What to see in Miami besides Art Basel 2022

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“Diner” (2022), photo by Alex Prager on display at Lehmann Maupin Palm Beach

not only gives Art Basel lives Miami this turn from November to December 2022. The proof is the schedule of vernissages that announce the most exciting and interesting period of the artsy calendar of the city, taking advantage of the international public brought by the fair. Anyone in town to immerse themselves in this universe cannot miss some of the coolest exhibitions selected by the AQA for the public.

Who wants to take the opportunity to get away from the most Cuban city in the USA and get to know the charming resort of palm beachan hour away by car, has two options with temporary spaces there: Lehmann Maupin and Pace🇧🇷 The first presents the show “Part Two: Run”one of the chapters in the exhibition series of the brand new production by Alex Pragera master at making photos and films that recreate genres such as western and noirin a nostalgic futuristic result, or futuristically retro.

“Zero Cobra” (2022), by Lynda Benglis, which opens the show this Wednesday at Pace Palm Beach

After closing last Sunday (10/27) an exhibition with an emphasis on the fashion production of photographer Irving Penn, the Pace opens on Wednesday (11/30) an exhibition of the sculptor Lynda Benglis (which in Brazil is represented by Mendes Wood DM).

The 81-year-old American is an icon with her works in bronze and different metals and also spilled latex, resulting in organic forms on scales that reach the monumental. At the show, works produced in the last two years will be displayed, including prints from the Palmetto series; six small-scale ceramics from the Elephant Necklace series and two sculptures.

O Lowe Art Museum brings fundamental names of 20th century African-American art in two solo shows: Charles White (1918-1979) and Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)🇧🇷 White’s treatment of the black figure is realistic and profound, but his compositions create cosmogonies and transcend everyday life in search of an imagery that translates the uniqueness of the African-American universe.

Work from the series “The Legend of John Brown”, by Jacob Lawrence, subject of a solo show at the Lowe Art Museum

This same universe is represented by Lawrence through the contrast of strong colors and a stylized, almost cartoon-like aesthetic, in which black figures or important figures in the fight for the emancipation of black people in the USA have their trajectories recounted in serial paintings.

O El Espacio 23former cargo warehouse adapted by the collector Jorge M. Perez for the exhibition of contemporary art from its collection, takes to the public “You know who you are”comprehensive display of 21st century Cuban art based on works acquired by Pérez since 2017, produced by more than 110 artists from the Island or from the Cuban diaspora.

The Margulies Collection explores a clipping of classic photographs of the North American Great Depression, after the NY Stock Exchange crashed (1929) and entire families went to ruin, in the exhibition “The Bitter Years”with emphasis on the production of Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) and Walker Evans (1903-1975)🇧🇷 Lange’s most emblematic photo of the period, “Mother Migrant” (1936), in which a mother in a precarious tent shows herself disconsolate with her children in her arms.

“Mother migrant” (1936), photograph by Dorothea Lange on display in The Margulies Collection

Based on the young artists with whom the Rubell family has been making contact recently, the Rubell Museum selects names to occupy its space in Miami for a year, disseminating this production, sometimes commissioned or already acquired by the institution.

To the 2022-23 seasonwere selected Alexandre Diop, Patricia Ayres, Doron Langberg, Jared McGriff, Jo Messer, Clayton Schiff and Tesfaye Urgessa, all with very different poetics, nationalities and aesthetics. French-Senegalese artist Alexandre Diop (b. 1995, Paris), for example, uses discarded objects in works that raise sociopolitical, racial, cultural and gender issues, and presents the result of his 3-month residency at the museum.

Finally, the Superblue is an unmissable experience, filled with immersive installations that subvert audience perception. One of the newest onsite is “Pulse Topology,” a stunning new installation by renowned Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. There are 3,000 light bulbs suspended in undulations, each glowing to the rhythm of a different spectator’s heart. With that list, Miami is a party to Art Basel and beyond.

“Pulse Topology”, new installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at Superblue

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