MIAMI///THE RECAP: ART BASEL’S AMAZING “IT AIN’T FAIR”
At this point, navigating ART BASEL’s myriad satellite fairs spread far and wide across the city is a lot like running a triathlon, but one new fiercely independent mini-fair was so good that you rarely needed to leave. The IT AIN’T FAIR at AL MORAN’s upstart O.H.W.O.W. (Our House West of Wynwood) GALLERY turned out to be the hipster megawatt energy center of this year’s convention, featuring an incredible array of downtown art and daily late-nite musical performances by art rockers like A.R.E. WEAPONS, THE GOSSIP, and JD SAMSON that kept the beautiful people glued to the spot. Organized by downtown denizen AARON “A-RON” BONDAROFF, in association with Deitch Projects, Peres Projects, Nueva Galeria De La Barra, A.S.S. Gallery, A.M.P., Picturebox and TV Books, the anti-fair brought together celebrated curators Tim Barber, Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas, Dan Nadel, Pablo de la Barra, Nicola Vassell, and Terence Koh who each imported their various teams of artists in a huge multimedia exhibition that featured painting, sculpture, video and performances from artists all over the world with a focus on downtown Manhattan. The artstar-studded roster included Erik Foss, Tauba Auerbach, Stefan Bondell, Julia Burlingham, Scott Campbell, Kenneth Cappello, Comeau, Dearraindrop, Mark Delong, Chris Dorland, Jim Drain, Phil Frost, Patrick Griffin, Evan Gruzis, Brandon Herman, Gordon Hull, Todd James, Ben Jones, Kim Krans, Lachance, Adriana Lara, Jason Matthew Lee, Allan Macintyre, Eddie Martinez, Slava Mogutin, Noble, Jason Nocito, Rallou Panagiotou, Ara Peterson, Kembra Pfahler, Brad Phillips, Esther Planas, Michael Schmelling, Aurel Schmidt, Robin Schwartz, Ben Schumacher, Shinique Smith, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Francine Spiegel, Kon Trubkovich, Solange Umutoni, and Jaimie Warren, to name a few. The best thing about the It Ain’t Fair? The fact that it actually captured the spirit of an art scene from the inside out, making it one of the most utterly relevant spots on the map in Vice City. HAVE A LOOK:
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