Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
San Francisco
refine

ALL


with tag: Art Basel Miami Beach [clear]

A Play on Material: Oren Pinhassi   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 12/5/14

Material can be transcendent. Postmodernism is failing. History is a spiral. These three assumptions underlie Oren Pinhassi’s work. Beginning with the familiar—towels, a backpack, a dwelling—objects are transformed through the addition of another common material, plaster. Through this addition, he transubstantiates the everyday into thematic sculptural and architectural forms, an act that Pinhassi describes as transcendent. There is a key definition being explored throug... [more]

Adam Douglas Thompson: Dialogical Particulars   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 12/5/14

A word forms a concept of its own object in a dialogic way. —Mikhail Bakhtin, Discourse in the Novel, 1941 Adam Douglas Thompson’s drawings are words. His installed formations are sentences. His words, however, are not defined. His sentences are not linear. They are dialogic imaginations, each image acts a concept which through their relational grouping gains meaning. The groupings can and should be read multidirectionally. This approach is how Thompson believes thought works, a concept trail... [more]

Collective Delusions Bad and Good: Art Basel Day 2   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 12/5/14

The increase in events, exhibitions, one-offs, happenings, parties, cultural gatherings, informal mixers, themed bashes and networking raves is about 1,000% compared to non-Art Basel time in Miami (which is what we call it. Not “Art Basel Miami Beach,” or “Art Basel Miami”—just “Art Basel,” or even more often, and funnily enough, most everyone truncates it to just “Basel,” har har), scientifically speaking, so right around now everyone involved... [more]

A First Look at Miami's Newest Contemporary Art Museum   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Pedro Reyes at Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami December 3rd - March 15th, 2015
Posted 12/3/14

The Institute of Contemporary Art hosted its inaugural show last night to a fanfare of eager art world denizens. Following its staff's departure from the now defunct Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, the ICA is now open in its temporary home in Design District’s landmark Moore Building. The edifice, built in the 1920s by the Moore Furniture Company, has been operating as a pop-up event space for some time and is for now serving as the location for the city's newest contemporary art muse... [more]

Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is on Holiday   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 12/4/14

Anastasia Samoylova does not go out into summer fields when she begins a new work of landscape photography. She goes online, haunting public domain photosites for images of picturesque landscapes: sunsets, waterfalls, forests, oceans, and flowers. Despite the seductive vistas each calendar image portrays, they are so common they become redundant. “I’m almost monumentalizing them in my installations,” Samoylova said during a recent (Skyped) studio visit, “otherwise they wou... [more]

The Top 5 Art Basel Tips from Modern Matter's Olu Michael Odukoya   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 12/2/14

Olu Michael Odukoya is an art director, publisher, and curator who has founded two independent art magazines—Kilimanjaro, a large-format magazine which has produced monograph editions with artists like Roni Horn and Hans Josephsohn, and Modern Matter, a contemporary arts and culture biannual whose new issue is covered by Sarah Lucas. Here, Olu chooses his five favorite things at this year’s Art Basel Miami for the discerning ArtSlant reader. Via NY Observer, Hans Olbrist in Conversa... [more]

Curator Charlotte Dutoit on Work, Travel, and How She'll Be Spending Her Time in Miami   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 12/2/14

Parisian-born, Puerto Rico-based Charlotte Dutoit is a jet set curator working with some of the hottest tipped new names in the large outdoor painting game worldwide: Brazil's Bicicleta Sem Freio, Alexis Diaz, and Borondo to name a few. In fact, their eye-catching projects are often the result of Dutoit's organizing. Recent productions have taken her to London, Las Vegas, Hawaii (she is a part of the family of the annual Pow!Wow! graffiti jam), and now she's checking out the action in Miami, whi... [more]

Fair Flow: Wynwood Mixtape  
by
12/2/14 Posted 12/2/14

Today's recommended mixtape is inspired by Wynwood: Miami's public arts district with a rich Latin American influence. London-based label Soundway are the bomb when it comes to off the track sounds from far-flung corners of the world. Founder DJ Miles Claret's Colombian Mix fuses all kinds of beats and sounds from past to present and is classic listening for an afternoon in sunny Miami. Check out our pick for your South Beach Sounds mix here! [more]

