Art Basel Miami Beach edition opens today for private view and from tomorrow, 3rd December, Thursday (3 pm onwards) for public view. A special evening program with live performances, featuring Xavier Cha (United States), Ryan Gander (United Kingdom), Pope.L (United States) and Yan Xing (China) as part of the Public Sector is curated by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York for tonight 7pm onwards at Collins Park. 26 international artists will transform Collins Park with 27 site-specific installations and performances.
For the 2015 edition of Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach, Nicholas Baume returns for his third year curating the show’s Public sector. Under the theme ‘Metaforms’, 27 large-scale and site-specific installations and performances by leading and emerging artists from over 11 countries will turn Miami Beach’s Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space. Produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art for the fifth consecutive year, the sector will include significant works by Olaf Breuning, James Capper, Tony Cragg, Melvin Edwards, Sam Falls, Sylvie Fleury, Katharina Grosse, Matt Johnson, Jacob Kassay, Kris Martin, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Athena Papadopoulos, Ishmael Randall-Weeks, Sterling Ruby, Michael Sailstorfer, Tomás Saraceno, Tony Tasset, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Francisco Ugarte, Timm Ulrichs, Marianne Vitale, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Hank Willis Thomas, Robert Wilson, Yan Xing and Xiao Yu.
Nicholas Baume’s curatorial premise, ‘Metaforms’, will consider how art making is, at its core, a process of transformation. The manners in which artists conceptually and physically reimagine objects or symbols will be explored, and in doing so add new layers of significance to what was once familiar in order to reveal unexpected truths. click here to read full article….