My Highlights at NADA Miami Beach, 2013
I always love NADA, so this selection was a pleasure to make. There is no rhyme or reason to it—it’s simply what caught my eye and stopped me in my tracks. I included some artists I know will be HOT STUFF this year; and there are always one or two booths that are totally sold out in minutes (my predictions are on the list; I hope you can spot them!). I was also excited by the editions. In fact, I could have done an entire selection for these so be sure to check out the editions, especially at London’s own House of Voltaire [from Studio Voltaire], which is London’s equivalent to White Columns in New York—a vital force in the city.
Corin Hewitt did a residency with us in Sarvisalo, Finland last year and we are working with him on a commission for the island. Whilst he was in Finland, he made us a fabulous work made by casting a hole in the ground and then putting a traditional Finnish floor mat on it, as well as loads of foundation face makeup; he called it Finnish Matte. The Compressed Interior works he is showing seem to be a follow-on from here. Corin is a really interesting guy and his work is unpredictable but utterly fascinating. His 2008 show at the Whitney Museum was phenomenal; he built a workshop in there and inhabited it, making art for weeks. Just fantastic.
What makes NADA a unique fair:
The extremes—you can find Warhol prints next to unknown artists who have made huge installations. I love that they have these tiny booths for solo presentations by artist-run spaces like XYZ Collective from Tokyo or Cope Cybulski; and of course looking out to the pool from the fabulous 1960s entrance is always a pleasure.
The Still House Group, presenting themselves