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Basel Week Miami ’13: Ai Weiwei – “According to What?” @ Pérez Art Museum Miami

One of the exhibitions we made sure to stop by while in Miami for Art Basel Week back in December was the survey of Ai Weiwei’s work at the Perez Art Museum Miami. Housed in the newly designed building by Herzog & de Meuron, the showing spans the Chinese activist – artist’s 20 year career and features a wide range of works including photography and the large-scale installations like the amazing stacked bicycles seen above. Discuss Ai Weiwei here.
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Rubell Family Collection – “28 Chinese”

While down in Miami for Art Basel Week, we took the opportunity to check out 28 Chinese, the current exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection. As the name implies, the show consisted of paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos by 28 contemporary Chinese artists which were acquired by the Rubells’ during multiple visits to China between 2001 and 2012. Although a few of the artists included, such as Ai Weiwei, are very well known, others had never before shown their work in the United States. The exhibition […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13: The Still House Group – “Straight II DVD”

One of the booths we were excited to see at the NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) art fair during Art Basel Week was by New York Collective The Still House Group. Interestingly enough when we arrived, all we found was a cryptic Xerox copy machine asking us to press the button. Upon following the directive, we received a photocopy of directions to the middle of South Beach where the group was holding a substantial group exhibition entitled Straight II DVD. This very stimulating showcase brought together a selection […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Audrey Kawasaki for Thinkspace @ SCOPE

Just like earlier last year for SCOPE during Basel Week Switzerland (covered), the Thinkspace Gallery booth in Miami was also featured a mini-solo show from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). Included in the new body of work were her familiar exquisite portraiture of seductively innocent girls, with her technique taking advantage of the wood grain in each piece. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Daniel Arsham – “Future Relic”

One of the launch events during Art Basel Week was Future Relic by Daniel Arsham (seen above with artist DRx Romanelli). Presented by OHWOW Gallery, this event served to debut a collaborative film starring Daniel with fashion designer Richard Chai and features Ben Louis Nicholas as the director of photography and music created by Swiss Beats. This mysterious film draws visual language cues from Lawrence of Arabia and part one (seen below) sets up a journey where Arsham’s “future relics” are found. More parts of the film will […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13: NADA Fair (Part II)

The NADA art fair held at the Deauville Beach Resort during Art Basel Week is widely considered one of the other worthy satellite events after “the main fair.” NADA hosts many fresh and upcoming artists in the scene. If you’re searching for a unique perspectives and want to preview out some of the newer directions & trends in the world of art, this fair is definitely one that influences many collectors and gallerists alike. Check out a more detailed look (Part I here) at the goodness that premiered […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Video Summaries by Vernissage TV

For those who missed Art Basel Week in Miami, Vernissage TV provides some good footage of some of the exhibitions & fairs. Their film crew stopped by the Piston Head exhibition, NADA, Art Basel Miami Public,  Perez Art Museum Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, and the Untitled Art Fair. Check out some of the videos below… Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Art Basel First Look (Part II)

The “main fair” as it is affectionately called by art lovers in Miami is of course the centerpiece of Art Basel Week. Not just prestigious by namesake or by the list of illustrious galleries, but more so the high level of art exhibited by the artists who want to put forward their best work. As always, it felte like there was so much blue-chip goodness, but so little time at Art Basel. From Kapoor (seen above), Colen, Martin, De Kooning, Chamberlain, Pruitt, Houseago, Creed, Auerbach, Kusama to Longo, just to […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Faile & Bast – “Deluxx Fluxx”

During Art Basel Week, numerous artists trek to Miami to set up artistic pop-up projects. One of our favorites this year was by the Brooklyn-based Faile and Bast. They brought their nostalgic arcade-based exhibition entitled Deluxx Fluxx to entertain both the eyes and souls of patrons that stopped by their fresh throwback arcade. As previewed in our studio visit, this collaborative project with Perrier is now in it’s third iteration (version 1.0 in London & 2.0 in NYC) and it continued to push the envelope. It wasn’t […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Martha Otero @ PULSE

As part of our survey of this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami, we already brought you some highlights from the PULSE art fair. It’s now time to focus in on some of the booths that caught our eye. The Los Angeles-based Martha Otero Gallery’s  booth was filled with some choice work by artists who readers of AM should be familiar with – Jen Stark (seen above), Tim Biskup, Eric White, James Jean, Mars-1, and more… Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.
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