Alongside Art Basel, now celebrating its 20th anniversary in Miami Beach, the South Florida network of museums, private collections, art spaces and satellite fairs has proliferated and matured in tandem. These institutions always serve up their shiniest offerings for the annual movable feast, and high-speed train service on the Brightline now makes it all the easier to sample shows as far north as West Palm Beach. Here’s a selection from the buffet.
Art in Common
This new nonprofit creative enterprise, co-founded by the curator Zoe Lukov and the cultural producer Abby Pucker, aims to tackle big issues — social, political, spiritual — through sprawling thematic exhibitions. Against the drumbeat of the climate crisis, the inaugural show titled “Boil, Toil + Trouble,” at a pop-up space in Miami’s Design District, looks at water in all its forms. Works by more than 40 leading artists, including Marina Abramovic, Radcliffe Bailey, Nicole Eisenman, Guadalupe Maravilla and Bruce Nauman, explore bodies of water as sites of migration and ancestral knowledge; and as the foundations of myths, rituals and everyday activities. Expect a bit of witchcraft, too.