Redefining Contemporary Art: SCOPE Returns To Basel Miami

December 26, 2022
An artist creates a work from tape.

     Miami was infiltrated by some of the most coveted international artists of our time during Art Basel 2022. Galleries were abundant in every crevice of Downtown and South Beach as creators set up booths, activations and immersive displays that captivated both the locals and visitors. The night’s more physically taxing social events are generally balanced out by sophisticated art showings during the day and this year, a massive, eclectic compilation of curated artists occupied South Beach Miami for one of the largest, most brilliant and substance-filled art shows in the world. Celebrating its 21st edition, SCOPE returns to its landmark venue that resides on sands extending through Ocean Drive and 8th street.

A guest admiring the canvases.
Samurai Guardian model statue.
Customized booths each brought their own unique flare to SCOPE Art Show.

     The acclaimed art show welcomed 150+ diverse contemporary creators to share their work. This year’s SCOPE MIAMI BEACH exhibit focused on ‘New Contemporary’, which introduced daily programming amongst large-scale installations that bend and transcend genre. With over 20 years in the industry, SCOPE is celebrated as a leader in experimental storytelling and is recognized as a premier division for serious artists. SCOPE art show has garnered extensive critical acclaim and boasts cumulative sales in the billions with millions of attendants.

     An interactive panel took place on the weekend that featured Swansit, Gmoney, Edward Zipco, Bryan Brinkman, Benzi and others. Spectators witnessed a powerful moderation covering the creative aspect of NFTs, the future of Web3 and where art is heading as digital pieces become more respected. The now willingly doxxed Gmoney shares his latest developments in the space during the chat. Panelists invited audience members to ask questions.

Swan moderates a panel during SCOPE Art Show's 'Time To Be Happy' highlight session.
Co-founder of Edge Of NFT & NFT | LA, Josh Kriger asks the board a question.
     Superchief Co-founder, Ed Zipco received a custom Crypto Influencer Awards Belt from Adam Charles that he proudly boasted throughout the evening.


  Adam Charles, founder of the Crypto Influencer Awards gave Edge Of NFT more insight into the 5 year long blockchain ceremony that’s not only grown bigger every year but is shedding light on the art and complexity behind building Blockchain products. 

“When we say we’re all gonna make it, that’s WAGMI right - we mean us, those who hold NFTs… not the people who don't know the benefits yet and that doesn't fly for Ed. He wants to educate everyone.” - Adam Charles


    Time To Be Happy 00:01 made headlines - a physical art curation by Gmoney where Benzi transformed 7 antique timepieces into futuristic art in a never before seen collaboration of artists and Web 3 innovators. Collaborators included Jack Butcher, Swoon, Bryan Brinkman, Jake Fried, Jen Stark, Micah Johnson and Ron English. Superchief Gallery and Swan Sit serve as advisors. All works were sold as 1/1 auctions. Benzi ended up renting a truck and driving 46 hours to pick up the clocks from each and every artist to ensure the safe transportation of every masterpiece, all while getting to know the creators more intimately.

“Meeting you all in your homes and hearing about your experience transforming the clocks into your artistic canvas was a dream come true.” - Benzi via IG

From left to right: Artist Bryan Brinkman next to Benzi with their collaborative "Time To Be Happy' collection displayed behind them.

     Benzi is an established video creator focused on filming artists of all kinds and has captured over 300 artists to date. Benzi implements his vivid imagination and unique digital painting technique to share the artists’ message through his medium.

     SCOPE makes an exemplary take for fine art experiences where progressive values define what cultural focal points are meaningful the year of. This year’s showcase was populated with significant, featured artists that communicated life themes through contemporary design. Elements of irony, tabooness, inspiration, carnate nature and humanity were common forces found in the participating artwork that urged traditional perspectives to adapt. Fine contemporary art shows are an important part of our culture. They bring people together to admire and appreciate the talent, skill, and creativity of artists. Through these shows, we get to witness the extraordinary work of creative minds and enjoy their unique perspectives and interpretations of the world.

Superchief Gallery NFT opened its doors in New York City on March 25th, 2021, establishing itself as the first physical, IRL NFT gallery in the world. Since opening, Superchief Gallery NFT has proudly worked with Christie’s Auction House on their first ever CryptoPunk Auction, produced the first ever IRL NFT events for Opensea, MakersPlace, Foundation, UNICEF, The United Nations, The Ukraine, NFT.NYC, NFT | LA and more.

SCOPE Art Show has produced over 85 art shows spanning more than 20 years in Miami, New York, Basel and Switzerland and is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art.

About The Author:

Joshua Sauceda is a highly-active NJ/NYC based creative director with a focus on progressive photojournalism, documentary, art curation, cinematography, writing and filmmaking. Joshua's recent endeavors include community building, public relations and investing within the web3 space. By telling culturally important stories through media capture and a plethora of other creative solutions, Josh has a goal of empowering motivated creators and entrepreneurs.





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