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Your Guide To Untitled, Miami Beach, 2017
The sixth edition of Untitled, Miami Beach continues the fair’s unique curatorial vision with 137 leading international exhibitors; special artist projects featuring Esvin Alarcón Lam, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Thiago Martins de Melo, The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, Sergio Vega, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Galerie and Jamie Felton; new collaborations with outstanding institutions including Savannah College of Art and Design, and the return of the popular Untitled, Radio. The fair will take place on South Beach from December 6 – 10, 2017, with the VIP and Press Preview taking place on December 5, 2017.
Untitled, Miami Beach is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations in discussion with an architecturally designed venue. This dialogue leads to a diverse range of programming and special artist projects that further Untitled’s innovative approach to the standard fair model. Find out what to expect below!
The most diverse and international edition to date, Untitled, Miami Beach 2017 features 137 exhibitors from 26 countries and 58 cities, including 41 new galleries from countries such as Cuba, Iran, Peru, Turkey and Uruguay, as well as a continued strong presence of galleries from Europe and Latin and North America. Untitled, Miami Beach’s Artistic Director, Omar López-Chahoud, worked closely with participating galleries and their artists to produce a cohesive presentation of distinctive works and projects, many of which explore important and timely themes including definitions of cultural and national identities, the significant presence of technology within today’s culture and artistic practices, and various formal and conceptual approaches to photography.
For a full list of exhibitors please click here.
As part of its curatorial ethos, Untitled integrates not-for-profit and artist-run exhibition spaces into the overall layout of the fair, positioning artworks and artists in direct dialogue. This year’s non-profit exhibitors include the Aperture Foundation, Brodsky Center at Rutgers University, EXILE Books with the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, KM.02, Savannah College of Art and Design and SculptureCenter.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will present a series of works by the prominent French-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. The artist’s major concepts related to color will take the form of a mobile museum with immersive installations located outside Untitled’s temporary pavilion and a special installation of sculptural works and paintings located at the entrance of the fair.
Special artist projects for Untitled, Miami Beach, 2017 include GAMMA GALERÍA‘s presentation of Thiago Martins de Melo’s Deus Cortado, a site-specific installation that takes into consideration the historical and geographical contexts of both Miami and Pre-colonial America, revealing the intrinsic dialogue between the indigenous past of the Americas and the cultural hegemony imposed by western ideologies.
For the sixth edition of Untitled, Miami Beach The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark will work with students from Florida International University Honors College to create a version of Gordon Matta-Clark‘s Garbage Wall with marine debris collected from Miami’s Deering Estate. Shown in conjunction with the Garbage Wall will be a series of films by Gordon Matta-Clark, also presented by the estate.
Exploring similar concepts, Sergio Vega‘s Shanty: on the mimetic faculty, presented by Galleria Umberto di Marino from Naples, Italy, will consist of a shanty dwelling comprised of discarded and raw materials (advertising signs, car tires and parts, disassembled furniture, logs, bamboo, straw, adobe, etc.).
Lucy + Jorge Orta‘s Antarctic Village – No Borders, Dome Dwelling was created for the End of the World Biennial in 2007. Consisting of 25 dome-like sculptures, constructed with flags from countries around the world, as well as the first Antarctic Flag, the work symbolized the unification of nations around shared common values. Two of these dome-like sculptures will be presented by Jane Lombard Gallery.
Esvin Alarcón Lam‘s Desplazamiento No. 10, presented by Henrique Faria, Buenos Aires, uses scraps from retired school buses to explore the relationship between his native country of Guatemala and the United States. Through his exploration of material and geometry, the artist highlights the interchange of goods upon which a majority of the relationship between the two countries is sustained.
Other programming elements incorporate performance. Galerie, an artist-run, immaterial artgallery representing artistic practices that mainly manifest through performative formats, will present a series of performances that are specific to an art fair, such as the sale of immaterial art works, a fictitious celebratory toast, and other events.
Horton Gallery, New York, will present new works and a dance performance by Los Angeles-based artist Jamie Felton, curated by Untitled’s Krysta Eder. Stork Phrase Lines Up With The Shoreline is a collaboration with choreographer Alexsa Durrans and is a dance performed by four women, on the beach outside of Untitled’s temporary pavilion.
For full details on special projects at Untitled, Miami Beach 2017 please click here.
Untitled, Radio is a platform that takes the place of the customary fair program of talks, interviews and roundtable discussions. Encapsulating Untitled’s ethos of inclusivity, the radio station brings together artists, curators and institutions from all around the world for a series of conversations, panels and interviews as well as sound art, performances, readings and curated playlists. Untitled, Radio is broadcast live from the fair by the Miami-based Wynwood Radio and is also available online.
This year, Untitled, Radio will be situated within Radio Station – Miami Folly II, a site-specific, architectural project by SiTE:LAB’s Paul Amenta and architect Ted Lott of Lott3Metz Architecture. The steel frame structure will incorporate Not Design, a collaborative letterpress studio.
This year’s program features conversations with Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark Director, Jessamyn Fiore, SCAD Museum of Art’s Head Curator of Exhibitions Storm Janse van Rensburg, collectors Mera and Don Rubell and artists Joël Hubuat, Michael Mandiberg, Thiago Martins de Melo, Eduardo Navarro, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Scott Reeder and Richard T. Walker, among others.
For the full radio program please click here.
Launched in 2014, Untitled, Posters by onestar press is a series of 10 limited edition posters by internationally renowned artists that are free to visitors each year. Curated by Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, specially designed posters will be available by artists including Carlos Amorales, Robert Barry, Erica Baum, Lucy Bull, Jason Dodge, Rafaël Rozendaal, Hans Schabus, Annika Ström, Yonatan Vinitsky, and Honza Zamojski.
Untitled, Tote Bags
For its sixth edition, Untitled, Miami Beach presents two tote bags designed by Slavs and Tatars and Annika Ström. Untitled, Tote Bags are available for sale and are curated by Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia with onestar press.
Untitled will offer a complimentary shuttle service operating between Untitled, Miami Beach (at Ocean Drive & 12th) and The Miami Beach Convention Center, at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Shuttles will run from 11am to 6pm.
For more information and a full program of event times please visit www.untitledartfairs.com/