rubell collection, camera obscura, omniart
Post #422 • December 4, 2004, 9:23 AM • 12 Comments
Why is this man smiling?
You'd be smiling too if this was your lobby:
And this was your back patio:
And this was your library:
And this was your, um, bookstore:
Yeah, the Rubell joint is a swank place (their house is a museum, like the Aadams Family song goes) and they have some fine fine art. To wit, Louise Bourgeois.
Cecily Brown. First one I've seen in person, and, well, she's good.
Maurizio Cattelan. This is installed by itself in a 40-foot-long room, prompting this discussion:
Me: Um, excuse me, it's Maurizio Cattelan, yes?
Rubell Family Collection attendant: Yes, it is.
Me: Where's the label?
RFCA: Over there. (points to other side of room)
RFCA: (shoots me a look indicating that I am neither sufficiently worldly nor washed to understand lofty curatorial decisions like putting a label twenty paces away from a work of art in an otherwise empty room)
Me: (continues to laugh)
Whatev. You all want to incorporate usability into your design, give me a call. I have special consulting rates for the rich.
You should see the swimming pool.
A photography show, Off-Off Basel at Camera Obscura (the old PS 742), featured work by Teresa Diehl among others.
Omniart, downtown in a part of Miami you wouldn't be walking around in otherwise. Didn't get the artist on this one, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't Eduard Duval Carrié.
Cloud, by Patricio Cuello, Alejandro Lopez Velez, and Raul Gonzalez, in front of the infamous Performing Arts Center.
A fortress of Miami Heralds by Magnus Sigurdarson.
Gorgeous, giant drawings of blackbird wings by Carol Todaro.
Graceful, touching video of choreographed pins and stuck bugs by Anne Wilson.
Installation by Gretchen Scharnagl.
Kaarina Kaikkonen, an enormous landscape of clothes that stole the evening.
Stay tuned as weekend coverage of Art Basel Miami Beach continues.