Positions Solo Project Previews from 7 ABMB Galleries  
by
12/2/14 Posted 12/2/14

Positions, one of Art Basel Miami Beach's nine sectors, was conceived as a platform for established gallerists to present to one major project by a single artist they represent. Visiting curators and collectors meanwhile lick their lips at the presumed cream of the crop, with the new talents of 16 global commercial art venues being introduced to the arena. What is involved in a gallery's decision making process as they select an artist from their roster? How will their artist stand out to the ferve... [more]

Art Basel Miami Beach: The Essential Guide   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 11/30/14

It's an understatement to call Art Basel Miami Beach an art world event: it's a phenomenon. Organizers reported some 75,000 attendees in 2013—and that's just for the Miami Beach Convention Center main show. In addition to Art Basel's seaside outpost, this year more than 20 art fairs—some brand new, others established in their own right—will take over the Miami beaches and Wynwood Arts District during Miami Art Week. Coordinated with these shining satellites are citywide museum a... [more]

Black Box and White Cube Merge but Audiences Are Slow to Follow   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
at New World Center December 3rd - December 6th
Posted 12/1/14

The current art market status of video art is comparable to that of photography in the early nineties. Back then photography wasn’t considered "real art" requiring hard-won skills going beyond simply pointing a lens and pressing a button. Moreover, prints could be reproduced endlessly rendering the work devoid of true artistic aura, a Benjaminesque nightmare. For video art too, controlling editions and authentication are the biggest obstacles to overcome, even more than trying to convince... [more]

On the Streets Guide: The Top Street Art Events During Miami Art Week   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 11/29/14

Graffiti was born in protest. Recalling this origin, street, graffiti, and mural artists in Miami are standing up for social justice during this year's Art Basel Miami Beach. Through a series of creative altruistic events some of the city's most prominent artists, curators, and activists will connect with visitors by drawing attention to ways of improving their communities through art. Here's our selection of some of Miami Art Week's best street art projects and events. Wynwood Walls The ma... [more]

South Beach Sounds: GALO Motions Mixtape  
by
11/29/14 Posted 11/29/14

For the ideal soundtrack for the South Beach vibe, check out 20-year-old Tel Avivian GALO. With this mixtape, "Motions," released this summer with Raw Tapes, you can groove to the main exponents of Israel's hip hop sound while taking in an art fair (or twenty), or cruising Ocean Drive and South Beach. [more]

Huffington Post Review - Art Basel 2013 -  
by
Miles Regis at Art of Fusion Pop-Up Gallery December 2nd, 2013 - December 7th, 2013
Posted 12/18/13

Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.Art of Fusion MIA will present Miles Regis and his "Messages For the People" exhibit. "Messages" consists of intricate pieces fusing image with text to provide profound social and cultural commentary. Modern day hieroglyphics color Regis's canvases delivering ast... [more]

GEOslant with Kathryn Garcia: Miami Heat  
by
12/8/12 Posted 12/8/12

Kinke Kooi, Everything is Vain, 2011; acrylic paint, marker, graphite on paper; 30.25 x 22.375 Kinke Kooi: before yesterday I wasn’t at all familiar with her work or her name, but doesn’t it just have a ring to it? Kinke Kooi. I walked into Feature Inc. with my friend Daniel Feinberg and immediately being at Basel felt better, the anxiety lifted. Kinke Kooi’s work resonates and it quickly became clear that I didn’t need to know anything about her because I knew everything standing in front of th... [more]

Vernissage Barrage: Art Basel Miami Beach   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
Posted 12/7/12

“We’ve done this half, and that half. Is there another half?” –Overheard, Art Basel Vernissage 2012   Art Basel: a beautiful hodgepodge of disheveled gallery assistants and even more disheveled millionaires. For those who have never been, Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the largest annual contemporary art fairs in the world. The main event and the countless satellite fairs around the city attract the rich and the hip from all over, who are in a constant incestuous competition to feel like they... [more]


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.