Art Basel 2017: ICA Miami brings Picasso, Warhol to 'The Everywhere Studio'

It’s Art Basel week, and Miami has become a citywide art studio. Artist workspaces are everywhere, from Wynwood’s warehouse walls to the white-tented art fairs along Biscayne Bay.

You can thank Picasso, Warhol and Lichtenstein for evolving the art studio from a place of solitude to a hub of spectacle, argues the group exhibit “The Everywhere Studio,” which opened Dec. 1 as the inaugural show at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami’s new home.

Spanning 50 works on two floors of the museum, the ambitious show probes how social unrest in the 1960s forced artists to confront their studio practices. Beginning with Lichtenstein’s cartoonish painting of a woman in his studio, the exhibit also presents Warhol’s automotive-themed “Dance Diagrams”; Picasso’s late-career painting “Le Peintre et Son Modele II” ; and the brilliant blues of Yves Klein’s “Anthropométrie,” which uses the nude female body as a paintbrush.

Later works include the studio furniture wire sculptures of Neil Beloufa and 3-D-printed sculptures by Matthew Angelo Harrison. After occupying space inside the Design District’s Moore Building for two years, ICA Miami’s new home is a 37,500-square-foot museum a few blocks away, and will feature free admission throughout 2018.

When: Through Feb. 26; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6-10; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday thereafter

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, 61 NE 41st St., Miami

Cost: Free, but RSVP via ICAMiami.org

Contact: 305- 901-5272 or ICAMiami.org

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