The New Art Dealers Alliance and the nonprofit Artadia organization announced today that artist Ryan Foerster is the 2013 winner of their Artadia NADA Prize, which carries an unrestricted cash grant of $4,000 and is presented each year to one artist for his or her involvement in the NADA Miami Beach fair, which runs through Sunday at the Deauville Beach Resort. Read More
Draw a big line across your calendar from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, folks, because you’re probably going to want to be spending some time over at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the fifth annual Migrating Forms Festival, if the quality of its Ed Atkins-helmed trailer is any indication of what to expect.
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Early this afternoon an artist and I sat in the lobby of the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach and marveled as one dealer after another hustled past, carrying paintings in and out of the neighboring banquet rooms, where the New Art Dealers Alliance had been in full swing since 10 a.m. All of the sudden, a Chelsea dealer popped up over over my shoulder. Read More
There are many great things about having your art fair at a hotel and resort in Miami Beach: a pool is just feet away, the beach is just a few more, and there is usually a pretty good buffet at the ready. And there’s another nice thing: dealers can use hotel rooms to store works and host private viewings away from the bustling fair. Read More
There were two extremely popular accessories at Art Basel Miami Beach yesterday, beyond the expected assemblage of handbags (a bounty of nice Céline and Hermès) and stilettos (the percentage of Louboutins in the room increasing throughout the day). One was a Little Sun, those cute little solar-powered lights that Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen have designed. The Fondation Beyeler was selling them at their booth, and people were buying them up and wearing them proudly. The other was a huge green coconut, sliced open for easy drinking with a straw, that people carried about, sipping as they strolled. Read More
It’s a tricky question for art dealers working Basel: how do you give collectors a feel for your gallery—your meticulously designed base of operations—when you’re operating out of a temporary little box that is more or less identical to those of your more than 200 competitors in the Miami Beach Convention Center? Read More
And we’re off!
More than 250 exhibitors have spent the past few days setting up shop in the Miami Beach Convention Center, and this morning the doors swung open to let in the first tranche of VIPs. Many more have arrived in the intervening hours. It feels buoyant in there, dealers switching between their iPads and cell phones and collectors, getting business done. Is it a success? It’s too soon to tell. For now we can just look at the art, which is not a bad position to be in. In the accompanying slide show, a quick trip around the fair. Read More
Bruce Nauman is back, and once again he’s making it look easy, with a few short, breezy videos in which simple ideas, set in motion, yield miraculous results. As with his other recent videos, his hands star. In some, he narrates as he works through combinations of fingers: thumbs, thumbs and indexes, and so on. Because his fingers are close together, viewing them induces the parallax effect: a short third finger seems to float between them. (You can try this right now: Hold out your hands close together, extend various fingers so that they almost touch, and stare through them off into the distance—voilà.) Read More
Eileen Quinlan fakes left, goes right. While we were busy savoring her elegant, almost stately color abstractions in the Museum of Modern Art’s current “New Photography” show, the ascendant Brooklyn-based photographer nailed 24 small, scrappy black-and-white prints to the wall in one long row for her third show at Abreu. Read More
Tabor Robak’s solo debut feels like one of the major events of the season. Using an arsenal of software programs, the 27-year-old Brooklyn-based artist has produced four taut, entrancing high-definition works, spanning 14 screens, that mark him as a trailblazer within today’s digitally centered art while signaling that work’s newfound acceptance by big-league galleries like Read More