The Scoop: Art Basel Edition VOL. 1

Meridians Moment

Centered on Art Basel Miami Beach’s 18th edition, the annual Miami Art Week comes to town through Sunday. The main fair expands its sectors with Meridians for monumental installations curated by the director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Located in the Miami Beach Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom, the inaugural exhibit’s nearly 35 artists include Isaac Julien, Theaster Gates and Laure Prouvost.

1901 Convention Center Drive; artbasel.com

Faena Fantasy

You’ll Be Okay, a video by Miami artist Jillian Mayer, will be screened on a roving LED billboard boat as part of Faena Festival: The Last Supper through December 8. Faena District’s all-encompassing art display also features new commissioned works on par with last year’s fantastic carousal installed in its hotel lobby. To accommodate the experiential movement, activations extend to culinary delights like special dinners.

3201 Collins Avenue; 305.534.8800; faena.com

Rubell Relocates

After Basel, everyone will not only know where Allapattah is located on the mainland but how to pronounce it. The emerging industrial neighborhood is the new home of the Rubell Museum, a supersized version of the former Rubell Family Collection in Wynwood. Art collectors Don and Mera Rubell tapped architect Annabelle Selldorf to design their 100,000-square-foot dream space kitty-corner to the hip Hometown Barbecue.

1100 NW 23rd Street; 305.573.6090; rfc.museum

Marine Music

Considering Basel’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, what better place and time to present an immersive sound installation titled, The Art of Listening: Under Water? Audemars Piguet commissioned Norwegian artist Jana Winderen for the site-specific, public artwork in the Collins Park Rotunda. Recorded sounds of marine life in several bodies of water around the world champion animal rights. Visit December 4-8.

2100 Collins Avenue; audemarspiguet.com

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