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January 07 2013

Irvin Morazan Performance at Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach 2012

In addition to the regular gallery section, Untitled, the new art fair in Miami Beach that took place for the first time during Art Basel Miami Beach week last December, presented special projects with installations and performances by various artists. The Brooklyn-based artist Irvin Morazan is known for his fantasical sculptural headdresses that combine both old tribal aesthetics and urban street style, and that he wears in his performances, photographs and videos. This video documents Irvin Morazan’s performance on the opening night of Untitled 2012.

Irvin Morazan Performance at Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach 2012. Vernissage, December 3, 2012.

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From the press release:

Irvin Morazan creates fantastical sculptural headdresses that he wears during performances, photographs and videos. He intertwines old tribal traditions with urban Street aesthetics to create new personas that blur the boundaries of stereotypes. In consequence the performances are often hybrid rituals that intend to cross the metaphysical space through spectacle and absurdity. The work draws upon multiple associations and meanings while valuing history, theory and their relationship to contemporary culture.

Irvin Morazan was born in El Salvador, San Salvador in 1976. BFA from the School of Visual Arts 2003 and MFA Hunter College. In 2003 received the Robert Mapplethorpe award for Photography. Attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. Irvin Morazan has exhibited nationally and abroad including exhibitions in Berlin, Mexico City, El Salvador, Colombia. In New York exhibitions include, Festival of New Ideas (presented by the New Museum), La Mama Gallery, HVCCA Museum, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Art in Odd Places, Exit Art, Rush Arts Gallery, Bronx River arts Center, Jersey City Museum, Sean Kelly Gallery, DCKT Gallery and Jack the Pelican presents. Participated in the El Museo del Barrio S-Files Biennial 2011 which included performances in Time Square, Socrates Sculpture Park and Performa 11. Individual work has been featured on Art in America’s blog, Brooklyn Rail and New York Times. Received a Cisneros grant to attend SOMA residency in Mexico City in 2012. Currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Performance: Monday, December 3 at 8pm

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January 03 2013

Jason and Alicia Hall Moran: AiR. Performance at Art Public, ABMB 2012

This video documents a part of the performance that Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran in collaboration with Brandon Ross presented at the opening night of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public program. The performance is titled AiR and contains both jazz and operatic elements. It interacts with Mexican artist José Davila’s public art installation Untitled (The Space Beneath Us), an architectural intervention made of ceramic tiles that was installed in front of the Bass Museum of Art and that translates the Homage to the Square series of paintings by the German-born American artist Joseph Albers into sculpture. The video above is an excerpt. The full-length video is available after the break.

Alicia Hall Moran is a Broadway musical actress and classically trained mezzo-soprano. Jason Moran is a pianist-composer, who is a MacArthur Fellow and the artistic adviser for jazz at the Kennedy Center. Jason and Alicia Hall Moran have been collaborating for many years. In 2012, they participated in the Whitney Biennial with the performance event Bleed. The artists live and work in New York.

Jason and Alicia Hall Moran: AiR / Performance. Opening Night Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.

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Jason and Alicia Hall Moran: AiR. Performance at Art Public, ABMB 2012

This video documents a part of the performance that Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran in collaboration with Brandon Ross presented at the opening night of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public program. The performance is titled AiR and contains both jazz and operatic elements. It interacts with Mexican artist José Davila’s public art installation Untitled (The Space Beneath Us), an architectural intervention made of ceramic tiles that was installed in front of the Bass Museum of Art and that translates the Homage to the Square series of paintings by the German-born American artist Joseph Albers into sculpture. The video above is an excerpt. The full-length video is available after the break.

Alicia Hall Moran is a Broadway musical actress and classically trained mezzo-soprano. Jason Moran is a pianist-composer, who is a MacArthur Fellow and the artistic adviser for jazz at the Kennedy Center. Jason and Alicia Hall Moran have been collaborating for many years. In 2012, they participated in the Whitney Biennial with the performance event Bleed. The artists live and work in New York.

Jason and Alicia Hall Moran: AiR / Performance. Opening Night Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.

