Posts By: Nadia Benamara

Berlin galleries at Art Basel | Miami Beach 2012

Art Basel | Miami Beach 2012. Photo: Monica Brent.

Miami can be a very fun town.  People flock here to flaunt or observe those who do, with everything under the sun on and for display.  Never more so than when Art Basel | Miami Beach, now in it’s 11th incarnation, opens house over four days in early December.  Some 680 international galleries applied for inclusion this year.  25 of the 257 awarded slots went to exhibitors from Berlin, including first time participants: Galerie Michael Haas and Mehdi Chouakri

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Joel Sternfeld: Retrospective at C/O Berlin

C/O Berlin, Joel Sternfeld exhibition opening. Photo: Nadia Benamara

The current retrospective of photographer Joel Sternfeld’s work at Berlin’s C/O is a must-see, better not seen amidst the throngs of last Friday’s hugely successful opening night. There’s nothing flashy about his disquieting depiction of America, despite the provocative nature of some of his subjects. Sober in composition and palette, Sternfeld’s images extend a much more sly invitation. Initial impressions can be deceiving. This is the land of self-invention. It’s up to you to dig up ‘truth’. And there’s plenty to take in. So take your time…

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