Art Basel

Critic’s pick: Dina Shenhav

Israeli-based artist Dina Shenhav’s depiction of an American hunting lodge
Israeli-based artist Dina Shenhav’s depiction of an American hunting lodge ArtCenter/South Florida

WHAT: ArtCenter/South Florida [Little River Edition]: “Dina Shenav: D.O.A.”

WHY: The ArtCenter/South Florida has opened up a pop-up space in the burgeoning arts neighborhood of Little River, and this exhibit is an outstanding reason to visit. Walk into this hunting lodge and much of the trappings are immediately familiar: cut logs, tools, a pitch fork, guns, a little stove, a small bed and, of course, mounted animal heads. But they are all colored in a variation of beige. That’s because this lodge and surrounding environs are made from foam — the same foam that fills mattresses. And most of them have been shipped from Israel, made from the hands of Israeli-based artist Dina Shenhav. . It’s remarkable that this artist has captured something uniquely Americana, making it so visceral, and crafted it in foam in a space in Miami, a city she had never visited until this week.

WHERE: ArtCenter [Little River Edition], 7252 NW Miami Ct., Miami

WHEN: Art Basel hours noon to 7 p.m. daily through Sunday, ; breakfast reception, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Free.

INFO: www.artcentersf.org.

Anne Tschida

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