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Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: NADA

One of the satellite fairs we always hit while in town for Basel Week Miami is the always intriguing emerging NADA art fair. Returning to Ice Palace Studios, the 16th edition continued to be “dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe.” As one of the only major American art fairs to be produced by a non-profit organization, the event allows some of the world’s youngest galleries showcase their exciting stable of artists. Check out photos of some of what caught […]

Overtime: Dec 3 – 9

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point? Complete Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 coverage. The artists everyone talked about during Art Basel in Miami Beach. Art Basel in Miami Beach’s opening day sales reflect a hesitant market. How are emerging art dealers dealing with the gallery crisis? Dealer Howard Read announces new art commissions, bids farewell to ‘Castelli model’ of doing business. How this year’s Art […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: Pulse Art Fair

The 14th edition the Pulse Art Fair returned to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park in Miami Beach this year, showing works selected by 70 international contemporary art galleries. Divided into two separate pavilions, the exhibitors either presented a selection of artists, had solo show booths, or were part of the Conversations program in which two artists were paired for this special concept. Among many return galleries, the event also introduced 26 new ones that never participated in this fair before. As one of the regulars, Copenhagen’s Poulsen […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / First Look: Art Basel

This week, the art world congregated in Miami once again for Art Basel week. Taking center stage was of course the main fair featuring 200 of the world’s leading galleries displaying artworks by over 4,000 artists. Visitors were able to enjoy a wide range of works including paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works – here are just a few of the pieces that caught our eyes including a wall of Ai Weiwei fingers. Photo credit: @kh.oi for Arrested Motion.

Previews: Scott Campbell – “Using All The Freedoms We Have” @ Over The Influence (Hong Kong)

On December 14th, Over The Influence in Hong Kong will be opening their first show with Scott Campbell entitled Using All The Freedoms We Have. For this exhibition, the verstaile Los Angeles-based artist will be putting on display one of his most well known series of works – created from American currency. Exploring the intersection of art and commerce in a direct way that question the ephemerality of wealth, Campbell’s dimensional pieces oftentimes features symbols of death such as skulls laser cut into sheets of money. Rounding out […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Releases: James Joyce @ Juxtapoz Clubhouse

As a part of this year’s Juxtapoz Clubhouse program at Basel Week Miami, James Joyce will be signing and selling his two newest limited edition prints at the main location (200 E Flagler). The two images are new variants of his iconic clown-smiley face series that eventually became one of the most recognizable images from Banksy’s Dismaland project a few years back. Measuring 55 x 55cm, 150 examples of each colorway will be available for purchase with unsold copies going up on his webstore at a later […]

Showing: Eric White – “Triage” & “Relics” @ Grimm Gallery

Currently at Grimm Gallery’s New York location, Eric White has two bodies of work on view on the upper and lower levels of the space entitled Triage & Relics respectively. Seven oil paintings and an installation are on display upstairs, three of them massive paintings of the same scene from different cinematographic angles. The Los Angeles-based artist further explains – “In a way, this is a one-woman pagan uprising. It’s part- spiritual-epiphany, part-mental-breakdown. Her self-styled shamanism incorporates culture of the time but is also influenced by various tenets of historical ritualistic […]

Recap: José Parlá – “Echo of Impressions” @ Ben Brown Fine Arts (London)

José Parlá returned to London recently for his third UK solo show entitled Echo of Impressions (previewed). The Brooklyn-based artist’s practice continues to be primarily concerned with the documentation of the urban landscape but the show’s title references a particular emphasis at this time on the sights, sounds, noises, smells and tastes of the city as a marker for the lives which are experienced within that space. While these are essential components of how we experience the built environment at any given point in time, […]

Showing: Felipe Pantone – “W3-DIMENSIONAL Park” @ Siam Center

Last week in Bangkok, Felipe Pantone unveiled an immersive installation at the Siam Center entitled W3-DIMENSIONAL Park. For his first showing in Thailand, the Argentinian-Spanish artist created a sculptural representation of his special form of glitch effects and optical art that transports viewers into the digital world. The title of the piece references the three dimensional aspect of the World Wide Web (divs, tables, and iframes) and includes four original pieces that are part of some recent projects. On view through 2019, the installation is a testament to the graffiti […]

Hajime Sorayama x Dior – “Pre-Fall 2019 Menswear Show”

Thursday night in Tokyo, Hajime Sorayama took his signature fembots to the next level with a 39-foot-tall sculpture that took center stage for Dior’s pre-fall 2019 menswear show, towering over the laser-lit catwalk. Creative director Kim Jones’ second collection for the European luxury goods company follows in the artistic footsteps of his debut effort where he tapped KAWS to create a 32-foot-tall statue made of flowers for the Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. No less stunning, Sorayama’s contribution was a 20,000 pound representation of the “idealized female figure in robotic form, a […]