Fra pochi giorni si conclude il giro delle grandi fiere d’arte con ArtBasel Miami, quest’anno avrà corso dal 1 al 4 Dicembre 2016.
Molto ricco il programma di eventi e di proposte per questa che sempre più sta diventando la fiera di fine anno, surclassando i diversi eventi e proponendosi come quella più rappresentativa del continente americano.
Eccovi alcune delle proposte della rassegna, la sezione Survey, con i progetti storici, Conversation e Salon, la variegata proposta di incontri, e Public, con le grandi sculture.
Survey: 14 historical projects in the spotlight at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Now in its third year, Survey will present artworks created by 14 artists prior to the year 2000. Curated booths by leading galleries from North and South America, Europe and Asia will provide insight into the work of Carmelo Arden Quin, Romare Bearden, Graciela Carnevale, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Margaret Kilgallen, Giorgio Morandi, Howardena Pindell, David Reed, George Rickey, Mimmo Rotella, Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, Kishio Suga and Jacques Villeglé. The 15th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1 to December 4, 2016.
Four of the 14 galleries exhibiting in Survey will participate in the show for the first time, including Los Angeles’ The Box, which will present works by the artist Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931). Exploring intersections between the artist’s long-standing feminist performance
practice and her deeply-rooted interest in ritualistic methodologies, The Box will feature video and sculptures related to her seminal work ‘Field Piece’ (1968/1971). Also marking its debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach will be Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. from
Bologna, with a selection of museum-quality works by Giorgio Morandi (b. 1890, d. 1964). A painter and printmaker best known for his restrained composition of hard, smooth forms and ambiguous distortions of perspective, Morandi worked in a range of
media – painting, drawing, watercolor and etching – all of which will be included in the gallery’s presentation.
Another first-time exhibitor will be Vigo Gallery from London, which will present historic works on paper by Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi (b. 1930). Produced between 1976 and 1977, the pieces mark a key period after the artist’s release from jail – an experience
that was highly influential in his career – and will be paired with rare early works from the 1950s and 1960s. El-Salahi’s work incorporates Cubism, Surrealism, Muslim iconography and Arabic calligraphy, and in 2013 he was the first African artist to have a retrospective at Tate Modern. Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte from Curitiba, Brazil, also new to the show, will exhibit a set of 16 critically significant works by the Uruguayan avant-garde artist Carmelo Arden Quin (b. 1913, d. 2010). The works, which were produced in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s, portray this key historical period within Quin’s career.
Quin was instrumental within the Latin American vanguards in the 1940s and co-created the Madi Art Group – a group that inspired other artists such as Ellsworth Kelly. espaivisor will present ‘El encierro’ (1968) by Graciela Carnevale (b. 1942), one of the most significant works of sociopolitical art in Latin America from the late 1960s. Responding to Argentina’s repressive government at the time, Carnevale’s experimental action locked an unwitting audience in an empty gallery, from which the only way to exit
was by breaking through a glass wall. The gallery will present photographic documentation of the historic performance paired with a poster display recreated across the booth’s wall.
Maxwell Davidson Gallery will present rare and early works by George Rickey (b. 1907, d. 2002). Rickey’s kinetic sculptures will trace the development of his evolving creative oeuvre in the 1950s and 1960s. DC Moore Gallery will feature rare photographic works by Romare Bearden (b. 1911, d. 1988), widely recognized as one of the most innovative visual artists of the 20th century. Centered on Bearden’s ‘Projections’, a series of photostatic enlargements and collages from the 1960s, this exhibition will reflect his interest in Cubism, Dadaism, civil rights, jazz and blues performance, as well as personal memories of the rural South. Jacques Villeglé’s (b. 1926) series ‘Painting within Non Painting’, created between the 1950s and the end of the 1970s, will be on view at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois. The works reflect Villeglé’s skepticism around ideas of authorship, traditional aesthetics and pre-determination.
Tokyo Gallery + BTAP will present a solo show of Kishio Suga (b. 1944), one of the central figures of the Mono-ha movement that emerged in Tokyo during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The installation of Suga’s cylindrical and fan-shaped 'PROTRUSION’ series will include two pieces that have never been exhibited. Ratio 3 will feature Margaret Kilgallen’s (b. 1967, d. 2001) candid representation of the female figure, including women surfing, smoking, embracing and brawling. Notably, this will be the first
time her works will be available on the primary market since her death.
