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Once again, it’s time for the annual migration of Winter-bound art worlders to the sunny climes of Miami, Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach, our country’s sexiest most important art fair. Starting next week, collectors, curators, critics and artists will head South for the yearly glut of parties exhibitions. The bad news is that outside of Art Basel Miami’s official fair, most of the surrounding events and shows are pretty bad. Good thing Paddy Johnson (Art Fag City) has your back! She just posted her own guide to the best fairs, museums and events in Miami.
The official fair, plus satellite fairs NADA, Ink, Seven, Pulse and Aqua all make the must see list. The latter fairs largely focus on emerging artists and tend to show more unexpected (and interesting) work. Also of note is Paddy’s recommendation of private collections to visit, spaces that are particularly abundant in Miami. These include the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Rubell Family Collection and the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, all of which have curated exhibitions on view.
Also in Paddy’s selection is #rank, an event at the Seven art fair that we’ve posted our own recommendations for. #rank will definitely be one of the highlights of this year’s Miami Beach for anyone without a few million to blow on the goods on display.
So if you’re headed down South, have a great time, but do beware the crap that will keep you from the gems of your paid vacation. Pick me up a VIP espresso while you’re there, won’t you?
In a world delighted and entertained by displays of material excess, Diane Simpson shows that there is another possibility.
The animal carcass sculptures are gruesome yet their materials — the artist’s own discarded clothing — lend them some gentleness.
View work by over 40 experimental artists and collectives from throughout the Americas who contributed to New York’s art scene during the 1960s and ’70s.
Mr. Bernatowicz, in your introductory text you talk about the need for honesty, the disease of hypocrisy, overreaching governments. You do not fulfill a single one of your own ideals.
The biggest problem with turning Dune into a film is that the book appears increasingly derivative of generic sci-fi tropes.
This exhibition explores how images of the human body were used to provoke profound physical and emotional responses in viewers from the 15th through 18th centuries.
Ed Roberson’s motorcycle ride from Pittsburgh to the Pacific is a quest-romance, an exploration of American culture and American mythology.
The collaborative handmade paper- and printmaking center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts publishes new works by Liz Collins and Sarah McEneaney.
The legendary performer amassed a collection of about 10,000 rare books, posters, and artwork about all things esoteric.
The proceeds will benefit the BDC’s community-centered initiatives and exhibitions.