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Sedition Guide to FIAC 2016, Paris

This week, Paris is enlivened with art as the FIAC and satellite events (including Paris Internationale, Asia Now Paris, Outsider Art Fair and YIA) come to the French capital. To help you navigate the fairs, we’ve curated a selection of exhibitions now taking place across the city. View works by your favourite artists from Sedition presenting works in an around FIAC 2016.

Artists at FIAC

Lawrence Weiner is exhibiting work with three galleries at the fair. With Galerie 8 + 4 his embroidered work Form of Difficulty is shown in a group exhibition featuring works by Véra Molnar, Anne & Patrick Poirier and Pierrette Bloch. Meanwhile, represented by Marian Goodman and Alfonse Artiaco, the artist presents a large scale floor and wall based work On The Up, On The Above Up, On The Below Up outside the Petit Palais.

The Documentary: Geocentric Puncture, Guan Xiao 2014

The Documentary: Geocentric Puncture, Guan Xiao 2014


Guan Xiao presents a number of sculptural works, installations and digital prints at Kraupa-Tuscany Zeidler, one of ten galleries exhibiting as part of the La Fayette sector in the Grand Palais.

Ron Arad’s Armadillo Tea Pavillion (2016) is among outdoor sculptural works presented at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of the Tuileries sector. His work features alongside that of Alexander Calder, Gloria Friedmann and Jean Nouvel and is exhibited by Revolution Precrafted.

Anatomy of an Angel, Damien Hirst

Anatomy of an Angel, Damien Hirst, 2008


Damien Hirst presents Anatomy of an Angel (2008) with White Cube at the Petit Palais. The work, carved in Italian Carrara marble, is a depiction of an angel in a classical style inspired by L’Hirondelle Alfred Boucher (1920). The skin of the angel is torn, revealing glimpses of the human anatomy as depicted and dissected in medical practice.

Elsewhere in Paris

Scroll by Jonathan Monaghan at Galerie 2248m2

Scroll by Jonathan Monaghan at Galerie 2248m2


While in Paris for FIAC, be sure to catch GOTHAM, Jonathan Monaghan’s current solo exhibition at Galerie 2248m2. The exhibition runs until 29 October and presents sculpture, video and installation works which explore the digital transformation of materiality in relation to concepts of wealth and prestige.

Back to the End of the Beginning of the End, Again – Jake and Dinos Chapman


Amalia Ulman’s solo exhibition, Reputation, is presented at New Galerie in the Marais from 20 October to 20 December. Those in Paris for FIAC might also like to head to London for Ulman’s current exhibition Labour Dance at Arcadia Missa. Kamel Mennour presents an exhibition of installation works by Jake and Dinos Chapman in two separate Paris locations. Back to the End of the Beginning of the End, Again is on display both at the gallery’s main Paris location on the rue Saint-André des arts from 14 October to 26 November, and at 28 avenue Matignon from 20 October to 26 November 2016.

FIAC, contemporary art fair takes place at Grand Palais, Petit Palais and at off-site locations around Paris from 20-23 October 2016. For more information visit:

Ron Arad presents Curtain Call at the Roundhouse

Ron Arad's 'Curtain Call' at the Roundhouse, 2011

Ron Arad’s ‘Curtain Call’ at the Roundhouse, 2011


From 6-29 August 2016 Ron Arad transforms London’s Roundhouse with an elaborate large-scale installation and a series of events in collaboration with internationally renowned artists.

For Curtain Call, renowned artist, architect and designer Arad has redefined the curtain with an installation of over 5,000 cascading silicon rods. The result is a curtain or canopy which can be wandered through and explored, which catches and distorts the light, and which is both monumental and intimate. The rods hang from a steel ring 18m in diameter, within which performances will take place. In addition, moving image works will be projected onto the composite circular ‘screen’; visitors are invited to walk through the screen as an alternative to watching, more typically, from afar.

“Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder. You’ll be engulfed by images –a captive, but also a creator. It’s amazing what exciting things happen on both sides of the curtain.” – Ron Arad




Curtain Call was first presented at Roundhouse in 2011. As part of the 2016 installation Ron Arad has collaborated with numerous internationally renowned artists and creatives to present works on the giant circular screen. Universal Everything and Daniel Landau are among those who have collaborated with Arad for Curtain Call 2016, while Mat Collishaw and Christian Marclay are among artists from the project’s 2011 run who have collaborated for the second time. In addition to the project’s artist collaborations, a programme of events has been developed around the Curtain Call installation. Visitors to Roundhouse can enjoy performances by Matthew Herbert, Gaika, the BBC Proms and Dan Deacon, among others in the Curtain Call Live programme.