Best known for his décollages, Mimmo Rotella (b. 1918, d. 2006) was also a great experimenter who sought to reject the imposition of traditional artistic ‘languages’. Robilant + Voena’s presentation of Rotella’s work will focus on four distinct and important techniques that he pioneered from the 1950s through the 1980s. At Peter Blum Gallery, early and rarely seen paintings by David Reed (b. 1946) will be paired with a short film that the artist based on a John Wayne Technicolor VistaVision Western. While film has played a pivotal role in influencing Reed’s paintings, much of the public has not known his work as a filmmaker. The gallery’s show will coincide with the opening of a solo exhibition of David Reed’s new paintings at the Perez Art Museum in Miami.
Three monumental paintings – two of which have never been exhibited previously – by Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) at Garth Greenan Gallery will draw upon the artist’s first foray into abstraction. Layered onto unprimed canvases, these works have the appearance of vast fields from which light emanates. Organized under the unifying idea of ritual, Betye Saar’s (b. 1926) presentation at Roberts & Tilton will be centered around her seminal work ‘MTI’ (1973), a freestanding altarpiece fusing Gypsy, Indian and Voodoo cultural symbols. Visitors will be invited to participate in the piece by placing a personal offering at its base. The resulting presentation aims to renegotiate the aestheticization of ritualized action, concepts of power and display, and the relationship between installations and sculpture.
Conversations and Salon: Art Basel's 2016 program in Miami Beach
Art Basel’s Conversations and Salon series will bring together celebrated artists, galleries, art historians, writers, curators, museum directors and collectors from across the globe, including Alexandre Arrechea, Wafaa Bilal, Francesco Clemente, Mark Dion, Lady Bunny, Julio Le Parc, Glenn Ligon, Tony Matelli, Jill Magid, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Damián Ortega, Bernardo Ortiz, Molly Palmer, Howardena Pindell, HE Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Howard Rachofsky and Sun Xun among others.
Conversations, Art Basel’s acclaimed talks series, will start on Thursday, December 1 with the Premiere Artist Talk. The artist Julio Le Parc (b. 1928) will speak with curator Estrellita B. Brodsky on the occasion of his major exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). On Friday, December 2, the program will see a new Conversations series – Artists' Influencers. Conceived and moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London, the talk will feature the artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960), New York, in conversation with a poet and writer who has had a great influence on his practice, Claudia Rankine, Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University, New Haven.
Conversations will continue with Art Basel’s Public/Private series. The panel ‘Debating Disruption: Has Technology Really Changed the Artworld?’ on Saturday, December 3, will bring together Sebastian Cwilich, President and COO, Artsy, New York; Laurent Gaveau, Head of the Lab, Google Cultural Institute, Paris; Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of Digital Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and artist Simon Denny (b. 1982), Berlin. The conversation – moderated by author and cultural consultant András Szántó – will seek to clarify what is truly new and what digital innovation holds in store for tomorrow's artworld. On Sunday, December 4, ‘The Artist and the Gallerist’ will present a conversation about the unique and fundamental relationship between artist Jill Magid (b. 1973) and her gallerist Pamela Echeverría, Owner, Labor, Mexico City, moderated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator of Contemporary Art, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York/Caracas. Every afternoon from December 1 through December 4, Art Basel presents Salon, an open platform for shorter presentations addressing a diverse range of topics. This year’s series will begin with a panel on ‘The Future of Buenos Aires’ Cultural Landscape’, which will bring together Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor, Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires; Diego Radivoy, Director General, Creative Industries of Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires; Orly Benzacar, Owner and Director, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires; and Alec Oxenford, Collector and Founder, OLX & Letgo, Buenos Aires; and will be moderated by András Szántó, author and cultural consultant, New York.
