2011 Miami Basel countdown report

Baselmania Miami Beach 2011 is here! For the first time I’ll be tracking the events and the must go to places to go that will be in Miami and Miami Beach this coming late November and early December of 2011.

LA MoCA’s Art in the Streets record breaking show has put street art on the artworld map like never before. This is clearly seen during the Miami fairs, as several of the satellite fairs have strong representation of today’s top street artists from around the globe.

Miami offers even the most seasoned curator and collector and artist the opportunity to view works from every part of the earth. I come to Miami Basel each year knowing I will get to experience a fabulous display of contemporary art from South America, Asia, and even Eastern Europe.

No where else in the US do you get the Brazilians, side by side with the Germans, the French, the Chinese and we Americans from every part of the country to this global cultural event.

So this post will be dynamic in that it will be added to up until the last possible moment and we board our plane ride from Los Angeles to Miami.

Every year there are must see shows private collections shows, gallery shows, satellite fairs, all in the most relaxing and truly tropical environment. For a week Miami and Miami Beach become a magical wonderland of contemporary art.

Don’t forget to pick up the annual free Art Basel Miami Beach edition of OCEAN DRIVE magazine. Its a nice souvenir to remember the experience of Miami Basel.

Art Basel 2011

Veuve Clicquot’s Clicq’Up Lounge and Champagne Bar

Monday, November 21, 2011, by Lesley Abravanel

“There once was a time when Art Basel and all the related hoopla surrounding it was solely about, well, art. Today, however, it’s become the NASCAR of the art world, with sponsors, sponsors everywhere. Luckily for those with a fine tuned palate, the sponsors aren’t Busch Beer but, rather, Veuve Clicquot (the official champagne of Design Miami/), Dom Perignon and Runiart. Veuve, incidentally is taking their Baseling a step further by introducing the Clicq’Up Lounge and Champagne Bar, a mobile food truck and adjacent champagne lounge that will pop-up in key locations in Miami from Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 2. For location info, follow @Veuve_Clicquot on Twitter.”

“Tapping into the local chef talent, Veuve hired gastroPod’s Chef Jeremiah, who will be serving, among other things a crispy white corn cake with poached egg and chipotle cream, curry pork tacos, and conch salad. Buy a bottle of Veuve and be the first to have your own Cliq’Up, the origami pop-up champagne bucket that that inspired the food truck’s name. Artful, isn’t it? [EaterWire]”


Art Basel satellite fairs: Design Miami presents Buckminster Fuller exhibition

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Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller, part of the Design Miami satellite exhibition called Architecting the Future.

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By Jordan Melnick

If you’ve passed through the Design District in the last week, you probably noticed a seemingly alien spacecraft in an open field at 39th Street and First Court.

Dubbed the Fly’s Eye Dome, the geodesic structure is not from outer space but from the mental cosmos of one Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), a self-described “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist” who is the focus of Design Miami’s satellite exhibition, Architecting The Future.

To learn more about the globular oddity, visit beachedmiami.com.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/29/2523480/art-basel-satellite-fairs-design.html#ixzz1fAP8BeYL

Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Penguin Prison, plus DJs Mark Farina and Venus X as part of Spotify and Ricochet’s Music Loves Art, co-sponsored by 42BELOW and Perrier. Thursday, December 1, through Sunday, December 4. Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 NE First Ave, Miami. All shows are invite-only. Call 305-673-3873 or visit ricochetlounge.com.


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With an endless list of events to attend during Art Basel Miami this year, Frere Independent’s seventh edition of PooL Art Fair is at the very top our list.  The PooL Art Fair will be relocating to Sadigo Court, and will be hosting an opening reception on Friday, December 2. The event will be held from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and is sure to attract a wave of art enthusiasts who are in search of new talent.

PooL is an exhibition that gives unknown artists a platform for their work, making it the only fair that presents independent artists who are otherwise unrecognized. For art dealers, agents and galleries this exhibition is the ideal location for seeking out fresh and emerging artists.

The exhibition will be open from December 2-4 from 3 to 10 p.m. and is located at 334 20th Street.


Greenview Hotel

1671 Washington Avenue @ 17th Street
December 1-4, 2011

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 2 – 3 December, Noon to 10 pm
Sunday, 4 December, Noon to 6 pm
Thursday, 1 December, 2011, 6:00 pm to 10pm

Coming Thursday, December 1, Verge Art Miami Beach invites you to experience the finest, freshest work on display in Miami Beach by living artists. Unstunted by the blue-chip rehash of a stale market, VERGE breaks away from the false quality of name recognition art to reach for something new and cutting edge


Art Basel Miami Beach – Art Public

Gardar Eide Einarsson & Banks Violette

 Collins Park, Bass Museum of Art  

  30 November – 4 December 2011

 Preview: 29 November 4-7 pm

 Opening Reception: 30 November 8-10 pm

Banks Violette

Untitled, 2011
painted steel
65 x 290 x 65 inches

Untitled, 2011 is the first sculpture that Banks Violette created specifically to be placed outdoors, a monumental work stretching twenty-four feet across. His process included sketches, the fabrication of lengths of steel, the cutting and welding of separate elements, and the final powder coating of the entirety. Constructed as a shiny black barrier whose modular nature fractures, the form embodies Violette’s deep interest in wedding a minimalist inheritance with the aura of staged tragedy – a melding of formalism with an iconography of cruelty, violence and death. The splintered edge of the sculpture punctures the ground and juts into the air, assuming the appearance of wreckage. In line with his large-scale sculptures of screens partly crushed and his ghostly graphite drawings of crashed cars, the outdoor sculpture, while abstract, resonates as a roadside barrier destroyed in a critical collision.

 Violette’s work is included in numerous public collections, including those of the Whitney, the Guggenheim, and MoMA in New York; MoCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, and the Migros Museum in Zürich. He has had monographic exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Belgium, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Gardar Eide Einarsson

Rendering for Untitled (Apparatus), 2011
painted steel
96 x 108 x 84 inches

 Gardar Eide Einarsson’s Untitled (Apparatus), 2011, takes its form from exercise constructions found in prison-yards. To Einarsson, these pull-up bars epitomize contemporary prison architecture, forgoing traditional design conditions for the sake of a functionality aimed at preventing certain behaviors in its prisoners. The artist is interested in theories of discipline and control, and particularly the ways in which they can affect the human body. The sculpture shares a visual affinity with minimalism, particularly in its preoccupation with the relationship between sculpture and the body of the spectator: Einarsson’s artwork could actually be used to transform the viewer’s body, through exercise.

Einarsson was recently the subject of a survey show, Power Has a Fragrance, which opened at Oslo’s Astrup-Fearnley Museum and then traveled to the Reykjavik Art Museum, Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm and the Fridericianum in Kassel. Additional solo museum exhibitions have been held at the Kunstverein Frankfurt, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, and the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis.

The sculptures will be installed at Collins Park, outside of the Bass Museum of Art. Art Public is curated by Christine Y. Kim, who is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND).

Lehmann Maupin Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, 12/1-12/4

Saturday, November 19, 2011; Posted: 04:11 PM – by BWW News Desk


Lehmann Maupin Gallery is delighted to announce its participation in Art Basel Miami Beach with a booth presentation of works by artists Hernan Bas, Billy Childish, Mary Corse, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Klara Kristalova, Angel Otero, Tony Oursler, Do Ho Suh, Juergen Teller, Mickalene Thomas, Nari Ward, and Erwin Wurm.

