Published on December 2nd, 2012 | by No Artificial2
Art Basel Miami
Our top sustainable picks for Art Basel Miami.
From December 6 through 9 2012, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel,
the most prestigious modern and contemporary art show in the Americas.
The original Art Basel began in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland and was established by local gallery owners to showcase contemporary and modern art. In 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach was created to build
a stronger bond among artists, collectors and enthusiasts of the Americas and Europe.
By 2005, Miami Beach was the largest contemporary art fair in the world.
The epicenter of Art Basel is the gigantic Miami Beach Convention Center, where the main exhibition takes places.
This year more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will participate, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Among the most cutting-edge artworks that will be on view, we have chosen our top eco art picks featuring artists who use found objects and recycled materials.
“Cloud city” by Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno is one of our picks.
Featured atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this 54 feet long and 29 feet high installation was created with the 16 stainless steel-framed bubbles, accessible via transparent staircases that took visitors on a journey up, with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.
These geometric bubbles simultaneously reflected and distorted the surrounding environment.
By inviting visitors to explore and interact with these optical effects, Saraceno uses the dynamic interplay between humans, nature and surroundings to challenge our understanding and perception of reality and our role within the environment.
“What inspired me was the geometry of the soap bubbles or the foam, of how they connect one sphere to the other,” explained Saraceno.
Cloud City will be shown at the forthcoming Art Basel in Miami, courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
Another artist worth to be seen is Miguel Paredes. He utilizes elements from nature, graffiti, vivid pop colors, anime, and his children. Paredes creates an atmosphere of intrigue and mystery within each piece that immerses his viewers in a remarkable visual experience and inner journey. His works have been featured in Miami’s famous Art Basel every year since 2003 and in shows around the world from New York to London.
Also artists such as Nelson Leirner, Leonardo Drew, or Jason D’Aquino are the ones who remind us of our role in the environment.
We really encourage you to view these artists works with a contemporary and open mind, for only then can real change happen.