Primary Projects presents Contender, a selection of new works from Kenton Parker during Art Basel Miami at their new project space in Downtown Miami. In a solo show dedicated to self-portraiture through sculpture, painting, installation and photography, the artist challenges the viewer with a swell of raw emotions. On location at Milk Studios (Los Angeles), Parker calls on long-time friend and photographer, Patrick Hoelck, to capture the madness that makes-up the artist’s multiple personalities. Parker tacked on the roles of producer, director, editor and subject for this exhibition, exposing his various states of being behind and in front of the lens.
Contender is the most extensive, self-referential and personal body of work of Parker’s career, revealing a narrative that ultimately speaks to the human condition.
This year’s Design/Miami art fair will serve as a platform for groundbreaking designs and innovations from international women who have made iconic contributions to the ongoing story of design. Here are a few insights on some of the artists that will be featured…
It is often the case that the best things in life are shared. Join Product/81 Creative Lab and Butter Gallery this Basel season when it opens its doors to welcome the great city of Detroit as part of the collaborative exhibition, Mi Casa es su Casa. This collaboration, inspired by the differences and similarities surrounding Miami & Detroit, will be hosted in both the Product/81 Creative Lab and the Gesamtkunstwerk building. The weeklong program, designed to house the creative community, will include a series of events, talks and a shared workspace.
Lucky for us jewelry fanatics, this year’s Design/Miami will not disappoint. The fair that’s oriented towards everything design will host an unprecedented selection of galleries specializing in the best collectible pieces of art jewelry around.
Key names in the game include Iris Eichenberg and Margaret De Patta, as well as first time gallery exhibitors Louisa Guinness and Elisabetta Cipriani.
The last time I went to out during Art Week was in 2005. A Spanish rock band I was in played under a tent somewhere. There were lots of people and free wine, and everyone was trying to be very hip. We played an ok set with horrible sound by a washed up sound guy named Jon who smoked us out to a semi-decent regs joint. That was the evening’s highlight. None of the art really captured my attention, and there was a touch of snootiness in the air. I hated it.
However, I believe in second chances. This year I’m returning to change my perspective and really dig into the art for some substance.
JESSY NITE, ARTIST & DESIGNER FROM NEW YORK WHO NOW CALLS MIAMI HOME. HER WORK TAKES YOU ON A CRAZY TRIP THROUGH COLOR FIELD INSTALLATIONS & HER SIGNATURE SYSTEMATIC PILL CALLIGRAPHY WILL MAKE EVEN THOSE SOBER O.D.
Art Basel is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Throughout the first week of December, on what has been referred to as Art Week, Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions and dynamic cultural events at museums and galleries across the city.