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'Instagrambles' and shortcuts at Art Basel Miami Beach 2023


Highlights: 'Instagrambles' and shortcuts at Art Basel Miami Beach 2023. A tour of some of the pieces and artists that may interest you from a general culture point of view or Instagram opportunity. A must-see is David Zwirner's booth (Booth #A44), which features a battery of important artists, some of them historical such as Josef Albers, Noah Davis, Alice Neel, Ad Reinhardt and Robert Ryman. A historical work worth seeing in Meridians is the study for a segment of the mural Flower Sellers (1945) by muralist and painter Alfredo Ramos Martínez.

A tour of some of the pieces and artists that may interest you from a general culture point of view or Instagram opportunity

When it comes to navigating a mega art fair like Art Basel Miami Beach, whether you are one of those who are going to socialize following a random route and walking at your own pace or those who take the opportunity to hunt for images, snoop, take photos of unique works and share them on your social networks, it is advisable that you download the floor plan to make your tour more organized and productive or access the interactive online map. Then, start by locating some of the galleries we recommend below.

Teresita Fernández, "Dark Earth (Cosmos)", (2019), solid charcoal and mixed media on chromed panel_2.

A must-see is David Zwirner's booth (Booth #A44), which features a battery of important artists, some of them historical such as Josef Albers, Noah Davis, Alice Neel, Ad Reinhardt and Robert Ryman, along with Marlene Dumas, the nonagenarian Yayoi Kusama and recent works by artists from the gallery such as Tomma Abts, Marcel Dzama, Katherine Bernhardt, Barbara Kruger, Nate Lowman, Oscar Murillo, Chris Ofili, the wonderful Dana Schutz and Elizabeth Peyton, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jordan Wolfson and Lisa Yuskavage.

When it comes to spectacular works, the compass of common sense guides us to the Meridians sector, not only because of the size of its proposals, but also because of its selection criteria. Among the recommendations that its curator Magalí Arriola made exclusively to El País, are the single-channel video installation "Quiet as It's Kept" (2023) by Ja'Tovia Gary, represented by the Paula Cooper gallery (#M2) that explores some of the keys of "The Bluest Eye" (1970), the first novel by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. A film collage that includes animations of the artist along with viral social media clips and original documentary footage and filmed in Super 8.

Philip Guston, "Painter at Night" (1979), oil on canvas, 174 x 204.5 cm. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

A historical work worth seeing in Meridians is the study for a segment of the mural Flower Sellers (1945), a set of six panels located in the Margaret Fowler Memorial Garden at Scripps College, Claremont, California, by muralist and painter Alfredo Ramos Martínez, one of the forerunners of Mexican modernism to be exhibited publicly for the first time. represented by the Los Angeles gallery Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Paula Cooper in her main stand (#A53) includes other works in different formats by Ja'Tovia Gary and Eric N. Mack, who also exhibits at Meridians (#M7), presented by Paula Cooper in collaboration with the Franco Noero and Morán Morán gallery. Other artists Cooper brings to ABMB include Terry Adkins, Tauba Auerbach, Jennifer Bartlett, Sarah Charlesworth, Jay DeFeo, Mark di Suvero, Cynthia Hawkins, Sol LeWitt, Oldenburg & Van Bruggen, Veronica Ryan, Joel Shapiro, Kelley Walker and Meg Webster.

Osgemeos, Chegando perto do sol (Gettung close to the sun), 2022. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin and the artists.

Hause & Wirth (#A40) returns to ABMB with three excellent artists that it has included this year in its portfolio, the Dominican-American Firelei Báez, the British Catherine Goodman, artistic director and co-founder of the Royal Drawing School in London, who was previously represented by Marlborough, and the also British Flora Yukhnovich, with a work that attracts attention for its palette, lyricism and gestures, creating abstract compositions full of drama and movement inspired by the atmosphere of French Rococo works.

Hause & Wirth's show also includes works by two important African-American artists: Charles Gaines and Gary Simmons, who have retrospectives in Miami museums during the fair—Gaines exhibits works from 1992-2023 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Miami) and the Perez Art Museum Miami displays a thirty-year career in Gary Simmons: Public Enemy—as well as works by Philip Guston, Luchita Hurtado, and Mike Kelley, among others.

Another stand not to be missed is that of Pace (#D35) with works by the Ghanaian Gideon Appah, sculptures by Lynda Benglis, Mary Corse, Latifa Echakhch, the German duo Elmgreen & Dragset, with multimedia works at the crossroads between art and architecture, performance and installation, Sam Gilliam, the English genius David Hockney, Loie Hollowell, Matthew Day Jackson, JR, Alicja Kwade, Lee Kun-Yong, Lee Ufan, Li Songsong, Robert Longo, Kylie Manning, Beatriz Milhazes, Richard Misrach, Maysha Mohamedi, William Monk, Yoshitomo Nara, Robert Nava, Thomas Nozkowski, Michal Rovner, Joel Shapiro, Arlene Shechet, Marina Perez Simão, Mika Tajima, Hank Willis Thomas, Lawrence Weiner and Fred Wilson, along with works by deceased masters such as Alexander Calder, Kiki Kogelnik, Roberto Matta, Kenneth Noland, Richard Pousette-Dart and John Wesley.

Flourish, 2023 Eric N. Mack Sculpture Aluminum structure, assorted fabric and cordage.

French gallerist Nathalie Obadia (#B24) also displays heavy pieces from her portfolio such as the late artist Shirley Jaffe; Robert Kushner, founder of the Pattern and Decoration movement; Laure Prouvost, winner of the 2013 Turner Prize; Fiona Rae, David Reed, Andrés Serrano, Mickalene Thomas and Wang Keping.

At the booth of the New York gallery Lehmann Maupin (#B26) you can find a selection of works by the Brazilian twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, known as Osgemeos, McArthur Binion, Lee Bul and a large-format piece in charcoal on chrome panels, mysterious and sophisticated, by the Cuban-American artist Teresita Fernández, winner of the "genius grant" in 2005 and the first Latina elected to the Commission of Fine Arts of the United States.

The Scottish gallery The Modern Institute (#B35) features works by several Turner laureates such as Martin Boyce and Richard Wright, as well as works by Mexican-American Lisa Alvarado, Julia Chiang, Anne Collier, Matt Connors, Andrew J. Greene, Mark Handforth, Yuichi Hirako, Thomas Houseago, Marc Hundley, Chris Johanson, Andrew Kerr, Jim Lambie, Adam McEwen, France-Lise McGurn, Lewis Miller, Toby Paterson, Andrew Sim, Tony Swain, Spencer Sweeney, Hayley Tompkins, Alberta Whittle, the unique sculptures and assemblages of Cathy Wilkes, Michael Wilkinson, Rachel Eulena Williams, Jesse Wine and Gregor Wright. Works by Urs Fischer are also on display in the Kabinett section of the fair.

Urs Fisher "Crying Horse" (2016), cast bronze, acrylic primer, gesso and oil, 22.2 x 31.8 x 8.9 cm. Courtesy of The Modern Institute and the artist.

Those who can't travel to the Sunshine State, have the option to become virtual visitors and through the online viewing rooms have a fairly broad overview of what ABMB 2023 offers.

Source: elparis

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