Highlights will include a half-booth of works by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, who will open Beauty Business at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami on 1 December, 2011. Highlighting the artist’s humorous approach to his multidisciplinary works, the exhibition will present a variety of works, including sculptures with a performative aspect, such as the Drinking Sculptures. These works invite viewers to sit down and drink alcohol, and only when the viewer is drunk is the work complete. Additional highlights include works by minimalist artist Mary Corse, a recent addition to the Lehmann Maupin roster; paintings by Billy Childish and ceramic sculptures by Klara Kristalova – both artists currently have exhibitions up at our Lower East Side and Chelsea locations, respectively; and works by Teresita Fernández, recently appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts by President Obama. During Art Basel Miami Beach, MoCA Miami will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the presentation of Fernández’s Untitled (Pool), a work first shown at the museum in 1996 for their inaugural exhibition.

Lehmann Maupin will also be a participating gallery in the Art Basel Miami Beach Video Program. Tracey Emin’s Sometimes the Dress is Worth More Money than the Money and Jennifer Steinkamp’s Orbit 11 will be on view on the 7000-square-foot projection wall of the New World Center on Wednesday, 30 November at 8 PM. Both films will also be on view for visitors in the five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Centre.

Read more: http://art.broadwayworld.com/article/Lehmann-Maupin-Gallery-at-Art-Basel-Miami-Beach-2011-121-124-20111119##ixzz1eJUsWIxl

Art Basel: BMW i and Dwell Present The Sustaethics Event

Posted By Casey Brooks on November 18th, 2011

On December 2, BMW i and Dwell Media will host The Sustaethics Event- an evening celebrating sustainable design and environmental preservation. Dwell, an established authority in design and innovation has teamed up with BMW i to share their synergistic visions and honor the incredible technological achievement and social impact of the new BMW i3 Concept and i8 Concept- the first purpose-built electric and hybrid-electric vehicles to be made primarily of carbon fiber- which will be on display at the event.

“We take our responsibility seriously when it comes to the mobility of the future and the future of our society,” says Benoit Jacob, head of BMW i Design. “we are in no doubt of the need to take a fresh view of things going forward.”

The event will be held on the top floor of the iconic Herzog & De Meuron car park 111 Lincoln Road. Dwell founder lara Deam will kick off the event along with Benoit Jacob, head of BMW i Design, who will unveil the cars. Miami-based architect Chad Oppenheim will transform the space into a lush, warm lounge using trees to create natural pathways with Treemendous, a local charity, the trees will then be donated to Miami’s Million Trees Campaign, which aims to plant one million trees by 2020.

The Sustaethics event at Art Basel/Miami Beach from BMW i and Dwell will gather innovators on the international, national and local art and design scenes to celebrate the launch of BMW i and modern design principals.



By Casey Brooks on November 1st, 2011

Art Basel Miami Beach

Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Art Basel will showcaseworks by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. In honor of its 10th edition, a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art will transform Collins Park with unique artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging talents. In addition, Art Video will be presented on the large-scale outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, designed by Frank Gehry. Throughout the fair, the world’s most respected art dealers and galleries will offer exceptional pieces by both legendary artists and cutting-edge newcomers.


This year, Fendi is back and has invited designer Elisa Strozyk and Sebastian Neeb to create this year’s Design Performance project at Design Miami. The dreamlike installation centers on a series of antique furniture pieces inspired by Palazzo Fendi, the grand Neo-Classical building that houses Fendi’s international headquarters, originally built in the 1700s. The furniture was created using Fendi discarded leather materials allowing the Fendi spirit to permeate the furnishings. The designers will extend this theme into the design of Design Miami’s exclusive Collector’s Lounge, hosted for the first time this year, by Fendi.

Design Miami/

The seventh edition of Design Miami will feature the world’s leading galleries specializing in 20th and 21st century collectable design, adjacent to its sister fair, Art Basel Miami Beach. This year, the Designer of the Year award will go to London-based architect David Adjaye, who will present Genesis, his first large-scale work of architectural furniture for visitors to interact and decompress before entering and exiting the fair. With a 50 percent increase in participating galleries, this year will draw influential collectors, designers and critics form around the world. For the second year, W Magazine Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi will moderate the Design Talks series. Major sponsors include Audi, the official automotive sponsor since 2006, Fendi and Swarovski Crystal Palace will unveil new design projects, as well as VeuveClicquot and Cappellini will continue their support with the 2011 show.

Anselm Reyle for Christian Dior

Prior to becoming a couturier, Christian Dior was actually a gallerist in Paris, making this first-time collaboration between Berlin-based artist Anselm Reyle and the House of Dior a rich one, joining the art world and vision of Dior Deputy General Manager, DelphineArnault. With the freedom to create a collection of accessories for Dior, Reyle played with colors and bold, freestyle interpretations. “I loved working on the Lady Dior handbag. Most of my work builds on objects that already exist, which I then transform. I applied the same philosophy,” said Reyle. As for the characteristic Lady Dior Charms, they are accompanied by colored triangles, the artist’s graphic signature. With contrasting topstitching against bright metallics, this collection is as lively and exciting as the pop-up store that will debut in Miami Nov 28th – Dec 10th at the Miami Design District and will be sold in select Dior stores globally beginning on January 7 through the end of March. Miami Design District, 191 NE 40th Street, Unit 101, (800) 929-DIOR.

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and Cartier present Beatriz Milhazes “Aquarium”

As partner of Art Basel for the past five years, Cartier is presenting Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, who for Art Basel has imagined a singular work inspired by her canvases and collages, a mobile composed of pearls, precious and semi-precious stones. Crafted by the Ateliers Cartier, Aquarium is both a unique installation and a work of jewelry of unexpected dimensions, described as “intricate” and “overwhelming,” inviting the spectator to contemplate an ideal purity. The space displaying the mobile is designed to resemble a jewel case and reveals the sculpture’s finesse and surprising lightness.

The mobile will be hung at the Collins Building, 139 NE 39th Street (cross streets 39th and NE 1st Court) Miami, FL. Open to all holding Art Basel cards.

Gary Nader Auction and Private Dinner

The king of fine art in Miami, Gary Nader brings a bang to Basel with his first-ever auction house on December 1, featuring 150-200 lots of Modern and Contemporary fine art, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $5 million per lot. Think you’re a big shot in the art world? Good luck scoring an exclusive invite to Nader’s private 500-person VIP dinner, where the world’s most prominent collectors will join and preview the exhibition on November 30. Offering pieces by artists such as Warhol, Hirst, Lam, Picasso, Botero and Lichtenstein, the auction will continue to expand its luxury market to offer cars, antiques and even wine, becoming Miami’s first-ever full auction house and marking a major moment for the Miami and international art scene. As a response to Miami’s affluent internationals, Nader continues to impress his Rolodex of impressive contacts and clientele. Gary Nader fine art, 62 N.E. 27 Street, Miami, FL.

Christie’s Exhibition

Christies, the world’s leading art business and fine arts auction house had global auction and private sales in the first half of 2011 that totaled $3.2 billion. Highlights from Christie’s London Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art will reside at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, featuring a selection of extraordinary works of art to be offered on auction at Christie’s London in February. JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 345 Avenue of the Americas, Miami, FL.

Eighth Annual Masters’ Mystery Art Show

The 8th installment of Master’s Mystery Art Show kicks off on November 30 at The Ritz-Carlton presenting original pieces of 6×9 Art created by top designers using T-shirts as their canvases to benefit Florida International University Masters in Fine Arts Program.

The mystery lies on the back of each piece, revealing the artist’s signature only after the piece is purchased. As the only party of its kind during Art Basel, it is a coveted invitation and one of the most entertaining opening night parties. The show will be open to the public on December 1 only.

