Yesterday ArtLyst featured an article on the Best British Galleries at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. As we prepare to board our flight to sunny Florida today, checking into our South Beach hotel, you can see our itinerary of Exhibitions and events chosen especially for our readers. There is so much more and I will be updating this schedule as I go along to the shows. In the mean time if you’re lucky enough to be in the centre of the art Universe this week, enjoy! If not lay back and watch this space for updates and reviews!
Art Basel: The main fair will include more than 200 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries – from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia – displaying painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 2,000 artists. Visitors can find works ranging from inexpensive pieces by young artists to multimillion-dollar museum-calibre masterpieces.
NADA : Each December in Miami, NADA runs a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” NADA’s fair is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach and is recognised as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging Contemporary Art. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organisation.
Art Nova This section is designed for galleries representing two to three of their artists with new works, meaning that they have been created during the last three years – and are often even fresh from the studio.
Art Positions: The Art Positions sector is a platform for a single major project from one of their artists, allowing curators, critics and collector to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe.
Art Kabinett: This year’s edition of Art Kabinett at Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 20 galleries presenting tightly focused exhibitions within a designated section of their booths. The strong program for 2012 includes thematic group shows as well as solo presentations by emerging artists and historical figures.
As part of Art Kabinett, further solo exhibitions by established and emerging artists will be presented. Ester Schipper will show “Manipulating the Self” (1970-1973) by General Idea, formed in 1969 by AA Branson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal. Galerie Barbara Thumm will show a series of drawings titled “The Greatest Film Never Made” by Fiona Banner. For this project Fiona Banner collaborated with different poster designers to create drawings based on Orson Welles’ unrealized script for “Heart of Darkness”. Art:Concept will show work by French artist Vidya Gastaldon while Galleria Franco Noero will present work by Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli. An exhibition of work by Kader Attia will be onshow by Galerie Krinzinger. At Galerie Urs Meile a solo-presentation by Yan Xing will be on display,and Russian artist Nikolai Suetin will be on shown at Galerie Gmurzynska. Lia Rumma will show aselection of recent installations by Marina Abramovic.
Art Video: For the second consecutive year, Art Video will present works by some of today’s most exciting artists across two venues, inside the Miami Beach Convention Centre and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Centre. Selections drawn from the participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach include works by a wide array of artists, both emerging and established, from Latin America, the United States, Asia and beyond.
Art Public: Art Public presents outdoor sculptures, interventions and performances within an open and public exhibition format at Collins Park. Galerie Thomas Schulte are to showcase sculptural works Alice Aycock while Galerie Valentin will exhibit Pierre Arduvin’s interesting resin sculpture entitled ‘The Snowman.’ RaebervonStenglin will also be showing a one-person show at Art Basel Miami Beach with Ivan Seal.
Design Miami : This year marks the eighth edition of Design Miami/, from December 5 to December 9, 2012, with the world’s most prominent design galleries presenting contemporary and historic work. Design Miami/ will again be located alongside the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Pulse : PULSE Art Fair’s signature Pulse Projects program is committed to the presentation and promotion of audience-engaging large-scale sculptures, installations and performances. Pulse Projects is part of our continued mission to link an international roster of premier contemporary galleries and artists with local cultural institutions, communities and audiences. Among the artists whose sculptures and installations have been presented in the past are Ben Wolf, Desi Santiago, Orly Genger, Christy Gast, Shannon Gillen & Guests, Leo Villareal, R. Luke DuBois, Paul Villinksi, and Clifton Childree.
December 5 to 9 | 11am – 6 pm daily | Luna Park
For this performance, French art duo Kolkoz recreate the lunar landing site of Apollo 11 on 1125 square meters of beach, upon which they host a beach-soccer tournament. Over three days four teams consisting of artists, collectors, curators, art critics and gallerists will compete with each other. One match a day from 6 to 8 December at 5 pm, final Match on Saturday 8 at 5 pm. Public access throughout opening times. Curated by Anissa Touati and presented by Galerie Perrotin.
