AO Onsite Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 – All That Glitters is Not Gold: Focus on Copper as a Medium at the Main Fair

December 8th, 2012

Danh Vo – We The People (detail) – Gallery Chantal Crousel, all photos by G. Hansen for ArtObserved

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.

Daniel Buren – Bortolami Gallery

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.

Jose Maria Sicilia’s work at Meessen de Clerq

Walead Beshty – Copper FedEx Large Framed Art Boxes – Regen Projects

Gina Pane – “Francois d’Assise, trois fois aux blessures stigmatise Verification” – Galerie Kamel Mennour

Sebastián Diáz Morales – Carlier Gebauer

Claudia Weiser – Unititled – Sies and Hoke

-G. Hansen

[Art Basel Miami Beach]