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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.

> Right-click (Mac: ctrl-click) this link to download Quicktime video file.

‘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 12 2011

Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Art Public

The Art Public section of Art Basel Miami Beach presents sculptures, performances and site-specific performances. The 2011 edition was special because it inaugurated a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art. This presentation in the public space between the Bass Museum and the Oceanfront with most of the works placed in Collins Park compliments the indoor experience of Art Basel in the Convention Center.

Curated by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA and Co-Founder of LAND, Art Public featured work by Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Chakaia Booker, Andrea Bowers and Olga Koumoundouros, Bruce Conner, Kate Costello, Jen DeNike, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Rachel Feinstein, Theaster Gates, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Richard Hughes, Robert Indiana, Glenn Kaino, Anish Kapoor, Robert Melee, Anthony Pearson, George Rickey, Eva Rothschild, Eduardo Sarabia, Banks Violette, and Zhang Huan.

This video provides you with a walk-through on the last day of Art Basel Miami Beach. VernissageTV also captured the performances of Glenn Kaino and Theaster Gates on the Art Public Opening Night, as well as Jen DeNike’s performance (coming soon). There’s also a video on how to use Gardar Eide Einarsson’s installation (already available on our Members page).

Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach. Miami Beach, December 4, 2011.

> Right-click (Mac: ctrl-click) this link to download Quicktime video file.

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