The succession of works of the two masters from one wall to the other accentuates this "musical" effect of their convergence: a "pas de deux" of two artists, performing their dance on a "visual" stage.
Imagine you're a student at JDD Middle; you're surrounded by warehouses and walls painted in the most vivid ways imaginable, constructed by the world's most treasured and talented artists; your schoolyard is literally in the world's largest outdoor museum, yet you can't learn how to paint or draw in school. Talk about being on the outside looking in.
Far from becoming a more interesting city "just by existing", Miamians have actively taken responsibility for our own narrative and how the greater public, not to mention ourselves, perceive the magic city in totality.
This year, Art Basel's Unlimited sector presents 78 large-scale artworks from five generations of artists. Curated by Gianni Jetzer, the show features...
With that in mind, I've created a simple plan -- a cheat sheet of what you cannot miss this fair-going weekend, which of course leaves you more time to visit Basel's phenomenal museums and collections, swim in the Rhine, and take a day trip to the Black Forest.
For '14 Rooms', curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited fourteen international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time, and physicality with an artwork whose "material" is the human being.
For 15 years, Brazilian artist Hugo França lived and worked alongside indigenous tribes, learning their generations-old woodworking techniques and traditions.
It feels like a womb in here, and the buildings, they feel like gestating embryos -- organic, living, breathing organisms. They are born and they die.
Women should come out of their cocoons and fly free in the world like a beautiful butterfly waiving their colorful wings.
Inside a suburban Kansas City Wal-Mart on Black Friday 2013, (the so-called inaugural holiday shopping season immediately following Thanksgiving) artist Mark Allen zips himself inside one of his custom body bags and plays dead. Allen gets the reaction he expects.
This is a story about a young lady that almost did not happen as she was in her mother's womb when their country of Burma was taken over. The pregnant...
"It is a marriage made in heaven between the Swiss who are organized and always on time, but a bit boring, and the Miamians/Latins who are disorganized and never on time, but know how to throw one 'hell of a good party'!"
There were a hundred booths at the art fair and I could see this one guy walk into each one and leave with a spiteful look upon his face. He stuck out...
Noel Lanzas is the Ritz's official Art Basel Ambassador and resident concierge. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about art in Miami that this title was created just for him. I was able to talk with him about Art Basel expectations and a few of his favorites featured artists.
Miami is a vibrant city with its own colorful palette. A New York or L.A. wardrobe stands out here as much as a Texas oil man on a white sand beach. And during Art Basel, one's garb is expected to be as artistic as the Picassos you're contemplating.
For this edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, Luis decided to showcase brand new pieces that explore his deep fascination of American subcultures, Latin modernism and music and the Black Power Movement of the 1960s.