Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the world, each show’s exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.
The gallery list for its 2015 edition in Miami Beach comprises of 267 leading international galleries drawn from 32 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. 29 galleries are completely new to the Miami Beach show. The fair, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 3 – December 6, 2015, bringing together gallerists, artists, collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe.
As the premier show of the Americas, Art Basel’s Miami Beach show presents established and emerging galleries from the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay alongside many of the most important galleries from Europe, Asia and Africa. In total, half of the participating galleries have exhibition spaces in the Americas.
First-time participants from North and South America include Arredondo \ Arozarena, Castelli Gallery, Cristin Tierney Gallery, Essex Street, François Ghebaly Gallery, George Adams Gallery, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, SIM Galeria, Thomas Duncan Gallery and Universal Limited Art Editions. The galleries from Europe showing in Miami Beach for the first time are: Beck & Eggeling, Galerie Gregor Staiger, hunt kastner, KOW, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Marcelle Alix, Mathew Gallery, Galerie Max Mayer, Mazzoleni, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Galeria Plan B, Project Native Informant, Vedovi Gallery, Vistamare and Robilant + Voena. From the Asia-Pacific region, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP and White Space Beijing will join the show for the first time. For the full gallery list, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/exhibitors.
Galleries, the main sector of the show, features 191 galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. In addition to a strong list of returning exhibitors, Vedovi Gallery and Mazzoleni will exhibit for the first time at Art Basel in Miami Beach, while Galerie Barbara Thumm and ProjecteSD return to the Galleries sector after a brief hiatus. Having previously shown in Nova, Positions or Survey, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Kerlin Gallery and Mendes Wood DM have graduated into the Galleries sector, where, for the first time, they will present a wider range of their gallery programs.
With 12 global leaders in the field of prints and limited-editioned works, the Edition sector is a perennial highlight. This year’s show features Alan Cristea Gallery, Carolina Nitsch, Crown Point Press, Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Pace Prints, Paragon, Paul Stolper Gallery, Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Sabine Knust, STPI, Two Palms and Universal Limited Art Editions.
Following its well-received debut last year, Survey returns with 14 exhibitions of historically informed works. Presentations include work by Charles Burchfield (DC Moore Gallery), Peter Campus (Cristin Tierney Gallery), Gianni Colombo (Robilant + Voena), Roy DeCarava (Jenkins Johnson Gallery), Rosalyn Drexler (Garth Greenan Gallery), Dorothy Iannone (Peres Projects), Wang Jinsong (Beijing Art Now Gallery),
Heinz Mack (Beck & Eggeling), Roberto Burle Marx (Bergamin & Gomide), Shinjiro Okamoto (Tokyo Gallery + BTAP), Miguel Ángel Rojas (espaivisor), Peter Saul (George Adams Gallery), Keith Sonnier (Castelli Gallery) and Ettore Spalletti (Vistamare). Further details on the individual projects will be announced in the coming months.
The 16 curated solo booths of Positions provide a focus on emerging artists. The sector features a study on Mexican symbolism by Fritzia Irizar at Arredondo \ Arozarena; an installation by Dan Bayles at François Ghebaly Gallery, which will evolve during the show in response to other works on display; work by Vittorio Brodmann at Galerie Gregor Staiger; and new paintings and mixed-media work by Jaromír Novotný at hunt kastner. Daniel Keller will explore ecological and technological developments at the stand of Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler; Marcelle Alix will show a veiled installation of ‘Opaque’ by Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz; while Villa Design Group’s work at Mathew Gallery will question languages of design, violence, and subjectivity through an installation of 10 doorways that draw upon architectural details from the murder scene of Gianni Versace. As part of Positions, Galerie Max Mayer will present ‘Polyrhythm Technoir’, a three-part film by Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr that allegorizes the present state of electronic music. The sector will further include an installation by Jiieh G Hur at One and J. Gallery; a new series of works inspired by nation-state branding campaigns by the artist collective GCC at Project Native Informant; a performance by Thomas Wachholz at RaebervonStenglin; and work by Andrei Koschmieder at Real Fine Art, examining the processes and systems by which the illicit is made useful and productive as it is integrated into the formal capitalist economy. SIM Galeria will present ‘Le carnaval des animaux’ by Romy Pocztaruk; explorations of the body by B. Ingrid Olson will be on view at Simone Subal Gallery; and Thomas Duncan Gallery will show mixed-media work by Sean Paul. At White Space Beijing, He Xiangyu will exhibit a series of ink on paper drawings.
