Mangrove Coast at Art Miami – Hidden Secrets Reveal Climate Change 12/6/17

Mangrove Coast at Art Miami – Hidden Secrets Reveal Climate Change
Thursday, 12/06/2017 – 12/10/2017 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Art Miami
One Miami Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Hidden secrets revealed by Barry Fellman’s Mangrove Coast photos will be on view in an invited installation at this year’s Art Miami Fair. Open free to the public during Miami Art Week, new photos from this multi-year project will be presented in a specially designed shipping container at the entrance of Art Miami. The installation, part of the Deep See project, will invite viewers into an immersive water focused experience. 
 
Felllman’s images seduce you, inviting you closer to understand them.  As you approach they clarify into familiar forms of sea grasses and shells, while basic notions of scale and distance remain a mystery until your nose is nearly pressed against the photograph. You then realize you are looking at a wondrous and fantastic view of the shoreline, full of secrets and mysteries.
 
The mangrove ecosystem provides shoreline protection and serves as the economic base for the recreational and commercial activities that have made South Florida prosper.  It recycles nutrients and is the breeding and feeding grounds for hundreds of species, nurturing a wide range of marine life, amphibians, birds, and mammals. 
 
Mangrove Coast at Art Miami is one of four invited components of the Deep See project highlighting awareness about climate change, sea level rise and marine conservation.
For more information visit mangrovecoast.org.

I Heart Miami Active Adult Health Expo 10/17/17

I Heart Miami Active Adult Health Expo
Tuesday, 10/17/2017 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Theodore Gibson Park
350 NW 13 Street,
Miami, Florida 33128
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Cost: FREE

Raffle prizes, giveaways, free samples, games (bingo/dominoes) and much more
Attendees will receive valuable health, wellness, fitness, and lifestyle improvement information. Education sessions and health screenings will be ongoing throughout the event. Guests will enjoy cooking demonstrations, sample products, raffle prizes, games, and refreshments. The first 300 attendees will receive a special gift!
For more information or questions please email vbentley@miamigov.com.

AQUA Art Miami 12/7/17 – 12/10/17

AQUA Art Miami
Thursday, 12/07/2017 – 12/10/2017 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
AQUA Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: $20-$95

AQUA Art Miami, a sister fair of Art Miami, will celebrate its 13th edition this year at the AQUA Hotel in Miami Beach. A VIP Preview will be held on Wednesday, December 6 before the fair opens its doors to the public December 7-10.

The fair is a must-attend destination for influential collectors and art professionals to discover fresh talent and acquire works from emerging and mid-career artists. This year, 51 international exhibitors will present exciting works in intimate exhibition rooms that open onto the classic South Beach hotel’s beautiful courtyard.

Through the years, AQUA Art Miami has solidified itself as a unique event that stays true to its signature ‘relaxed-yet-energetic’ vibe, which is why it remains a favorite gathering spot for both seasoned and new collectors to view and purchase art of the highest quality while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. Once again, the fair will host spellbinding performance pieces while exhibiting a curated selection of special projects. This year, AQUA Art Miami will shine a spotlight on fashion and style and its distinct relationship to contemporary art, through standout projects that include:

AQUA Lobby Pop Up presented by Cindy Lisica Gallery (Houston)
The pop up shop will display a curated selection of original artwork, photography, limited edition prints, books and collectible art objects.

BE ART by Laura Kimpton presented by HG Contemporary (New York)
Kimpton, Burning Man breakout star, has created a 16-foot tall sculpture that embraces the centuries-old practice of art honoring intellectuals, artists and men of power by mimicking a traditional Roman marble bust. Her gold bust of a female monkey wearing a gold-plated necklace that proudly exclaims BE ART will welcome guests.

Live Tattoo Art by Thea Duskin presented by Ghostprint Gallery (Richmond)
Duskin is renowned for her exquisite watercolor tattoos and will provide live performances at select times throughout the fair, where in addition to working on large, pre-scheduled pieces, Duskin will offer fairgoers the opportunity to acquire an original one-off, single-session tattoo that can be completed in a short amount of time. Priced at $500, they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Art from Canada presented by the Consulate General of Canada (Miami)
2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation, and to celebrate, the Consulate General of Canada has spearheaded a curated project by Tranter-Sinni Gallery to highlight works from emerging and established Canadian artists from diverse backgrounds to reflect the rich regional range of Canada’s multiculturalism. Participating artists include Barbara Steinman, John Brown, Paterson Ewen, Wolfgang Kals, Jay Bell Red Bird, Russell Leng, Halina Stopyra, Andrew Maize and Christopher Gorey.

Talk with Art from Canada Artists – Saturday, December 9th at 2pm
On Saturday, December 9th at 2pm, the Consulate General of Canada in Miami and Tranter-Sinni Gallery will host an up-close and personal talk with two artists showing work at AQUA. Jay Bell Red Bird will speak about Canada’s aboriginal people – how they once lived, and continue to live, as loving, caring and peaceful people. He will talk about his time spent with Canadian artist Norval Morrisseau, and how great Canadian artists, including his father, Duke Redbird, have influenced his style and technique. Halina Stopyra will then discuss her work from a healing arts perspective, as well as her technique and intrinsic ability to heal through nature, each other and the universe.

AQUA Moments presented by Black Ship (Miami)
AQUA Moments will re-imagine space through sound, architecture, scent and the visual arts to create new environments that engage audiences to identify with all aspects of their surroundings by curation that stimulates and provokes multisensory satisfaction. As part of this program, multimedia performance artist Bea Pernia will provide the musical atmosphere for the VIP Preview.

AQUA Hotel Lobby exhibit featuring BAS Kosters presented by Rademakers Gallery (Amsterdam)
Artist and fashion designer Bas Kosters believes that fashion transforms, and as you wear a garment you become part of the art. His illustrations, drawings, paintings and graphic designs all work their way into his fashion creations. His work is a warning about alarming social issues by means of dark humor, while endeavoring to create enthusiasm and happiness on the other hand.

“Which Comes First, the Art or the Fashion?” presented by Morphew (New York)
Fashion and art always have been collaborators, and to this end, Morphew presents an art gallery and shop to showcase the ways in which these two worlds coexist through offering the most avant-garde 20th century designers and artists of luxury vintage fashion. The space will feature an installation dedicated to Keith Haring and his Pop Shop, as well as a collaboration with Kara Ross and Unleashed, where three original Bindi works utilizing vintage textiles will celebrate a collective of artisan women from Bareilly, India who are experts in the art of hand beading. These pieces were created through Unleashed’s work as a global social impact brand that provides women the opportunity to break the poverty cycle through education and job creation.

2017 AQUA Art Miami Exhibitor List

&gallery | Miami; 212 Arts | New York; AC Contemporary Art | Buenos Aires; Alfstad& Contemporary | Sarasota; Artêria Gallery | Bromont; ArtHelix Gallery | Brooklyn; AUREUS Contemporary | Wakefield; Black Ship | Miami; BoxHeart Gallery | Pittsburgh; BP Project | Paris; Cancio Contemporary | Miami; Cindy Lisica Gallery | Houston; CityArts Factory | Orlando; Consulate General of Canada | Miami; Easton Art Galleries | Delray Beach; Exhibit A | Corning; Fine Art Consultancy | London; GACI/Prak-sis | Chicago; GALERI SELVIN | Istanbul; Galerie LeRoyer | Montreal; Galleria Ca’ d’Oro | Miami; GALLERI RAMFJORD | Oslo; Gallery 38 | Los Angeles; Gallery 300 | Santa Rosa; Gallery d’Arte | New York; Ghostprint Gallery | Richmond; glave kocen gallery | Richmond; HG Contemporary | New York; Higher Art Gallery | Traverse City; Hirumchi Styling Company | New Dehli; Industry Gallery | West Hollywood; LDVC Art Experiences | Winter Park; LoveArt Gallery | Norwalk; MARTINA’S GALLERY | Monza Brianza; Morphew | New York; Ol’ Blue | Hannibal; Orit Fuchs | Tel Aviv; Projects Gallery | Miami; Rademakers Gallery | Amsterdam; reference: contemporary | Toronto; Simard Bilodeau Contemporary | Los Angeles; SPACE 776 | New York; Spence Gallery | Toronto; standARTe | Madrid; Stick Together Gallery | Amsterdam; Studio A | Washington; The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University | Atlanta; The Mine Factory | Pittsburgh; The Unicorn Gallery | Milano; Tranter-Sinni Gallery | Miami; Upcycling Art Show | Madrid; Whitespace Collection | West Palm Beach

Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and AQUA Art Miami. A One-Day Pass provides admission to AQUA Art Miami only. Complimentary shuttle service will be available between the fairs. Tickets: $25 one-day pass; $95 multi-day pass; $20 Students 12-18 & Seniors 62+.

Hours–Opening Night VIP Preview Wednesday, Dec. 6: 3pm -10pm; Thursday, Dec. 7: Noon – 9pm; Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9: 11am – 9pm; Sunday, Dec. 10: 11am – 6pm. For further information or tickets, please call 800-376-5850, email AQUA@AQUAartmiami.com and/or visit www.AQUAartmiami.com.

AQUA Hotel: 1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

BELAIRFINEART Miami Presents Arty Friday at Villa Azur 2/24/17

BELAIRFINEART Miami Presents Arty Friday at Villa Azur
Friday, 02/24/2017 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Villa Azur
309 23rd St,
miami, Florida 33139

Cost:

Gregory, Francois Chabanian & Bernard Markowicz Welcome You to Arty Friday hosted by
BELAIRFINEART Miami at Villa Azur in collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art.
| Friday, February 24, 2017 | 6:30 to 8:30 PM
For RSVP: Miami@Belairfineart.com | 786 203 0817| 786 203 2324 |
Villa Azur 309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, Florida | www.villaazurmiami.com

Art Miami & Context Art Miami kick off the opening of 2016 Art Week 11/29/16 – 12/4/16

Art Miami & Context Art Miami kick off the opening of 2016 Art Week
Tuesday, 11/29/2016 – 12/04/2016 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
artArt Miami Pavilion
3101 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33137

Cost:

Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), the city’s original and longest running contemporary and modern art fair, together with its adjacent sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami (www.contextartmiami.com), will present an array of iconic and exemplary works, dynamic projects and special installations.

The 27th annual edition of Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week on Tuesday, November 29th, with a VIP Private Preview to benefit Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in the Art Miami Pavilion (3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL) sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate. Together with its international affiliates, Christie’s International Real Estate will host an elegant booth at the main entrance of the fair, showcasing luxury residential property offerings from around the world. As in the past, the prestigious fair promises to showcase the finest investment quality paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, sculpture, and video art, highlighting works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Now in its fifth year, CONTEXT Art Miami is expanding. Dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists, CONTEXT will take place in a standalone 65,000-square-foot pavilion just one block away from the Art Miami Pavilion in the middle of Midtown. Both fairs will be open to the public Wednesday, November 30th through Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

With a combined exhibition space covering three city blocks and totaling 250,000 square feet, Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami have grown to include a roster of more than 200 international galleries, showcasing 1,875 artists from 60 countries around the globe.

One-Day Fair Pass provides admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Fairs, and complimentary shuttle service will be available between the fairs. Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami Fairs. Tickets: $45 one-day pass. $90 multi-day pass. $30 Students 12 ¬ 18 & seniors 62. Children under 12: Free. VIP Preview Benefit: $250.

Hours: Opening Night VIP Preview: 5:30PM ¬ 10PM
Fair Wed. ¬ Sat.; 11 AM to 8 PM, Sun.: 11 AM ¬ 6 PM.

