Remote, Digital + Outdoor Highlights from Miami Art Week 2020

Online exhibitions, windswept sculptures, immersive art and other inspirational installations

The first-ever Miami iteration of Art Basel opened in December 2002—injecting the sunny city with an international art crowd that would continue to grow for almost two decades. Though that particular fair moved online this month, for health and safety reasons pertaining to COVID-19, much of Miami Art Week continues in various states and stages. Say what you will about the parties and brand promotions, but …

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 …