With over 250 galleries, including 43 debutants based in countries ranging from Uruguay to Zimbabwe, Art Basel Miami Beach may be the city’s most renowned fair this week, but by no means the only one. .
Untitled Art Miami Beach (November 29-December 4, 12th Street and Ocean Drive) celebrates its 10th edition by inviting four curators to present at the exhibition. Natasha Becker of the de Young Museum in San Francisco brings together 11 galleries around the theme of black voices, while art historians Estrellita Brodsky and José Falconi have focused theirs on less traditional and more marginal ways of approaching the universe. .
“We want to reflect on the marginal position of Latin American and Latin American artists in the Western historical canon and bring visibility to the regional tradition of another world, of shamanism and other esoteric forms of knowledge rejected by the modernism, ”says Brodsky.
NADA Miami (December 1-4, Ice Palace Studios) will host more than 170 exhibitors, including a new section dedicated to artists’ book publishers; 39 participants will present both new books and historical material. Visitors can learn do-it-yourself approaches to book creation, if they find themselves inspired by material on display elsewhere in the fair.
In NADA’s Curated Spotlight section, Ebony L Haynes, director of the David Zwirner Gallery, chose eight solo presentations, including Mesoamerican-style terracotta vases by Joel Gaitan, presented in Nicaraguan style. pulperia (bodega) and Adee Roberson, who documents the black diaspora across the United States, the Caribbean and West Africa through family and sound archives.
The irreverent Fridge Art Fair (November 29-December 4, Esquina de Abuela, 2705 NW 22nd Ave) takes place in Miami’s cultural district of Allapattah, in a location known for its Cuban revolutionary heritage. Artists such as Katlin Martin, Nix Function and Phoenix Roberts have carte blanche to stage projects in the large central space of the hall. Fridge co-founder Eric Ginsburg will show off some of his artist pet portraits.
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