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A Guide to Miami Art Week – Art Basel

A Guide to Miami Art Week – Art Basel

Miami Art Week is upon us yet again and Hayworth is here to bring you the best and the brightest descending upon our vibrant city of Miami this week.Beyond stand-out presentations at the stalwart Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, the international arts community rallies behind a brood of art fairs, pop-ups, events, exhibits, and activations across sunny Miami.

Planning your art week itinerary? We’re here to help.

Hayworth at Untitled Art Fair

Booth A31 | Located at 12th Avenue and Ocean DriveDirectly on the Beach

We are delighted to share information about Hayworth‘s presentation with Untitled Miami Beach on view at Booth A31 from November 29th through December 4th, featuring artworks by Suzy Kellems DominikLans King, and Cassandra Zampini and a Special Project entitled Radical Semantics designed by Venezuelan architects Atelier Caracas for Studio Boheme.
Pictured: (Left) Suzy Kellems DominikI Survived You, 2020-2021Wooden crate with neon mechanism53.25 H x 26.5 W x 14.75 D inchesAnimated GIF courtesy of the artist.

A preview of works on view with Hayworth: 

〰️ I Survived You by Suzy Kellems Dominik is a scorched wooden sculpture that explores the artist’s origin story and trauma. The sculpture will be accompanied by a limited edition print series featuring a poem the artist describes as the emotional scaffolding of the work.
〰️ Lans King’s Hyperreality mixed media paintings fuse digital screens that function as layered investigations into the lens through which we analyze life mediated by technology.
〰️ Cassandra Zampini’DataMine artworks aggregate imagery of collective ritual to interrogate the value systems, symbols, and gestures that have become, through mass repetition, normative in contemporary culture. 

Lans King, The Three, 2021Acrylic, digital and screen print on canvas, digital monitor, algorithmic code. 79 H x 63 W inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Cassandra Zampini, Detail view of #flex, 1 Sec, 2018. Archival pigment print mounted on dibond, framed. 63.5 H x 38.5 W inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hayworth.

Radical Semantics

by Atelier Caracas for Studio Boheme | Presented by Hayworth

Keep your eyes peeled beyond Hayworth’s booth: Radical Semantics is a series of nine functional sculptures designed by Caracas-based architects Atelier Caracas for Studio Boheme, a Miami-based design collective that commissions and produces the architects’ limited edition furniture collections.

Pictured: Atelier Caracas for Studio Boheme, Radical Semantics, 2021. Series of Nine Functional Sculptures. Lacquered MDF. Approximately 42 H x 32 W x 18 D inches each. Courtesy Atelier Caracas and Studio Boheme and Hayworth.

For some, the sculptures resonate as symbols recalling popular Emojis or vectorized forms used in signage and commercial branding. For others, they recall forms in life: amorphous stones, clouds in space, blazing fires, an explosion. 

Derived from an alchemical blending of culture—sources spanning from Bruce Conner to Ant Farm, the Michelin Man to Helmut Newton, John Hejduk to Michael Jordan — Radical Semantics is underscored by intellectual curiosity and punk sensibility.

From the Metaverse to Miami – NFTs & Generative Art IRL

The Digital: A Generative Art Salon and Auction

Open House Courtesy of Art BlocksFriday, December 3rd | 12-8pm
1212 Lincoln Road, Second Floor

The Digital is an unparalleled exhibition curated by Sofia Garcia — founder and curator of ARTXCODE, along with the congenial generative art collector and newly appointed Chief of Staff at Art Blocks, Kate Hannah.

This one-of-a-kind salon will uniquely present the work of 20 emerging and established artists to highlight the breadth, diversity, and applications of generative art. By bridging the gap between art and code, The Digital celebrates the unprecedented trajectory of computer programming in visual art and directs public awareness to the expanding NFT market.

Aorist Makes Miami Debut at Faena

Hayworth Highlights: Andres Reisinger & Nancy Baker Cahill

NFT Drops: November 30 | Public Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, December 1st

Faena Art Project Room will host Andrés Reisinger’s The Smell of Pink as part of Aorist’s Miami Art Week launch. Curated by Ximena Caminos, the work invites audiences into a dream-like experience akin to stepping inside a rose quartz, surrounded by scents inspired by music and nature.

Aorist has also commissioned Nancy Baker Cahill to create Mushroom Cloud, a new, monumental Augmented Reality public sculpture geolocated over the ocean. Baker Cahill’s work is situated in Miami as one of many cities around the world threatened by rising sea levels.

These works will be on view at two specific sites: 32nd Street and the ocean, directly behind the Faena Hotel; and over South Pointe Pier. Corresponding NFTs will be released on Aorist on November 30, 2021.

Pictured: (Left) Andrés Reisinger, “The Smell of Pink” (2021).(Right) Nancy Baker-Cahil’s “Legacy” (2021). Courtesy of Aorist.

Slimesunday Public Art Activation”The Botanist”

November 30 – December 5th | 132 E. Flagler Street in Miami

Digital artist Slimesunday will showcase his work as a public installation, projected on the facade of a building on Flagler Street in Miami.

“The Botanist” brings Slimesunday back to his roots by working with vintage botanical scans using Photoshop. To celebrate his installation, the artist is giving away 50 limited edition prints to 50 people who scan the QR code located on the work at the location.

Pictured: Slimesunday, “The Botanist” (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Goings-On at the Museums

On view from November 30 | Naama Tsabar: Perimetersat The Bass

Take advantage of The Bass’s Miami Art Week extended museum hours: Nov 28 – Dec 5, 10AM – 5PM.

Naama Tsabar: Perimeters fuses elements from sculpture, music, performance and architecture and transforms the museum itself into a playable instrument. The exhibition centers on Tsabar’s most recent series, Inversions, presenting new iterations of four bodies of work that Tsabar has explored from 2006 to the present.

The exhibition opens to the public on Nov 28, 2021 and will remain on view until April 17, 2022. Don’t miss Naama’s work on view with Shulamit Nazarian Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach( booth N21), too!

Pictured: Naama Tsabar, “Melody of Certain Damage (Opus 3),” The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, 2018. 

Zhivago Duncan: Pretentious Crap (2010-11) at Perez Art Museum

On view from November 30

Zhivago Duncan’s Pretentious Crap (2010-11) is on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Duncan creates elaborate multimedia works accompanied by sprawling narratives authored under the guise of various alter egos, including the semi-amnesiac “Dick Flash” who roams the world collecting the remnants of his ancestors’ ruined civilization, puzzling over the mysterious objects he encounters.

The exhibition is on view November 30, 2021 – September 25, 2022.

Pictured: Zhivago Duncan. Pretentious Crap, 2010-11. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Diane and Robert Moss

Hugh Hayden: Boogey Menat ICA Miami

On view from November 30

Hugh Hayden: Boogey Men features a suite of monumental new works created for the occasion and debuting at ICA Miami.

In his innovative work across mediums, Hayden creates anthropomorphic forms that explore our relationship with the natural world. Formally trained as an architect, Hayden deploys laborious processes—selecting, carving, fabricating—resulting in dynamic, surreal, and critical responses to personal experience and social and cultural issues.

The exhibition is on view in the Third Floor Galleries from Nov 30, 2021 – Apr 17, 2022.

Pictured: Hugh Hayden with sculpture in progress. Photo: Nicholas Calcott as featured in W Magazine.

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