For roughly half an hour, art collectors had to consider a world in which they didn’t get that Alex Katz work.
From art fairs to alternative spaces that may not be on your radar, here’s a run-down of what to see (and eat and sip) in Miami. No NFTs, we promise.
While performing a piece for Satellite Art Show, Xxavier Edward Carter was approached by a group of officers who threatened him with ten years in prison.
Taping a banana wasn’t enough, so the art world had to do something even more stupid with food.
Maurizio Cattelan’s ludicrous banana artwork has gone viral for its $120,000 price tag. While the mainstream media has created a frenzy around the sculpture, the internet also offers an incredible selection of memes.
“It’s not vandalism, I’m a performance artist,” David Datuna said proudly of the stunt, which has permeated the internet and the mainstream press.
Questions of privilege aside, the range of abstract works reminded me how artists are providing nuanced ways of thinking about identity that move beyond exclusion/inclusion binaries.
Now on view at Art Basel Miami Beach, sound artist Jana Winderen’s The Art of Listening: Under Water draws listeners’ attention to the rich sonic landscapes of nature — and highlights how human activity might affect them.
Special scenes from the week’s main art fair.
If you know where to look, you will find heartbreakingly potent art at the fair this year.
The artist and the poet sat down together at Miami’s largest art fair to discuss their mutual influence and inspiration.
Many of the works in the mega-fair’s public art sector mess with visitors’ expectations of what outdoor sculptures and monuments should be and can do.