Art Basel 2016

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I once again headed to Miami for Art Basel this year. I mean, how can you resist escaping a Chicago winter to see a bunch of art on the beach? If you’re not familiar with Art Basel, I consider it the SXSW of art. The actual Art Basel fair is a massive affair at the … Continue reading

Art Basel 2015: Wynwood at Night

After making it through the convention center, I met up with a couple friends to head over to Wynwood to see our artist friend Marcello Ibanez at a gallery that was exhibiting several of his pieces. Luckily the rain that would not stop most of the day finally cleared up enough for us to roam … Continue reading

Art Basel Day 2: The Expo

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On our second day in Miami, we tackled the actual Art Basel exhibition. If you haven’t been to Miami for the art fair before, the actual Art Basel takes place in the Miami Convention Center in South Beach. It is a MASSIVE display of art from all over the world. However, as you’ve likely seen, … Continue reading

Miami Polish

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….and I’m not just talking about me in Miami. After checking out the SCOPE Art Fair, me and my mom went over the bay into downtown Miami for a Polish artists exhibit. It featured several artists we know from Chicago, including Malgorzata Czerniejewska, Miroslaw Chudy and Piotr Janowski, among others. It was a fun evening, … Continue reading

Curiosity in St. Petersburg

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My Art Basel weekend started with a pit stop in St. Petersburg to catch the opening of family friend Piotr Janowski’s exhibit opening at the Museum of Fine Arts there. We (well my mom especially) have known Piotr for years, so we figured we’d take advantage of being in the state to see his work … Continue reading

Recap: Day 3 at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Three months later, I’m determined to wrap up my coverage of Art Basel! Day 3 of my trip to Miami, I finally tackled the actual Art Basel fair. It was overwhelming. The fair is housed in the Miami Beach Convention Center, and features more than 250 galleries, showing more than 4,000 artists. I wish I … Continue reading

Art Basel Day 2: Scope Art Fair

I basically did zero research on the festival before heading to Miami, so on day 2, I headed to South Beach and decided to check out the SCOPE Art Fair. What I quickly realized was that there were actually several art fairs happening in Miami simultaneously, and Art Basel at the expo center was just … Continue reading

Art Basel Day 1: Landing in Miami & NADA

I’ve wanted to attend the Miami Beach Art Basel festival for the past couple years, and this year I finally did it. I flew out from Chicago just in time – after a couple days of unseasonably warm temperatures, a deep freeze was hitting. But I sure as hell wasn’t taking a puffy coat to … Continue reading