Where is the art world heading?
This will be the third year that we went down for a few days for some warmth and art to Miami during the frenetic week of Art Basel. I read that the fairs attract over 82,000 visitors last year. The restaurants are humming, the streets are packed, there are art events from one end of Miami to the other and the hotels are thrilled.
This year felt very different than last year. Perhaps it is the uncertainty of the Trump presidency and the signs pointing to a downturn in the economy but I did not feel as inspired this time as I have from years past.
The main event felt staid. The satellites didn’t grab me although I certainly saw the artists that were touted as big sellers to collectors and private museums. Hands down the best thing we saw
More than a handful of huge Anselm Keifer that took my breath away as I walked into the rooms.
Although my favorite was an installation from the artist Cate Giordano. A four-year performance piece telling the story of waiting tables in Queens with a husband and a boyfriend on the side. She created this amazing restaurant, food included and other rooms including a living room. There are also videos with characters (Giordano plays all of them) telling their story. It is awesome.
I am looking forward to