Art Basel: Untitled Art Fair Opens with Strong Showing of Emerging Contemporary Artists

Untitled opened today for VIPs in its airy, beach-perched tent designed by Keenen Riley Architects on the sands across from Ocean Drive. The scene was more casual and less frenzied than other fairs but galleries we spoke with reported strong sales on their first day. 

Booths with bold visual impacts were a draw such as Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, whose booth was anchored by a site-specific installation by artist Dominique Pétrin; her works appear to be drawn from the Memphis Group, a prolific 80s Italian design house. But we overheard artistic director Omar López-Chahoud fawning over a minimal booth installation by Galerie Christian Lethert, who decided to make the focal point of a booth a work by Lutz Fritsch that was a simple thin red aluminum rod. 
Among the highlights were two particularly strong showings by contemporary African American artists. Devin Troy Strother at Richard Heller Gallery had a solid showing of works that appropriates historically racist depictions of African Americans, but his new body of neon works, which utilizes this unfortunate iconography, were particularly intriguing. Nina Chanel Abney, who also has works on view at the Rubell Family Collection's show, at Kravets Wehby had numerous works on view that drew on police brutality against African Americans through paintings that combined various forms of the craft including spray paint, acrylic and stencil that were rendered in graphic, almost comic-like visuals.

-- By Ricardo Mor | rmor.news@gmail.com



Patrick McMullan's Art Basel Photos of the Day - Dec. 1

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Shamim Momin, Kehinde Wiley
LAND and PADDLE 8 With FLAUNT MAGAZINE Host LAND's 5th Year Gala
Raleigh Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
December 01, 2014
©Patrick McMullan
Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com


Ryan McGinley
UNTITLED. 2014 Vernissage & Benefit for Acria hosted by Ryan McGinley
Ocean Drive & 12th st., Miami Beach, FL
December 1, 2014
©Patrick McMullan
Photo - Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com


Satellite fairs bring art beyond Art Basel

Ferris Loves Art

Satellite fairs on both sides of the causeways are big draws in their own right.

By Tere Figueras Negrete 

Art Week isn’t all about Art Basel.

While the main festival’s labyrinthine stretches of exhibits may be a universe unto itself, savvy art lovers know that the city beyond the convention center is teeming with possibilities and promise.

Neighborhoods on both sides of the causeway glitter this week with a constellation of satellite events, from intimate fairs with tightly curated rosters of local artists to the massive twin offering of Art Miami/CONTEXT that has emerged as an anchor event in its own right.

Complete schedule of satellite fairs below. Click here for the rest of this story.


• Aqua Art Fair: Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Dec. 4; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5-6; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets $15; $75 multi-day fair pass to Aqua, CONTEXT and Art Miami. aquaartmiami.com

• Art Miami: The Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Midtown. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 3-4; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: $35; $75 multi-day pass also includes CONTEXT and Aqua art fairs. art-miami.com

• Art Spot Miami: 3011 NE First Ave. (inside Spectrum art fair), Midtown. Hours: 1-9 p.m. Dec. 4-6; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 7; Tickets: included with admission to Spectrum. aldocastilloprojects.com

• Concept-Fair: Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd. Hours: 1-10 p.m. Dec. 3-6; 1-7 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: $15; concept-fair.com

• CONTEXT Art Miami:
Inside the Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Midtown. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 3-4; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: $35 (Included with entry to Art Miami); $75 multi-day pass also includes Art Miami and Aqua art fairs. contextartmiami.com

• Design Miami\: Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3, 4; 11-8 p.m. Dec. 5; noon - 8 p.m. Dec. 6; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: $25; designmiami.com

• Fridge Art Fair:
3rd Street Garage Artspace, 300 SW 12th Ave., Miami. Hours: 2-8 p.m. Dec. 4; 1-9 p.m. Dec. 5-8; 1-3 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets: free. fridgeartfair.com.

• FusionMIA:
NW 2nd Avenue & NW 22nd Street, Miami. Free. Hours: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Dec. 4-7; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. fusionmia.com/

• INK Miami Art Fair: Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Dec. 3; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 5-6; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7. inkartfair.com

• Miami Photo Salon: Cuban American Phototheque Foundation, 4260 SW 74 Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 2; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 3; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 4; 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets: $15. miamiphotosalonfestival.com

• MiamiProject: Northeast 29th Street and Northeast First Avenue, Miami. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dec. 3; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: $25. www.miami-project.com

• Miami Street Photography Fair:
Kike San Martin Studios, 2045 NW First Ave., Miami. Free. Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Dec. 4-5; 10-11 p.m. Dec. 6; noon-5 p.m. Dec. 7. www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org

• Miami River Art Fair: Miami Convention Center at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 5-6; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: Free with online registration. miamiriverartfair.com

• NADA Art Fair:
The Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Hours: 2-8 p.m. Dec. 4; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5-6; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7. newartdealers.org

• Prizm: Miami Centerfor Architecture and Design, 100 NE First Ave., Miami. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 5; noon-7 p.m. Dec. 6-8. Tickets, $10. prizmartfair.com.

• Pulse Miami: Indian Beach Park 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Hours 1-7 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 5-6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: $20. pulse-art.com

• Red Dot Miami: 3011 NE First Ave.; Miami. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec.4; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5-6. Tickets: $15. www.reddotfair.com

• SELECT Art Fair: 72nd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Free. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3-6; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7. www.select-fair.com

•SCOPE Miami Beach: 910 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3-7. Tickets: $25. www.scope-art.com

•Sculpt Miami:
46 NW 36th St., Midtown. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 4-7. Free. sculptmiami.com.

•SPECTRUM Miami: 3011 NE First Ave., Midtown. Hours: 1-9 p.m. Dec. 4-6; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 7; Tickets: $10. www.spectrum-miami.com

12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Hours: 3.-7 p.m. Dec. 3; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 4-6; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets: $25, $15 for Miami Beach residents. art-untitled.com




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