Art Basel Miami Beach, Meridians, Booth M32

December 5-8, 2019

Woody De Othello’s Cool Composition is a giant bronze fan, whose anthropomorphism suggests a spectrum of emotional states. Born and raised in Miami to a family of Haitian descent, De Othello is fascinated by African “Nkisi,” a belief system in which objects are inhabited by spirits. In an age of global warming, a towering fan may provide solace and escape, but this one also breathes and sighs. It is keen to divulge a secret, share its wisdom, perhaps even proselytize or prophesize.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Woody De Othello
Cool Composition, 2019
Bronze, ceramic, glaze
Installation view