Miami Art Week is more than just Art Basel proper — it’s grown to include numerous outlier art fairs, exhibits, and events happening all over the city. While there is literally too much art for any one person to process, we’ve got a few suggestions that are definitely worth checking out and/or reading up on.
Image: Judy Chicago, Bigamy Hood, 1065, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.
Judy Chicago: A Reckoning
The Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami makes a powerful statement with a major survey of works by pioneering feminist art icon, Judy Chicago. “Representing the female voice in a male-dominated world, Chicago explores important narratives of history, form and labor.” Beyond this empowering exhibition, Chicago also collaborated with Max Mara designer Ian Griffiths on a new tee inspired by one of her seminal pieces “Bigamy Hood,” which is slated for release in January.
Photo: Busayonyc.com / Tolu + Fola
Prizm Art Fair
Described as “A cutting edge art fair exhibiting artists from Africa/African Diaspora, who reflect global trends in contemporary art,” the Prizm Art Fair includes a wide spectrum of black artists staking their claim in the art world. See Atlanta-based TILA Studios 10-artist (all female!) contingent on display, including Nigerian-American art-meets-fashion designer Busayo Olupona, whose clothing line Busayo features traditional hand-dyed adire fabrics.
Photo courtesy of Dior / Design by Polly Apfelbaum
Female Artists Redesign Iconic Dior Bag
“…for the past three years, the brand has invited artists to redesign its classic “Lady Dior” bag at Art Basel. This year, Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, insisted that all the artists selected be women. The resulting group includes eleven female-identifying artists from around the world: Polly Apfelbaum, Burçak Bingöl, Lee Bul, Isabelle Cornaro, Olga De Amaral, Haruka Kojin, Li Shurui, Janaina Tschäpe, Morgane Tschiember, Mickalene Thomas, and Pae White.” Exclusively available and on view at Dior’s Miami Design District boutique.
Image: Brianne Lanigan “At The Point Of Phoenix”
Superfine! Art Fair
A breath of fresh air in a frustratingly gate-kept art world, Superfine has created a holistic approach to uplifting artists and giving the public an approachable entry point to collecting — without pretension. “Over the years, Superfine! has emerged as an alternative to typical "big box" art fairs - a transparent, approachable environment for buying and selling art that maintains some of the highest curatorial standards in the industry while working to open up the market to new collectors and emerging galleries and artists world-wide.” Check out their online Miami 2018 E-Fair to browse this year’s exhibitors from the comfort of your couch.