In an ode to the blurring of lines between artistic disciplines, Scope Miami and VH1 are collaborating on an Outdoor Lounge highlighting emerging and undiscovered talent, including winners of Red Bull's Canvas Cooler project, which challenged artists to turn wrapped minifridges into colorful creations. (December 5 to 9 at 110 NE 36th St., Miami. Admission is $20, $15 for students. Visit scope-art.com.)
For five years now, the L.A.-based gallery OHWOW has put on the memorable "It Ain't Fair," which in past years has included packed exhibits by David Lynch and Dangermouse. This year will be the fair's last, but OHWOW is going out Hollywood style with exhibitions by James Franco (yes, that James Franco) and 30-odd other artists, a nightly soup kitchen to feed the masses, and a week of live programming from its pirate station, Know Wave Radio, hosted by NYC hipster extraordinaire Aaron Bondaroff. (December 7 to 11 at 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Visit oh-wow.com/itaintfair-2012/.)
Amanda Ross-Ho / Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Negative Earth (TRIANGULATED)
Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery / OHWOW
Dan Colen's Whoopee Cushion, on display at OHWOW's final "It Ain't Fair" exhibition.
The Seven fair brings in the best of New York's art scene, but five of the galleries featured this year were damaged during Hurricane Sandy (two severely). Seven wasn't about to let Mother Nature keep it from constructing its collaborative studio in a new location on Second Avenue, though. With, yes, seven major works as the focal point of the installation, the rest of the pieces are chosen on the spot to create a cohesive whole.
"It's all very different aesthetics and different points of view," says organizer and P.P.O.W. gallery co-owner Wendy Olsoff. "It's always come out so good." (December 4 to 9 at 2200 NW Second Ave., Miami. Free. Visit seven-miami.com.)