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