My Highlights from Art Basel in Miami Beach, 2013

Considering the vast variety of works being shown at Art Basel, I decided to stray from focusing on a specific thematic group of works and to select individual works which appeal to my sensibilities about art. There will always be certain artists I’m drawn to (Tom Burr, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nathan Hylden), many of which are interested in the process of making, allowing room for humor and error to be exposed in the end result. I’m interested in artists who are not afraid to experiment, be it through painting, photography or new media, but who are aware of the time they are living in—using themselves as filter. I find that I also have a tendency to be drawn to works which show an interest in form and are judicious in their use of color. This was a great opportunity to research new artists, as well as view some pieces by artist I already love.

My Selection:

Adam Helms, Zombie (Mnemosyne), 2013, at Almine Reich

Assume Vivid Astro Focus, from the series “Abusada São Paulo”, 2013, at Casa Triângulo

Tom Burr, A Conversation Card, 2013, at Bortolami

Jenny Holzer, At Times It May be Necessary, 2012-2013, at Cheim & Read

Julia Wachtel, ACv2.4, 2012 , at Elizabeth Dee

Isa Genzken, Weltempfänger (World Receiver), 1998, at Galerie Buchholz

Michael Krebber, Untitled, 1995, at Galerie Buchholz

David Shrigley, Untitled (Don’t look at me), 2013, at Galleri Nicolai Wallner

Nathan Hylden, Untitled, 2013, at Johann König

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