Winter in Miami is in name only as beach weather is still in effect. Basel Week Miami is also bringing the heat as galleries and artist are presenting their best works currently to art lovers world wide who have travelled in to experience the fairs and surrounding festivities. On the top of everyone’s list is of course the main fair – Art Basel Miami Beach – and for good reason as 269 blue-chip galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will be presenting the tastiest […]
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On November 29th, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch opened their second collaborative group exhibition for Basel Week Miami. After successful Unrealism show in 2015 (covered), this year’s edition titled Desire, attracted the creme de la creme of the world collectors with its impressive selection of works. Starting with sculptural works at the very entrance of the unique Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, through paintings in different mediums and formats, to photographs, drawings, video installation and even live models, the show explores modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. […]
For those who enjoyed Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Mountains (covered) recent installation on the outskirts of Las Vegas, here is your change to see a miniature version of this during Basel Week Miami. The Bass has acquired “one mountain” so to speak or Miami Mountain to be more exact from the Swiss artist and installed the multicolored sculpture permanently at Collins Park (on the corner of 21st Street and Collins Avenue). Stop by while in town to take in the 42 foot tall tower of brightly colored boulders yourself – […]
Following up on their collaboration on a exhibition (covered) for Basel Week Miami last year, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch will be teaming up a new group exhibition entitled DESIRE at the Moore Building (191 NE 40th Street). Curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, the show will “explore modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art” and feature a impressive roster of artists. Included will be work from Noboyushi Araki, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Balthus, Allen Jones, Walter Robinson, Vanessa Beecroft, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha (seen above), Hans Bellmer, Harmony […]
Another must-see show to add to your Basel Week Miami itinerary is Jose Parla’s site specific installation at the YoungArts Jewel Box (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). Entitled Roots, the commissioned paintings and sculpture are part of the Rolls-Royce art program and will see the Brooklyn-based Cuban-American artist’s return to the locale of his formative years in the 1980s and early 90s. Curated by Laurie Ann Farrell of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the exhibition will travel to a museum there in 2017. Parla further states – “My grandfather, pilot Agustin Parlá once said […]
For this year’s Basel Week Miami, Tim Biskup (featured) will be working on a project called The Dog. (1306 North Miami Ave). The bar, dancehall, and art gallery rolled into one will feature site-specific work from the Southern California-basd artist outside and inside the space with artwork and editions available for those interested. RSVP here and learn about other artists involved and stop by November 30th – Dec 3rd from 6 pm to late. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
Continuing his Whole Glory project, Scott Campbell will be bringing the concept to Basel Week Miami at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse (2400 NW 5th Street). The idea behind project (supported by Milk), which has already been successfully held to London, New York, and Los Angeles, is not for the faint of heart. A play on the infamous “glory hole,” participants will be asked to put their arm inside a hole where the renowned tattoo artist will ink something on their arm from behind the installation without them approving the design […]
With Basel Week Miami fast approaching, it’s time to start turning our attention towards giving you a preview of the festivities for this year. One place you must visit while in town is the the Juxtapoz Clubhouse (2400 NW 5th Street), an artist retreat and exhibition space put on in conjunction with Mana Urban Arts Project in Miami’s Wynwood District. One of the group exhibitions to see inside will be Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s A Conversation Between Friends featuring Adam Wallacavage, Alex Gross, Andrew Hem, Andy Kehoe, Ben Tolman, Brett […]
Another artist that left their mark on the streets during Basel Week Miami last year was anatomical enthusiast Nychos. The Austrian artist celebrated his birthday during the week of art festivities by leaving this burner behind in Wynwood Cafe entitled Strike Eagle, finishing despite being stopped by the police for a few days. The mural featuring his translucent spray technique was organized by INOPERABLE with support from Montana Cans. Photo credit: Brave Antics, Gully Art, and Diana Larrea. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Nychos here.
After a first look last week at the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton during Basel Week Miami with a new mural from Esao Andrews featuring Bob Dylan, we now have shots of what the rest of the artists did. Each participant painted a musical icon as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District including the lead Eaton (Afrika Bambaataa), Askew (Billie Holiday), Stephen Bliss (Debbie Harry), Cyrcle. (Beethoven), Drew Merritt (George Harrison), Hush (Lauryn Hill), Hauser (Kraftwerk), and Dave Flores (David Bowie). Photo credit: Jackie Hadel. […]