ELLE DECOR Showhouse at Paramount Bay

During Basel week, Miami’s most prominent address will be a 43rd story, 10,000 square foot penthouse with 360 degree panoramic views at Paramount Bay when ELLE DECOR presents its second Showhouse designed by notable designers such as Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque, Vincenzo Avanzato and more. Each designer will use national and local brands to bring ELLE DECOR’s signature style to life in the indoor and outdoor spaces. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), the Miami Design District-based magnet school for the design arts. The new condo development on Biscayne Bay will open December 2 though December 18 as an official satellite exhibit of Design Miami.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the…


SCOPE Art Show celebrates eleventh year with return to 2010 Midtown Miami location. Cementing its future with an 75,000 square foot foundation across the street from Art Miami

Aqua 11 at the Aqua Hotel, South Beach

Aqua Art Miami contemporary art fair takes place in Miami Beach each December during Art Basel week. Aqua features innovative galleries from the west coast, greater USA and abroad

PULSE Art Fair

The seventh edition of PULSE Miami will be at The Ice Palace Studios December 1 – 4, 2011. Following the success and critical acclaim of PULSE New York in March, the 2011 Miami edition will build on PULSE’s reputation…

Art Miami

Known as Miami’s premiere anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week – the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its…


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Fountain Art Fair

Fountain was founded in 2006, Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week and Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. ADMISSION $10 day pass / $15 weekend pass all tickets sold at the…

Design Miami

Design Miami November 29 – December 4, 2011 Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach http://designmiamiblog.com/ Design Miami/, the global forum for design, will hold the 2011 edition of…


Red Dot Art Fair is pleased to announce its return to the Wynwood Art District in Miami, November 30 – December 4, 2011. Red Dot will remain in the same prime location, adja- cent to Art Miami, Art Asia, and Scope and…

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This year the Art Now Fair is running concurrently with the Art Basel Miami Beach making it convenient for those visiting from all over the world for the art events in Miami. Situated among high-end restaurants and hotels in the…


ART ASIA Miami is a highly selective showcase of galleries from around the world that focuses on the best of established and emerging contemporary artists from throughout Asia. Established in 2008, ART ASIA has hosted fairs in…

Verge Art Miami

Verge is an international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art.

Pool Art Fair

Inspired from the French tradition of artists fairs, starting from the famous Courbet’s Salon des Independents, PooL is the premiere fair in the US dedicated to un-represented artists. The first edition took place in 2000…

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INK Miami Fair

INK Miami is a contemporary art fair held annually in December during Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. It is…

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BURST Project Art Fair

BURST Project Art Fair is an innovative presentation of contemporary art stretching from Miami Beach to Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Featuring painting, surreal pop art, sculpture, mixed media, photography and video and…

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Seven Art Fair

SEVEN, the pioneering collective project organized by the galleries BravinLee programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery will return to Miami for the second…

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Sculpt Miami Fair

Sculpt Miami fair showcases outstanding large – scale indoor and outdoor sculptures by prominent modern artists from around the world. It focuses on the newest aesthetic tendencies in contemporary sculpture highlighting…

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Zones Art Fair

Zones Art Fair

ZONES is curated by Miami-based artist Charo Oquet director of Edge Zones Miami a niche fair/event, including a food-tasting session, talks, cocktails, exhibition, video screenings, music, performance and publications. A strong…

Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy [Box in a Suitcase]) Series D, 1941/1961. Box covered in linen containing miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Duchamp (68 items) Edition 1/30. Collection Miami Art Museum, museum purchase with funds from Lang Baumgarten as well as from Mimi Floback and Sally Ashton Story in memory of Jon Ashton. Photo Credit: Sid Hoeltzell© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp.

MIAMI, FL.- Miami Art Museum presents Focus: Marcel Duchamp, a rare opportunity for Miami audiences to experience the seminal French artist’s work firsthand. The display presents Miami Art Museum’s edition of Duchamp’s Box in a Suitcase, from 1961, alongside a small trove of works hailing from the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. The exhibition will be on view at Miami Art Museum from Thursday, November 17, 2011 through Sunday, March 18, 2012. “Marcel Duchamp reoriented the way we understand the source of a given artwork’s meaning and value,” said MAM Associate Curator René Morales. “He questioned the barriers that separate art from everyday life, expanding our conceptions of what an artwork can be.” Box in a Suitcase was one of the first artworks purchased by MAM for its collection. Conceived in 1941 on the eve of Duchamp’s departure from Europe to the US, it serves as a portable, miniature retrospective of his own work. With a characteristic attitude of detached irony, the self-exiled artist thus cast himself in the role of traveling salesman, transporting revolutionary ideas rather than housewares – not from door to door but from one continent to another. Surrounded by full-scale examples of Duchamp’s famous ready-mades as well as a rare early painting, Box in a Suitcase functions in this context as an exhibition within an exhibition.


Looks like we have a brand new art fair coming to Miami Basel for 2011:

Pianos will “POP-UP” around Miami during Art Basel week 2011

Written By Dro on Thursday October 27th 2011
| Posted In Art, Press Releases

popuppianomiami Pianos will POP UP around Miami during Art Basel week 2011

During the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami presents the premiere of Pop-Up Pianos Miami 2011 (PUPM), a public art project made possible by The Black Key Group and a host committee of young, local professionals. The concept of Pop-Up Pianos is inspired by the New York City organization Sing for Hope. Sing for Hope mobilizes professional artists in volunteer programs that benefit schools, hospitals and communities. Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Pianos celebrate the vision of arts accessibility for all. The inspirational project motivated the Co-Founders of The Black Key Group, Whitney Lykins and Isabella Acker, to bring Pop-Up Piano to Miami with the support of Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami.

Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami is a factory-owned retail location for Steinway & Sons, maker of the world’s finest pianos. They have donated ten pianos to be strategically placed throughout locations in Midtown Miami, Downtown, Wynwood District, Brickell, and Miami Beach.

Ten artists have been carefully selected to customize each of the pianos based on their particular style of art, ranging from graffiti and acrylic paints to 3D sculptures. The Black Key Group and host committee have taken great strides to include a mix of prominent and local artists, all of whom reflect some aspect of Miami culture including Lebo; Surface Merchants and Krave; Rodrigo Echeverri; GG; Reinier Gamboa and Jose Mertz (Creative Native); Arnaud Pages; Alouishous San Gomma; Kazilla & Lorie Setton; Brian Butler; and more.

While there will be important announcements of specific concert dates and times where musicians will perform, Art Basel week spectators will have the chance to tickle the ivories in between performances. In addition to the local talent, various nationally acclaimed artists’ “Pop-Up” performances will also be announced via social media outlets throughout the duration of the installation.

After Art Basel week, the pianos will be donated to Miami-Dade Public Schools with arts programs, local charities, organizations and/or music venues, enriching the cultural and arts community of South Florida.

PUPM will host a launch event and closing party, both of which will be open-to-the-public. The launch event will be hosted at The Opium Group’s Louis Bar-Lounge at Gansevoort South in Miami Beach on Thursday, December 1st. Jacob Jeffries Band will play along with a surprise guest performance. The closing party will be held at the acclaimed Ideobox Artspace in the Wynwood District on Saturday, December 3rd where piano donations will be announced including a special LIVE performance. Lastly, Ideobox Artspace will also be hosting am Art Basel recovery party the following Saturday, December 10th during Wynwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk where all ten pianos will be on display.

Stay tuned for musician announcements and event details as well as the specific locations where the pianos will be placed. For more information, visit http://www.PopUpPianoMia.com. To keep track of piano locations, artists, and musicians, please follow Pop-Up Piano Miami on Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare (during Art Basel week).


The Rubell Family Collection


American Exuberance

Incubationby Jennifer Rubell

30 Americansat the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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John Miller, The Newcomers (detail), 2008

American Exuberance
November 30, 2011—July 27, 2012

American Exuberance
at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation will include 64 artists and 190 artworks, 40 of which were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition.

