Banksy Work coming to Miami for Art Basel / Miami Art Week @ CONTEXT

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Miami Art Week is composed of all the satellite fairs that take advantage of the Art Basel festivities going on in December. And this year, Art Miami has added a new sub-section called CONTEXT, that will feature  the works of Banksy, in a special exhibition called “Banksy Out of CONTEXT,” as the main draw. So if you’ve been waiting for Banksy to be in Miami, then this is a possibility that he may come to the 305 to leave his mark.

The exhibit will feature four walls, each featuring a Banksy stencil. Unlike much of the art at Baseltime fairs, the Banksy pieces are part of a private collection and are not up for sale. Rather, Art Miami organizers say, the works are designed to highlight the “ongoing debate about the ethics and importance of showing ‘site-specific’ street art outside of its original context.”

(Other Banksy pieces will be for sale at the fair, however.)

In total, CONTEXT will display works from 65 galleries, adding to the 125 galleries showing at Art Miami. Only one South Florida gallery will exhibit at CONTEXT — Cancio Contemporary, of Bal Harbour — but Miami does have a bigger presence at Art Miami with 101/Exhibit, Ascaso Gallery, and Dot Fifty One showing, among others.

For more information follow: contextartmiami.com

Source: Cultist