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

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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What to Go See this Summer: Le Voyage à Nantes 2019

Stéphane Vigny, Installation at Place Royale, Nantes

If you are traveling around Europe this summer and have time to see a unique cultural project, add the amazing eighth edition of Le Voyage à Nantes to your schedule.  Nantes is situated on the Loire river in Western France, set in the Estuary of the Loire, in the south of Brittany and is France’s sixth largest city, with a population of 600,000.

Created by its eponymously named organization, this summer summer festival is open now until September 1st and offers a cultural itinerary celebrating surreal art, new architecture and contemporary culture by interweaving site-specific works within the city’s cultural and historical riches, complemented with a multitude of events.

For 2019, there are over 60 different works, exhibitions and installations throughout the city all free for the public to enjoy with 14 cultural partners, 105 shops and 17 hotels involved. 

Some of the highlights include:

Cornelia Konrads, The Match
  • German artist Cornelia Konrads brings humour and play to new monuments inspired by the existinig sculuptures at Domaine de la Garenne Lemot, located outside of Nantes, in Clisson. Upon entering the park, the sculptures Hippomenes and Atalanta seem engaged in an absurd match, creating an interplay between order and chaos that will set the tone for the other art works within the garden.

  • Japanese artist, Tadashi Kawamata has designed the Belvédère de l’Hermitage, a structure made entirely of wood resembling a bird’s nest hanging above a cliff, providing a platform for visitors to see exceptional views over the city and Loire river. Kawamata’s vision has seeped into the city, creating miniature nests perched on top of buildings including the turret of Le Lieu Unique, as though an ecosystem is slowly taking over Nantes.

  • French artist, Stéphane Vigny has created an open air museum of fakes within Place Royale. The collection of imitation sculptures comprised of Greek goddesses and mythical characters were inspired by Vigny’s discovery that many buildings were destroyed by the 1943 bombings and rebuilt to be identical after the war. Vigny’s copied copies highlight this locations falsity.

  • Performance art director Ludovic Nobileau, sculptor Malachi Farrell and performer and clock maker Constantin Leu have created the ‘Human Clock’, an installation which fuses performance art and sculpture at Place Graslin. The installation measures the hours of night and day, alternating between human time and machine time, proposing new rhythms and rituals. The public view different events at set times throughout the day to watch man battle machine, where smoke, ashes, vegetation and other elements burst out of the clock as he tries to tame the tempo of time.

Additionally, Le Voyage à Nantes has partnered up with the city’s hotels to create a collection of permanent hotel rooms designed by artists, extending the cultural voyage during vistiors’ stays and immersing  guests into the artist’s aesthetic world.

For updates and further details, and details of previous editions, see the website http://www.levoyageanantes.fr/en/.

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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.