American Exuberancewill occupy all 28 galleries in the 45,000 sq. ft. museum, and all works in the exhibition are drawn from the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation. A 275-page catalog will be available, with writings by 13 artists in the exhibition including Kathryn Andrews, Frank Benson, Hannah Greely, Thomas Houseago, Richard Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Nate Lowman, John Miller, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Haim Steinbach, Ryan Trecartin, and Kaari Upson.

To pre-order the exhibition catalog please visit our online bookstore.

Exhibition Statement

In our efforts to understand the America we live in today, we turn toward contemporary art and artists. The 64 artists in American Exuberance, all citizens or residents of this country, are keen observers of American culture, economy and politics – whatever their country of origin.

In its totality, the exhibition creates a portrait of the American condition. The artworks span the last few decades for context, with a focus on works made in today’s America.

We asked a number of participating artists to comment on American Exuberance for the catalog. Many of them conceived original texts. The following is an excerpt from John Miller’s essay that has deeply informed our understanding of the subject:

“American exuberance is part myth and part reality… Paradoxically, exuberance is linked to stagnation, entropy and ruin. Its efflorescence becomes mirage-like. For the artists, these conditions are materials.”


 INCUBATION by Jennifer Rubell
Jennifer Rubell presents her 11th annual breakfast installation, Incubation, opening Wednesday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to noon and continuing every morning through Sunday, December 4.

Incubationis an exploration of the creative act, simultaneously addressing the creation of food, the creation of life, and the creation of art. The installation incorporates two essential halves of the creative act: an incubation gallery where yogurt is being made; and an observation gallery where the yogurt is anointed with honey and then consumed.

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse: Opens November 11, 2011 through April 28, 2012

Friday, Nov 11 11:00a to 4:00p

New Exhibitions:

•Sculpture: Nancy Rubins
•Photography: Marry Ellen Mark, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha
•Video: Hiraki Sawa, David Claerbout

Permanent Exhibitions:
•Ernesto Neto, Olafur Eliasson, Michelangelo Pistoletto,
Donald Judd, George Segal, Richard Serra

Opens November 11, 2011 through April 28, 2012


David Lamelas, 'A study for the relationship between inner and outer space', 1969
Frames and Documents, Conceptualist Practices: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
David Lamelas, ‘A study for the relationship between inner and outer space’, 1969 Courtesy the artist

November 30, 2011 – March 04, 2012

Curated by Jesús Fuenmayor and Philippe Pirotte for CIFO

Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices. Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection curated by Jesús Fuenmayor and Philippe Pirotte will be on view from November 30, 2011 – March 4, 2012 and includes over 60 pieces by 41 artists from different generations and latitudes, who share a common experience of promoting and transforming conceptualist practices, which have resulted in becoming an ever-present and driving force in contemporary art today.

The exhibition overlaps geographically and chronologically several times, highlighting coincidences regarding the artist’s journey as historian both through an institutional critique (Frames) and through their capacity to question the ways in which we relate to memory (Documents). Because it is a selection of notable works from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection—more than expressing or reflecting the historical canons that frame the study of conceptualist practices—this exhibition encourages multiple views and interpretations from which may uncover new ties within contemporary artistic production.

The works included in the exhibition highlight three distinct instances within the trajectory of conceptual art between the 1960’s and the late 1980’s.  One group of artists included in the exhibition are those associated with the birth of conceptualism: Vito Acconci, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Luis Camnitzer, Joseph Kosuth, David Lamelas and Ed Ruscha, for instance. Another group consists of artists like Marina Ambramović, Lothar Baumgarten, Juan Downey, Eugenio Espinoza, Anna Maria Maiolino, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ana Mendieta, John Smith and Francesca Woodman who, mainly working in the seventies, participated in the dissemination of conceptualist practices across geographical and cultural boundaries. The third group of artists seen in Frames and Documents are those that worked in the 1980s such as Ricardo Brey, Sophie Calle, Eugenio Dittborn, Louise Lawler, Claudio Perna, and Allan McCollum, among others.

Miami Art Museum

Enrique Martinez Celaya: Schneebett – October 14, 2011 – January 1, 2012

Enrique Martínez Celaya
Schneebett (Snow-bed), 2003-4
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
Collection Miami Art Museum, promised gift of Dieter and Si Rosenkranz
Courtesy of Enrique Martínez Celaya

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s – November 6, 2011 – January 1, 2012

American People #18
The Flag is Bleeding
, 1967
Oil on canvas
72 x 96 inches
Courtesy of Faith Ringgold and ACA Galleries,
New York
© Faith Ringgold 1967
Photo courtesy ACA Galleries, New York


Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection

Ongoing, with regular changes

Between Here and There: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection
Photo by Yesenia Hernandez

The Bass Museum

erwin wurm: beauty business

November 8, 2011 – March 4, 2012

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Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business
December 1, 2011 – March 4, 2012

Miami Beach, FL. (November 2011) — The Bass Museum of Art is pleased to present its latest exhibition, Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business, making its debut during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 with art and sculptures by artist Erwin Wurm. Wurm, an artist living and working in Vienna, combines various art forms: sculpture, photography and performance into a unique personal view of the everyday world. Drawing on history, humor and philosophy, Wurm creates light-hearted artworks with at times serious messages. His new large sculptural works which have a grand theatrical scale and were created specifically for this exhibition, attract the viewer to interact and participate. Wurm’s smaller-scale Drinking Sculpture series ask the audience to engage and in which they literally do; it is a bar. The audience is asked to open drawers and interact with the piece. A Drinking Sculpture is realized when the audience is drunk.

Wurm’s well-known sweater pieces, in the format of large-scale wall works, blur the boundary between human form and the museum building. Here, Wurm eludes to dressing a portion of the museum for warmth and security. A series of smaller sweater sculptures also incorporate fashion – the sweater forms are stretched and altered by crude wooden braces. These altered works transform the visitor’s view of the sweater forms into the present moment, leaving any history, which can be at times painful, and the future, at best illusionary, out of the experience. Additionally, a new series of ‘hoodie’ works push the human form and showcase how balance can be found within the gallery spaces.

Beauty Business, is Wurm’s first cohesive focus on the home or dwelling. As architect Le Corbusier once remarked, the purpose of architecture is to move us. In his art, Wurm consistently realizes architecture’s highest aim as he creates works whose extraordinary power lies not only in how deeply they make us feel, but also in how they let us see the complexity of our feelings, in meaningful environments which help us to dwell. A dwelling is an in-between space where one may hesitate between worlds. The activity of dwelling is therefore a contemplative lingering – a way of remaining in a space or location that is responsive to the nature of that particular place, and open to whatever happens to trigger your imagination; through association, through fantasies, daydreams, desires, or memories.

Wurm’s greatest insights as an artist are that he believes our feelings about such locations are often mixed, that we are often drawn to what both attracts and repels – these are things the artist understands intuitively. If in the space surrounding his objects we experience our own ambivalence about certain issues more intensely, it is because of the way, in theme and structure, his work so elegantly holds contradictory elements in tension.

Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business will be on view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Special museum hours will be: Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4, 2011, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This exhibition is produced in collaboration with Dallas Contemporary, Texas and curated by Peter Doroshenko, Director/Dallas Contemporary, Texas. This exhibition will be presented at Dallas Contemporary and be on view: April 14 through August 19, 2012.

Additional support for this exhibition was made possible by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.

About Erwin Wurm:
Known for his uniquely humorous approach to formalism, Wurm’s multi-disciplinary works have appeared in exhibitions throughout the world. Erwin Wurm has exhibited extensively with shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, (2005); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France, (2007); Konstmuseum Malmö, Sweden, (2008); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, (2008); the Moscow Biennial (2009); Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2010); Kunstmuseum Bonn (2010); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010). The artist just recently revealed NARROW HOUSE at the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy, in June 2011.

