[SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI], [FL], [26/01/14] – The short art film (MicroCinema event) “Thinner Then Ice” is by the famed New York City artist Marko Stout, debuted with extensive critic acclamation at the Art Basel show in South Beach Miami 2013, a favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. Art Basel is the world's premier international art show for modern and contemporary works.
“Thinner Then Ice” is a video project which creates an ambiguous dream-like, other-worldly atmosphere full of symbolic Jungian archetypes. The film features Andrina Nowak, a disheartened Greenwich Village waitress and art student. Andrina inquisitorially gazes out on a rainy street as an eccentric group of city residents walk pass on the adjacent gloomy wet sidewalk. The odd real- life Fellinian characters include a bizarre street clown, a man walking a goat, an irrational Romanian, an Elmo Muppet-like suited gentleman and brief cameo appearance by the artist-director himself (Marko Stout).
Marko’s “Thinner Then Ice” is a bizarrely impressionistic, serious artistic work of unconventional and highly symbolic content offering the viewer a weird examination of our reality-show, celebrity obsessed, Warholian fifteen-minute fame infatuated culture.
Marko Stout is one of the most popular artists in New York City, his works can be viewed at numerous international exhibitions, galleries of fine art, private collections. Marko Stout solo galleries are located in NYC, Chicago, SOBE, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Madrid. In 2012 The New York Times listed the Marko Stout Gallery as one of the top 10 ''must see'' galleries in Chelsea. Marko Stout is a best known for his stimulating narratives of contemporary urban society.
Additional critically acclaimed highlights of the 2013 Art Basel show included: Thomas Houseago’s primitive and lumpy sculpture “Striding Figure (Rome I)”, Sabine Lidl’s documentary of the famed New York photographer Nan Goldin (“Nan Goldin—I Remember Your Face”) , an exhibition the pop art featuring James Rosenquist’s “Highway of Trust” and a Tracey Emin Retrospective.
The “Untiled Work” by the Whitney’s Biennial curator Michelle Grabner showcased her trademark style minimalism to an exuberant reception at the Basal show, as did the art film “Tango at the Edge of the Fair” which showcased at Frank Gehry’s New World Center.
Art Basel provides a platform for galleries, giving them access to an international audience of collectors, museum directors and curators. The shows attract people with an appreciation of modern and contemporary art who experience Art Basel as a cultural event.
Art Basel was founded in 1970 by Basel art dealers Trudi Bruckner, Balz Hilt and Ernst Beyeler. Art Basel stages art shows for contemporary works annually in Basel, South Beach Miami and Hong Kong. Art Basel in Miami Beach is an art show in the Americas and the winter meeting place for the international art world. This year it was estimated that over 75,000 international collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts, along with 150 museum and institutional groups from across the globe participated in the show. Next year’s Art Basel Miami Beach show is scheduled to run 12/4/14 thru 12/07/14. Complete show details and attendance information can be found the official Art Basal website at: www.ArtBasel.com.
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