On Thursday, December 1, ‘Why is Gender Still an Issue?’ will be considered by Maura Reilly, Director, National Academy Museum and School, New York; artist Joan Snyder (b. 1940), New York; Susan Fisher Sterling, Director, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; and Paul Schimmel, Vice President and Partner, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles; and moderated by Jillian Steinhauer, Senior Editor, Hyperallergic, New York. Also on Thursday, a discussion about ‘Public Museums & Private Partnerships’ will take place between Neal Benezra, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Norah Stone, Trustee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and Howard Rachofsky, Collector, Dallas; moderated by Carol Kino, Freelance Journalist, WSJ Magazine, The New York Times, 1stdibs, Cultured, and others, New York. HE Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah and Gabriele Horn, Director, Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin will be in conversation with Damián Ortega (b. 1967), Artist, Mexico City, who has participated in both Sharjah Biennial and Berlin Biennial, for a discussion moderated by the writer Kate Sutton titled ‘Biennial Commissions: Impact and Complications’.
Two talks on Friday, December 2 will focus on the art market. First, a discussion on the ‘PostElection Art Market’ will feature Heather Podesta, Founder and CEO, Heather Podesta + Partners, Washington D.C.; and Daniel H. Sallick, Chairman, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Founder and Partner, Subject Matter, Washington D.C.; with the moderator Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York. Later that afternoon, ‘The State of the Emerging Art Market’ will be addressed by Beat Raeber, Co-Owner, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich; Rob Teeters, Principal, Front Desk Apparatus, New York and Artistic Director, The Power Station, Dallas; Shelley Fox Aarons M.D., Collector and Supporter of Contemporary Art, New York; and Kenny Schachter, Writer, Dealer and Lecturer, London; with moderator Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief, ARTnews Magazine, New York.
‘What is Modern, Really?’ will present a discussion between David Fleiss, Co-Owner and Director, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris; Niklas Svennung, Partner and Senior Director, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Ahmed Alsoudani (b. 1975), Artist, New York; and Hubert Neumann, Collector, New York; with moderator David Ebony, Contributing Editor, Art in America, New York. ‘Francesco Clemente: Sleep of Reason’ will feature artist Francesco Clemente (b. 1952) in conversation with Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
On Saturday, December 3, Journalist Jori Finkel will moderate a discussion on the art scene in Los Angeles with Mary Leigh Cherry, Co-Owner, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Thao Nguyen, Art, Architecture and Design Agent, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Los Angeles; Philipp Kaiser, Independent Curator and Critic, Los Angeles; and Lita Albuquerque (b. 1946), Artist, Los Angeles. The talks program will also feature artist Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) in dialogue with Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Catherine Petitgas, Collector and Patron, Chair of the Board of Gasworks/Triangle Network and Member of the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee, London; and Alexandre Arrechea (b. 1970), Artist, Havana, will consider ‘Latin American Collaborations’ during a Salon moderated by Ricardo Porrero, Editor-in-Chief, Revista Código and Founder, Gallery Weekend México, Mexico City.
The complex issue of ‘Artists' Resale Royalties in the US’ will be the subject of a discussion on Sunday, December 4, between Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Art Historian and Associate Director, The Art & Law Program, New York; Tony Matelli (b. 1971), Artist, New York; and Maxwell Graham, Director, Essex Street, New York; moderated by Franklin Boyd, Founder, Xipsy, New York. David Gryn, Curator of Art Basel's Film sector and Founder of Daata Editions and Artprojx, London, will introduce the final artist talk in Salon. ‘The Artist as Composer’ will feature artists Molly Palmer, London; Susannah Stark, London; and Rachel Mason, Los Angeles; as well as Kathryn Mikesell, Founder, The Fountainhead Residency and Studios, Miami; moderated by William J. Simmons, Lecturer in Art History, City College of New York, New York.
Public: 20 international artists will exhibit installations in Collins Park
2016 marks the fourth year that Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York, will curate Public at Art Basel in Miami Beach. The theme ‘Ground Control’ will frame this year’s selection, which includes over 20 site-specific works by established and emerging artists spanning 10 countries. Produced in collaboration with The Bass for the past six years, the sector will transform Miami Beach’s Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space with significant works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, David Adamo, Jean-Marie Appriou, Eric Baudart, Huma Bhabha, Yoan Capote, Claudia Comte, Matías Duville, Camille Henrot, Glenn Kaino, Alicja Kwade, Sol LeWitt, Wagner Malta Tavares, Tony Matelli, William J. O'Brien, Anthony Pearson, Norbert Prangenberg, Ugo Rondinone, Tony Tasset and Erwin Wurm.
