The Spice of Life at Art Basel
If you’re heading to the sunny shores of Miami Beach this weekend for some surf, tanning, and of course art, then here is a list of events and exhibitions not to be missed.
The Polish artist examines his immigrant roots in ESL, or English as a Second Language. Including sculptures and paintings, Uklanski highlights the relationship between idiosyncrasies and immigrant accents, an immigrants connection to his new home, whilst examining various Modernist crafts. Expect large-scale, impressive works taking over the Bass Museum.
For their 2013 exhibition, the contemporary de la Cruz Collection has chosen to focus on process. Featuring an impressive list of artists such as Isa Genzken, Rudolf Stingel, Christopher Wool, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Owners of the collection, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, know how to make a splash in Miami and this year should be no different.
3. APF Ryan McGinley & Yayoi Kusama towels at The Standard Pool
Who’s leaving the freezing sidewalks of New York and not taking advantage of those 80+ temperatures in Miami? Towel off in style with Art Production Fund’s new range of artist designed towels and you might even find Ryan McGinley tanning next to you.
Ryan McGinley shows off his towel in Miami
One of the defining artists of post-modern art, Ms Emin is exhibiting her signature neon works at MOCA, the first American museum to ever feature the then young artist.
If you happen to be in Miami today (Thursday 5th) then make sure to head to the Salon at 6pm for Tracey Emin in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal, Independent Curator and Writer, London.
Acting as the backdrop to the event jammed weekend, is the temporary installation by Miami local artists Jim Drain and Bhakti Baxter. The Bollard Project by Drain and Coral Reef City by Baxter will be featured in the joint installation where “everyone is invited, no one may attend.”
The Salon offers a feast for the brain daily from 1-7pm (Sunday to 4pm), with a lineup of speakers including Olafur Eliasson, Doug Aitken and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Some of the highlights include:
- Thursday 3-4pm, Artist Talk - Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun
- Friday 5-6pm, ‘Brancusi in New York, 1913 – 2013’
- Saturday 6-7pm, 89plus Panel Discussion, Focus: Branding
Tracey Emin, Angel Without You, 2013
Words by: Celia Mortlock