This time of the year, many of us art enthusiasts usually gather in sunny Miami Beach, sip cocktails, mingle with the like-minded and enjoy discovering a brilliant mix of the art world’s most extraordinary or provocative pieces just next to sought after modern classics: The Art Basel Miami Beach. This year the most colorful and exotic of all Art Basel’s is happening online due to covid-19, following the example of its sister fair Art Basel in Switzerland being the first one going virtual earlier this year.
Today Art Basel Miami Beach opened its online viewing rooms (OVR) to the public, after two days of the usual VIP preview. Here are my highlights:
We Are Having The Time Of Our Lives (2019) by Superflex at Kukje Gallery
Superflex “We are having the time of our lives” 2019
The in 1982 founded leading Korean Kukje Gallery showcases a selection of works by modern and contemporary artists. We Are Having The Time Of Our Lives, 2019 is an eye-catching light installation. It gets a whole new meaning, being showcased and viewed from the perspective of the year 2020. Behind this work is Superflex, an artists’ group founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen. They describe their projects as tools, for example a model or proposal that can actively be used and further utilized and modified by its user.
Airuaca (2020) and Upurupa (2020) by Caio Reiswitz at Luciana Brito Galeria
For this online edition of Art Basel, Luciana Brito Galeria is presenting a selection of works by artists in some way dealing with questions pertaining to the problematics the world has faced over the course of this year and beyond.