Curtain Call is presented as part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual programme designed to connect innovative cultural production and new audiences. The programme also celebrates fifty years of the Roundhouse, which for five decades has presented a diverse events programme incorporating arts, music, theatre and performance. As well as showcasing the work of new and established arts practitioners, the Roundhouse works to foster the careers of young people interested in working in creative disciplines.

Alongside Curtain Call, Sedition is pleased to be releasing a new work by Universal Everything as a digital edition. Stay tuned for more updates on the new release.

Curtain Call runs from 6-29 August 2016 at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH. For tickets and information on Curtain Call, visit:

Sedition Artists Nominated For The 2016 Lumen Prize


SIGNALS by Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva

Five artists and artist groups whose work is featured on the Sedition platform have been selected for the longlist of the 2016 Lumen Prize. The list for the Prize, which celebrates art made using digital rendering and production techniques, was chosen from over 550 entered works.

The Lumen Prize aims to promote digital art on a global stage, creating new conversations and opportunities for artists working with digital media. To be eligible for entry, works must have been developed using digital techniques; this includes – but is not limited to – sound, animation, moving image, gaming technology and applications.

The longlist of nominees include four artists whose work is also presented as digital editions on Sedition. Listed for the Moving Image Award is SIGNALS by Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva; the SIGNALS project is available on Sedition as a collection of digital editions. German art and design collective Onformative have been nominated for the 3D/Sculpture Award for their installation Anima-iki, while Carla GannisSelfie Drawings Book project has been selected in the Mixed Reality category. Claire Reika Wright’s piece Turmoil, accompanied by a soundtrack by composer Louise Utterson, has been selected for the moving image award.

A further addition to the longlist is one of the latest artists to join Sedition’s curated platform. Mike Pelletier, whose work Time Of Flight was recently launched as a digital edition, was selected for his motion capture animation work Performance Capture Part Two.

The Lumen Prize longlist was announced on 13 July at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference in London. The shortlist will be selected by a jury including Senior Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Douglas Dodds, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Shanghai Curator, WeiWei Wang and award-winning filmmaker, Michael Fukushima. The public are also invited to choose their favourite work from the longlist in the People’s Choice Award vote, which opens on 10 August. The works which can be nominated for the People’s Choice Award can be viewed on the Lumen Prize Online Gallery.

The shortlist of artists will be announced in September, before the overall winners are announced on 29 September at the Lumen Winners’ Gala at Hackney House, London. The work of the shortlisted artists will then be presented in the fifth global Lumen Prize exhibition tour, which this year will visit Shanghai, New York City, London, Leeds and Caerphilly.

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Sedition Presents Art In The Digital Age Series at Shoreditch House


Starting in June 2016 Sedition presents Art In The Digital Age, a series of talks on contemporary and digital art collecting at Shoreditch House, London.

The series explores the new realms of digital art collecting, creation and exhibition. By bringing together experts in the fields of digital art, curating, art collecting and design, Art In The Digital Age will discuss, and ask interesting questions about, the future of the art world.

With the introduction of new technologies, the way contemporary art is experienced is undergoing significant changes. Media platforms, display techniques and softwares are redefining the way art is experienced and collected. The influence of the digital has structurally changed aspects of the art world, bringing art into contact with new spaces, disciplines and audiences. It has also led to questions around the artwork itself, such as: how can digital works be valued, stored and securely exchanged? What is the materiality of a digital artwork?

The first talk in the series is titled Art Collecting For The Home and takes place on 17 June from 7-9pm at Shoreditch House. It looks at how art is being displayed and integrated into contemporary domestic spaces. The event takes the form of a panel discussion between experts from three specialist areas.

Gordon Cheung is a painter whose work incorporates code as well as traditional media; a number of his works are available as digital editions on the Sedition platform, and his solo exhibition Here Be Dragons runs at Nottingham Castle until 17 July.

Khalid Laith is an actor and art collector with a particular interest in video art and art from the Middle East.

Liezel Strauss is the founder of fine art photography platform Subject Matter.

