This December, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami shifts away from the curated group show to make room for six individual solo artist projects. On 5 December 2012, the Bass Museum of Art presents six international contemporary artists: gallery artist Ged Quinn (UK) plus Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Barry X Ball (USA), Walead Beshty (UK), Hans-Peter Feldmann (Germany) and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand). In 2009, The Bass Museum of Art embarked on an ongoing exploration of the notion that all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history. This ongoing project and these six artists presentations pay homage to the Bass Museum of Art's mission statement, "we educate and inspire by exploring the connections between our historical collection and contemporary art."
Ged Quinn specializes in allegorical paintings that include contemporary images in idyllic scenes based on classical paintings such as the pastoral works of Claude Lorrain and Caspar David Friedrich. Quinn will present densely layered paintings that transform art historical genre painting into contemporary experience. Quinn lives and works in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
The Endless Renaissance - Six Solo Artist Projects: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook will be on view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 with a VIP reception on December 5, 2012 9pm-12am. Special museum hours will be: Thursday, December 6 through Monday, December 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and regular museum hours thereafter. The exhibition runs until March 17, 2013.