Art Basel Miami Beach Beckons

Miami Beach Art Basel Beckons :: Articles :: Gotham Magazine: "Another exciting partnership that also returns in December is Art Video, a series of public art film screenings on the 7,000 square foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, designed by Frank Gehry. . . .  For those planning to attend Art Basel Miami Beach this year, make sure to break-away from the confines of the Convention Center and visit the legendary private collections and increasingly prominent art spaces that show some of the most avant-garde work around. Miami’s stock of private collections is located in the Wynwood neighborhood, just north of downtown Miami. This revitalized community now boasts the Rubell Family Collection, which is housed in a former DEA drug warehouse and features a list of who’s who in the art world including Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, and Cindy Sherman. Also of particular interest is World Class Boxing, the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, which houses their eclectic treasures in a former boxing gym. . . . "

Art Public Curator Christine Kim Discusses Bringing Art Outdoors at Miami Beach | Artinfo: " . . . Are there any overarching themes or through lines? How we approach notions of the monument in urban landscape. Miguel Andrade Valdez [Monumento Lima translation – Collins Park, 2012] is projecting a series of images of monoliths in and around Peru, like a concrete roadblock, a graffiti wall and a public monument. The three videos are projected and looped, with the sound and cacophony of Lima, on the cylinder in the middle of the park, making it a 360-degree experience. The cylinder reads like a late 1960s edifice or outdoor sculpture, which is now used as art storage. Mark Hagen [To be Titled (Additive Sculpture, Miami Screen), 2012] made a sculpture, related to his body of work from “Made in L.A.” [the 2012 Los Angeles biennial at the Hammer Museum], of poured concrete in cheap beverage containers. He culled different containers from the Miami Beach area to create the screen sculpture. . . . "

"It Ain't Fair" Final Edition at 743 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach - Miami Art and Gallery | " . . . The final edition It Ain't Fair moves from the Design District to a 6,000 square foot location on Miami Beach to accommodate a large-scale exhibition and various projects, delivering an exciting conclusion to its final edition. It Ain't Fair 2012 will present a selection of over 30 contemporary artists, many who contributed in past years, along with several new names: David Adamo, Diana Al-Hadid, Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, . . . In addition, OHWOW will brings its Los Angeles-based pirate station, Know Wave Radio to Miami Beach for a full week of live programming that will include performances, DJ sets, and interviews. . . . It Ain't Fair 2012 will also host a Soup Kitchen, a social project that provides free dinner to anyone wanting a meal, daily from 5 to 7 PM. Hundreds of artists and creatives make the trip to Art Basel Miami Beach every year on shoestring budgets; the Soup Kitchen gives back and supports a community that has helped shape the energy and success of OHWOW's endeavors. 743 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Hours: December 7 – 8, 11 – 7 PM; December 9, 11 – 5 PM . . .


Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach

PAPERMAG: Your Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach: Part V: "Welcome to the fifth edition of our ongoing guide to Art Basel Miami Beach (check out editions I, II, III, and IV HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE, respectively). Let's get started: In honor of the late Tony Goldman -- the visionary real estate developer and founder of Miami'sWynwood Walls -- there will be a special tribute entitled "Come and Dream" that launches during AB/MB in-and-around theintersection of 25th Street and NW 2nd Avenue in Miami. Meghan Coleman, the arts manager of Goldman Properties, is spear-heading the project with Tony's daughter Jessica. Look for new "walls" including another by Shepard Fairey as well as a gallery exhibit...."

What to Expect at Art Basel Miami :: Articles :: Los Angeles Confidential Magazine: "Running from December 6–9, this year’s Miami Beach show promises to be more exhilarating than ever. The most creative and audacious section is often Art Nova, where the rules require dealers to feature work created only in the last three years by just two or three artists. Art Positions, though, was considered a highlight last year by many attendees and also consistently pushes the limits, showcasing work from young and emerging artists (the 2011 standout being Paulo Nazareth’s eye-popping Banana Market/Art Market, a green Volkswagen bus filled with bananas). The Art Kabinett sector tends to be thematically wide-ranging, offering a platform for immense curatorial diversity, including thematic group exhibitions, art historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars. These are presented in delineated spaces within participants’ booths, which are spread throughout the convention center."

David Lynch’s club comes to Art Basel Miami Beach | Art | Agenda | Phaidon: "With its Philippe Starck interiors and Art Deco architecture, guests at the Delano hotel on Miami Beach could be forgiven for thinking they had walked onto a movie set. Next month the line between real life and the big screen will be further blurred, when Art Basel Miami Beach (December 6-9) comes to town.For the duration of the fair, visitors to the Delano will be able to visit Silencio, the Mulholland Drive-inspired club that film director and painter David Lynch opened in Paris last year. Far from a simple brand-extension exercise, Lynch designed the French club's furniture and interiors, selected the books for the club's shelves (including one or two by Phaidon - thanks David) and the films that would be shown. .. . . "

ARTLURKER › Jerry Saltz on the future of art criticism, Miami, secrets to success and comedians"The effects of the onslaught of Art Basel Miami Beach have been widely discussed among locals in the art community as both a blessing and a curse. Based on your previous discussion on art fairs in general and their relationship to artists and art-making what are some of the positive and negative/ social and economic ramifications of this kind of event on a relatively young art community?
JS: Ok, Art Basel Miami Beach: good for emerging artists, good for the blood, good for parties and touching antennae and having a good time. How can it be bad, if you have the entire volunteer army of the art world at your doorstep? To say it’s a bad thing is being ungenerous. Even as fucked up as things have gotten, as horrendous as the equation between capital and quality has become within this system. . . ."

Artifacts | Chelsea's New Normal - "Larger, blue-chip galleries have the financial wherewithal to rebuild quickly and — pending the restoration of damaged artworks — reopen sooner than smaller galleries that exist from month to month and may not reopen at all. How to pay rent, staff and conservators, meet the bills for reconstruction and replace computers and servers (where galleries store archives and images) during an indefinite period of no income from sales? How to approach collectors who may have purchased works but not yet paid for it? Then there are those who have paid but not yet taken delivery. . . . "


Tom Wolfe on his new book, Back to Blood (video)

BACK TO BLOOD by Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe on his new book, Back to Blood - Telegraph:
The art world has been a never-ending source of amusement for Wolfe. In 1975 he skewered its faddishness and pretensions in a book-length essay called The Painted Word. Since then, as Back to Blood demonstrates with glee, the art has got even sillier, and the prices have climbed into the millions. 'Ah God,’ he says, chuckling at the memory of Art Basel Miami. 'You’ve got all these billionaires dressed like overgrown children in shorts and sneakers, and they’re all pushing and shoving in a frenzy to outbuy each other. Every one of them has an art adviser, and the adviser tells him – they’re all men – what he likes. What the adviser is really telling him is what the reigning fashion is at that moment, and that’s good enough for the buyer, who only wants to have what’s happening on his walls. The big thing now is No Hands art.’ This is Wolfe’s term for conceptual art, because so many of the top conceptual artists never touch their own artworks. Their job is to come up with the concept, and thereafter keep their hands clean. Richard Serra, for example, sends a sketch of some steel walls to a foundry. Once the walls have been manufactured, he hires a crew of 'elves’, as Wolfe calls them, to arrange the walls in a pattern.


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