Art Basel in Miami Beach closed Sunday after drawing over 77,000 visitors. Over five days, 269 galleries from 29 countries have exhibited at the Miami Beach Convention Center in the primary art market’s biggest week of activity, annually. The 15th edition of the largest fair of contemporary art was more political than ever with several paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and films reflecting the current political climate. We’ve made a curated selection of the best artworks presented at the Art Basel in Miami Beach.
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A nearby enormous bronze bust of activist and scholar Angela Davis by Pedro Reyes, among other works, seems to confirm that the theme of Black Lives Matter continues to resonate.
Tree of Life by Studio Job certainly made a statement outside the new Faena Forum, designed by OMA.
Cody Hoyt geometric pieces in ceramic were displayed by New York’s Patrick Parrish Gallery.
Erastudio Apartment-Gallery by Milanese gallery unveiled a dark booth enhancing the colourful pieces and lighting effects.
A work by Zanele Muholi, the South African photographer and L.G.B.T. activist. She explores black lesbian and gay identities and politics in contemporary South Africa.
OMA has designed three buildings for the three block site along Collins Avenue dedicated to the development of cultural programming in the region.
Theater of Self featured work by artist and designer Daniel Lismore and SCAD graduate student Bin Feng on view at 1601 N. Miami Avenue.
Rirkrit Tiravanija, The Tyranny of Common Sense Has Reached its Final Stage, 2016.
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