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December 26 2012

Bernar Venet: Bugatti Grand Sport Venet at Rubell Family Collection

Many artist have been fascinated by fast automobiles and car racing. Since Alexander Calder painted French auctioneer and racing driver Hervé Pulain’s race car in 1975, the car industry discovered the marketing potential of the artists’ passion for cars. While German car company BMW has the longest tradition of inviting artists to transform their products into “Art Cars”, other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Audi etc. followed suit. At this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, Bugatti’s interpretation of an art car made its debut. The 250+ mph car got a special treatment by French artist Bernar Venet, who covered the car with mathematical formulae that seem to be swept away by the speed of the car. VernissageTV attended the supper to celebrate Bernar Venet’s Bugatti Grand Sport at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami on December 6, 2012.

Bernar Venet: Bugatti Grand Sport Venet at Rubell Family Collection. Miami, Florida, December 6, 2012.

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Bernar Venet: Bugatti Grand Sport Venet at Rubell Family Collection

Many artist have been fascinated by fast automobiles and car racing. Since Alexander Calder painted French auctioneer and racing driver Hervé Pulain’s race car in 1975, the car industry discovered the marketing potential of the artists’ passion for cars. While German car company BMW has the longest tradition of inviting artists to transform their products into “Art Cars”, other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Audi etc. followed suit. At this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, Bugatti’s interpretation of an art car made its debut. The 250+ mph car got a special treatment by French artist Bernar Venet, who covered the car with mathematical formulae that seem to be swept away by the speed of the car. VernissageTV attended the supper to celebrate Bernar Venet’s Bugatti Grand Sport at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami on December 6, 2012.

Bernar Venet: Bugatti Grand Sport Venet at Rubell Family Collection. Miami, Florida, December 6, 2012.

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December 21 2012

The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

The Endless Renaissance is the title of the current exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach that opened concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. For the exhibition that runs until March 2013, six solo artist have been invited to present solo projects that deal with the notion of an endless Renaissance. The invited artist are Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. This video provides you with a walkthrough of the exhibition on the occasion of the VIP reception on December 5, 2012, and a short introduction to the exhibition by the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum of Art, Silvia Karman Cubiñá.

The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. VIP reception, December 5, 2012.

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Press release:

The Bass Museum of Art continues to reinterpret its mission to inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art, with The Endless Renaissance: Six Solo Artist Projects. In diverse ways, the six artists invited to present solo projects reconsider objects and concepts from art history, showing how works and ideas transform over time and in front of different audiences. In video installations by Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and Eija-Liisa Ahtila, traditional works of art are presented and reassessed by various audiences, engaging the works in their own terms. Barry X Ball’s interpretations of notable sculptures and Hans-Peter Feldmann’s manipulated paintings demonstrate contemporary examinations of art from the past. The works of Ged Quinn combine anachronistic references to art and literature to the strong traditions of landscape and still-life painting. Walead Beshty’s diverse works also maintain an awareness of their own histories, providing viewers a clear record of their provenance.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Presenting her 2010 film installation The Annunciation, Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959 Hämeenlinna, Finland) usually works in various multimedia formats. Often presenting large-scale, multi-channel installations, Ahtila probes the inner workings of cinema and how it is used to perceive the world. For The Annunciation, Ahtila is exploring the Christian narrative from the Gospel of Luke, a scene which has been thoroughly depicted throughout art history. In the film, characters are played mainly by non-professional actors, and it is set in an artist’s studio. The installation also includes several images of Annunciation paintings, showing Eija-Liisa’s direct engagement of significant art historical works in a contemporary fashion.

Barry X Ball
Directly engaging the historic tradition of the portrait bust, Barry X Ball (b. 1955, Pasadena, California) utilizes digital technologies and unconventional types of stone in creating his body of work. Taking digital scans of his models, which include prominent historical sculptures and contemporary art-world figures, he uses a computer to manipulate and ultimately carve the sculptures. The resulting works provide eerie portraits of their sitters, simultaneously recognizable and obfuscating. The translucent nature of many of the types of stone he chooses gives his works a glowing, ethereal quality – a celestial quality which sculptors have been intensely pursuing throughout art history.

