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Christian Louboutin, ICA Miami, and W Magazine Kick Off Art Week in Style

W Editor in Chief Sara Moonves, Christian Louboutin, and Lazaro Hernandez. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images. After taking in four thought provoking displays by Nina Chanel Abney, Jiang Cheng, Michel Majerus, and Hervé Télémaque at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, a small crowd headed to the home of ICA donor Seth Campbell for an intimate floating supper celebrating the exhibiting artists.
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Labor, Luster, and Lineage: “Hear Me Now” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina,” an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines ceramic vessels made by enslaved Black potters in 19th-century South Carolina. The artisans responsible for crafting the displayed jugs and jars—whose sale typically benefited factory investors and owners—remain largely anonymous. But it is clear they were part of shared networks of knowledge and skill. “Hear Me Now” reassesses the aesthetic and social contours of these works, counteracting historical erasure by highlighting their makers’ training, expertise, and artistic agency. The exhibition has three parts. The first features work by David Drake, an...
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Emerging Artists Shine in Miami Beach's ‘Untitled' Art Fair

Art Week in Miami is back, and this year the leading independent contemporary art fair, Untitled, is shining light on some of the best emerging voices from prominent galleries all over the world. Founded in 2012 by Jeff Lawson, Untitled Art is an art fair that takes place annually on...
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Must-See Exhibitions at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Celebrating 20 years, the fair is gearing up to host its largest iteration to date. Art Basel is celebrating 20 monumental years in Miami Beach and to ring in this year’s event, the fair will present its largest iteration to date with more than 280 exhibitors from 38 countries.

Inside the ICA Miami Opening Night Reception, Presented by W Magazine

Aureta Thomollari, Nina Chanel Abney, Jet Toomer, Britney Tynes-Bey. Photographed by Chris Carter, Courtesy ICA Miami. Board any Miami-bound plane on the first Monday after Thanksgiving and you’re bound to be sharing an armrest with someone from the art, fashion or design worlds. Head to the Institute of Contemporary Art later that evening, and you’ll run into half your flight.

‘Three Nights Of Lights’ Starts Thursday

Ever driven by these murals wondering, who are the artists, who are the subjects? It’s time to get out of the car. The Avenue Concept will be mounting a public art gallery — Three Nights of Lights — Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This self-guided tour will be augmented with musical performances by local artists as well as what are being called, “activations.”

Didier William Is Using His Art to Offer Black, Queer Immigrants Hope

The city of Miami is home to the largest Haitian population outside Haiti. Artist Didier William, who was born in Haiti, was raised in North Miami, making him one of many immigrants from the island to call it home. There, William picked up his Haitian mother’s medications at a local Walgreens and worked at the dollar store down the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. That institution is now about to open William’s largest exhibition to date, with more than 40 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints set to go on view on December 1. Titled “Nou Kite Tout...

Christina Quarles at the Manetti Shrem: A glimpse through the lens of an artist

A deep dive into one of many incredible resources of the UC Davis Arts Department. The lecture was given by Christina Quarles, an artist based out of Chicago who now works in Los Angeles. Her work consists of abstract paintings that center around queerness, sexual identity and gender. She has hosted an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and graduated from the Yale School of Art with a Master’s in Fine Arts.

Felt forum: ‘Beneath the Surface’ exhibit in Bedminster shows variety of approaches to felt art

Few art supplies are as closely associated with childhood as felt. Its softness and manipulability make it a favorite of elementary school art teachers. It’s easy to cut, simple to enhance and pleasant to touch. Yet this humblest of textile has a storied past. The history of felt stretches back to antiquity. There is earthy magic to its manufacture: felt is fabric made not by knitting, weaving or stitching threads together, but by matting and pressing fibers until they achieve uncanny cohesion. Because it’s never known the sting of the needle or the tug and tear of the tailor’s craft, a sheet of felt has the integrity and purity of a freshly fallen blanket of snow.

21 Savage To Perform At Michelob ULTRA Art Basel Experience

21 Savage is set to perform during the Michelob ULTRA Art Basel Experience. Scheduled for Thursday (Dec. 1) in Miami, the immersive event will debut the beverage company’s 2022-2023 NBA team cans. The one-night digital art pop-up is the brand’s first time at the largest annual contemporary art festival of the year.More from VIBE.comDrake And 21 Savage Talk Writing For Each Other On ‘Her Loss’Drake Says 'Her Loss' Wraps Up Trilogy, Is One Of His Top 5 AlbumsTravis Scott To Pay Tribute To Virgil Abloh At Art Basel Music Festival The performance from the “Runnin” rapper is not the only event highlight....

Knight Foundation awards $40.7 million to Miami-area arts groups

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a fifth round of grants in support of the arts in Miami, including multiyear investments totaling $40.7 million to local artists and arts organizations, the 2022 Knight New Work recipients, and the 2022 Knight Arts Champions. Grants were awarded to...

Eight Works of Art Hiding in Paris

In the streets of Paris, people are met with world-class museums, breathtaking architecture and exquisite eats at every turn. But nestled between renowned sites like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are lesser-known artistic wonders just waiting to be found. Through her new book Art Hiding in Paris, writer and...

Pete Doherty Is Making Art Now. Is It Any Good?

This article originally appeared on VICE Germany. If you were around in the early 2000s, you might remember Pete Doherty, the messy lead singer of British rock bands Babyshambles and The Libertines. He struggled, very publicly, with heroin addiction and once squirted a syringe of blood at an MTV camera. At the time, he was engaged to supermodel Kate Moss. The duo quickly became the target of a media frenzy, as the public ate up the highs and lows of their relationship to each other – and their various drugs.

“Mother, Goddess, Crone: The Art of Maria Cusumano,” December 3 through June 18

Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport IA. An assemblage of arresting works by a former teacher at the Davenport Museum of Art (now the Figge Art Museum) and Davenport's St. Ambrose University will be on display at the Figge from December 3 through June 18, with the exhibition Mother, Goddess, Crone: The Art of Maria Cusumano boasting 11 prints that were recently gifted to the venue by Cusumano’s husband and fellow artist Mark Towner.

BmoreArt’s Picks: November 29 – December 5

This Week: Made in Baltimore Kiosk Opening at Open Works, BMA Violet Hour: Day With(out) Art, Bird in Hand Holiday Kick-off, Highlandtown Holiday Night Market + Art Walk, Baltimore Jewelry Center Holiday Sale + opening reception of Signs, Signals, + Symbols, MICA Art Market, The Black Artist Fair, and a fundraiser at The Peale — PLUS call for Micro Residency applications at Baltimore Jewelry Center and more featured opportunities!

Plan your graduation weekend: Top places to visit in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is home to many attractions that embrace its Western pride. On graduation weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Funkytown. Fort Worth has a trio of art museums, each representing a different age or take on the art world. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art...

"Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective" kicks off Miami Art Week

Guns Kill (2022), by Bonnie Lautenberg. Benefits the Giffords Foundation, dedicated to saving lives from gun violence (Dye sublimation onto aluminum, 4 feet x 4 feet). MIAMI, FLA.- The new museum exhibition “Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective,” on view now during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach,...

Akobi NFTs: Showcasing the Creative Potential of Phygital

Over the past decade, there has been a growing consensus that automation, artificial intelligence, and other forms of digitalization will adversely alter the human aspects of daily life, setting the tone for a pessimistic outlook toward certain areas of disruptive technological development. However, as these innovations begin to change how we live, they are not perceived to be replacements. The intricate and complex intertwining of both physical and digital worlds outlines the contours of what will become a ‘phygital’ society, affording us new platforms for experiencing and expressing culture.