10 Can't-Miss Events at the 10th Annual Art Basel Miami Beach
The swank extravaganza that has turned South Beach into an international art destination celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. As the expo (which runs December 1–4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center) has grown, a host of additional art happenings have risen up around it. Here, the best of the bunch.
"Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business" at the Bass Museum of Art
The Austrian artist known for cheeky and surreal sculptures—bloated muscle cars, dill pickles cast in resin, headless men in suits—is giving Miami's party people what they really want: booze as art. His Drinking Sculptures are well-stocked bars made out of vintage furniture. Drink up—Wurm says that each piece is complete only when the viewer is drunk.
December 1–March 4; 2100 Collins Ave.; bassmuseum.org
Left: Erwin Wurm, Untitled (Drinking Sculpture Series), 2011