Art Basel Miami Beach
Nova Booth N36
Alexander Gray Associates participated in Art Basel Miami Beach in the Art Nova section, with a solo exhibition of works by Luis Camnitzer, one of Latin America’s most influential conceptual artists. Luis Camnitzer’s remarkable piece, Last Words (2008), will be the focal point of the gallery’s presentation in Miami. Exhibited to critical fanfare earlier in 2008, Last Words is a moving and controversial artwork. In this piece, Camnitzer compiles the last words of death-row inmates in Texas, and remixing them into a lyrical, allegorical art experience. Birth, life death, sin, redemption, and forgiveness are represented, and transcend the political aspects of the piece’s source material.
Also on view was a selection of Camnitzer’s highly influential early works, including graphic works, photographs and sculptures from the 1960s through the 1990s. This aspect of the presentation will provide a view into Camnitzer’s diverse practice as a conceptual artist, and will illustrate his critical role as a global link between developments of new visual languages in Latin America and New York.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2008
Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the most important art fairs in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, one of the most prestigious art fairs worldwide for the past 38 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.
An exclusive selection of more than 220 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The fair is a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks.
Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. Every year a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel Miami Beach—a favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.