Miami Art Week + Art Basel Miami Beach 2022: The Top NFT Events

Miami Art Week 2022 is hotting up, but what’s on at one of the world’s most anticipated contemporary art events? From November 28 to December 4, guests will embark on an art-filled odyssey featuring art from up-and-comers and internationally renowned artists. As one of the art world’s most exciting events, visitors to Miami can expect a creative packed week including countless galleries and exhibitions, plus Art Basel, DCENTRAL Miami and much more.

Here are the top NFT events that will be featured in this year’s Miami Art Week.

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Miami Art Week and Art Basel 2022 are returning this year with some fascinating events. Here’s what you need to know. Credit: Ad Age

Dcentral Miami conference at Miami Art Week

The largest Web3 conference is returning to downtown Miami, this time with twice the space! On November 28 to 29, Dcentral Miami is bringing the Web3 community together during Miami Art Week. If DeFi, DAOs, metaverses, NFTs, and protocols interest you, then this is the place to be.

Attendees will have the chance to listen to over 300 curated speakers, such as Timbaland, Alex Mayes, Baron Davis, Crypto Wendy, and many more. There will also be more than 80 exhibitors along with four stages. This includes a Web3 mainstage, a decentralized stage, an NFTCON stage, and a Web3 women’s stage.

Art Basel Miami Beach Edition – Dec 1-3

Art Basel is famous for its dedication to connecting artists and collectors, plus running fairs in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. The American edition of Art Basel kicks off on December 1st, focusing entirely on modern and contemporary art. It invites leading galleries from five continents show significant works by art masters as well as the new generation of emerging stars.

Top Galleries and Exhibitions at Miami Art Week

In Miami and love exhibitions? Here are our top picks of Miami’s best.

The Johnathan Schultz Gallery 

South African artist Johnathan Schultz, known for his ability to blend precious stones in his breathtaking pieces, will showcase his work at Art Basel. Schultz will be showcasing his work throughout the art show and in his own gallery, located in the Miami Design District. Furthermore, Schultz is best known for his gigantic 3D diamond-encrusted recreation of Nelson Mandela’s fingerprint. More recently, he has created one-of-a-kind pieces for Cindy Crawford, Todd English, and Udonis Haslem.

Schultz is also a Web3 builder, having created his own NFT collection, GemSet NFT, which rewards holders with real diamonds. GemSet has recently announced that 2.5K diamonds are packaged and ready to be delivered to the 2.5K holders of the Gemesis collection.

Jonathan schultz Art Basel

Johnathan Schultz’s iconic 3D diamond-encrusted Nelson Mandela fingerprint debuts at Art Basel 2021. Credit: The Johnathan Schultz

Ancient Future Exhibition by SaveArtSpace and SISU — Nov 29 – Dec 4

SaveArtSpace, a non-profit organization, and SISU, a community focusing on supporting Earth restoration projects, are presenting a public art exhibition from November 29 to December 4. Ancient Future, curated by Angela del Sol (the steward of SISU) will exhibit two satellite exhibitions during Miami Art Week. Among these exhibitions are the Satellite Art Show, featuring 13 artists, and the SCOPE Art Fair, with accomplished photographer Rob Woodcox.

Ancient Future, a billboard exhibition, is exploring climate change and the effect humans could have if humanity worked together. Angela del Sol’s mission is to help create a more inclusive world, one that empowers women, entrepreneurs, and Indigenous communities. Thanks to NFTs, media, and Web3 collaborations, del Sol is achieving climate protection and action in many creative ways.

SaveArtSpace billboard

“Tree of Life” by Rob Woodcox. Credit: SaveArtSpace

SCOPE at Art Basel — Nov 3o

The world-renowned international contemporary art show, SCOPE, is back for its 20th year in Miami for a beachside exhibition. On November 30, guests will have the opportunity to see art from 140 international exhibitors along with panel discussions, nightlife events, and state-of-the-art installations. The tickets will be redeemable for entry to 130 international galleries at Art Basel.

Moreover, the tickets were made available on November 3 and feature artwork from the artists behind Cool Cats NFT and Mason Rothschild. Thanks to SCOPE’s partnerships with the Creative Artist Agency (CAA) and YellowHeart (Web3 ticketing marketplace), the tickets came to life. In other words, you can trade, buy or sell platinum and VIP NFT tickets before or after the event.

MakersPlace booth and VIP party

Don’t forget about NFT marketplaces! Makersplace will be one of the few digital art markets attending the art fair. Its Miami Art Week  booth at the SCOPE Art Show runs from November 29 to December 4.  On display, you can expect work from internationally acclaimed artists such as Osinachi, Urs Fischer, Austin Wilde, Banksy, Marco Santini, Matisse, and many more. Also on display at the booth will be Holoverse’s newest hologram collection, “Sunflowers by Van Gogh.” But wait, there’s more. The Makersplace team is also hosting a VIP party along with presenting at the Women Web3 Miami Panel.

makersplace Art Basel

The Makersplace booth will feature works by Frida Kahlo, Matisse, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, and many more.

The Best Events at Art Basel, DCENTRAL and Miami Art Week

9dcc live mint pop-up experience

Luxury brand 9dcc, by gmoney, and ArtBlocks founder Snowfro present a live pop-up event during Art Basel. The brand’s highly anticipated second clothing drop, ITERATION-02, will debut at the art show from November 29 to December 3.

