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Dean Nancy Bauer of the SMFA at Tufts (photograph by Laura Shabott).


CORNERED: SMFA AT TUFTS DEAN NANCY BAUER

INTERVIEW DEAN NANCY BAUER, SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AT TUFTS by Laura Shabott I walk into the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts on the day of its alumni reception for the annual SMFA Art Sale fundraiser. The energy in the school is palpable; this is one of […]



WELCOME FROM BRIAN GOSLOW

Brian Goslow, Managing Editor bgoslow@artscopemagazine.com Welcome to our first issue of 2018. We start the new year with an issue filled with artwork and exhibitions covering many of the timely issues on our readers’ minds through reviews of shows that were hanging as we went to press; we couldn’t have done it without the help […]


Nancy Nesvet with Jaume Plensa’s sculpture in the Collectors Lounge at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017.

Nancy Nesvet with Jaume Plensa’s sculpture in the Collectors Lounge at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017.


NANCY NESVET’S ART WORLD PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

As we move into the new year, in advance of the arrival of Artscope’s January/February 2018 issue, which will include two features on the highlights of Art Basel Miami 2017 and Art Week Miami, national correspondent Nancy Nesvet shares these Ins and Outs in the Art World trends.


Images: Robert Indiana, AMOR, 1995, Arcature Fine Art, Palm Beach, Florida.


FACE IT: DAY THREE MIAMI BEACH: ART MIAMI AND CONTEXT

By Nancy Nesvet Continuing the exploration, the intrepid Artscope Team, national correspondent Nancy Nesvet and publisher Kaveh Mojtabai went over the bridge to downtown Miami to explore the Art Miami and Context Fairs. At both fairs, we found more adventurous, risk-taking work, sometimes gorgeous and well-executed, and sometimes kitchy, maybe intentionally so. We saw a […]


Olafur Eliasson, Collective Decision, 2017, 181 glass spheres.


ART BASEL MIAMI 2017: THE FAIR

By Nancy Nesvet Starting the day in the beautiful Botanic Garden for the press conference before the press and VIP opening for Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, we heard about the number one art event attended by United States collectors, with 180 cultural institutions represented and 70,000+ people expected to attend. The news that a […]


Sergio Vega, Tropical Shower.

Sergio Vega, Tropical Shower.


SMILING AND LOOKING FORWARD: SCOPE AND UNLIMITED FAIRS EARLY HIGHLIGHTS OF MIAMI ART WEEK 2017

In Miami Beach, at the Scope and Unlimited Art Fairs, we are in a happy place, or at least a lot happier than at past fairs and biennales. Maybe it is because we are tired of the depressing state the world is in.


Yayoi Kusama Portrait at Gallerie Victorie Miro (photograph by Nancy Nesvet).

Yayoi Kusama Portrait at Gallerie Victorie Miro (photograph by Nancy Nesvet).


The Art World returns to Miami; Artscope’s 2017 Art Basel Miami Beach Preview: Part Two

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhoods of Miami and Miami Beach, with the sun shining, waves mild, murals in Wynwood overwhelming and the Bass Contemporary Art Museum no longer under construction, showing off the Leo Rondicone colors in the totem outside. Striped flag garlands are hung high over Collins Park, marking the territory that Philipp Kaiser, Public’s curator, alludes to. There is a sense of unpredictability that dictates we’d better enjoy the moment because we don’t know what tomorrow or even the next turn in the road will bring.


Carl Mannov, Feeding grounds, 2017, sofa, printer, A4 paper/packing and sand-cast concrete, 104.7” x 33.9” x 19.7”, at Christian Anderson, Copenhagen, at Positions.


The Art World Returns to Miami; Artscope’s 2017 Art Basel Miami Beach Preview: Part One

By Nancy Nesvet I hope you all read Artscope’s preview article of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 in our November/December 2018 issue. If you didn’t, refer back to it because this Artscope writer was right on the pulse of this Art Basel. Not only is the world of the artist becoming self-and community-centered, but it […]


David Skillicorn working in his studio.


CORNERED: DAVID SKILLICORN

By Brian Goslow Worcester, MASS — While he’s now best known for his large abstract paintings, David Skillicorn’s artistic career began as a videographer and documentary filmmaker in the 1970s. It was during a 1998 visit to Cape Cod to film master painter Steve Allrich at dawn that, inspired by watching the process in which […]


Clockwise, from top: Roberson Joseph, “Traverse,” “Toiles Couleurs,” “Thoubadou” and “Mid-day Halt” (photograph by Sabrina Garvin).


ROBERSON JOSEPH’S “HAITI IN CONTEXT: THE DAILY LIFE” AT LESLEY UNIVERSITY’S SHERRILL LIBRARY

By Sabrina Garvin CAMBRIDGE, MASS. –– A little bit of Haiti has appeared in the quiet atrium of Lesley University’s Sherrill Library through “Haiti in Context: A Daily Life,” a collection of large, vibrant paintings by Roberson Joseph depicting Haitian life that currently adorns its walls. Holding an enormous presence, the paintings are teaming with […]