UNTITLED Art Miami Beach 2015 12/2/15 – 12/6/15

UNTITLED 2015 Announces Special Projects For Fourth Edition
Wednesday, December 2 – Saturday, December 5, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, December 6, 11am – 5pm
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Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
General Admission: $28
Discounted Admission (Seniors and Students): $18
Miami Beach residents: $18
Groups of 15 or more: $18 per person
Children under 12: FREE

UNTITLED’s curatorial team, Artistic Director, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, curators Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, along with Programming Director Amanda Schmitt, have identified a selection of special projects and programming that will engage visitors in the exhibitors’ booths and at various locations throughout the fair, indoors and outside.

“Working closely with our exhibitors we selected a strong group of special works by artists that are cross-generational,” states Amanda Schmitt. “The special programming elements from our non-profit and artist-run participants are integrated into the fair’s layout, demonstrating UNTITLED’s commitment to creating an environment unlike other art fairs.”

Visitors will be greeted by three special projects selected from submissions by UNTITLED exhibitors. Near the entrance will be a large-scale sculptural installation by Ronald Bladen presented by Loretta Howard Gallery (New York). Bladen was an influential artist who inspired a younger generation of minimalists such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt. His work Chevrons (1974) explores the power and significance of this fundamental geometric shape, ubiquitous for its use in insignia, in language as punctuation, as a mathematical sign, and in design. The work consists of nine monolithic black sculptures that are arranged evenly in three rows, activating and highlighting the space between and surrounding the sculpture.

Los Angeles-based artist Scoli Acosta’s Earth Quartet (2013) is comprised of a series of pentagonal canvases, edged with jingles fashioned from flattened bottle caps. The work was inspired by Chris Marker’s documentary film, The Sixth Side of the Pentagon, that captures the 1967 Vietnam protest at the Pentagon. Acosta’s incorporation of playful bottle cap jingles also nods to Abbie Hoffman’s sarcastic attempt to levitate the Pentagon, in hopes it would turn orange and vibrate. Earth Quartet is presented by Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris).

Elise Ferguson’s paintings do not involve paint; she uses materials that are associated with sculpting: plaster and wood. Coloring the plaster with pigment, and layering the surface to a sculptural level, Ferguson’s work is based on mathematical puzzles, design and geometric variation. Ferguson’s Tess Ramble (2015), presented by Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco), is a three panel site-specific work that will be positioned in direct dialogue with the two other special projects, completing a minimal geometric trinity.

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