Copper – tarnished, polished, battered, and even mailed FedEx packages (as with Walead Beshty’s piece at Regen Projects) seemed to make an appearance in many places at Art Basel Miami Beach this year. One amazing example was Danh Vo’s curving, paneled “We The People” at Galerie Chantal Crousel, also perhaps the largest copper piece at the show.
Works by Daniel Buren at Bortolami Gallery and José María Sicilia at Meessen de Clerq were made of the metal, along with Gina Pane’s “Francois d’Assise, trois fois aux blessures stigmatise verification” at Galerie Kamel Mennour, which was stunning in all of its detail. A video piece by Sebastián Diáz Morales at Carlier Gebauer even used copper for its frame.
[Art Basel Miami Beach]