Art Basel Miami Beach
December 6 - December 9, 2018
Sean Kelly is delighted to return to Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 for the 17th consecutive year since the fair’s inception. Our booth will feature a dynamic, carefully curated presentation of new works by the gallery’s artists and an immersive experience as part of our Collect Wisely campaign.
Featured artists include Antony Gormley, whose new sculptures continue to push his exploration of the human body and its relation to space, both internal and external; new work by Sam Moyer which continues her abstraction of the languages of painting and sculpture, and addresses formal and theoretical issues regarding the construct of painting; a new series of exposed paintings by Callum Innes, which highlight the contrast between additive and subtractive processes; a selection of paintings and watercolors by Janaina Tschäpe whose distinctive language of abstraction suggests growth, transition and metamorphosis; and photographs of imagined and constructed “Pavilions for the Future” by James Casebere, a new hybrid form of public accommodations by the sea. Also included on the booth are new works by artists Marina Abramović, Julian Charrière, Jose Dávila, Laurent Grasso, Candida Höfer, Ilse D’Hollander, Idris Khan, Hugo McCloud, Landon Metz, Alec Soth, James White, and Kehinde Wiley.
The Collect Wisely Experience will focus on one of the core elements of the campaign, connoisseurship. Encouraging visitors to slow down and pay closer attention to art, the installation will create a space for quiet reflection in the midst of the busy fair. Visitors will be invited to sit in an iconic REPUBLIC OF Fritz Hansen Egg Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen, and reflect on a single artwork by Callum Innes, Idris Khan, Hugo McCloud, Shahzia Sikander, and Janaina Tschäpe, which will change each day. To become fully immersed in the experience, the viewer will don a pair of Master & Dynamic noise isolating headphones and listen to the voice of each artist introducing their work, followed by a period of silence encouraging the viewer to contemplate the piece before them.
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Support for Collect Wisely is provided by REPUBLIC OF Fritz Hansen and Master & Dynamic.
The following panel discussion will take place concurrent to the fair:
The Passion and Purpose of Collecting
Thursday, December 6, 10 - 11am
UBS Lounge, Art Basel Miami Beach Convention Center
Moderated by Jan Dalley, arts editor of the Financial Times. With panelists Mary Rozell, Head of the UBS Art Collection and Sean Kelly, Founder of Sean Kelly Gallery and host of the Collect Wisely podcast