A Field Guide to NADA Miami Beach 2013
By Artsy Editors
Nov 29, 2013 6:24 pm

This December, visitors to NADA—Miami Beach’s premier alternative art fair—can expect a dynamic lineup of 73 exhibitors, with 11 Projects booths, an exclusive collaboration with American Apparel, new extra-large booth presentations, and the second annual #NADAWAVE.

1. When? Where? How?

NADA takes place Dec. 5th–8th at the beachside ballrooms of Deauville Beach Resort: 6701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33141.

2. A Not-For-Profit Art Fair that’s Free and Open to the Public!

There are three NADA art fairs each year, all of which are free and open to the public.

3. Why visit?

In addition to being a renowned art fair, NADA is a unique forum to discover underexposed art. Running at the same time as Art Basel in Miami Beach, NADA offers an alternative take on contemporary art featuring a high quality, global selection of young art galleries and spaces.

4. What is NADA?

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit that was founded in 2002 by a group of contemporary art professionals. Its purpose is to make contemporary art more accessible to the general public and to support emerging artists, curators, and galleries. NADA fosters an open, cooperative community of individuals from art galleries, nonprofits, institutions, and other art organizations. In addition to fairs, NADA regularly organizes events including artist talks, gallery tours, benefits for charitable institutions, seminars, and panel discussions.

5. NADA Projects

The fair continues its tradition of NADA Projects, a section of booths dedicated to unique and innovative projects, including a number of artist-run organizations this year. Highlights include Magic Flying Carpets (Katherine Bernhardt’s Moroccan rug-dealing project), The Still House Group, SculptureCenter, and David Petersen Gallery.

6. XL Booths

Due to a demand for more space in the past, this year’s fair debuts a number of extra-large booths. Shane Campbell, Clifton Benevento, Martos Gallery, International Art Objects, and Lisa Cooley have opted for the larger format.

7. NADA by American Apparel

This year NADA joins forces with American Apparel to offer a line of artist-designed, limited-edition clothing. One of four exclusive items will be released each day of the fair, designed by artists Anya Kielar, Andrew Kuo, Cary Liebowitz, and Scott Reeder. The line will be available at an American Apparel pop-up shop located at the fair (across from the Artsy booth!), as well as online and at their retail stores in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles.

8. BAM + NADA Portfolio

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and NADA team up to present a portfolio of 12 new and unique prints by a dozen of the most exciting artists working today. Artists involved are Joshua Abelow, Sascha Braunig, Sarah Crowner, Alex Da Corte, Michael DeLucia, Christian Holstad, Zak Kitnick, Margaret Lee, Sam Moyer, Ulrike Müller, Zak Prekop, and Michael Williams. Priced at $3,000 for the portfolio, this is a great opportunity to purchase works by popular contemporary artists at an accessible price. Prints can be viewed and purchased on Artsy, here.

9. Metal Fatigue Music

Artist-composer duo Jeff DeGolier and Ben Vida will present their electronic music performance, Metal Fatigue Music, from inside a 1992 Toyota Previa, on Dec. 6th & 7th, outside the fair venue. Visitors will be invited inside the van to experience their custom-built sound system and an “intense and ecstatic sound and body event.”

10. #NADAWAVE at Sandbar

NADA presents its second annual #NADAWAVE, a nightly dance party with DJs playing from 10pm “until late,” across the street from the fair at the Sandbar, Dec. 5-7.

Explore NADA Miami Beach on Artsy and Artsy’s Editorial Highlights from the Miami Art Fairs.