Works by Wurm are included in prestigious collections throughout the world at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenhein Collection, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Musèe d`Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France; and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, among others.

Erwin Wurm lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

portrait of a young man | laurent grasso

October 29, 2011 – February 12, 2012


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1610, 2011

neon tubes, electronic transformer

137 3/4 x 98 7/16 inches

courtesy of alfonso artiaco gallery, napoli

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les oiseaux, 2008

digital video on DVD, edition of 5 with 2APs – exhibition copy

8 min 55 sec, looped

courtesy of kitty and tom stoner, maryland and guggenheim, asher associates

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oil on panel

18 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

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studies into the past

oil on panel

11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

framed: 15 1/2 x 13 1/8 inches

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horn antenna, 2010

copper, aluminum, wood, pedestal, edition 1 of 5

14 3/4 x 27 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches

pedestal: 35 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches

courtesy of sean kelly gallery, new york” href=”http://www.bassmuseum.org/art/laurent-grasso/#image_4026&#8243; rel=”gallery”>French artist Laurent Grasso investigates shifting and multiple time frames in his conceptual art practice. His project at the Bass Museum of Art juxtaposes historical works from our permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque art with his own series of paintings, sculptures, videos and neons. Here, Grasso provocatively forms literal and figurative connections between the past and the present.

The exhibition takes as its departure point Laurent Grasso’s reflections on the rationality of the Renaissance, “the age of discovery,” a period in time when man began seeing the world in a completely different manner, becoming interested in individuality, the natural world, science, cosmology and the study of geography. A time when science and the arts were not disparate fields but rather informed one another.

In the exhibition, Grasso’s fascination with history and science culminates in a recent series of paintings entitled Studies into the past. Produced in collaboration with professional art restorers these works incorporate select imagery such as trees, figures and portions of landscape; and are meticulously reproduced from famous paintings by Uccello, Fra Angelico, Mantegna and Botticelli. However, the artist also integrates depictions of miraculous phenomena such as eclipses, floating rocks and northern lights—imagery that reoccurs throughout Grasso’s practice but would not have appeared in, for example, a Botticelli. Within these works, he layers and recontextualizes this iconography to cast doubt on his own authorship and blur the line we often draw between the historical and contemporary.

Other central works in the exhibition include a series of neons inspired by Grasso’s interest in “the father of modern science,” Galileo Galilei. For Grasso’s work 1610, he pointedly transforms one of the astronomer’s original sketches of a star constellation into neon.

It was at this time Galileo published Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger), proving that the Earth revolved around the Sun, which quickly led to his condemnation by the Roman Catholic Church. According to Grasso, the use of neon forms an allusion to the time it takes light to travel to one’s eye and the more than 350 years it took the Church to admit that Galileo was right. Light is an important metaphor for the artist, as it refers not only to Galileo’s scientific and historical contributions but also to knowledge itself, truth and even time travel.

Laurent Grasso’s approach in Portrait of a Young Man suggests what we call time and/or history is neither linear nor cyclical. Instead, it might best be understood as a constant — if not eternal process — of building and rebuilding meaning.

– Kristin Korolowicz, Knight Curatorial Fellow, Bass Museum of Art

Laurent Grasso was born in 1972 in Mulhouse, France and currently lives and works between New York and Paris. He studied at ENSBA, Paris, Cooper Union School, New York and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London with residencies at the Villa Médicis, Rome and ISCP, New York. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. He has exhibited extensively in group shows and biennials across Europe, Asia and the Americas including Manifesta 8, the Third Moscow Biennale and Sharjah Biennial. His work is the subject of a major monograph, Laurent Grasso: The Black-Body Radiation (Les Presses du Reel, 2009). As the 2008 Laureate of the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Grasso presented a special exhibition at the Georges Pompidou Centre (2009). He will have an upcoming solo show at Jeu de Paume in May 2012.

November 30 – December 5, 2011
Art Deco Center / Ocean Drive / Miami Beach
Public Art Locations around Wynwood
1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach FL 33139

Burst Project Art Fair is an innovative presentation of contemporary art stretching from Miami Beach to Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Featuring painting, surreal pop art, sculpture, mixed media, photography and video and street art – Burst Project presents a selection of exceptionally talented rising artists and galleries from around the world. Additionally, Burst Project is very proud to be able to present new public art installations from Master Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Burst Project Art Fair is a contemporary art celebration founded by artists Gabriela Sanchez-Vegas and Rudolf Kohn. Burst Project Art Fair was created to give emerging artists and galleries an opportunity to present new works during the annual Art Basel festivities in Miami Beach, and to reach beyond the ‘typical’ gallery confines to present art in public places and new unexpected venues. Burst is poised to become one of the leading platforms for inspired contemporary art and emerging artists, and this year’s the debut show is excited to feature a wonderful mix of superb talent.


Art Whino: Art Basel
Friday Dec 2rd and Saturday Dec 3rd, Noon-8pm
Sunday Dec 4th, Noon-5pm
425 NW 26th St
Miami, Florida 33127
Free Admission
More Info

Show Reception Saturday Dec 3rd, 8pm-Midnight
RSVP Only Event: RSVP to ArtBasel2011@artwhino.com
Live Painting by participating artists, Open Bar, Music by DJ Adrian Loving

3 Day exhibit during Art Basel Miami
In conjunction with Art Basel, Miami and its surrounding Art Fairs, Art Whino will present three exhibitions unified in one space. The focus this year will be to present New Brow’s distinct subcultures to the Art Basel world. The custom vinyl exhibit will showcase the premiere artists in this genre. With a series of large scale murals, we will bring street art indoors and accompany each colossal piece with smaller works by each artist. Finally, we will team up with Hope Gallery to bring Quick & Painful. This exhibit will feature the work of more than 15 important artists and designers with backgrounds in fine art, graffiti, and illustration in a unique exhibition where Fine Art becomes tattooed skin. The exhibition will be located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District along with other accompanying art fairs.

Also in front of the exhibit participating artists will be painting Large Scale Murals on the outside of 10 buildings stretching from NW 2nd Ave to NW 5th Ave. Participating Mural artists include Angry Woebots, Pixel Pancho, J*Ryu, KaNO, Jim Mahfood, Josh Taylor, Lou Pimentel, Mauricio Murillo, Tobar, Sket One, Ritzy Periwinkle, Tristan Eaton, Charlie Owens, Czr Prz, Boosher, LEZA ONE, Jeremiah Ketner, Joe Iurato, Steve Lew and Many More!

Tattoo Artists on the premise Friday-Sunday to immortalize your favorite piece! $40 Tattoos will be provided by industry elites Joe Capobianco, Jesse Smith, Eric Merrill, Christian Perez, Scott White, and Jason Stephan.

Outdoor Murals and Aleloops Mini Showcase Reception Friday Dec 2nd, 4pm-8pm
Live Painting of murals by participating artists on over 10 walls in front of the exhibit.
Check out Aleloops tricked out 10 Mini Coopers!
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Art Miami fair 2011

Art Miami 2011

agenda icon Event
November 29 – December 4, 2011

3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
 Art Miami 2011
September 21, 2011  |  Levent OZLER

“Art Miami will once again captivate the city from November 29 through December 4, 2011. As the anchor art fair to the city of Miami, the fair will return with a compelling array of modern and contemporary artworkfrom the 20th and 21st centuries.

With over 110 prestigious international galleries participating, Art Miami will include modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States.

“Art Miami is a fair that represents an overall cross section of what the current contemporary art market has to offer, and we provide a platform for seasoned, cutting edge and emerging galleries to showcase their artists,” said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami.