Walead Beshty
Exploring the very art world of which they are a part, the works of Walead Beshty (b. 1976, London, England) are diverse and often conceptually based. Keenly aware of their own histories, Beshty’s FedEx boxes and copper sculptures offer a detailed record of their journey between various locations. The FedEx works are displayed with their packaging, but they also chronicle the cracks and scratches they receive during their shipment. Similarly, Beshty’s copper panels are handled without gloves, allowing fingerprints and smudges to become part of each work’s appearance. As the history of art is concerned very much over a work’s provenance, or its record of ownership, Beshty’s works offer the viewer tangible accounts of their own prior histories gives his works a glowing, ethereal quality – a celestial quality which sculptors have been intensely pursuing throughout art history.

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Throughout his career, Hans-Peter Feldmann (b. 1941, Dusseldorf, Germany) has collected images and objects, exploring how we find meaning and value in various everyday items. His work also examines the way that art functions, including the way it has traditionally increased the social status of its owner or has been used as historical record. In challenging the way that art-world works, Feldmann doesn’t sign his works, give them titles, or allow the use of labels. Using found images and paintings, he tweaks the objects ever so slightly, by adding a clown nose or crossed eyes, for example. In the end, these manipulations are just enough to subvert the original object’s meaning. Feldmann’s use of humor also allows him to question the viewer’s expectations of art throughout his work.

Hans-Peter Feldmann’s presentation was curated by Helena Tatay.

Ged Quinn
In his paintings, Ged Quinn, (b. 1963, Liverpool, England) places elements from literature, history and mythology within pastoral landscapes. Reassessing such landscapes with specific references and allusions to history, literature and mythology, Quinn probes the psychological depths of Romanticism and other schools of painting. Each painting operates on multiple levels, consisting of fragments of information. Disregarding typical linear narratives, Quinn’s works result in complex systems of information that invite endless interpretations. Exposing themes such as mortality, melancholia and transcendence, Quinn’s intensely philosophical and methodical paintings reflect his interest in how ideas travel throughout history.

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (b. 1959, Trad, Thailand) explores the connections between the legacy of Western art and various Eastern cultures. In her works for this exhibition, she engages masterworks from prominent European artists that are well-known to Western audiences. She presents these works to rural Thai villagers and farmers who are likely unfamiliar with the legacies of each work. In doing so, she explores the connections that are created when two diverse realms are instantly intersected. As the Thai audiences approach these works with humor, concern, confusion and delight, several commonalities arise between two seemingly disparate cultures.

The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook will be on view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 with a VIP reception on December 5, 2012 9pm-12am. Special museum hours will be: Thursday, December 6 through Monday, December 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and regular museum hours thereafter. The exhibition runs through March 17, 2013.

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December 18 2012

Devon Dikeou: Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet / NADA Miami Beach 2012

For the art fair NADA Miami Beach 2012, the artist Devon Dikeou created walk-in installation called Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet. It’s an interpretation of collector Dominique de Menil’s famous closet in Houston, Texas, that’s not only filled with alcohols, but also with artworks. In her own version of the closet, Devon Dikeou presents her artworks from her own collection: Drawings, paintings and objects by artists such as Jeremy Deller, Marcel Dzama, Richard Artschwager, Dan Colen, Tracy Nakayama, Rainer Ganahl, Spencer Finch, and many others. In this video, Brandon Johnson, Managing Editor of Zingmagazine provides us with a short introduction to the piece.

Devon Dikeou is an artist as well as a collector and editor/publisher of Zingmagazine. She studied at Brown University, Providence, and School of Visual Arts, New York City. Solo exhibitions include The Hole (Postmaster Gallery, New York City, 1994); Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking, (MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2003), Itʼs Déjà Vu All Over Again (179 Canal, New York City, 2010).

Devon Dikeou: Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet / NADA Miami Beach 2012. December 6, 2012.