2016 Exhibitors
Adler & Conkright Fine Art | Miami; Allan Stone Projects | New York; Alon Zakaim Fine Art | London; ÁLVARO ALCÁZAR | Madrid; Amstel Gallery | Amsterdam; Andrea Schwartz Gallery | San Francisco; Antoine Helwaser Gallery | New York; Arcature Fine Art | Palm Beach; ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN | London; Arthur Roger Gallery | New Orleans; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; Benrimon Projects | New York; Bernarducci Meisel Gallery | New York; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery | Miami; Berry Campbell Gallery | New York; C. Grimaldis Gallery | Baltimore; C24 Gallery | New York; CARL HAMMER GALLERY| Chicago; Casterline|Goodman Gallery | Aspen; Catherine Edelman Gallery | Chicago; Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.| New York; Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Chowaiki & Co. | New York; Christopher Cutts Gallery | Toronto; CONNERSMITH | Washington DC; Contessa Gallery | Cleveland; Cordeiros Galeria | Portugal; Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London; CYNTHIA- REEVES | Boston; David Benrimon Fine Art | New York; David Klein Gallery | Detroit; DE RE Gallery | Los Angeles; Dean Project | Miami Beach; Diana Lowenstein Gallery | Miami; DIE GALERIE | Frankfurt; Dillon + Lee | New York; Dolby Chadwick Gallery | San Francisco; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Eduardo Secci Contemporary | Florence; Espace Meyer Zafra | Paris; ETHAN COHEN NEW YORK | New York; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Los Angeles; Galería Freites | Caracas; GALERÍA LA COMETA | Bogota; Galerie Boulakia | Paris; Galerie Dukan | Paris; Galerie Ernst Hilger | Vienna; Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki; Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin; Galerie Terminus | Munich; Galerie von Braunbehrens | Stuttgart; GALERIE ANDREAS BINDER | Munich; Gallery Delaive | Amsterdam; Gallery Rueb | Amsterdam; Gazelli Art House | London; Goya Contemporary Gallery | Baltimore; Haines Gallery | San Francisco; Heller Gallery | New York; HEXTON | modern and contemporary | Chicago; Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York; Horrach Moya | Palma de Mallorca; Jackson Fine Art | Atlanta; James Barron Art | Kent; Jaski | Amsterdam; Jenkins Johnson Gallery |San Francisco; Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte; Jerome Zodo Gallery | London; Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art | Los Angeles; Klein Sun Gallery | New York; KM FINE ARTS | Los Angeles; Kuckei + Kuckei | Berlin; Kustera Projects | New York; Leonard Hutton Galleries | New York; LESLIE FEELY | New York City; Lisa Sette Gallery | Phoenix; Long-Sharp Gallery | Indianapolis; Louis K. Meisel Gallery | New York; Lyndsey Ingram | London; Lyons Wier Gallery | New York; Marina Gisich Gallery | Saint Petersburg; Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg – Vienna | Vienna; Mark Borghi Fine Art | Palm Beach; Mark Hachem Gallery | Paris; Mayoral | Barcelona; McCormick Gallery | Chicago; Michael Goedhuis | London; Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery | Milano; Mindy Solomon Gallery | Miami; Mixografia | Los Angeles; Modernism Inc.| San Francisco; Nancy Hoffman Gallery | New York; NanHai Art | San Francisco; Nikola Rukaj Gallery | Toronto; Now Contemporary Art | Miami; Olga Korper Gallery | Toronto; Omer Tiroche | London; Opera Gallery | Miami; OSBORNE SAMUEL | London; Other Criteria | New York; Pablo Goebel Fine Arts | Mexico City; Pan American Art Projects | Miami; Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design | Heusden aan de Maas; Queue Projects | Greenwich; Renate Bender | Munich; RGR + Art | Valencia; ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY | Miami; Rosenbaum Contemporary | Boca Raton; Rosenfeld Gallery | New York; Rudolf Budja Gallery | Miami Beach; Scott White Contemporary Art | San Diego; Simon Capstick-Dale | New York; Sims Reed Gallery | London; SMITHDAVIDSON GALLERY | Amsterdam; Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | New York; Sundaram Tagore Gallery| New York; Tansey Contemporary | Santa Fe; Taylor Graham | New York; Tresart | Coral Gables; Torch | Amsterdam; UNIX Gallery | New York; Vallarino Fine Art | New York; VERTES | Zurich; Waltman Ortega FineArt | Miami; Wanrooij Gallery | Amsterdam; Waterhouse & Dodd | New York; Wellside Gallery | Seoul; Wetterling Gallery | Stockholm; YARES ART PROJECTS | Santa Fe; Yufuku Gallery | Tokyo; Zemack Contemporary Art | Tel Aviv; Zolla/Lieberman Gallery | Chicago

Aqua Art Miami — Miami Art Week 2016 11/30/16 – 12/4/16

Aqua Art Miami — Miami Art Week 2016
Wednesday, 11/30/2016 – 12/04/2016 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
art1Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost:

Aqua Art Miami, the sister satellite fair to Art Miami, will celebrate its 12th edition at the Aqua Hotel (1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139), from Wednesday, November 30th to Sunday, December 4th, 2016. The festive Preview has become the destination of influential collectors and art professionals who migrate en masse from the Art Miami and CONTEXT fairs at the Pavilion.

One of the best fairs for emerging art during Miami’s Art Week, Aqua Art Miami has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists. This year Aqua Art Miami has partnered with the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network on a mission to facilitate business between and for women art dealers. On Friday, December 2nd from 10am -11am Aqua Art Miami and AWAD will host a special morning panel addressing “Unconscious gender bias and the art world: What’s the reality for women art dealers, and what role do they have to play?” moderated by Susan Mumford, Founder and CEO of AWAD.

Aqua Art Miami continues to attract increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair’s signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. The fair’s unique environment ¬ in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard ¬ has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art-lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.

Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami Fairs, and complimentary shuttle service will be available, and complimentary shuttle service will be available between the fairs. Tickets: $20 one day pass. $90 multi-day pass. $15 Students 12-18 & Seniors 62+. Hours: Opening Night VIP Preview: 3PM ¬ 10PM. Fair Thurs: Noon ¬ 9 PM, Fri & Sat: 11AM ¬ 9PM, Sun: 11AM ¬ 6PM.

For further information or tickets, please call 800-376-5850/ aqua@aquaartmiami.com and/or visit www.aquaartmiami.com.

Photographs of Art Miami/CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Preview on 12/1/15

Art Miami/CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Preview at Midtown Miami / Wynwood Arts District on Tuesday, December 1, 2105.  The Art Miami/CONTEXT Pavilions Midtown Miami | Wynwood Arts District located 2901 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137

Art Miami, America’s foremost contemporary art fair, is returning for its 26th edition this December, maintaining its title as the original and longest-running Miami art fair. As the No. 1 ranked international art fair for attendance in the U.S. and second-most attended globally, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals, press and art world luminaries annually to its 200,000 square foot pavilion in the Wynwood Arts District.

Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries for acquisition in collaboration with a highly vetted selection of international galleries, and will continue to preserve its well-known reputation as Miami’s premier anchor fair in 2015.

Art Miami’s 2015 line-up will features 120 galleries from 19 different countries, presenting important modern masters and blue chip contemporary artists, as well as the most sought after living artists from the around the world.

CONTEXT Art Miami continues its success by expanding and redesigning the fair. Ninety-five international galleries and projects from 20 countries, 53 cities with more than 540 artists from 60 countries have been carefully chosen by the selection and advisor/curatorial committee consisting of Ethan Cohen, Enrique Guerrero and fair director Julian Navarro, to bring Miami Art Week (Dec 1-6, 2015) the most promising cutting-edge, mid-career and established artists.

CONTEXT Art Miami is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.

In addition to its group of international galleries, CONTEXT Art Miami will feature a series of solo artist projects, curated spaces, and special projects.

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CONTEXT Art Miami 2015 12/1/15 – 12/6/15

CONTEXT Art Miami 2015
VIP Preview benefiting the P̩rez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Access for VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press, Tuesday, December 1 | 5:30pm Р10:00pm
Wednesday, December 2 through Saturday, December 5 | 11am – 8pm
PrintSunday, December 6 | 11am – 6pm
Midtown Miami | Wynwood
2901 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL
$40 One day fair pass
$85 Multi-day fair pass
$15 Students 12-18 years
$25 Seniors 62 years +
$25 Groups 10 or more
Free Children under 12 accompanied by adult
Website

CONTEXT Art Miami continues its success by expanding and redesigning the fair. Ninety-five international galleries and projects from 20 countries, 53 cities with more than 540 artists from 60 countries have been carefully chosen by the selection and advisor/curatorial committee consisting of Ethan Cohen, Enrique Guerrero and fair director Julian Navarro, to bring Miami Art Week (Dec 1-6, 2015) the most promising cutting-edge, mid-career and established artists.

CONTEXT Art Miami is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.

In addition to its group of international galleries, CONTEXT Art Miami will feature a series of solo artist projects, curated spaces, and special projects.

2015 CONTEXT Art Miami Exhibitor List
11. 12 GALLERY | Moscow; 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York; 55Bellechasse | Paris; Accola Griefen | Brooklyn; Adah Rose Gallery | Kensington; Ai Bo Gallery | Greenwich; Alida Anderson Art Projects | Washington D.C.; Amstel Gallery | Amsterdam; Amy Li Gallery | Beijing; ANNA ZORINA GALLERY | New York; Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts | Binghamton; AP Contemporary | Hong Kong; Art Mûr | Montreal; Axis Gallery | New York; Bau-Xi Gallery | Toronto; Beatriz Esguerra Art | Bogota; Black Book Gallery | Denver; BLANK SPACE | New York; Bluerider ART | Taipei; Caldwell Snyder Gallery | San Francisco; Cámara Oscura Galeria | Madrid; Casa Cuadrada | Bogota; Christopher Martin Gallery | Dallas; Coates & Scarry | London; Denise Bibro Fine Art | New York; Dubner Moderne | Lausanne; Eduardo Secci Contemporary | Florence; Elizabeth Clement Fine Art | Danvers; Ethan Cohen Fine Art | New York; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Los Angeles; FIFTY24MX | Mexico City; FP CONTEMPORARY | Culver City; Frederic GOT | Paris; Galería Alfredo Ginocchio | Mexico City; Galeria Enrique Guerrero | Mexico City; Galería Juan Silió | Santander; Galería La Cometa | Bogota; Galería LGM | Bogota; Galerie de Bellefeuille | Montreal; Galleria Ca’ D’oro | Miami; Galleries Association of Korea – Baik Song | Seoul; Galleries Association of Korea – Cais Gallery | Seoul; Galleries Association of Korea – Galerie Bhak | Seoul; Galleries Association of Korea – Gallery Shilla | Daegu; Galleries Association of Korea – GALLERY SP | Seoul; Galleries Association of Korea – Keumsan Gallery | Seoul; Galleries Association of Korea – Nine Gallery | Gwangju; Galleries Association of Korea – PAIK HAE YOUNG GALLERY | Seoul; Galleries Association of Korea – The Columns Gallery | Seoul; Galleries Association of Korea – Wellside Gallery | Seoul; Gallery Henoch | New York; Heitsch Gallery | Munich; JanKossen Contemporary | Basel, New York; JJ Joong Jung Gallery | Seoul; Jonathan LeVine Gallery | New York; Kang Contemporary | New York; Kavachnina Contemporary | Miami; Knight Webb Gallery | London; Lawrence Cantor Fine Art | Venice; LICHT FELD Gallery | Basel; LIQUID ART SYSTEM | White Room | Capri; Lucía Mendoza Galería | Madrid; Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery | Santo Domingo; M+V ART | Miami; MAIOR, Pollença | Mallorca; Matilde Bensignor | Buenos Aires; METROQUADRO | Rivoli; Modus Gallery | Paris; Mugello Contemporary | Los Angeles; N2 Galeria | Barcelona; Paralelo | São Paulo; PSH Projects | Bogota; Rofa Projects | Potomac; Salamatina Gallery | Garden City; Sandra Lee Gallery | San Francisco; SASHA D. espacio de arte | Córdoba; SET ESPAI D’ART | Valencia; Shine Artists | London; Shirin Gallery | New York, Tehran; Sim Smith Gallery | London; Sponder Gallery | Miami; Susan Eley Fine Art | New York; ten472 Contemporary Art | Nevada City; Tezukayama Gallery | Osaka; The Chill Concept | Miami; The Gallery Association of Berlin (LVBG) – Berlin Lounge | Berlin; The Gallery Association of Berlin (LVBG) – Galerie Friedmann-Hahn | Berlin; The Gallery Association of Berlin (LVBG) – Galerie Kornfield | Berlin; The Gallery Association of Berlin (LVBG) – Podbleski Contemporary | Berlin; The Gallery Association of Berlin (LVBG) – Tammen & Partner | Berlin; The Gallery Association of Berlin (LVBG) – Wichtendahl Galerie | Berlin; The McLoughlin Gallery | San Francisco; Union Gallery | London; VisionQuesT Contemporary Photography | Genoa; Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami, Paris; Woolff Gallery | London

Special Projects Highlights
Sound Positions
Curated by Christoph Cox
Contributing Artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Olivia Block, Maria Chavez, Holly Herndon, Ernst Karel, Matt Krefting, Chris Kubick, Jake Meginsky, Aura Satz, Jennifer Walshe, Yan Jun, Dajuin Yao.
Sound Positions creates immersive and intimate situations for listening to work by an international selection of emerging and established sound artists. The exhibition will feature 12 listening stations, each dedicated to the work of one artist.
Christoph Cox is Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and a faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College. Cox is the author of Nietzsche: Naturalism and Interpretation (University of California Press, 1999) and co-editor of Realism Materialism Art (Sternberg, 2015) and Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum, 2004). The recipient of a 2009 Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation, Cox is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine. His writing has appeared in October, Artforum, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, The Wire, the Journal of Visual Culture, Organised Sound, International Studies in Philosophy, The Review of Metaphysics, and elsewhere. He has curated exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Kitchen in New York City, New Langton Arts in San Francisco, and G Fine Art Gallery in Washington D.C. Cox has written catalog essays for exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Mass MoCA, the South London Gallery, Berlin’s Akademie der Künste, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Oslo Kunstforening, and other venues. He is currently completing a conceptual and historical book about sound art, experimental music, and metaphysics.

