Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

2 - 4 December 2021

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2021, Kavi Gupta presents an array of timely and important works by all of the artists represented in our diverse and dynamic gallery program, including Young-Il Ahn, Roger Brown, Allana Clarke, Alfred Conte, Inka Essenhigh, Beverly Fishman, Jeffrey Gibson, Deborah Kass, James Little, Manuel Mathieu, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Esmaa Mohamoud, Kour Pour, Devan Shimoyama, Mary Sibande, Jessica Stockholder, Michi Meko, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Miya Ando, Rewind Collective, Suchitra Mattai, Su Su, and Kennedy Yanko.

Addressing a range of crucial topics, including intercultural empathy, social justice, and the growing relevance of abstraction to the contemporary art field, our presentation embodies our effort to amplify voices of diverse and underrepresented artists to expand the canon of art history. 

As part of the KABINETT SECTION of Art Basel Miami Beach, a special site-specific installation by Kennedy Yanko will elucidate how Yanko has taken her practice to new material and conceptual levels on the heels of her recent residency with the Rubell Museum of Art in Miami.

In conjunction with Jeffrey Gibson’s current solo exhibition in our Elizabeth Street gallery in Chicago, and his appearance as the PREMIER ARTIST in the Art Basel Miami Beach Conversation Series, we are proud to show work from two of Gibson’s groundbreaking new series. These works deftly continue Gibson’s long-running investigation into the politics of context and cultural representation.

We’ll also be debuting new large-scale paintings by Haitian-Canadian artist Manuel Mathieu. Mathieu will be in a conversation with Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat as part of the Art Basel CONVERSATION SERIES, in a discussion about artistic influences moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London.

We are also proud to present a selection of new large-scale paintings by Tomokazu Matsuyama, who will have a large-scale solo exhibition in January 2022 in our Elizabeth Street gallery in Chicago. These incredibly complex, luminous, and layered paintings take nearly a year to complete, and place Matsuyama on the forefront of the conversation about intercultural examination in contemporary art.