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Miami Project 2013: Systems at Work

MIAMI — Perhaps the most defining feature of art fairs is their organizational structure: floors divided into white-walled, cubicle-type booths; important galleries selling expensive work situated near the front or center; strategically placed VIP lounges and bars. So perhaps it’s no surprise that, wandering the aisles of this year’s Miami Project fair, I found quite a number of artists making, engaging with, and unpacking systems.

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Glitter, Not Gold: The Art of Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt

I first saw the work of artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt earlier this year at MoMA PS1. The exhibition, appropriately titled Tender Love Among the Junk, nearly left me breathless: not only was it comprised of several rooms of quirky, colorful, astounding works, but the richness of the art — its layers and details, the way it opens up to prolonged revelation — made the show feel larger. Now a wide range of his work is on view at Pavel Zoubok gallery.