So where were they? An Inside Art column published in The New York Times a week before the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach dangled the prospect of a more inclusive fair this year, one that would feature “A Focus on Female Artists,” as the headline put it.
MIAMI BEACH — Janet Biggs is a modern day adventurer, an explorer in the best sense.
MIAMI BEACH — Though its space has been downsized by roughly 20% this year, NADA Miami Beach 2015 still manages to cut through the swarms of largely uninspired and secondary market Miami Art Week fairs with its distinctive presentation of less polished, more experimental work — which sometimes seems too rough to sell but gets right to the gut of process-based art-making.
MIAMI BEACH — There has been a stabbing in the Nova section of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair.
In addition to Martha Friedman’s Pore, Locust Projects is featuring Beatriz Monteavaro’s Nochebuena, another exploration of the human form, albeit on a level far more personal and metaphorical.
MIAMI BEACH — Wandering for hours around the convention center housing Art Basel Miami Beach tends to make one long for fresh air.
MIAMI BEACH — Escape the overwhelming and crowded main art fairs this year — without forgoing the art experience — in an unexpected place: the derelict shell of a pharmacy in North Beach.
MIAMI — The idea that a balance of four humors — blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile — determines the health of our bodies was once prevalent in Western medicine, and is reinterpreted in a visceral collaboration between sculptor Martha Friedman and dancer Silas Riener.
MIAMI — Since Art Basel’s Miami Beach fair set down its roots over a decade ago, Miami Art Week has become a cacophony of satellite fairs and events jam-packing the international art circuit’s calendar for the first week of December.
MIAMI BEACH — Artist Rosalyn Drexler was once immortalized in silkscreen by Andy Warhol as her wrestling persona “Rosa Carlo, the Mexican Spitfire,” yet Drexler’s own powerful Pop Art has never received as much acclaim as Warhol’s work and others of her generation.
MIAMI BEACH — With prefabricated housing now essential in addressing housing shortages, emergency relief, and even architecture in Antarctica, the mid-20th century pop-up designs of the late Jean Prouvé are receiving renewed attention.
MIAMI BEACH — The 14th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach offers its expected share of conventional, cheesy, captivating, cool, and curious works, but it would be impossible to discuss everything worth a mention.