The Portland Design Commission recently approved James Jean’s (interviewed) design for the facade of the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, a building currently under construction near Burnside Bridgehead in Portland. The Los Angeles-based artist’s imagery, inspired by roses and thunder eggs, will wrap the 8 sides of the two-building creative office project, and also cover the roof. Read more about the project here. Discuss James Jean here.
On December 7th (4pm GMT), Vhils (filmed) will be releasing a super limited edition through Underdogs. Produced in a run of 12, the piece seems to have some dimensional qualities to it, mirroring the Portuguese artist’s studio and public works. Sign up for a newsletter here to get full details of the release (including a giveaway) when the time comes as well as to check out what other prints they will be releasing for Christmas. Discuss Vhils here.
On December 16th, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be opening a major exhibition at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga) entitled Cámara de las Maravilla. (for which a replica of the invitation was recently release as a print) Translated as House of Wonders, the exhibition will be the first museum retrospective in Europe for the man known as one of the giants in the Lowbrow art movement. Included will be small and large-format canvases, drawings, dioramas and several sculptures (a stunning example of one which we included here). […]
The Bogota and Los Angeles-based Fabien Castanier Gallery used Basel Week Miami as an opportunity to show their roster of urban artists to the art-thirsty crowd in Wynwood with a popup exhibition. Displayed in two large spaces in the vibrant neighborhood, the exhibition also served as a teaser of what they will are planning for their upcoming Miami gallery location scheduled to open next year. The show was divided between the large space where works by their artists were on display featuring paintings & sculptures with the smaller space reserved for installations. French […]
Placed right on the beach, Untitled art fair has sligtly different vibe than the rest of the satelite fairs of Basel Week Miami. Showing vibrant and exciting contemporary art in a spacious light-filled environment, it’s one of our favorites to visit, and this year was no exception. Founded in 2012, the fair is focused on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art, which they showed once again for their 5th edition. Working with galleries from around the world that keep a close eye on […]
After about almost a week of painting, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) has completed her contribution to Basel Week Miami – a stunning mural at the Hotel of South Beach. The piece featuring one of her seductive muses surrounded by blooms is part of this year’s “Fearless Walls” curated by Goldman Global Arts // Jessica Goldman. Head over to see her handiwork yourself if you are in town for the festivities as well as check out some of the in-progress photos below… Photo credit: @sashabogojev for Arrested Motion. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
This year’s edition of the Pulse Art Fair at Indian Beach Park once again proved the reputation of the fair as one of the worthy satellite fairs of Basel Week Miami. Including over 70 galleries and their 200 artists, the fair featured new works from galleries all the way from Colombia, Spain, China to Japan. After visiting both tents of the fair on its second day, we felt the work was well curated, giving a nice overview of exciting new art being produced around the world. Without any order, some of the […]
One of the venues jam-packed with goodness during Basel Week Miami was the Juxtapoz Clubhouse, a special project in conjunction between the magazine and Mana Urban Arts Project. The immersive artist retreat and exhibition space in the Wynwood District features collaborations with different artists, galleries and creatives. Encompassing two large spaces with all exclusive art on view, the event will run until December 4th. Included is a popup show by Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a pop-up store by Detroit-based printers 1xRun, the Whole Glory event from Scott Campbell and MILK Studios, a large mural by […]
Currently at Basel Week Miami, Tim Biskup (featured) has created an immersive art installation in the form of a bar, dancehall, and art gallery. Called The Dog. (1306 North Miami Ave), the space will be open through Saturday night with the schedule of events and RSVP information here. Stop by if you are in town to check out some imagery from the Los Angeles-based artist presented in a way you have never seen before… Photo credit: @sashabogojev for Arrested Motion. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
One of the highly anticipated satellite fairs every year during Basel Week Miami for us is the Scope Art Fair. The 16th edition of the fair returns to the sandy shores of shores of Ocean Drive with 125 international exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities showing their wares. Seen throughout the space were works from many artists that have graced the pages of AM in the past like this new larger than life sculpture from Sergio Garcia at the Thinkspace booth called A Little Conversation Piece. […]