Join us on 17 June for an engaging discussion. Free entry, limited capacity. Register your place here:


Sedition Guide to the 3rd International Biennial of Digital Art in Montréal

Opening in Montréal, Canada this June is the 3rd International Biennial of Digital Art (BIAN) presented alongside the 17th annual ELEKTRA festival of art music and new media. The biennial runs from 3 June to 3 July, while ELEKTRA takes place from 1 to 5 June.

The theme of this year’s biennial is ‘Automata’, art made by machines for machines, which features a large scale exhibition at Arsenal Contemporary Art in an expansive 50,000 square industrial space in the Griffintown district of Montréal. The exhibition includes works by international artists with a section dedicated to artists from Switzerland. The work of Sedition artists, Pascal Haudressy, Zimoun and Matthew Biederman are also featured in the exhibition. A selection of Sedition gift cards will be available for sale at Arsenal for the duration of the biennial.


Somewhere We Will Meet Again (White Version) - Pascal Haudressy

Somewhere We Will Meet Again (White Version) – Pascal Haudressy


Sedition will give a presentation of the distribution of digital art during the professional networking event International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA) as part of ELEKTRA taking place at Cinémathèque québécoise from 1-2 June 2016. The conference provides a platform from which to discuss the future of the digital art market. Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations Ashley Wong will introduce the work, context and potential future of Sedition on 2 June at 4:30pm. The presentation will contribute to a wider conversation about the distribution and collection of digital art.


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The Perspection collection by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke


Sedition will launch three new digital editions by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke from the Perspection series on 2 June with a launch event following IMDA at 5pm at Cinémathèque québécoise. The collection includes three audiovisual works created exclusively for Sedition.


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PARALLELS by NONOTAK – digital edition available on Sedition


From 1 to 5 June, BIAN and ELEKTRA will be joined by MUTEK, the international festival of digital creativity and electronic music. Taking place at several venues in Montréal, MUTEK provides a platform for innovative and emerging artists working with audiovisual techniques.

Sedition artists NONOTAK and Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke will be showing their latest work in interactive evening performances, both at A/Visions. NONOTAK will present their new work Shiro on 3 June at A/Visions 1. The interactive piece, which begins at 19:30, combines experimental techno, light and shadow, and multilayered projections across screens and the bodies of performers.

Biederman and Warnecke will present their work Perspection (Cubed) at MUTEK on 3 June. The work is a new version of the artists’ collaborative project Perspection, which projects geometric forms which, using 3D tracking, combine into a single shapeshifting image. Perspection (Cubed) is a site specific installation whose projectors and speakers add new dimensions to an already multidimensional work. The interactive installation is built using custom hardware and software.

On 4 June Matthew Biederman will take part in a panel discussion titled Experimental A/V design at the Phi Center. The discussion, which is part of MUTEK and takes place from 2-4pm, is hosted by Dynamic/MTL.

BIAN  takes place at Arsenal Contemporary Art, 2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8, Canada.

ELEKTRA is held at Arsenal and at SAT, 1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2S6, Canada. Part of ELEKTRA, IMDA is held on 1 and 2 June at the Cinémathèque québécoise, 335 Boulevard de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2X 1K1, Canada.

MUTEK takes place from 1 to 5 June at various venues across Montréal.


Highlights at ISEA 2016 Hong Kong

From 16-22 May 2016, Sedition participates in the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Hong Kong.

Keynote speakers at this year’s symposium are Benjamin Bratton, Pierre Cassou-Noguès, Natalie Jeremijenko and Sedition artist Shu Lea Cheang, who presents a talk titled As The [Science] Fiction Goes at 11:00 on 18 May. Ghislaine Boddington of body>data>space will also present at the festival. In September 2016 Sedition and body>data>space will partner with Nesta and FutureFest to present the FutureFest Art Prize exhibition in London – Read more here.

On 20 May at 14:30 Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations, Ashley Wong, presents a talk on digital distribution of art in the Creative Media Centre, Room 5. She also presents during Curating Art After New Media HK 2016, a short professional development course, which runs from 16 – 22 May and is hosted by Videotage.

From 26-23 May Overlap present a five screen installation of Aquatint as part of the ISEA 2016 Juried Exhibition.


View ‘Reading’ by Shu Lea Cheang on Sedition. Cheang will present a keynote at this year’s ISEA.

View ‘Reading’ by Shu Lea Cheang on Sedition. Cheang will present a keynote at this year’s ISEA.


