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Miami Art Week Guide 2014: Best Events Outside The Tents

Luxury Face at GucciVuitton
Luxury Face examines the phenomenon of art as a luxury good. The exhibition will consist of objects that look like artworks, but the show is actually concerned with the researching of lux-culture industries and their social entanglements. High concepts and cheeky executions can be expected.
Dec. 1 - Jan. 10, GucciVuitton, 8375 NE Second Ave., Miami. guccivuitton.net 

Folding the Black Flag
Mysterious-guy anarcho artists James Concannon and Kalan Sherrard perform as Aos Internationale, a far, far-left group that explores the medicalized nature of politics and economics. Concerned with metaphors such as the rotting entrails of capitalism, the group uses costumes, sound, and objects to evoke dissonance, collapse and decay.
Dec. 5, Space Mountain, 8363 NE Second Ave., Miami. spacemountainmia.org

YoungArts Foundation
Here you’ll find a Miami-specific edition of the MoMA PS1 exhibition "Zero Tolerance," concerts by acclaimed talents FKA Twigs and James Blake and a site-specific performance created by the Marina Abramovic Institute where the public is invited to join.
Dec 3 - 7 ,YoungArts Campus, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Exhibitions are free and concert tickets start at $37. youngarts.org

Those searching for a real taste of what the Miami art scene is all about should head to Little Haiti. There you’ll find exhibitions by emerging artists, a store with thrifts and goods made by local artisans and a stellar slate of parties that include vogue competitions, zine releases and even a performance by Richard Kennedy from Hercules & Love Affair.
Dec. 1 - 7, various locations throughout Little Haiti. Most events free, some ticketed. ihaitibasel.com

Books Fuel Ideas at Bas Fisher Invitational
Head downtown for this celebration of books and artists inspired by them. In collaboration with the opening of the EXILE Books pop-up shop at BFI, artistic talents Sam Gordon, Eve Fowler and Lizzy Bougatsos will be staging new work including providing contributions to a bookshelf made of ice for the opening party. While you’re there, peruse the shelves of artists books available for purchase.
Dec. 4 - 6, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Bas Fisher Invitational, 100 NE 11th St., Miami. Free. basfisherinvitational.com

Design events outside of the Design Miami/ fair are hard to find but #101ManMade promises to bring a global selection of design works from three continents for a dialogue about the purpose of design in our lives, showcasing fascinating examples.
Dec. 1 - 6, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 151 NE 40th St., Miami. Free. atdesignpub.com

Auto Body
What do you get when 33 female artists walk into an abandoned auto body shop? The answer is one of the most anticipated showcases of art happening during Art Basel, with a roster of emerging talents including an exhibition of visual work and a line-up of performances that will challenge visitors of the event.
Dec. 4 - 7, 1750 Bay Road, Miami Beach. Free. autobody-movement.com