ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Thursday, December 1, 2011Sunday, December 4, 2011


New York, NY USA

THE PACE GALLERY AT ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
Booth C10  December 1¨C4, 2011

The Pace Gallery in partnership with The Standard Spa, Miami Beach will present two
neon sculptures by Keith Sonnier in the hotel¡¯s gardens

NEW YORK, November 28, 2011¡ªThe Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its participation for the tenth straight year in Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1¨C4, 2011. The gallery¡¯s booth C10 will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photographs, and multimedia video works spanning from 1938 to 2011.

The Pace Gallery will also partner with The Standard Spa, Miami Beach to install two large-scale neon sculptures by Keith Sonnier in the hotel¡¯s gardens for the duration of the fair. The abstract sculptures, entitled Kgama, 2007, and Mastadon, 2008, are part of Sonnier¡¯s Herd series, inspired in large part by Africa and the herd animals of the Safari. Sonnier employs the elegant, gestural lines of neon light to evoke these wild animals. A third work by the artist¨Da wall-mounted neon sculpture from 2008¨Dwill also be on view at the gallery¡¯s booth.

Pace¡¯s stand at Art Basel Miami Beach will feature works by gallery artists who are currently the subject of important museum exhibitions worldwide, include paintings and new sculpture by Jim Dine, who has solo show at the Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, opening in March 2012; works on paper by Willem de Kooning, the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art through January 9, 2012; paintings from the mid-1940s, 60s and 70s by Roberto Matta, whose centennial birth year is being celebrated this year with an important exhibition at Pace¡¯s 534 West 25th Street gallery (through January 28, 2012) and a major retrospective at the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda in Santiago, Chile (through February 26, 2012); and five photographs from Hiroshi Sugimoto¡¯s Seascape series of the Aegean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Lake Superior, Mirtoan Sea, and Bay of Biscay. The artist is the focus of concurrent exhibitions of new objects and sculpture at Pace¡¯s 510 West 25th Street gallery (through December 23) and the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (through July 2012).

A selection of art work by Sol LeWitt and Alfred Jensen will be presented at the booth in anticipation of the gallery¡¯s upcoming exhibition Sol LeWitt/Alfred Jensen: Systems and Transformation, which juxtaposes two artists whose bodies of work connect to the grid and are governed by systems, revealing the vastly different outcomes that can arise from similar conceptual foundations.

Two new oil-on-canvas paintings by Adrian Ghenie (Romanian, b. 1977), who is now represented by Pace in New York and London, will also be on view. Ghenie¡¯s meticulously-crafted tableaux-like narratives build upon his fascination with the darker moments of European history, particularly social and political abuses of power, his own personal history, and the collective memory of society. Next fall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, will mount the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist¡¯s work in the United States. Ghenie was included in the 2011 Venice Biennale as part of The World Belongs to You at the Palazzo Grassi and One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy at the Arsenale Novissimo. The artist¡¯s first solo show with Pace is scheduled for 2013.

In addition, Pace¡¯s booth will feature important work by Tara Donovan, Adolph Gottlieb, Tim Hawkinson, Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, Lee Ufan, Maya Lin, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Elizabeth Murray, Isamu Noguchi, Thomas Nozkowski, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Michal Rovner, Sterling Ruby, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, Keith Sonnier, Antoni T¨¤pies, Richard Tuttle, Fred Wilson, and Zhang Huan, whose work will also be on view at the Bass Museum of Art during the fair.

For more information about The Pace Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach, please contact the Public Relations department of The Pace Gallery at 212.421.8987. For general inquiries, please email info2@thepacegallery.com; for reproduction requests, email reprorequest@thepacegallery.com.