Güiro: an art bar installation by Los Carpinteros in collaboration with Absolut Art Bureau Art Basel Miami Beach 5 – 9 December 2012
Absolut Art Bureau is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Cuban-born, Madrid-based Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, the artist collective known as Los Carpinteros, on the Güiro, an art bar installation conceived as Gesamtkunstwerk. The Güiro will be located on the wellknown Oceanfront, home to art related activities programmed by Art Basel for the past 10 years, and flanked by Art Public, the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition sector which will turn Collins Park into a public outdoor exhibition space.
For their collaboration with Absolut Art Bureau, Los Carpinteros have created an open-air art bar inspired by the güiro, the ubiquitous Cuban percussion instrument made from a dried hard shell, tropical fruit, as well as the word used in Cuban slang to connote a party. Oval in shape, the transparent container will be lit from within to emphasize its grid structure. It’s rectangular openings will function as seating for visitors, while the center will be occupied by a round bar, serving bespoke cocktails concocted by the artists throughout the duration of the fair. The shelves will store a selection of books, bottles, and random objects selected by the artists. The Güiro will be accompanied by a curated program of live music, performances and activities which round off the immersive artistic experience of the bar. Distinguished Mallorcan composer Joan Valent has conceived a special program of music, which will play an important role in the Güiro experience.
Art Video Nights | Outdoors, Art Video Nights will present eight screening programs from Wednesday, December 5 through Saturday, December 8.
For the second consecutive year, Art Video will present works by some of today’s most exciting artists across two venues, inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000 square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Selections drawn from the participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach include works by a wide array of artists, both emerging and established, from Latin America, the United States, Asia and beyond. Outdoors, Art Video Nights will present eight screening programs from Wednesday, December 5 through Saturday, December 8. Film and video works by artists including Julieta Aranda, Guy Ben-Ner, Daniel Arsham, Theaster Gates, Jesper Just, Mauricio Lupini, Rashaad Newsome, Ryan McGinley, Robin Rhode, Sam Samore, Adam Shecter and Hu Xiangqian will be included in thematic programs. Art Video Nights will also feature a special dusk- to-dawn screening of the 12-hour long film ‘Bliss’ by Ragnar Kjartansson, presented by Art Basel in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and the New World Center.
Art Film is devoted to a single film with strong ties to the art world I Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8pm Painters Painting (1972) documentary film by Emile de Antonio, 116′
Selected by Zurich film connoisseur, This Brunner, ‘Painters Painting’ is a documentary film by Emile de Antonio from 1972 including artists like Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Frank Stella and Jasper Johns. Our screening will be followed by a panel discussion with key figures from the film’s production.
Art Basel Conversations | Daily from Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9.
Art Salon | Every afternoon from Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9
Art Basel’s renowned talks program takes place every public day of the show. This year’s Art Basel Conversation program, curated by Maike Cruse, will open on Thursday with the Premiere Artist Talk presenting American artist Richard Tuttle in conversation with Tate Modern Director Chris Dercon. Walead Beshty, Angela Bulloch, Rodney Graham, Alex Israel, Jesper Just, Ragnar Kjartansson,
Adam Pendleton, Jim Shaw, Richard Tuttle and Bill Viola will be among the artists joining leading museum directors, collectors, curators and many other cultural players on this year’s panels for Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon.
GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS BY COUNTRY
Art Nova: Ibid Gallery will feature structural installation works by Marianne Vitale and David Adamo as part of the Art Nova exhibition sector, designed to show case artist’s new works created in the past three years.
For Art Nova Pilar Corrias Gallery is presenting the work of Leigh Ledare and Julião Sarmento. Julião Sarmento and Leigh Ledare will present two bodies of work that examine desire and absence, the public and private, the seen and the unseen. The two artists that hail from different generations and different backgrounds both strive to deal with sexuality and images of women in different ways.
For their first participation to Art Basel Miami Beach, Tornabuoni Art will display 20 major works by Lucio Fontana, the star of Post-War Italian Art, retracing the creativity and diversity of his work between 1950 and 1968.
Francesca Minini will showcase several prints by Simon Dybbroe Møller and Becky Beasley; two artists that both explore the casualness of material and arrangement within their work.
