BMW Art Journey artist shortlist announced during Art Basel in Miami Beach. A.K. Burns, Jamal Cyrus and Mariela Scafati are nominated.

Posted on 08. Dec, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Miami Beach. Already in a third year Art Basel and
BMW continue their corner beginning to commend and support emerging
artists worldwide with a proclamation of a shortlist for a next
BMW Art Journey during this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach. Like a
mobile studio, a BMW Art Journey can take artists roughly anywhere in
a universe to rise new ideas and prognosticate new artistic projects. 

Today, an general consultant jury announced a following shortlist
of 3 artists display in Positions, a zone for emerging
artists, during Art Basel’s uncover in Miami Beach.


A.K. Burns during Callicoon Fine Arts, New York

A.K. Burns, innate in 1975, lives and works in Brooklyn, United States,
and perceived her Master of Fine Arts from a Milton Avery Graduate
School of a Arts in 2010. In her artistic practice, a artist views
a physique as a quarrelsome domain wherein issues of gender, labor,
ecology and sexuality are negotiated. At Art Basel in Miami Beach, she
premiers “Weather Report”, an designation that calls onward a
dystopian domestic scene, a kind of allegorical space weathered by the
stream domestic situation, disturbing barriers between a interior and
exterior. Recent solo exhibitions embody New Museum New York,
Callicoon Fine Arts, New York and Michel Rein, Paris. The artist has
exhibited in new organisation shows during New Museum, New York, Kunsthalle
Wien, Vienna, and a LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.


Jamal Cyrus during Inman Gallery, Houston

Jamal Cyrus was innate in 1973 in Houston, United States, where he
still lives and works. He perceived his Master of Fine Arts from the
University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Cyrus’ work draws on a languages
of collage, assemblage, and a informative politics embedded within
Black American song and culture. At this year’s Art Basel in Miami
Beach, Cyrus is presenting “STANDARDZENBLŪZ II”, a plan whose
imagery is sampled from unison posters, record covers, Jet Magazine,
and a interior of a record store in Tokyo. Cyrus’ solo and group
exhibitions embody Inman Gallery, Houston, MOCAD Museum of
Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, and ICA Institute of Contemporary
Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia.


Mariela Scafati at
Isla Flotante, Buenos Aires

Mariela Scafati, innate in 1973 in Olivos nearby Buenos Aires, still
lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She complicated Visual Arts at
a ESAV in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. In her artistic practice, she
pays courtesy to a attribute between activism and pictorial
manifestations. At this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach show, Scafati
is presenting an designation that confirms and eschews a idea of
paintings as self-contained entities. Scafati’s solo exhibitions
embody Abate Fine Art, Santa Fe, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino
Germani, Buenos Aires and Isla Flotante, Buenos Aires. She has
exhibited in new organisation shows during Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos
Aires, Bienal do São Paulo, São Paulo and Museo do Arte, São Paulo.

These 3 shortlisted artists are now invited to rise a proposal
for their ideal journey, with a leader to be announced in early 2018.


The members of a consultant jury in Miami Beach are:

Massimiliano Gioni (Artistic Director New Museum, New
York City)

Gabi Ngcobo (Curator Berlin Biennale for Contemporary
Art, Berlin)

Victoria Noorthoorn (Director Museu de Arte Moderna,
Buenos Aires)

Philipp Tinari (Director Ullens Centre for
Contemporary Art, UCCA, Beijing)

Susanne Pfeffer (Director Museum Fridericianium, Kassel) 

“The jury was tender with a operation of works in this year’s
Positions sector. The jurors took note of a artists’ accomplishments
to date, keenly expecting their proposals for a BMW Art Journey.
As in a prior editions, a jury was vehement by a many
opposite ways in that a artists responded to a plea of
conceiving and realizing a plan for Art Basel. The works on view
copy a full spectrum of artistic practices in a global
artworld”, states a jury. 

In partnership with a winning artist, a tour will be
documented and common with a open by publications, online and
amicable media.  

During this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach show, BMW Art Journey
leader Max Hooper Schneider is presenting his new work during a BMW
Lounge, done in response to his recently finished nautical tour to
try coral reefs around a globe. Entitled ‘Planetary Vitrine: The
Reef as Event’, his tour investigated coral embankment systems from the
Bikini Atoll to a Fukushima disaster “reef” in Japan, from Lake
Baikal in Russia to a seashore of Madagascar. Importantly, any reef
complement has been compromised by a hit with humans, and any one
reveals a specific aspect of how this communication has occurred, as
good as how tellurian and non-human agents have acted over time to
remediate a damage. Together, a reefs tell a story of genocide and
resilience, crime and rebirth. 

The latest book in a BMW Art Journey book array is also
presented during a satisfactory giving insights about Abigail Reynolds’s BMW Art
Journey “The Ruins of Time: Lost Libraries of a Silk Road”. Images,
texts and other papers imagining from her knowledge are included
in a book – so completing a tour that both starts and ends with
a establishment of a library.       

Past winners of a BMW Art Journey embody sound and performance
artist Samson Young (presented by a.m. Space, Hong
Kong during Art Basel’s Hong Kong uncover in 2015), who has represented Hong
Kong during a 2017 Venice Biennale, German video artists Henning
Fehr and Philipp Rühr
(presented by Galerie Max Mayer,
Dusseldorf during Art Basel’s Miami Beach uncover in 2015), British artist
Abigail Reynolds (presented by Rokeby, London at
Art Basel’s uncover in Hong Kong in 2016) as good as Max Hooper
(presented by High Art, Paris during Art Basel’s Miami
Beach uncover in 2016) and Astha Butail (represented by
GALLERYSKE, New Dehli, Bangalore during Art Basel´s Hong Kong uncover in 2017). 

BMW has upheld Art Basel in Miami Beach as a long-term partner and
is again providing a VIP convey service. BMW is also tellurian partner
of a general Art Basel shows in Basel and Hong Kong. 

Giving insights into a art universe and exploring a subject “Art World
2017: Rapid Shifts, Shifting Roles”, Marc Spiegler, Global Director
Art Basel, spoke in Oct 2017 in Munich during a harangue of “Freunde
Haus der Kunst BMW”- to watch a video, greatfully impute to: 

In jubilee of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017, BMW and Studio Drift
benefaction their informative collaboration: a universe premiere of “FRANCHISE
FREEDOM – a drifting sculpture by Studio Drift in partnership with BMW”
combined by Amsterdam formed artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta.
After sunset, 300 bright drones copy a group of birds above
a sea and beach, between 32nd and 33rd Street off Collins Avenue
behind a Faena Hotel Miami Beach. Weather permitting, performances
take place from Thursday, Dec 7 to Sunday, Dec 10. Time and
date will be common on Instagram by Studio Drift @studio.drift and BMW
@bmwgroupculture as good as on Facebook  #bmwgroupculture. The drones
will be manifest from a vast distance. 


For serve questions greatfully contact:

Dr. Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs 

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49 89 382 24753, Fax: +49 89 382 24418



Dorothee Dines

Art Basel

Global Head of Media Relations

Telephone: + 41 58 206 27 06



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