SCOPE Art Show Featured 110 Curated Presentations Hailing from 24 Countries With 70 Debut Presentations, and Several Institutional Sales
SCOPE Art Show concluded its 22nd edition this weekend, with huge success bringing together more than 110 curated presentations hailing from 24 countries. 70 Contemporary art galleries made their Miami Art Week debut, underscoring SCOPE’s mission to serve as a destination for discovery. Over the course of five days, SCOPE Art Show welcomed more than 122,000 guests, marking a 20% increase in attendance from last year as an overwhelmingly positive response to SCOPE’s new curatorial direction and hosted 20 panels and 10 performances.
SCOPE’s increase in attendance is related to the increase in VIPs including more curators and institutions through Curator Breakfasts and SCOPE Circle Dinner. Notable additions to this year’s event included the successful launch of three new special selections at SCOPE: CORE, photo basel + SCOPE, and Futures, solidifying the fair as a global platform for art and cultural exchange.
“We’re thrilled to wrap up our 22nd year on Miami Beach with our strongest presentation to date” states SCOPE Founder and CEO Alexis Hubshman. “We took a curated approach to this year’s show, offering large-scale installations and a refined selection of Ultra-Contemporary artworks alongside incredible activations and events, offering visitors a unique art and entertainment experience.”
Major institutional sales were reported with several exhibitors reporting sold out booths. Highlights include:
Claire Oliver Gallery of Harlem, reported a sold out booth with three artworks heading to major institutions. The gallery presented a series of large-scale installations by artists BK Adams, Lauren Fenserstock, Jeffrey Jenson Scales, and Aaron T Stephan. The booth sold out on all new works by Bahamian artist Gio Swaby, Simone Elizabeth Saunders, LaNia Roberts, and Stan Squirewell.
Galleri Ramfjord, celebrating its 10th year of participation at SCOPE Miami, placed 26 artworks with private collections in Europe and the US. All artists represented at the booth sold to both new and returning collectors and the gallery was able to add approximately 90 new collectors to their client list. Ramfjord received a great response to the selection of artists represented, in addition to the curation of the booth.
“This year has been our best year ever at SCOPE, we are so happy for the great response. The new curation at SCOPE was very inspiring and the number of visitors and genuine interest was highly appreciated” Elisabeth Ramfjord, Owner.
Amsterdam's Stick Together gallery set a record, selling out all new works by Dutch artist Max Zorn at their solo booth.
Chicago-based Vertical Gallery returned for its 7th year, selling 62 new works by French Pop-Surrealist artist Flog.
New York City based Ki Smith Gallery was an important part of building out the Futures section of young galleries at SCOPE.
“It was an honor and a privilege working with SCOPE’s team to build out the 'Futures' section this year” says Ki Smith, Founder and Director of Ki Smith Gallery in NYC. “ I couldn’t have been more pleased with the quality of the programs we attracted and the incredible amount of connections and numerous sales that Futures galleries made this year at SCOPE.
High Profile Guests Included Will Smith, Tennis Pro Nick Kyrgios, Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Director/Producer Michael Bay, International DJs Tiesto and Fatboy Slim, Omar Benson Miller (Ballers), Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, Savannah James, Jesse Palmer (The Bachelor), Fashion Nova CEO Richard Saghian and more…
This year's programming included a robust panel schedule, evening events, an inaugural film screening, and more. Highlights included:
Pussy Riot creator, Nadya Tolokonnikova, joined SCOPE for a discussion on hope and change where we explore how art can be a catalyst that inspires and empowers people to stand-up to injustice.
Artist and two-time Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, Jeremy Pope, joined SCOPE in a conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter and playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), around his photojournalism series, FLEX (bitch).
Portraits of Women in Web3 (PWW3) hosted its second edition at SCOPE Art Show. This dynamic event featured speakers and networking sessions and brought together prominent female leaders in the Web3 space including Shantell Martin (British Visual Artist), Swan Sit (Corporate Creator), Debbie Soon (Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of HUG) and Simone Berry (CEO and Co-founder of POCLab). Portraits of Women in Web3 was made possible through SCOPE’s partnership with Kraken.
This year the SCOPE Circle Dinner, presented in partnership with Maestro Dobel Atelier, was a celebration of the artists being showcased in the SCOPE Miami Beach 2023 New Contemporary Program. The SCOPE Circle, founded in 2005, brings together collectors, luminaries, creators, and disruptors to host events, curate, support emerging artists' projects, awards, grants, and create pathways. Notable guests included artists and actor/artist Jeremy Pope, actor C.J. Wallace and artists Connor Tingley, BK Adams, Tomislav Topic, and Valfré.
SCOPE, renowned for transcending artistic genres and forecasting cultural trends, served as the ideal backdrop for partners and sponsors. By collaborating with SCOPE artists, they created exhibitions and activations that surpassed traditional exploring new ways to introduce attendees to the brand ethos.
To celebrate the new all-electric 2024 ZDX performance SUV, Acura, the exclusive auto partner of SCOPE Miami Beach, created an immersive gallery experience in collaboration with Miami-based artist HOXXOH.
Canon USA Inc. celebrated creators at SCOPE Art Show. In the center of The New Contemporary acclaimed artists, photographers, and content creators presented their larger-than-life work on the Monolith, made possible by Canon. This was the first time that many of the talented creators showcased their work at Miami Art Week thanks to Canon’s support. The Monolith also featured several vibrant photography and video installations from Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West.
Joe and the Juice & Miami Pickleball Club presented a Q&A with tennis star Nick Kyrgios. The conversation was held on the pickle ball court painted by artist Tomislav Topic
Ashley partnered with international collage artist, Clare Celeste, to create an immersive exhibit at SCOPE Art Show that highlighted the delicate balance between nature and nurture while showcasing furniture from Ashley’s new leather collection launching December 2023.
Kraken sponsored the Portraits of Women in Web3 Panel series, a talk on Building community through generative art with Delabs artist Candy Apple, and a Sun Set DJ Set by Mick.
Additional sponsors included Stella Artois with their Stella Frites activation, Alo who hosted daily wellness programming, Esprit’s interactive installation, New Belgium’s SCOPE Walls Artist Appreciation toast and performance, Monkey Shoulder hosting a Sun Set performance by Trackstar the DJ, and SCOPE’s official wine experience partner Sommsation.