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To Art Basel and beyond

To Art Basel and beyond

At the Pulse Art Fair in Miami, visitors to Kerry Phillips' booth may notice a distinct lack of framed contemporary art, furniture and price stickers. Instead, the Miami artist, in collaboration with the Girls' Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale, has replaced them with an "anti-Art Basel" object exchange. She'll bring found objects — floral tin cans, beaded curtains, old incandescent light bulbs— and ask participants to barter and swap possessions, and trade the stories behind them. She wants your old junk, too.

"Art fairs seem like giant shopping malls, and it's difficult to get from one place to another. This is a place to breathe," Phillips says of her project...