Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds

Captivating works humanize as well as contextualize modern animal art

From the earliest noted iterations of art—paintings upon cave walls—to today’s cat-obsessed internet, animals have provided the inspiration behind culture of all kinds. We are awash in imagery of beasts and birds and domesticated pets. But during this most recent Art Week Miami—across all fairs and exhibitions—certain works presented shone an interesting light on why we continue to be mesmerized: We see something human within, …

Miami Art Week 2013: Photography

From Pieter Hugo's "Kin" series to Mapplethorpe's stunning Polaroids, our photography picks from this year's extravaganza

Every December, Miami is packed with contemporary art from around the world, and the range of media from across the fairs that set up their temporary annual digs is astounding. Jumping out from the myriad sculptures, paintings, videos, performance art and more are some compelling photographs—photos that manage to capture so much through a carefully crafted click of the shutter. Have a look at the …

Miami Art Week 2013: Dove Allouche

Amidst the bustle of Art Basel, we find a soothing series of photographs made with lavender

As part of Art Basel’s “Positions” program, selected galleries are invited to present the work of a single artist. As part of this year’s program, Parisian gallery Gaudel de Stampa presented an ethereal series of photographs by French artist Dove Allouche, who is based in Paris. Allouche’s inspiration evolved from a series of solar flare images made by astrophysicist Jules Janssen in 1903. As with …