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Art events to look forward to this month

Art events to look forward to this month

Art takeover

Image: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

It’s the month of the famed Miami Art Week, the humbly creative London Illustration Fair and more. If you’re travelling to these places this month, you may want to check these out.

Miami Art Week, Miami, Florida, 1 to 6 December

This week, Miami is ravaged by the art world. A massive takeover on the sunny shores and its vibrant city, Miami's art week kicks off the first week of December with an extensive series of satellite fairs, events and shows. The list of events are plenty, from Art Miami, to Art Basel | Miami Beach, and many, many more. The artistic celebration brings together energetic contemporary art and its artists, forums, galleries and exhibitions from all over the globe.

Here, Art-Collecting.com gives a good guide on where to start with Miami Art Week. 

The London Illustration Fair, London, 4 to 6 December

An annual artist-led illustration, print, and graphic design fair, The London Illustration Fair brings artists and buyers together to discover the artwork birthed from emerging illustrators and their favourite artists. The only illustration-dedicated fair, this event showcases innovative names in the industry while allowing art lovers to shop their hearts out.

Find out more at The London Illustration Fair.

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, Melbourne, 11 December to 24 April 2016 

The merging of two minds and two worlds comes alive in this unique exhibition developed by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and The Warhol. It is here that Chinese Contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei introduces a twist, as the exhibition will explore the significant influences these artists have left on modern and contemporary life. With over 300 works on display, this exhibition focuses on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists' practices.

More information at NGV.

Agitprop!, New York, 11 December to 8 August 2016

The term agitprop combines "agitation" and "propaganda" - the namesake of this exhibition that chronicles the connection contemporary art has devoted to social and political change. Agitprop! delves into historical moments in creative activism while exploring the complexity and impact of this artistic practices in a wide range of artistic platforms. The exhibition opens at the Brooklyn Museum in New York with a showcase of 20 contemporary artists, with two more waves of contemporary artwork slated for February and April.

Find out more at Brooklyn Museum.