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Devon Dikeou: Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet / NADA Miami Beach 2012

For the art fair NADA Miami Beach 2012, the artist Devon Dikeou created walk-in installation called Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet. It’s an interpretation of collector Dominique de Menil’s famous closet in Houston, Texas, that’s not only filled with alcohols, but also with artworks. In her own version of the closet, Devon Dikeou presents her artworks from her own collection: Drawings, paintings and objects by artists such as Jeremy Deller, Marcel Dzama, Richard Artschwager, Dan Colen, Tracy Nakayama, Rainer Ganahl, Spencer Finch, and many others. In this video, Brandon Johnson, Managing Editor of Zingmagazine provides us with a short introduction to the piece.

Devon Dikeou is an artist as well as a collector and editor/publisher of Zingmagazine. She studied at Brown University, Providence, and School of Visual Arts, New York City. Solo exhibitions include The Hole (Postmaster Gallery, New York City, 1994); Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking, (MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2003), Itʼs Déjà Vu All Over Again (179 Canal, New York City, 2010).

Devon Dikeou: Not Quite Mrs. De Menil’s Liquor Closet / NADA Miami Beach 2012. December 6, 2012.

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December 17 2012

Jon Kessler: The Future Was Perfect / Interview at Salon 94, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Mixed media sculptor Jon Kessler takes us on a tour of his solo presentation at Salon 94′s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. The exhibition is titled The Future Was Perfect and showcases Jon Kesssler’s latest kinetic artworks.

Jon Kessler is best known for his kinetic sculptures that combine old analog mechanisms with digital technology such as surveillance cameras. VernissageTV is currently working on a re-master / re-edit of the short documentary of his 2007 show Blue Period at Arndt & Partner in Berlin, which is scheduled to be published in early 2013.

For more videos featuring Jon Kessler visit our archive.

Jon Kessler: The Future Was Perfect / Interview at Salon 94, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. Miami Beach, December 5, 2012.

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December 14 2012

Alexander Calder at Fondation Beyeler and Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

At Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Fondation Beyeler presented two major works by Alexander Calder, Snow Flurry (1948) and Untitled (c. 1939). In this video, the president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S.C. Rower, talks about the two exceptional mobiles, revealing some exciting background knowledge on the works.

Alexander Calder’s hanging mobile Snow Flurry is one of his most popular works. The delicate white kinetic sculpture is reminiscent of snowflakes. It comes from the artist’s own collection and has been widely exhibited. In contrast, the untitled black standing mobile had its first public appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. It has been famously photographed by the Swiss photographer Herbert Matter outside Alexander Calder’s studio in 1940, but has never been on public view before.

Alexander Calder at Fondation Beyeler and Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. Interview with Alexander S.C. Rower (Chairman and President, Calder Foundation), December 5, 2012.

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December 13 2012

Front Design: Surface Tension Lamp / BOOO at Design Miami 2012

LED lamps are known to be not only much more efficient, but also to last much longer than the traditional light bulbs. To highlight this advantage by contrasting it, the Swedish design studio Front came up with the idea to create an LED lamp whose form is built by soap bubbles – the Surface Tension Lamp. Part of the lamp is made of metal and LEDs, but what gives the lamp its fascinating design is the soap bubble that slowly builds and then bursts or glides to the floor and then builds again. In this video, Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist of Front Design talk about the idea behind the lamp.

The Surface Tension Lamp is the first result of BOOO Lab. BOOO Lab is part of BOOO, a team of experts from different fields that work in the space between avant-garde design and the consumer market. BOOO is based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The BOOO Lab represents BOOO’s experimental projects and commissions. The Surface Tension Lamp is produced by BOOO in an edition of twenty pieces.

Front Design: Surface Tension Lamp / BOOO at Design Miami 2012.

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January 09 2012

Jen DeNike: Iemanjá. Performance at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Jen* DeNike *presents *a* new *performance* piece *’Iemanjá’ *at *Art *Public.* Ritual* life *formed* the *basis *of *most *ancient *cultures *as *a *codification* of *memory *and *the *transmission *of *cultural *values,* yet *few *people* today *understand *the* meaning *and *origins *behind *most *ceremonies.* The *centre *of* Jen DeNike’s the *performance *at *Art *Public *forms *a *star-shaped *sand-castle *on *the *beach, *around* which *seven *women *worship *the *Brazilian* sea*goddess *Iemanjá, *with *dance *and* song. *They *provide *a* platform *for *the *celebration *of* a* live *experiential *space *whose* focus *lies *in *evolving *a* social *relationship *between *the *audience *and *performers, *while* maintaining *a *sense* of *visual *aestheticism *and *spectacle.

More Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Art Public videos: A Sermon On Art History by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi; Glenn Kaino: Levitating the Fair (The flying Merchant Ship).

Jen DeNike: Iemanjá. Performance at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. December 4, 2011.

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January 06 2012

Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity: French Design from the 1940s to Today / The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach

Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity is the title of an exhibition at The Wolfsonian-FIU design museum in Miami Beach that has a look at French design from the 1940s to today. On display are furniture, industrial design, and craft by some of the most celebrated French designers. The show presents models, prototypes and mass-produced designs by Philippe Starck, Pierre Charpin, Laurent Massaloux, Jérôme Olivet, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Piere Paulin, Michel Ducaroy, Martin Szekely, Jean Royère, Serge Mouille, Jean Prouvé, and Roger Tallon, among others.

The show borrows its title from the French national motto Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité and investigates how French design embodies the ideas that have defined French public life. It explores French design and its relationship to national identity. For the exhibition design the curatorial team conceived a system of wood units that are painted in the colors of the French flag. They serve as stools, pedestals, and other display elements, and are based on Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier’s Modulor, a measuring system derived from the proportions of the human body.

In this video, Marianne Lamonaca talks about how this exibition came about, the concept of the show, the collaboration between the curators, characteristics of French design, and the future of design.

The exhibition Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity is based on the design objects of the Centre national des arts plastiques in Paris. It has been realized in a collaboration between The Wolfsonian’s Marianne Lamonaca, and France-based design professionals Matali Crasset, M/M (Paris) (Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak), and Alexandra Midal.

Philippe Starck is one of the best-known French designers. In the 1990s, Starck as artistic director developed a series of consumer electronics prototypes for Tim Thom, the research and development department of the French electronics company Thomson. Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity presents several prototypes of this Dream Products series, such as the Perso portable videophone or the Krazy Jacket personal stereo.

Another section is dedicated to the work of Roger Tallon (1929-2011), one of the most important French industrial designers. Tallon gave form to hundreds of products as diverse as silverware, chairs, typewriters, tv sets, watches, refrigerators, industrial robots, and trains. On display at The Wolfsonian are his TS folding chair (1967), the Pin Spot floor lamp (1972), and the Portavia P111 portable television (1963), among others.

Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity: French Design from the 1940s to Today / The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach. Interview with Marianne Lamonaca (Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Education, The Wolfsonian–FIU). Miami Beach, December 2, 2011.

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January 04 2012

Gardar Eide Einarsson: Untitled (Apparatus), 2011. Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach

Gardar Eide Einarsson’s spray-painted steel sculpture that was on display within the framework of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public section both relates to prison exercise equipment as well as to the concept of Minimalist sculpture. Placed on the beach near Collins Park, the beach-goers soon realized how to use it, as shown in this video.

More Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Art Public videos: A Sermon On Art History by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi; Glenn Kaino: Levitating the Fair (The flying Merchant Ship). Coming soon: Jen DeNike: Iemanjá (performance).

Gardar Eide Einarsson: Untitled (Apparatus), 2011. Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. December 4, 2011.

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‘Untitled (Apparatus)’ by Gardar Eide Einarsson is a sculpture based on prison exercise equipment. Prison design and architecture repre- sent to the artists a zero state of design, where all traditional design considerations are jettisoned in favor of a design that exclusively seeks to prevent certain behaviors, generally focusing on not lending itself to the infliction of bodily harm. In this, it shares similarities with generic outdoor furniture of the kind found in city parks across the United States and the world. The sculpture has a strong visual affinity to Minimalist sculpture and shares Minimalism’s preoccupation with the relationship between sculpture and the body of the spectator. The sculpture in this case could possibly be used as a way to actually transform the body through exercise. This again relates back to the problematic relationship between the body and theories of discipline and control as effected through exercise and the shaping of the body, relevant in a city with a strong beach culture. (press, Art Basel Miami Beach)


December 28 2011

Jennifer Rubell: Incubation. Interactive Food Installation.

