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FOOD-DRINK
Three Cocktails from Hong Kong Art Week's "Room Service"
Now in its fifth year, Art Basel's Hong Kong installment has already impacted Asian artists' exposure globally, all while bolstering the sale of Western works in new markets. As Art Basel Hong Kong now triggers simultaneous showcases, activations and...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland doesn't draw the traditional tourists for Swiss outdoor sports or the après-ski lifestyle. In fact, a large influx of internationals can be tied to the fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place in the city's epic Messeplatz...
CULTURE
Interview: Sculptor Jaume Plensa
Among the roster of international contemporary artists frequently positioning their art in public (and outdoor) settings, few bend the mind as much as Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. If his name isn't immediately familiar, his work most certainly will...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2016: Masked + Distorted Faces
The human form has manifested in art since creativity's earliest days. Further, many of the most iconic works across time convey figures and faces—be it within sculptural realism or avant-garde poeticism. As expected, all of the fairs we attended during...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2016: Creature Keepers
Ceramic or bronze, old or new, subliminal or overt, this year's Miami Art Week ushered in a range of sculptures which gave off delightfully animated appearances. Visiting the plethora of fairs that are part of the inspiring, week-long event, we saw...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2016: Chaotic Landscapes
Landscape imagery has long factored into the world of art and captivated viewers either by way of accuracy or interpretation. While searching the halls of the numerous art fairs that compose Miami Art Week, an abundance of impactful, chaotic landscapes...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2016: Theater + Virtual Reality Collide
One can expect many things from Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week as a whole—there's the frequent opportunity for Anish Kapoor selfies; plenty of Instagrammable, text-based statement pieces (some good, some really not); and unlikely collaborations...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun's "Reconstruction of the Universe" for Audemars Piguet
There's no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
CULTURE
Interview: Samson Young
The only bells I hear on a regular basis are of the synthetic (and semi-annoying) kind: the preset "Chimes" and "Bell Tower" iPhone alarms signaling that morning has come. Not so easy to snooze or block out, however, are physical bells. With each strike...
CULTURE
Recap: Satellite's Artist-Run Space at Miami Art Week 2015
If you're measuring in internet time, Miami Art Week 2015 is long over, but there was one show we can't get out of our minds—the inaugural Satellite Art Show. A brainchild of Brian Whiteley (founder of the now-defunct SELECT Art Fair), the brand new...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2015: Food-Inspired Works
If anything can be said to illicit a real gut reaction: it's food. We all know the reactions our brain and body indulge in, when in the presence of food and drinks—whether desirable and not. These are visceral, animalistic responses—much like that...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2015: Subverting Nature
Nature stands as the earliest form of inspiration and natural components found within became the tools of early artistic creation. In the ages since and amidst developments and extinctions, loss and discovery, artists continue to be inspired by the...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2015: In Words
As you wade through the sheer amount of artwork on view during Miami Art Week, there's something both compelling and divisive about the pieces incorporating words. They grab ahold of your eyes from far across the hall, drawing you in silently. Unlike...
CULTURE
Art Basel 2015: Highlights
This year’s edition of Art Basel in Switzerland showcased a huge amount of thrilling, exciting pieces—as did the handful of fairs surrounding the central hub. Naturally, when you have over 300 galleries, showing many more artists, some themes will...
CULTURE
Art Basel 2015: Robin Meier’s Synchronicity
Part of the fun of Art Basel is discovering the artworks dotted all around the Swiss city, outside the main hub of Messeplatz. This year, luxury Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet presented artist Robin Meier’s piece "Synchronocity" in the beautiful...
CULTURE
Art Basel 2015: Interactive Installations
Interactive art installations can be real crowd-pleasers. Playing an active part in an artist's vision is an interesting experience—and when it’s good, it makes participants feel that they themselves are bringing something unique to the work. At this...
DESIGN
Song of the Car: 1957 BMW 507
Thanks to Carl Fisher, Miami is a city with roots in the automotive industry. In the early 1900s, the manufacturing baron from Indiana (where he opened the first US car dealership) used his fortune to transform the swampy southern Florida town into...
TECH
Art Basel with PHHHOTO
We've long been fans of motion-capturing social photo booth PHHHOTO from our friends at HYPERHYPER, and even had the pleasure of playing with it at CH HQ before its official release in early 2013. Though their looped-motion image-creating booth is...
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