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Miami Art Week 2017: in pictures


Highlights from Miami Art Week (4-10 December), including all the major fairs, from Art Basel Miami Beach and Untitled, to satellite exhibitions and events

Los Angeles-based photographer Sarah Bahbah may have a cult following on Instagram, but Miami Art Week will be the first time the Palestinian artist is showing her work in the real world. Both the Nautilus and W Miami hotels are hosting Bahbah exhibitions.

Over at Miami Beach Edition, stage designer Es Devlin is exploring ‘the psychology of human experience’ of hotel design with a site-specific art installation. Spanning over 7,000 sq ft, the large-scale immersive installation begins with a reimagined hotel room and ends in a vaulted elliptical mirror maze. Along the way, visitors will navigate through layers of choral corridors and a flooded, colour-saturated zoetrope. ROOM 2022 is commissioned and presented by American Express Platinum. Photography: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for American Express Platinum

Inspired by the architecture, the history, and the engineering of the Miami River Armory’s lamela ceiling, artist Ivan Toth Depeña has responded with a light-based art installation. After extensive computer modelling of the space and creating parametric ‘line art’ algorithms (pictured), Depeña used the results as a launching point for intuitively ‘drawing’ in three-dimensional space with light. Photography: Ivan Toth Depeña. Courtesy Rene Gonzalez Architects

Argentinian artist Mika Rottenberg’s self-titled solo exhibition at the newly renovated Bass museum presents a selection of work created within the past two years. Her work often focuses on elucidating the mechanics of late-stage, global capitalism by way of absurd and poetic comparisons. The exhibition occupies all galleries and features the US debut of several works. Until 30 April 2018. Pictured, a still from Lips (study #3), 2016. © Mika Rottenberg. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. Photography: Pierre Le Hors

Fondazione Prada got fairgoers in the party mood ahead of Art Basel with The Prada Double Club Miami, a project by artist Carsten Höller. This was the second – yet markedly different – version of Höller’s concept, which first debuted in London in 2008 and rand for eight months. In this new project, the artist explored the notion of two-sidedness: the audience is presented with two different spaces that are visually and acoustically opposing experiences. Photography: Casey Kelbaugh. Courtesy of Fondazione Prada

Set in a 1920s film studio complex, formerly an ice factory, the installation is divided into an internal club space and an outdoor tropical garden, one being entirely monochromatic, the other a Technicolor treat. Photography: Casey Kelbaugh. Courtesy of Fondazione Prada

It’s a dog’s life at Galerie Gmurzynska’s Art Basel booth, where it is presenting a brand new photographic series, Charles and Saatchi: The Dogs, by Johnny Pigozzi

Dior Homme kicked off Art Basel proceedings with a dinner at the Webster to celebrate the fair and the launch of its new ‘Black Carpet’ collection, presented in tandem with Laffanour Galerie Downtown, Paris. The ground floor of The Webster played host to an installation of ‘Akari’ light sculptures by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi, owned by the French gallery. Six of the lamps were given an ‘urban street collage’ twist, emblazoned with floral photographs captured by Kris Van Assche and posted on his Instagram account. The lamps are being exhibited in Dior Homme’s Miami Design District boutique for the duration of the fair.

Miami gallery Nina Johnson launched ‘Narcissus’, an exhibition of new furniture by Katie Stout. Here, the Brooklyn-based designer rethinks the female form through through classical objects of function: a Venetian Moore lamp, a stool, a vanity, a mirror, a chandelier and tapestry.

Butt to Butt, 2017, by Katie Stout, from the exhibition ‘Narcissus’ at Nina Johnson

At Art Basel Miami Beach, Paul Kasmin Gallery is showing works by 29 artists with Roxy Paine, Bosco Sodi, Iván Navarro and Bernar Venet among them.

Over at The Surf Club, an installation of photographs, drawings, collages, a sculpture and an architectural model traces the relationship between the architect Richard Meier and the artist Frank Stella. The pair first collaborated in 1963 on a fountain design, and they continued to work together throughout their careers. Their friendship was also expressed in other ways: Stella and his family lived in a loft designed by Meier, Meier began collecting Stella’s work and gave it pride of place in his homes, offices, and studio. Curated by Terence Riley, architect and former director of the Perez Art Museum Miami, the exhibition runs until 4 March 2018.

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