“Over the last four years, Art Miami has proven itself as a destination for collectors to have a first view and acquire some of the most important high quality works available in the marketplace.”

European Fashion Designers Coming to Art Basel Miami Beach

Maison Martin Margiela and DSquared’s Dean and Dan Caten plan events at the art fair that kicks off December 1 in Miami Beach.

6:19 PM PDT 10/25/2011 by Merle Ginsberg
Dean Dan Caten PR P 2011

Art Basel Miami Beach is a major international art event, attended by galleries and art collectors from all over the world. But there is also a design section of the art fair, that incorporates fashion.

STORY: Fashion Pops Up at Upcoming Art Basel Miami Beach

“We’ve already told you that Christian Dior is collaborating with German artist Anselm Reyne on a collection of accessories, and there will be a Dior/Reyne pop up store at ABMB, before the items go on sale to the public.

More than ever, fashion designers have a big presence at ABMB, with cocktail parties, exhibitions, etc, and two major ones have just been announced: Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela will have an off-site exhibtion in the Miami Design Distrcit at 4141 Northeast 2nd Avenue near the Margiela Miami boutique. And the DSquared2 twins from Milan, Dean and Dan Caten, whose flamboyant sexy denim and leather looks are perfect for Miami, will host a cocktail party and dinner with VMan Magazine at the Webster in Miami. ABMB is turning into the biggest American fashion happening outside of New York Fashion Week and the Oscars in L.A.”

The Margiela exhibition is called Love, and it will be open to the public from November 29 to December 3, featuring Margiela’s Line 13, dedicated to objects and publication, explaining the house’s relationship with interiors. A cocktail reception will take place on December 1, and guests will be invited to the boutique where they can look at spring 2012 collections of clothes for men and women. Plus Line 13 will create special objects for Art Basel 2011.

DSquared2’s event is a part at the Webster restaurant on Friday, December 2, and will celebrate their presence in the Winter 2011 issue of VMAN. Expected are a slew of fashion people, artists and of course, celebs, who are always flocking to Art Basel Miami every year.”

The Sender Collection

SENDER Collection from New York City to be installed in a 5,000 square foot home in North Miami house during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011:

The exhibition is titled HOME ALONE. The exhibition narrative is that the collectors have had to move from the home as the art has taken over.

…”70 artworks throughout the entire 5,000-square-foot home, including in closets and bathrooms. The exhibition features a number of provocative pieces installed in provocative places; a highlight is certain to be Richard Prince’s racy Spiritual America—a reproduction of a famously controversial photograph of Brooke Shields as a child, heavily made-up and naked, standing in a bathtub—hanging in one of the house’s bathrooms, right above the bathtub. (That’s not the only clever placement: Also look for Vito Acconci’s Seedbed, documentation of a 1972 performance the artist did that involved masturbating under a piece of plywood, placed underneath a sloped ceiling.)” NYObserver

Gary Nader Fine Arts 

Gary Nader Fine Art’s 55,000 square foot Miami gallery news:

Miami Gallerist Gary Nader Set to Launch Miami’s First Auction House

13 October 2011
Damien Hirst (Bristol England, UK b.1965) Tixylix, 1998.  Household gloss and wax crayon on canvas, 59 7/8 x 59 7/8 in.

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Damien Hirst (Bristol England, UK b.1965) Tixylix, 1998. Household gloss and wax crayon on canvas, 59 7/8 x 59 7/8 in.
(Gary Nader Art Centre)

Fernando Botero
Colombia b.1932
Self-Portrait, 1994
Oil on canvas
52 x 39 In.
Roy Lichtenstein
Three Brushstrokes
Signed, dated “84”
and numbered “1/2”
Painted aluminum
121 x 32 x 46 in.

“Art gallery owner Gary Nader will launch a new full-service auction house in Miami during the busy Art Basel Miami Beach week of fairs in December.

For the Dec. 1 premiere sale, Nader selected 112 lots valued at more than $40 million. His focus will be on modern and contemporary artists such as Fernando Botero, Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Roberto Matta and Joaquin Torres Garcia.

Highlights of artworks already on consignment include Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic large scale aluminum painted sculpture “Three Brushstrokes,” executed in 1984, estimated at $3,000,000 to $5,000,000.

Five auctions per year will also cover wine, antiques, watches and cars.

Nader’s auction will take place at Gary Nader Art Centre, 62 NE 27th Street in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, Seating arrangements and paddle registration are by reservation only.” Sun Sentinnel


M Building in Miami Wynwood to feature 12 major international dealers
“MIAMI. For Art Basel Miami Beach (1-4 December), five participating
galleries will also mount commercial shows in the M Building in the
Wynwood district, according to its owner Cathy Vedovi. They are
Kurimanzutto (Mexico City, D4 at Frieze), Regen Projects (Los
Angeles), Tina Kim/Kukje (New York and Seoul, C17), Gavlak (Palm
Beach) and Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich, C5). In 2005, the space
became the home of the Miami branch of Paris’s Galerie Emmanuel
Perrotin (F7), which sold its half of the building to Vedovi last year.
The galleries will rent the 12,000 sq. ft space. Gavlak will show Rob
Wynne and Jose Alvarez; Kurimanzutto is bringing Rirkrit Tiravanija;
Regen will have works by Liz Larner; Tina Kim/Kukje will show
Haegue Yang; and Presenhuber will have sculptures by Oscar Tuazon
and Martin Boyce. Perrotin will show photographs by JR. ■ S.D.” The Artnewspaper London


Aqua Art Miami
December 1/2/3: 11am – 8pm
December 4: 11am – 4pm
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

VIP Preview Opening November 30: 8 – 11pm
Sponsored by Modern Painters

Admission: General: $10 (good for re-entry for the duration of the fair)
Free with Aqua VIP Card, Art Basel VIP Card and Art Basel Press Pass

Free Shuttle Service Available

Aqua 2011 Poised To Make Another Big Splash During Art Basel Week.

Aqua Art Miami is pleased to announce its 7th consecutive installment during Art Basel Week in Miami this December. After last year’s successful return to its original location in South Beach and this year’s surge of interest in art fairs around the country, the fair’s organizers are looking forward to an even stronger event in 2011. With expanded arts programming and the collective exchange of ideas by 45 exhibiting galleries, Aqua 2011 will surely live up to what many in the arts community refer to as “the best hotel art fair in the world.”

Scope Art Fair 2011 has posted its hot international lineup of 80 galleries in its 80,000 square foot exhibition fair space. A quick glance at the list confirms that this edition of Scope will be giving the other satellite fairs some serious competition.

First View
For VIP’s and Press
Tuesday| November 29 | 4pm-8pm
Free for VIPs (or $100 donation to benefit The SCOPE Foundation)

General Admission Fair Hours
Wednesday-Saturday | Nov 30 – Dec 3 | 11am-7pm
Sunday | Dec 4 | 11am – 6pm
KIWI Arts Group

BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS: Behind the Lens of William John Kennedy

Shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy forged a friendship with both Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, these images capture the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement.

After almost half a century in storage, a selection of the nearly forgotten images is now published for the first time as a collection. The exhibition documents a 1960s zeitgeist, with Kennedy’s deft vision narrating a new chapter in the history of Pop Art. Depicting the young artists as both playful and serious—and even prescient of their own future fame—the viewer glimpses a rare moment in time where works such as Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and Indiana’s LOVE seem like props in a child’s make-believe theatrical production. As history has revealed, Kennedy’s extraordinary ability to foresee the significance that Warhol and Indiana would have on the art world is what makes this collection most compelling.

