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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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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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Sean Kelly Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Sean Kelly brings a superbly curated selection of works to his eponymously named gallery’s presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Included is work by Sam Moyer, who  is also currently on show in a solo exhibition WIDE WAKE at Sean Kelly’s New York space, Antony Gormley  who has just had a significant monograph by Martin Caiger-Smith published by Rizzoli and Kehinde Wiley, who has been selected to paint the official presidential portrait of Barack Obama.

SAM MOYER
Georgia, 2016
stone, marble, dyed canvas mounted to MDF
85 1/2 x 67 x 1 inches (217.2 x 170.2 x 2.5 cm)
© Sam Moyer
Courtesy: the artist and Sean Kelly, New York

Additionally, there are a selection of works from artists Marina AbramoviçLos CarpinterosJames CasebereJulian CharrièreDavid ClaerboutJose DávilaIran do Espírito SantoAntony GormleyLaurent GrassoCallum InnesHugo McCloudMariko Mori, and Alec Soth.

MARIKO MORI
Spirifer I, 2017
coated acrylic, Corian base
52 3/8 x 18 9/16 x 6 5/8 inches (133 x 47.1 x 16.8 cm)
edition of 8 with 2 APs
© Mariko Mori
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

The gallery will also present works  by Landon Metz and Janaina Tschäpe , two artists who are new to the gallery’s program. 

Janaina Tschäpe
Enchanted, 2017
casein and colored pencil on canvas
painting: 58 1/4 x 58 3/4 inches (148 x 149.2 cm)
framed: 59 1/8 x 59 5/8 inches (150.2 x 151.4 cm)
© Janaina Tschäpe
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Located at Booth D14, make sure to add the Sean Kelly Gallery to your “must see” list while at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Featured Image Credits:
JULIAN CHARRIÈRE
Baker – First Light, 2016
large format color photograph, double-exposed through radioactive material, archival pigment print on Hahnemüle Photo Rag, mounted on aluminum Dibond, Red Palmira veneered frame, Mirogard antireflective glass paper: 59 1/8 x 73 7/8 inches (150.2 x 187.7 cm) framed: 60 1/2 x 75 5/16 x 2 inches (153.7 x 191.3 x 5.1 cm)
unique
© Julian Charrière / VG Blid-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

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Favorite Artist Spotlight: Alex Kuhn

2016 was a banner year for me in meeting and getting to know artists from a wide variety of different genres including but not limited to film-making, performance art, music, multi-media art, painting,  graphic arts and fashion.  So, I’ve decided that it’s about darn time that I do posts about them and share why I love their works.  First up in my Favorite Artist Spotlight is Philadelphia based artist Alex Kuhn,  who’s amazing art practice centers on nature-related works and pyrography.

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Upcoming Event: NADA Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4 returns for its 14th edition to the Deauville Beach Resort with exhibitors showcasing the best of of emerging contemporary art.  This amazing arts non-profit organization’s dedication to celebrating new art from artists from around the globe offers a welcome respite to art collectors, artists and art aficionados. 

“We are very excited for the 14th edition of NADA Miami Beach. This year, we continue to support NADA’s growing international community through programs such as NADA Projects and the NADA x Exhibitionary International Gallery Prize, with exhibiting galleries visiting from 17 different countries, 43 of which are participating for the first time,” says NADA Executive Director, Heather Hubbs.

NADA is on my must-see list! 

VIP Preview by Invitation:
Thursday December 1, 10am – 12pm

Opening Preview By Invitation:
Thursday, December 1, 12 – 2pm

Open to the Public:
Thursday, December 1, 2–7pm
Friday, December 2, 11am–7pm
Saturday,December 3, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 4, 11am–5pm

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Art Events

Upcoming Event: Red Dot Miami Nov 30 – Dec 4

The 10th edition of Red Dot Miami Nov 30 – Dec 6 launches under new ownership by the Redwood Media Group and will feature up to 75 international galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, and secondary market works.

The theme for Red Dot Miami 2016 is [EVOLVE]: At every turn, the art world is shifting. Galleries, artists, and collectors alike are continuously evolving, in turn imploring us to expand our perspectives.

Site-specific Art Lab projects, Art Talks, specially selected Spotlight Galleries and special events are some of the reasons why Red Dot Dot Miami has made my Miami Art Week Must-See List!

Also, Red Dot Miami tickets will grant you additional access to Spectrum Miami and a percentage of all ticket sales go to benefit LIFE is ART, a local Miami-based charity.

SHOW HOURS:
Opening Night Preview Party: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6 – 10pm

General Public Show Hours:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 12 – 5pm

VENUE:
Red Dot Miami Tent
1700 NE 2nd Ave. at NE 17th St.
Miami, FL 33132

ADMISSION COST
Opening Night/5-Day Pass: $75 online / $85 at event
Opening Night Preview Pass: $50 online / $60 at event
General Admission, 1-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event
Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event
Students, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $20 at event

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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!