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 . . .


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