Art Basel Event, Lounge and Art Exhibition at Boulan South Beach 12/3-4/10

Young Patrons Of The Louvre And Mam Contemporaries Together With Quintessentially Celebrate XXXX Magazine’s Forthcoming Issue At Art Basel Miami Beach
Boulan South Beach
220 21st Street, Miami Beach
VIP Opening Party Friday, December 3rd 5-10PM
Lounge, Art Exhibition, Performance Artist Saturday, December 4th 2-9PM
Please RSVP for the grand opening VIP event on Friday, December 3rd to Nicole@amgwagency.com

The Young Patrons Circle of American Friends of the Louvre (AFL) and the Contemporaries of the Miami Art Museum will be celebrating XXXX Magazine’s forthcoming issue, Voyeur, with an exhibition on the theme of voyeurism featuring contemporary art as well as the magazine’s latest fashion film and video art productions in a two day exhibit launching the evening of December 3, 2010 at Art Basel Miami Beach. The exhibition will take place in the heart of South Beach at Boulan South Beach, a new luxury condominium opening in January 2011.

Anne Huntington, Founder of AMH Industries, has been invited to curate the contemporary art exhibition. Gary Krimershmoys, Managing Director of Quintessentially Art LLC, will be a creative contributor to the exhibition’s content. Video art will be curated by Indira Cesarine, Creative Director of XXXX Magazine, in collaboration with film-maker/curator Konstantinos Menelaou.

The opening event will take place December 3 with a VIP Reception from 5 to 7pm followed by the exhibition launch party from 7 to 10pm. The exhibition will be open to the general public on Saturday, December 4 from 2 to 9pm. The Young Contemporaries of the Miami Art Museum will be presenting a showcase of performance art on December 4. A percentage of proceeds from the works of art sold will aid AFL’s efforts in supporting contemporary art at the Musée du Louvre. Valet parking is available at Boulan South Beach.

Support and Sponsors Support for this event has been provided for by Boulan South Beach, AMG Worldwide, Quintessentially, Quintessentially Art, XXXX Magazine, AMH Industries, the Miami Art Museum Contemporaries, Young Patrons Circle of American Friends of the Louvre and Rice Catering.

The Young Patrons Circle of American Friends of the Louvre (www.aflouvre.org) and the Young Contemporaries of the Miami Art Museum will be co-hosting the launch of XXXX Magazine’s forthcoming issue “Voyeur” at Art Basel Miami Beach. The latest video art films from XXXX Magazine will premier at the event in a video art installation. In celebration of the new issue, AFL and XXXX Magazine have commissioned Anne Huntington to conceive of an exhibition of contemporary art around the concept of “voyeur” which will be on view at the launch. Quintessentially Art’s Gary Krimershmoys, who has run UBS’s VIP client’s educational tours of Art Basel Miami Beach for the past two years, will be serving as an curatorial advisor to the exhibition.

The American Friends of the Louvre (AFL) was founded by the Musée du Louvre in 2002 to strengthen ties between the Louvre and its American public, and to formalize the long-standing generosity of American patrons. Since 1793, the Louvre has welcomed new and emerging artists into its halls to follow in the footsteps of their great predecessors. In 2003, the Louvre initiated a new dialogue between the art of today and its permanent collection by inviting artists to present or create works inspired by the museum and its collections. This policy has established a connection and new resonance between the art of the past and contemporary creation. Recent commissions include works by Mike Kelley, Candida Höfer, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois and Willem de Kooning.

XXXX MAGAZINE, (xxxxmagazine.com or 4x-magazine.com), launched in 2009, is a multimedia publication showcasing established and emerging talent in contemporary art, film, photography, fashion and music. Each issue is brought together through the collaboration of over 100 creative contributors, presenting 20 – 30 original multimedia productions revolving around a specific theme. Recent contributors include Mr Brainwash, Ultra Violet, Moby, Elisa Sighicelli, Nick Hackworth, Heidi Lee, Patrik Andersson, Indira Cesarine, Nathaniel Rackowe and Sweat Shoppe, among many others. Multimedia works from the launch issue of XXXX Magazine were showcased at Visionaires Gallery in Paris from January 28 – February 11, 2010. Productions from the second issue premiered at AFL’s “Soiree au Louvre” in a video art installation at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Anne Huntington is the founder of AMH Industries, LLC – a full service art advisory and curatorial company. She independently produces exhibitions including ‘4 Sale’ a collaboration between Aneta Bartos, Elle Muliarchyk, Yana Toyber, and Martynka Wawrzyniak, which was featured in the November 2010 Art Issue of W Magazine; ‘An Endless Summer’, which debuted new works by the Australian artist, Anna Coroneo; ‘Pretty Young Things,’ a salon-style show of 23 emerging artists, which successfully attracted over 500 collectors, critics, curators and art lovers. She works with artists on solo and group projects. She connected four artists to the Bicycle Film Festival’s installation at the Damon Dash Gallery and has worked closely with Tools for Thought on events such as the Haiti benefit at Sotheby’s and for HomeBase where she curated a group show in a private residence. She worked on the highly lauded 2005 Robert Smithson retrospective at the Whitney Museum and at David Zwirner. She is the New York Communications Manager at Phillips & Company.

Gary Krimershmoys is the Managing Director of Quintessentially Art LLC (quintessentiallyart.com), a global art advisory firm, with offices in NY and London. Within the company, Gary works with a global clientele, which includes private international collectors, as well as corporations like UBS. This year Gary has curated exhibitions including ‘Motion Deconstructed’ in NYC, and 2 projects for Mironova Gallery one a 2 month pop up gallery in Bridgehampton, NY and the gallery’s booth at Art Moscow 2010. He will also be curating a project space within Art Pam Beach in Jan 10, which will showcase emerging Russian and CIS artists, as well as Moderating a talk on the state of Russian Contemporary art and the it’s engagement with the wider world.

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American Friends of the Louvre hopes to continue encouraging contemporary artists to be inspired by the Louvre’s extensive collections on this side of the Atlantic. In partnering together, the YPC of American Friends of the Louvre, the Miami Art Museum Young Contemporaries, XXXX Magazine and Quintessentially hope to bring to Art Basel a unique exhibition on the theme of “voyeur”.

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