Art Basel Miami Beach
6 – 10 December 2023
Hauser & Wirth returns to Art Basel Miami Beach with a dynamic selection of contemporary and historical works, reflecting the spirit of the gallery’s thriving international program and ongoing commitment to diverse voices. Our booth (A40) will foreground exciting new work by artists who have joined the roster this year, such as Firelei Báez, Catherine Goodman and Flora Yukhnovich. We will also highlight unique works by Charles Gaines and Gary Simmons, both of whom have major solo museum exhibitions in Miami during the fair, as well as important works by Philip Guston, Luchita Hurtado and Mike Kelley, among others.
‘Making connections between seemingly disparate ways of working and histories is one of the best parts of being a visual artist. This often necessitates seeing history not as a linear process, but rather a series of repeating or overlapping patterns.’
— Firelei Báez
Flora Yukhnovich’s art boldly explores materiality and process as vehicles for meaning, with cascading and swirling forms evoking rhythm and energy to flow between representation and abstraction. ‘Bacchanalia’ captures the ephemerality of a revelrous ecstatic dance spinning towards its limits.
This new work by Glenn Ligon poignantly traces the past, present, and future of American race relations, and was first commissioned as a monumental banner for the Metropolitan Opera’s presentation of ‘X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X.’
‘Everything starts from something figurative and I just change it to a non-image. I can’t really explain it. You have to dig so deep inside of you.’
Currently on view at Tate Modern in London, through 25 February 2024, the first major retrospective in the UK on Philip Guston in nearly 20 years explores how the artist’s paintings bridged the personal and the political, the abstract and the figurative, the humorous and the tragic. Jackie Wullschläger describes the retrospective as ‘gripping in painterly expression and energy, awash with colour and drama, revelatory at every turn,’ in the Financial Times. ‘Superbly calibrated in balancing art historical narrative, the painter’s personal journey and social context.’
At the Bourse de Commerce in Paris, ‘Ghost and Spirit’ offers a new perspective on Mike Kelley, one of America’s most influential artists. On view through 19 February, the exhibition will make its way from Paris to Düsseldorf, London and Stockholm.
Rashid Johnson’s new, highly symbolic and deeply personal body of work was developed earlier this year in the lead up to an important exhibition at Stockholm’s Moderna Museet. ‘Seven Rooms and a Garden: Rashid Johnson and The Moderna Museet Collection’ is on view through 8 September 2024.
Spanning painting, drawing, installation and sculpture, Henry Taylor’s major career survey is open at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, through 28 January 2024. Organized thematically, ‘Henry Taylor: B Side,’ presents the artist’s paintings along with a selection of his assemblage sculptures, rarely exhibited early drawings, a large grouping of painted objects on recycled cigarette packs and other everyday supports, and two new installations, one made specifically for this exhibition.