Art Basel Guide

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HEY GUYS! hope you’re all as excited as I am for a great week of Art Basel action!

I’ve put together a  new section on our blog for Art Basel, it’s going to serve as an informal list of interesting shows and things I thought you should check out.

you can find the link for the new page on the toolbar for this page, titled “Art Basel”.

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ART OPENINGS TONIGHT NOV 22nd

EGAN FRANTZ / SAT NOV 22 / NEW LOCATION
When Sat Nov 22, 2014 6pm – 9pm (EST)
Where Michael Jon Gallery
Who Michael Jon Gallery*
Lifted, Belaxis Buil – Opening Reception
When Sat Nov 22, 2014 7pm – 10pm (EST)
Where and gallery
Who and gallery*
Works-In-Progress Performance: Rhino …
When Sat Nov 22, 2014 7pm – 10pm (EST)
Where RIFT Blackbox Theater
Who Pioneer Winter*
30th BIRTHDAY PARTY
When Sat Nov 22, 2014 7pm – 10pm (EST)
Where ArtCenter/ South Florida
Who ArtCenter/ South Florida*
Leaps & Bounds
When Sat Nov 22, 2014 7pm – 10pm (EST)
Where elemental
Who YOmiami*

Thisishappening: Anwar by Julie Grosche Nov. 8

Please join us in the garden for an original performance by Julie Grosche, featuring a live animal and video projection. The work is inspired by Anwar Zayden, a local Miami celebrity-cum-meme, who was made famous on Instagram for arriving at a party on horseback

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Julie Grosche is a French artist based in New York City. She graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Dijon, France and is the co-founder of PMgalerie in Berlin, Germany and of Bcc, an itinerant curatorial project. Her work and curatorial endeavors have appeared internationally at Pauline’s, New York City; Reference Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; Domestica, Barcelona, Spain; PROGRAM, Berlin; Favorite Goods, Los Angeles; Oslo10, Basel, Switzerland as well as Based In Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Her most recent solo show the harbinger was held at Kappa Theta Phi in Richmond,VA

YEMENWED PRESENTS HEAVY FLOW at the EMPATHEATRE @ PAMM Nov. 6

The art collective Yemenwed’s new live performance piece will feature movement, song, dialogue, animations, and sculpture. Drawing inspiration from televangelism, wellness centers, variety shows and Bollywood, Heavy Flow is a spectacle of expression that aims to speak to many of our contemporary concerns from healthcare and climate change to depression and self-improvement. The EMPATHEATRE becomes a shape-shifting entertainment venue – a theatre set that is part cultural center part cabaret and part live television studio.

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Heavy Flow features three live performers, who use gesture and vocalizations to communicate a personal and at times ecstatic relationship to their own physiology and to society. A talking sculptural object and character named ICE, who made his debut as a nightclub MC in a previous Yemenwed performance, will play the role of the show’s host. The main set piece is a massage chamber built for four, which evokes contemporary Miami architecture and serves as an experiment in wellness design. A projection of live-feed close-ups will be used to highlight details throughout the show.

Thursday, November 6, 7–9pm

EMPATHY SESSIONS
Saturday, November 8, as part of PAMM Free Second Saturday
Tuesday, November 11, 2–4pm

Locust Projects presents Welcome to the Future Nov. 15 7:30 pm

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Locust Projects presents Welcome to the Future, Daniel Arsham’s first major exhibition in Miami since 2010. Arsham is known for his sculptural and architectural works, which wrap or destabilize recognizable structure and forms. This installation creates an excavation trench in the gallery’s floor, holding calcified artifacts, such as boom boxes, electric guitars, Nintendo controllers, VHS tapes, Walkman’s and other 20th century media devices of the like. The trench presents the recent past as archeology, a world of technological objects whose obsolescence was built in the design. Rather than regarding these objects as individual sculptures, the artist presents them as a mass below our feet, producing a new narrative of production, history and discovery.

