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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Recap: KITH Homage

Another event that caught our attention during Basel Week Miami was KITH Homage, a group exhibition curated by Joshua Liner Gallery. To celebrate each of Ronnie Fieg’s previously (and soon to be) released Gel-Lyte III designs with Asics, 14 artists were asked to reinterpreted the founder of Kith NYC’s inspirations to create a piece for each of his past designs and for one future model. Participants in the pop-up show included Wayne White, Josh Sperling, Alfred Steiner, Greg Lamarche, Michael Kagan, Erin M. Riley, Evan Hecox, Riusuke Fukahori, Paul Wackers, Jim […]

Previews: “Artistes à la une” (Front Page Artists) @ Le Palais de Tokyo

This weekend, from December 12-13, popular French daily paper Libération and will be hosting the Artistes à la une (Front Page Artists) event at Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris. This exhibition will include some of their most famous covers revisited by more than forty artists. After the recent unfortunate events that have hit France, this show is a symbol of the commitment of the artistic community in the name of freedom of speech and information. By revisiting the most iconic Libération’s front pages, each artist […]

Previews: Erik Parker – “Undertow” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

Tonight at the 297 Tenth Avenue location of Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, Erik Parker’s exhibition entitled Undertow will be open its doors to the public. For his third solo with the Chelsea showspace, the locally based artist has prepared works rendered with a highly saturated palette that continue to explore the world’s current political, social, and economic landscapes. As you can see from the preview images below, he will also be introducing some shaped canvases that add an extra narrative to his imagery.

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Recap: Untitled

Another strong satellite fair seen during this year’s Basel Week Miami was certainly Untitled. Showing a diverse selection of contemporary works, the roster included 119 international galleries, not-for-profit exhibition spaces and institutions from over 20 countries. From familiar and well established names to young, new emerging talents from around the globe, the fair included paintings, installations, sculptures as well as performance art pieces. Aside from classic works by Barry Mcgee, Claire Rojas, Jen Stark, Daniel Arsham or Ed Moses, Untitled introduced us to some new names and fresh […]

Releases: Maya Hayuk x Max Mara – “Optiprism” Eyewear

For the Autumn/Winter 2015 season, Max Mara has collaborated with artist Maya Hayuk on three different styles of sunglasses featuring a pattern she has dubbed Optiprism. The multicolored rainbow graphics utilized for this project mirror the works from the New York-based artist that fit well both in the gallery as well as on the streets. The original diptych painting by Hayuk now hangs in the fashion house’s Madison Avenue store with a limited amount of the new eyewear destined for boutiques around the world starting in […]

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 […]

Previews: Jan Kalab – “Tension” @ BC Gallery

On the 10th of December, BC Gallery in Berlin will be opening a solo show by Czech artist Jan Kalab (interviewed). Tension will include a new series of his recognizable round canvases as well as a large sculpture following along the lines of his circle inspired works. The title of the show comes from the structure of his paintings, which are based on a perfect circle. And when using a limited color palete, these pieces carry a strong feeling of tension. With border colors clashing against the […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Recap: CONTEXT

CONTEXT Art Miami was another popular satellite fair for this year’s Basel Week Miami. Paired up with Art Miami, these two events gathered huge crowds over the course of several days. From a wide selection of works presented by over 80 participating galleries, we’re bringing you some of our personal highlights that include everything from AJ Fosik’s masterful wooden sculptures, to the Miaz Brother’s huge canvases, to new sculptural works by Mark Jenkins, to Mars-1 bronzes, to a captivating David Kassan portrait piece and many more. Photo credit: @sashabogojev for Arrested Motion. […]

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 […]