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Basel Week Miami ’15: Art Basel Miami Beach // Positions Sector

One of the biggest criticisms of art fairs leveled by art lovers is that it is not the proper venue for properly conceived and realized artist exhibitions. Fair booths typically contain a collection of discrete works that are made to be sold and consumed. Art Basel Miami Beach’s Positions sector is the response to this criticism. The galleries that show in this part of the fair are given a platform for a single artist to present one major project. This includes installations or exhibitions that include multiple works […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Overtime: ABMB Edition

Special Art Basel Miami Beach edition of Overtime, covering more stories from the fair week in Miami (click on bolded words for more information): Woman (identified as Siyuan Zhao) follows and proceeds to stab another woman (identified as Shin Seo Young) with an X-Acto knife at Art Basel Miami Beach. Fair organizers respond to the incident. More photographs of the scene are released. Page Six profile of Siyuan Zhao, who thankfully failed in her mission of killing three people. Christian Viveros-Faune thinks that Art Basel Miami Beach is degrading […]

Overtime: Nov 23 – Nov 29

More stories from the week that ended Nov 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Flash Art reviews Ajay Kurian’s Rowhouse Project show in Baltimore. Ashraf Fayadh sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, charged with renouncing Islam. Also Known as Africa fair in Paris cancelled in wake of terror attacks. Some Paris galleries re-staging shows that were forced to close due to attacks in city. Cultural institutions in Paris report major drops in attendance following terrorist attacks in the city. 17 major artworks stolen from Castelvecchio […]

Overtime: Nov 16 – Nov 23

More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for John Bock show at Regen Projects. RIP: Paul Laffoley, who died at the age of 75 after battle with congestive heart failure. RIP: Fabian Stech, who died after being shot at the Bataclan Theater in Paris. RIP: Alban Denuit, who died at the age of 32 after being shot at the Bataclan Theater in Paris. LA Times writes about the closing of the Paris Photo fair […]

Overtime: Nov 9 – Nov 15

More stories from the week that ended Nov 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Unorthodox show at the Jewish Museum includes work by Park McArthur, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and others. The 2015 Paris Photo fair has closed early due to recent terrorist attacks in the city. RIP: Ernst Fuchs, who died at the age of 85. RIP: Wojciech Fangor, who died at the age of 92. RIP: Cengiz Çekil, who died at the age of 70. Sotheby’s explains why it had to have the Taubman collection and […]

Overtime: Nov 2 – Nov 8

More stories from the week that ended Nov 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Christopher Y. Lew’s essay on Jared Madere, who currently has an exhibition at the Whitney. Tao Hongjing revealed to actually be French man named Alexandre Ouairy, who pretended to be Chinese. Bosch Research and Conservation Project determines two Bosch works may have been painted by imitators. Arts education in Los Angeles public schools severely lacking. Michael Werner accuses Germany of using controversial legislation to generate revenue from cultural industry. Sokari Douglas Camp sculpture […]

Overtime: Oct 26 – Nov 1

More stories from the week that ended Nov 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Sotheby’s to offer Carl Kahler’s My Wife’s Lovers, possibly the world’s largest and heaviest cat painting. Islamic State executes three people by blowing them up on three ancient Palmyra columns. “Windows on Death Row: Art From Inside and Outside…” features work by those awaiting execution. Hobby Lobby family under investigation for alleged importation of illicit antiquities from Iraq. Installation by Goldschmied & Chiari accidentally thrown out after being mistaken for garbage. The work is subsequently […]

Overtime: Oct 19 – Oct 25

More stories from the week that ended Oct 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Alex Israel – Sightings opens at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Arts Council of England warns British museums of “severe and imminent” threat of “attack.” Claude Monet’s ghost may be haunting the Cleveland Museum of Art. UK’s Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey places temporary export ban on Rembrandt portrait worth £35mil. Bruegel currently in collection of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna may have been looted from Poland. DeYoung Museum’s CFO Michele Gutierrez accuses President Dede Wilsey of […]

Overtime: Oct 12 – Oct 18

More stories from the week that ended Oct 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Artsy visits Hayal Pozanti and covers her Sunday Art Fair presentation with Levy.Delval. RIP: Hilla Becher, who died at the age of 81. RIP: Paul Reed, who died at the age of 96 due to congestive heart failure. Diversity in the Arts study shows funding for African American & Latino nonprofit museums is bleak. Mexico’s missing 43 remembered and honored with art installations, murals, banners, and costumes. Ryan O’Neal sues Richard Bernard Francis over ownership […]

Overtime: Oct 5 – Oct 11

More stories from the week that ended Oct 11 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito part of Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris’s CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist show. RIP: Chantal Akerman, who died unexpectedly at the age of 65. RIP: Olga Hirshhorn, who died at the age of 95. RIP: Akram Raslan, who died of torture-related injuries at the hands of Syrian police. Images and information for Davida Nemeroff and JPW3 – FRYGUY up at Cooper Cole’s site. Helen Molesworth recalls the time she […]