The Public sector of Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will open on Wednesday, November 30 at 8pm with a special evening performance program featuring Davide Balula, Lady Bunny, Rob Pruitt and Naama Tsabar. The Public Opening Night is free of charge and open to the public.
Nicholas Baume’s curatorial focus for the 2016 show will be ‘Ground Control’, inspired by David Bowie, who passed away earlier this year. Under this theme, the Public sector will examine ways in which artists invent and imagine new kinds of space: physical, social and psychic. Interpreting ‘Ground Control’ literally, the works will invite viewers into new relationships with familiar surroundings and reframe Collins Park into a site for transformational experiences with contemporary art.
Several works will challenge how visitors experience their surroundings through repurposed everyday objects. Eric Baudart’s (b. 1972) ‘Atmosphère’ (2016) will feature a clear tank filled with yellow peanut oil, in which a fan slowly rotates. The reconfigured relationship between materials and scale is designed to physically overwhelm the viewer. David Adamo (b. 1979) will immortalize miscellaneous objects in a series of small bronze sculptures depicting such items as citrus fruits, flip flops, styrofoam cups and a sandwich from La Sandwicherie, the iconic Miami Beach fastfood stand. Similarly, ‘Malpertuis’ (2016) by multimedia artist Wagner Malta Tavares (b. 1964) will situate a typical 19th century outdoor lamp into the park landscape. While it will appear unremarkable during the day, the lamp will begin to glow as darkness falls, revealing that the lamp has been created from a light-absorbing fluorescent resin. Lastly, Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) will dismantle and reassemble a bicycle to create ‘Reise ohne Ankunft (Mercier)’ (2016), bent to form a perfect circle, suggesting a surreal never-ending journey.
‘Naturaleza Urbana’ (2012) by Yoan Capote (b. 1977) addresses urbanization and the clash between man and nature. The installation will comprise a large pair of bronze handcuffs and a key that will physically shackle together the bases of two trees – one large with a handcuff tight around its trunk, while the other is small enough that the closed handcuff will circle the base without touching it. The juxtaposition of the natural and industrial will continue with ‘Arena Parking’ (2016) by Matías Duville (b. 1974), a topographical installation created from pressed asphalt with a large-scale forged steel ring in its center. Jean-Marie Appriou’s (b. 1986) installation ‘Mirage’ (2016) will feature four aluminum cast sculptures of camels standing on their own reflections, as if in a mirage. Measuring nearly 3 meters, each camel will be almost life-size – significantly larger than previous work by the artist.
Geometric forms will also feature prominently in this year’s Public sector, with three large baked-enamel on aluminum structures from Sol LeWitt’s (b. 1928, d. 2007) series of ‘Incomplete Open Cubes’ (1974/90), as well as ‘156 Triangles and their Demonstration’ (2016), a monumental wall construction covered in bright acrylic geometric patterns by Claudia Comte (b. 1983).
Two large sculptures in bronze, iron and copper by Camille Henrot (b. 1978) – ‘Contrology’ (2016) and ‘Dropping the Ball’ (2016) – will combine both figurative and abstract elements. Part of an ongoing series by the artist, the sculptures reflect the emotional and intellectual state of the first day of the week, Monday, when the mind may be both melancholic and hopeful. The human form will reoccur throughout the sector, including Glenn Kaino’s (b. 1972) ‘Invisible Man’ (2016), a figure standing on a pedestal with his hands raised. The cast aluminum form will prompt viewers to consider how racial identity and race relations intersect with cultural hegemony, architecture and public art. Tony Matelli’s (b. 1971) ‘Jesus’ (2016) will present a familiar figure cast in concrete, adorned with several painted bronze avocados. In ‘10 Standing Figures’ (2000) by Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930), a group of ten imposing, cast bronze figures will be arranged in rows to occupy a space on the lawn of Collins Park.
