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By Cassandra d’Amico-Mazza
DAN Galeria of Sao Paulo originally set out to contribute to the development of the Brazilian Modern art. By 1985 the gallery made space for Contemporary Brazilian artists, and began representing its international artists. Bringing its slightly older pieces to Art Basel Miami, the DAN Gallery exposed works by mix media artist Getulio Alviani, sculptures by Sergio Camargo and Lygia Clark, as well as paintings by Lothar Charoux.
Art by Sergio Camargo and Lothar Charoux
Mounting group, solo, and thematic shows in their gallery since 1971, the Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna showcased international artists whose works focused on the human body. With the opening of the Krinzinger Projekte space, the Galerie Krinzinger’s new space expanded its roster of international contemporary artists. New photographic works by Marina Abramovic, including her work Holding the Skeleton (2008), and new sculptures by Hans Op de Beeck, as well as works in neon and mirrors by Brigitte Kowanz were part of the festival collection.
Art by Brigitte Kowanz and Jonathan Meese
Focusing on conceptual and contemporary art since 1960, the Galerie Thomas Schulte was the first of its kind in Berlin after the reunification of Germany. Now one of the leading locations for international contemporary art in Germany, this gallery represents the best in conceptual and contemporary artists. Highlights include sculptures from Angela de la Cruz, photography from Allan McCollum, and paintings from Pat Steir.
Art by Angela de la Cruz and Richard Deacon
Exhibiting exclusively the photography and video art of Chilean artist Carlos Leppe, Espaivisor from Valencia, Spain took a bold risk at Art Basel Miami. Exploring themes of male sexuality and the self, Carlos Leppe’s photography and video is on one hand experimental, on the other sensual, all while being striking and gender-defying.
Art by Carlos Leppe
For more than forty years the Galarie Karsten Greve has been contributing significantly to the global recognition of its artists. Balancing older pieces with the latest in Contemporary art, Galarie Karsten Greve showed its diverse character with its presentation of artists’ works in a multitude of genres and mediums. Sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, and the terracotta figures of Lucio Fontana, Galarie Karsten Greve Gallery juxtaposed old and new to create a truly well-rounded collection.
Art by Louise Bourgeois and Enrico Castellani
Game-changers and influencers are the types of artists you will find at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. Representing and exhibiting artists such as Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat, this gallery strives to represent artists that have become important to their time and future generations. Mary Boone Gallery revealed their newest works from Barbara Kruger and Laurie Simmons, along with a multitude of paintings, mixed media, and photographs.
Art by Barbara Kruger and Laurie Simmons
Established in London, the Sadie Coles HQ exhibit mixed both emerging and established artists on an international scale; an array of sculptures, paintings, and prints by Shannon Edner, Urs Fischer, and Borna Sammak were on display.
Art by Michele Abeles and Urs Fischer
Exclusive paintings by Parker Ito lined the walls of Team Gallery’s space. Bringing Ito’s Miami series is not only fitting for the art fair, but also a bold and refreshing choice. Its paintings are reminiscent of comic books and pop art and are visually striking at from the very first glance.
Art by Parker Ito
Founded in Mexico City in 2008, House of Gaga gallery represents both local and international artists from different generations and premieres their artworks in Mexico. The artists they represent hail from all backgrounds, and work in all mediums. House of Gaga presented the mixed media collection entitled To Be Titled (2016) from Josef Strau, and a series of paintings by Vivian Suter.
Art by Josef Strau
All images from artbasel.com, courtesy of the galleries
Directed by Estelle Gervais
Edited by Jennifer Mancini