Exploring Art Basel in Miami Beach with Kathleen Goncharov, senior curator at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, means toggling back and forth between novelty and nostalgia. She is always eager to discover works by artists she does not know, but when she comes across a piece by one she has worked with—either in Boca Raton or during previous stints in New York at the New School and Creative Time, in Durham, North Carolina at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and elsewhere—it prompts fond reminiscences. Here, she shares her favourite works at the fair.
Mary Sibande, Ascension of the Purple Figure (2016), Kavi Gupta
“I like Mary Sibande’s work a lot and I think this piece is quite striking. She had work in [Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)] at the Met Breuer; what she does is always really interesting.”