Public will debut William J. O’Brien’s (b. 1975) first-ever outdoor sculpture, ‘Untitled (The Protectors)’ (2016), which references Mahakala, a wrathful deity in Tibetan Buddhism. Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) will present another totemic figure, ‘Friend’ (2015), a large-scale bronze sculpture cast from styrofoam, that stands more than two meters tall. Anthony Pearson (b. 1969) envisions his work as drawings in space. Created by transposing a sketch into a photograph and then into a sculpture, Pearson’s monumental ‘Untitled (Transmission)’ (2016) series is comprised of steel-cut sandblasted white Portland cement forms that are covered with a steel patina.
The inclusion of Norbert Prangenberg’s (b. 1949, d. 2002) large-scale outdoor glazed ceramic sculpture ‘Figur’ (1999) in this year’s show represents a defining moment for the sculptor as it is the first time his monumental sculpture is exhibited outside of Europe. Tony Tasset’s (b. 1960) monumental ‘Arrow Sculpture’ (2016) will depict a pair of larger than life arrows, one pointing up and the other pointing down. The largest piece from Tasset’s ongoing series, the arrows will be painted in bright, contrasting colors meant to reference the art market and changing tastes. Erwin Wurm's ‘Big Disobedience’ (2016), inspired by Henry David Thoreau, will be another larger than life work. This piece will feature two figures that utilize clothing in place of the body to question societal obedience to political and social correctness.
Recently rebranded as The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum will present a towering work by Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964). Consisting of five brightly painted boulders stacked in the form of a contemporary cairn, ‘Miami Mountain’ (2016) finds its geological inspiration from ‘hoodos’, rock formations of North American badlands that have endured time and nature.
The opening night performances will likewise extend themes from Baume’s curatorial premise. Davide Balula’s (b. 1978) interactive performance will incorporate the preparation and distribution of a garlic infused beverage. Musicians, who will join guests in drinking the cocktail throughout the evening, will be positioned in the crowd with brass instruments to randomly create human-like sounds. Elsewhere in the park, Naama Tsabar (b. 1982) will stage a new iteration of her ongoing Composition series. The coordinated actions of a sculptural-live field of musicians will create a dense yet not entirely cacophonous musical sound field. Legendary drag performer, DJ and founder of Wigstock Lady Bunny (b. 1962) will transform Collins Park Rotunda into a theatrical spaceship-disco tribute to David Bowie, while Rob Pruitt (b. 1964) will convert a vintage car into an all-in-one barbecue bar and lounge.
The exhibition in Collins Park will last through Sunday, December 4, 2016, although a selection of artworks will remain installed until March 15, 2017 as part of 'The Bass Projects'. Tours will be offered daily at 2pm starting from the On-site Info Point (no reservation required). Private, group and school-group tours will be offered by reservation.
2016 Public artworks:
Magdalena Abakanowicz, 10 Standing Figures, 2000, Marlborough Gallery
David Adamo, Untitled, 2016, Peter Freeman, Inc.
Jean-Marie Appriou, Mirage, 2016, Clearing
Eric Baudart, Atmosphère, 2016, Edouard Malingue Gallery
Huma Bhabha, Friend, 2015, Salon 94
Yoan Capote, Naturaleza Urbana, 2012, Jack Shainman Gallery
Claudia Comte, 156 Triangles and their Demonstration, 2016, König Galerie,
Matías Duville, Arena Parking, 2016, Revolver Galería
Camille Henrot, Contrology and Dropping the Ball, 2016, Metro Pictures, kamel
mennour, König Galerie
Glenn Kaino, Invisible Man, 2016, Kavi Gupta
Alicja Kwade, Reise ohne Ankunft (Mercier), 2016, König Galerie
Sol LeWitt, Incomplete Open Cube 8/9, 1974; Incomplete Open Cube 5/1, 1974;
Incomplete Open Cube 8/5, 1974, Paula Cooper Gallery
Wagner Malta Tavares, Malpertuis, 2016, Galeria Marilia Razuk
Tony Matelli, Jesus, 2016, Marlborough Gallery
William J. O'Brien, Untitled (The Protectors), 2016, Marianne Boesky Gallery
Anthony Pearson, Untitled (Transmission), 2016, Marianne Boesky Gallery
Norbert Prangenberg, Figur, 1999, Garth Greenan Gallery
Ugo Rondinone, Miami Mountain, 2016, The Bass
Tony Tasset, Arrow Sculpture, 2016, Kavi Gupta
Erwin Wurm, Big Disobedience, 2016, Lehmann Maupin
Public opening night performances:
Davide Balula, Interrupting Words with Burp Sounds, 2014-2016, rodolphe janssen,
galerie frank elbaz, Gagosian Gallery, François Ghebaly Gallery
Lady Bunny, Lady Bunny's Intergalactic Disco
Rob Pruitt, Stretch, Grill and Chill, 2016, Gavin Brown's enterprise, Massimo De Carlo
Naama Tsabar, Composition 18, 2016, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Spinello Projects
Public is produced in collaboration with The Bass and supported by MGM Resorts Art &
Culture. More information on the sector is available at artbasel.com/miami-beach/public.
