We sat down with Editor in Chief of Art Basel Magazine, Sue Hostetler, to glean her expert advice on navigating Art Basel week in Miami. Below are her top tips. Purchase her book for the full guide via the link below.
Tip 1: "The Rubell Family Collections new show called 'No Man’s Land' -- an all female show (and somewhat of a historical retrospective) of some of the finest work by 87 women, from the 32 year-old Njideka Akunyili Crosby to 84 year-old Yayoi Kusama." 95 NW 29th Street in the Wynwood District of Miami
Tip 2: "Within the show at the Convention Center—don’t miss the newest sector, Survey, which will surely be a first-stop for many, with its series of illuminating exhibitions exploring and revisiting a range of historic works, many from the 1960’s."
Tip 3: "The Public art sector, curated by the brilliant Nicholas Baume from New York’s Public Art Fund is sure to be a highlight. In a week where we will spend a good deal of time inside the convention center, private collections and local institutions-- getting outside to experience the 'art for all' (in Gilbert and George's words) in the Public sector—art in natural surroundings, in dialogue with the landscape and available to all, will be divine. Featuring work by artists such as Hank Willis Thomas, Sterling Ruby and Tony Tasset." In Collins Park on Collins Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets
Tip 4: "Do a little retail therapy at the coolest boutique in the world—The Webster, a 20,000 square foot luxury store set in a historical Art Deco building. Owner Laure Dubreuil curates the chicest collection of clothing from all over the world. Follow a shopping excursion up with cocktails in the lovely courtyard of the Setai Hotel—a relaxing and welcome respite to the insanity of the week." 1220 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
Tip 5: "The Design Miami tent – 'UNBUILT' was created by a team of five students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The pavilion is comprised of a suspended canopy of enlarged foam-milled building models. The team sourced these designs from fellow students, alumni, and faculty at Harvard, resurrecting them in a new functional application. Design Miami is located in the parking lot right next to the Convention Center."