Nova, which provides a platform for younger galleries to present new work by up to three artists, will feature 34 exhibitors. Freedman Fitzpatrick will present the set of a play in a collaboration between Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy. On display at Take Ninagawa will be a group show featuring Elias Hansen, Shinro Ohtake and Aki Sasamoto. Luciano Figueiredo, Sandra Gamarra, Mauro Piva will convert Galeria Leme’s booth into a fictitious museum that challenges the artist’s position within the artworld. Continuing Nova’s reputation as a site of discovery, Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte will show Gustavo Speridião and Nuno Ramos; Essex Street will present works by Park McArthur and Cameron Rowland; Galeria Plan B will feature Ciprian Mureşan and Navid Nuur; and Hannah Hoffman Gallery will debut new paintings by Matt Sheridan Smith.
KOW’s presentation for Nova will feature Eugenio Dittborn, Heinrich Dunst and Michael E. Smith; while Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art will show a new film by Keren Cytter. Pilar Corrias will return to the sector with an exploration of the mediation of images through technology by Rachel Rose, Ian Cheng and Ken Okiishi. Related themes will be considered by Antoine Catala and Gregory Edwards at 47 Canal; Nicolás Bacal, Tomás Espina and Jorge Pedro Núñez at Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo; and Henry Chapman, Helen Marten and Tris Vonna-Michell at T293. History and symbology will also be a looked at, including works by Mandla Reuter and Armando Andrade Tudela at Francesca Minini; Felipe Arturo, Tania Candiani and Wilson Díaz at Instituto de visión; Nicholas Mangan at Labor; Carlos Motta, Rossella Biscotti and Teresa Margolles at mor charpentier; Sharon Hayes and Jimmy Robert at Tanya Leighton; and Asunción Molinos Gordo at Travesía Cuatro.
Compelling juxtapositions in the sector will include Austé and Emily Sundblad at Algus Greenspon; Nathan Mabry and Bernard Piffaretti at Cherry and Martin; Ian Wallace, Susanne M. Winterling and Julian Hoeber at Jessica Silverman Gallery; Néstor
Sanmiguel Diest and B. Wurtz at Maisterravalbuena; Jorge Méndez Blake and Leon Vranken at Meessen De Clercq; Sam Anderson, Phoebe Collings-James and Noel McKenna at mother’s tankstation; Lucas Blalock, Andra Ursuta and Kaari Upson at Ramiken Crucible; Elena Damiani and Marlena Kudlicka at Revolver Galería; and Nelson Leirner, Marilá Dardot and Chiara Banfi at Silvia Cintra + Box 4.
Through their divergent practices David Alesworth, Sudarshan Shetty and Avinash Veeraraghavan turn to craft as both a subject and conceptual framework at GALLERYSKE, while Stefan Brüggemann and Alejandro Cesarco consider a common interest in the formative aspect of language at Parra & Romero. Solo booths in Nova provide additional highlights, including Matt Hoyt at Bureau; Charlie Billingham with Supportico Lopez; Egan Frantz at Michael Jon Gallery; and Adrian Paci at Kalfayan Galleries.
In addition to showing premier artworks ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary pieces across five gallery sectors, many exhibitors will present works in Art Basel’s project-based sectors: Kabinett, Public and Film. Over the coming months, further details about these sectors as well as about the Conversations and Salon program of panels and talks will be released.
