Saturday, November 26, 2011

Scope Miami 2011
Artwork and Fair Preview

Scope Miami
November 29 - December 4, 2011
Wynwood Gallery Arts District NE 1st Ave (Midtown Blvd) @ NE 30th St Miami, Florida 33127

The art show that has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world proudly returns to Miami for its eleventh year. Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami’s high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District.

80 international galleries upholding SCOPE’s unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events.

Artwork by Marion Peck / Sloan Fine Art / New York, NY

Artwork by Retna / New Image Art / Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by Matthew Mann / Hamiltonian Gallery / Washington, DC

Art by Richard Hambleton / Dorian Grey Gallery / New York, NY

Artwork by Blek le Rat / White Walls Gallery / San Francisco, CA

Artwork by Warner Friedman / Gallery Biba / Palm Beach, FL

Artwork by Jenny Morgan / Like the Spice Gallery / Brooklyn, NY

Artwork by D*Face / Corey Helford Gallery / Culver City, CA

Artwork by Trevor Young / Civilian Art Projects / Washington, DC

Artwork by Hung Liu / Turner Carroll Gallery / Santa Fe, NM

The unique SCOPE experience expands this year in partnership with local and international cultural organizations, featuring: film, music, installation and performance. “This season we want to highlight SCOPE’s lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business,” says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman. “Introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new international audiences has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world.”

Scope Miami Website

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Pulse Miami 2011
Artwork and Fair Preview

Pulse Miami
December 1 - 4, 2011
The Ice Palace, 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL

This art fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by the Committee to present solo exhibitions of artist's work created in the past two years.

Here's a preview of some of the artwork you'll see when attending this art fair. More than 90 galleries will be displaying artworks.

Artwork by James Clar / Blythe Projects / Culver City, CA

Artwork by Chris Martin / Daniel Weinberg Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by David Rathman / Mark Moore Gallery / Culver City, CA

Artwork by Tim Okamura / Lyons Wier Gallery / New York, NY

Art by Katie Miller / Conner Contemporary Art / Washington, DC

Artwork by Xawery Wolski / Diana Lowenstein Gallery / Miami, FL

Artwork by Andreas Gefeller / Hasted Kraeutler / New York, NY

Artwork by Joseph Park / Rena Bransten Gallery / San Fransico, CA

Artwork by Michelle Muldrow / Jen Bekman / New York, NY

Artwork by Airan Kang / Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery / New York, NY

Artwork by Isaac Layman / Elizabeth Leach Gallery / Portland, OR

Artwork by Mona Kuhn / M+B / Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by Tony Curanaj / Joshua Liner Gallery / New York, NY

Artwork by Mel Rosas / Davidson Contemporary / New York, NY

In addition, PULSE develops original cultural programs with a series of large-scale installations. Its PULSE Play video lounge, the fair's ongoing video lounge series, will be curated this year by artist Lucie Fontaine. Domesticity II, created with IKEA furniture, and reminiscent of the living room in the intro of The Simpsons.

The PULSE Committee will award the PULSE Prize, to an emerging artist of exceptional talent selected from those on view in the solo-artist IMPULSE section. The winner will receive a $2,500 cash grant, and the opportunity to design the limited edition tote bag provided to fair VIPs. For this edition, attendees will receive bags designed by PULSE Miami 2010 prize winner Jorge Díaz-Torres. Prior recipients include Eric Beltz, Chen Chien-Jen, David Ellis, Philip Gurrey, Alexander Massouras, Chris Natrop, OK Mountain, Emilio Chapela Perez, Duke Riley, and Travis Somerville

PULSE will offer a complimentary shuttle service between The Lowes Hotel Miami Beach, The Convention Center, and The Ice Palace throughout the duration of the show. Shuttles will run from 9am to 8pm.

Pulse Miami Website

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Art Basel Miami Beach
What's the Big Deal?

Art Basel Miami Beach is just a ten days away. So what's the big deal? Simply put, Art Basel Miami Beach is the biggest and most important contemporary art fair in the United States. If you can make it to Miami you'll be overwhelmed with the amount of visual art that's available for viewing. Besides Art Basel, there will be eighteen other art fairs in Miami and Miami Beach. Bring your walking shoes, sun glasses and warm weather clothes and plan on having a great time.

