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Basel Week Miami ’15: “Unrealism” (Presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch)

One of the most anticipated satellite events of this year’s Basel Week Miami was the Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch collaboration – an exhibition entitled Unrealism. The show opened on the 2nd of December at The Moore Building in the Miami Design District and will stay on view until the 6th of December. Showcasing works by over 50 international artists, this exceptionally well curated show celebrates the recent revival of interest in figurative painting and sculpture. Very diverse in their styles, interest and aesthetics, the selected participants are some of the […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Recap: PULSE

The AM team spent couple of hours yesterday browsing the two beachside pavilions of the PULSE art fair in Miami. The 11th edition of the fair was once again a great platform for emerging and established galleries to present their artists’ work to the collectors and art enthusiasts visiting Basel Week Miami. Out of booths from over 80 international galleries, some of the work that stood out for us were the large Jose Parla canvases, Richard Garrison minimalist chart compositions, Christian Rex van Minnen paintings, Nicola Verlato and […]

Update: solidARTy.org

About month ago we introduced the new charity art auction website solidARTy.org. After a successful launch and donations by many artists from around the globe, the project seems to be growing bigger and better by the day. Adding new works on daily basis, they recently successfully auctioned works by artists like Sandra Chevrier, Isaac Cordal, Fintan Mage, Martin Whatson, and Fintan Switzer. We just wanted to give you a quick update and a reminder that all the proceeds from the sales will be forwarded to the Are You Syrious? humanitarian initiative […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Showing: Daniel Arsham – “The Future Was Written” @ Young Arts

On the 1st of December, YoungArts Foundation hosted a book release, signing, and exhibition by Daniel Arsham, one of the events surrounding Basel Week Miami. Fictional Archaeology is the NY-based artist’s latest book with the first copies signed and sold to visitors of his current show in Miami, The Future Was Written. Including some 2,000 chalk objects, typical Arsham future artifacts, this interactive exhibition invites visitors to use them to leave their own cave drawings or hieroglyphics. From sneakers, electronic gadgets to sport equipment and pilot helmets, the […]

Streets: Ernest Zacharevic x Martha Cooper // #ReplayNYC (New York)

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and NYC-based photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) recently released the info about their collaborative project of six weeks entitled #ReplayNYC on the streets of her hometown. Based on the idea of re-imagining selected pictures from Cooper’s impressive collection of photographs through Zacharevic’s brush, the project includes murals and street art interventions. Though generations apart and coming from different sides from the world, both artists have a  strong passion for capturing the charm and magic of a creative moment. For Cooper, that has been photographing graffiti […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “Damage Control” @ Bill Brady Gallery

Fresh out of the gates for Basel Week Miami is a showing from Tomoo Gokita with acrylic and gouache on canvas paintings at Bill Brady Gallery’s new permanent space in the Little River District. The new body of work, titled Damage Control, took portraiture painting to another level with works based on vintage portraits of Hollywood divas, movie stills, found photos and postcards. Created with soft gradients, solid black, or even unpainted white space, the Japanese artist’s characters are mostly faceless, giving only subtle suggestions of their basic features. While mysterious and almost haunting […]

Streets: Brandalism / COP21 (Paris)

The Brandalism project started in 2012 in London when two friends, sick of the visual pollution of their city, spent five days reclaiming 36 billboards in five cities in the UK. Two years later, we saw reclamation of over 360 corporate advertising spaces with hand made original art works submitted by 40 international artists. This year, on the 28th December, The United Nations 21st ‘Conference of Parties’ aka Cop21 was the perfect backdrop for their biggest project to date. 600 posters were installed in outdoor media […]

Showing: Tessar Lo – “No More Doubts, No More Fears” @ Project Gallery (Toronto)

Tessar Lo (featured) opened a solo show at the Project Gallery in Toronto earlier this month entitled No More Doubts, No More Fears. Transforming the space into his temporary studio, the locally-based artist has been sharing his work and practice with visitors since the 10th of November. The idea of such setting was to achieve a free stream-of-thought mode of creating, stripped of the classic studio working environment. By creating the works publicly, the full transparency of the process makes the intention visible both through successful and unsuccessful attempts. This intuitive […]

Showing: Miaz Brothers – “Timeless” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery (Bogota)

Fabien Castanier Gallery recently marked the grand opening of the gallery’s second location in Bogotá, Colombia, with a solo exhibition by the Miaz Brothers. Timeless is an extension of the artists’ Antimatter Series which features a series of new pieces showcasing the artists’ unique form of portraiture. From portraits of their friends, their dearly departed (Ghosts), philosophers, fashionable female Japanese adolescents (Kawaii), and figures from the era of the English Restoration and the Renaissance (Masters), the Antimatter Series is a unique take on conventional portraits. This particular exhibition includes two installments of the series – […]

Recap: Escif – “Greetings From Molotov” @ PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art

It’s been six years since the last time Escif had a solo show and the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia recently closed his latest one, Greetings From Molotov. Including drawings, installations, conceptual pieces, hidden works and messages, as well as signature wall paintings, the show was definitely the kind of setup one would expect from prolific and unique Valencia-based artist. After years of painting murals around the world, numerous wall paintings in his hometown of Valencia, painting many watercolor drawings that comment on the social and […]