UNTITLED, ART MIAMI BEACH 2019 Report – Loving the Light

UNTITLED MIAMI 2019
UNTITLED MIAMI 2019

UNTITLED, ART MIAMI is a Highly Comfortable Miami Art Week Show

You breathe easy at the Miami Beach UNTITLED show. So does the art.

The aisles between exhibit booths seem wider. You can zoom in close or look further ahead. And you feel buoyed, even if you have a bad case of museum feet born of many days treading through sister shows, and the granddaddy show, Art Basel Miami.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s all about the light that bathes you and art alike.

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RENA BRANSTEN GALLERY, San Fransisco, Artist: Lava Thomas, Freedom Song #5 (We Shall Not Be Moved)
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josee bienvenu gallery, Marco Maggi, Golden Rule
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Patrick Head Contemporary Art, London UK, Susan Schwalb
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josee bienvenu, Sergio Sister, Cabica 148 B
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Enlargement of portion of Golden Rule

The size of UNTITLED also is a draw. You can comfortably take it all in with a leisurely stroll pace in a few hours. You will be sharing the wide aisles with happy cohorts of friends, open bottles being passed all around.

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josee bienvenu gallery, Marco Maggi
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La Balsa Arte, Bogata CO., Radenko Milak, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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Enlargement of portion
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Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid, Aitor Ortiz
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Max Estrella, Madrid ES., Leyla Cardenas, (Sculpture) Puntales

The vibe is chill. Even a puppy pressed into service as eye candy draw by an exhibitor remained at ease as cellphone after cellphone camera memorialized his yawns. He was so Buddha like that whispers on the sidelines joked that he was drugged.

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James Harris Gallery, Seattle WA., Evan Nesbit, Expanding Variables
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Beers London, London UK, Andrew Salgado
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Beers London, London UK, Andrew Salgado, Still Life With Port And Damson (left), Teatro Del Sale (Florence)
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La Sindical, Havana, CU, Juan Miguel Pozo
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La Sindical, Havana, CU., Juan Miguel Pozo
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Nieves Fernandez, Tamara Fernandez
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Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid
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Beers London, London UK., Andrew Salgado
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Fort Gansevoort, Zoya Cherkassky, Barber Shop

You too might conclude that like most, if not all, of the Miami Art Week fairs, the quality of art on display is all over the map.   Some might like the energy they feel emanating from the bold creative strokes akin to those one admires in art school displays. Many of the UNTITLED art works, as at the NADA show, shared a common theme of exploring how one medium can be shaped to take on the characteristics of another, e.g. inks appearing as textile threads and vice versa.

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Fort Ganesvoort Gallery, New York, Zoya Cherkassky, Children Storage
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Makasiini Contemporary, Turku Fin., Ina Gerken, What Could Have Been
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De Buck Gallery, New York, Wycliffe Mundopa, He who casts the first stone part 1
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Fort Gansevoort, New York, Zoya Cherkassky, Street Scene at Neve Shaanan
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Marc Straus, New York, Carlos Quintana, the big falling in historia, cabbelo chino, chinese horse
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Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence IT., Richard Dupont, Sculpture and Painting
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Vigo Gallery, London, UK., Stephen Chambers, James Baldwin
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Espacio Minimo, Madrid ES., Susan Collis
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Luce Gallery, Turin, IT., Hugo McCloud
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Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, Leonardo Benzant, Trickster Who Weaves the World
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Vigo Gallery, London UK., Ibrahim El-Salahi, Pain Relief: Adam & Eve
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Vigo Gallery, London UK., Johnny Abrahams

Compared to its sister smaller Miami Art Week Shows NADA and Pulse, UNTITLED this year seemed to have relatively fewer works with overt political themes. The one exception was a focus on the environment. A few artists’ work with plants emerging or taking over humans’ faces or their tools seem to be a visual rejoinder to the book The World Without Us. Coral Projects, a special project of the Benrubi Gallery, showed continuous loop video of their explorations of how to create art in a sustainable manner. Sculptures made of debris from Everglades that decompose and return to the land and swamp are an example. By this writer’s lights, however, the sculptural works made of debris floating in our oceans displayed at Design Miami/Basel Miami gives the art community a better road map of how to bear witness to the pains of our planet.

For more information on the ongoing UNTITLED, ART fairs visit the UNTITLED web site.

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Special Project, Coral Projects, Everglades Art Lab 2019

For more information on next year’s fair, bookmark the UNTITLED MIAMI 2019 website.

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