We caught up with artist-cum-nightclub mogul André Saraiva to talk graffiti, Parisian nightlife, and social art projects.
José Bedia doesn’t simply don an ethnographer’s hat: he readily participates in rituals and builds long-lasting relationships—a kind of fieldwork that’s integral to his art. Much like the comparative mythology of Joseph Campbell, Bedia is on a lifeling journey to discover universal truths.
There’s been a recent surge in defiant, conceptually-driven work coursing through the contemporary art community in Miami: the fancies of dictators, Suprematist echoes, environmental outcry, deadened didactics, and disused technologies have all come forward. As the season draws to a thunderous close, artists and gallerists alike are making sure they’re taking an audible, pre-Basel deep breath.