By Jessica Sanchez and Mike S Payton, Contributing Reporters
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – One of the most striking art fairs happening each year at Miami Art Week is SCOPE Miami Beach, with the massive sweeping white tent stretching along the sands in front of Ocean Drive. SCOPE is back for their 19th edition in 2019, with 134 diverse contemporary exhibitors on show from December 3rd to December 8th.
This year SCOPE is featuring The New Contemporary, a genre that stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement. Also new to the pavilion this year is OASIS, an experiential multidisciplinary program located in the expanded Atrium.
Alexis Hubshman, Founder & President of SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show, explained, “This year, we are introducing a new project called OASIS, an experiential multidisciplinary program in our expanded Atrium project space.”
“OASIS will present daily programming featuring large scale installations, DJ sets, performance art, and panel discussions. In the morning before the show opens, we will be offering complimentary meditation classes to continue our long-standing commitment to wellness.”
Adding, “At night, the destination will transform into a premium nightlife experience with world-class musical talent.” This will be welcome news, as Miami Art Week is know for the fantastic social events as well, and it does not get much better than a party on the beach.
SCOPE Miami Beach also presents FOCUS | ART CHINA, the new premier showcase of Chinese Contemporary Art in Miami. This program celebrates the global expansion of the genre by presenting museum quality cutting-edge work from both established and emerging artists spanning across disciplines.
Another new feature this year is the Young Collectors VIP Tour for guests 7-13 years old, featuring a curated Saturday tour that welcomes questions and observations, and “please touch” experiences for Young Collectors VIP pass holders.
Hubshman shares, “I always tell first-timers not to be intimidated. We pride ourselves on being a gateway for emerging talent and de-mystifying the traditional white-box model fairs often present.”
Adding, “SCOPE is filled with friendly dealers and artists and is a space that encourages art lovers and collectors of all levels to ask questions and learn something new.”
Founded in 2000, SCOPE has produced over seventy international art shows in New York, Miami, Basel, London, Los Angeles and The Hamptons. Over the past decade, SCOPE has grown into one of the largest art contemporary art shows in the world with the largest global presence.
SCOPE Miami Beach platinum first view and VIP plus press preview will open December 3rd, from 4PM – 8PM, and it will open to the public from December 4th-8th, 11AM to 8PM. Tickets can be bought online and range from $40 for a public day pass, $150 for VIP, and $200 for the platinum first view.
The entrance is at Ocean Drive and 8th Street and there is an exclusive shuttle service for VIP Cardholders courtesy of Porsche.