The exhibition is presented by KIWI Arts Group, a fine art publishing house that transcends the traditional artist-gallery relationship with unique vision and skill. Its mission is to identify talent, create and disseminate multimedia documentation that articulately reveals the artist’s proper historical context, and successfully manage all aspects of marketing and sales on an international scale.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a short documentary film, Full Circle: Before They Were Famous, will screen at O Cinema (www.o-cinema.org). The 40 minute film, starring William John Kennedy, Robert Indiana, Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead and others, chronicles the journey of Kennedy’s images as they were brought to public view.

O Cinema, 90 NW 29 St., Wynwood Arts District
Thursday, December 1 at 9PM
Friday, December 2 at 10AM & 5PM
Saturday, December 3 at 9PM

Warhol Holding Marilyn Acetate I
The Factory, New York City
Silver Gelatin Fiber Print
Edition of 60 with 7 AP
40 x 30 inches
Executed 1964, Printed 2010
@2011 William John Kennedy, KIWI Arts Group

October 14, 2011


SEVEN, the pioneering collective project organized by the galleries BravinLee programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery will return to Miami for the second year, at a new location, from November 29 through December 4, 2011. With a focus on a collaborative, exhibition-like presentation commingling galleries and artists, SEVEN looks beyond the art fair model to create a new platform for viewing and acquiring works of art.
Inspired by the prevailing need for a more intimate, personal way to engage visitors during the Miami fair week, the members of SEVEN come together to create an environment where artworks may be experienced in a curated context and interested parties can have a substantial, quality interaction with the dealers. The emphasis on cooperation rather than competition relates to the founding days of these established, long-running galleries, which despite over 120 years of combined experience, remain true to the non-conformist, adventurous nature of their beginnings in the New York and London art worlds.
SEVEN’s new location, a 15,000 square foot warehouse at 2637 North Miami Ave at NE 27th Street in the Wynwood district, situates the project in the heart of other major art fairs as well as walking distance to the Rubell Collection.
New this year are an outdoor installation space and a partnership with Creative Capital, which will present a large, interactive floor projection by Brian Knep, Healing Pool, and a special breakfast celebrating SEVEN on December 2. Creative Capital, which provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects, is an ideal match for SEVEN and its founding philosophy.

Entry to SEVEN is free, and the opening reception will be on Tuesday, November 29, 1-8pm.  The fair will be open from 11am to 7pm, November 30 through December 4. Updates and other information can be found at www.seven-miami.comand www.twitter.com/sevenmiami.


It Ain’t Fair 2011“Anna Betbeze, Snake, 2011, Acid dyes and watercolor on wool, 107 x 69 inches. Courtesy of Kate Werble Gallery, New York.

It Ain’t Fair 2011


December 1 – December 4, 2011

81 NE 40 Street, Miami Design District, FL 33137

Opening reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6 – 9 PM

OHWOW is pleased to announce It Ain’t Fair 2011: Materialism, to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. For the 2011 installment, It Ain’t Fair takes on a topical focus to present this annual group exhibition, now in its fourth year. The theory of materialism, in philosophy, maintains that physical matter is the only true reality. Within the scope of contemporary art, many artists explore ideas of what is not tangible – intellectually, conceptually, and visually. IAF: Materialism aims to focus, instead, on the physicality of artwork, the new methods employed by artists toward their use of material, and how this type of work not only values substance, it magnifies its significance.

Complete artist list to be announced November 7, 2011″

As is the always the case with Miami Basel, there are many new awesome places to come to Miami and drop into, the first on the list being the Miami Beach version of the restaurant of the moment in New York, the Dutch, will be open at the W hotel in South Beach by the time of the start of Baselmania 2011.

Word is out too that the lightning rod of emerging contemporary art – the NADA Art Fair – has expanded from two to three areas in the 1950’s Deaville Beach Resort Hotel in Miami Beach. The hotel has a cool as hell bar straight out of the 1950’s. NADA also expanded internationally this year, participating in Art Cologne  in the historic collectors corridor of Cologne, Germany as a separate entity.

The 2011 edition of the NADA Art Fair will feature the following galleries from Los Angeles: : Country Club (also in Cincinnati, recently moved from a Schindler house in Mid-Wilshire LA to Hollywood) ; Ambach + Rice (newly arrived from Seattle, now in Culver City), The Company (in LA’s Chinatown gallery district), Francois Ghebaly Gallery (in Culver City), ltd los angeles (LA collector Shirley Morales gallery on Sunset boulevard in Hollywood), Mihai Nicodim Gallery (in Culver City, next door to David Kordansky gallery, in a warren of huge high ceiling luxurious spaces that recall Baby Bergamot Station during the mid 1990’s in Santa Monica) and Nye + Brown (a New York gallery now in Culver City).

New for Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011 is Art Public, curated by LAND co-founder and LACMA curator Christine Y. Kim.


(Photo: Paper magazine)


Miami Beach New World Symphony’s outdoor video projection wall

The Frank Gehry designed architectural sensation Miami Beach New World Symphony concert hall’s spectacular external video wall will be part of the Art Video programming for Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.

Will Ryman’s 65rh Street Rose sculpture will be on display at the Sagamore Hotel in Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

A Shepard Fairey mural wraps around the bar area at WKB.
(Photo courtesy of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar)

The fabulous Wynwood Walls outdoor graffiti art showcase has commissioned several graffiti artists to expand the already massive constellation of highly inventive and visually stunning murals. The Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, which debuted during Baselmania 2010, has turned its kitchen over to a veteran all-star chef from Philadelphia’s Alma de Cuba restaurant.

Pub Belly, the pork-centric South Beach gastropub – which we absolutely loved when we went their after its début in 2010, is expanded with two new restaurants along the same block, with a sushi bar and a Barcelona cuisine inspired restaurant and bar space called Barceloneta. Pub Belly was named the best new restaurant in South Beach in 2010.

from UrbanDaddy:

A Catalan Bistro from the Pubbelly Guys

Those Pubbelly guys.

They’re just so damn… prolific.

As if a pork-belly-filled gastropub wasn’t enough. They went and graced you with bacon sushi and Japanese beers.

But still, you wanted more. You wanted oysters. Sangria. Paella. Housemade sausages, for crying out loud.

So here you go: Barceloneta, the third installment of the Pubbelly empire, opens tomorrow on the western edge of South Beach, ready to envelop you with sultry Catalan cooking and Iberian cocktails.

Read more: http://www.urbandaddy.com/mia/food/15308/Barceloneta_A_Catalan_Bistro_from_the_Pubbelly_Guys_Miami_MIA_Restaurant#ixzz1bxZEbdjw
Christian Dior Main Bag Fash Track - H 2011

“Art Basel Miami Beach, the international art fair that will take place in Miami Beach from December 1 to December 4, has a history of fashion presence. In the last few years, major fashion/art photos like David LaChappelle and Bruce Weber have hosted events there, as have designers Viktor & Rolf, Rodarte, Rick Owens and more. This year, Christian Dior is doing a major collaboration with German artist and sculptor Anselm Reyle, and will host a pop up Dior x Anselm Reyle shop in the Design District part of the show starting November 28, a few days before the fair officially beings. And it will be open for three full weeks.” The Hollywood Reporter 10.24.11

“Graffiti Gone Global (GGG), powered by SUSHISAMBA, will take part in its fifth consecutive exhibition of urban contemporary art and design, during Art Basel Miami Beach where French architect, Marc Fornes, will unveil ‘Labrys Frisae’ – a conceptual, non-linear structure reminiscent of three-dimensional graffiti.