Waypoint @ CONTEXT Art Miami 2015
A film series debut from Wet Heat Project and the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at MIA
The new 24/7 art-centric video site WAYPOINT at Miami International Airport debuts its first original programming at CONTEXT Art Miami 2015. “We Make Passage” is a film series of portrait-making encounters between Miami-based artists and the men and women of the 24/7 working community of Miami International Airport. Diverse artists with distinct practices will engage four MIA workers with distinct professions; the in-situ poses that result will be produced as original artworks. The artists will be challenged to evoke the sense of dedication and tireless commitment that keeps one of the world’s busiest transportation centers in motion every day of every week of every year.
The fast-track portrait project will be captured as a series of individual films to premiere simultaneously on December 1, 2015 in a special project space at the CONTEXT Art Miami Fair (along with the artworks created for the project) and at WAYPOINT’s large-scale video screen in Miami International Airport’s newest international terminal area, Concourse J, which facilitates millions of passenger journeys every year.

WAYPOINT is a video exhibition programming initiative presented by the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (Yolanda Sanchez, Director) and Wet Heat Project (Bill Bilowit, Director).

Art From Berlin – The Galleries Association of Berlin (LVBG)
Art From Berlin offers insight into Berlin’s influential art scene with five contemporary galleries selected by a panel of Berlin based curators and art critics. ART FROM BERLIN is presented at CONTEXT Art Miami by the Galleries Association of Berlin, landesverband berliner galerien (lvbg), with official support from the municipality of Berlin and the European Union (EU). In the BERLIN LOUNGE, lvbg will install a curated exhibition and offer information on the city’s contemporary art galleries and institutions. This microcosm of the global art capital’s gallery community includes a cross-section of established and emerging exhibitors.

Art from Berlin jury:
Brigitte Werneburg (taz Newspaper), Guido Faßbender (Berlinische Galerie Museum for Modern Art, Photography and Architecture) and Andreas Herrmann (gallerist and vice chairman lvbg).

Participating Art From Berlin Galleries and artists:
Galerie Friedmann-Hahn; Josef Fischnaller, Edite Grinberga, Thomas Kaemmerer
Galerie Kornfeld; Stephane Couturier, Hubertus Hamm, Alexander Polzin
Podbielski Contemporary; Francesco Jodice, Loredana Nemes, Benyamin Reich
Tammen & Partner; Dietmar Brixy, Anke Eilergerhard, Thorsten Zwinger
Wichtendahl Galerie; Nicole Ahland, Katrin Günther, Annette Schröter

Berlin Lounge featuring: C/O Berlin Foundation
The Galleries Association of Berlin, landesverband berliner galerien (lvbg), represents art galleries in Berlin culturally and economically, supporting the sustainable development of Berlin as an internationally recognized center for the arts. Members of the Gallery Association of Berlin (lvbg) show a comprehensive range of art from the 20th and 21st century, fostering and marketing the careers of living artists through exhibitions, publications and public relations. The association, which operates by the standard guidelines of the Federation of European Art Galleries Association (FEAGA), is active in numerous committees of state-sponsored institutions for art and culture, and cultivates networking activities among many associates in the arts.

Galleries Association Of Korea
Galleries of Association Korea, as a meeting of nationwide galleries, was founded in 1976 with a sense of duty to the establishment of order in the circulation and to foster a sound art market as well as to promote the understanding and popularization of art and contribute to the global advancement of the culture of art. It was registered as a social organization of the ministry of culture and information in 1979. By being promoted to a corporation in 1991, its social obligation has been strengthened.
Participating Galleries Association of Korea and artists:
Baik Song Gallery, artists Lee Seung-Ha, KOH Chan-Gyu, Lee Yun-Bok.
Cais Gallery, artists So Young Choi, Kyoung Tack Hong, Doo Hwa Chung and Sun Young Lah.
Gallery Bhak, artists Young-Wook HAN, HARI, Soo-Jung CHOI, Mi Kyoung KIM.
Gallery Shilla, artist Moon-pil SHIM.
Gallery SP, artists Lee Kang-so and Hwang Yong-Jin.
Keumsan Gallery, artist KIM Changkyum, KWON Yeohyun, Debbie HAN.
Nine Gallery, artist Lee lee nam, Son bong chae, Park tae hoo and Shin hyunglok.
Paik Hae Young Gallery, artists JANG Seungtaik, KIM Byron, LEE Jung Jin and TOH Yunhee.
The Columns Gallery, artists Choi Myoung Young, Lee Ufan, Hur Hwang, and Suh Seung Won.
Wellside Gallery, artists Oh Se-Yeol and Park Seo-Bo.

Special Solo Exhibitions
Participating galleries and artists:
Dubner Moderne, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey
Knight Webb Gallery, Juliane Hundertmark
Mugello Contemporary, Mr. Herget
Paralelo Gallery, Isabelle Borges
Salamatina Gallery, Marc Andre Robinson
Sandra Lee Gallery, Jung San
Tezukayama Gallery, Satoru Tamura

One Art Nation
CONTEXT Art Miami has partnered with One Art Nation to feature daily symposia presented by leading art experts. Seminars focus on various art specialties. These educational programs are complimentary for fair attendees in the CONTEXT Art Miami Cafe daily.

Art Miami 2015 12/1/15 – 12/6/15

Art Miami 2015
VIP Art Miami Preview, By Invitation Only – VIP Cardholders and Members of the Press, December 1, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
artmiamiDecember 2 – 5, 2015 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
December 6, 2015 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Art Miami/CONTEXT Pavilions
Midtown Miami | Wynwood Arts District
2901 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
One-day fair pass – $40
Multi-day fair pass – $85
Seniors 62 years + – $25
Students 12-18 years – $15
Children under 12 years accompanied by adult – Free
Groups 10 or more (online ticket purchases only) – $25
Website

Art Miami, America’s foremost contemporary art fair, is returning for its 26th edition this December, maintaining its title as the original and longest-running Miami art fair. As the No. 1 ranked international art fair for attendance in the U.S. and second-most attended globally, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals, press and art world luminaries annually to its 200,000 square foot pavilion in the Wynwood Arts District.

Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries for acquisition in collaboration with a highly vetted selection of international galleries, and will continue to preserve its well-known reputation as Miami’s premier anchor fair in 2015.

Art Miami’s 2015 line-up will feature 120 galleries from 19 different countries, presenting important modern masters and blue chip contemporary artists, as well as the most sought after living artists from the around the world. The following galleries have been confirmed for participation:

Adler & Conkright Fine Art | Miami; Allan Stone Projects | New York; Andrea Schwartz Gallery | San Francisco; Antoine Helwaser Gallery | New York; Arcature Fine Art | Palm Beach; ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN | London; Armand Bartos Fine Art | New York; Art Nouveau Gallery | Miami; Arthur Roger Gallery | New Orleans; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; Bernarducci Meisel Gallery | New York; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery | Coconut Grove; Berry Campbell Gallery | New York; Bridgette Mayer Gallery | Philadelphia; C. Grimaldis Gallery | Baltimore; C24 Gallery | New York; Casterline|Goodman Gallery | Aspen; Catherine Edelman | Chicago; Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Chowaiki & Co. | New York; CONNERSMITH. | Washington; Contessa Gallery | Cleveland; CORDEIROS GALERIA | Porto; Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London; CYNTHIA- REEVES | New York; David Benrimon Fine Art | New York; David Klein Gallery | Detroit; David Richard Gallery | Santa Fe; Dean Project | Miami Beach; Diana Lowenstein Gallery | Miami; DIE GALERIE | Frankfurt; Dillon Gallery | New York; Dolby Chadwick Gallery | San Francisco; Dranoff Fine Art | New York; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Durham Press | Durham; Espace Meyer Zafra | Paris; ETHAN COHEN NEW YORK | New York; Evelyn Aimis Fine Art | Miami; Flowers London/New York | New York; GALERÍA ÁLVARO ALCÁZAR | Madrid; Galería Barbié | Barcelona; Galeria Freites | Caracas; GALERÍA LA COMETA | Bogota; Galerie Anhava | Helsinki; Galerie Boulakia | Paris; Galerie Ernst Hilger | Vienna; Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki; Renate Bender | Munich; Galerie Terminus | Munich; Galerie von Braunbehrens | Stuttgart; GALLERY ANDREAS BINDER | Munich; Gallery Rueb, Gallery Delaive, Torch | Amsterdam; Gazelli Art House | London; Gerald Peters Gallery | New York; Goya Contemporary Gallery | Baltimore; HackelBury Fine Art | London; Haines Gallery | San Francisco; Heller Gallery | New York; HEXTON | modern and contemporary | Chicago; Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York; Horrach Moya | Palma de Mallorca; Jackson Fine Art | Atlanta; James Barron Art LLC | Kent, CT / Rome, Italy; James Goodman Gallery | New York; Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte; Jerome Zodo Contemporary | Milan; JONATHAN NOVAK CONTEMPORARY ART | Los Angeles; Klein Sun Gallery | New York; KM Fine Arts Chicago- Los Angeles | Los Angeles; Kuckei + Kuckei | Berlin; Leonard Hutton Galleries | New York; LESLIE FEELY | New York City; Lisa Sette Gallery | Phoenix; Long-Sharp Gallery | Indianapolis; Mark Borghi Fine Art | Palm Beach; Mayoral | Barcelona; McCormick Gallery | Chicago; Michael Goedhuis | London; Michael Schultz Gallery | Berlin; Mixografia | Los Angeles; MODERNISM INC. | San Francisco; Nancy Hoffman Gallery | New York; Nicholas Metivier Gallery | Toronto; Nikola Rukaj Gallery | Toronto; Now Contemporary Art | Miami; Olga Korper Gallery | Toronto; Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art | London; Osborne Samuel | London; Other Criteria | New York; Pan American Art Projects | Miami; Peter Blake Gallery | Laguna Beach; Peter Marcelle Project | Southampton; PIECE UNIQUE | Paris; Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design | Heusden aan de Maas; Queue Projects | Greenwich; Repetto Gallery | London; RGR + Art | Valencia; Rosenbaum Contemporary | Miami; Rosenfeld Gallery | New York; Scott White Contemporary Art | San Diego; Simon Capstick-Dale | New York; Sims Reed Gallery | London; Smith-Davidson | Amsterdam; Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | New York; Sundaram Tagore | New York / Hong Kong / Singapore; Taylor Graham | New York; Tresart | Coral Gables; UNIX Gallery | New York; Vallarino Fine Art | New York; VERTES | Zurich; Waterhouse & Dodd New York | London | New York; Wetterling Gallery | Stockholm; William Shearburn Gallery | Saint Louis; YARES ART PROJECTS | Santa Fe; Yufuku Gallery | Minato-Ku; Zemack Contemporary Art | Tel Aviv; Zolla/Lieberman Gallery | Chicago

Schedule of VIP Events:

Art Miami Kickoff VIP Cocktails + Dinner
November 12, 2015
As a kickoff to the collaboration with the Fair, Merrill Lynch will host a VIP Screening of the highly acclaimed and brilliant documentary entitled BERNICE, by first time filmmaker Kristina Sorge. This short format documentary tells the story of art world pioneer and instigator, Bernice Steinbaum. In this beautifully crafted documentary, Ms. Sorge highlights her subject’s lifelong efforts to support and empower female artists as well as artists of color throughout their careers. The personal obstacles and hardships faced by artists she so staunchly represented were amplified by the racial and gender inequality of the art world especially during the 1970s and 80s. Tickets for cocktails and the screening of the film at JW Marriott Marquis Miami, will go on sale mid October. An invitation only VIP dinner will follow the screening at db Bistro Moderne.

