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Vegas - 2015 - Issue 7 - November - Natalie Dormer

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But what the fair may have most to gain from Horowitz's involvement, says Marc Spiegler, the director of Art Basel, is "his deep understanding of the art world, especially in the United States and Latin America. With him on board, Art Basel will be able to engage even more with emerging and established collectors, as well as our galleries throughout the Americas." Art Basel is well known for bringing artists and works from some of the world's most venerable galleries to its fairs. Less well known is how much effort the organization puts into presenting small independent galleries and the new artists they represent, as well as established artists who may be familiar to art- world insiders but who lack exposure in the marketplace. "We have introduced sec- tors that are specifcally de- signed for younger galleries and that are subsidized by the fair," Spiegler explains. "In addition, we also have sectors that are dedicated to single- project booths, giving new and younger artists and gal- leries the opportunity to par- ticipate in the show." These sectors were designed to be more experimental than the main Galleries sector. The Survey sector was created in response to increased inter- est "in looking back at more historical positions," he adds, "artists who had been over- looked by the market but that other artists and connoisseurs kept returning to. And then, of course, there is the contin- ued surge of so-called 'digital native' artists, who now have really come into their own." What is Horowitz most looking forward to at his frst Art Basel in Miami Beach? "I'm very excited about Nova, which pro- vides younger galleries with a platform to present new work by up to three artists," he says. "We have several frst-time exhibitors, including Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo from Buenos Aires, pre- senting work by Nicolás Bacal, Tomás Espina, and Jorge Pedro Nuñez, and Essex Street in New York, with Park McArthur and Cameron Rowland. There are also some excellent new galleries in Positions, which is our other young sector focusing on single-artist pre- sentations. I'm also looking forward to the second year of Survey, whose inaugural edition was spectacular. This year's iteration features 12 exhibitions of historically informed works, including Castelli Gallery's presenta- tion of iconic sculptures from the 1960s American artist Keith Sonnier, and the frst US survey of Brazilian art- ist Roberto Burle Marx at Galeria Bergamin. Finally, Public is always a major highlight of the Miami Beach show and will be curated again this year by Nicholas Baume of the Public Art Fund." artbasel. com/miami-beach V Vegas View Each year, Las Vegas fine art advisor Michele Quinn ( attends Art Basel in Miami Beach to scout on behalf of clients. She shares her insights on the fair from a Vegas viewpoint. What are some of the most exciting things you have seen at art Basel in miami Beach? Last year one of my highlights was seeing the Pérez Museum and the Beatriz Milhazes exhibition. There was a terrifc Jorge Pardo full-scale installation two years ago. It was a complete foor-to- ceiling environment, which is the only way to see his work. hoW is las vegas's representation at the shoW? There is a core group of collectors who have been visiting the fair the past several years. We have established enough buying power that there is recognition from the galleries and dealers that we have some serious collectors here. is there anything specific you Will Be looking for this year? I've been focusing on large-scale outdoor installations the past few years, so I'm always looking for new artists who can accomplish those goals. above: Sem Titulo (1953) by Roberto Burle Marx will be exhibited by Bergamin & Gomide in the Survey sector at this year's Art Basel in Miami Beach. right: Wang Jinsong's Untitled No. 7 (1989) will be shown by Beijing Art Now Gallery as part of Survey. below: Black Wheel, Bouquet, and Tim Buckley by Keren Cytter, as seen in her 2015 video installation Siren at MCA Chicago. Cytter is represented by Noga Gallery, and her work will be exhibited in the Nova sector.  61 photography by Daniel Mansur, Courtesy of bergaMin & goMiDe (Sem TiTulo); Courtesy of beijing art now gallery (unTiTled no.7); Courtesy of noga gallery (installation view)

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