December, 2009

The Fifth Dimension – Art of Fiber and Space

The Fifth Dimension – Art of Fiber and Space (October 18 – December 4, 2009) at MOCA Shanghai presented the works of 24 teachers and students of the Fiber and Space Art Studio from the Fifth Studio of the Sculpture Department of China Academy of Arts. Titled to convey the interests of the Fiber and Space Art Studio in examining the world from a fifth[…..]

Miami Art Fairs: Sweat Shoppe

At this year’s SCOPE Miami Contemporary Art Show, duo Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw present Sweat Shoppe, their multimedia performance group.  Situated in an open and inviting space outside of the booth environment, the Sweat Shoppe’s interactive installation space hosts local bands, DJs and live performances each day of the SCOPE Miami Art Show –  combining art, music and technology in an innovative and accessible[…..]

Miami Art Fairs: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

The Mizuma Art Gallery of Tokyo is showcasing artist Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba’s ongoing project Breathing is Free: 12,756.3 at Art Positions in Art Basel Miami Beach 2009.  This complex and meaningful project is a statement on the current condition of the refugee and, in Nguyen-Hatsushiba’s words, a ‘reflection and offering to the refugees whose lives are to run or to perish’.  As an artist with resources[…..]

Miami Art Fairs: Okay Mountain (Corner Store)

Arthouse of Austin TX presents Corner Store by Okay Mountain in the IMPULSE section of this year’s PULSE Miami Contemporary Art Fair.  Commissioned by Arthouse specifically for PULSE, the installation is  elaborately researched and accurately realized.  Corner Store envelops the visitor within the environment of a gas station or convenience store typical to Texas and the Southern United States.  All elements of Corner Store‘s retail[…..]

Miami Art Fairs: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Dubai’s Third Line Gallery presents new work by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Nova section.  Farmanfarmaian’s series of mosaics of mirrors succeed, according to the Third Line Gallery, in combining ‘the intricate ornamentation of Iranian architecture with the aesethetic of modern abstract expressionism’ – both of which appropriately reflect this artist’s background.  In creating these mosaics, Farmanfarmaian[…..]

Miami Art Fairs: Tom Sachs and the Neistat Brothers

The Art Video Program at Art Basel Miami Beach, curated by New York’s Creative Time, presented three short films by Tom Sachs and the Neistat Brothers at the Oceanfront area last night, Waffle Bike, Obstacle Course, and Space Program. The Neistat Brothers (Casey and Van), based in New York, have made several short videos and have a new show coming out on HBO. They started[…..]

2009 Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach, a cultural and social highlight of the contemporary art calendar, opens today at the Miami Beach Convention Center, drawing legions of artists, curators, critics, collectors, and dealers from across the world. With over 250 exhibitors from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, the show will exhibit works by over 2,000 artists. This year’s program includes the new Oceanfront area[…..]