VIP Art Miami Preview:
December 1, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
By Invitation Only – VIP Cardholders and Members of the Press
Collectors, curators, artists, art enthusiasts and members of the press are invited to experience an exclusive First View of the highly anticipated Art Miami and CONTEXT Presented by Merrill Lynch for a cocktail reception benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). This can’t miss event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest works from the emerging, cutting-edge, contemporary and modern art movements prior to the fairs’ opening to the public the following day.

Exclusive VIP Reception
December 3, 2015
Merrill Lynch and Diamonds Unleashed, along with Art Miami, will come together and host an exclusive VIP reception in the fair’s VIP Lounge for Diamonds Unleashed Ambassadors, Miami Dolphins players, Merrill Lynch clients and top collectors. By Invitation Only

Aqua Art Miami 2015 12/2/15-12/6/15

Aqua Art Miami 2015
VIP Preview, Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua VIP Cardholders & Press, 2015aquaartWednesday, December 2, 3 pm – 10 pm
Thursday, December 3, 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday, December 4, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 5, 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 6, 11 am – 6 pm
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
One-day fair pass (Aqua Only) $15
Multi-day fair pass (Aqua, CONTEXT and Art Miami) $85
Students 12-18 years and Seniors 62 years + $10
Children under 12 years accompanied by adult Free
Groups 10 or more (Online tickets only) $10
A One-Day Fair Pass provides admission to Aqua Art Miami only.
A Multi-Day Fair Pass provides admission to Aqua Art Miami, CONTEXT, and Art Miami.
Buy Tickets
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Art Miami/Context/Aqua 2015 Complimentary Day Pass

Aqua Art Miami, a boutique art exhibition and sister fair to the renowned Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, has released its list of 45 international galleries for the fair’s 11th edition, taking place at the retro Aqua Hotel on South Beach from December 2 through December 6. Aqua Art Miami also announces the new director Katelijne De Backer, esteemed for her work with Art New York, Lehmann Maupin and The Armory Show, who carefully handpicked a dynamic range of galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists.

“I am beyond thrilled to lead this year’s Aqua Art Miami as Director,” says De Backer. “Aqua is a little jewel of Miami Art Week—it provides exposure to the undiscovered works of young artists and galleries, which is a crucial aim of the fair and something that I personally love to support.”

With its intimate setting and refined presentation, Aqua Art Miami has cultivated a reputation as a fair to discover artists in the Aqua Hotel’s serene atmosphere. De Backer, a seasoned director, has been producing cutting-edge events since the beginning of her career. For over 10 years, she led The Armory Show to nearly triple in size and transformed it into one of the most important events on the international art marker’s calendar.

With all of her success, De Backer’s arrival to Aqua Art Miami will be sure to leave an indelible influence on this year’s fair. She has already made waves for the brand as the Director of the first-ever Art New York this past May, a position she will continue to lead into the following year. Under her direction, Aqua will host just over 100 artists with galleries from 28 cities and 10 countries.

Aqua Art Miami is billed to be one of the most highly anticipated contemporary art exhibitions in December. Opening night for VIP cardholders and select members of the press is Wednesday, December 2 from 3pm to 10pm. The fair will be open for public viewing starting Thursday, December 3rd from 12pm to 9pm and then through Saturday from 11am to 9pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm. There will be a daily complimentary shuttle service that will connect Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami with Aqua Art Miami. Single-day tickets to the Aqua fair exclusively are $15; and a multi-fair pass to Aqua Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami are $85, which can be purchased via Eventbrite, at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aqua-art-miami-2015-tickets-18244371406

The following galleries have been confirmed for participation at Aqua Art Miami in 2015:

57 Projects l Los Angles; Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art l New York; Art Center Allapattah l Miami; Artfactory Club l Vienna; Aureus Contemporary l Wakefield; Azart Gallery l New York; C. Emerson Fine Arts l St. Petersburg, FL; Cansio Contemporary l Miami; CASS Contemporary l Tampa; Derek Gores Gallery l Melbourne, FL; Elisa Contemporary Art l New York; Ernest G.Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University l Atlanta, Georgia; Everything is Art l Moscow; Exposure Gallery, Truth or Consequences; Fiercely Curious l Brooklyn; Fine Art Consultancy l London & Tokyo; Frantic Gallery l Tokyo; Gallery 300 l Santa Rosa; Gallery Marcoux l Ta’ Xbiex, Malta; Gallery on Wade l Toronto; Ghostprint Gallery l Richmond; Haiti Friends l Pittsburgh; Hamiltonian Gallery l Washington, DC; Hang Art l San Francisco; Huberty-Breyne Gallery l Brussels; j fergeson gallery l Farmville; Jenny Green Gallery l Bend; McCaig-Welles l Brooklyn; Morton Fine Art l Washington, DC; New Apostle Gallery l Brooklyn; Pele Prints l St. Louis; Projects Gallery l Miami; Rademakers l Amsterdam; Red Corridor Gallery | Künzell; Revision Space l Pittsburgh; S Artspace Gallery l New York; Sandra Lee Gallery l San Francisco; Space 776 l Brooklyn; Spacewomb Gallery l New York; SPiN Galleries l Shanghai; Studio 26 Gallery l New York; Signature l Atlanta; Vertical Gallery l Chicago; Victori + Mo l Brooklyn; Working Method Contemporary l Tallahassee

UNTITLED Art Miami Beach 2015 12/2/15 – 12/6/15

UNTITLED 2015 Announces Special Projects For Fourth Edition
Wednesday, December 2 – Saturday, December 5, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, December 6, 11am – 5pm
untitledOn the beach
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Admission:
General Admission: $28
Discounted Admission (Seniors and Students): $18
Miami Beach residents: $18
Groups of 15 or more: $18 per person
Children under 12: FREE
Website

UNTITLED’s curatorial team, Artistic Director, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, curators Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, along with Programming Director Amanda Schmitt, have identified a selection of special projects and programming that will engage visitors in the exhibitors’ booths and at various locations throughout the fair, indoors and outside.

“Working closely with our exhibitors we selected a strong group of special works by artists that are cross-generational,” states Amanda Schmitt. “The special programming elements from our non-profit and artist-run participants are integrated into the fair’s layout, demonstrating UNTITLED’s commitment to creating an environment unlike other art fairs.”

Visitors will be greeted by three special projects selected from submissions by UNTITLED exhibitors. Near the entrance will be a large-scale sculptural installation by Ronald Bladen presented by Loretta Howard Gallery (New York). Bladen was an influential artist who inspired a younger generation of minimalists such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt. His work Chevrons (1974) explores the power and significance of this fundamental geometric shape, ubiquitous for its use in insignia, in language as punctuation, as a mathematical sign, and in design. The work consists of nine monolithic black sculptures that are arranged evenly in three rows, activating and highlighting the space between and surrounding the sculpture.

Los Angeles-based artist Scoli Acosta’s Earth Quartet (2013) is comprised of a series of pentagonal canvases, edged with jingles fashioned from flattened bottle caps. The work was inspired by Chris Marker’s documentary film, The Sixth Side of the Pentagon, that captures the 1967 Vietnam protest at the Pentagon. Acosta’s incorporation of playful bottle cap jingles also nods to Abbie Hoffman’s sarcastic attempt to levitate the Pentagon, in hopes it would turn orange and vibrate. Earth Quartet is presented by Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris).

Elise Ferguson’s paintings do not involve paint; she uses materials that are associated with sculpting: plaster and wood. Coloring the plaster with pigment, and layering the surface to a sculptural level, Ferguson’s work is based on mathematical puzzles, design and geometric variation. Ferguson’s Tess Ramble (2015), presented by Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco), is a three panel site-specific work that will be positioned in direct dialogue with the two other special projects, completing a minimal geometric trinity.

Public Art Wednesday: Best Public Art Miami 2014 – Bhakti Baxter’s Coral Reef City  

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(This article was pulled from the New Miami Times)

David Beckham is smitten with the idea of constructing a new Major League Soccer Stadium at PortMiami and calls the site perfect because it reflects a city that “is all about the water, all about the culture.” Becks is right. For evidence, simply visit the planet’s most popular port to discover Coral Reef City, Bhakti Baxter’s first large-scale public artwork in Miami.

For his eye-popping project, part of Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program, the homegrown artist created site-specific designs for the port’s toll collection booths that reference the site’s unique role as gateway to the tropics. Baxter collaborated with Coral Morphologic, a Miami-based scientific art endeavor led by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay to create the 18 unique designs that wrap each individual toll booth.

Each delivers a stunning vision of our vibrant local sea life. To accomplish the feat, Baxter and his collaborators enlarged macro photographs of corals that inhabit the waters in and around Miami, creating a striking synergy between nature and art that captures our town’s appeal as a pulsating paradise. The resulting explosion of the brilliant, rainbow-hued colors of the soft corals (technically known as zoanthids) delights not only the likes of Beckham and the millions of other visitors passing through on cruise ships, but also locals, who rarely get a chance to behold the mystery and beauty of the creatures populating our coastline.

Check out the video on the installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2cWivEuS2I

Photographs of Art Miami Art Fair on 12/2/14

Art Miami Art Fair on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

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Art Fairy Art Miami Tour Schedule 12/3/14-12/7/14

Art Fairy Art Miami Tour Schedule
artfairyDecember 3-7, 2014
$50 per person for a group adult or family tour, maximum 8 people.
$200 for a 1 hour private tour (maximum 4 people)

Whether you are a new collector or interested in expanding your art historical knowledge, Art Fairy will educate you! All of our tours are led by art historians, and provide insightful information about artists, movements and the art market. Please join us for the learning experience of a lifetime.

Group Adult and family tours:
Saturday and Sunday – 1pm and 3pm
Children’s Art Area:
Open during the duration of the fair and complimentary
Private Tours Available Upon Request From Wednesday December 3 Through Sunday December 7th

Interested in learning more at Art Basel? We have insider information on who the galleries are showcasing and why that we would love to share with you. Tours offered include:
Emerging artist tour – Focus on the global artists featured in the Nova, Positions, and Kabinett sections of the fair.
Mid-career artist tour – Conceptual and abstract painting, post-internet works, new photography and innovative installations will be addressed.
Post-War European artist tour – In depth discussions on the established post-war Italian, French and German artists who are experiencing great museum and market revivals and are well-represented at Basel.

We can also customize a tour for you. Message us here for more information.
Register now since space is limited! Please indicate the tour name and requested time: www.artfairyeducation.com or call 917 379-7575 or email tanyatray@aol.com or elena.zavelev@gmail.com, and please note your preference for an English, Spanish, or Russian speaking docent.

Art Miami 2014 12/2/14-12/7/14

Art Miami
Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:30pm – 10pm, VIP Preview (Access for Art Miami VIP Cardholders and Press
artmiamiWednesday, December 3rd, 11am – 7pm
Thursday, December 4th, 11am – 7pm
Friday, December 5th, 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 6th, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, December 7th, 11am – 6pm
Midtown Miami
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
$35 one day, $75 multi-day pass, $15 Students 12-18 years and Seniors
A One Day Fair Pass provides admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami Fairs.
A Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami Fairs.
Website

Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 125 international art galleries.

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. With a rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. It is the “can’t miss” event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.

The fair will commence on December 2, 2014, with Art Miami’s highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. In 2013 Art Miami attracted 13,600 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs and designers during its Opening Night to benefit the Miami Art Museum (PAMM) and hosted 75,000 attendees over a six-day period.

