New York in Miami: Part two
New York art galleries will be doing their best to showcase their brilliant artists, collections of art and visions for the future at the 11th edition of Art Basel Miami.
Here is the second instalment of our succinct rundown on some of the establishments to check out during the expo. It pays to be in the know.
Jack Shainman Gallery – Booth B21
This brilliant gallery champions work from all around the world, chiefly sourcing artists from Africa, East Asia and North America. Operating a busy schedule, it hosts at least twelve exhibitions a year and takes part in all the major art fairs.
This has included many important expos, such as the Johannesburg Biennale (2005) and the Havana Biennale (2009).
Artists on show include: El Anatsui; Radcliffe Bailey; Nick Cave; Barkley L. Hendricks; Hayv Kahraman; Richard Mosse; Zwelethu Mthethwa; Jackie Nickerson; Hank Willis Thomas; Leslie Wayne and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Luhring Augustine – Booth K17
Along with representing a varied group of international contemporary artists, Luhring Augustine specialises in the resale of work from twentieth-century artists, which has included Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Sigmar Polke.
It describes its exhibition programme as one that is characterised by an “adherence to a rigorous curatorial model”.
Artists on show include: Charles Atlas; Larry Clark; Tom Friedman; Zarina Hashmi; Yasumasa Morimura; Daido Moriyama; Michelangelo Pistoletto; Pipilotti Rist; Josh Smith; Philip Taaffe; Rachel Whiteread; Steve Wolfe and Christopher Wool.
Marian Goodman Gallery – Booth K13
Founded in 1977, the Marian Goodman Gallery has dedicated itself to promoting European art to American audiences, helping forge a link across the Atlantic that has resulted in greater rapport and understanding.
It currently has an exhibition of works by the sculptor Richard Deacon, which investigates “volume and surface” and explores “the relationship between body and space”.
Artists on show include: Eija-Liisa Ahtila; John Baldessari; Lothar Baumgarten; Tony Cragg; Tacita Dean; Rineke Dijkstra; Amar Kanwar; William Kentridge; Gabriel Orozco; Gerhard Richter; Thomas Struth; Francesca Woodman and Yang Fudong.
Metro Pictures – Booth E01
Always looking to be leading the charge, Metro Pictures is open to breaking with convention.
It is therefore keen to work with new artists, many of whom “expand the context of the gallery by presenting comparably provocative conceptual material in unforeseen formats that address current conditions, methods of thought, and means of generating art ideas”.
Artists on show include: Olaf Breuning; André Butzer; Martin Kippenberger; Louise Lawler; Robert Longo; Paulina Olowska; Stephen G. Rhodes; Cindy Sherman; Gary Simmons and Sara VanDerBeek.
Sperone Westwater – Booth F08
This New York gallery was conceived in 1975, when art dealers Gian Enzo Sperone, Angela Westwater and Konrad Fischer came together. They were all about the European avant-garde, but equally committed to American artists.
Seminal exhibitions include a 1977 show of minimalist works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd and SolLewit; and the 1989 exhibition Early Conceptual Works, which featured paintings by Bruce Nauman, Alighiero Boetti and Joseph Kosuth.
Artists on show include: Ali Banisadr; Wim Delvoye; Charles LeDray; Nabil Nahas; Malcolm Morley; Tom Sachs; William Wegman; Evan Penny; Heinz Mack and Guillermo Kuitca.
Van de Weghe – Booth D08
Van de Weghe works closely with estates, foundations and institutions around the world to “promote the highest quality, scholarship and value for our collectors”. This approach has helped it develop into a respected gallery, one that is known for putting on special exhibitions.
This was evident in its summer show Picasso/Basquiat, a brilliantly executed investigation into the similarities between the two. It showed that though Picasso is an established genius and will continue to be, Basquiat’s stock is fast rising and history could judge him to be one of the most important artists of his generation.
Artists on show include: Andy Warhol; Jean-Michel Basquiat; Gerhard Richter; Duane Hanson; Pablo Picasso; Damien Hirst; Sol Lewitt and Cy Twombly.
Art Basel Miami runs from December 6th until December 9th 2012.
Cadogan Tate, a leader in fine art shipping and storage, will be available for consultation during Art Basel Week.