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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

Kehinde Wiley's new republic

Look closely at Kehinde Wiley’s paintings: they may remind you of something. Since the early 2000s, Wiley has been painting portraits of young black people in the traditions of European portraiture. His sitters are often strangers he meets in cities around the world, with whom he works to select historic paintings as models for new portraits. (He calls the process “street casting.”) At the Brooklyn Museum, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” (20 February-24 May) highlights 60 of these works, including a new stained glass piece and a new sculpture.

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