Aqua Art Miami 2014 12/3/14-12/7/14

Aqua Art Miami 2014
aquaVIP Wednesday, December 3, 3 pm – 10 pm, Access for Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders, Art Miami & CONTEXT VIP Cardholders, and Press
Thursday, December 4, 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday, December 5, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 6, 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 7, 11 am – 6 pm
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
$15 One-day pass to Aqua
$75 Multi-day pass to Art Miami, CONTEXT, Aqua
$10 Students 12-18 years and Seniors
Free Children under 12 accompanied by adult
$10 Groups of 10 or more (per person)
www.aquaartmiami.com

Aqua Art Miami is pleased to announce its roster of confirmed exhibitors for Art Week, when the popular contemporary art fair runs Dec. 3 through Dec. 7, 2014. Long known as one of the top emerging art fairs during Miami Art Week, Aqua Art Miami is critically recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs showcasing emerging and mid-career artists.

Set within a classic Art Deco hotel on South Beach with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, charming courtyard, the unique fair has become a favorite gathering spot during the busy week to acquire work, exchange ideas and discover new pieces by well-known artists as well as names new to the international art market. Under its new ownership by Art Miami LLC, Aqua 2013’s VIP Preview opened with a line of collectors down Collins Avenue waiting to gain entrance – a first in the history of the fair – and closed on a high note with record breaking sales, outstanding press coverage, and overall attendance of more than 10,000 visitors, which doubled from previous years.

Aqua Art Miami’s 2014 edition will feature 46 international exhibitors and a dynamic range of high-quality art that maintains the fair’s signature unique atmosphere and energy, showcasing emerging and mid-career artists working in all media from painting, photography and works on paper to design, sculpture, installation, video and multimedia art. “Aqua’s affiliation with Art Miami has clearly expanded the fair’s ability to reach out to new galleries as well as collecting audiences,” said Director Jennifer Jacobs. “Aqua’s unique setting and increasingly refined environment transcends notions of the typical hotel fair, and we’re incredibly excited for this edition, celebrating Aqua’s 10th Anniversary and highlighting the fair’s continuing curatorial evolution. We’re welcoming back some of the established exhibitors that have defined the fair’s success over the years along with fresh galleries new to the Miami art scene, together presenting an exciting roster of solo exhibitions and projects spanning visual art, multimedia, and performance.”

For the first time in Aqua’s history, exhibitors were selected through an Advisory Committee, comprised of Mat Gleason of Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, Nancy Toomey of Toomey Tourrell Fine Art, San Francisco, and Henry Chung and Robert Walden of Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY. Approximately half of the galleries who have contributed to Aqua’s success over the years are returning for the 2014 edition, with a number of new participants traveling to the fair from the Americas, Asia and Europe, many exhibiting in Miami for the first time. Aqua will also debut a design exhibitor for the first time in its history, with Industry Gallery of Los Angeles/Washington DC transforming the hotel’s penthouse; and as in years past, the online network and magazine ArtSlant will unveil the winners of a yearlong contest to select several artists from an international open call juried by a panel of art world luminaries.

In honor of the fair’s 10th anniversary, Aqua will present innovative performance programs encouraging audience participation in the creative process. Highlights include: Coagula Curatorial presenting renowned performance artist Karen Finley, who will reprise her Artist Anonymous series of ‘meetings’ encouraging audiences to explore their relationship with art. This series originally premiered as part of the Museum of Art and Design’s 2014 MAD Biennial; Elizabeth Leach Gallery will present MK Guth’s Advice Station, part psychiatry office and part information booth. Here visitors can sit and talk about their experiences and offer their tips, pointers and opinions about the art fairs in Miami, to be included in a book that can be ordered and shipped after the fair. These projects will be enhanced by a number of pop-up installations and ‘performance interruptions’ curated throughout the week, enhancing the fair experience for Aqua visitors.

These facets will add to the unique and invigorating atmosphere that has made Aqua Art Miami’s opening the annual destination on Wednesday of Art Week for influential collectors, connoisseurs and art professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s VIP Preview a short walk away. This exclusive first view starting at 3 PM encourages VIP Cardholders to explore the room displays until the festivities wind down at 10 PM, gaining insight from exhibitors and artists while seizing the opportunity to acquire work before the fair opens to the public at noon the following day.

The following galleries have been confirmed for participation at Aqua Art Miami 2014:
Antonio Colombo Milan | ARCO Gallery NYC | Artêria Montreal | ArtSlant Los Angeles | Autobody Fine Art Oakland | AWOL Toronto | Coagula Curatorial Los Angeles | Elisa Contemporary Art Riverdale, NY | Elizabeth Leach Gallery Portland | Ernest G Welch School of Art, Georgia State University Atlanta | Exhibit A Corning, NY | galerie juliane hundertmark Berlin | galerie 103 Kauai | Gallery 300 Santa Rosa, CA | Ghostprint Farmville, VA | Hamiltonian Gallery Washington, DC | Hang Art San Francisco | Imago Verbosa London | Industry Gallery Los Angeles / Washington, DC | j ferguson gallery Richmond, VA | John Wolf Fine Art Los Angeles | Kathryn Miriam Contemporary NYC | Matteawan Gallery Beacon, NY | Mayer Fine Art Norfolk, VA | Michelle Mariaud NYC | Mindy Solomon Gallery Miami | Morton Fine Art Washington DC | Muriel Guepin Gallery NYC | Pele Prints St. Louis | Perihelion Press Phoenix | Projects Gallery Miami | Red Pipe Gallery Los Angeles | Rice Polak Gallery Provincetown, MA | Robert Henry Contemporary Brooklyn, NY | Roza Azora Moscow | Sandra Lee Gallery San Francisco | Seager Gray Gallery Mill Valley, CA | Shulamit Gallery Los Angeles | Space 776 Brooklyn, NY | The Good Luck Gallery Los Angeles | Thinkspace Gallery Culver City, CA | Toomey Tourell Gallery San Francisco | Victori Contemporary NYC | Whitespace Atlanta | William Bazcek Fine Arts Northampton, MA

Photographs of Aqua Art Miami 2013 12/4/13-12/8/13

Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel during the Art Basel Miami Art Week 2013.

“The 2013 edition features 47 dynamic exhibitors from North and South America, Europe and Asia whose displays of high-quality art are enhanced by the refined production values and expanded amenities that the fair’s new ownership offers. Innovative interdisciplinary programming, multimedia installations and other happenings create an immersive experience for fairgoers.”

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Photographs of Art Miami 12/3/13-12/7/13

Art Miami for the Vernissage on Wednesday, December 3, 2013 and back again on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

“Art Miami celebrate its 24th edition from December 3 – December 8, 2013. Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off on the opening day of Art Week—the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its extraordinary variety and outstanding quality, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 100 international art galleries and prominent art institutions.”

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PRESS RELEASE:
In its 24th year, Art Miami, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Miami Art Week, and CONTEXT, the sister fair to Art Miami, closed with record-breaking attendance and impressive sales that exceeded 2012 reported sales figures. Many of the works sold to established as well as new collectors, museum professionals, private and corporate collections, cultural foundations, dealers, art advisors and consultants. More than 72,500 attendees visited Art Miami and CONTEXT throughout the week with more than 13,600 patrons attending the exclusive VIP Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 3, which benefited the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Additionally, more than 400 international members of the press attended and reported on the fairs.

Known as two of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, Art Miami and CONTEXT together showcased artists from more than 200 leading galleries representing 70 cities from 20 countries. The energy and enthusiasm of collectors were palpable as they acquired important works by established, emerging and mid-career, cutting edge artists. Several dealers sold out of their stock and had to rehang their walls as sculptures, photographs, paintings and video installations sold and resold multiple times. The open atmosphere between both fairs created an exciting and spirited dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors, and allowed for established galleries as well as emerging galleries to present classic, contemporary and emergent talent. The enormous turnout and acquisitions once again marked Art Miami and CONTEXT as the most high-trafficked fairs in the city of Miami.

Director Frej Forsblom of Galerie Forsblom in Finland said, “We are really happy with the results of this year’s fair. We sold more artwork than in 2012 at Art Miami. The quality of Art Miami is steadily improving each year with a higher caliber of galleries and art.”

Hollis Taggart, President of Hollis Taggart Galleries, said, “This year’s Art Miami fair was a huge success in terms of attendance and sales. Our gallery sold 15 works, most all of them to new collectors. This year’s fair had a more international flavor, with sales being made to several European collectors and to South American collectors, which is something new for us. All of our colleagues likewise reported strong sales and everyone came away from this show very pleased. It seems that many collectors who attend the Art Basel show in the Miami Convention Center have ‘discovered’ our Art Miami show, and many came over and bought from this fair. There is no question that Art Miami has a huge momentum, and I suspect this year’s edition broke all records for sales and attendance. Art Miami has become a recognized leader in the world of art fairs and is a force to be reckoned with. ”

Starting with the VIP Preview, art enthusiasts queued up in anticipation of the exhibitions. Throughout the fairs, the pavilions at Art Miami and CONTEXT were filled with some of the biggest names in the art world. From collectors to museums to celebrities to socialites, Art Miami and CONTEXT attracted a considerable number of influencers, including Martin and Audrey Gruss, John and Diane Sculley, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Don and Mera Rubell, Jason Rubell, Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna, Walid Wahad, Larry Williams, Commissioner Patrick Murphy, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Leo and Yvonne Force Villareal, Kim Heirston, Ted and Ruth Baum, Jessica Lichtenstein, Liu Bolin, Beth Lipman, John Henry, Peter Anton, Wendell Castle, Kim Heirston, Asher Edelman, Hadley Martin Fisher, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Jack and Debra Wexler, Jorge and Darlene Pérez, Marco Glaviano, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, Michael and Seren Shvo, Val Kilmer, Manning Sloan, Ambassador Earle Mack, Herr Nilsson, Mr. Brainwash, Julia Jackson, Robert Fader, Jane Wooldridge, Elayne and Marvin Mordes, Arnie and Paola Rosenshein, J. Ricky Ariola, David Sydorick, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Eric and Liz Feder as well as Wilbur and Hilary Geary Ross and Janet Goldman, Chairman of Goldman Properties, with daughter Jessica Goldman Srebnick.

Some of the most prestigious museums in the country attended Art Miami and CONTEXT including Ai Miami International University of Art & Design, The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Armory Art Center, ArtCenter/South Florida, Artview NYC, Society of Four Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, Bass Museum of Art, Boca Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, ArtTable, Brooklyn Museum, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, CORE:, Cornell Fine Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Fine Art Fund Group, The Frost Art Museum, Harvard Business School Club of New York, HistoryMiami, International Chinese Fine Arts Council, Jewish Museum of Florida, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Locust Projects, Lowe Art Museum, Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, McNay Art Museum, Miami Children’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Modern Art, Naples Museum of Art, National Academy Museum, New World School of the Arts, Norton Museum of Art, Norwood Club, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Philbrook Museum of Art, The Phillips Collection, Prospect New Orleans, Rubell Family Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, The Salvador Dali Museum, The Wolfsonian-FIU, University of Maine Museum of Art, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Walker Art Center and Whitespace.

Important curators and museum directors visited and acquired works at the fair including Harry Cooper, Curator and head of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art in Washington; Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection; Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection; Todd Smith, Executive Director, The Tampa Museum; Lowery Sims, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design; Sarah Tanguy, Curator, Art in Embassies; Don Bacigalupi, Director, Crystal Bridges; Stephen Bennett Phillips, Curator and Fine Arts Program Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Whitney Tassle, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts; Lauren Ross, Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Philbrook Musuem of Art; Judy A. Greenberg, Director, The Kreeger Museum; Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Alice Gray Stites, Chief Curator and Director of Art Programming, 21c Museum Hotel Louisville.

Art Miami and CONTEXT respectively showcased an impressive array of innovative installations and exhibitions:
ZOOM IN invited select artists to screen video works that the curatorial team of LaRete Art Projects deemed to be of notable significance. The winner of the 2013 ZOOM IN Award is artist Nicholas Pye represented by the Washington-D.C.-based gallery Curator’s Office. Pye received a check for $2,500.00, and Curator’s Office will receive a complimentary stand in the 2014 edition of CONTEXT.
THINK BIG, curated by LaRete Art Projects, allowed artists to exhibit in the passageways linking the fairs’ pavilions. These installations provided innovative, “big” approaches to artistic vision.
CHECK OUT, curated by LaRete Art Projects, selected provocative installations in areas of highest exposure both inside and outside the entrances to Art Miami and CONTEXT.
Art From Berlin, presented at CONTEXT, offered an insider’s view into Berlin’s influential art scene with a curated exhibition of the city’s contemporary art galleries and institutions, by six contemporary galleries selected by a panel of curators and art critics.

