The Betsy Hotel 2023 Art Week Miami Beach Exhibitions - Public opening on Dec 7
The Betsy Hotel, a family-owned and operated luxury boutique hotel on Ocean Drive, recognized as a world leading arts and culture hotel, announces an exciting lineup of artwork opening for Art Basel Miami Beach 2023. Principal curator is Lesley Goldwasser with guest curators Sophie Lefebreve Blache, Amanda Mullen, Paul Dreq, and Ed Cristin. The Betsy’s annual property wide opening, with artist meet-and-greet on Dec 7 @ 5 PM, is open to the public and will feature two dance pop-up interventions by the Peter London Global Dance Company.
Art Work Credits - As exhibited at The Betsy Hotel, 2023, all rights reserved. In order of placement (from top to bottom): Works by Hicham Benohoud, Nadia Huggins, Idries Karnachi, Sonia Hamza, Paul Loughney.
The Betsy Hotel's initiatives for Art Week Miami Beach run in tandem with Art Basel Miami Beach and include a large-scale exhibition celebrating Moroccan Culture Art and Fashion with featured artists: Hicham Benohoud, Idries Karnachi, Mahi Binebine, and Hassan Hajjaj. In other areas of the hotel works by Paul Loughney, Gaia Adducchio, Sonia Hamza, and Akshita Gandhi's are curated by Sophie Lefevbre Blache with Amanda Mullen curating iconic photographs by Bert Stern. Paul Dreq and Ed Cristin curate an Andy Sweet collection.
Two pop-up dance interventions (at the Dec 7 opening event) by the Peter London Global Dance Company (PLGDC) will celebrate the works of Moroccan artists Hicham Benohoud, Idries Karnachi, Mahi Binebine, Sonia Hamza, and Hassan Hajjaj. With costuming consultation by Mina Binebine, Peter London’s choreographed interventions will celebrate the color, emotions, and significance of the works - and explore the implications of its messaging. The Betsy Hotel and PLGDC celebrate 10 years of artistic partnership this year.
The Betsy’s growing permanent collection and long-term artist partnerships are celebrated with Betsy Principal Curator Lesley Goldwasser highlighting work by Tamary Kudita, Charlie Spot, Nadia Huggins, Bunny Yeager, Carlos Andres Cruz, Robert Zuckerman, Val Kilmer, Robin Hill, and Ray Tenorio – on walls and in hallways throughout the property. The Betsy Poetry Rail – a poetically-inspired installation, designed by architect Allan Shulman – is illuminated nightly, with artist Carlos Betancourt projecting a new work onto #thebetsyorb, commissioned by the City of Miami Beach No Vacancy program.
Images by Andy Sweet, as exhibited at The Betsy Hotel, 2023, all rights reserved
Hotel co-owner and curator Lesley Goldwasser comments about this year’s plans for Betsy’s Art Week Miami Beach:
I am passionate about this year’s art collection debuting during Art Basel Miami Beach at The Betsy Hotel. It’s a privilege to give individual artists the opportunity to reach a wider world of appreciating patrons. Yet, most of all, I’m thrilled to bring global talent of this caliber together in a multi-genre context, proving once again that art is a bridge that connects us all.
Hotel co-owner Jonathan Plutzik comments about the power of celebrating art and artists @theBetsyHotel; "We are a welcoming place for artists and patrons to connect. Our vision is for guests to find happiness by relaxing in an exquisitely designed space, surrounded by books, music, and great art. And when guests get to meet an artist, whose work is exhibited, it takes the experience to an even higher level. Betsy's tagline says it all. Expect no more. This is happiness.”
For a list of exhibitions since 2009 at The Betsy Hotel: https://bit.ly/3g3XIMX