuzzi Boys, Empress Of, Prince Rama and more. Plus, installations and music in the courtyard from 8 Ball magazine, Baby’s East Village sister spot Elvis Guesthouse and more. This is the fallback option all week long.
Art Basel: Public Opening Night
Dec. 2 at 7pm at Collins Park, free
During this evening of parkside performance, LES gallery 47 Canal will present Xavier Cha’s supreme ultimate exercise (consisting of a tai chi performance and a “tractor-tire routine”) while its neighbor, Lisson, will Ryan Gander’s Earnest Hawker, playing on the type who “attends gallery events for all the right and wrong reasons.”
James Chance, Diamond Terrifier, and more
Dec. 2, 8pm at The Deauville’s Jazz Club VIP Lounge, 6701 Collins Ave.; entry requires Miami Project & Art on Paper or Satellite pass.
James Chance, a veteran of the downtown No Wave scene, will share a bill with Diamond Terrifier, the alterego of free-jazz musician and Trans-Pecos tastemaker Sam Hillmer. Also jumping in is Don Devore of Sick Feeling and Collapsing Scenery.
Le Baron Pop-Up
Dec. 2 to Dec. 6 at FDR at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave.
If you’re absolutely determined to hate yourself, try getting past the rope at the Chinatown spot’s South Beach pop-up. Just know that “I know André from Paris” ain’t gonna cut it.
Jennifer Rubell’s “Devotion”
Dec. 3, 9am to 11am, at Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29 St.
This NYC-based artist, repped by LES gallery Sargent’s Daughters, once again presents her annual “breakfast performance” at her family’s contemporary art space (fun fact: she’s related to Steve Rubell of Studio 54 and Darin Rubell of Drexler’s, Boulton & Watt, and Forrest Point). Her pointed use of “bread, butter, and a couple engaged to be married” will serve as the kick-off for “No Man’s Land,” an exhibit dedicated to female artists such as Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker and dozens of others.
Nari Ward Book Signing
Dec. 3 at 11am at Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd.; free
The New York artist, repped by LES/Chelsea gallery Lehmann Maupin, will sign copies of the catalog for his exhibit, Nari Ward: Sun Splashed, currently on display at PAMM.
Casey Spooner book signing
Dec. 3, 5pm to 7pm at Untitled, Booth A25, Ocean Drive and 12th St.; Untitled tickets required.
Casey Spooner of cult electro act Fischerspooner is the subject of a new book, Egos, featuring photographs that Yuki James took of him in his Williamsburg apartment as he prepped for a new album. Over 20 other photographers also documented Spooner as he shed his electroclash persona for something a little more rugged.
Dec. 3, 8pm at The Deauville’s Jazz Club VIP Lounge, 6701 Collins Ave.; entry requires Miami Project & Art on Paper or SATELLITE pass.
If you read our recent interview with Bushwick-based Justin Frye, who just put out a new PC Worship EP, you’ll definitely want to catch him on this bill featuring kindred spirits Prince Rama, M. Beharie, Reptile Chapel, Objekt, Ultrademon, Clay Wilson, Zemi17, and Trans-Pecos honcho Sam Hillmer’s other group, Zs.
“Dimensions” by Devonté Hynes and Ryan McNamara
Dec. 3, 9pm to midnight, Pérez Art Museum Miami
A year after his mind-bending collaboration with Matthew Stone, East Village-based maestro Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, is teaming up with Brooklyn-based artist Ryan McNamara. This time, the performance is at the behest of PAMM, which invited the two to participate in its Researcher-in-Residence program. The performance on the museum’s terrace will include an “original multi-part composition” by Hynes and “sculptural elements and choreography” by McNamara, merging into an “allegory of Miami’s history as a place of fantasy and fragmentation.” Hynes calls it a “dance/opera/rnb 2 hour event.”
Dec. 3 and 4 at Beaches Bar & Grill, 4299 Collins Ave.
Lower East Side-based Common Space puts together this yearly party. This year’s installment is sure to lure downtown dancehounds via performances by Juceboxxx, Sporting Life, Malcolm Mooney (on Dec. 3) and Sadaf, Jon Santos, and Juliana Huxtable (on Dec. 4). The Dec. 3 party will feature a 9pm screening of LA-based artist Casey Jane Ellison’s intriguingly titled film, Personal Trimmer Internal Promo.
Non Grata and WildTorus Performance
Dec. 3, 7pm to 9pm at The Pharmacy, 7430 Collins Avenue; entry requires Miami Project & Art on Paper or SATELLITE pass.
This one is an absolute don’t miss. The psychedelic, orgiastic rituals of Bushwick’s wildest art collective, Wild Torus, are sure to get even more warped under the Miami sun. Just as they did in Greenpoint last month, they’ll share a bill with another out-there performance art outfit, Estonian-based Non Grata.
Dec. 3, 10pm to 5am at Kill Your Idol, 222 Espanola Way
Downtown performance artist, provocateur, and future feminist Narcissister will perform at this party, featuring DJ sets from fellow firebrands Juliana Huxtable, Venus X of GHE20G0TH1K, Shyboi and Sadaf.
Tumblr’s 4th Annual Basel Brunch honoring Dustin Yellin
Dec. 4, noon to 2pm, The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave.; by invitation only.
This invite-only affair at The Standard East Village’s groovy sister spot will honor Dustin Yellin, the Brooklyn-based glass master who founded Pioneer Works in Red Hook.
Hard 2 Leave with A-Trak
Dec. 6, 11 p.m. E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St; tickets $20 to $40
Last time we caught Alain “A-Trak” Macklovitch, honcho of Williamsburg label Fool’s Gold, it was at the Day Off festival. Now it’s summer all over again. He’ll also be spinning at Casa Bacardi on Dec. 4.