For the 2016 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach Lehmann Maupin (Booth K16) will present works by artists Hernan Bas, Mary Corse, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Gilbert & George, Nicholas Hlobo, Liu Wei, Liza Lou, OSGEMEOS, Angel Otero, Tony Oursler, Mickalene Thomas, Adriana Varejão, Nari Ward, and Erwin Wurm.
Over the weekend, Lehmann Maupin will display a focused selection of photographs, videos, and paintings that exemplify the artist's use of photography as a critical element in the concept or production of their work. Increasingly in the 21st century, photography has become integral to the art-making process, as a preliminary method, a component of a multi-medium work, and as a medium that increasingly shifts with technological innovations. In line with the gallery's dedication to developments in this medium, Lehmann Maupin will show recent work by artists such as Catherine Opie, Alex Prager, Robin Rhode, Juergen Teller, and Mickalene Thomas.
Film: Alex Prager
Thursday, December 1 | 10 PM | SoundScape Park
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Alex Prager’s film La Grande Sortie (2015) tells the story of a prima ballerina, played by Paris Opera Ballet Étoile (star) dancer, Émilie Cozette. Shot in the iconic Ópera Bastille, the setting is opening night of Cozette’s return to the stage after an unexplained hiatus. The performance is fraught with the dancer’s stage fright and her perception of the audience’s reaction as increasingly indifferent and hostile. Cozette’s fears manifest in a series of awkward dances, each accompanied by a boorish audience member who are magically transported from their seat to the stage. Culminating in a fantastical vanishing act, Cozette embodies a universal anxiety around performance and success that many people struggle with on a daily basis. The Film Sector is organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and London's Artprojx.
Public: Erwin Wurm
December 1-4, 2016 | Collins Park
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Erwin Wurm engages with the established history of sculpture by pushing its boundaries to new and exciting possibilities that incorporate participatory, temporal and psychological elements. Big Disobedience is a larger-than-life version of Wurm’s Disobedience from 2014, where the artist utilizes clothing in place of the body as a sculptural element to define the human form. The title of the work is inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s 1849 essay Civil Disobedience, reflecting Wurm’s ideas about political and social correctness, a theme explored throughout his practice. Wurm often uses absurd and comic elements of contemporary society, particularly in relation to the human body. In his sculpture, he has repeatedly extended the fragile boundary defining a visible form from inside and outside, fundamentally challenging and questioning the viewer’s perception of reality. Curated by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, Public features large-scale sculptures installed in Collins Park. The sector is produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.