South Florida’s leading museums again time their strongest exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel. Visitors from across the world will also have the opportunity to view the city’s internationally renowned private collections. This includes much- anticipated exhibitions at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and the Rubell Family Collection. In December the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will present ‘Nari Ward: Sun Splashed’, ‘No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting’, ‘Firelei Báez: Bloodlines’, and project galleries by Sheela Gowda, Jeff Wall, Nicolas Lobo and Bik Van der Pol. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will present ‘Shannon Ebner – A Public Character’ and ‘Alex Bag – The Van (Redux)’ while NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will show ‘Pablo Picasso: Painted Ceramics and Works on Paper, 1931-71’, ‘William J. Glackens: A Modernist in the Making’, ‘The Indestructible Lee Miller’, and ‘Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television’. Other highlights include ‘Margin of Error’ and ‘Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern’ at the Wolfsonian-FIU; ‘The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers’, ‘Vincent van Gogh’s The Poplars at Saint-Rémy’, ‘Edgar Degas’ Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon’ at the Norton Museum of Art; and ‘Carlos Salas: Latin America and the Global Imagination’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). As the Bass Museum of Art is undergoing renovation, it has instigated bassX – a series of artists’ projects, exhibitions, events and education programs – in the Miami Beach Library, directly across from the museum. In December bassX will present a new performance by Sylvie Fleury.
Featuring the world’s leading galleries specializing in twentieth and twenty-first century collectible design, the 11th edition of Design Miami, the leading global forum for design, will take place from December 2 to December 6, 2015 at Meridian & 19th Street, opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information, please visit designmiami.com.
Public: 26 international artists will transform Collins Park with 27 site-specific installations and performances
For the 2015 edition of Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach, Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, returns for his third year curating the show’s Public sector. Under the theme ‘Metaforms’, 27 large-scale and site-specific installations and performances by leading and emerging artists from over 11 countries will turn Miami Beach’s Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space. Produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art for the fifth consecutive year, the sector will include significant works by Olaf Breuning, James Capper, Tony Cragg, Melvin Edwards, Sam Falls, Sylvie Fleury, Katharina Grosse, Matt Johnson, Jacob Kassay, Kris Martin, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Athena Papadopoulos, Ishmael Randall-Weeks, Sterling Ruby, Michael Sailstorfer, Tomás Saraceno, Tony Tasset, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Francisco Ugarte, Timm Ulrichs, Marianne Vitale, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Hank Willis Thomas, Robert Wilson, Yan Xing and Xiao Yu.
The Public sector of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will open on Wednesday, December 2, with a special evening performance program featuring Xavier Cha (b.1980, United States), Ryan Gander (b. 1975, United Kingdom), Pope.L (b. 1955, United States) and Yan Xing (b. 1986, China).
Nicholas Baume’s curatorial premise, ‘Metaforms’, will consider how art making is, at its core, a process of transformation. The manners in which artists conceptually and physically reimagine objects or symbols will be explored, and in doing so add new layers of significance to what was once familiar in order to reveal unexpected truths.
Several of the works will be participatory. Jacob Kassay’s (b. 1984, United States) ‘Untitled’ (2012-2015) is designed to provide a place for individuals to gather together in conversation. ‘Healing Pavilion’, a gemstone-encrusted sculpture by Sam Falls (b. 1984, United States), will similarly provide communal seating, in this case enhanced with metaphysical properties through minerals such as amethyst, orange calcite, jasper, lapis lazuli and rose quartz. Other work will convert inanimate objects into ‘moving beings’, as with ‘Mountaineer Prototype’ (2015) by James Capper (b. 1987, United Kingdom). Widely known for his large-scale, man-operated machines, Capper’s brightly-colored kinetic sculpture will walk around on four telescopic legs, remotely operated via a control panel.
Power, manipulation and structures of oppression will be implied themes in several works. ‘Ukpo.Edo’ (1993/1996) is a stainless steel installation by Melvin Edwards (b. 1937, United States) comprised of large metal links, a poignant symbol of both the history of slavery and oppression, as well as the interrelation between people and cultures. Matt Johnson’s (b. 1978, United States) ‘Twisted Jersey Barrier’ (2015), evocative of a warped concrete highway divider, and Sterling Ruby’s (b. 1972, Germany) ‘Big Yellow Mama’ (2013), based on the notorious Alabama electric chair, both reference objects designed to exercise control. Robert Wilson’s (b. 1941, United States) tall, slender chairs from the original 1976 production of ‘Einstein on the Beach’ will evoke a trio of elevated figures standing in judgment.
