Art Basel Miami Beach - Positions Booth P9, Film, Sound,
Ulrike Müller, Luther Price, Jason Simon, A.K. Burns
Exhibition dates: December 1 - December 4, 2016

Press Release

Callicoon Fine Arts announces its participation in Art Basel at Miami Beach with a booth of works by Ulrike Müller in the Positions section. In addition, we are presenting works by Luther Price, A.K. Burns, and Jason Simon in the sections devoted to Film and Sound.

Ulrike Müller

POSITIONS - Booth P9

Callicoon Fine Arts is proud to present Ulrike Müller’s vitreous enamel paintings and woven wool rugs. In her work, Müller explores relationships between abstraction and bodies and a concept of painting that is not restricted to brush and canvas. Repurposing formal languages borrowed from modernist abstraction, Müller however does not aspire to universality. Much rather, her forms bear a more radical potential: Müller invites questions about context and legibility, the social meaning of forms, and the emancipatory potential of openness. This set of questions extends into her approach to technique, as she seeks out mediums and formats to create connections with other realms of life and of production.

Müller’s work will be included in the upcoming Whitney Biennial. mumok - Museum of Moderner Kunst, Austria, hosted a solo exhibition of her work last year and a catalog is forthcoming. Müller work was including in Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich, and mumok, Vienna. In 2010, Müller represented Austria in the Cairo Biennial.

Luther Price

FILM

Price’s film series titled Biscuits is a re-edit of segments of found footage from many identical prints of 16mm film that date from the 1970s and that contain a documentary about a Boston-area nursing home. In Singing Biscuits Price focuses on the faces of choir members as they sing gospel to an unseen audience. Price’s masterful editing places emphasis on the subjective intensity of the film's protagonists.

Luther Price’s work was recently included in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art and was a part of  the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

A.K. Burns

SOUND

Leave No Trace is an analog audio project by A.K. Burns recently produced as a limited edition vinyl record with a custom plastic bag, gloves and a poem. The recording combines ambient environmental recordings, the artist’s own voice, sounds generated from found materials and an old electric guitar. Leave No Trace, is part of a cycle of related works that use science fiction as a point of departure to rework relationships between bodies, nature, technology, territories and resources. The title refers to wilderness ethics while also pointing to the ways that traces of human engagement are codified and recorded. Copies of the album will be available in the booth.

A.K. Burns will have a solo exhibition at the New Museum as part of the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s Spring R&D Season: BODY, January 18 - April 23 and a solo exhibition at the gallery in March both 2017.  Burns is the 2016-2017 David and Roberta Logie Fellow, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Jason Simon

FILM LIBRARY

Simon’s artworks often combine recovered artifacts with documentary portraiture. In and Around the Ohio Pen, a Super-8 film shot in 1990 and edited in 2014, presents a wandering tour of a derelict prison in Columbus, Ohio. On camera is curator and writer Bill Horrigan, and on the soundtrack is the piano playing of the late filmmaker Chris Marker. In the middle of the film, Horrigan improvs: ‘It’s our future: incarceration.’  Horrigan and Marker’s working relationship has been an ongoing concern in Simon’s work.

In 2017 Simon and Moyra Davey will co-curate a group exhibition around the work of French photographer and writer Hervé Guibert at Callicoon Fine Arts. His work was recently included in On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, at The Kitchen, New York, and Flusexfeversfrictionsfictions, at Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, Spain, both in 2016.

For additional information contact Photi Giovanis at info@callicoonfinearts.com, or call 212-219-0326.

Location and Details:

Art Basel Miami Beach is located at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. Fair Hours:  Wednesday, November 30: First Choice: 11am - 4pm; Preview: 4pm - 8pm; Thursday, December 1: Vernissage: 11am - 3pm; Public Access: 3pm - 8pm; Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4: Public Access: noon - 8pm.

The Outdoor Sound and Film program is free and open to the public and takes place every evening, November 30 - December 3, 2016. Sound runs from 6 - 8pm, preceding the Short Film Program screening from 8 - 10pm, both at Soundscape Park, New World Symphony Center, Miami Beach.

The Film Library is accessible inside the fair halls on touch-screen monitors during show hours. Access with a show entrance ticket during fair hours.