Friday, April 22, 2016

Issue #5 (3 December 2011)

I was fortunate enough to preview Art Basel Miami Beach- two days, one night- no voice. I arrived Wednesday, Novemeber 30th at 11am and headed straight for the Miami Beach Convention Center for a VIP preview of the main art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach.

Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the largest international art fairs, featuring over 260 art galleries and expecting over 65,000 visitors, including artists, collectors, curators, and the public. The city of Miami is transformed into an art mecca- a symphony of 23 art fairs (Pulse, NADA, Scope just to name a few), five major private collections (Rubell, de la Cruz, Cisneros, Margulies, World Class Boxing), museum openings (Bass, Miami Art Museum, MoCA Miami, Norton Museum of Art), dinners, and parties.

This week’s ArtCaf√© blog features virtually everything you need to know about Art Basel Miami 2011. Enjoy!

Helen Klisser During
Director Visual Arts, Westport Arts Center

"Sushi Trucks" by Paramodel. Mori Yu gallery at Pulse Miami. Photo by Helen Klisser During

Highlighted Exhibitions (click on picture to access link)

Art Basel, Miami Beach Homepage
Rubell Family Collection
Dec. 7 - Jan. 27
95 NW 29th St., Miami, FL


Dec. 1 - 4
Fee's List through January 19th


The Biennale's worldwide illuminations

Miami's Art Basel show draws thousands 

Jennifer Rubell's Incubation breakfast performance, capturing honey. Photo by Helen Klisser During
NADA Art Fair


SCOPE Miami 2011

Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices

Nov. 30 - Mar. 4

CIFO: Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

de la Cruz Collection

Between Here and There

Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection

Mural in the Wynwood district, Miami. Photo by Helen Klisser During
Laurent Grasso

Portrait of a Young Man

Bass Museum of Art
Mark Handforth

Rolling Stop Knight Exhibition Series

Miami Museum of Contemporary Art
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

Wynwood district, Miami
Art Asia, Miami
Jillian Mayer

Love Trip

World Class Boxing Exhibition Space, Miami
Jenny Saville

Nov. 30 - Mar. 4

Norton Museum of Art

John Pigozzi, whose father founded Simca cars, is holding an ON DUTY card at Art Basel. Photo by Helen Klisser During
Tacita Dean

Feb. 3 - May 6

Norton Museum of Art
Manifest and Mundane: Scenes of Modern America from 

the Wolfsonian Collection

Wolfsonian-FIU Museum

Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity

Nov. 25 - Mar. 26

Wolfsonian-FIU Museum
The World's Largest Street Level Mural Installation

The Kohn Compound, Miami


Art Public

Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

"Kiss of the Egg" by Gabriel Orozco, de la Cruz Collection, Art Basel. Photo by Helen Klisser During

Selected Articles & Videos (click on picture to access link)

Westport Now:
Coverage of Art Basel Miami Beach
by Helen Klisser During 
Culture Catch:
On Duty: Odermatt, Metinides, and Weegee 
by Dominick Lombardi 

New York Times:
Where to Party at Art Basel Miami Beach
by Bee-Shyuan Chang

New York Times:
Miami, City of Sun and Beaches, Is Now About Art 
by Lizette Alvarez
NewTimes Miami Blog:
Rubell Collection's "American Exuberance" Explores U.S. Society Through 64 Artists
by Carlos Suarez de Jesus
New York Times:
Going to an Art Fair: What It Takes
by Judith H. Dobrzynsk 
New York Times:
A Shark Circles Art Basel at Miami Beach
by Guy Trebay
Miami's Wynwood district. Photo by Helen Klisser During
New York Times:
Slideshow, Art Basel Miami Beach: Tuesday Night
by Casey Kelbaugh
New York Times:
Slideshow, Art Basel Miami Beach: Wednesday Night
by Casey Kelbaugh
New York Times:
A Portrait of the Artist as Exuberant Collector
by Roberta Smith
The Art Newspaper:
The Abramovic Stare in Moving Pictures
by David D'Arcy
New York Times:
A Rising Generation of Artistic Resistance
by Carol Vogel
The Art Newspaper:
Upbeat Mood, Stylish Setting, and Steady Sales
by James Knox, Jane Morris, and Riah Pryor
The Art Newspaper:
Deconstructing Art Basel Miami Beach
by Gareth Harris
Detail of flowers, Art Basel Miami. Photo by Helen Klisser During

The Art Newspaper:
Artists are a-changing
by Gareth Harris and Charlotte Burns
The Art Newspaper:
How Miami Became an Artistic Hotspot
by Cristina Ruiz
The Art Newspaper:
A Happy Medium
by Georgina Adam, Charlotte Burns, and Riah Pryor
Art + Auction's 10 Most Powerful People in the Art World
 New York Times:
$15 Million Gift Changes Miami Art Museum to Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum

by Robin Pogrebin
The Art Newspaper:

Artists Add Lustre to Luxury Brands

by Nicole Swengley
Interested collectors capturing Richard Prince's "Nurse", Art Basel Miami. Photo by Helen Klisser During


Please join us on Friday, January 6th at 7:00 pm for wine - talk- film  with Weegee expert, Miles Barth. After the discussion, Miles will introduce the film, "The Public Eye", based on the life and career of Arthur Fellig, also known as "Weegee". Admission is $10. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at Fairfield Public Library
Juried Exhibition- CALL FOR ENTRIES 

German performance artist at Art Basel. Photo by Helen Klisser During

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