Kabinett: Art Basel announces 29 precisely curated exhibitions at Art Basel in Miami Beach
A much-loved and highly praised sector of the Miami Beach show, in which galleries display carefully curated exhibitions within their booths, Kabinett will feature 29 projects this year. Exhibitors from North and South America, Europe and Asia will present work by Derrick Adams, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Carlos Amorales, Dieter Appelt, Stefan Bertalan, Anna Blume, Bernhard Blume, Armin Boehm, Olaf Breuning, Marcel Broodthaers, Horacio Coppola, Jerónimo Elespe, Manuel Espinosa, Andy Goldsworthy, Irena Haiduk, Howard Hodgkin, Asger Jorn, Martha Jungwirth, Mike Kelley, Jürgen Klauke, Jorge Macchi, João Modé, Matt Mullican, Yang Mushi, Robert Natkin, Floris Neusüss, Man Ray, Klaus Rinke, Tom Sachs, Hugh Steers, Hedda Sterne, Alfredo Volpi, Stanley Whitney, Rose Wylie and Sun Xun. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1 to December 4, 2016.
Among the many highlights this year, Kavi Gupta’s booth will feature an installation by Irena Haiduk (b. 1982) of a candy store selling authentic Balkan confections. Since 1911, Kraš Candies has produced sweets for every successive political regime, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to communist Yugoslavia to post-war transitional capitalism. Haiduk’s installation will offer candies reflecting the diverse confections favored by each regime’s ideology.
A Gentil Carioca will present a cross-generational pairing of Brazilian artists Alfredo Volpi (b. 1896, d. 1988) and João Modé (b. 1961). Juxtaposed and in dialogue with one another will be, Volpi’s historic flags and façades, which utilize geometric shapes and chromatic changes, and Modé’s commonplace fabrics which explore notions of language and architecture.
Across collage, photography, performance, sculpture and painting, Derrick Adams’ (b. 1970) work addresses ways in which media, entertainment and other social structures shape individual identity and public perception of African-American culture. These themes are continued in 'Floater', Adams’ newest series of paintings, in an exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
At Galerie Urs Meile, emerging artist Yang Mushi (b. 1989) will consider issues of extreme urban development in China and globalization through industrial raw materials such as processed wood, foam, metal and stone.
Several Kabinett presentations will feature new bodies of work as well as new directions within an artist’s practice. kurimanzutto’s booth will present Carlos Amorales’ (b. 1970) first works incorporating color, including both small paper compositions and large-format collaged paintings on intricate wooden panels. Two Palms will explore Stanley Whitney's (b. 1946) first foray into large-scale watercolor monotypes. Mai 36 Galerie will feature light experiments by Matt Mullican (b. 1951), including an array of light boxes and stilllifes, the extension of his first investigations about fictional reality from the 1970s.