ISEA, which was founded in 1990 in the Netherlands, is an international discussion platform at which practitioners from different disciplines meet to exchange ideas on art and technology. This year’s programme is curated under the theme Cultural R>Evolution. The theme focuses on the idea that media creates the new while returning to the old; rather than the new emerging fully formed from the old, instead the margins change and forces redistribute.

The main activities at this year’s symposium take place between four Hong Kong locations: City University’s Creative Media Centre, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Cattle Depot Artist Village. Numerous satellite events will take place throughout Hong Kong for the duration of the festival and beyond.

ISEA 2016 takes place from 16-24 May in various locations across Hong Kong. Register for tickets here.

The short course Curating Art After New Media takes place from 16-22 May at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with various site visits to art spaces around the city.

Explore works by Sedition artists during Art Basel Hong Kong


Image: Tracey Emin, I Cried Because I Love You at Lehmann Maupin/White Cube Hong Kong


From 24 – 26 March Art Basel Hong Kong will present a diverse programme of contemporary art works, exhibitions, projects, films and discussions from across the world. For Sedition collectors visiting Hong Kong during Art Basel week, the art fair and connected exhibitions are an opportunity to see the work of a number of Sedition artists displayed in new spaces and contexts. We’ve put together a guide to help you navigate the events and exhibitions happening in Hong Kong this week.

For Art Basel, Antenna Space presents works by Guan Xiao and Yu Honglei (Booth 3D20).  Sedition artist Guan has developed a distinct aesthetic which explores history and time in relation to materials, bringing together classical and digital media and techniques. As well as presenting at Art Basel, Guan has also been recently nominated alongside Han Bing for the 4th annual Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award 2015 and is currently taking part in group exhibition GLOBALE: New Sensorium at ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, which ends on 9 April.

Yinka Shonibare MBE presents work as part of a group exhibition Structures of Recollection at Pearl Lam Galleries. The exhibition explores and experiments with approaches to materiality and memory. Structures of Recollection opens on 21 March and runs until 28 April at Pearl Lam in Soho.



Cheng Ran, Joss digital edition available on Sedition


Cheng Ran is exhibiting works in two locations during the Art Basel. At the fair, the artist will be represented by Galerie Urs Meile (Booth 1D25), with his film Letter 249 (2015). Cheng Ran also premieres his nine-hour epic film in Asia, In Course of the Miraculous at K11 Art Foundation from 21 March to 1 May at chi art space. The work had its world premiere at the Istanbul Biennale 2015. On 20 March, KAF will present an artist talk between Cheng Ran and artist Enoch Cheng.

Alongside Art Basel, Tracey Emin presents a major solo show of her work across two Hong Kong galleries in her first exhibition in Greater China. I Cried Because I Love You will be presented in both White Cube Hong Kong and Lehmann Maupin Gallery from 21 March – 21 May. In addition, Emin will join a panel including the Royal Academy’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow, and Hong Kong entrepreneur David Tang to discuss her work as part of the Art Basel Salon programme.

Chen Qiulin will present works including Peach Blossom #2represented by Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Booth 1C25) during Art Basel Hong Kong. Chen is also presenting a short film City Manager as part of Kaidan, a programme exploring themes of alienation and folklore on 24 March. Read an interview with Chen on her recent exhibition, One Hundred Names, which took place in Australia in 2016.


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Fang Lu, Lost Seconds, digital edition available on Sedition


On 23 March, Fang Lu, represented by Boers-Li Gallery, presents No World, an eighteen minute film work during the Art Basel short film programme, When History Became Emotion, a screening which looks at how artistic abstraction brings together temporalities in different ways. Fang will also present, Sea of Silence as part of the Kaidan film programme alongside Tao Hui, Lu Yang and Christopher Doyle on the following day, which explores themes of perception and apparition.

Art Basel Hong Kong
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

Pearl Lam Gallery Hong Kong Soho
Shop No. 1 G/F & 1/F, SOHO 189,
189 Queen’s Road West,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

White Cube
White Cube Hong Kong
50 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong

Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
407 Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street
Central, Hong Kong

K11 Art Foundation – chi art space
8/F, New World Tower 2,
18 Queen’s Road,
Central, Hong Kong


Sedition Recommends at Art Dubai 2016

Art Dubai 2016 brings together work from the world’s leading contemporary artists from 16 to 19 March at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. In our guide to the fair, we’ll help navigate the exhibitions featuring works by Sedition artists and other recommended events happening in and around the fair.