Reflections on identity and subjectivity are also embedded in Olaf Breuning’s (b. 1970, Switzerland) polished steel series of oversized heads, Athena Papadopoulos’ (b. 1988, Canada) ‘Two Serious(ly) (Young) Women’ (2015) and Hank Willis Thomas’ (b. 1976, United States) single bench ‘Ernest and Ruth’ (2015), from his ongoing series ‘The Truth is I See You’ (2011). In Yan Xing’s (b. 1986, China) playful performance, ‘L’amour l’après midi’ (2015), young men clad in Chinese silks and embroidery designed by the artist will flirt with passersby, projecting emotions like love, anxiety and lust through their eyes, body language and sparse dialogue.
Marianne Vitale’s (b. 1973, United States) nine meter long sculpture ‘Ace of Spades’ (2015) is comprised of relics of the industrial age, created from 60 tons of steel scrap material sourced from a Pennsylvania track yard facility. As Vitale brings the past into dialogue with the present, so too does Ishmael Randall-Weeks’ (b. 1976, Peru) simulated archaeology and Kris Martin’s (b. 1972, Belgium) bare bones interpretation of the 15th-century Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. Objects and images from popular culture and daily life animate works by Sylvie Fleury (b. 1961, Switzerland), who will broadcast the name of a supposed new fragrance in neon, Sterling Ruby (b. 1972, Germany), with a giant tubular set of red lips, and Michael Sailstorfer (b. 1979, Germany), in the form of potted beer garden lights. Additionally, Rubén Ortiz Torres’ (b. 1964, Mexico) ‘Collector’s Backyard Boogie’ (2015), will set customized shopping carts into motion with a hydraulic lift. Tony Tasset (b. 1960, United States) will play with our sense of perception through a monumental deer lawn ornament, while Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961, Argentina) will bend the meaning of language through a solar powered LED-lit sign, similar to directional signs found on highways.
For many artists, the forms, processes and systems of nature are evoked in more or less explicit ways and with varying degrees of abstraction. Francisco Ugarte’s (b. 1973, Mexico) site-specific sculpture, ‘Sunlight I’ (2015), responds to the sun’s trajectory and position during the days of the exhibition. The installation’s eleven wooden pyramids will each correspond with a specific time from sunrise to sunset, tracking the sun’s movement, elevation and azimuth, through the shifting projective geometry of the work. Additional examples include Tony Cragg’s (b. 1949, Britain) twinned, spiraling bronze sculpture ‘Mixed Feelings’ (2012), Katharina Grosse’s (b. 1961, Germany) colossal, painterly abstract forms, Tomás Saraceno’s (b. 1973, Argentina) delicate ‘One Module Cloud with Interior Net’ (2015), Timm Ulrichs’ (b. 1940, Germany) kinetic sculpture ‘Von null bis unendlich (from here to eternity)’ (1986) and Ursula Von Rydingsvard’s (b. 1942, Germany) large-scale bronze sculpture, ‘Bent Lace’ (2014). Inside the Rotunda, Xiao Yu’s (b. 1980, China) ‘Elevation No. 2’ (2013), a series of double-sided abstract canvases, invites viewers to look differently at both the traditional display and subject matter of painting.
As in the past three years, a selection of artworks will remain installed in Collins Park until February 1, 2016 as part of ‘tc: temporary contemporary’, a city-wide temporary public art program which is present by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach.
