Saturday, December 5, 2009
Day #3, art miami fair. I went with the medical student to the art miami fair. He had never really been to a contemporary art fair, didn't know a lot about contemp. art and really liked it. Art Miami was really good and I know I enjoy the smaller, satellite fairs, more than Art Basel. It's hard to wrap my head around some of the "cutting edge" work out there. One booth had only shards of glass on the ground and another had paper bags and cigarette (sp?) butts???? If I had to choose I would 'take home' the Iranian booth; symbols, made out of some sort of steel, which were attached to the walls. The reflection, on the walls was pretty and I liked the shapes (didn't know what the symbols stood for). But most of what I saw was very odd.