Art Galleries
At Art Basel Miami Beach, more than 250 of the world's leading art galleries for modern and contemporary art from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia will display 20th and 21st century artworks. The show features painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film, performance, video and digital art by more than 2,000 artists. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to multi-million-dollar museum-calibre masterpieces. Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Nova
This section is designed for galleries representing two to three of their artists with new works, meaning that they have been created during the last two years - and are often even fresh from the studio. Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Positions
The Art Positions sector is a platform for a single major project from one of their artists, allowing curators, critics and collector to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe. Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Kabinett
In Art Kabinett, galleries selected for the Art Galleries sector will present 30 curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booth. The curatorial concepts for Art Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases and solo shows for rising stars.

Art Video
Art Video features film and video works by today's most exciting international artists presented by the galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach. Organized in association with London's Artprojx, Art Video will be screened for the first time in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, as well as within five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Public
Art Public presents outdoor sculptures, interventions and performances within an open and public exhibition format. This year, Art Basel Miami Beach is collaborating with the Bass Museum of Art, situated in Collins Park where the artworks will be concentrated. Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), is the new curator of Art Public.

Most of the Art Basel Miami Beach art and activities will be at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the art fair runs December 1st – December 4th. See their website for specific details.

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Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair

VIP Preview Benefitting Lotus House Women’s Shelter Offers First View of Extraordinary Contemporary and Modern Works.

On Tuesday, November 29th from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Art Miami, Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair and anchor fair to the City of Miami, will host its Opening Night VIP Preview to benefit The Lotus House Women’s Shelter. The Art Miami VIP Preview has become the most important kickoff event of Art Week for the City of Miami and one of the most sought after events for serious collectors to attend. This high-profile evening is the first view for collectors,curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts to acquire some of the finest and most important works of art the contemporary market has to offer before the fair opens to the public the following day. With more than 110 prestigious international galleries participating, Art Miami is distinguished for its quality, depth, and diversity and maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. Art Miami has grown to include more than 110 galleries from 18 countries, and will showcase 1,000 artists from 60 countries around theworld. From the United States, 400 artists will be shown from nearly 100 cities.

The First Viewbenefit for The Lotus House Women’s Shelter is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. and requires a $25 ticket paid online in advance or at the door.

“In an effort to meet the continued increasing demand to attend the benefit Art Miami created the ability for attendees to purchase their First View Tickets in advance online at,” said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami. “We are also extremely proud that 100 percent of the proceeds generated from the VIP Preview benefit will once again benefit The Lotus House Women’s Shelter.”

The Lotus House and Art Miami partnership already has raised more than $70,000 and remains an integral part of Art Miami’s larger commitment to the City of Miami. Art Miami also will employ a number of women from The Lotus House to work at the fair.

“We are proud to be partnering again with Art Miami and truly appreciate the Fair’s continued support of The Lotus House,” said Constance Collins Margulies, President of The Lotus House Women’s Shelter. “The funds raised from the VIP Opening Night Preview over the years has helped our program expand and offer even more opportunities to provide the vital work we do for the women of Miami.”

Following the benefit at 7 p.m., Art Miami’s VIP Preview will begin for all Art Miami VIP Card Holders. This has become the “can’t miss” event for serious collectors, museum professionals, curators, art enthusiasts, gallerists and artists to attend. Last year, more than 7,500 guests attended the prestigious evening including Attendees will experience Art Miami’s gallery-like ambience in the state-of-the-art 125,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion in Midtown Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District, as presented by this year’s sponsors: Sotheby’s International Realty, Persol and Balthazar. Guests also will relax in the VIP Lounge designed by world renowned designer Juan Montoya and presented by the Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

“Art Miami’s VIP Preview is always an exciting evening as it’s the first showcase of works to be unveiled during Art Week,” Korniloff said. “On this incredible evening, the art and philanthropy worlds converge to support a shared mission to truly make a difference in the Miami community. We are proud to once again partner with the Lotus House Women’s Shelter and showcase this truly incredible collection of contemporary art from around the world.”

On Opening Night, Art Miami will once again treat its guests to an amazing exhibition of art projects in the fairs public space provided by its exhibitors and curated by Julia Draganovic. This year’s Art Video and New Media lounge will be sponsored by Persol, curated by Dragonovic and will feature works on loan from prominent institutions and private collections including “Chang’an Boulevard” by Ai WeiWei, the celebrated Chinese artist who was recently earned the number one spot on ArtReview’s 2011 Power 100 list.

Event Details:
What: Art Miami Opening Night VIP Preview
When: Tuesday, November 29th, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
First View Cocktail reception benefitting the Lotus House Women’s Shelter
$25 donation payable at the door or purchased in advanced online

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
VIP Preview opens to all Art Miami VIP cardholders and press

Where: The Art Miami Pavilion, Midtown Miami Wynwood
3101 NE 1st Avenue (between NE 31 ST and NE 32 ST), Miami, FL 33137