There's more satellite fairs in Miami than ever, and while I missed out on a bunch this year the ones I made it to had strong showings of younger, fresher work. It helped that both NADA and Untitled were held right alongside the beach with gorgeous views and forgiving lighting, but these two fairs stand out as the cool kids in my mind.
I had high hopes for NADA; two years ago when I first came to Miami they struck me as the most lively, risky, and exciting of the fairs I made it to. Some people are going to say that NADA's increase in popularity is pushing it in danger of being just a little bit too trendy, but their very scene-y pool parties are legit fun and there was great work on view.
|Michael Williams at CANADA gallery|
|Gregory Edwards at 47 Canal|
|Wolfgang Breuer, Vittorio Brodmann, Keith Farquhar, and Caitlin Keogh at Leslie Fritz Gallery|
|David Deutsch at Feature Inc.|
|Robert Janitz at Clearing|
|Laura Aldridge at Kendall Koppe|
|Noam Rappaport (center wall) at Ratio 3|
|Pamela Jordan at Klaus von Nichtssagend|
|Anna Rosen (left) Christine Wang (right) at Night Gallery|
|Dave Hardy at Regina Rex|
|Justin Cooper at moniquemeloche|
|Charles Hinman at Marc Strauss|
|Gudmundur Thoroddsen at Asya Geisberg Gallery|
|Amy Feldman (wall) and Rachel Beach (center) at Blackston|
|Devin Troy Strother at Monya Rowe Gallery|
And there you have it! Safely back in cold and wet New York, looking back at these bright pictures is making me look forward to next year already.
Part I: Tatiana Berg's faves from Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012
Contributor Tatiana Berg, recently included in the L Magazine's "Best of Young Brooklyn" feature, has work in "Surfaces, Supports," an exhibition at Storefront Bushwick, through December 23, 2012. She is an MFA student at Columbia University.
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