Art Basel Miami Beach might have come to a close, but our hearts linger in the Americas. In the newest episode of Meet the Artists, San Juan-based Allora & Calzadilla offer a glimpse into their electrifying process – capturing what Jennifer Allora calls the ‘invisible forces that shape concrete reality.’
Not much further south, French-born artist Julien Creuzet has turned his gaze to the landscape and communities of his youth in the island of Martinique. Here, the BMW Art Journey 2021 award winner talks to Oliver Basciano about the sense of otherness in his practice and shares his hope to establish a space for burgeoning artists in the capital of Fort-de-France. Also not to be missed this week is Coco Romack’s sensitive analysis of Canadian artist Ambera Wellmann’s sensuously corporeal paintings, recently on view at Art Basel Miami Beach and currently featured in the 2021 New Museum Triennial in New York.
Bridging the Pacific, filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about filming an Oscar-submitted movie in Colombia to delve into the socio-political history of Thailand, his home country.
Also in South East Asia, a preview survey of S.E.A. Focus introduces the galleries joining the fair in January. Hailing from the Philippines, Borneo, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and beyond, the contemporary artists and spaces to be highlighted in Singapore will present works that are personal, political, historical, critical, and above all, a reflection of the incredible diversity to be found in that part of the world.
On the cover: Installation view of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's exhibition 'A Minor History', 100 Tonson Foundation, Bangkok, 2021. © 100 Tonson Foundation, 2021. Photo by Supatra Srithongkum and Sutiwat Kumpai.