Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016: Film, 01 Dec 2016 — 03 Dec 2016
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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016: Film

SoundScape Park, Miami Beach Convention Center, Colony Theatre, Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln Rd

Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and London’s Artprojx, the Film sector presents a dynamic program of films. Outdoor screenings take place at SoundScape Park, where works are shown on the 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center; and inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.

In addition, New York-based film curator Marian Masone selects a feature-length film for a special screening at the Colony Theatre.

 

Thursday, December 1

6pm | Sound works in SoundScape Park
A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan
Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark.

8pm | Short Film program | Best Dressed Chicken in Town
Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai
Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson,
Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo,
Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate
Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm | Short Film program | New Parthenon
Running time 49′
Classical music and ballet serve as inspirations in this short film program that features a selection of poetic and visually compelling films. While works by Ain Bailey and Sonia Boyce, Alex Prager and Anna Grenman contain direct references to dance and theatrical performance, the other films in the program evoke these themes on a more associative level.
Rashid Johnson, The New Black Yoga, 2011, 10’57”, Hauser & Wirth
Ain Bailey and Sonia Boyce, Oh Adelaide, 7’10”
Anna Grenman, Irminsul, 2016, 5′
Alex Prager, La Grande Sortie, 2015, 10′, Lehmann Maupin
Penny Siopis, The New Parthenon, 2016, 15’26’’, Stevenson

 

Friday, December 2

6pm | Sound works in SoundScape Park
A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan
Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark.

8pm | Short Film program | Best Dressed Chicken in Town
Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai
Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson,
Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo,
Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate
Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm | Double Bill: Liliana Porter and Alfredo Jaar
Running time 59′
This double bill combines two aesthetically different works that both feature a powerful musical score.
Alfredo Jaar, Muxima, 2005, 36′, Galerie Lelong, Goodman Gallery
‘Muxima’ is Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar’s first film. Structured around recordings of the Angolan folk song ‘Muxima’ (meaning ‘heart’), it is ‘a cinematic elegy dedicated to the people of Angola’ and a portrait of a complex and changing society. Liliana Porter, Actualidades / Breaking News, 2016, 22’47”, Sicardi Gallery
‘Actualidades/Breaking News’, the newest film by Argentinian artist Liliana Porter, imitates the structure of a newspaper. Like a newspaper’s front page, the film opens with breaking news of a train accident, depicted using a model railroad. Porter uses vintage toys and dolls to illustrate each of the thirty segments, such as the classifieds or the arts & leisure section.

8.30pm | Maura Axelrod, Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, 2016
Special Film Screening at Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Running time 94′; selected by Marian Masone
This year’s special screening features an original and highly entertaining portrait of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. An art-world upstart, the provocative and elusive Cattelan launched his career with playful and subversive works that mocked the artistic establishment. A retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 confirmed his place in the contemporary art canon. New York-based director Maura Axelrod’s equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to answer the question: who is Maurizio Cattelan?

 

Saturday, December 3

6pm | Sound works in SoundScape Park
A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan
Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark.

8pm | Short Film program | Best Dressed Chicken in Town
Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm | Love Songs – Four Films by Wilhelm Sasnal
Running time 60′
Ranging from 2002 to 2015, this selection of films by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal emphasizes the artist’s interest in the intersection of music, visual art and film. ‘Untitled (Revolution), Love Songs and The River’ all emphasize a symbiotic relationship between music, cinematography and painting. Citing influences from the aesthetics of musical subcultures and indie music videos to artist movements, Sasnal’s early videos begin with a soundtrack to which he adds visual accompaniment to enhance the aural experience and inject abstract narrative. In contrast  to these early works, Sasnal’s 2015 work ‘Developing Tank’ uses film scoring to drive the narrative and fulfill the role of spoken words.

Contacts & Details

ADDRESS
SoundScape Park, Miami Beach Convention Center, Colony Theatre, Lincoln Road Mall, 1040 Lincoln Rd