Young’s works tell the stories of individuals and communities, of dreams and disillusionment, and of the abysses between life, death, and eternity.
“I have a flawed gene. I have a collector’s gene.”
There are more than 20 fairs in Miami this week, on top of the rich offerings at the city’s museums and private collections. Here’s a handy way to make sense of it all.
Last November, Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) sent a letter to the founders of 11 private museums across the US to investigate whether the institutions operate in a way that benefits the public enough to warrant receiving tax-exempt status.
MIAMI — The exhibition of over 100 women artists currently on view at the Rubell Family Collection is difficult to review because the works do not all fit into the space and the decision was made to rotate them over the course of the show.
We love NYC and LA and all the art they have to offer, but we know they’re only two towns of many across the country mounting great exhibitions large and small.
The private art museum trend has become so prevalent in the US that Uncle Sam is taking notice.
Jennifer Rubell studied food to become an artist. After receiving a BA from Harvard University in Fine Arts, she attended the Culinary Institute of America. Prior to beginning her artistic practice, she wrote about food for over a decade during which time she published Real Life Entertaining. For the past few years Rubell has created a “Breakfast Project” in the courtyard of the Rubell Family Collection in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach that is consumed by the collection visitors. In the spirit of Hyperallergic’s food art coverage for Turkey Day, I hopped on a call with Rubell to learn about her practice, find out her Thanksgiving secrets and get a sneak preview to this years Breakfast Project.
Washington, DC — (E)merge Art fair opened September 22- 25 with 80 international and local galleries spread over two floors of the Capitol Skyline hotel in Washington, DC. I was curious if anything would “stand out” among the many of exhibitors. I then came across a curious series of six standard size loose photographic prints simply pinned to the wall, by Edinburgh-born, London-based photojournalist Muir Vidler.
A not-unexpected surprise awaits visitors to the Miami-based Rubell Family Collection’s website. Scion of collector royalty and son of Don and Mera, Jason Rubell is releasing a catalogue of a show memorializing the works he collected from ages 13 to 21, an illustrious and mature body of art that Jason also gathered into a senior thesis exhibition in college. Pay attention folks, this is a lesson in narcissism that’s likely to go unparalleled in the art world for a little while.
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. 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 has your back! She just posted her own guide to the best fairs, museums and events in Miami.