When you’re faced with fairs measured in dozens, visiting every Miami Art Week offering isn’t feasible if you really want to enjoy it. Our suggestion: Check their social feeds or websites and pick a couple fairs that speak to you. Each one is going to offer some surprises. And even in repeat visits to events like Art Miami and Spectrum Miami, we saw gems that eluded us the first time around.
In this installment, we focus on the big one. As daunting and seemingly endless as Art Basel Miami Beach can seem, the the 500,000 square-feet of exhibition space yields opportunities to see both worthy emerging and trusted talent alongside the other. The sampling size is quite massive: more than 4,000 artists and more than 200 galleries represented.
Brooklyn based artist duo FAILE create work that is constructed from found visual imagery. Featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 18, their murals, installations and fine art blur the lines between high and low culture, but recent exhibitions demonstrate an critical eye on consumerism, and the incorporation of religious media and architecture. At last week’s Art on Paper Fair in Miami, covered here, FAILE debuted a new body of work at the Allouche Gallery booth, in which the duo draws on their roots of experimenting with printmaking.
Last night, sculptor Daniel Arsham celebrated a return to his hometown of Miami with his installation, “Welcome to the Future” at Locust Projects. The project was successfully funded by Kickstarter and donations to create an original, site specific experience to Miami. Although an apocalyptic glimpse into our future, the piece is inspired by Arsham’s past- his survival of Hurricane Andrew in the 1990s.