SELECT New York 2015

From 13 until 17 May 2015, the city of New York is to host the fifth edition of the contemporary art fair SELECT New York, at the former Dia Building in the Chelsea neighbourhood. The fair presents some 50 American and international galleries. The main exhibition curator is Brian Whiteley, an artist himself, holder of a Masters degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, an independent curator, and co-founder of the SELECT group. The exact location, Center 548, has an area of around 3,250 square-metres spread over three floors. Founded in 2011, the SELECT fair, which alternates each year between New York and Miami, specialises in emerging and...

Tags: , , ,

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, European charm meets American ostentation

Miami, 10 December 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Art Basel Miami Beach officially opened to the public on 5 December, though – by this point – the event had already been open for a week, with its associated events expected to go on long after the official opening day. The event features no fewer than thirteen satellite events – Scope, Aqua, NADA, Pulse, Select, Untitled, Ink, Design, Context, Brazil, Russian Pavilion, Miami Project. Other highlights have included the opening of a building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, to act as a dedicated space for the Jorge Pérez Collection. A number of vernissages have also featured, including those for three large exhibitions of private collection (Margulies, Rubell, de la Cruz), as well as those for several museums (including Bass and Wolfsonian). A tour of galleries was offered in the bustling Wynwood district. Suffice to say that between 5 and 8 December it was impossible to visit everything. As in previous years, the event was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, an enormous building which would take visitors at least two days to fully explore. Like other international art fairs of the same stature, the event featured major galleries from across the world, exhibiting their finest pieces – all viewed by smartly-suited buyers, and eccentrically-styled artists. French galleries produced particularly high-quality stands, with notable contributors to the event including Almine Rech, who appeared last year at NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance, a satellite fair) – a gallery which, this year, made its first appearance at Art Basel. Parisian gallery Thaddaeus Ropac, who displayed a large painting, alongside a sculpture by Baselitz, and a drawing by Robert Longo. Art:Concept was another French gallery which stood out, presenting an installation by Richard Fauguet. Paris’s Perrotin gallery was also a prominent participant, choosing to dedicate...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,