If the Art Basel Miami Beach (covered) is considered the main event every year during Basel Week Miami, then NADA Miami Beach is certainly the much-awaited encore (Art Basel typically opens on Weds to VIPs and NADA opens the next morning on Thurs.). It is where new discoveries are more often made, as NADA typically includes younger galleries, with newer programs and fresher artists. It does not focus nearly as much historic or secondary works.
In its 14th edition, the fair relocates back to Deuville Beach Resort, from the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel last year. It included exhibitors from 36 cities and in 17 different countries. The fair also had 43 first time exhibitors and 29 project spaces. The general consensus was that it was improved this year over last, as the aisles were roomier and the booths a more comfortable size.
Highlights of NADA include: Terence Koh’s installation in Moran Bondaroff’s booth, which he made in reaction to the US presidential election, comprising of Wonder Bread in 50 framed beeswax blocks and ashes of November 9th, 2016 newspapers. Katherine Bradford’s ethereal and moody swimmers & divers drew crowds into Canada’s booth. Orion Martin’s intricate and finely-crafted paintings, some including custom-made frames with sophisticated inlays, wowed at Bodega’s fair presentation. And of course, Mira Dancy’s dazzling triptych of neon dancers, pictured above. See all these and much more from the fair below.