From Dec. 1-4, Miami Beach hosts the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, a prestigious art show. More than 260 galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa participate, showcasing paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photography, editions and videos by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Events include Art Galleries, Art Nova, Art Positions, Art Video and Art Kabinett. Noon-8 p.m. Dec. 1-3. Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 4. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Hall D and Hall B entrances, Miami Beach. $23 for one-day ticket for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. $28 evening ticket valid from 4 p.m. $40 one-day ticket. $85 permanent pass. Details: www.artbaselmiamibeach.com.
SCOPE Miami's 80,000-square-foot pavilion showcases 80 international galleries upholding a tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings and special events. Featuring a selection of special artist projects, including a performance by United Emirates artist "Chokra;" the installation, "Hello World," courtesy of artist Christopher Baker, and DB Burkman's installation; "Stuck Up," which features one-of-a-kind stickers from artists like Matthew Barney, and Marilyn Minter to Kaws and Skullphone. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fair through Dec. 3. SCOPE Pavilion, NE First Ave. and NE 30th St., Miami. $20. Details: www.scope-art.com.
Art Miami, Miami's longest running contemporary art fair and anchor fair to the City of Miami is a high-profile international art view for collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts to acquire some of the finest and most important works of contemporary art from more than 110 prestigious international galleries. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4. Fair through Dec. 4. The Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami. $10 for seniors or groups of 10 or more. $15 daily ticket. $30 multi-day pass. Details: www.art-miami.com.
The Miami Art Museum welcomes the international art world to Miami with Party on the Plaza, a high-energy evening of art, entertainment and cocktails. After disappearing from view for 40 years, MAM celebrates "The Return of Faith!" with "American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s." Artist Rashaad Newsome presents a new performance in collaboration with local Miami dancers, opera singers and hip-hop artists. Miami street art collective Primary Flight will organize a mural installation on the plaza. 9:30 p.m. Rashaad Newsome performance. 7-11 p.m. party. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-5935 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Bunny Yeager's life and work has been inspired by film. Originally set on a career in movies, Bunny chose modeling and photography after re-locating to Miami from Pennsylvania in high school. She loved Miami and her images helped define the city for the rest of the world. New exhibition "Bettie Page: Miami Noir," focuses on some photos of her favorite model, Bettie Page. Some of the images have never been exhibited or published before, which is the case for much of the work in Bunny's vast archive. Most were shot in a house in Coral Gables. 8 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, New World School of the Arts' visual arts division present three exhibitions coinciding with Art Basel. "Hotbed Miami 2011" is a performance-based exhibit, and "A Piece of Me" is an interpretative collection of installations. As in years past, "Rapture: The Day After" is exhibited in the gardens of The Yard at Casalin, the recognized urban garden exhibition site that has become one of the first stops for arts enthusiasts during the Wynwood showings. 10 a.m.-noon opening reception. Exhibits through Dec. 4. "Hotbed Miami 2011" and "A Piece of Me" at New World School of the Arts Artseen Gallery, 2215 NW Second Ave., Miami. "Rapture" at Yard at Casalin, 55 NW 30 St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3649 or www.nwsa.mdc.edu.
Graffiti Gone Global and SUSHISAMBA restaurant hosts their fifth consecutive exhibition of urban contemporary art and design, running parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach. French architect Marc Fornes unveils "Labrys Frisae," a conceptual, non-linear structure reminiscent of three-dimensional graffiti. Leading up to show, he will face the intricate task of bringing his work to life, assembling by hand more than 80 nodes, 12,000 parts and 100,000 connectors. Once completed, the piece will span 30 feet and rise 16 feet above the floor. Dec. 1-4. The Rotunda space, 3252 NW First Ave., suite 101, Miami. Details: www.gggexhibit.com.
Fifteen artists exhibit their work in "Here Lies Georges Wildenstein," touching on the dubious, often scandalous, activities of the 20th century's most influential family of art dealers and researchers whose influence was so entrenched into the visual arts consciousness that even the nastiest allegations made against them couldn't quell the media's fascination with their professional and personal clout. Features artists Marc Bijl, Retna, Michael Vasquez, Miru Kim, Cleon Peterson, George Sánchez-Calderón, Manny Prieres, Andrew Nigon, Scott Shannon, Christina Pettersson, Shelter Serra, How & Nosm, Kenton Parker, Cole Sternberg, Jel Martinez and Edouard Nardon. 7-10 p.m. reception. Exhibit through Dec. 4. Primary Projects, 4141 NE Second Ave., suite 104, Miami. Details: www.primaryprojectspace.com.
The Co11ective hosts an Art Basel satellite event showcasing murals and installations by famed artists Trek Six, Lizzie Easton, Lauren Webb Harris, Celso Gonzalez, Rimx, Larregui, SK545, Osunlade, La Pandilla, Bik Ismo, Shaun Thurston with special exhibits by Infamous Magazine, Red Bull Through My Eyes, HVW8 and Carlos "Mare139" Rodriguez alongside live DJ sets. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Kick-off party/Red Bull Through My Eyes reception featuring "Zona De Bomba" (Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba), "Lance-O" and "The Brass King" on Dec. 1. Events through Dec. 4. The Co11ective at the Kohn Compound, 215 NW 24 St., Miami. Details: http://www.facebook.com/TheCo11ective.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents "Will Ryman: Desublimation of the Rose," large-scale works by American artist Will Ryman. The exhibit includes a 30-foot bloom and is his largest outdoor exhibition to date, which includes three new monochrome rose sculptures in blue, yellow and red ranging from 5 to 30 feet tall. Additionally, he has created oversized petals that will delicately float on the serene ponds and grassy areas at Fairchild while doubling as lounge chairs. He will also place 15 ants and seven bees, all made of brass, in a number of Fairchild's majestic trees, appearing as keen observers of the sculptures below. Exhibit through May 31, 2012. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free for members and children under 5. $12 children 6-17. $18 seniors. $25 others. Details: www.fairchildgarden.org.
New York-based photographer Linda Troeller exhibits a selection of expressive portraits of women and self portraits curated by Sabine Kutt. Ms. Troeller also releases her book "Mucalinda - Self-Portrait + Self-Reflection." During her career, she has received awards such as "Pictures of the Year Award" for the book "Healing Waters" by Aperture. 7-10 p.m. reception. Exhibit through Dec. 4. Art and Design District Miami, Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39 St., second floor suite 216, Miami. Details: (561) 702-5675 or www.skfineartphoto.com.
Graffiti Gone Global presents its fifth exhibition of urban contemporary art and design, running parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach. At the center of GGG 2011 is French architect Marc Fornes, who unveils "Labrys Frisae," a conceptual, non-linear structure reminiscent of three-dimensional graffiti. This is the artist's largest creation to date, spanning 30 feet and rising 16 feet above the floor. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Through Dec. 4. Midtown Miami's Rotunda, 3252 NW First Ave., Miami. Free. Details: www.gggexhibit.com.
ART, SOUND & ARCHITECTURE
Discussion "No Boundaries: Art, Architecture, Sound," engages artists Vito Acconci, Christopher Janney and Gustavo Matamoros in a panel moderated by Beth Dunlop. Each artists touches upon their work in relation to time, space and aesthetics. Discussion held in conjunction with Mr. Janney's exhibit, "Architecture of the Air." 3 p.m. The Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free. Details: www.janneysounds.com.