Among the artworks featured in Art Basel Miami Beach’s inaugural “Meridians” sector is American artist Tina Girouard’s 1977 performance “Pinwheel”. The historic performance was part of the exhibition “Five from Lousiana” at the New Orleans Museum of art, alongside works of Lynda Benglis, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Landry, and Keith Sonnier.
“Pinwheel” features four performers who create a stage-like environment in four quadrants using numerous yards of silk fabric. Each performer activates the space, enacting a ritual that ivolves base objects and elements all connected to their given personae of animal, vegetable, mineral, and other.
Tina Girouard: Pinwheel / Art Basel Miami Beach: Meridians. Presented by Anat Ebgi Gallery (Los Angeles), curatorial producer Lumi Tan (The Kitchen, New York). Miami Beach, December 7, 2019.