Monday, November 21, 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach
2016 Survey Exhibits

Art Basel in Miami Beach pursues its third year acknowledging 14 artists and their historical artworks prior to the year 2000. Curated booths by leading galleries from North and South America, Europe and Asia will provide insight into the work of Carmelo Arden Quin, Romare Bearden, Graciela Carnevale, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Margaret Kilgallen, Giorgio Morandi, Howardena Pindell, David Reed, George Rickey, Mimmo Rotella, Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, Kishio Suga and Jacques Villeglé.

The Survey sector feature small art historical projects, located throughout Art Basel. Usually they are adjacent to the gallery booth. In the past, these exhibits have been very educational.
They provide a great opportunity to help understand the artists vision. These may include solo presentations by an individual artist, juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations and artistic approaches. Below are four that will be shown this year.


DC Moore Gallery will feature rare photographic works by Romare Bearden (b. 1911, d. 1988), widely recognized as one of the most innovative visual artists of the 20th century. Centered on Bearden’s ‘Projections’, a series of photostatic enlargements and collages from the 1960s, this exhibition will reflect his interest in Cubism, Dadaism, civil rights, jazz and blues performance, as well as personal memories of the rural South.

DC Moore Gallery
Romare Bearden
Evening 9:10 461 Lenox Avenue, 1964
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery


Jacques Villeglé’s (b. 1926) series ‘Painting within Non Painting’ created between the 1950s and the end of the 1970s will be on view at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois. The works reflect Villeglé’s skepticism around ideas of authorship, traditional aesthetics and pre-determination.

Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
Jacques Villeglé
14 Juillet, December, 1960
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery


At Peter Blum Gallery, early and rarely seen paintings by David Reed (b. 1946) will be paired with a short film that the artist based on a John Wayne Technicolor VistaVision Western. While film has played a pivotal role in influencing Reed’s paintings, much of the public has not known his work as a filmmaker. The gallery’s show will coincide with the opening of a solo exhibition of David Reed’s new paintings at the Perez Art Museum in Miami.

Peter Blum Gallery
David Reed
Study 10, 1978
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery


Three monumental paintings – two of which have never been exhibited previously – by Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) at Garth Greenan Gallery will draw upon the artist’s first foray into abstraction. Layered onto unprimed canvases, these works have the appearance of vast fields from which light emanates. Organized under the unifying idea of ritual, Betye Saar’s (b. 1926) presentation at Roberts & Tilton will be centered around her seminal work ‘MTI’ (1973), a freestanding altarpiece fusing Gypsy, Indian and Voodoo cultural symbols. Visitors will be invited to participate in the piece by placing a personal offering at its base. The resulting presentation aims to renegotiate the aestheticization of ritualized action, concepts of power and display, and the relationship between installations and sculpture.

Roberts & Tilton
Betye Saar
Mti, 1973 – present
Courtesy of Roberts & Tilton

For the full list of Survey galleries for 2016 and further details on the artists featured in Survey please visit


Art Basel Miami Beach
December 1 - 4, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach

Day Ticket $50
Permanent Ticket $105
Students and Seniors with ID, and Groups of ten or more $30
Combination Ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami $60

Public Hours
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016, Noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, Noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, Noon to 6pm


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1 comment:

Sham Monk said...

We happen to meet a great people there and started to chat with them and drink w/them too. I had a great time here, glad we found this LA venue by accident. Will definitely come to this place again as anyone will make this a regular spot easily.