Kabinett will also include several works that have rarely, and in some cases never, been seen before. Van Doren Waxter will feature mixed media works on paper by Hedda Sterne (b. 1910, d. 2011). Made between 1998-2004, these diaristic drawings will provide an intimate look into the artist's final years of production, as she coped with the onset of near total blindness. Limited edition hand-painted carborundum reliefs and sugar-lift aquatints by Turner Prize-winning British artist Howard Hodgkin (b. 1932) – on view for the first time in the United States – will be showcased at Alan Cristea Gallery. Stephen Friedman Gallery will present paintings and works on paper by Manuel Espinosa (b. 1912, d. 2006), which have never before been seen outside of Argentina. Petzel Gallery will present six paintings by Danish artist and founding member of the CoBrA movement, Asger Jorn (b. 1914, d. 1973). The selection will include seminal pieces from the early 1950s to the late 1960s, some of which will be exhibited in public for the first time.
Jorge Macchi’s (b. 1963) ‘Scheme of World History’ (2016) at Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte is a contemporary version of the Baroque vanitas – burnt candle, books, the shape of the shadow – which explores the relationship between emptiness and history.
Alexander Gray Associates’ exhibition of paintings by Hugh Steers (b. 1962, d. 1995) will consider topics the artist was often drawn to, including illness, isolation, alienation, companionship and sexuality. Channeling notions of sadness, Mike Kelley’s (b. 1954, d. 2012) ‘Paintings in Time’ (1994) at Galerie Nagel Draxler were created between Christmas and New Year, at a time that is both one of family gatherings and holiday parties as well as heightened feelings of loneliness, darkness and depression. Galerie Peter Kilchmann will present new works on canvas by Armin Boehm (b. 1972), created specifically for the Kabinett sector. Inspired by power structures and relationships of dependency, Boehm’s works will address current issues of gender and sexuality to reflect on social constructions embedded in the current political context.
Kicken Berlin will feature an exhibition of German photography from the 1960s to the 1980s with a focus on the body, including works by Dieter Appelt (b. 1935), Anna Blume (b. 1937), Bernhard Blume (b. 1937, d. 2011), Jürgen Klauke (b. 1943), Floris Neusüss (b. 1937) and Klaus Rinke (b. 1939). Another highlight will be on view at Jorge Mara - La Ruche, with vintage prints by acclaimed Argentinian photographer Horacio Coppola (b. 1906, d. 2012). The exhibition will include Coppola’s works from the 1930s taken in cities around the world – Buenos Aires, Berlin, Budapest, Prague, London and Paris – including several works that were recently exhibited at MoMA in New York.
Galerie Lelong will present rarely seen photographs by the British land artist Andy Goldsworthy (b. 1956), including several that document early ephemeral works and demonstrate the origin of ideas and themes that remain central to his practice today. New paintings by Martha Jungwirth (b. 1940) at Galerie Krinzinger will explore the biblical story of Judith and Holofernes. Hirschl & Adler Modern will present a selection of works by Robert Natkin (b. 1930, d. 2010) from the artist’s ‘Hitchcock Series’. The 1980s was a decade of supreme artistic output for Natkin and the starting point for his last great series of paintings – an homage to director Alfred Hitchcock – which is widely considered to be his most dynamic and successful body of work.
Sperone Westwater will feature Tom Sachs’ (b. 1966) recent sculptural work of everyday objects – a boombox, a Barbie doll and a cinderblock – recreated in his signature experimental style. Likewise, 66 lithographs presenting everyday items by Rose Wylie (b. 1934) will be on view at Polígrafa Obra Gràfica.
Meticulous and labyrinthine drawings by Jerónimo Elespe (b. 1975) at Labor will explore ideas of mark making and violence, as well as the role of chance and chaos in the creative process. Esther Schipper’s booth will encompass a comprehensive selection of works on paper by Stefan Bertalan (b. 1930, d. 2014), who was influential within the Romanian neo-constructivist avant-garde. Works by Sun Xun (b. 1980) at ShanghART Gallery will consider the connection between the language of painting and of images, and new ceramic works by Olaf Breuning (b. 1970) will be paired with a large-scale mural of one of his humorous drawings at Nils Stærk.
Additional highlights will include Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, with drawings, paintings, photographs, objects and prints spanning the career of Man Ray (b. 1890, d. 1976). Original and unique pieces from the 1960s and 1970s by Marcel Broodthaers (b. 1924, d. 1976) will be on view at Galerie 1900-2000. And Galerie Chantal Crousel will present three large and complementary woodcuts recently completed by duo Jennifer Allora (b. 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971).
