Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo

Jan Fabre's bug-based series tackles King Leopold II's Congo

Sponsored content: One of the most captivating artists at Miami Art Week, Belgian artist Jan Fabre painstakingly creates massive allegorical works entirely out of naturally shedded jewel beetle wings. In the series “Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo,” he uses the biological emerald detritus to comment on the gruesome history of King Leopold II and the Congo Free State with dazzling and upsetting effect. Two …

Art + Design in Miami: Comic Aggression

Disgruntled artists mingle the cute with the profane

Artists have plenty of cause for complaint: politics, sexuality, war, the commercialization of the art market. Too witty for sincere criticism, the discontents at Art Basel 2012 and surrounding Miami fairs decided to childishly air their respective gripes with obscene humor. The result isn’t the inflammatory art of old, but a comic voice that mocks the nature of societal outrage. See below for highlights of …

Miami Art Week: Beyond Art Basel

Our list of 10 entertaining moments outside the confines of the main fair

Sponsored content: The early days of Art Basel Miami have proven the staying power of satellite fairs and independent exhibitions surrounding the behemoth Swiss import. Public murals, boutique shipping and interior design rival the mainstream offerings and give plenty of reasons to explore. Scope, for one, has grown and improved noticeably from former years, with a lineup of artists that must not be missed. The …