Devan Shimoyama: 7 Black Artist to Check Out at Art Basel and Miami Art Week

Ebony, November 30, 2022

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The art elite has descended on Miami to observe and celebrate the craft. There’s so much to take in at Art Basel Miami Beach and several other art fairs and shows happening throughout the city, it can be overwhelming to navigate. Take a deep breath and start with these seven Black artists and collectives as you indulge in everything Miami Art Week has to offer.



Devan Shimoyama, Meridians, Art Basel Miami Beach


Devan Shimoyama's large-scale installation The Grove is a selected work appearing at Art Basel Miami Beach’s acclaimed MERIDIANS section, which presents large-scale works of significant importance. His bedazzled monument features shoes covered in crystals, suspended from the interconnected wires of rhinestone-encrusted telephone poles. Glistening with kinetic energy and light, The Grove, proudly presented by Kavi Gupta, suggests a possibility for transformation within a dream space of remembrance, where the coexistence of presence and absence, and beauty and pain, is essential to the memories we construct and the history we co-create. 





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