Thursday, May 3, 2012

Newest NY art weekend!!!

Gearing up for a GREAT art weekend 2012 ...

Frieze Art Fair - Randall’s Island
Frieze New York presents the most forward-thinking galleries from around the globe, bringing an international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene in New York.

PULSE Art Fair - The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street Chelsea (between 7th and 6th Aves)
PULSE Art Fair's signature Pulse Projects program is committed to the presentation and promotion of audience-engaging large-scale sculptures, installations and performances. Pulse Projects is part of our continuing mission to link an international roster of premier contemporary galleries and artists with local cultural institutions, communities and audiences.

NADA - Center 548, 548 West 22nd St (between 10th and 11th Aves)
The New Art Dealers Alliance is proud to announce that for the first time in its eight-year history, NADA will present a fair in New York City, as NADA NYC takes place May 4th through May 7th, 2012. This inaugural edition will showcase over 60 international galleries from 24 cities representing 11 countries.

Many gallery openings, museum special events, parties ...

... if there is time
VERGE 159 Bleeker Street in Greenwich Village

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Los Angeles ...

...great art and fairs to look forward to!!!

The Los Angeles Art Show (LAAS),
January 18 - 22, 2012
the premier and most significant art fair in the Western United States will return to the L.A. Convention Center.

The largest and most eclectic such event on the West Coast offering Old Master, Impressionist, modern, and contemporary works and sponsored by the Fine Art Dealers Association. This annual show is expected to draw about 130 exhibitors from around the world for its 17th edition.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary,
January 19–22, 2012.

in its third year, is the International Contemporary Art fair of the West Coast.

After a successful 2011 edition, the art fair returns to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, a known arts venue with 40,000 square feet of exhibition space and soaring 40 foot ceilings. The fair presents 70 top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy.

... gallery openings, events and a lot of creativeness happening
- please check back for details!!!

Too many art fairs ... never!

Art Miami
31st Street and Northeast First Avenue, Miami;; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $15 one-day pass, $20 multi-day pass.

Pulse Art Fair
The Ice Palace, 1400 N. Miami Ave., Miami;; 1-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday; $15, $10 students and seniors.

Scope Miami Art Show,
2951 NE First Ave, Miami;; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Soho Studios, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami. $15, $10 students.

Aqua Art Miami
NE 25th St., Miami (at North Miami Avenue);; 1-7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $15.

Deauville Resort, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;; 2-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Free

Fountain Miami Art Fair
2505 N. Miami Ave., Miami;; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday; $5.
INK Miami, Dorchester Hotel, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;; Noon-7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Free.

Design Miami
39th Street and Northeast First Ct., Miami;; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $20, $10 students and seniors.


Graffiti Gone Global
3252 NE First Ave., Miami;; free

Verge Art Fair
Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,; Noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

FoCi Art Fair
3000 N. Miami Ave., Miami;; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.; $10

Photo Miami
3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami;; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; $20, $15 students and seniors.

Pool Art Fair
Cavalier Hotel, 1320 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach;; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday with vernissage 6-10 p.m. Friday; $10; $20 vernissage.

Red Dot Fair
Northeast First Avenue at 32nd Street, Miami;; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; $10 one-day pass, $20 week pass.

Sculpt Miami Art Fair
46 NW 36th St., Miami;; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $5.

Zones Art Fair
47 NE 25th St., Miami; ; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday. Free.

Art Basel Satellite Fairs

From Art Miami to Scope to Zoom, alternative shows bring variety to Basel week

Art Basel Miami Beach can be described by several superlatives for its place in South Florida's art world: It's the biggest and most widely advertised art fair. It presents the most expensive works. And measured against other art events, it attracts the most collectors and gallerists.

Yet the main attraction at the Miami Beach Convention Center is just one of more than a dozen satellites spread across Miami Beach and Miami's Wynwood and Midtown neighborhoods that transform early December into an art bonanza.

Several vast, temporary tents spread through Midtown, which has become a can't-miss destination for the art crowds.

Celebrating its 10th year in Miami, contemporary Scope Miami moves back to Midtown this year - it had relocated to Wynwood in 2009 - in a 70,000-square-foot space for 62 galleries that range from local gems such as Miami's Spinello Gallery (showing interdisciplinary artist Agustina Woodgate, whose work investigates the relationship between childhood dreams and adult socialization) to newcomers such as Berlin's Dada Post, which is exhibiting internationally for the first time. There is also mainstay Christopher Genry Gallery from New York, which will feature work by Olek, a Polish-American artist known for her vast installations of fiber and crochet.

“It's great to be back in Midtown so we can have synergy with fairs such as Bridge and Art Asia,” says Scope director Mollie White. “We're also making use of the iPhone Collectrium application this year. You can take a picture of an image, and it recognizes that image and pulls up all the information on that artist and gallery.”

The geographically and culturally themed Art Asia, which shares Scope's tent, will host dozens of galleries from Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, including Shanghai's Feizi Gallery, which will present “Li Xin's Ecstasy,” an eye-popping mixed-media installation that depicts the life of a virtual human.

Miami's most venerable fair is Art Miami. Now in its 21st year, it will display works from 100 international galleries in a 100,000-square-foot Midtown space.

Across the causeway at the South Seas Hotel, a short walk from Art Basel Miami Beach, Zoom Contemporary Art Fair will also take an intimate, thematic approach, focusing on Middle Eastern art. Twenty exhibitors will showcase artists representing galleries and nonprofit organizations from 11 countries.

“Zoom changes its focus every year to highlight something. This year we wanted it to be what is happening in the Middle East,” says Sam Bardaouil, a member of the Fair’s selection committee. Artists include Khaled Hafez (Egypt), Shoja Azari (Iran), Zoulikha Bouabdella (Morocco), Nazif Topcuoglu (Turkey), Sara Rahbar (Iran) and Halim Al Karim (Iraq).

Zoom will have a linear format and will explore a theme of “the clash of the icons.”

“Art that's described as ‘Middle Eastern’ is no longer confined to calligraphy or images of veiled women,” Bardaouil says. “Contemporary art should not be seen through the lens of religious affiliation.”

About 45 blocks north of the convention center, the popular New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) returns to the Deauville.

The fair, comprised entirely of nonprofit artists' organizations, is in its eighth year and includes a hip array of galleries from Miami's Twenty Twenty Projects and Bas Fisher Invitational to New York's 179 Canal and Le B.A.N.K of Paris.

“I'm also excited about The Hole from NYC run by Kathy Grayson [formerly at Deitch]. She's presenting an ‘arted’ living room where essentially everything is an art work,” says Heather Hubbs, NADA director. Hubbs says the overall booth design will be created by designer and architect Rafael de Cardenas, who also will oversee contributions from the artists, who include sculptor Robert Lazzarini, painter and graffitist Barry McGee and video artist Takeshi Murata.

Hubbs says the fair's 2009 move from a warehouse space in Miami to the hotel on the beach was a cost-saving measure that proved to be successful. NADA is teaming with nearby Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa, where several gallerists are staying, to curate a sculpture garden by female artists during the fair.

While most of 2009's Basel satellites have returned, absent is Photo Miami, popular for its large-scale prints and creative photo displays. The fair was scheduled to return for a fifth year with the theme “The Lyrical and the Profane” and such artists as Penelope Umbrico, Fernando Montiel, Geraldo Montiel Klin and Els Vanden Meersch. But FOTOmarkt, the investment group that owns Photo Miami, canceled in late October, citing funding difficulties.

By Jaweed Kaleem