[MIAMI BASEL] Fountain Art Fair
Fountain Art Fair will return to Art Basel Miami Beach, taking over the 25th St / North Miami warehouse for its 6th consecutive year. Opening Thursday, December 1st for a VIP & Press Preview, Fountain will set itself apart from other internationally applauded fairs with its vivacious, rogue attitude and selection of the most cutting-edge alternative galleries and independent artists. Fountain is thrilled to announce that the always audacious Grace Exhibition Space will curate an on-site, weekend-long program of evocative contemporary visual performance by artists Gim Gwang Cheol (Korea), Myk Henry (Ireland/NYC), Erik Hokanson (NYC), Quinn Dukes (NYC), Jill McDermid (Outer Space), Paul White (UK), and Hannah Dean (UK). Also joining the roster for Miami is original Fountain exhibitor Front Room, along with Tinca Art, We-are-Familia, and Untitled ArtProjects. This year Fountain Miami’s signature on-site street art installation is curated by Samson Contompasis, director of Albany’s The Marketplace, and will feature over 150 feet of work by fifteen of the most in-demand street artists including Sharktoof, Chris Stain, Olek, Hugh Leeman, Chor Boogie, OverUnder, White Cocoa, Army of One, Clown Soldier, Joe Iurato, CAKE, Tip-Toe, Elle, Ian Ross, and Know Hope.
[BOOKS] Alive Inside the Wreck
From his name to his college transcript to his literary style, Nathanael West was self-invented. Born Nathan Weinstein, the author of the classics Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939) was an uncompromising artist obsessed with writing the perfect novel. He pursued his passion from New York to California, flirting dangerously with the bleak, faux-glamour of Hollywood as the country suffered through the grim realities of the Great Depression. At the center of a circle of vigorous young literary writers that included Malcolm Cowley, William Carlos Williams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, S. J. Perelman, and Dashiell Hammett, West rose to become one of the most original literary talents of the twentieth century—an accomplished yet regrettably underappreciated master of the short lyric novel. West was finally starting to enjoy financial stability as a Hollywood screenwriter when he died in the California desert. A notoriously bad driver, he was racing back from a vacation in Mexico with his young bride of eight months when he crashed at full speed into another car. He was dead at the age of 37. Out now on OR Books by Joe Woodward, a biography of Nathanael West entitled Alive Inside The Wreck.
[AUTRE TV] Beats Take the School
Beatniks take over a school in this collaboration by James Franco & Adarsha Benjamin. Shot in NYC.
Kenneth Anger-Icons Opening
Brian Butler & Kenneth Anger at the opening of Kenneth Anger: ICONS exhibit at MoCA Los Angeles. Photograph by Brad Elterman.
Anne Pigalle performs and reads from L’âme érotique Nov 21, 33 Store St, London, Covent Garden 7.30 to 10 pm
White on Sex
Anne Pigalle, White on Sex, Mixed media, 2003-2011
Maison Martin Margiela, LOVE, etc.
At Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, Maison Martin Margiela will present Love, etc., an off-site installation in the Miami Design District situated near its Miami retail location. This exhibition will feature the Maison’s Line 13, dedicated to objects & publications. Line 13 also explores the Maison’s relationship with interiors. November 29 through Saturday, December 3, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137.
American Exuberance at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation will include 64 artists and 190 artworks, 40 of which were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition. American Exuberance will occupy all 28 galleries in the 45,000 sq. ft. museum, and all works in the exhibition are drawn from the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation. On view from November 30 to July 27, 2012, 95 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL
The Model Boy