Untitled Art announces program highlights of its 10th edition, featuring onsite performances, the Monuments sector located on the sands of Miami Beach, a series of Special Projects and the return of the beloved Untitled Art Podcast. The expanded curatorial platform, imagined by Omar López-Chahoud and this year’s guest curators Natasha Becker, Miguel A. López, Estrellita Brodsky and José Falconi, will provide engaging new opportunities for galleries, their artists and patrons of Untitled Art, which runs from November 30 until December 4 (VIP Preview November 29).
The Ant Project, in collaboration with the Instituto Cultural de México in Miami, presents an installation Drawn Together by Truth Farm Collective putting together works by artists Ana Teresa Fernández, Ronald Rael, and Arleene Correa Valencia, addressing their experiences of separation, unification, memory, visibility, and the existence inside and outside of “the line.” The performance Silver Linings activates a space where the US-Mexico border is questioned, erased, and drawn as a silver lining through a tango dance as a visual metaphor.
Jefferson Pinder’s performance Monumental, presented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery, riffs on memorialized forms of controversial monuments and will be conducted in three locations throughout Untitled Art. Other performances include Preetika Rajgariah’s Wheat-ish : a game of colorism on the mat, a meditation on skin politics in the South Asian community, from Bill Arning Exhibitions; and Anina Major’s durational performance Heavy is the Head that addresses women’s work and
labor, showcased by TERN. The act of carrying upon the head in Major’s performance seeks to underscore the essential role of women within society while addressing the emotional weight women carry in our current times.
Monuments, located west of the dunes on Miami Beach, will feature Regina Parra’s large-scale neon sculpture Forbidden Bird, brought to Untitled Art by The55Project; OPEN FRAME: Miami Beach, an accessible architectural structure and performance space by Paul Amenta & Ted Lott in collaboration with Not Design—presented by SiTE:LAB. Additional Special Projects include Radical Semantics, a series of public seating in black vectorized forms made available throughout the fair by Atelier Caracas for Studio Boheme presented by Hayworth.
Camilo Restrepo’s 503 portrait drawings The Other Names (2021), shown by Steve Turner, portray an array of avatars of Colombia’s pop-culture criminal underworld. Herlitzka + Faria from Buenos Aires will present Álvaro Gómez’s A Return to The Thread, a selection of textile works from the 1970s to 1980s, making reference to the very origin of textile art and thread. Restrepo’s drawings, presented alongside historical works by Gómez, offers a dialogue between two Colombian artists of different generations through their references to the country’s social and political history.
On opening day, Locust Projects will present a special floating film, Antonia Wright’s And so with ends comes beginnings (2019) viewable from the beach at Lummus Park. A curated selection of video pieces brought to Miami by the San Francisco Artists Alumni (SFAA) will be shown on a large-scale mobile screen on a vehicle.
Further onsite programming during Untitled Art includes a presentation by Y.ES Contemporary that celebrates its wider program and support of contemporary art in El Salvador through a display of digital work by Salvadoran artists. ART X PUZZLES will debut special edition jigsaw puzzles from eight artists and galleries presenting in Untitled Art’s new Nest sector, designed to support emerging galleries, collectives and non-profits, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting ART X PUZZLES Artist Charity Choices, such as First Responders Children’s Foundation, Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, The Ali Forney Center, Artist Relief Organizations and more.
This year’s Untitled Artist residency welcomes Brazilian artist Thiago Martins de Melo, who will be in residence at the Miami-based arts organization Fountainhead to create new work that will be presented by Galeria Gamma from Guadalajara, Mexico at the fair.
The Untitled Art podcast also returns better than ever, with 2021 guest curator Natasha Becker facilitating multiple discussions as an extension of her curated presentation. These will be featured alongside new episodes with artists, curators and authors who will discuss topics ranging from Latinx art to climate change. Becker’s episodes, named Future Knowing, will explore the evolution of the art world and whether the arts will continue to become accessible, supportive, and inclusive in the future. Podcasts will be recorded onsite within a sculptural installation created by local artist Joyce Billet, and released in the weeks following the fair on SoundCloud.
Head to Untitled Art’s new website, designed by Studio Lin, for more news and a full schedule of events.
Untitled Art thanks its official brand partners for the 2021 edition of the fair in Miami, who will support programming endeavors and an elevated guest experience. Partners include: Pommery Champagne, Chase Private Client, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Uniswap Grants Program, Stelle & Fortuna Prosecco, and Sanzo Sparkling Water. Additional support for Untitled Art comes from the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.
About Untitled Art
Untitled Art is an innovative and inclusive platform for discovering contemporary art. It balances intellectual integrity with cutting-edge experimentation, refreshing the standard fair model by embracing a unique curatorial approach. Untitled Art was founded in 2012 by Jeff Lawson. Each year, the fair selects a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of international galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. It launched the art world’s first virtual reality fair in July 2020 and will celebrate its 10th edition in 2021.
To mark the occasion, under the guidance of Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud, the 2021 presentation features an expanded curatorial platform with four guest curators: Natasha Becker, Miguel A. López, Estrellita Brodsky and José Falconi. Brought together for their diverse
perspectives and regional expertise, the curators will nurture dialogue between participating galleries and artists to generate a more global and inclusive conversation.
The 2021 presentation takes place on the sands of Miami Beach from November 29 until December 4, 2021. Comprising over 100 international contemporary galleries, the fair connects the best of contemporary art, artist performances, live events and other activations to keep more than 40,000 attendees captive and entertained during Miami Art Week.
VIP Preview on Monday, November 29
Tuesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 4, 2021
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