A series of live performances will be presented on Public’s Opening Night on Wednesday, December 2. Xavier Cha’s ‘supreme ultimate exercise’ (2015) will be comprised of parallel performances contrasting manipulations of the athletic form, including both the slow, controlled and fluid movements of a female tai chi master adjacent to a choreographed tractor tire routine enacted by male bodybuilders. Controlled physical exertion also marks Pope.L’s elaborate and sorrowful production; four large men speed through the park on skateboards, while lying prone, before crawling laboriously onto a small wooden stage to sing ‘America The Beautiful’. Channeling the Wildean pun of ‘the earnest Ernest’, Ryan Gander’s work features a dandy hobo who will engage the audiences in scripted conversations that reveal iterations of the artist’s fancied and conflicted selves. The work, ‘Ernest Hawker’ (2015), was a Performa Commission curated by Mark Beasley for Performa 15. Public’s opening night will also feature a special evening rendition of Yan Xing’s flirtatious performance.
Public Opening Night, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Collins Park on Wednesday, December 2, from 7pm to 9pm. The Public sector is free of charge and will be open to the public from Wednesday, December 2 to Sunday, December 6, 2015. Tours will be offered daily at 2pm starting from the On-site Info Point (no reservation required). Private, group and school-group tours will be offered by reservation.
Collins Park is located between 21st and 22nd Street, in close proximity to the exhibition halls within the Miami Beach Convention Center and adjacent to The Bass Museum of Art.
As part of Art Basel’s Salon series, on Friday, December 4 from 4pm to 5pm, Nicholas Baume will join in conversation with the artists Ishmael Randall-Weeks, Hank Willis Thomas, and Xavier Cha. Art Basel entry tickets include admission to Salon.
2015 Public artworks:
Olaf Breuning, I Can Not Take It Anymore, 2015, Metro Pictures James Capper, Mountaineer Prototype, 2015, Paul Kasmin Gallery Tony Cragg, Mixed Feelings, 2012, Marian Goodman Gallery
Melvin Edwards, Ukpo.Edo, 1993/1996, Alexander Gray Associates, Stephen Friedman Gallery
Sam Falls, Untitled (Healing pavilion…), 2015, Galerie Eva Presenhuber Sylvie Fleury, Eternity Now, 2015, Bass Museum of Art
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2012, Galerie König, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Matt Johnson, Twisted Jersey Barrier, 2015, 303 Gallery, Blum & Poe Jacob Kassay, Untitled, 2012-2015, 303 Gallery
Kris Martin, Altar, 2014, Sies + Höke
Rubén Ortiz Torres, Collector’s Backyard Boogie, 2015, OMR
Athena Papadopoulos, Two Serious(ly) (young) Women, (Hubba Hubba Trouba and Ouchy Waa Waa Mama’), 2015, Supportico Lopez
Ishmael Randall-Weeks, Paraíso, 2015, Revolver Galería
Sterling Ruby, Big Yellow Mama, 2013, and Lips, 2014, Gagosian Gallery
Michael Sailstorfer, Voilà (Dubai) 1, 2011, and Voilà (Dubai) 3, 2011, Galerie König Tomás Saraceno, One Module Cloud with Interior Net, 2015, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Tony Tasset, Deer, 2015, Kavi Gupta
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2015 (don’t shoot the messenger), 2015, Gavin Brown’s enterprise
Francisco Ugarte, Sunlight I, 2015, Arredondo \ Arozarena
Timm Ulrichs, Von null bis unendlich (from here to eternity), 1986, Wentrup Marianne Vitale, Ace of Spades, 2015, Contemporary Fine Arts
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Bent Lace, 2014, Galerie Lelong
Hank Willis Thomas, Ernest and Ruth, 2015, Jack Shainman Gallery
Robert Wilson, Einstein Chair, from Einstein on the Beach, 1976 (produced 2002), Paula Cooper Gallery
Yan Xing, L’amour l’après-midi, 2015, Galerie Urs Meile
Xiao Yu, Elevation No.2, 2013, Beijing Art Now Gallery
Public opening night performances:
Xavier Cha, supreme ultimate exercise, 2015, 47 Canal
Ryan Gander, Ernest Hawker, 2015, Lisson Gallery (A Performa Commission curated by Mark Beasley for Performa 15)
Pope.L, The Beautiful, 2015, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Yan Xing, L’amour l’après-midi, 2015, Galerie Urs Meile
More information on the sector is available at artbasel.com/miamibeach/public.
