tagged: Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Art Week Guide, Part I: Art Fairs Aplenty

by The Artslant Team
It’s impossible to keep a Miami Art Week guide “concise.” The number of fairs alone—at last count 21, —will make any list scroll on and on. So we're not even trying. Instead, we’re splitting our guide into two: one for fairs and one for everything else. This guide will get you acquainted with the city’s seasonal guests: those itinerant behemoths that turn up and transform the town for one week out of the year. Unless you’re a masochist (and who knows, you might be, we’re not judging), there’s... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 2/22/16

Top Insiders' Tips to Getting into Miami Art Week Parties Without an Invite

by Nadja Sayej
As the glitterati descend upon Florida’s art capital, we'd love to think Art Basel Miami Beach is more than just exclusive parties for rich people in fancy hotels, but the happenings around the fair don't always dissuade this interpretation. This epic art world extravaganza has seen Miley Cyrus decked out in butterfly wings, Amanda Lepore blowing puffy red kisses, and Jay-Z casually perusing the fair's booths. This is where artists swim in the pool drunk with curators who, in turn, run around... [more]
Posted by Nadja Sayej on 12/1/15

Collective Delusions Bad and Good: Art Basel Day 2

by Rob Goyanes
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 in the whole thing seems to be phasing through... [more]
Posted by Rob Goyanes on 12/5/14

Adam Douglas Thompson: Dialogical Particulars

by Joel Kuennen
—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 trailed by consciousness that couples with nearby conceptual... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 12/5/14

A Play on Material: Oren Pinhassi

by Joel Kuennen
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 through Pinhassi’s work: transformation vs.... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 12/5/14

Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is on Holiday

by Caroline Picard
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 would just be these... [more]
Posted by Caroline Picard on 12/4/14

A First Look at Miami's Newest Contemporary Art Museum

by Allyson Parker
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... [more]
Posted by Allyson Parker on 12/4/14

Curator Charlotte Dutoit on Work, Travel, and How She'll Be Spending Her Time in Miami

by Char Jansen
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,... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 12/3/14

The Top 5 Art Basel Tips from Modern Matter's Olu Michael Odukoya

by The Artslant Team
Olu Michael Odukoya is an art director, publisher, and curator who has founded two independent art magazines—, 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 Conversation    1.... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 12/3/14

Black Box and White Cube Merge but Audiences Are Slow to Follow

by Edo Dijksterhuis
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]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 12/1/14