As part of our coverage of Art Basel 2016 the #MagneticLive crew headed out to the SuperFine Art Fair to check out some of the artists on display. From paintings to photography to sculpture, the SuperFine Art Fair provides emerging artists a place to connect with eager art buyers on a slightly more realistic budget than Basel proper.
Stay tuned for our mini documentary where we talk with Alex Mitow one of the SuperFine founders. More on SuperFine and their e-store below.
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The 2016 Miami Art Week edition of Superfine! The Fairest Fair proved that you need not be an oligarch or trust fund heir to collect incredible, inspired artwork. It proved that artists of all colors and creeds have a voice in today's art market. And last but not least, Superfine! proved that there could, in fact, exist a fun and dynamic counter to the stolid and opaque art world of yore, without sacrificing a constant professionalism that shines throughout.
This year's fair played host to over 40 exhibitors hailing from all four corners of the globe -- though Miami's home field art scene was well represented, making up over half of the offering. Thought provoking, mind and body bending, tropically tinged performance art by queer feminist electro trop-pop act K Pasa USA was woven in with socially conscious pieces by Monica Jahan Bose and Gio Black Peter. Everybody boogied to Patrick & The Swayzees during our backyard opening shindig and a one-of-a-kind ad-libbed Afrobeta set brought down the house during our It's Super Miami... locals' reception. Miami's LGBTQ community was well represented with an arTEA tea dance on Saturday night with a special DJ set spun by the one and only Lady Miss Kier of dance music powerhouse Deee-Lite. The Perez Art Museum's Teen Arts Council hosted a pop-up film festival inside of a retro trolley, while a series of afternoon panel discussions brought art world and real world luminaries together in spirited conversation about the direction of the city and the art world as a whole. Pyrographic artist Alex Kuhn laid fire to wood in the rear garden atop a glowing green platform within the Beck's Urban Canvas activation, and dozens of works of art inside the fair found new homes. Collectors young and old, new and established, all discovered a refreshing respite with hip, fresh work curated to reflect a core value of accessibility and challenge to the status quo.
Superfine! has an incredible online presence that outlasts its physical manifestation. Just in time for the holidays, don't forget to visit our online E-Fair, which will reside in cyberspace until January 8th. Many works are still available, and you'll find the images and pricing info that'll lead you to the perfect artwork gift for the person you REALLY care about (or yourself!).