Sedition Artists at Art Dubai

'Island 1' by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai

‘Island 1’ by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai


Mumbai’s Chemould Prescott Road gallery (Booth B8) will present the work of Shezad Dawood, Jitish Kallat and Reena Saini Kallat to those exploring the fair. Jitish Kallat is also represented by Galerie Daniel Templon  (Booth D6).

Meanwhile artists represented by Victoria Miro (Booth A4) include Jacco Olivier, Isaac Julien and Elmgreen & Dragset, while Idris Khan exhibits work alongside Yayoi Kusama, NS Harsha and Conrad Shawcross in the booth.


‘Microbe’ by Jacco Olivier – artwork available on Sedition

Upstream Gallery (Booth A15) will present a duo show featuring the work of Rafaël Rozendaal and Frank Ammerlaan. The new works will be shown by the Amsterdam based gallery.

Blain Southern (Booth B9) will also present a number of artists including Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner and Yinka Shonibare MBE. Work by Francesco Clemente will be on display at the booth during the fair.

Other Highlights

As well as introducing the artists on Sedition who’ll be showing at Art Dubai, we’ve also put together some recommendations of things worth checking out.

Global Art Forum: ‘The Future Was’

Each year at Art Dubai the Global Art Forum series of talks and events engages with a theme relevant to the contemporary art world. This year’s theme, The Future Was, thinks through the ways in which ideas, statements, places and configurations of objects can be thought of as ‘time machines’ connecting past, present and future. Contributors to the Forum, directed by Amal Khalaf and Uzma Z. Rizvi, include Deputy Project Manager and Science Lead of the Emirates Mars Mission Sarah Amari, Space Archaeologist Alice Gorman, artists including Christine Sun Kim and Hito Stereyl, curators including Hans Ulrich Obrist among other professionals, practitioners and commentators.

Art Dubai Projects

Another annual fixture of the fair, Art Dubai Projects, is this year dedicated to exploring the design, economic and performative aspects of the art fair – a theme with more than an echo of Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘The Well Fair’ currently on display in Beijing. The not-for-profit section, curated by Yasmina Reggad, is designed to support up and coming artists and includes a number of artist commissions and performances as well as a radio station.

Elmgreen & Dragset - 'The Well Fair' - UCCA Beijing

Elmgreen & Dragset – ‘The Well Fair’ – UCCA Beijing

Prior to and alongside Art Dubai, Dubai Canvas festival will celebrate 3D street art. As part of the festival ‘human cyborg’ and cyborg activist Neil Harbison, who was born colour blind and now experiences colours through an antenna implanted in his skull, is composing a piece of music alongside singers and musicians based on the colours of Dubai.

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Sedition Artists Exhibiting During Armory Week

From 28 February to 7 March the art world will gather in New York for Armory Week, one of the annual art highlights in the city that never sleeps.

Since 1994 the Armory Show has presented work by acclaimed artists from across the world, as well as generating diverse locally and internationally focused events across the city. This year’s show brings together over 200 galleries showcasing contemporary artworks, pieces by modern masters and innovative new projects, with a focus on work from the African continent and diaspora.

Alongside the Armory Show, a number of satellite fairs and connected events will present work from the fields of art and design. A number of Sedition artists will present works at the Armory Show and satellite events – here’s where to find them.

Armory Show

Isaac Julien and Idris Khan will exhibit at Booth 600 of Pier 94 at the Armory Show, represented by Victoria Miro. Additionally, on 4 March at 6:30pm Julien and architect David Adjaye will discuss their respective practices in Pier 94’s VIP Lounge.

'The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition

The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition


Also in the contemporary art section of the fair at Pier 94, Blain Southern presents works by Sedition artists Francesco Clemente, Rachel Howard, Michael Joo, Tim Noble and Sue Webster and Wim Wenders. The works will be on display at Booth 908.

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

The Armory Show
3 – 6 March 2016
Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue

Satellite Fairs

Katie Torn is among artists exhibiting in 4RL, a group show which is part of SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Taking place at Skylight at Moynihan Station, 421 8th Avenue NYC, the critically acclaimed SPRING/BREAK fair centers around curator-driven projects; this year’s theme is ⌘COPY⌘PASTE. 4RL, curated by Nati Hyojin Kim and Kat JK Lee, will be presented in room 3113. The exhibition brings together works which occupy the space between ‘equal’ and ‘equivalent’, exploring the tension between the copy as identical and the copy as unique instance. 4RL runs from 2 – 7 March with a private view on 1 March.

