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New at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019: Disruptions Exhibition from Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires

Graciela Hasper, Intemperie (Outdoor), 2019 Courtesy of the artist

Disruptions: a new exhibition in Miami Beach as part of the Art Basel Cities partnership with Buenos Aires

During the Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires will present a series of large-scale sculptures by Argentine artists in Collins Park. Based on the curatorial vision of Diana Wechsler and Florencia Battiti, the park will be host to sculptural works exploring the concepts of context and site, and its potential to interfere with everyday life. Participating artists include:  Matías Duville, Graciela Hasper, Marie Orensanz, Pablo Reinoso, Marcela Sinclair and Agustina Woodgate

In the last phase of the partnership with Buenos Aires, Art Basel Cities has sought to bring Argentine artists of different generations, formations, and outputs to an international platform such as Miami Beach during Art Basel – allowing for new artistic discoveries, highlighting the strength, dynamism and vibrancy of the Argentine art scene. ‘Disruptions’, as its title suggests, focuses on intervening in an urban landscape enabling the viewer to
interact and be confronted with works outside the more traditional exhibition space. More than a merely aesthetic proposition, art in this space can become a tool for encountering, interacting, and questioning potentially overly familiar environment.

“While we appeal to the curiosity of the public, to their capacity of amazement, reflection, complicity, and surprise, ‘Disruptions’ also necessarily implies a commitment to the unknown, a rupture of the status quo,” explain curators Diana Wechsler and Florencia Battiti.

Further details on the artists and individual works can be found here.

Accompanying ‘Disruptions’, Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires will be presenting the following artist talks; all talks are free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 5, 2019: 4pm to 5pm: Marcela Sinclair and Agustina Woodgate in conversation with Florencia Battiti and Diana Wechsler

Friday, December 6, 2019: 2.15pm to 2.45pm: Pablo Reinoso; 4.15pm to 4.45pm: Matías Duville

Saturday, December 7, 2019: 2.15pm to 2.45pm: Graciela Hasper; 4.15pm to 4.45pm: Marie Orensanz

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Art Basel Announces New Sector at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

For 2019, in the newly opened 60,000+ sq ft Grand Ballroom at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach (MBCC), Art Basel will launch the inaugural edition of the Meridians sector, a platform dedicated to large-scale sculptures, paintings, installations, film and video projections that promises to disrupt the usual art fair layout.  

Curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Meridians will include 34 large-scale projects on display by renowned and emerging artists, like John M. Armleder, Sam Francis, Isaac Julien, Theaster Gates, Tina Girouard, Luciana Lamothe, Candice Lin, Ana Mendieta, Mario Merz, Portia Munson, Woody De Othello, Adam Pendleton, Laure Prouvost, Torey Thornton, and Oscar Tuazon

Of course, I will be making a beeline first for the Theaster Gates directed and produced video ‘Dance of Malaga’ (2019) that addresses the complex and intertwining issues of race, territory, inequality, and sexuality in the recent history of the United States. 

Then on to Laure Prouvost’s immersive installation ‘DEEP TRAVELS Ink’ (2016-ongoing), a pseudo-functional Miami travel agency complete with water coolers, plants, posters, office desks, waiting area and corporate infomercials.  Hopefully it will not cause flashbacks to some of my earlier jobs in the corporate alternate universe.

Also of on my list to see are the works from younger artists like La Charada China (Tobacco Version)’ (2019) by Candice Lin, utilizing symbolically and
historically significant materials to reflect on the global histories of exploitation and colonial violence; ‘Cool Composition’ (2019), an installation by Miami-born artist Woody De Othello that touches upon the anxieties around global warming as well as the aesthetics of the African diaspora; the ‘Ishmael in the Garden: A Portrait of Ishmael Houston-Jones’ (2018) video by Adam Pendleton; and a new painting on wood panels by Torey Thornton.

With it’s strong focus on artists and works from the Americas, Meridians is a welcome vaccine against the xenophobic, anti-immigrant distemper that has plagued us these past three years. 

I am really looking forward to being immersed. 

 

 

 

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Mone Knows Knowles at PAMM Thurs Aug 1st

Film still from Solange’s new film, When I Get Home (2019).

Happiness is when you find out that there are ways to be super cool in the blistering heat of a South Florida summer like the upcoming exclusive screening of the interdisciplinary performance art film When I Get Home (2019) by visual artist and singer/songwriter, Solange Knowles at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for the museum’s free Community Night on Thursday, August 1.

PAMM’s Community Night program, “Art as Film,” features a stellar line-up of selections from Miami’s film producing community through a series of shorts that highlight the best of Miami’s film scene. The program will include presentations from AD Hoc Cinema, Black Lounge Film Series, Coral Gables Cinema, Cosford
Cinema, FilmGate, Flaming Classics, Miami Film Festival, Media + Archival Studies, Oolite, and Third Horizon Film Festival.

The evening will conclude with an extended director’s cut of Solange’s new film, When I Get Home (2019). The film will premiere across renowned museums and contemporary arts institutions across the USA and Europe from July 17, 2019 before closing as part of Chinati Weekend on October 13, 2019.

The film was directed and edited by Solange Knowles with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori, with artist contributions that include Houston-based Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt and sculptural work by the artist, “Boundless Body” an 8 by 100 ft. rodeo arena displayed in the desert of Marfa.

When I Get Home is an exploration of origin and spiritual expedition while confronting how much of us we have taken or left behind in our evolutions, and the role of fear in this process. The artist returned to her home state of Texas to explore this theme through an expedition of a futurist rodeo, uplifting the narrative
of black cowboys and honoring her Houston lineage through this visual meditation.
The extended version of the film is screened exclusively from July 17, 2019 across partner institutions in USA and Europe. For full screenings information see BlackPlanet and download a digital When I Get Home Film Poster from WeTransfer. (we.tl/whenigethome)


WHEN:
Thursday, August 1
6-10PM
WHERE:
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

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Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades at Design Miami/ 2018

The venerable Louis Vuitton presents Objets Nomades at the 14th edition of Design Miami/ in Miami

Photographer: Simone Todd
Camera: Nikkormat

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Untitled, Art. Miami Beach 2018

Untitled, Art. Miami Beach from Dec 5th – Dec 9th arrives soon to our southeastern shores! Here is your complete guide to this international curated art fair as it embarks on its seventh edition in Miami Beach with a dynamic roster of 133 international exhibitors from 29 countries and 55 cities.

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Design Miami/ Miami Beach 2018 Gallery Program

Design Miami/ has announced their 2018 gallery program. Returning for the fourteenth edition from December 4th–9th, this edition features thirty-four presentations from twelve countries.
 
Exhibiting founding galleries include Cristina Grajales Gallery, LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown, Galerie Patrick Seguin and Magen H Gallery.
 
Newcomers to Miami Beach include Functional Art Gallery, Etage Projects, John Keith Russell and Side Gallery.

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Rewind: Art Basel Miami Beach & Design Miami/ 2017

It’s been a tumultuous year in the design and art world.  From superstar architect Richard Meier’s sexual harassment scandal to Banksy’s pranking of Sotheby’s, to the David Hockney painting’s record breaking 90.3 Million sale at Christie’s , the keyword for 2018 has been upheaval. 

As Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami/  approaches, I’m taking a quick look back at last December’s editions.