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Issue 4, Saturday, 06 December 2014  | Download this issue

Latin American art has its day in the sun

News analysis As US curators look south, collectors begin to take note

News and analysis

Seek and ye shall find

News analysis Most dealers are playing it safe but there are surprises in store for the more intrepid collector

Can satellite fairs give artists their first big break?

News It doesn’t happen every day, but a sharp-eyed curator’s visit could be a stepping stone to future success

Aboriginal collection goes walkabout

News Works bought in Australia by Dennis and Debra Scholl will visit five US museums

Also in this issue

Another look at ‘The Responsive Eye’

News El Museo del Barrio to add a Latin American twist to important 1960s exhibition

 

ArtCenter South Florida's windfall will benefit local artists

News Residency programme will focus on artistic development

Roll up, roll up for the magical art-history tour

News analysis When the fair seems too much to handle alone, a guided tour could be the answer

Storm brewing over historic Miami homes

News analysis Preservationists urge City to rein in developers’ desire to replace older properties with “McMansions”

Design age dawns for Latin America

Feature From Mexico to Chile, a new generation is combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary ideas

Group therapy is the way to go

Interview Mexican artist Pedro Reyes's roaming clinic comes to Miami

Peter Marino: meet the architect

Feature From East Hampton gardens to Louis Vuitton purses, subtle doesn’t come into it

New season at the Warehouse

Feature Programme includes new acquisition by Mario Merz and a Miami debut for Brancusi

My Miami: Mark Handforth

Interview The sculptor reveals his favourite haunts

Art Miami launches New York fairs

News New editions will coincide with the Armory and Frieze New York

Diary

Shout out to my boy, Sean

You never know when the old-boy network might come in handy. It certainly worked for the dealer James Fuentes when, on the opening day of Art Basel in Miami Beach, he halted the artist formerly known as P Diddy in his tracks by shouting the name of...

 
Exhibitions
Video

The Portuguese return to Macau

As Art Basel in Hong Kong rolls on, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is preparing for a solo show in China’s other special administrative region, Macau, her first in the region. At the MGM casino resort, Vasconcelos is creating 1,200 kilo piece titled Valkyrie Octopus. The work measures 35 by 20 metres and is made of more than 4,000 metres of coloured fabrics, thousands of beads, 3,100 metres of electric cable, and has LED lights placed throughout. The site-specific work deals with the Portuguese presence in Macau, which began in the 16th century and ended, officially, in 1999.

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