Among the dealers reporting six-and-seven-figure sales were Galerie von Vertes, Galerie Forsblom, Mayoral, Samuel Osborne, Armand Bartos Fine Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, Cernuda Arte, Allan Stone Gallery, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Michael Goedhuis, Antoine Helwaser Gallery, Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, Modernism, McCormick Gallery, DIE Galerie, Mark Borghi Fine Art and others. These included paintings, sculptures, mixed media works and photographs by blue chip artists Francis Bacon, Lynn Chadwick, Gerhard Richter, Xie Aige, Henry Moore, Tom Wesselman, Alex Katz, Sam Francis, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, John Chamberlain, David Hockney, Bernd Venet, Helen Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, Alexander Calder and many others.

A sampling of some sales more than $1 million include a sculpture by Henry Moore; Lucio Fontana’s “Concetto spaziale, Atthese” 3 slashes painting; two Gerhard Richter paintings, one of which “Abstract Work” 1998, oil on canvas, sold for $3 million.

Six-figure sales far surpassed 2012 purchases for paintings, sculptures, photographs and mid-media works by artists such as Francis Bacon, Miguel Barcelo, Fernando Botero, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Marc Chagall, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Andreas Gursky, Keith Haring, Gottfried Helnwein, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, Wilfredo Lam, Sol LeWitt, Valdes Manolo, Heiner Meyer, Norman Mooney, Vik Muniz, Victore Pasmore, A.R. Penck, Richard Prince, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Julian Schnabel, Wayne Thiebaud, Tom Wesselmann and other blue chip artists.

Avid interest in newer and mid-career, cutting edge artists translated into strong sales and sold out series of works by Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Leo Villareal, Gregory Scott, Liu Bolin, Li Hongbo, Formento & Formento, Ruby Anemic, Beth Lipman, Gabi Trinkaus and many others at galleries which included Eli Klein Gallery, CONNERSMITH., Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, KM Fine Arts, Claire Oliver Gallery, Mike Weiss Gallery, De Buck Gallery, Julian Navarro, Heitsch Gallery, Lyons Wier Gallery, Magnan Metz Gallery and numerous others.

There was also tremendous demand for South American and Latin artists such as Gina Pellon, Raul Mazzoni, Enio Iomni, Manolo Valdes, Agustin Cardenas, Cundo Bermudez, Mario Carreno, Wilfredo Lam, Miguel Barcelo and other noted artists.

Miami resident Dennis Scholl, Vice President of the Arts for the Knight Foundation and avid collector of contemporary art for more than three decades, said that since Nick Korniloff took over as director, he has seen the quality of the art improve with more blue chip material. But also important has been the fair’s outreach to the local art community. “It has our namesake in it,” Scholl said. “It’s called Art Miami and it’s been around for a long time, but it has become very welcoming to the community. You have to give Nick credit for getting both of those pieces of the fair right.”

While attending the fairs, VIP attendees enjoyed many exciting, special events:
Guests were welcomed at the Maserati VIP Lounge where they enjoyed casual Italian cuisine and an interactive display of the all-new Quattroporte and the Ghibli S Q4 All-Wheel Drive.
Christie’s International Real Estate hosted a private cocktail reception as company CEO Bonnie Sellers welcomed select clients from around the world to the Maserati VIP Lounge on Friday evening.
Museum professionals and curators enjoyed a brunch in the Maserati VIP Lounge while mingling with art world contemporaries, dealers, Fair Director Nick Korniloff and Curators from LaRete Art Projects.
Guided tours of Art Miami and CONTEXT were led by museum experts.
CONTEXT partnered with One Art Nation to host daily educational symposia presented by leading art experts on specialties including advisory services, art history, trends and appraisals for VIP guests in the CONTEXT VIP Lounge.

“We were delighted to once again welcome the world’s leading international art collectors, influential museum curators, designers, artists and art lovers who flocked to Art Miami and CONTEXT,” said Korniloff, Director and Partner, Art Miami. “We were also quite pleased with the extraordinary sales made throughout the fair – including multiple sold out booths – and the success we had connecting serious collectors with the most prominent galleries from around the globe. We must also acknowledge the extraordinary contributions of our official sponsors: Maserati North America, Christie’s International Real Estate, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Bang & Olufsen, JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami. We cannot wait to continue our tradition offering access to exciting, provocative and challenging works from the world’s greatest artists in the future.”

Art Miami VIP Preview benefiting PAMM 12/3/13

Art Miami VIP Preview benefiting PAMM
art-miami-logo-webTuesday, 12/03/2013, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown Miami – Wynwood
3101 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
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Art Miami VIP Cardholders are invited to a preview benefitting PAMM.

Collectors, curators, artists, art enthusiasts and members of the press are invited to experience an exclusive First View of the highly anticipated Art Miami and CONTEXT Fairs for a cocktail reception benefiting Pérez Art Museum Miami.

This can’t miss event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest works from the emerging, cutting-edge, contemporary and modern art movements prior to the Fairs’ opening to the public the following day.

Aqua Art Miami 12/4/13-12/8/13

Aqua Art Miami
aqua-logo-smallDecember 4-8, 2013
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.aquaartmiami.com

Opening Night / VIP Preview: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 4 to 11 p.m.  Exclusively for VIP cardholders and members of the press
General Admission Dates:
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: One-day fair pass for only Aqua Art Miami $15
Multi-day fair pass for Aqua Art Miami, Art Miami and Context $70

"Aqua embraces emerging talent, acting as an incubator for Context and Art Miami, and introducing collectors and curators to fresh faces whose exciting work complements the pieces by more established artists that they are already displaying," says Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami LLC. "We can now provide our loyal international collector base with opportunities to acquire works of art at the highest level from all categories of the contemporary market."

Aqua also gives Art Miami a foothold on the beach, conveniently serving art collectors, professionals and enthusiasts on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, connected by shuttle buses and multiple-day passes for entrance to all three fairs.

Across the water, the intimate rooms overlooking the Art Deco courtyard of the Aqua Hotel will be transformed by 47 exhibitors, including galleries, artist projects, an educational institution, and winners of the ArtSlant Prize. A widely respected online magazine and network for contemporary art, ArtSlant is holding a yearlong contest to choose several artists from an open call narrowed down by an international panel of art world luminaries. A media lounge will greet visitors to Aqua, and curatorial interventions will confront them at unexpected turns.

The opening of Aqua Art Miami has become the traditional Wednesday destination of influential collectors and art professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s Vernissage at the Convention Center a short walk away. The lively atmosphere encourages many to linger late in the hotel’s inviting open spaces – and this Dec. 4 will be even more festive with entertaining surprises in store.

Art Miami and Context 12/3/13-12/8/13

Art Miami and Context
artmiamiDecember 3-8, 2013
The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
www.art-miami.com
www.contextartmiami.com

Opening Night / VIP Preview: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 5:30 to 10 p.m. 
Benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Exclusively for VIP cardholders and members of the press

General Admission Dates:
Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013,  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7,  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: One-day fair pass for only Art Miami & Context $35 
Multi-day fair pass for Art Miami, Context and Aqua Art Miami  $70

Art Miami Expands Reach And Artistic Range With A Trio Of Fairs During Miami Art Week, December 2013

Miami’s Original Art Fair Unveils Its First Production of Aqua Art Miami at South Beach Hotel and Its Second Edition of Context

Art Miami, the city’s longest-running contemporary and modern art fair, will return for its 24thedition during Art Week, Dec. 3 through Dec. 8, 2013. The anchor fair for the City of Miami has expanded to include two additional contemporary art fairs: Context in a 45,000-square-foot pavilion adjacent to Art Miami in the Wynwood Arts District; and Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel on Collins Avenue in South Beach.

World-renowned for its refined ambience, consummate quality and accessible fdiversity, Art Miami now encompasses all levels of the international contemporary art market: from the modern masterpieces and blue-chip contemporary works at Art Miami, to the cutting-edge pieces by rising and mid-career talents at Context, as well as the latest output from emerging artists ripe for discovery at Aqua Art Miami. The purchase of eight-year-old Aqua during Art Week 2012 brought the perennially popular satellite into the fold of Art Miami LLC, which is retaining Aqua’s relaxed, youthful vibe while providing the amenities, infrastructure and collector base that have become signatures of its other fairs.

On the mainland at the Midtown Miami complex, the juxtaposition of 125 galleries at Art Miami with 65 at Context – hailing from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as from all around the United States – forms a comprehensive art community spanning 250,000 square feet. The 2012 debut of this world-class pairing in the Wynwood Arts District attracted a record-breaking 60,000 visitors and generated sales of more than $50 million.

Art Miami and Context will present a series of special exhibitions curated by Julia Draganović, Elena Forin and Claudia Löffelholz of LaRete Art Projects. Check Out will install captivating and provocative sculptures, displayed by selected exhibitors, in prime positions inside as well as outside, between and in front of, the neighboring pavilions. Think Big will give artists participating in Art Miami space to stretch out in the passageways linking the flagship fair’s three main pavilions, making solo statements bold not only in scale but also in vision and innovation.

Zoom In, the sixth annual Art Video | New Media Lounge, now located at Context, will focus on a single institution specializing in digital and moving images. Five galleries will also be invited to screen video works by artists that LaRete believes warrant a closer look. An independent jury of video art experts will view the pieces onsite and choose one artist to honor with the first annual Zoom In Award on Saturday, Dec. 7. 

Context will once again offer insight into Berlin’s influential art scene with six contemporary galleries selected by a panel of expert curators and art critics. ART FROM BERLIN is presented by the Galleries Association of Berlin (LVBG) – with official support from the municipality of Berlin and the European Union (EU) – which will entertain and enlighten guests at the Berlin Lounge. This microcosm of the global art capital’s dynamic gallery community will include a cross-section of established and emerging exhibitors, each spotlighting two or three artists.

Art Miami and CONTEXT will kick off Art Week on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with the annual must-see VIP Preview, attended by 11,000 art connoisseurs last year. The beneficiary will once again be the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opening concurrently in a grand new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building on the downtown waterfront. This exclusive evening will serve as the first opportunity for discerning collectors to acquire the most coveted works of art available from the 20th and 21st centuries a day before the fairs open to the general public.

Photographs from Aqua Art Miami VIP Preview Opening at Aqua Hotel on 11/5/12

Aqua Art Miami VIP Preview Opening at Aqua Hotel on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

Aqua Art Miami hours are Thursday, Dec. 6th: noon – 9pm, Friday, Dec. 7th-Saturday, Dec. 8th: 11am – 9pm and Sunday, Dec. 9th: 11am – 4pm.  Aqua Art Miami is located at the Aqua Hotel at 530 Collins Avenue,Miami Beach, FL  33139.

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Art Miami After Party at BAC 12/8/12

Art Miami VIP After Party @ BAC
December 8, 2012, 7-11pm
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St
Miami, FL 33127

$10 Admission; Free for BAC Members, Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami VIP card holders/exhibitors

Bakehouse Art Complex hosts The Official 2012 VIP after-party for Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami!

BAC Artists’ studios will be open along with two exhibitions on view.
Enjoy Becks Pilsner, Jordan Wine, and Arizona Lemon Fizz along with entertainment by DJ V and Leo Casino.

Art Miami VIP After-Party at BAC 12/8/12

Art Miami VIP After-Party @ BAC
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, Florida 33127
$10 Admission; Free for BAC Members and Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Cardholders and exhibitors

Enjoy cocktails, savory fare, and live entertainment.

Exhibitions on view:
If a tree falls, a chain reaction… (Audrey Love Gallery)
Take Me Home (Swenson Gallery)

The Pious Pig Restaurant Group at SCOPE Art Miami during Art Basel 12/3/12-12/9/12

The Pious Pig Restaurant Group at SCOPE Art Miami during Art Basel
December 3rd through December 9th, 2012
SCOPE Art Miami
110 N.E. 36 St. at Midtown Blvd
Miami, Florida 33137

TPPRG_Logo_LongWith the addition of Acme Bakery & Coffee to its repertoire, The Pious Pig Restaurant Group (TPPRG) has officially been formed. TPPRG at this point includes The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, current and future Phuc Yea! undertakings and, now, Acme Bakery & Coffee.

Comprised by Alejandro Ortiz, Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata, this dynamic threesome is hell-bent on creating compelling food and beverage concepts intent on stirring Miami’s culinary pot.