Daniel Arsham (born 1980, Cleveland, OH) employs elements of architecture, performance, and sculpture to manipulate and distort understanding of structures and space.  He become widely known at the age of 25 when he was asked to design his first of several sets for Merce Cunningham’s productions. Arsham is one half of the art and architecture collaborative Snarkitecture, and helped found the seminal artist-run spaces The House and Placemaker gallery in Miami. Arsham’s work has been exhibited at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris and Miami, Storefront for Art and Architecture and Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, the 2nd Athens Biennial in Athens, Greece, and Miami Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary art in Miami.

Spinello Projects : Johnny Robles – Let It Slide Nov. 6

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SPINELLO PROJECTS PRESENTS A SOLO EXHIBITION BY JOHNNY ROBLES

Artist Walkthrough: Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 6-10PM

Spinello Projects presents Let It Slide, a solo exhibition from Johnny Robles.

Spinello Projects presents Let It Slide, Johnny Robles’ first gallery solo exhibition. Robles’ sculptures and installations ignite a new kind of conversation: he invites his audience to revisit the infinite, faded world of childhood, challenging them to redefine its potency in the present.

Robles builds a kind of surrealist playground; a landscape where familiar forms of stimulation (both for learning and recreation) are warped into objects rendered obsolete, dysfunctional, and deflated. Gentle Collapse is a melancholic, exaggerated version of a rubber swing, seemingly as it would appear on a normal playground, only this frame is affixed to the ceiling versus the ground. Rather than safely cradling its rider offering the sweet exhilaration of nearly weightless flight, the rubber saddle lies overstretched, limp, and distorted. Sleep Sweeper is fashioned from an unaltered playground slide, made from galvanized metal and stainless steel; its construction, however, perched atop a series of casted concrete pillows, mutes its capability as a kind of perpetual escape. Coralphabet reaches into the consistent struggle between man and nature: Robles collected bleached coral from Florida’s Gulf Coast, once living beings, that uncannily echo the letters of the Anglo-Latin alphabet.

The gallery’s courtyard will be transformed into a more dangerous version of a typical outdoor playground: a seesaw, while in motion, propels each rider at least five feet from the ground, and a slide must be accessed by way of a rocky, mountainous form. These objects communicate the presence of risk in play. Robles does not, however, exclude the possibility of hope in his practice. His arrangement of materials and objects, themselves, remind the viewer that the artistic process is one of great regenerative capabilities as each sculpture is, effectively, reborn as something else.

Exhibition will run through November 15th, 2014.

Off(spring) Carol K Brown Under the Bridge Art Space Nov. 16

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“Babies” are dangerous subject matter for contemporary artists. There’s a risk of falling into the pit of cute, trite or cliché.  Nevertheless, Carol K. Brown has taken up the challenge.  Using paintings, photographs and video, she skirts the line between “art” and “cute”.  The work in this exhibition alludes to the overwhelming nature of parenthood and the subsequent loss of control of one’s offspring. 

Brown’s career has been one of persistent reinvention—often with surprising results. There is, however, a consistent quirky, dark-sided approach to all her work. Beginning as a metal sculptor, Brown explored various media and her work evolved in numerous directions: anthropomorphic abstractions, figurative paintings and social commentary, but there has always been strength to her visual explorations. 

Brown has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including The Beijing Biennial; The National Museum for Women in the Arts; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Denver Art Museum, and The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.  Numerous museums and public collections own her work, including: The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; The Herbert Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University; The Frost Art Museum at FIU; The Perez Art Museum Miami; The University of Colorado, Boulder; The Tampa Art Museum; The Jacksonville Art Museum; The University of Florida, Gainesville; The Polk Museum of Art; The Memphis Brooks Art Museum; The Arkansas Art Center Museum of Art; The Denver Art Museum; The City of Orlando; and both The State of Florida and Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places programs. 

Brown’s many solo exhibitions have included The Center for Fine Arts, Miami, (now PAMM); Nohra Haime Gallery, New York; Ambrosino and Frederic Snitzer Galleries, Miami; The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Jacksonville Art Museum: and Lehman College, Bronx, NY.

 

Ms. Brown has been the recipient of several state and national grants, twice being awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for an individual artist.  She divides her time between Miami Beach and New York and is on the faculty of Miami’s New World