ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2012
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Art Kabinett: Curated group shows and solo exhibitions presented by Art Galleries exhibitors
This year’s edition of Art Kabinett at Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 20 galleries presenting tightly focused exhibitions within a designated section of their booths. The strong program for 2012 includes thematic group shows as well as solo presentations by emerging artists and historical figures.
Since its debut in 2005, Art Kabinett has become a sought after sector of the show, as it gives galleries a platform to display the curatorial aspect of their work. Art Kabinett group shows in 2012 will include a thematic presentation at Alexander Gray Associates of paintings by Jack Whitten, Joan Semmel, and Hugh Steers, connecting three painters who reflect on three distinct movements in American social activism over three decades – the Civil Rights, Feminist, and Gay Rights movements, spanning the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Francis M. Naumann Fine Art will present work by four members of the Duchamp family – Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp and Suzanne Duchamp.
This year’s edition of Art Kabinett features strong presentations by artists from Latin America. A Gentil Carioca will show work by Hélio Oiticica and Jarbas Lopes, creating relationships between two different generations of Brazilian artists. On display at Henrique Faria Fine Art will be a selection of work by Argentinean artist Osvaldo Romberg, including a reconstruction of the installation “The Hanover Color Constellation 82-83”. For Art Kabinett, Paul Kasmin Gallery will present a solo show by Chilean light installation artist Iván Navarro.
Alongside Henrique Faria Fine Art, Alexander Gray Associates, Paul Kasmin Gallery and Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, further galleries from the United States will present curated one-person exhibitions for Art Kabinett. Other Art Kabinett projects include David Nolan Gallery exhibiting drawings by German artist Jorinde Voigt. In works composed of swirling lines and meticulous notations, Voigt attempts to make sense of her inner and outer worlds through her dynamic works on paper. Galerie Lelong will dedicate its Art Kabinett presentation to Arte Povera pioneer Jannis Kounellis. On display at Valerie Carberry will be small scale models for three-dimensional perceptual design by the artist José de Rivera. Greenberg Van Doren Gallery will present a body of work by Los Angeles-based artist Judy Fiskin. Hirschl & Adler Modern will feature an installation of marble sculpture by Elizabeth Turk, while Robin Rhode will be on show at Lehmann Maupin. Two Palms will give a solo presentation of rare Woodburytypes by Chuck Close.
As part of Art Kabinett, further solo exhibitions by established and emerging artists will be presented. Ester Schipper will show “Manipulating the Self” (1970-1973) by General Idea, formed in 1969 by AA Branson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal. Galerie Barbara Thumm will show a series of drawings titled “The Greatest Film Never Made” by Fiona Banner. For this project Fiona Banner collaborated with different poster designers to create drawings based on Orson Welles’ unrealized script for “Heart of Darkness”. Art:Concept will show work by French artist Vidya Gastaldon while Galleria Franco Noero will present work by Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli. An exhibition of work by Kader Attia will be presented by Galerie Krinzinger. At Galerie Urs Meile a solo presentation by Yan Xing will be on display, and Russian artist Nikolai Suetin will be on show at Galerie Gmurzynska. Lia Rumma will present a selection of recent installations by Marina Abramović.
Further details on each exhibition are available at www.artbasel.com/kabinett.
Art Basel Miami Beach announces 2012 Art Video program
For the second consecutive year, Art Video will present works by some of today’s most exciting artists across two venues, inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center. Selections drawn from the participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach include works by a wide array of artists, both emerging and established, from Latin America, the United States, Asia and beyond.
Outdoors, Art Video Nights will present eight screening programs from Wednesday, December 5 through Saturday, December 8. Film and video works by artists including Julieta Aranda, Guy Ben-Ner, Daniel Arsham, Theaster Gates, Jesper Just, Mauricio Lupini, Rashaad Newsome, Ryan McGinley, Robin Rhode, Sam Samore, Adam Shecter, and Hu Xiangqian will be included in thematic programs. Art Video Nights will also feature a special dusk-to-dawn screening of the 12-hour long film ‘Bliss’ by Ragnar Kjartansson , presented by Art Basel in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and the New World Center.
