Just before we bid farewell to 2018, here’s a collection of exhibitions, events, and conferences to get you well inspired for 2019. Check it out:

Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors @ the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

After Infinity Mirrors traveled worldwide, it’s landing at the Atlanta institution, along with Kusama’s extensive collection. Don’t let the fact that this work circulated on everyone’s Instagram feeds mislead you – there is much more to these projects than meets the eye. As an experimental – and for many years, subversive – artist, Kusama offers an astonishing account for what it means to relentlessly push boundaries, while succumbing to your own unique view of the world. If by any chance you’re located on the other side of the Atlantic, you can also see The Moving Moment When I Went to the Universe, a major exhibition of new works by Kusama at the Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Not to be missed.

When and where: Now until February 17 2019, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room
Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, born 1929), Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013, wood, metal, mirrors, plastic, acrylic, rubber, LEDs, and water. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama.

Event: Art|Basel @ Miami Beach

The Miami chapter of this acclaimed art fair is known for its interesting collaborations and much-hyped parties. Following a 3-year construction, the fair announced some changes in the program, halting both its outdoor sculpture and film programs, in favor of a new experimental collaboration with NYC’s The Kitchen. The result is a large-scale performance by artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. Additional noteworthy events include Judy Chicago’s Feminist Fireworks, Young Thug As Paintings, and a party at a police impound lot.

When and where: December 6-9  Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL 

Art Basel, Miami Beach
Garth Greenan Gallery, Al Loving, Untitled, 1982 Courtesy the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

Event: Design Miami/ @ Miami Beach

This year’s edition of Art Basel’s design-focused counterpart brings together interesting new collaborations. Highlights include a commissioned retrospective of the acclaimed duo Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernandez – artist and fashion designer (respectively) – showing their collaborative works; a collaboration with Lexus titled the Future is Limitless; a showcase of Istanbul-based jewelry designer Sevan Biçakçi’s latest nature-inspired collection; and lastly, the continuous show of Louis Vuitton’s beautiful ever-developing collection Objets Nomades.

When and where: December 6-9  Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL

Exhibition: Home Futures @ the Design Museum, London

Looking into one of the most intriguing environments of contemporary culture – our home – the exhibition examines this space. Through exploring whether we live according to the predictions of some of the 20th century’s most renowned architects and designers, the exhibition manages to give an account to both changes in this sphere, as well as offering thoughts on the future. The exhibition is in partnership with the IKEA Museum.

When and where: Now until March 24th 2019, Design Museum, London

Conference: An Event Apart @ San Francisco

This two-day conference focuses on digital design, with speakers from a variety of fields, ranging from UX, to content, code and more. After the event, additional workshop sessions will be hosted by speakers offering skills for participants.

When and where: December 10–12  Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA, USA

Party: Art After Dark @ Guggenheim

The seasonal party returns to offer a private and unique view of the Guggenheim’s current exhibition – this time, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future.

When and where: December 14, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Fair: DIY Art Market @ London

Throughout December this initiative organizes several events to get the craft-lovers equipped with designed Christmas gifts. The Independent Ceramics Market will provide an opportunity to get your hands on some beautiful ceramic artworks by 70 different ceramicists.

When and where: December 9-24, DIY Art Shop + Rich Mix, London

Exhibition: Hide & Seek by Maarten Baas @ Design Museum Holon

As an outstanding designer with a diverse body of work – from furniture, to objects, installations, videos and performances – Maarten Baas’ work is intriguing for creatives from all practices. Originally presented at the Groninger Museum, Hide & Seek is the first major overview of Baas’ works.

When and where: Now until April 27, 2019, Design Museum Holon, Israel