Film: Art Basel announces 2015 program for Miami Beach
From December 2 through 6, 2015, Art Basel will present a premier program of over 50 films and videos by and about artists selected under the title ‘Our Hidden Futures’. Screened on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, the program is again curated by Art Basel film curator David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and London’s Artprojx. First-time Art Basel film curator Marian Masone, Senior Programming Advisor at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, has selected the feature-length film ‘Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art’ (2015) by filmmaker James Crump for a special screening at the Colony Theatre on Friday, December 4. Gryn’s program of film and video works, drawn from the show’s participating galleries, will include work by Ida Applebroog, Anna Barham, Breda Beban, Janet Biggs, Sue de Beer, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Emin, Barbara Hammer, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jaki Irvine, Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg, Jumana Manna, Howardena Pindell, Cauleen Smith, Catherine Sullivan and Marnie Weber.
Every evening, in addition to the Film program, sound works by Sofie Alsbo, Alice Jacobs, Mariele Neudecker and Camille Norment will be presented on the state-of-the arts surround sound system in SoundScape Park. In conjunction with the outdoor film screenings, over 80 works have been selected to be shown within a designated Film Library at the Art Basel fair, whose Lead Partner is UBS.
‘Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art’ (2015) by director James Crump considers the history of land art in the 1960s and 1970s. Selected by curator Marian Masone, the film focuses on a cadre of renegade New York artists who sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Combining interviews with artists such as Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer with rare, re-mastered footage of some of the most significant land art sites in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, ‘Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art’, will be shown at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach at 8.30pm on Friday, December 4, 2015. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with James Crump and Marian Masone. Entry is free, but seating is limited.
Returning for his fifth year with Art Basel, curator David Gryn’s program is entitled ‘Our Hidden Futures’. The lineup will highlight an international selection of emerging and established artists, encompassing a range of moving image works that illustrate the breadth of these various analogue and digital mediums. On Thursday, December 3, Catherine Sullivan’s film ‘Afterword Via Fantasia’ will be screened. Conceived within the framework of an opera written by composer George Lewis, Sullivan transposes material from Lewis’s libretto into a series of scenes shot on sets of other plays with parallel and divergent social and cultural themes.
On Saturday, December 5 at 2pm, Art Basel’s Salon program will feature ‘The Artists Surround Sound Project’ a talk between Art Basel film curator David Gryn and the artists Sophie Alsbo, Alice Jacobs, Mariele Neudecker and Camille Norment. Art Basel entry tickets include admission to Salon.
Daily (December 2 – 6)
Miami Beach Convention Center Film Library
In conjunction with the outdoor program, over 80 selected works will be presented on six touch-screen monitors within the Film Library at Art Basel’s show during show hours. Access with a show entrance ticket.
Nightly (December 2 – 5)
SoundScape Park Evening Film Program
Outdoor screenings will take place in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, a three-minute walk from the Miami Beach Convention Center. Admission to Film at SoundScape Park is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Every evening from 6pm to the start of the first film screening, sound works by different artists will be presented in SoundScape Park:
Wednesday, December 2: Mariele Neudecker Thursday, December 3: Sofie Alsbo
Friday, December 4: Camille Norment Saturday, December 5: Alice Jacobs
Friday, December 4 | 8:30 pm | Colony Theater Special Film Screening
James Crump, Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art, 2015, 72’
The feature film selected by Art Basel film curator Marian Masone will be shown at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Screening is followed by a panel discussion with James Crump and Marian Masone. Entry is free, but seating is limited.
2015 FILM PROGRAM
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6pm | Sound work
Mariele Neudecker, Figure of 8 (Rainforest, Ecuador, sound recorded at height: 1.39m, 9.78m, 22.59m, 30.79m and 37.26m), 2015, Galerie Barbara Thumm
8pm | Short Film program | Fairy Doll
Running time approximately 58’; selected by David Gryn
The 2015 Film program will open with a selection of short works in which artists focus on single portrait to reveal nuances of the human condition.
