Map ForYourArt Art Basel Miami Beach 2008

MAP ForYourArt
Art Basel Miami Beach

Los Angeles-based publisher covers Miami art fairs in the first
Special issue of well-known cultural guide

MAP ForYourArt features favorite Miami spots chosen by 15 contributors which include André Balazs, Bonnie Clearwater, Mayor Diaz, P. Diddy, Liam Gillick, Anna Kournikova and Terence Riley

Compliments of Ovation TV

Link to the full guide, LARGE PDF file.

Also blogging all week from the fairs at www.foryourart.com

Following four successful issues covering arts and culture in and around Los Angeles, L.A.-based ForYourArt (FYA) expands its reach this December to cover the largest U.S. contemporary art event of the year and publishes its first-ever special issue of MAP ForYourArt: Art Basel Miami Beach.

MAP ForYourArt is the insider’s guide to contemporary art and culture that documents a particular theme relevant to the cultural landscape of the time. In this issue, FYA gives readers an unparalleled, curated guide to Miami with the help of 15 contributors–from civic and cultural leaders to music moguls, from art world insiders to resident athletes–who share their favorite places that include historic examples of architecture, museum and gallery spaces, classic restaurants and trendy clubs. Compliments of Ovation TV, the only network devoted to art and culture, MAP ForYourArt: Art Basel Miami Beach is free as well as downloadable at www.foryourart.com/downloads/MAPFYA-Miami1.pdf

FYA contributors include André Balazs, Hotelier; Jose Bedia, Miami-based artist; Tory Burch, fashion designer; Bonnie Clearwater, Director & Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Rosa de la Cruz, Miami-based collector; Manuel Diaz, Mayor of Miami;
P. Diddy, music mogul; Liam Gillick, London and New York-based artist; John Keenen, Architect, K/R, NYC; Anna Kournikova, Professional tennis player and model; Cathy Leff, Director, Wolfsonian–Florida International University; Margi Nothard, Architect, Founding Partner and President of Glavovic Studio Inc.; Terence Riley, Director, Miami Art Museum (MAM); Craig Robins, President, Dacra Development; and Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach, Miami Heat.

MAP ForYourArt: Art Basel Miami Beach is organized by neighborhoods—South Beach, Miami Beach, Design District, Downtown, Greater Miami and Wynwood as well as by art fairs—Art Basel Miami Beach, NADA and the dozens of satellite fairs—and features detailed keys to navigate the many and varied programs and events that are taking place all over the city December 2 through December 7. MAP ForYourArt includes Plan ForYourArt, a curated list of must-see talks, discussions and openings; a feature on Miami Architecture; and a special interview with curator and Serpentine Gallery co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist asking “Is Art Important?”

In addition, the center insert of the MAP ForYourArt is a guide that serves as a quick reference to which galleries at Art Basel Miami Beach and NADA have work by some of the top artists. Select artists include Devendra Banhart, Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Sophie Calle, Bruce Conner, Marcel Dzama, Olafur Eliasson, Gelitin, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Paper Rad and Chris Ware.

A new guide to some of the city’s most interesting architecture has just been published by ForYourArt, an organization started by Bettina Korek to promote civic engagement with the arts in Los Angeles.
–New York Times.com on MAP ForYourArt: Architecture Issue

ForYourArt.com keeps me up to date.
–Ann Philbin, Director of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Times

–FYA–

MAP ForYourArt Facts
o An important snapshot of culture
o Listings for museum and gallery exhibitions, FYA curated picks, and maps of neighborhoods to help navigate the cultural landscape of a select city
o Designed by Brian Roettinger and Tiffany Malakooti
o MAP ForYourArt is free and always downloadable at www.foryourart.com

MAP ForYourArt, Los Angeles edition (Circ. 20,000)
o Quarterly, themed publication; past issues have covered Los Angeles, Past and Present; Los Angeles Art Weekend; L.A. Architecture
o Launched in January 2008
o California Biennial Issue (October–December), the only guide to the California Biennial, on view October through March at the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Lauri Firstenberg of LAXART, and the numerous off-site projects taking place in conjunction with the exhibition throughout California: http://www.foryourart.com/downloads/MAPFYA-LA4.pdf

MAP ForYourArt, Art Basel Miami Beach–Special Issue (Circ. 50,000)
o Downloadable at www.foryourart.com/downloads/MAPFYA-Miami.pdf
o 72 page-pocket-sized booklet, organized by neighborhood with exhibition listings, art fair info, special Miami hot spots picked by 15 contributors with a fold-out quick reference guide to artists’ work on view at the fairs
o Available at select art fairs, museums, galleries, hotels, retail spaces, restaurants and bars as well as at Artbook (Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Guest Lounge, Hall D, Booth T6).

About ForYourArt
ForYourArt is an interdisciplinary producer, meta-curator and publisher creating fresh initiatives to invite cultural patrons to participate in creative civic engagement. ForYourArt provides tools to navigates the cultural landscape, publishes media to engage with emerging trends, produces events to celebrate the arts community and organizes public art projects.

ForYourArt was founded in 2007 by Bettina Korek.

For more information and to sign up for weekly emails: www.foryourart.com

About Ovation TV
Ovation TV is a multi-platform network devoted exclusively to art, culture, creativity and making art more accessible to viewers in their daily lives. The network showcases the world’s greatest artists in theater, dance, opera, literature, film, visual and fine art, music, design, photography and architecture. Ovation TV reaches a national audience of more than 28 million households through carriage on DirecTV (channel 274), Dish Network (channel 157) and on cable and telco systems in major markets across the country. Ovation TV’s programming is also available on video on demand (in both standard and high definition), as well as at http://www.OvationTV.com.

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