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Untitled’s gone surfing: Miami Beach satellite fair hits the waves with artist collaborations

Expect to see participatory work by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, Pussy Riot-themed surfboards and jungle photography

by Dan Duray  |  19 September 2016
Untitled’s gone surfing: Miami Beach satellite fair hits the waves with artist collaborations
The fair includes a participatory installation of Pussy Riot-inspired surfboards that can be lent out for use to fair attendees
This year’s edition of Untitled, Miami Beach (30 November-4 December)—a major satellite fair that runs concurrently with Art Basel in Miami Beach—will feature a number of special artist projects from the likes of Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, along with a collaboration with Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

The biggest collaborations are surfing-based, a fitting theme for a beach town, though it should be said: Miami is not known for its waves, nor its surfing culture. Tiravanija and Vu will present RT TV Boards in collaboration with Nathalie Karg Gallery: an installation that includes a number of different elements including surfboards with Beatles lyrics and a t-shirt silkscreening stand staffed by MFA candidates from Columbia University, where Tiravanija teaches. There will also be a number of Pussy Riot-inspired surfboards that attendees can borrow, and a shower for rinsing off later.

Other artist collaborations include the Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Gordon’s large-scale photography, which will transform the fair’s lounge into a jungle scene. The ICA Miami will present a branch of its Arts + Research Center at the fair, including examples of its recent e-books and other publications, significant in that the institution’s permanent space is still under construction.

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