Art Basel: Editors’ Picks: Eight Shows to See in September

September 4, 2023

Karim Crippa

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Every six weeks, members of Art Basel’s Editorial team pick their favorite exhibitions across the globe. Here are eight shows not to miss this September. 

"Pictures Girls Make": Portraitures
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
September 9–October 21 

The ingredients of this expansive exhibition are beguiling: A fearless curator (Alison M. Gingeras), an infinitely rich topic (portraiture), and 59 fascinating artists spanning more than a century (including Joan Brown, Elaine de Kooning, and Yannis Tsarouchis). Once combined, these elements result in nothing short of a literal feast. Gingeras has a knack for broadening audiences’ horizons; at Blum & Poe, she brings together works that, historically, were often not taken seriously by viewers and critics—whether for their makers’ gender, race, or wider practice. The exhibition celebrates a fruitful form of art-historical revisionism that crucially seeks to make the artworld more inclusive. 

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