Survey: 14 historical projects in the spotlight at Art Basel in Miami Beach (Part II)

Survey: 14 historical projects in the spotlight at Art Basel in Miami Beach (Part II)

Now in its third year, Survey will present art work s created by 14 artists prior to the year 2000. Curated booths by leading galleries from North and South America, Europe and Asia will provide insight into the work of Carmelo Arden Quin, Romare Bearden, Graciela Carnevale, Ibrahim El- Salahi, Margaret Kilgallen, Giorgio Morandi, Howardena Pindell, David Reed, George Rickey, Mimmo Rotell , Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, Kishio Suga and Jacques Villeglé.

The 15th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, will take place at the Miami Beeach convention Center, from December 1 to 4, 2016.

DC Moore Gallery will feature rare photographic works by Romare Bearden (b . 1911, d. 1988) , widely recognized as one of the most innovative visual artists of the 20 th century. Centered on Bearden’s Projections’, a series of photostatic enlargements and collages from the 19 60s , this exhibition will reflect his interest in Cubism, Dad ism, civil rights , jazz and blues performance, as well as personal memories of the rural South. Jacques Villeglé ’s (b. 1926) series ‘Painting within Non Painting’, created between the 1950s and the end of the 1970s, will be on view at Galerie Georges – Philippe & Nathalie Vallois. The works reflect Villeglé’s skepticism around ideas of authorship, traditional aesthetics and pre – determination.

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP will present a solo show of Kishio Suga (b. 1944 ), one of the central figures of the Mono – ha movement that emerged in Tokyo during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Th e installation of Suga’s cylindrical and fan – shaped ‘PROTRUSION’ series will include two pieces t hat have never been exhibited . Ratio 3 will feature Margaret Kilgallen ’s (b. 1967, d. 2001 ) candid representation of the female figure, including women surfing, smoking, embracing and brawling. Notably, this will be the first time her works will be available on the primary market since her death . Best known for his décollages, Mimmo Rotella (b. 1918, d. 2006) was also a great experimenter who sought to reject the imposition of traditional artistic ‘languages’.

Robilant + Voena’s presentation of Rotella’s work will focus on four distinct and important techniques that he pionee red from the 1950s through the 1980s. At Peter Blum Gallery, e arly and rarely seen paintings by David Reed (b. 1946) will be paired with a short film that the artist based on a John Wayne Technicolor VistaVision Western. While film has played a pivotal role in influencing Reed’s paintings, much of the public has not known his work as a filmmaker. The gallery’s show will coincide with the opening of a solo exhibition of David Reed’s new paintings at the Perez Art Museum in Miami. Three monumental paintings – two of which have never been exhibited previously – by Howardena Pindell (b. 1943) at Garth Greenan Gallery will draw upon the artist’s first foray into abstraction. Layered onto unprimed canvases, these works have the appearance of vast fields from which light emanates. Organized under the unifying idea of ritual, Betye Saar ’s (b. 1926) presentation at Roberts & Tilton will be center ed around her seminal work ‘MTI’ (1973), a freestanding altarpiece fusing Gyps y, Indian and Voodoo cultural symbols. Visitors will be invited to participate in the piece by placing a personal offering at its base. The resulting presentation aims to renegotiate the aestheticization of ritualized action, concepts of power and display, and the relationship between installations and sculpture.

More information in SURVEY, PART I.

Top Image: Peter Blum Gallery David Reed Study 10, 1978 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

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