Last year, the new Survey sector’s debut brought 13 art-historical projects, including many rare works never before exhibited in an art-fair context.
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Conceptual artist Ryan McNamara's critically-acclaimed dance piece evoked the neurology of the online world. Incorporating a wide range of dance forms, the piece transformed the virtual experience of link-clicking into an immersive dance work, where audience members were unexpectedly shuttled to new locations to view entirely different pieces. The overall effect evoked the collective but ultimately individualized experience of net surfing.
Art Basel hosted the premiere of Big Eyes, the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. However, the truth would eventually be discovered: Keane’s art was not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). Directed and produced by Tim Burton.
Public Opening Night
Last year, the Public sector opened in Collins Park with a special evening program of live performances by Ryan Gander, Christian Falsnaes, Liz Glynn & Dawn Kasper, and Alix Pearlstein. The sector once again proved to be a highlight of the Miami Beach show, with curator Nicholas Baume’s premise of 'Fieldwork' centering on the concept of experimentation. 26 artists tested and verified their ideas 'in the field'.
the 2015 Miami Beach show
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