For many, ART BASEL Miami is a massive PARTY. For some who are not buyers, yet MASSIVE fans of truly GREAT ART… this may have been the most exhausting but incredibly exciting week for you. And now that it’s over, we all still need a vacation.
But let’s not forget the art that we saw that came in from every corner of the earth. Here are some images we captured from galleries all across Basel…And we LOVED every minute of it!
Check it out!
Marina Abramovic (Rhythm 4)
Jenny Holzer (Men Don’t Protect You Anymore)
Ai Wei Wei
I mean, is this not spectacular??? AND this is only a few of the hundreds of thousands of artists shown. And not only that, this is like .000000001% of the art shown.
Spectacular is an understatement. Was it worth the exhaustion? ABSOLUTELY. I would do it all over again in a he(ART)beat.
Have a FAB Holiday and New Years!
CHC (follow us on Instagram @CultureHeARTs)
What do you think of when you hear the artist’s name James Turrell? Some of you may not have heard of him. Some of you folks may have heard of him in passing… since his newest solo show (since the 1980s) at the Guggenheim in NYC is beyond INCREDIBLE. But actually.
Turrell wants you to take in the environment in which you are positioned, and uses a light source to emulate a state that can eventually turn your experience into one in which you reach a transcendental state of mind. He plays with your sight senses through having colours fade into one another in the infamous Guggenheim spiral entrance… you know, that space where the ODDBALL contemporary artist Matthew Barney once did his Cremaster series.
Here are pictures from my journey. I will never forget and forever cherish this experience, for when is the next time I will be able to witness such an event again? Remember, many of his works are found in outdoor remote locations -so if you’re in NYC vs. the outskirts of Utah you might as well take advantage of the situation.
Lay on your back. Absorb the light. Let it play with your mind. See where it takes you. Don’t be scared, ET will not jump down from the ceiling, but you may think of light like you never have before…
I was born into the Modern Art world. I was raised as a Modern Art enthusiast/fanatic. And going to the MOMA only made me love everything from 1900-1970 even more. And what was even better is that Claes Oldenburg’s The Store and (The Street) are on exhibition. Check out the pics below!
But Oldenburg is not my only true love at this museum. Everything from Warhol (Pop Art) to Judd (Minimalism) to Lewitt (Minimalism) to Kosuth (Conceptual Art)… and MORE was FASCINATING, BREATHTAKING, and BRILLIANT!
And on top of all these MIND BLOWING iconic works, there is currently an Ellsworth Kelly exhibition of his Chatham series (below) to TOP IT OFF. WOWZAHS.
MOMA you are totally ROCKING the Modern Art game. If you are a MODERNIST I heavily suggest to block out at least three hours to truly absorb everything this institution has to offer. Or more.
p.s. More art from my American excursions (NYC and Philly) to follow throughout the week! Boy, do I have a plethora of Art to show you dudes! Get excited! I am!
Daniel Buren, a conceptual artist of the 70s, whose predominant work was that of almost protest art (especially in Germany when he was not allowed to exhibit in Bern in 1969 in the show When Attitudes Become Form with Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner) has now added to his resume the title of being a set-designer for Louis Vuitton. Buren, originally known for his signature stripes – which he posted around Bern covering up advertisements on the streets as a political statement saying that he is there (and then was arrested for his acts) – has now turned his vertical lines (which are ALWAYS the same width – picture above to the left from my latest trip to Paris) into a vertical fashion show using escalators to bring the models down to the catwalk.
Well dudes, don’t think Marc Jacobs is out of the picture. He was the one that came up with the almost cubist theme pattern (picture below). And Buren was keen to work with it, even though he had a very limited amount of time to set the stage for the show. He took the challenge and we think it was tres successful! What a great example of how conceptual art meets fashion!