Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016, with an attendance of  more than 95,000 coming to see the works of 4,000+ artists across 6 days, proved that the contemporary art market is more than resilient enough against the current economic climes. This 47th edition, featuring 286 of the world’s leading galleries from 33 countries, reigned supreme above all the other contemporary art fairs so far in 2016.

With sectors like Galleries, Statements, Feature, Unlimited, Parcours, and Film there was something there for collectors, whether private or institutional, and curators focused on seeing the best in Modern and Contemporary art to discover.

One of my favorites of the Art Basel sectors, regardless of the show location, is the Conversations and Salons series which brings together people from all over the art world and beyond to engage in enlightening, entertaining and sometimes very provocative discussions.

This year’s topics in Basel included 100 years of Dada, the COBRA group, the longer view of the impact of looting, race & justice and the challenges creating art in communities. Luckily for us who weren’t able to attend in person, we can watch these talks on YouTube .

This year’s show also included the announcement that Art Basel will be partnering with UBS to produce a new annual art market report, which makes perfect sense considering the years of Art Basel has been staging premier art shows.

The new ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report’ will be an objective and independent study authored by Dr. Clare McAndrew and her Dublin-based research and consulting firm Arts Economics. Covering the main macro-economic trends and delivering fundamental data on the art market as a whole, the first ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report’ will be published in March 2017 to coincide with Art Basel’s Hong Kong show.

Hopefully, next year will be the year I finally get to attend Art Basel in Basel!

The Met Breuer: Diane Arbus Exhibition Opening July 12

New: Major Diane Arbus exhibition opening July 12 at The Met Breuer

Part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning highlights never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923–71). The exhibition features more than 100 photographs focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962—the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over.


The exhibition will be featured on the Museum’s website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #dianearbus and #MetBreuer.

Following its presentation at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will travel to SFMOMA (January 21-April 30, 2017).

diane arbus: in the beginning is curated by Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Met.
Exhibition design is by Brian Butterfield, Senior Exhibition Designer; graphics are by Anna Rieger, Graphic Designer; and lighting design is by Laura Mroczkowski, Lighting Designer, all of The Met’s Design Department.

Image: Diane Arbus (1923-1971). Taxicab driver at the wheel with two passengers, N.Y.C. 1956 © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Art on Paper March 3-6

The second edition of Art on Paper has returned to New York City’s Pier 36!

Art on Paper will be open all weekend at downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 featuring 75 galleries from around the world presenting special exhibitions of paper-based art. The fair’s second edition launched Thursday evening to a night of record attendance, andthe buzz has continued as more discover the unique, highly focused exhibitions of incredible quality that have quickly shaped Art on Paper into a The New York Times“Where to go Now” destination.

If you are in the area, make sure to go!

SCOPE NEW YORK 2016

How I wish I could be in NYC this week!!! The 16th edition of SCOPE New York 2016 starts today March 3rd thru March 6th one block from the Armory Shoes Piers at Metropolitan West Pavilion. 60 international galleries will be in attendance showing the best in contemporary art.

SCOPE New York stands apart from the rest with their critically-acclaimed open-plan exhibition design that allows exhibiting galleries to flow organically in the space rather than being smushed in small booths on top of each other.

This year their special programming includes the RUSH PHILANTHROPIC ARTS FOUNDATION presenting a new, limited edition print portfolio marking the 20th Anniversary of Rush and its programs. 

Using the SCOPE Art App, visitors can access the catalog, check out exhibitor highlights , view the floor plan and create their own collections!

Event highlights include: The Platinum First View Brunch, on Thursday, March 3, 2 – 4PM: Featuring complimentary cocktails. This event is free for Platinum VIP cardholders, by invitation, or $150 ticket at the door. Also on Thursday, March 3, SCOPE welcomes registered Press and VIP cardholders to our Preview reception, with complimentary cocktails from 4 – 6PM.

SCOPE’s Official Party will be presented by BMI, featuring live performance by Zebra Katzand complimentary cocktails from Ilegal Mezcal. Hosted by Marquee, the event will take place Saturday, March 5, 9 – 11PM. Admission is based on capacity and by invitation and confirmed RSVP only.

For SCOPE New York 2016 info click here !

Full disclosure – I always make sure to check out SCOPE Miami Beach during Art Basel/Miami Art Week , even this past December with the unusual monsoon rainy weather!

Image Haruki Ogawa – Fusion II, 2015. Oil, alkyd, acrylic on hemp canvas, 98 x 108 x 6.2 cm. Courtesy Frantic Gallery, courtesy of Frantic Gallery/SCOPE

Met Breuer Opens March 18th

 The Met Breuer media preview took place yesterday and what an amazing preview it was!

Formerly the home of the Whitney, the Met Breuer in New York City is now the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new home for its modern and contemporary art collections.

The Met Breuer’s program spotlights modern and contemporary art in dialogue with historic works that encompass the full range of The Met’s vast collection. The building will host both monographic and thematic exhibitions, as well as new commissions and performances. The two inaugural exhibitions at The Met are Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, a cross-departmental curatorial initiative that brings together works by some of the greatest artists of all time, from Titian to Louise Bourgeois, who experimented with a non finito style; and the largest exhibition to date dedicated to Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi. Additionally, a music installation by Artist in Residence Vijay Iyer will activate The Met Breuer’s Tony and Amie James Gallery in the lobby  throughout March.

For those who could not be there in person, there was the Facebook Live live broadcasting a first look at the building and a walk through of the Nasreen Mohammedi (1937-1990) exhibition with Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Department of Modern & Contemporary Art and Brinda Kumar, who helped curate the show.

The Inaugural Season features:

  • Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, major thematic survey featuring unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day;
  • Monographic exhibition of Indian modernist artist Nasreen Mohamedi;
  • Continuous in-gallery performances by Artist in Residence Vijay Iyer (through March 31, 2016), a newly commissioned sonic experience by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, and an all-day performance in The Met’s three locations of the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen‘s composition KLANG;
  • Forthcoming exhibitions in 2016 season include rarely seen, early photographs by Diane Arbus (opening July 2016);
  • Mid-career retrospective of the contemporary painter Kerry James Marshall (opening October 2016), with a complementary “artist’s choice” installation of works from The Met collection;
  • Inhabiting Marcel Breuer’s Architecture, an exhibition of newly commissioned architectural photographs of four iconic Marcel Breuer-designed buildings (opening November 2016)

I will be sure to be visiting there soon!

More about the Met Breuer Inaugural Season here… Continue reading “Met Breuer Opens March 18th”

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Week Guide

This week the contemporary and modern art and design worlds turn their focus on to Miami Beach, Miami and its surrounding areas in South Florida and yours truly, Mone Knows, will be out and about taking a look at at the main shows as well as the myriad of events, happenings, parties and openings!

Plus, I will be taking pics of all the glorious street-style fashion to post on my Instagram, so say “Hi” if you see me!

Here’s my #mustsee guide:

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH (Dec 2 – 6)
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

DESIGN MIAMI/ (Dec 2 – 6)
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, USA

MIAMI PROJECT and ART ON PAPER (Dec 1-6)
Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL 33141, USA

Juxatpoz-presents-Print-Series

SCOPE Miami Beach (Dec 1-6)
801 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
USA

UNTITLED, Miami Beach (Dec 2-6)
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
South Beach, Miami

PULSE Miami Beach (Dec 1-5)
Indian Beach Park
4601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

SUPERFINE! House of Art & Design (Dec 2-6)
8300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

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