As every year, Jennifer Rubell conceived a breakfast installation for Art Basel Miami Beach week. It’s Jennifer Rubell’s 11th installation at the Rubell Family Collection. Titled Incubation, the installation consists of two parts: an incubation gallery where yogurt is being made; and an observation gallery where the yogurt is anointed with honey and then consumed. As you can see in this video some skill was needed to catch the honey that was dripping from a container above the heads of the guests…

Jennifer Rubell: Incubation. Interactive Food Installation at Rubell Family Collection. Miami, November 30, 2011.

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December 26 2011

American Exuberance. Group Exhibition at Rubell Family Collection, Miami

The current group exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection presents 190 artworks from 64 artists. 40 of the works were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition. The show is titled American Exuberance and includes artists such as John Baldessari, George Condo, Aaron Curry, Wade Guyton, Mark Handforth, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt, Sterling Ruby, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. The exhibition runs through July 27, 2012.

American Exuberance. Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami. November 30, 2011.

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December 23 2011

Will Ryman at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables

The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables, Florida is known for its spectacular tropical landscape. Since several years, there’s also a visual art program that attracts visitors to the park, with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Fernando Botero, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark di Suvero, Yayoi Kusama and Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne.

This year’s Art at Fairchild exhibition is dedicated to Will Ryman’s oversized sculptures. It’s Will Ryman’s largest outdoor exhibition to date. It includes three massive, new monochrome rose sculptures in red, yellow, and blue, ranging from five to 30 feet in height. The largest one, Icon (2011) has already been on display in Regent’s Park in London as part of Frieze Art Fair’s Frieze Sculpture Park 2011. The three roses titled Origin, Icon, and Encore are works that Will Ryman envisioned especially for Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.

In addition to the roses, Will Ryman has created several oversized petals that float on the ponds and lie on the grassy areas of the garden. He also distributed 15 ants and seven bees on the park.

Another of Will Ryman’s colossal roses, 65th Street, was installed on the Sagamore hotel’s beachfront for Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.

Will Ryman was born in New York City in 1969. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including “Greater New York 2005″, at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; and “The Shape of Things to Come”, at The Saatchi Gallery, London. Ryman’s first major outdoor installation “The Roses” made its debut on Park Avenue in New York City in January 2011.

Will Ryman at Fairchild: Desublimation of the Rose. Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, Coral Gables / Florida. VIP tour, November 29, 2011.

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December 19 2011

Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

Erwin Wurm is one of the most successful contemporary Austrian artists. His work owns a very unique kind of humor and questions the traditional definition of sculpture. In his One Minute Sculptures he puts himself or his models in unexpected and unusual relationship with everyday objects. Erwin Wurm’s work often invites the viewer to interact and participate and become part of the artwork. Wurm and his work became known outside the art world when the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers released the video to their song Can’t Stop, which was obviously inspired by Erwin Wurm’s art.

Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach opened an exhibition with new works by Erwin Wurm. Entitled Beauty Business, it features sculptures that were created specifically for this show. Among the pieces on display are works from Erwin Wurm’s Drinking Scupture series. Various pieces of furniture form a bar. The viewer is invited to drink – and get drunk: “Open the cabinet door take out the alcohol pour some in the glass and drink the work is finished when you are drunk”. In this video, we attend the opening reception of the exhibition and observe the audience interacting with Erwin Wurm’s work.

Also on display are Wurm’s “sweater” pieces. These large-scale wall works blur the boundary between human form and the museum building. There’s also a series of smaller sweater sculptures and a new series of “hoodie” works.

Erwin Wurm was born in Bruck an der Mur. He lives and works in Vienna and Limburg, Austria. The artist has exhibited extensively with shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, (2005); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France, (2007); Konstmuseum Malmö, Sweden, (2008); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, (2008); the Moscow Biennial (2009); Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2010); Kunstmuseum Bonn (2010); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010).

Works by Wurm are included in prestigious collections throughout the world at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenhein Collection, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Musèe d`Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France; and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, among others.

Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business runs through March 4, 2012. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Dallas Contemporary, Texas and curated by Peter Doroshenko. After its presentation at the Bass Museum of Art it will be on view at Dallas Contemporary April 14 through August 19, 2012.

Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. Opening reception, November 30, 2011.

PS: Watch our report on Erwin Wurm’s retrospective at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany in 2008 with an introduction by Robert Fleck:

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December 16 2011

Haresh Lalvani: Mass Customization of Emergent Designs / Moss Gallery / Design Miami 2011

“Form is Process”. “Mass Customization”. “Infinite Infinities”. “Number is All”. “The Moral Justification for Modernist Standardization… is no more”. “Professor Lalvani is continuing to explore the fundamental principles of geometry where Fuller left off”. This is what Design Miami visitors could read on the walls of the booth of the design gallery Moss from New York. We wanted to know what’s behind the handwritings on the wall and what is so special about the aesthetic, shining white objects that were on display.

We had the chance to speak with Murray Moss, the founder of the gallery about the creative mind behind the objects, Haresh Lalvani, and his mathematical approach to design. In this video, Murray Moss tells us how he got to know about the person and work, and the reason behind the presentation of Haresh Lalvani’s work at Design Miami. He talks about the concept of Moss’s booth at Design Miami, and illustrates Haresh Lalvani’s ideas by explaining the design and production process of the fruit platter, that Moss presented at the design fair. Furthermore he hints at the implications of what the mathematics based mass customization might have for the future of design.

Within the framework of Moss’s exhibition entitled Dr. Haresh Lalvani: Mass Customization of Emergent Designs, two collections were on display: Morphing Fruit Platters 1D Series 300 and HyperSurface. The Fruit Platter series consists of 1,000 variations. Each plate is numbered and sold with a DVD showing an animation of the morphing that determines the design of the plates.

Dr. Haresh Lalvani is Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute, New York. He is architect, but also sculptor, inventor, and morphologist. For over thirty years, Haresh Lalvani has been working to identify the basic principles that define all forms, both those found in nature as well as those man-made.

Since its inception in 1994, the design gallery Moss has presented artist and designers such as Maarten Baas, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Studio Job, Tord Boontje, Gaetano Pesce, Hella Jongerius, Peter Marigold, Oscar Magnus Narud, Cathy McClure, Kiki van Eijk, Joost van Bleiswijk, Tokujin Yoshioka, Massimiliano Adami, and Andrea Salvetti.

Haresh Lalvani: Mass Customization of Emergent Designs at Moss Gallery, Design Miami 2011, in collaboration with Milgo / Bufkin. Interview with Murray Moss, December 3, 2011.

PS: See also Steven Mesler on Haresh Lalvani at Huffington Post. For more info use our custom search engine to find news, videos, and photos on Haresh Lalvani:

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December 14 2011

It Ain’t Fair: Materialism. Group Show. OHWOW, Miami

It Ain’t Fair: Materialism is a group show that the gallery and publisher OHWOW has been presenting on the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. As the title says, the exhibition took on a thematic focus: materialism. It featured work by over twenty artists, including Daniel Arsham, Justin Beal, Anna Betbeze, Ashley Bickerton, Scott Campbell, Peter Coffin, N. Dash, Sam Falls, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Angel Otero, José Parlá, Ryan Reggiani, Bert Rodriguez, Aurel Schmidt, David Benjamin Sherry, Lucien Smith, Agathe Snow, Nick Van Woert, and Aaron Young.

It Ain’t Fair: Materialism. OHWOW, Miami / USA. Opening reception, December 1, 2011.

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From the press release: “The theory of materialism, in modern philosophy, maintains that substance and matter are the only physical realities. Within the scope of contemporary art, many artists explore ideas of the intangible – intellectually, conceptually, and visually. Conversely, It Ain’t Fair: Materialism aims to focus on the physicality of artwork, the matter that constitutes an object, and the new methods employed by artists toward approaching material. This type of work not only values substance, it magnifies its significance.”

OHWOW is a gallery, publisher, and special project. OHWOW has gallery and retail locations in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. It was founded in 2008 by Al Moran and Aaron Bondaroff.


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