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ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
Issue 1, Wednesday, 05 December 2012  | Download this issue

Who’s afraid of contemporary art?

As Art Basel Miami Beach opens today to VIPs, critics say the art world is facing a crisis of values

News and analysis

A High Line for Miami?

But group needs $37m to restore stadium

First Istanbul art week heralds explosion in fairs

Contemporary fair creates a buzz, with four events due to launch next year

Interview with Los Carpinteros: the other and the same

The Cuban collaborators who won’t be put in a box

Also in this issue
Diary

Untitled antics

There was something for everyone at Untitled, the latest addition to the constellation of satellite fairs clustering around Art Basel Miami Beach, which occupies a shoreside tent on Ocean Drive. Striking a dramatic and colour co-ordinated pose on...

 
Exhibitions

Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010
Video

Taking the art fair to task

The American artist Eric Fischl has something to say about art fairs. The painter’s first show at the Victoria Miro gallery (“Art Fair Paintings,” until 19 December) “takes as its subject the contemporary art market”, according to the gallery, and features images of people walking around fairs, sometimes looking at the art, sometimes at each other, and other times at their phones. In this clip, Fischl discusses his interest in figurative painting. (And don’t miss our interview with the artist about his art fair paintings.)

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