Untitled Miami Beach Announce Special Projects For Fifth Edition Fair
Untitled, Miami Beach have announced details of their special artist projects and collaborations for the 2016 edition, which will take place on South Beach from November 30th – December 4th.
UNTITLED,now in its fifth edition continues the fair’s unique curatorial vision with artist projects featuring Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, Noemí Escandell, Daniel Gordon and much more
Celebrating its fifth edition in Miami Beach, Untitled, Miami Beach continues its strong commitment to artists and unique curatorial vision, presenting an ambitious and diverse program of artist-led projects, affordable limited editions, new collaborations with major institutions and non-profit organizations, and the return of the popular Untitled, Radio. Untitled, Art’s curatorial team, including Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud and co-curators Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, along with Amanda Schmitt, Director of Programming and Development, have kept artists at the forefront of Untitled’s mission for the last five years. This year’s special programming has been developed by the team in collaboration with contemporary artists and leading galleries and reflects a number of strong curatorial themes that have grown out of the main show.
Highlights of special projects for Untitled, Miami Beach, 2016 include a participatory installation by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, RT TV Boards, presented by Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York). The collaboration consists of a set of unique surfboards inscribed with Beatles lyrics, benches that spell out I.O.U, a T-shirt silkscreen stand run by Colombia MFA students, and a participatory installation of Pussy Riot inspired surfboards that can be lent out for use to fair attendees in celebration of Miami’s famous beach culture. The installation also features a shower for surfers to rinse off in following their session in the water. A limited edition chair by Tiravanija, designed by Sébastien de Ganay and curated by onestar press, will also be available to purchase at the fair.
Diario El Blanco, a special project presented by Henrique Faria Fine Arts (Buenos Aires), is an installation by radical Argentinian conceptual artist Noemi Escandell. The work was originally presented in 1995 and consists of a plinth stocked with blank newspapers with the headline ‘Escriba la noticia que desea leer’ (Write the news that you want to read). Recreated bilingually at Untitled, visitors will be invited to fill in their own news and leave for others to read, contribute to or take. For the first time, the ICA Miami will participate in Untitled, Miami Beach with an extension of their Art + Research Center, the institution’s new innovative pedagogical platform. The Center's mandate is to generate new critical knowledge on the conditions in which contemporary art is currently produced. The Center will present furniture produced by New York-based architectural firm MOS, a graphic intervention on the walls, and examples of the Center’s vigorous digital production of e-books and other printed material.
This year’s fair lounge, which is open to all, will be designed by Brooklyn- based artist Daniel Gordon who produces large-scale color photographs that operate somewhere between collage and photography. For Untitled, Miami Beach, Gordon will create Jungle Lounge, an immersive environment outfitted with wallpaper with a banana motif, palm trees and Acapulco chairs and tables. After a successful debut in 2015, Untitled, Radio, on Wynwood Radio – a live broadcast radio station – will return in 2016. The radio station takes the place of the standard art fair program of talks, panels, and lectures, aiming to provide a more dynamic and democratic platform for discussion, debate and public engagement.
This year, Untitled, Radio will be held within Elevated Structure, a specially built architectural project by artist Alois Kronschlaeger and SiTE:Lab’s Paul Amenta with architect Ted Lott of Lott3Metx Architecture. The structure will function as a gathering space and observation deck, providing amazing views of the fair. Radio programming will include a diverse schedule of interviews, performances and playlists by artists, curators, and art world professionals, as well as discussions presented by leading cultural bodies ICA Miami, Sotheby’s Institute, and DisArt, among others.
Launched in 2014, Untitled, Posters by onestar press is a series of 10 limited edition posters by internationally renowned artists that are free to visitors each year. Curated by Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, specially designed posters will be available by artists including Kerstin Brätsch, Petra Cortright, Gabriel Kuri, Sean Micka, Ebecho Muslimova, Olaf Nicolai, Paulina Olowska, Mai-Thu Perret and Magali Reus.
Also returning to Untitled, Miami Beach will be two artist-designed tote bags produced by onestar press. This year’s limited edition tote bags are by Paulina Olowska and Matthew Brannon, and will be available for sale to all fair visitors.
Untitled, Miami Beach 2016 edition South Beach from November 30th – December 4th.