For the full gallery list and further details on the artists featured in Kabinett please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/kabinett.
Film: Art Basel announces details of its 2016 Film program in Miami Beach
From November 30 through December 4, 2016, Art Basel will present a premier program of over 50 film and video works by some of today’s most exciting artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Selected from the show's participating galleries by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx, this year’s program will include ‘Muxima’, the first film by Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, as well as a silent film about music by Christian Marclay and a new work by Liliana Porter. The program will also include short films by Edgardo Aragón, Ain Bailey and Sonia Boyce, Cabelo, Kudzanai Chiurai, Martin Creed, Keren Cytter, Kim Gordon, Rodney Graham, György Kovásznai, Rashid Johnson, Li Daiguo, Li Shurui, Jillian Mayer, Ana Mendieta, Haroon Mirza, Ara Peterson, Alex Prager, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Tromarama and Samson Young among many others. Screenings will take place both in SoundScape Park on the 7,000 squarefoot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, as well as on dedicated touchscreen monitors within the Film Library at Art Basel's show in the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition, Marian Masone, New York based film consultant and strategist, has selected ‘Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back’ (2016) directed by Maura Axelrod, for a special screening at the Colony Theatre on Friday, December 2.
For her second year as Art Basel film curator, Marian Masone has selected ‘Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back’ (2016) by Maura Axelrod, an original and highly entertaining portrait of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (b. 1960). The film presents a profile of the provocative and elusive art-world upstart, who launched his career with playful and subversive works that mocked the artistic establishment. The screening will take place at the Colony Theatre at 8.30pm on Friday, December 2. Entry is free, but seating is limited.
Returning for his sixth year, curator David Gryn presents several works that engage with music, including a set of 28 short films screened under the title ‘Best Dressed Chicken in Town’ after a classic 1970s reggae song by Jamaican singer Doctor Alimantado. The lineup focuses on a selection of international artists who engage with music in a multitude of ways. A ‘Double Bill’ program will pair two film works that share similar themes or approaches to an intense musical score: Rita Ackermann (b. 1968) and Christian Marclay (b. 1955) on Wednesday, and Liliana Porter (b. 1941) and Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956) on Friday. In ‘Mixed Reviews (American Sign Language)’ (1999/2001) Marclay, who was recently awarded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s annual Contemporary Vision Award, reconstructs texts describing musical performances through a deaf actor’s translation into American Sign Language. In ‘Movement as Monument’ (2011), Rita Ackermann digitally collages disparate audio and video source materials. Jaar’s ‘Muxima’ (2005) is a cinematic elegy dedicated to the people of Angola, structured around interpretations of a local folk song to explore six aspects of Angola’s history: colonization, Communism, the 30-year civil war, the AIDS epidemic, poverty and challenges presented by the oil industry. Porter also responds to contemporary issues with the 2016 work ‘Actualidades / Breaking News’, which re-enacts newspaper stories through model trains and vintage toys.
The late screening on Thursday, December 1 will feature works by sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey (b. 1963), with Sonia Boyce (b.1962), along with pieces by Anna Grenman (b. 1984), Rashid Johnson (b. 1977), Alex Prager (b. 1979) and Penny Siopis (b. 1953). The final presentation on Saturday, December 3 will include three early films by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal (b. 1972), in which he added visual accompaniment to enhance the aural experience, along with a recent work, in which the score directly drives the narrative, replacing spoken words.
Every evening, directly preceding the Film program, sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer and Susannah Stark will be presented on the state-of-the-art surround system in SoundScape Park. In conjunction with the outdoor film screenings, over 50 works have been selected to be shown exclusively within Art Basel's designated Film Library at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
On Sunday, December 4 at 2pm, Art Basel's Salon program will feature ‘The Artist as Composer', a talk between the artists Rachel Mason, Molly Palmer and Susannah Stark, and Kathryn Mikesell, Founder of The Fountainhead Residency and Studios in Miami. The talk will be moderated by William J. Simmons, Lecturer in Art History, City College of New York, New York, with an introduction by Film curator David Gryn. Art Basel entry tickets include admission to Salon.
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For the full gallery list for Film, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/film.