Art Basel / Art Miami

Art Basel / Art Miami




Tens of thousands are visiting Miami Beach this week – for Art Basel Miami Beach, for its 21 concurrent satellite fairs, and for public installations, museum shows, and performances. (And, ok, parties). Art Week’s reputation for billionaires, paparazzi, and selfie sticks aside, there is quality work on view-much of it by Cooper alumni).

Daniel Arsham, The Future Was Written, Installation view.

The 2001 video work The Van by Alex Bag A’91,

has been restaged at the ICA Miami, with a major site-specific installation. The original customized Dodge vehicle, the film’s setting, is now a viewing space within her solo exhibition. The interactive exhibition, The Future Was 


The Future Was Written by Daniel Arsham A’03,  up at Young Arts, curated by Franklin Sirmans (Arsham launched a new publication, Fictional Archaeology, at the museum this week). A solo installation, Bloodlines, by Firelei Baez A’04 is also up at the Perez Art Museum.


At Art Basel Miami Beach, dozens of alumni are represented, including Sara VanDerBeek A’98 at Metro Pictures, Alex Katz A’49 at Richard Gray and Mitchell, Inness & Nash, Wangechi Mutu A’96 at Carolin Nitsch, Nick Mauss A’03 at Campoli Presti, Josephine Halvorson A’03 at Sikkema Jenkins, Leonardo Drew A’85 at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, and Henry Chapman A’10 at T293. At NADA, Zoe Pettijohn Schade A’95 shows with Kai Matsumiya, and Torey Thornton A’12 with Moran Bondaroff. (Esperanza Rosales also participates as a gallerist, with her Oslo-based VI, VII.)


In installations by prominent private collections: Wangechi Mutu’s work is part of the Rubell Collection exhibition, No Man’s Land; and work by Alex Katz is in the de la Cruz Collection installation, focused on influence of technology and consumerism in contemporary art.


The Bruce High Quality Foundation A’04 will also take up residence at The Standard, hosting a special Miami edition of its reality cooking show-inspired contest “Art Chopped” In a sprites of non-exclusivity, the event will be streamed for those at home.