Focused in promoting the Hispanic artist abroad, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica will exhibit a series of screen prints and lithographs by several artists include Enoc Perez, Jorge Pardo, Carlos Cruz-Diez’s and Luis Tomasello.
Nogueras Blanchard will present a group show with three artists, Rubén Grilo, Ignacio Uriarte, and Anne-Lise Coste.
ProjecteSD will display a series of works by two artists: Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves. All works belong to their project An uncomfortable eagerness, started in 2011 and still on going and have been
produced as a collaboration between the two artists.
Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves work is built on their interest and compromise with the Latin American context. Through drawings, wall installations, posters, archival material, collective projects and workshops, Mantilla and Chaves interpret genres and traditions associated to the concepts of drawing, cartography, landscape or portraiture, and ironize on the Latin American imagery.
Maisterravalbuena will showcase a variety of works by A Kassen, Karmelo Bermejo and Nestor Sanmiguel Diest.
Galerie Daniel Buchholz will show new works by a selection of artists of our program with a special focus on Henrik Olesen
Following exhibitions at their Berlin Gallery space, Sprüth Magers are presenting vibrant collages by John Baldessari, political paintings by Jenny Holzer and installation works by Peter Fischli and David Weiss.
Galerie Thomas will showcase works by Joan Miró, Josef Albers and Max Ernst. A series that Miró began in October 1941 will be displayed. Miró worked on the paintings intermittently and finished the last one in 1976. He noted the date when he began – in this case November 4, 1941 – and the date when he finished it, here March 3, 1974, on the reverse of each painting.
Galerie Kamm – The works of Kate Davis, Charlie Hammond and Kathrin Sonntag focus in a subjective way on situations of a historical, political and everyday nature. All three artists reshape reality in their own intensely personal way, bringing to our attention issues that otherwise remain at the fringes of our perception.
For the Art Nova Section of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Michael Janssen Gallery is presenting a selection of works by three women artists from different backgrounds and generations and whose practices range from painting, collage, installation and sculpture: Anne Chu, Meg Cranston and Rose Wylie.
Wentrup are to showcase works by Florian Meisenberg and Cristian Andersen
Hauser & Wirth stand at Art Basel Miami Beach will focus on works by Roni Horn and Guillermo Kuitca.
Galerie Peter Kilchmann are to focus on their Latin American artists such as Los Carpinteros, Jorge Macchi, Teresa Margolles, Tercerunquinto, Erika Verzutti, and also Francis Alÿs and Melanie Smith, who have been living and working in Latin America for more than three decades.
Teresa Margolles most recent work PM 2010 (2012) will be presented. It shows the covers of the local newspaper PM from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, published within the year 2010, the deadliest year the city ever saw where not a day went by without at least 10 homicides.
Jorge Macchi will be presented with his work Illumination (2012). The large object captures one’s attention immediately. Seemingly effortless a pointy star balances itself on the ground, and only a second look reveals the weight of the material: Cement. It takes a third glance to recognize the true nature of the object: This is no star, but rather a bundle of light beams that belong to seven flashlights.
Art Nova Meessen De Clercq will showcase works by three artists: Fabrice Samyn, Evariste Richer and Jose Maria Siclia. For Art Nova, these artists, who are of three different generations, all aim to redirect the visitor’s gaze towards the ambiguous aspect of gold in contemporary art. They emphasize the necessity that still exists today to challenge the place of excess apparent in today’s society and not be deceived by the visible when it is important to cherish the spiritual thatanimates all beings.
Galerie mor.charpentier will display works by Mexican artist Julieta Aranda. Aranda’s work illustrates involvement with circulation mechanisms and the idea of a ’poetics of circulation,’ the possibility of a politicized subjectivity through the perception and use of time, and the notion of power over the imaginary.
Mother’s Tankstation are to exhibit works by Atsushi Kaga. Kaga’s paintings manifest themselves in the classical Japanese popularist cultural disciplines of Anime and Manga, with all their apparently attendant cuteness, masking the darker intentions of an artist.
Galeria Fonti will show case works by Christian Flamm.
Galerie Michel Rein will display several works by LaToya Ruby Frazier. Several of the American artist’s urban photographs are to make up ‘The Grey Area Series Design Miami