‘Labrys Frisae’ will be the largest installation of Fornes’ oeuvre to date. Once completed, ‘Labrys Frisae’ will span 30 feet and rise 16 feet above the floor, utterly transforming Midtown’s glass Rotunda space.  The design will allow visitors  to obtain a greater understanding of the installation through three entryways leading them ‘inside’ the structure. Moreover, the exhibiton space will permit viewers to experience Fornes’ work from multiple perspectives – from both the ground floor and the mezzanine level – while the visitor’s relationship with Fornes’ 3-D graffiti will shift according to their position in the Rotunda. Beyond the structure itself, Fornes will heighten and seduce the visitor’s visual and auditory senses with lighting and music, leaving them mesmerized by his ability to seamlessly transform mathematical cryptogram into a large-scale, art installation.?  Haute Living magazine, Miami 10.19.11

Ivory Tower, a multi-work video installation concurrent with Art Basel, Miami Beach

“I am pleased to be curating this upcoming exhibition with Lauren Gentile of Contemporary Wing in Washington D.C. to be shown in Miami during the art fairs. Following is the curatorial essay and information on the artists. Please visit Contemporary Wing for up-to-date information

“Since the 19th century, the term “ivory tower” has been used to designate a world or atmosphere where intellectuals engage in pursuits that are disconnected from the practical concerns of everyday life. As such, it usually carries pejorative connotations of a willful disconnect from the everyday world; esoteric, over-specialized, or even useless research; and academic elitism, if not outright condescension.”

The commencement of the 21st century in general and the collapse of America’s economy in particular have marked an ever-increasing divide between what artists want to create, what galleries want to sell, and what people want to see and buy. Never is this more evident than during the first week of December, when thousands of aesthetes flock like wintering geese to Miami. Ivory Tower is an attempt to bridge the gaps between the experimental/experiential and commercially-viable art, if only for a moment in time. The diversity of works shown span the fields of science, documentary film, user-generated and theoretical content, and the space between the familiar and the bizarre. Ivory Tower is set high above the downtown skyline in the glittering Marquis Miami, “downtown Miami’s most elevated address”. Participating artists to date include: Alex Villar, Nia Burks, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), Paul Moakley, Phillip David Stearns, Sean Capone and Tiffany Carbonneau.”

Graffuturism Presents “In situ” Mural Installations Art Basel Miami

by Graffuturism on Nov 1, 2011 • 3:07 pm

“We have finally finalized our lineup of artists for our mural installation project at Art Basel Miami this year. The installation titled “In Situ” will take place in the Wynwood Art District at the Kohn Compound during Art Basel Miami. The artists will include, Eric Haze, Mare 139, West One, Poesia, Aaron De la Cruz, Kema, Jurne, Sueme, Remi Rough, Greg Lamarche, She One, Rae Martini, LX One, Matt W. Moore, and Augustine Kofie.

This project has been in the works for awhile now and we were lucky enough to secure the walls thanks to the Kohn Compound. Also a special thanks to MTN Colors for being our paint sponsor for this event.

The project Titled “In Situ” is a reference to the Mural installations that in the definition of the term will be made and created for the site specific to this event. Permanent Murals that will be placed in a unique and contrary to traditional compositions. As graffiti enters its place among the art world as legitimate art form, we have put together this lineup with the intention of showcasing some of our cultures important figures. With most, if not all the artists having an extensive background in traditional graffiti we have tried to bring many aspects of our current culture. From Legends Like Mare 139 & Eric Haze to emerging stars like Sueme and Jurne. We have picked a wide spectrum of talent. International additions like Remi Rough and She One will also contribute, reminding us of how far our culture has reached. We offer a different vision, modernist at times to street art and traditional graffiti. The great part of the Art Basel event that spreads into the streets of the Wynwood arts district, is that all angles are represented from traditional graffiti, to street artists. We now add our version this year with In Situ. We hope you stop by and say hello. The graffiti Avante Garde as some have called it is here and we hope you enjoy what we will be bringing to the table this year.Also watch out for special guests that will be added to our lineup.


Multiversal Miami 2011

During Art Basel Miami Beach Week
Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 5
Multiversal Miami Event Space
193 NW 24th Street, Miami
Wynwood Arts District

“Miami: prepare to be wow-ed this December with a new and unique one-of-a-kind arts experience! From December 1-4, in the heart of the Wynwood Art District, you will be introduced to more than 120 of South Florida’s best as well as artists from all around the world. By encompassing almost 5,000 square feet, Multiversal will showcase their best visual and performance works under tented and open-air space in this can’t miss event.

Among our artists, you will find both established and emerging names from around the world. Their media will span fine arts, live art, sculpture, urban art, installations, photography, body painting, fashion and film festivals.

Around the artwork will swirl a vortex of belly dancers, BBOY’s, fire dancers, acrobats, exhibitionists, and extemporaneous theater — all to the rhythm of live and recorded music. Open to the public from Thursday-Sunday for an estimated 49 hours — more than any other scheduled Art Basel production — this will truly be a multiversal human experience.

The show will have a tented space and outdoor exhibit, conveniently located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District next to the Dorsch Gallery.”

“Partners: More Than Art Group
Supporters: Life is Art, deviantART, Heartbeats Unlimited, Control Salon, by1982.com, and many more.

2011 Multiversal Gallery Featured Artists: Buddy Nestor, Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Crystal Barbe, Customz, Dekal, Dubelyoo, Elizabelth Virginaia Levesque, Erasmo Garcia, Fifty Three, Glenn Arthur, Italia Rubio, Jason Page, Jean Paul Mallozi, Kat Gun, Kazilla, Kelly McKernan, Marc Paper Scissor, Richard Alan Haugh, Ruben Ubiera, Squid called Sebastian, Stuntkid, Vaghe.”

Los Angeles based artist Vincent Johnson at the Spice Table in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles

Vincent Johnson is an artist and writer in Los Angeles


 http://vincentjohnsonart.com/   my ArtCat website

Johnson will be participating in The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum in Harlem, with a cutout-collage work created especially for the exhibition.


Johnson most recently participated in the début Pulse Fair Los Angeles, with Las Cienegas Projects

Feel free to contact me at LANYArtiststudio@gmail.com
Vincent Johnson Biography  as of  November 2011
Vincent Johnson lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at Soho House, Los Angeles, Palihouse, West Los Angeles, Las Cienegas Projects, LAXART, the P.S. 1. Museum, the SK Stiftung, Cologne, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Adamski Gallery of Contemporary Art, Aachen, Locust Projects, Miami, the Sacramento Center for Contemporary Art, 18th Street Arts, Santa Monica and the Boston University Art Gallery. His photographic works engage both significant and neglected historical and contemporary cultural artifacts and is based on intensive research of his subjects. Upcoming are projects in Europe and Los Angeles. His most recent work, a series of nine grayscale paintings, was shown at the Beacon Arts Center in Los Angeles in the group show entitled The Optimist’s Parking Lot. He will have a new cutout collage work in the upcoming The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum in Harlem, opening in New York on November 10, 2011. He also participated in the inaugural edition of Pulse Fair Los Angeles with Las Cienegas Projects. He is also participating in Locust Projects Miami’s annual benefit exhibition in the late fall of 2011.

Johnson received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 1997 and his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986.  He studied with Mike Kelly, Jack Goldstein, Stephen Prina, Liz Larner, Chris Williams, Mayo Thompson (formerly of Art&Language), and Liz Larner. He is a 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, and was nominated for the Baum: An Emerging American Photographer’s Award in 2004 and for the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award in 2007 and for the Art Matters grant in 2008, and in 2009 nominated for Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Los Angeles. In 2010 he was named a United States Artists project artist. His work has been reviewed in ArtForum, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art Slant and many other publications.

One thought on “2011 Miami Basel countdown report

  1. Purchase a piano from Steinway Gallery Miami by Nov 30th and mention Pop-Up-Piano-Miami and we will donate a percentage of the sale to the PUPM foundation. Lets help bring music back to our community and the next generation!

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