Rineke Dijkstra, Marianna (The Fairy Doll), 2014, 19’13”, Marian Goodman Gallery Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, The Countermand, 2014, 9’48”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery Carla Chaim, Lua Certa, 2011, 1’03”, Galeria Raquel Arnaud
Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg, Late Checkout (Part II), 2015, 9’58”, Simone Subal Gallery
Anna Maria Maiolino, Um Momento, Por Favor, 1999/2004, 4’30”, Hauser & Wirth Howardena Pindell, Free, White and 21, 1980, 12’15”, Garth Greenan Gallery
9pm | Short Film program | Speak Easy
Running time approximately 78’; selected by David Gryn
‘Speak Easy’ will consider the artistic use of the creative, the audience, and the allure of the arena, the theater and the theatrical to explore the unsaid or unsayable.
Simone Leigh & Liz Magic Laser with Alicia Hall Moran, Breakdown, 2011, 9’46”, Tilton Gallery
Jumana Manna, A Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch’s Last Masquerade), 2013, 12′, CRG Gallery
JoAnn Verburg, Watching Trisha Brown, 2015, 2’40”, Pace/MacGill Gallery
Melanie Smith with Rafael Ortega, Aztec Stadium. Malleable Deed, 2010, 10’29”, Sicardi Gallery
Marinella Senatore, Speak Easy, 2009, 15′, Peres Projects
Catherine Sullivan, Triangle of Need (Olympian and Doves), 2007, 8’22”, Metro Pictures Ann-Sofi Sidén in collaboration with Jonathan Bepler, Curtain Callers, 2011, 20′, Galerie Barbara Thumm
Thursday, December 3, 2015 6pm | Sound work
Sofie Alsbo, Close Encounter, 2015, courtesy of the artist
9pm | Afterward Via Fantasia
Catherine Sullivan with George Lewis and Sean Griffin, Afterword via Fantasia, 2015, 60ʹ, Metro Pictures
Catherine Sullivan’s film, ‘Afterword Via Fantasia’, is conceived within the framework of an opera written by composer George Lewis and co-directed by Sullivan and longtime collaborator Sean Griffin. Sullivan transposes material from Lewis’s libretto into a series of scenes shot on sets for other plays with parallel and divergent social and cultural themes. The opera and film are based on Lewis’s widely-acclaimed book A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and American Experimental Music. The AACM has long played a key role in American experimental music, forging new models of black identity and social activism.
10pm | Short Film program | Sea of Silence
Running time approximately 56’; selected by David Gryn
Works within ‘Sea of Silence’ reflect on the poetic silence of the absent and, in so doing, create a louder and much more visceral language.
Marnie Weber, Sea of Silence, 2009, 14’15”, Gavlak Gallery / Simon Lee Gallery Camille Henrot, Million Dollars Point, 2011, 5’35”, Galerie König / kamel mennour Shirazeh Houshiary, Dust, 2011-2013, 7’08”, Lehmann Maupin
Cauleen Smith, Crow Requiem, 2015, 11′, Corbett vs. Dempsey
Minnette Vári, Quake, 2007, 6’23”, Goodman Gallery
Tracey Emin, Love Never Wanted Me, 2013, 2’48”, Lehmann Maupin Nikki S. Lee, Yours, 2015, 8’41”, One and J. Gallery
Friday, December 4
6pm | Sound work
Camille Norment, Toll – Dissonant Image, (Re-mixed and mastered from 2011 version of Toll), 2015, courtesy of the artist
8pm | Short Film program | Duet
Running time approximately 45’; selected by David Gryn
‘Duet’ will present artworks that embody pairs, the split screen, duos and unions, which are found in the style of the film, the artistic process or within the narrative.
Janet Biggs, Duet, 2010, 6’47”, Cristin Tierney Gallery
Zanele Muholi, Ayanda & Nhlanhla Moremi’s Wedding, 2013, 11’50”, Stevenson Nicola Thomas, S-time, 2015, 3’53”, courtesy of the artist
Talia Chetrit, Parents, 2014, 9’44, Sies + Höke, kaufmann repetto
Nicola Thomas, Julian in two parts, 2015 2’02”, courtesy of the artist
Sue de Beer, The Blue Lenses, 2014, 19’03”, Marianne Boesky Gallery
9pm | Short Film program | Snow Job
Running time approximately 62’; selected by David Gryn
Selected works in ‘Snow Job’ use satire to communicate messages that engage and humor us.
