New Material Art Fair 12/5/13-12/8/13

New Material
newmaterialDecember 5-8, 2013
The Chesterfield, Lily And Leon Hotels
855 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
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Public Hours
Friday & Saturday, 6 – 7 December, 2013, Noon to 8pm
Sunday, 8 December, 2013, Noon to 6pm

Opening Night
Thursday, 5 December, 2013, 6pm to 10pm

New Material is a boutique exposition premiering this December at the Chesterfield Hotel, one block from Scope, and three blocks from the Untitled Art Fair, concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. The focus of New Material is to expose brave departures in the practices of established artists and galleries; particularly bodies of work unfettered by trends and to date untested in the commercial realm.

The focus of this year’s New Material Art Fair is to expose audiences to brave departures in the practices of established artists and galleries, and provide the opportunity for patrons to engage with these untested breaks in artistic pattern. New Material contends that economic success can sometimes stunt the impulse for experimentation, and that creativity requires risk, courage, and a willingness to at times forgo recognition, acceptance and profit for the sake of an artist’s natural inclination towards growth. This pivotal stage can include everything from subtle shifts in style, experimentation with media, materials, or recognized ranges of aesthetic interests, to a complete abandonment of the tried and true. New Material seeks to provide asylum for artists engaged in this vulnerable state of flux.

When considering the escalating number of satellite fairs, quantity can cloud quality. New Material attempts to return focus to the artist’s process as a distinguishing premise, in a context where materiality, making and the market continue to mutate.

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