Wednesday, December 5, 8pm
Opening the Art Video Nights series, ‘Love, Time & Decorum’ traces the undercurrent of sensuality and anxiety through videos including William Kentridge’s ‘Anti-Mercator’, 2010/11 (Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery and Galleria Lia Rumma) and Robin Rhode’s ‘Open Court’, 2012 (Lehmann Maupin).
Wednesday, December 5, 9pm
‘Music, Magic & Melancholia,’ a program inspired by artists’ responses to the music of Sigur Rós and Antony and the Johnsons, will include, among others, Ryan McGinley’s ‘Varúð’, 2012 (Team Gallery); Ragnar Kjartansson’s ‘Ég anda’, 2012 (i8 Gallery). The program will also feature Ari Marcopoulos’s video ‘Detroit’, 2010 (Kavi Gupta Gallery and Marlborough Gallery).
Thursday, December 6, 8pm
‘Universal, Dreams & Anthems’ will present unusual dichotomies in film – animation blended with live-action, fiction with history, the earthly and the sublime. The program concludes with an unusual rendition of the American national anthem by Chen Xiaoyun (ShanghART & H Space). Videos will include Josiah McElheny’s ‘Island Universe’, 2005-8 (White Cube); Pedro Reyes’s ‘Baby Marx TV Series (Episode 1: On Surplus Value)’, 2011 (Labor); and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s ’16mm’, 2008/11 (Mendes Wood).
Thursday, December 6, 9pm
The second program of the evening, ‘Waltzing, Driving & Reflections’, features movement as a formal device or theme with works including Jesper Just’s ‘Sirens of Chrome’, 2010 (James Cohen Gallery, Galleri Nicolai Wallner and Perriton); and Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant’s ‘Night Moves’, 2012 (Salon 94).
Friday, December 7, 8pm
‘Shadows, Circles & Fire’ features films that seek to negotiate space and time in unique ways, emphasizing the transitory and the fleeting. Selections include Guy Ben-Ner’s ‘Foreign Names’, 2012 (Konrad Fischer Galerie); Mircea Cantor’s ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’, 2012 (Galerie Yvon Lambert); and a preview of Rashaad Newsome’s ‘Shade Compositions (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)’, 2012 (Marlborough Gallery).
Friday, December 7, 9pm
‘Laughing, Wondering & Meditating,’ which explores different kinds of strangeness from works embracing unexpected encounters, humor, anxiety, and madness will include Theaster Gates’s ‘Sun Salutation’, 2011 (Kavi Gupta Gallery), Julieta Aranda’s ‘Springtime’, 2010 (Galeria OMR) and Dineo Seshee Bopape’s ‘The Problem Of Beauty’, 2009 (Stevenson), among others.
Friday, December 7, 10pm
As the third program of the evening, ‘Spirit, Breath & Air’, begins with breath and touches on the visual and the tactile by exploring everyday life, locations, and objects. Videos featured in this program include Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s ‘Fishermen (Etudes, no. 1)’, 2007 (Marian Goodman Gallery); and David Zink Yi’s ‘Pneuma’, 2010 (Hauser & Wirth and Johann König).
Saturday, December 8, 6pm to Sunday, December 9, 6am
Concluding Art Video Nights is a special collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and the New World Center, Art Basel presents the first screening outside of Iceland of ‘Bliss,’ 2012 by Ragnar Kjartansson (i8 Gallery and Luhring Augustine). The 12-hour long film – based on the artist’s performance for New York’s international biennial of visual art performance, Performa 11 – features the final aria of Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ as a single shot filmed with full orchestra, scenery, and period costumes.
Admission to Art Video Nights is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
In conjunction with the outdoor series, curator David Gryn has selected 18 films from Art Video Nights, in addition to 11 additional videos to be presented in a continuous loop within five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Admission to Art Video is free with an entry ticket to the show.
For the full list of works being screened as part of Art Video Nights and within the Miami Beach Convention Center, please visit www.artbasel.com/video.