Author: jendalton

  • #Rank was…

    I have heard that, as an artist, if you’re not uncomfortable you must be doing something wrong. Unless it’s actually the opposite and if you are uncomfortable, you must be doing something wrong… I hope not. Because I have been realizing for awhile now that being uncomfortable is my natural state. But I have been […]

  • Art Road Show by Alan Lupiani

    Art Road Show is a spin off of the popular Antiques Road Show.  The host of Art Road Show, Alan Lupiani, will pair up local artists with art fair insiders, including art dealers, curators, and writers, for a five minute critique of the artist’s work.  The objective is to engage the highly diverse local arts […]

  • Hug it Out by Rebecca Goyette

    Rebecca Goyette, performative artist, will present “Hug it Out.”

  • #artist/dayjob# by Tara Fracalossi and Thomas Lail

    #Rank Miami examines the (c)overt class and ranking systems surrounding the Miami art fairs. In the expressly commerce-based bubble of the Miami art fairs, artists’ ranks might be established/defined in relation to gallery representation and/or the need to maintain a dayjob to support themselves and their families. For artists who must work outside the studio […]

  • Beliefs Unlimited by Kevin Regan

    Hidden from one’s self is a covert set of beliefs that control one’s thinking, one’s actions, and one’s feelings. The covert set of hidden beliefs is the limiting set of beliefs to be transcended.

  • Remote Participation by Vox Populi Collective

    Vox Populi, alongside other invited members of Philadelphia’s non-commercial and collective art organizations, will execute a variety of performances for the duration of one hour which will be transmitted to SEVEN via a live video feed. illustrating the gap between the philosophy of DIY artist-run galleries and that of art fairs. Vox and collaborators will […]

  • Regionalism as Model, Discussion led by Christopher Ho

     Rank concerns those already on the inside, where many of us would like to imagine ourselves being. Or would we? This discussion explores whether the regional artist—the community-college studio teacher, the local figurative sculptor—might present a viable model for contemporary artists, not just pragmatically, but conceptually: by dint of being slightly outside the mainstream, […]

  • Taking My Talents to South Beach: Good Night Cleveland, We Love You by Nic Rad

    An exploration of talent, loyalty, and Miami transplant LeBron James as the Ubermensch; a stirring homage to the sad city of Cleveland and historic failures everywhere as told from the perspective of Jeff Koons’ Three Ball Total Equilibrium. Performed by Nic*Rad. 

  • RTV: The New Art Movement by Jeffrey Augustine Songco

     An art movement is no longer defined solely by a moment in time, but also by the process of art making. Through the investigation of the art world’s educational turn and Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Jeffrey Augustine Songco will share ten elements behind the emergence of RTV (or Reality Television).

  • A Legend in your own Mind: A Salon Discussion on Fame led by Austin Thomas

    How big is your bigness? Gather your thoughts on fame and success for a relational discussion on being a legend.  Is there a difference between success and significance? Austin will serve up “Dirty Harrys” (root beer and Jack Daniels) and use Dirty Harry’s (Clint Eastwood) response to a bad police captain’s comment, “Do you know […]

  • UBS Mapping by Liam Davis, Elizabeth Haberkorn, Brendan Carney and Jason Lowe

    Mapping UBS is a presentation for #Rank Miami that involves the real-time mapping of Art Basel Miami’s primary sponsor’s history, ethical and cultural activities, and their impact. Using a series of visual aids, the project maps UBS’s activities in real time. Each element of the construction is accompanied by live narration weighing the pros and […]

  • Art Stereotypes – A Mini Survey by Debbie Ainscoe

    Art stereotypes a mini survey: We hear them all the time, but we are so used to them (or irritated by them!) that maybe we switch off. But as long as they are still doing the rounds, does the perception keep re-kindling the myth? – or is it really true?! This is a mini survey […]

  • festive anthropophagy through reflected imagery (a performance by marcella faustini and donna huanca)

    “they gave us mirrors and in them we saw a sick world” (índios by legião urbana – asong that describes the experience of the indigenous brazilian people when faced with the colonizers) it could be said that art fairs combine aspects akin to the ones experienced during a visit to a shopping mall, church or […]

  • Guidance Counselor, by Sarada Rauch and Baris Gokturk

    Are you holding back on approaching someone you’d like to be friends with because you think they are in a group that’s out of your league? Are you concerned about whether you’ll still be included this year at school or whether you’ll feel like an outcast — or worse, be picked on? And what about […]

  • Relational Aesthetics For The Rich, or A Brief History Of The Gala As Art by Greg Allen

    From Lorenzo’s Tomb to Dakis’s yacht, the artist’s rarified social milieu exert a powerful influence on the form of his artistic production. Art that was intended or once thought to be uncommodifiable–Land Art, Conceptual Art, installation, performance, even relational aesthetics–has been voraciously commissioned, collected and consumed. With LA MoCA’s 2010 annual fundraising ball–which was reconceptualized […]

  • Mutant Student Groups Think Tank by Nsumi Collective

    Mutant Student Groups Think Tanks are alternative art world incubators for students who want to launch experimental independently run student organizations. On December 4th from 4 to 6pm, Nsumi will create a micro-performance space through which alternative student leaders can come together for dreaming up and spawning new mutant groups. Mutant student group types include […]

  • Dr. Lisa’s Ego Challenge by Lisa Levy

    Whether you’re a collector, artist, patron, or plain old art lover, art fairs can be a challenge to anyone’s ego. Get a brief ego evaluation from Dr. Lisa and she will give you a free personalized Ego Diagnosis Badge with a number from 1-10, according to her evaluation, indicating the state of your ego according to her chart. In […]

  • Project Present by Stephen Truax

     Project Present, 2010, is a contemporary art trading game intended to highlight the purest transaction in the art world: the Artist Trade.  While in the context of the highly consumer- and career-driven environment of the Miami art fairs, artists still have the ultimate way of hedging their bets and maintaining sincerity.  Each participating artist […]

  • What Are You Worth? by Carol Saft

    What Are You Worth? The value of a work of art is subject to many market conditions including chance. Try your luck. Grab a pen out of the fishbowl receptacle and see what your signature is worth.