2 – 7 March 2016
Skylight at Moynihan Station
421 8th Avenue

Launching this week on Sedition, LoVid will present work as part of both SPRING/BREAK and Moving Image Art Fair. For SPRING/BREAK the artist duo present work in group exhibition Original Copy which takes place in room 4023, Skylight at Moynihan station from 1 – 7 March.  The exhibition explores cultural interpretations of the concepts of authenticity and the original, taking ‘the hand’ as a central motif. Look out for their Thread Through The Eye collection of six new video pieces launch on Sedition on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition


From 3 – 6 March LoVid will also be exhibiting work at the Moving Image Art Fair, a fair and platform conceived in order to specifically showcase time based works. LoVid present cell-a-scape, a moving image piece in which digitally rendered shapes and static noise coexist with recognisably ‘natural’ forms.

Moving Image Art Fair
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue

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Part 1: Sedition Recommends: Art Basel Miami Beach

This week will see artists, professionals and influencers from around the world descend on the southern tip of Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach for what has turned into one of the largest art events in the US, Miami Art Week, with over twenty satellite fairs alongside the main exhibition at the Miami Beach Convention Centre – making the city the number one destination for culture and parties in the first week of December.

While those flying in begin to acclimatise to the comparatively balmy weather in Miami, we have put together a guide to help you navigate the glut of exciting artist exhibitions, interesting talks and intriguing satellite events.


Featuring at Art Basel Miami this year are over 191 galleries, 16 curated solo booths at Positions and 14 historically-informed presentations in the Survey sector, and 27 curated exhibition of works by internationally renowned artists in the Kabinett strand of the fair. The fair is divided in its presentation into sector, with works presented according to thematic strands entitled ‘Galleries’, ‘Nova’, ‘Positions’, ‘Edition’, ‘Kabinett’, ‘Survey’, ‘Public’, ‘Film’ and ‘Magazines’. Each sector enables visitors to approach a complex show through a different conceptual viewfinder.

Detail from Michael Craig-Martin 'Surfacing', available as a digital edition on Sedition

Detail from Michael Craig-Martin Surfacing, available as a digital edition on Sedition

At Alan Cristea’s (Booth A12) features mono-prints and editions by Sedition artist Michael Craig-Martin as a Kabinett exhibition located within the Editions sector. Also represented by Alan Cristea is Gordon Cheung who presents a series of new print editions.

Art Basel Miami Beach
3-6 December
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


The Art Basel Miami’s film programme also features the work of both Tracey Emin (3 December) and Guan Xiao (5 December) in the evening screenings. The works will be projected onto a 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall in SoundScape park, a short walk away from the Convention Centre where the main fair takes place.

Guan Xiao's installation at Frieze London 2015 - photograph by Andrew Crowe.

Guan Xiao’s installation at Frieze London 2015 – photo by Andrew Crowe.

Art Basel Miami Film
2-6 December
Soundscape Park
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Art Basel Miami Beach is home to a wide range of talks, which this year illuminates the work and thought of professionals who deal with themes including art collecting in the digital, post-colonial age to transgender in the mainstream. Acclaimed artists including Jenny Holzer and Michael Craig-Martin will also present talks during the fair. On 3 December at 10am, Holzer and fellow practitioner Trevor Paglen discuss their work and he significance of current communication channels and information systems in the Premier Artist Talk. Visitors to the fair can also see Craig-Martin in conversation with independent London based curator and art historian Sir Norman Rosenthal on 5 December at 5pm.

Jenny Holzer 'One Liner' - available on Sedition

Jenny Holzer One Liner – available on Sedition

There are also a number of thematic panel discussions which touch on the impact of the digital on art collecting, identity formation and the way society perceives and impacts upon creative work and the creative industries. These include a conversation led by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s senior curator Omar Kholeif entitled ‘Collecting as a Political Act’. Kholeif is the curator of an upcoming exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London exploring 40 years of artwork produced in response to the internet.

Jenny Holzer in Conversation with Trevor Paglen
3 December 10:00 – 11:30

Michael Craig-Martin in Conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal
5 December 17:00 – 18:00

‘Collecting as a Political Act’
5 December 16:00 – 17:00

Miami Beach Convention Centre
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139