For the release, 9dcc created an unforgettable pop-up shopping experience in partnership with NFT Now and MANA’s “The Gateway”. In detail, purchasers of ITERATION-2 will live-mint a 1-of-1 generative NFT, which then triggers the manufacturing process before your eyes. This includes showcasing the processes of “printing, NFC chip bridging, and lux packaging all done within minutes.”

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Iteration-02 will debut at Art Basel through a one-of-a-kind live pop-up experience.

MUTANI brings Fashion to Miami

MUTANI, the Web3 digital fashion company, is debuting its latest project after six months of development. The Antwerp Cyber-Six, inspired by the famous Antwerp Six, comprises of six digital fashion silhouettes on six custom avatars. Further, the futuristic digital fashion project will launch in six phases, with Miami being their first stop. In detail, Cyber-Six, represented by Plus-One Gallery, will be exhibited during Art Basel at the Scope Art Show from November 29 to December 3. Shayli Harrison, the MUTANI CEO, will present the project on stage at Dcentral Miami. In partnership with MetaMundo, there will also be a live exhibition and an online auction of “interoperable accessories.” Are you ready to experience digital couture like never before?

Shayli Harrison

MUTANI’s CEO Shayli Harrison will reveal Antwerp Cyber-Six at Art Basel. Credit: R2W

WoW Gala

Are you ready to walk the carpet and strike a pose? World of Women, the Web3 brand representing inclusivity and diversity will be at Miami Art Week with their first-ever WoW Gala. On December 1st, the Gala will bring together the WoW community, including collectors, creators and partners to celebrate the vibrant brand. Moreover, the Gala will feature IRL and Metaverse activations, a celebrity DJ and a special keynote from WoW founder, Yam Karkai. Additionally, the gala will include a World of Women WoW Awards in celebration of WoW and WoWG holders who have made an impact to the WoW ecosystem.

It’s worth noting that the WoW Gala is an exclusive event for WoW and WoWG holders. One NFT grants access to  one gala ticket.

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World of Women has announced its first-ever WoW Gala, happening on December 1.

Adidas ‘(Probably) Real’ Event

What’s Miami Art Week without the renowned sports apparel brand Adidas and its Bored Ape, Indigo Hertz. On December 3, in celebration of its Virtual Gear launch, Adidas will present the ‘(Probably) Real’ event powered by Tokenproof. Moreover, this is an invite-only event exclusive to holders of the following projects: Adidas Virtual Gear, Adidas Originals Into the Metaverse Phase 1, Adidas Originals Into the Metaverse Phase 2, Adidas Impossible Box, BAYC or MAYC, Punks Comic or Founders Dao and Admit One. Further, the (Probably) Real Event will explore several concepts pertaining to virtual presentation, according to Hertz.

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Adidas’ Bored Ape, Indigo Hertz has announced its (Probably) Real Event at Miami Art Week.

The Gateway by NFT Now and Mana Common

NFT Now and Mana Common partnered to host “The Gateway” during Miami Art Week. This year, “The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis,” powered by MoonPay will take place from November 29 to December 3. Spanning 12 buildings and 2 city blocks, the event will include immersive installations by 9dcc, Art Blocks, Christie’s, Faze Clan, Instagram, and RTFKT. Additionally, the event will include speakers, artists, and musicians such as Gary Vee, Beeple, Kmoney, and Amanda Cassatt.

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NFT Now, in collaboration with Mana Common and MoonPay, have announced “The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis.” Credit: Business Wire

Decentraland: Where the Metaverse and Miami Meets

Decentraland, the 3D virtual world platform, is coming to Miami Art Week with a wide variety of events. Side note: For those that can’t attend the events in Miami, you will be able to join Dcentral’s stream and experience the events in Decentraland. Dcentral is also where many of Decentraland’s team and community members will speak.

Furthermore, the following are a few events that Decentraland is participating in:

Heart of Okeanos

This coral reef sculpture, created by Petroc Sesti and curated by Ximena Camino, will be installed during Miami Art Week in Miami Harbor. Further, through its collaboration with the Heart of Okeanos project, the Decentraland Foundation will present an interactive version of the sculpture, where ocean data dictates the sculpture’s shape.

Heart of Okeanos Miami Art Week

The digital version of Heart of Okeanos will be presented by the Decentraland Foundation at Miami Art Week.

Simon Denny’s “Metaverse Landscapes”

Metaverse Landscapes are a series of oil and UV print on canvas paintings linked to NFTs that will be displayed at Art Basel Meridians. The gridded landscapes represent existing Decentraland LAND parcels. According to Simon Denny, “each painting is accompanied by a new dynamic ‘Title Deed’ NFT that point to owners of the physical painting, and the original owner of the Decentraland LAND.”

Metaverse landscapes

Metaverse Landscapes by Simon Denny.

Decentraland Miami Meet Up and Happy Hour

Attendees will be able to enjoy happy hour with 2 for 1 drinks at Black Market in Miami on November 29 from 4pm to 7pm EST.

The Crypties Awards

On top of these events, it’s worth mentioning that The Crypties Awards have nominated Decentraland Metaverse Fashion Week as a nominee for the 2022 Metaverse Project of the Year Award. A huge win for Decentraland and the metaverse!

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