Philipp Kaiser Curates Public Sector for Art Basel Miami Beach – 2017 marks the first year that Philipp Kaiser, independent curator and critic, will curate the Public sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Framed around the theme ‘Territorial’, the sector will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space, featuring 11 site-responsive works by established and emerging artists: Frida Baranek, Yto Barrada, Daniel Buren, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Philippe Decrauzat, Noël Dolla, Cyprien Gaillard, Daniel Knorr, Harold Mendez, Manuela Viera-Gallo and Brenna Youngblood.
In addition, Jim Shaw and his D’red D’warf band will present the premiere of ‘The Rinse Cycle’, a progressive rock opera ten years in the making. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017. The Public sector is supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.
Commenting on the theme of this year’s sector – ‘Territorial’ – Philipp Kaiser notes, ‘Since time immemorial, sculpture has been territorial, commanding and authoritarian. Even when sculpture is presented with utmost restraint and elegance, it asserts its own physical space that we inevitably must share with it.’ The works selected for Public address this aspect of sculpture as the pieces claim space or territory through size, scale, intensity and sound, among other artistic practices. The theme is also a reference to a specific historical discourse from the 1960s in which artists of different nationalities became interested in new sites for their sculptures that existed outside of traditional art institutions.
Frida Baranek, Reflections on the Horizon, 2017, Galeria Raquel Arnaud
Yto Barrada, Syrinx (Plumber Assemblage), 2015-2017, Sfeir-Semler Gallery
Daniel Buren, Les Guirlandes, 1982-2017, Bortolami
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Self Reconstructed Ellipsis, 2016, Regen Projects,
Philippe Decrauzat, Orator and Shut and Open at the Same Time, 2016, Parra & Romero
Noël Dolla, Restructuration Spatiale n°15, Ceysson & Bénétière
Cyprien Gaillard, KOE, 2015, Sprüth Magers, Gladstone Gallery
Daniel Knorr, Navel of the World, 2017, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie
Schwarzwälder, Meyer Riegger
Harold Mendez, Jaulas, 2017, Patron
Manuela Viera-Gallo, Domestic Violence: Matriz Nula, 2017, Instituto de visión
Brenna Youngblood, M.I.A., 2017, Honor Fraser
Public Sector Special Performance:
Wednesday, December 6, 8pm to 9pm, SoundScape Park
Free public access:
Jim Shaw and D’red D’warf, The Rinse Cycle: Parts One & Two, Presented with the
support of Blum & Poe, Metro Pictures, and Simon Lee Gallery.
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Source: Art Basel