PULSE Art Fair Tackles “A Violence” Theme With Video Works

At Miami Art Week 2018, five artists will participate in the contemporary art fair's PLAY division

Perhaps there’s no subject more timely or appropriate for an art fair than violence. Its role in our society—public policies, personal lives and private thoughts—remains, unfortunately, ever-present. Art has long been a way of addressing, considering and subverting the status quo. And the present norms and acceptance around violence need all of the above. For this year’s Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (to be held during Miami Art Week) …

Miami Art Week 2017: All The Colors of The Rainbow

ROYGBIV and unlimited variations of the prism throughout paintings and sculptures

Infatuation with all the colors certainly isn’t new—rainbows transfix, prisms delight. When the entire spectrum finds itself working together, there’s something quite captivating. Color theory is an important element of so many works. Some artists study it for years, while other artists simply go with their gut. Artist Shannon Finley (whose work is pictured above) builds layer upon layer of paint to find the perfect …

Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Address The Female Body

Eight statement-making works about empowerment and reclamation

As the Guerrilla Girls made clear through their large-scale, statistics-driven mural at FAIR., women artists are still wildly underrepresented in the art world’s institutions. And while the aforementioned fair (and others in Miami and around the globe) have begun to champion women painters, sculptors, filmmakers and more, there’s still substantial progress required for equality. Through all the art events, festivals, fairs and pop-ups we trekked …

Miami Art Week 2017: Emerging Art Platforms

From the Faena's top-tier programming to powerful tangential fairs and festivals involving music performances

It may have begun with Art Basel—and DesignMiami/ might be the most exciting, reasonable and selective show in town—but Miami Art Week continues to expand beyond control. This year, a few emerging platforms stood out, requiring a bit of extra attention. We don’t mean fairs that have already begun to command international acclaim like Pulse, NADA, Art Miami and Untitled (more on those later, of …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From celebrating failure to Miami Art Week, supermassive black holes, weird animal stories and more

1. NASA Discovered The Most Distant Black Hole The farthest known supermassive black hole has just been discovered—and the “matter-eating beast” is some 800 million times the mass of the Sun. Because it grew to an immense size just 690 million years after the Big Bang, it’s challenging beliefs about how black holes are formed. Not only that, but this discovery will also be crucial …