Berna Reale, Cantando na Chuva (Singing in the Rain), 2014, 4’15”, Galeria Nara Roesler Shana Moulton, MindPlace ThoughtStream, 2014, 11’57”, Galerie Gregor Staiger
Mary Reid Kelley, Camel Toe, 2008, 1’25”, Pilar Corrias
Barbara Hammer, Snow Job: The Media Hysteria of Aids, 1986, 7’44”, KOW
Diana Thater, Male Gyr-Peregrine Falcon (Grim), 2012, 30”, Hauser & Wirth Chloe Wise & Claire Christerson, Greece, 2015, 3′, courtesy of the artists Ida Applebroog, It’s No Use Alberto, 1978, 9’36”, Hauser & Wirth
Breda Beban, Jason’s Dream, 1997, 10′, courtesy of the artist’s estate & Kalfayan Galleries
Mary Reid Kelley, Swinburne’s Pasiphae, 2014, 8’58’, Pilar Corrias Judith Hopf, Lily ́s Laptop, 2013, 5’29”, kaufmann repetto
8:30 pm | James Crump, Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art, 2015 Special Film Screening at Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Running time 72ʹ; selected by Marian Masone
Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art, 2015 traces the history of land art in the 1960s and 1970s. Focused on a cadre of renegade artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest, the film includes rare footage and interviews with artists such as Robert Smithson (‘Spiral Jetty’, 1970), Walter De Maria (‘The Lightning Field’, 1977) and Michael Heizer (‘Double Negative’, 1969-1970). The screening is followed by a panel discussion between the movie’s Director James Crump and Marian Masone.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 6pm | Sound work
Alice Jacobs, The Intent I Owe, 2015, courtesy of the artist
8pm | Short Film program | Vanishing Point
Running time approximately 58’; selected by David Gryn
‘Vanishing Point’ will feature a selection of artworks which employ kinetic and choreographed movement to investigate the factory, machines, and the futility of war, as well as the demise of manufacturing and its consequences.
Breda Beban, Let’s call it love, 2000, 7’30’’, artist’s estate, Kalfayan Galleries María Fernanda Cardoso, On the Origins of Art: Maratus Volans, Male and Female,
Artists, 2015, 3’13”, courtesy of the artist
Janet Biggs, Vanishing Point, 2009, 10’32”, Cristin Tierney Gallery
Fritzia Irizar, Sin título (requiem JMAF), 2015, 4’19”, Arredondo \ Arozarena Suzanne Harris, The Wheels / Flying Machine, 1973, 5’47”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery Anna Barham, The squid that hid, 2015, 5’05”, Galerie Nordenhake
Guan Xiao, Hidden Track, 2015, 4’51”, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
Susanne M. Winterling, Immersion Vertex (Prototyp Diadem), 2’22”, 2014,
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Pia Camil, No A Trio A, 2013, 7’31”, OMR
Cornelia Parker, War Machine, 2015, 9’25”, courtesy of the artist
9pm | Bikini Carwash
Running time approximately 52’; selected by David Gryn
The seven works in this program will explore the great outdoors, capturing urban and rural encounters.
Liz Cohen, Bikini Carwash, 2002, 5’58”, Salon 94
Marnie Weber, Songs Hurt Me, 1994, 2′, Gavlak Gallery / Simon Lee Gallery
Jaki Irvine, Se Compra: Sin é, 2014, 17’37”, Kerlin Gallery
Micol Assaël, Overstrain, 2012, 3′, ZERO…
Kristin Oppenheim in collaboration with Don Maclean, Ultramarine, 2015, 7’43”,
Cauleen Smith, H-E-L-L-O, 2014, 11′, Corbett vs. Dempsey
Milena Bonilla, Ceremony for a Homogeneous Landscape, 2009, 2’34”, mor charpentier