Determined to make a splash, what better way to introduce TPPRG as a local restaurant group than during Art Basel Miami festivities? TPPRG will be setting up shop at the SCOPE Art Miami tent as the official caterers for the event. They will be showcasing their three popular concepts – The Federal, Acme Bakery & Coffee and Phuc Yea! – to snowbirds, art aficionados and art exhibitors in a 100,000 square foot tent located in the heart of Miami’s Midtown mixed used complex. TPPRG will also be introducing their Phuc Mei! pop up bar adjacent to Phuc Yea! Clearly this group is not lacking in the sense of humor department.

In addition to showcasing TPPRG to the art elite, the SCOPE Miami tent will be sponsored by VH1. Phuc Yea! and Phuc Mei! will be providing music and art enthusiasts alike their eats and drinks within the VH1 pavillion for the duration of the event.

The SCOPE Miami Official Party will be Presented by Vh1 and feature groundbreaking You Oughta Know musical talent from Vh1’s impressive roster, alongside SCOPE & Vh1 co-curated visual work.

Matching Set Verge Art Miami Beach Opening Night Showcase 12/6/12

Matching Set Verge Art Miami Beach Opening Night Showcase
Dec 6, 6-10pm
Pocket-of-Lollipops-Live-photoESSEX House
1001 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Matching Set: Last year Pocket of Lollipops duo Maite and Tony brought you the mind-expanding Cashmere Kitty. This year, they are joining forces with Verge Art Fair for their opening night Art Party to produce Matching Set, an unruffled line up of musical acts Datamouth, Cog Nomen, Pocket of Lollipops and DJ Jiriki.

Posh Punk Duo Maitejosune Urrechaga & Tony Kapel from Pocket of Lollipops bring to you another combination of their artshmaltz. These two have been know for their installations and music performances together. Individually Maite is a visual artist and Tony is a writer. When these two forces combine they marry iconic tones. Past events have included: “Cashmere Kitties,” “Snowcone in the Stairs,” “It’s Okay to Cross now,” and “The Halls Ways.” These events have ranged from Live Paper Ball Fights, feeding the audience lollipops, and creating and coloring masks to chase snails. For this special performance, Maite describes her goal as helping the audience to “imagine drizzles steel pressing themselves into your being.”

Datamouth is the moniker of Chris Salazar, an artist and musician originally from Santiago, Chile who currently lives in Miami, FL. Salazar’s musical background is diverse: guitarist in the influential South Florida punk band Milkshed in the 1990’s and early 2000’s; guitarist in the instrumental rock band Vidavox (described as an amalgam of jazz, progressive rock, jam band, & math rock) in the early-mid 2000’s; and performer/collaborator in various other musical projects. Additionally, video game soundtracks and Freestyle music were among the earliest electronic influences on Salazar. His approach to electronic music is atypical in that his tracks often evolve from melodies written on guitar. Although Salazar is a senior art director professionally, outside of work, he continues to work in art by constantly drawing, designing, photographing + film-making, and creating music.

Cog Nomen is made up of Guitarist, Buffalo Brown and drummer, Brave Ulysses, both of whom have been staples in the Miami live music scene for a better part of the last decade. Cog Nomen’s music is part electro-pop with an good dose of psychedelic ambient rock-scapes (Imagine Pink Floyd jamming with Daft Punk at Brian Eno’s house). Each of their songs constructs a familiar place with spry rhythms, lush textures and engaging hooks without the safety net of plug-ins or pre-recorded sequences favored by laptop musicians. Their debut album Even The Odd was recorded live during the summer of 2011 while facing each other in the recording studio. Recently they have been at it again with their unique twist of psychedelic and pop music- releasing their second album titled “The End Of Knowing (As We Know It)” in CD and MP3 format on August 1st. The Cog Nomen sound is so raw yet refined that its instantly familiar while exuberantly fresh and unpredictab

JIRIKI JiRiKi is an Atlanta based artist who grew up playing in different psychadelic jam bands, then enrolled into the electronic music production program at SAE institute in Miami which paved the way to her first EDM project as JiRiKi, which started in July of 2011. Sets and production include a fusion of Dubstep, Drumstep, Drum and Bass, Electro, Trip Hop, and Glitch.

The Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami 12/4/12-12/9/12

The Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilions
VIP Preview – Tuesday, December 4 – 5:30pm-10pm (VIP and media only)
Wednesday, December 5,  11am-7pm
Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm
Friday, December 7, 11am-9pm
Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm
Sunday, Decmber 9, 11am-6pm
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
www.art-miami.com

Anchor art fair to the city of Miami, Art Miami, the premiere international modern and contemporary art fair, and the inaugural CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami’s newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair, will kick off Miami Art Week with the season’s most eagerly anticipated cultural event, their highly acclaimed Opening Night VIP Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. which this year will benefit the Miami Art Museum.

World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries. This year, Art Miami will be joined by its new sister art fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, focusing on emerging and cutting-edge contemporary art featuring 65 of the world’s most prestigious galleries in an elegant pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami, creating a virtual “city of art” for the thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists from around the globe that descend upon Miami.

This Opening Night VIP Preview will serve as the first opportunity for international VIP art collectors, curators, and connoisseurs to acquire the most important contemporary, modern, cutting-edge and emerging art, a day before the Fairs open to the general public. During the very special event, Art Miami LLC will present a generous donation to the Miami Art Museum which is renowned for its dedication to showcasing some of the most influential international art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Miami Art Museum will host a specially curated on-site booth in the Art Miami Pavilion for the duration of the Fair, with information about next year’s reopening of MAM as the Pérez Art Museum Miami in a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility alongside Biscayne Bay. The Pérez Art Museum Miami will open in downtown Miami’s Museum Park as a world-class museum for the city’s thriving community of artists, designers, collectors and its avid and growing art-engaged public.

The Miami Art Museum will also allow entrance to all Art Miami and CONTEXT VIPs to the MAM ‘Party on the Plaza’, the anticipated and invitation-only event on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 7-11pm.  Art Miami VIP cardholders will also enjoy free museum admission during regular museum hours throughout the Fair.

Art Miami and CONTEXT will also serve as the presenting sponsors of the MAM Contemporaries Art Fair Survival Party on Nov. 16, 2012. MAM Contemporaries members will receive Art Fair Survival Kits with event invitations, VIP passes to Miami Art Week’s can’t-miss fairs, and giveaways.

“We are excited to partner with the Miami Art Museum, this year’s beneficiary for the Art Miami and CONTEXT Opening Night VIP Preview,” says Nicholas Korniloff, Director and Partner of Art Miami and CONTEXT. “Our organization and our participating galleries share an understanding of the need to raise awareness surrounding next year’s re-opening of the Miami Art Museum as the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and we are happy to utilize the Fairs and our exclusive VIP preview as a conduit to create awareness and help raise significant funds for the museum.”

“We are excited to introduce the new Pérez Art Museum Miami to the international art community at Art Miami” says MAM Director Thom Collins.” Art Miami has always been very supportive of our institution and the local scene, and we are grateful to have such a generous partner.”

Art Miami Participating Galleries
101 / Exhibit | Miami; Abby M. Taylor Fine Art | Greenwich; Adrian Sassoon | London; Alan Cristea Gallery | London; Aldo de Sousa Gallery | Buenos Aires; Alpha Gallery | Boston; Alfredo Ginocchio | Mexico; Allan Stone Gallery | New York; Antoine Helwaser | New York; Arcature Fine Art | Palm Beach; Armand Bartos Fine Art | New York; Art Forum Ute Barth | Zurich; Arthur Roger Gallery | New Orleans; Art Nouveau Gallery | Miami; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; Barry Friedman | New York; Bolsa De Arte | Porto Alegre; Blue Leaf Gallery | Dublin; Bridgette Mayer Gallery | Philadelphia; C. Grimaldis Gallery | Baltimore; Catherine Edelman | Chicago; Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Christopher Cutts Gallery | Toronto; Claire Oliver Gallery | New York; Connersmith. | Washington; DC; Contessa Gallery | Cleveland; Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London; Cynthia-Reeves | New York; Dai Ichi Arts; Ltd. | New York; David Klein Gallery | Birmingham; David Lusk Gallery | Memphis; David Richard Gallery | Santa Fe; De Buck Gallery | New York; Dean Project | New York; Denise Bibro Fine Art | New York; DeVera.Iglesias | Miami; Dillon Gallery | New York; Dot Fiftyone Gallery | Miami; Douglas Dawson | Chicago; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Durham Press | Durham; Eckert Fine Art | Millerton; Eli Klein Fine Art | New York; Evelyn Aimis Fine Art | Miami; Fama Gallery | Verona; Ferrin Gallery | Pittsfield; Galería Patricia Ready | Santiago; Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki; Galerie Kleindienst | Leipzig; Galerie Olivier Waltman | Paris; Galerie Peter Zimmermann | Mannhein; Galerie Renate Bender | Munich; Galerie Terminus | Munich; Galerie Von Braunbehrens | Munich; Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom | Umeå; Galleria Bianconi | Milan; Galleria D’Arte Contini | Venice; Goya Contemporary | Baltimore; Hackelbury Fine Art | London; Haunch of Venison | New York; Heller Gallery | New York; Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York; Jackson Fine Art | Atlanta; James Barron Art | South Kent; Jenkins Johnson Gallery | New York; Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte; JGM. Galerie | Paris; Jim Kempner Fine Art | New York; Joel Soroka Gallery | Aspen; Juan Ruiz Gallery | Miami; June Kelly Gallery | New York; KM Fine Arts | Chicago; Kreisler Art Gallery | Madrid; Lausberg Contemporary | Düsseldorf; Leila Heller Gallery | New York; Leon Tovar Gallery | New York; Leslie Sacks Contemporary | Santa Monica; Leslie Smith Gallery | Amsterdam; Lisa Sette Gallery | Scottsdale; Lyons Wier Gallery | New York; Magnan Metz Gallery | New York; Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc | New York; Mayoral Galeria D’Art | Barcelona; McCormick Gallery | Chicago; Michael Goedhuis | London; Michael Schultz Gallery | Berlin; Mike Weiss Gallery | New York; Mindy Solomon Gallery | St. Petersburg; Modernbook Gallery | San Francisco; Modernism Inc. | San Francisco; Nancy Hoffman Gallery | New York; Nicholas Metivier Gallery | Toronto; Nikola Rukaj Gallery | Toronto; Nohra Haime Gallery | New York; Now Contemporary | Miami; Osborne Samuel | London; Pace Prints | New York; Pan American Art Projects | Miami; Paul Thiebaud Gallery | San Francisco; Peter Fetterman Gallery | Santa Monica; Piece Unique | Paris; Priveekollektie Contemporary Art & Design | Heusden; Rosenbaum Contemporary | Boca Raton; Rudolf Budja Gallery LLC | Miami; Santa Giustina | Lucca; Schantz Galleries | Stockbridge; Schuebbe Projects | Düsseldorf; Scott White Contemporary Art | La Jolla; Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art | Cleveland; Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art | New York; Spanierman Modern | New York; Sundaram Tagore | New York; Talento / Guijarro de Pablo | Mexico City; Unix Contemporary | London; Vincent Vallarino Fine Art | New York; Waterhouse & Dodd Ltd | London; Westwood Gallery | New York; Wetterling Gallery | Stockholm; William Shearburn Gallery | St. Louis; Woolff Gallery | London; Yares Art Projects | Santa Fe; Zadok Gallery | Miami; Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc. | Chicago

