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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

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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

Our pick of shows to see when in Miami this week

Previews of the must-see exhibitions on during Art Basel Miami Beach at the city’s museums and private collection spaces
Video

Understanding Ed Ruscha

Two pieces by the California artist Ed Ruscha are the impetus for an exhibition of work at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio (“Regarding Ruscha,” until 17 May). At the center of the show are two of the artist’s prints—Standard Station, 1966, and Ghost Station, 2011—which are the inspiration for work made by local San Antonio artists. In this video clip, Ruscha talks about his working process, why he’s interested in words, and how he thinks about the backgrounds of his pictures.

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