It’s that time of year again where artsy types around the world leave their respective metropolises to indulge in sun, sand, and blue chip art.
Art Basel Miami Beach takes place this year December 7 to 10 and Farmboy Fine Arts is travelling to Miami to see some of our favorite galleries and artists from around the world in the Sunshine State.
We all know to stop at Pace Gallery, Almine Rech Gallery and the likes, but here, we’ve round up some of our choices for lesser-known exhibitors at the fair.
Opened in 2003 in Bangalore, GALLERYSKE is the gallery to see India’s most prominent artists. With galleries in both Bangalore (which also operates as an inter-disciplinary space and residency) as well as New Delhi, the gallery is focused on not just gallery shows but also programming for children, printed projects, and community outreach. It’s a model that feels fresh, relevant and essential.
Crown Point Press
With a roster of prints from probably every one of your favorite artists (such as Vito Acconci, Chuck Close, Marcel Dzama, Helen Frakenthaler, Elaine de Kooning) Crown Point Press has been making exquisite prints since 1962. Founded by the prolific Kathan Brown, her workshop out of San Francisco creates prints the old-fashioned way with meticulously crafted etchings. Artisans and artists shown together, that feels close to home for FBFA.
A long-time exhibitor, Berlin-based Peres Projects is highlight every year. Founded in 2002 in San Francisco, the gallery’s Miami Beach showing comes on the heels of its much talked about exhibition of Mark Flood’s piece “The Edge of Fame” featuring posters, magazine covers, and other various media surrounding the rise of scarlet Lindsay Lohan at Art Basel earlier this year. Surely, Peres Project’s exhibition at Miami Beach will showcase fresh and vibrant talents associated with founder Javier Peres’s curation.
Hannah Hoffman Gallery
It-girl gallerist Hannah Hoffman brings her Los Angeles gallery to Miami for the third year in a row. Known for its inventive curatorial programming—such as the 2016 show “A Change of Heart” that was curated by Chris Sharp and all about flowers—the gallery this year is bringing artists Olga Balema and Isabelle Cornaro. Conceptually challenging and engaging, it’s posed to be a stand out in the Nora section of the fair.
Real Fine Arts
In accordance with its cool kid Brooklyn upbringing, Real Fine Arts is to bring buzzy artist Nicolas Ceccaldi to Miami this year for a solo showing. The gallery, which focuses on conceptual work by artists such as author and video artist Chris Kraus and Jana Euler, is known for have its finger on the pulse on the emergent art world.