CONTEXT Participating Galleries
AJLart | Berlin; Atlas Gallery | London; Aureus Contemporary | Providence; Bankrobber Gallery | London; Berlin Lounge by LVBG | Berlin; Beth Urdang Gallery | Boston; Black Square Gallery | Miami; Cancio Contemporary | Bal Harbour; Centro De Edicion | San Martin; ClampArt | New York; Connersmith. | Washington; DC; Contemporary by Angela Li | Hong Kong; Curator’s Office | Washington; DC; Dialogue Space Gallery | Beijing; Dmitriy Semenov Gallery | Saint-Petersburg; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Studio City; Frederieke Taylor Gallery | New York; FREIGHT + VOLUME | New York; Gaga Gallery | Seoul; Galeria Enrique Guerrero | Mexico City; Galeria Ferran Cano | Palma de Mallorca; Galeria Sicart | Barcelona; Galerie cubus-m | Berlin; Galerie Kornfeld | Berlin; Galerie Leroyer | Montreal; Galerie Paris – Beijing | Paris; Galerie Richard | Paris; Gering & Lopéz Gallery | New York; Glaz Gallery | Moscow; Hamiltonian Gallery | Wachington; DC; J. Cacciola Gallery | New York; Jennifer Kostuik Gallery | Vancouver; Kasia Kay Art Projects | Chicago; Kavachnina Contemporary | Miami; Kit Schulte Contemporary Art | Berlin; Kunst Limited | San Jose; Licht Feld | Basel; Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery | Santo Domingo; Lyons Wier Gallery | New York; Magnan Metz Gallery | New York; Marcia Wood Gallery | Atlanta; The McLoughlin Gallery | San Francisco; Merry Karnowsky Gallery | Los Angeles; Morgen Contemporary | Berlin; Nina Menocal Gallery | Mexico; NOMAD Gallery | Brussels; Packer Schopf Gallery | Chicago; Patricia Conde Galería | Mexico City; Porter Contemporary | New York; Praxis International Art | New York; Robert Klein Gallery | Boston; Robert Mann Gallery | New York; Stewart Gallery | Boise; Swedish Photography | Berlin; Traeger & Pinto Arte Contemporaneo | Mexico; The Proposition | New York; Torbandena | Trieste; Unix Contemporary | London; Varnish Fine Art | San Francisco; Villa del Arte galleries | Barcelona; White Room Art System | Positano; Witzenhausen Gallery | Amsterdam; z2o Galleria | Rome; Zadok Gallery | Miami; zone B | Berlin

Sponsors & Partners
Art Miami’s generous 2012 Sponsors and Partners – Sponsored by: Christie’s International Real Estate, Official Luxury Real Estate Partner of Art Miami, Epic Miami, A Kimpton Hotel, Official Luxury Hotel of Art Miami, Haute Living, IXPLU, Rums of Puerto Rico, Official Partners: Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau,  Art From Berlin, LaRete Art Projects, Heineken, Bootlegger 21 NY Vodka, Société Perrier, Flavorpill, The Miami Herald, Kushner Moving Group, ARTLOG, Puerto Rico Does It, Midtown Miami

Image: Catherine Nelson, Future Memories – 07, 2010, Forster, Size A: 150x150cm, Edition: 7, Size B: 100x100cm, Edition: 7, Image: Courtesy of Galerie Paris – Beijing

Christie’s BePart Miami Art Auction Benefiting American Friends of The Bambi Homes Colombia 10/25/12

Christie’s for BePart Miami Art Auction
Thursday, October 25th from 6:30pm-9:30pm
u0017313kinMoore Building
4040 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

Please RSVP to bepart@liaisonscorporation.com
For ticket purchase via PayPal
For more information
Hope to see you all at BePart!

Christie’s auction house has partnered with the non-profit organization, American Friends of The Bambi Homes Colombia, to present an art auction fundraiser featuring an exclusive selection of artworks donated by renowned Colombian artists such as Miller Lagos, Maria Fernanda Cardozo, Manuel Hernández, Hugo Zapata, Luis Fernando Peláez, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Fanny Sanín and María de la Paz Jaramillo.

We would like to invite you to Miami’s Design District for Be Part Miami 2012

Complimentary valet parking.

Verge Art Miami Beach 12/6-9/12

Verge Art Miami Beach
December 6-9, 2012
Friday & Saturday, 7 – 8 December, Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, 9 December, Noon to 6 pm
The Essex House and Clevelander Hotels
1001 Collins Ave. & 1020 Ocean Drive @ 10th St. (across from the Wolfsonian)
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Opening Night Party – Buy Tickets, Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 6:00pm To 10pm
Free Admission Fri-Sun

Verge Art Fair is an international exposition of new contemporary and emerging art held annually concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. Launched in 2009, the fair defies convention as a unique exposition of artists and the galleries who represent them. This year Verge introduces two new initiatives for its Miami Beach edition: Light Assembly, a pilot video art, film and architecture exposition program and Art Pages, a publication in partnership with the renowned VANlist email announcement service, slated for citywide distribution during Art Basel.

Verge Art Miami Beach 2012 Exhibitors & Room Locations

Gallery Exhibitors Antidote, Chicago & Brooklyn, NY – V1 // Team Art!, Chicago, IL – V6 // Broadway Gallery, New York, NY- V3 // Isis Gallery, London, UK – V5 // tART Artists, New York, NY // Peanut Gallery, Chicago, IL- V1 // MB & Associates presents Tyson Hall, New York, NY – V4 // Van Brabson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN // Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL – V1 PROJECT SPACE EXHIBITORS Matthew Conboy, Pittsburgh, PA – V12 // Katya Grokhovsky, Brooklyn, NY – V23 // Sri Prabha, Miami, FL – V7 // Kim Russo, Los Angeles, CA – V22 // Piper O’Neill, Seattle, WA – V9 // Elena Bulatova, Oceanside, CA – V11 // Ei Jane Lin, Chicago, IL – V17 // Mary Larsen, Miami, FL – V16 // Allen Vandever, Chicago, IL – V13 // Olivia Boa, Givisiez, Switzerland – V19 // Bernard Bahr, Riverside, IL – V19 // Istvan Szil, Long Island City, Queens, NY – V15 // Jono Vaughan, Tampa, FL – V20 // Nava Waxman, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada – V21 // Daniel Stanford, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – V20 // Victoria Genberg, Washington, DC – V23 // Craig Paul Nowak – Cowbird Collective, Detroit, MI – V8 // Sona Holman, Austin, TX – V10 // Johanna Evans-Colley, Brooklyn, NY – V17 // Ultra Violet, New York, NY – V15 // Shannon Estlund, Columbia Heights, MN – V16 // Gina Martynova, Yonkers, NY – V13 // Katarzyna Derda, Mt. Prospect, IL – V16 // Katherrine Blackburne, New York, NY – V14 // John LaMacchia, New York, NY – Lobby // Bryan Boomershine, Chicago, IL – V18 // Sasha Surkoya, Miami, FL – V11 // Anna Paola Pizzocaro, New York, NY – V22 // Viddo Lena, New York, NY – V14 // Jennifer Martin, London, UK – V21

Tomorrow Stars Miami 2012 Exhibiting Artists & Works: Anita Cruz-Eberhard, Brooklyn, NY, “Disaster Blanket Hurricane (Irene),” 2011. // August Krogan-Roley, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, “Falciform Tie,” 2012. // Mia Kaplan, Lacombe, LA, “Among the Bromeliads.” // Anvita Jain, Brooklyn, NY, “Cityscape,” 2012. // Maria Marta Radman, Gentilly, France, “EGO vs EGO #2,” 2011. // Noa Leshem-Gradus, Manhattan, NY, “I and It,” 2011. // Bianca Pratorius, Miami, FL, “Untitled,” 2012. // Jason Covert, Brooklyn, NY, “Time of Men: River Island,” 2010. // Yonatan Ullman, Tel Aviv, Israel, “Rudgum,” 2011. // Romy Maloon, Atlanta, GA, “Wild Dogs Stumble Upon the Ladies of Flies,” 2012. // Derrick Santini, London, UK, “Inverse Red Pole,” 2012. // Jamal de Jong, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, “Disappearing Soundwaves,” 2012. // Chris Kienke, Savannah, GA, “Hot Rod Rider,” 2011.

Aqua Art Miami 12/5-9/12

Aqua Art Miami
December 6 – 9
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
aquaartmiami.com

VIP Preview Opening: Wednesday, December 5, 2012; 7:30 – 11pm
Public Hours:
Thursday, December 6: noon – 9pm
Friday, December 7: 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 8: 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 9: 11am – 4pm

Featured Programs:
• Livers: REMIX — a performance by Atalanta-based artist Lauri Stallings and her performance art troupe Glo. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (during Aqua’s VIP Preview Opening) and Friday, December 7, 2012
• Museum Day, Thursday, December 6, 2012: noon – 9:00pm (free entry to the fair for all art museum members worldwide — just show your museum membership card)

General Admission: $10 (good for re-entry for the duration of the fair)
Free Admission with Aqua VIP Card, Art Basel VIP Card or Art Basel Press Pass
Free Catalog with Admission

Aqua Art Miami is proud to announce “Destination Super Eight” – its 8th consecutive installment in Miami Beach this December. Over the years, the fair has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-mid career artists. With innovative special programming, which features performance art, and the collective exchange of ideas by 45 exhibiting galleries from North and South America, as well as Japan, Aqua12 will surely pack yet another powerful punch during Art Basel Week.

Aqua’s curatorial commitment is complemented by the unique art fair setting of a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard. The surroundings have become a favorite gathering spot not only for relaxation during the busy Art Basel Week, but also as a place to exchange and disseminate new contemporary art ideas. And with its close proximity to the main Art Basel fair, Aqua Art Miami has consistently been ranked among the top satellite art events by collectors, artists, curators, critics and the art loving public alike.

Throughout its tenure, Aqua Art Miami has been a great supporter of not-for-profit art organizations. With the success of its inaugural Museum Day in 2011, Aqua12 is expanding the second installment of the event to include not only local art institutions, but all art museums worldwide. On Thursday, December 6th, from noon – 9pm, in an effort to promote membership sign-ups and public support for the arts, the fair will grant free entry to all art museum membership card holders for the day. Aqua12 would like to invite all not-for-profit art organizations, within the US and abroad, to participate and take this cross-organizational collaborative opportunity to drive membership sign-ups and renewals, as well as to promote even more support for the arts in their own communities.

This year, visitors to Aqua12 will also be able to experience a uniquely comprehensive arts programming, at the core of which is the work of Atlanta-based artist Lauri Stallings and her performance art troupe Glo. Livers: REMIX is a 4-hour continuous work that conducts an entire precarious world between the performers and the city of Miami Beach. It begins at Aqua as a physical installation of choreographed gestures in a state of being together, and continues in migratory form along the pedestrian arteries of Collins Avenue, for a highly physical contemporary performance in a public space, sculpted as an “arena of exchange.” Lauri Stallings’ physical language, influenced by the philosophies of Ohad Naharin’s “gaga” system, Nicolas Bourriaud’s relational aesthetics and situational experiments, enervates and explores the spontaneous collaborations that arise when public members interact with performers to participate in the realization of this piece, which will be performed in the evenings of Wednesday, December 5th (Aqua’s VIP Preview Opening) and Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Exhibitors
Alida Anderson Art Projects Washington Dc > Artslant Los Angeles > Autobody/Jacqueline Cooper Fine Art Oakland > Awol Gallery Toronto > Blunt Toronto > C-Arte / Solange Guez + Arte Contemporaneo Buenosaires > Circa Gallery Minneapolis > Eileen Braziel& New Mexico Arts Santafe > Eleanor Harwood Gallery San Francisco > Ernest G. Welch Schoolof Art & Design Atlanta > Froelick Gallery Portland > Galerie Sas Montreal > George Lawson Gallery Los Angeles > Get This! Gallery Atlanta > Ghostprint Gallery Richmond > J. Fergeson Gallery Farmville > Lonsdale Gallery Toronto > Lyons Wier Gallery Newyork > Mayer Fine Art Norfolk > Morton Fine Art (MFa) Washington Dc > Pele Prints St. Louis > Projects Gallery Philadelphia > Prole Drift Seattle > Rice Polak Gallery Provincetown > Robert Henry Contemporary Brooklyn > Saltworks Atlanta > Seager Gray Gallery Mill Valley > Soil Artist Run Gallery Seattle > Spiralis Ventures Basking Ridge > Susan Eley Fine Art Newyork > Systema Gallery Osaka > The Tappan Collective Losangeles > Taylor De Cordoba Losangeles > Thomas Robertello Gallery Chicago > Toomey Tourell San Francisco > Valerie Goodman Gallery Newyork > What It Is Oak Park > Whitespace Gallery Atlanta > William Baczek Fine Arts Northampton > Zia Gallery Chicago

I heART Miami Celebrating Women in the Arts 4/28/12

I heART Miami – Celebrating Women in the Arts
4/28/12, 6:30-9:30pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center:
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami
www.TheDivaLoungeNYC.com

Join The Diva Lounge & Sisters in Motion as we celebrate premier women in the arts!