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Is the Free Art in “Take Me (I’m Yours)” Too Much of a Good Thing?

by Osman Can Yerebakan
A temporary tattoo of random letters in Lawrence Weiner’s iconic script; a Gilbert & George pin reading “Burn That Book”; a black and white t-shirt by Rirkrit Tiravanija—these were all in my brown paper bag as I walked down 5th Avenue. No, I was not leaving a private auction, nor am I a millionaire collector. All of these artworks, and many more by some of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists, are available at the Jewish Museum right now—for free—in Take Me (I’m Yours). The exhibition, in which all the artworks have elements that viewers can to... [more]
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Retrogarde—The Threshold of History

by Stephanie Cristello
In the initial stages of writing this piece, I penned a question: What is the threshold of history? It was the morning of November 9, 2016. The question concerned the boundary of public memory. The limit of how this memory is transformed into action. It was a question posed on a precipice, in both popular definitions of the term—between falling off the brink of one territory, and the inception of a new space. That was on November 9. A question about temporary suspension, the moment before one thing becomes the next. I think these qualities are obvious, but write them down anyway. Rollercoasters, hang time, being n... [more]
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A View of Miami Art Week from a Slumpie (and a Smartphone)

by Audrey L. Phillips
Is it really necessary to physically be present at an art fair anymore to see the art in it? If I’m honest, the best place for me to view a fair is scrolling comfortably through Instagram on my phone, in my bed. I’ve curated a bubble for myself, following galleries, artists, and internet personas who do all the work for me. Oftentimes I find that the art looks better online than it does in person, well-photographed and Photoshopped as it is, or because of the allure the persona attached to the post brings. But I am still here, in Miami for Art Week, physically participating in the vi... [more]
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Under the Radar: Sean Fader | Bianca Pratorius | Michele A. Utley Voigt

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. This week we select artists exhibiting at the conflagration that is Miami Art Week. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Sean Fader – New York City, performing at Satellite Art... [more]
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Miyö Van Stenis

by Christian Petersen
Miyö Van Stenis is a Venezuelan new media artist currently based in France. Her work explores of the ubiquity and influence of technology, often seen through a strong socio-political lens. An interest in political themes, frequently related to her home country, gives her work an uncommon and vital weight in the world of new media art. In turn, by presenting these themes through digital and web-based interfaces her work has a unique relatability that other mediums might struggle to achieve. Van Stenis’ work is included in two shows at Satellite art fair during Art Basel Miami Beac... [more]
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The Miami Art Fairs: Here’s What You Need to Know

by The Artslant Team
Closing out what can only be described as a relentlessly brutal year, the excesses that are Art Basel Miami Beach and Co. find themselves in the unenviable position of celebrating surfeit in a time of global angst and suffering. But who are we kidding? A sinking shoreline, mosquito-borne pathogens, and a fascist president-elect aren’t stopping this party. Yes, facing the indulgences of Miami Art Week might get you feeling a bit more existential than usual—even in the best of years, Miami’s the source of many a perplexing Why does this exist? moment. So, in the smallest of... [more]
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The Must-See Museum Shows during Miami Art Week

by Neil Vazquez
Art Basel attracts seasonal art world devotees to eat, drink, and spend incredible amounts of money on contemporary art at fairs pitched across Miami Beach and the mainland. Running concurrently with the fairs is Miami Art Week, an amalgamation of the city’s best museum and gallery shows, vying for international attention. In recent years the local museum scene has gone from sparse to highly competitive. The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is not quite four years old, and the two-year-old Institute of Contemporary (ICA) is already nipping at its heels with its top-notch programming. These, pl... [more]
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Under the Radar: David Rios Ferreira | Zed Nesti | Naira Mushtaq

by The Artslant Team
ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. David Rios Ferreira – New York City ... [more]
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Weaving the Illusion: Petros Chrisostomou's Megalomaniac

by Robyn Ashley for Barnebys
[SPONSORED POST] Barnebys is the leading auction aggregator, listing thousands of artworks for auction from around the world. Here is one of our favorites: Petros Chrisostomou (London, 1981) produces works concerned with sculpture and architecture as well as photography. The miniature interiors featured in his works provide a backdrop of grandeur—or often, bleakness (see Untitled (Button), 2010)—to everyday objects through their architectural accuracy; the ordinary is then theatrically arranged through the use of dramatic lighting and staging conventions. Born in Lond... [more]
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Natalia Zuluaga Kicks Off ArtCenter/South Florida’s Latest Chapter with “An Image”

by Audrey L. Phillips
When ArtCenter/South Florida opened on Lincoln Road in 1984, in the heart of South Beach, the street was “nearly abandoned and severely dilapidated.” Today the center, which hosts exhibitions, classes, and a studio residency program, is credited with kickstarting the revitalization of the mall and its surrounding area. Following the appointment of Natalia Zuluaga as Artistic Director this August, ArtCenter itself is getting something of a revitalization. Dynamic changes are underway as the promising Bard Center for Curatorial Studies graduate begins her tenure with an ambitious ex... [more]