This year’s Miami Art Week takes place from 5 to 8 December. The annual event sees artists, gallerists, collectors and other art industry professionals turn Miami into a hive of activity centred around Art Basel Miami. We've put together a list of satellite exhibitions and Art Basel events featuring acclaimed artists working with digital media. Click the linked artist names to visit their Sedition artist profile and discover exclusive digital editions of their work.
Detail from Bask by Snow Yunxue Fu
The work of Memo Akten and Benton C Bainbridge is presented as part of a group exhibition of digital art at Mana in the Wynwood art district from 5 to 8 December. The event is part of CADAF (The Contemporary and Digital Art Fair) and is presented by CADAF in partnership with Wynwood Business Improvement District.
Also in Wynwood from 2 to 8 December, Snow Yunxue Fu’s work Bask is on display at Artbox Projects. Bask is a 3D animation which explores the limitations of physical perception by looking at the sun. Satellite images of the sun, in particular that which cannot be usually seen with the human eye (the photosphere and the corona), are processed, then simulated using Maya particle simulation into a digitally processed image of the sun. This digital processing adds new resonances to our experiences of the enormous, unfathomable and sublime.
Detail from Electric Dreams by Gordon Cheung
Elsewhere in Miami, Gordon Cheung is exhibiting works as part of the Untitled Art Fair, represented by Edel Assanti. Works including Electric Dreams and Vanishing Point will be on display from 4-8 December at Ocean Drive and 12th Street.
This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach returns to the Miami Beach Convention Centre. Key themes this year include climate change, the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall, and digital privacy, freedom and repression.
Sculpture and video works by Guan Xiao will be on display at Miami Beach as part of the Nova sector, which showcases work created in the last three years. Guan will be represented by Antenna space in a dual exhibition with US ceramicist Allison Katz. Guan’s work, which combines found objects and imagery with otherworldly forms to create entities and narratives that are somewhat familiar, yet impossible to place, combine with Katz’s paintings and ceramics which are surreal dream sequences dotted with everyday motifs.
Detail from Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement by Isaac Julien at Victoria Miro, 2019
Work by Isaac Julien is featured as part of the fair’s newest sector, Meridian, which is dedicated to large scale video, performance and installation works and is located in the 60,000 square foot Grand Ballroom on the top floor of the Convention Center. Julien presents the largest work in the sector, his video installation Lina Bo Bardi - a Marvellous Entanglement, which explores the legacy and iconic buildings of visionary architect and designer Lina Bo Bardi, spans nine screens and fills a 2000 square foot space. Julien is represented at Meridian by Victoria Miro, Galeria Nara Roesler, Jessica Silverman Gallery, in collaboration with Galerie Ron Mandos. Other artists featured as part of Meridian include Laure Provost and Frank Bowling.
In addition to his Meridian installation, Julien is exhibiting at Metro Pictures as part of Kabinett, the sector which invites galleries to exhibit works by a chosen artist in their booth. Elmgreen & Dragset also present in the Kabinett sector, represented by Kukje Gallery.
Top image: A Sinking Blue Field 2019 by Guan Xiao.