Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Miami Art Fairs for 2012

This December, nine new contemporary art fairs will open in Miami and Miami Beach. That brings the number to twenty-three fairs showing during Art Basel Miami Beach week. The fairs will be open from December 4th through December 9th. Here's some information to help plan your trip to Miami.

Established art fairs that were showing last year.
Art Basel Miami Beach, Aqua 12 at the Aqua Hotel, Design Miami, Ink Miami, NADA Art Fair, PooL Art Fair, Tribal Art Miami Show, Art Asia Miami, Art Miami, Fountain Miami, Pulse Miami, Red Dot Miami, Scope Miami, and SEVEN

It will be a very busy week and a great week for viewing contemporary art in Miami. Also don't forget to visit some of the art galleries and private art collections.

Additional art fair details including hours, special events, reviews from last year and admission prices can be found in our Miami and Miami Beach Art Fair Guide.


December 5 - 9, 2012
Catalina Hotel 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

SELECT Fair is composed of 64 exhibition spaces, each space transformed into a high-end gallery. Installation artists and performance artists will be taking over our public spaces to create a visual and sensory experience unlike any other satellite fair in South Beach. Our VIP and nightly events programming is provided to bring additional attention to our exhibitors and enhance the overall SELECT Fair experience for all participating and attending.

SELECT Print is a special section of SELECT Fair devoted exclusively to contemporary prints. Publishers of prints from all over the country will show the work they produce with artists, both established and emerging. Select Fair's location at the Catalina Hotel is just a block away from the Suites of Dorchester where the IFPDA holds their annual Miami INK Fair, making central Collins Avenue THE place for print collectors to visit during Art Basel Miami Beach. Keep an eye on the Select Fair website to see the ever growing list of new print exhibitors.


December 5 - 9, 2012
12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The inaugural launch of UNTITLED., a curated art fair experience that will be held December 5 - 9, 2012 in the heart of Miami Beach's South Beach district at Ocean Drive and 13th Street.

UNTITLED. is an innovation of the traditional art fair model placing emphasis on the quality of the viewer's experience and the contextualization of the artworks exhibited. Housed in a customized beachfront pavilion under the artistic direction of New York based curator, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, UNTITLED. will present a cohesive collection of international works by contemporary artists selected in conversation and collaboration with 50 galleries participating through invitation. The fair will highlight a mix of established and emerging galleries, representing the most impactful living artists at the forefront of contemporary art.

UNTITLED. is a temporary exhibition forum for international galleries and non-profit art spaces with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary art. The fair will take place December 5-9, 2012 and is located on the beach in the heart of South Beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street (walking distance from the convention center). UNTITLED. Miami Beach is housed in a unique temporary tent structure suffused with natural light and takes full advantage of the unique attributes of its environmental surroundings.


Verge Art Miami Beach
December 6 - 9 2012
The Greenview Hotel, 1671 Washington Ave @ 17th St, Miami Beach

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 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 Miami Beach.

Verge is an international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art. Verge exists to establish boundaries of the extraordinary as a counter to the natural compulsion towards stagnation in the way art is evaluated and delivered to the public. Staying true to this necessary state for the advancement of art requires a sustained focus on the best new ideas and practices of those marginal or newly emerging to international art audiences. The satisfaction of this fixed requirement for a healthy and competitive artistic culture is at the core of Verge as an international exposition of the highest quality artistic production and the galleries, museums and audiences who sustain it.

Artexpo Miami
December 5-9, 2012
Wynwood Art District
3011 NE 1st Avenue at NW 31st Street

The 34th annual international Artexpo returns to Miami in 2012 featuring a juried selection of fine art from an international slate of artists and galleries. The nexus of the fine art world, Artexpo Miami and Miami SOLO will be showcasing contemporary works in a wide range of media including paintings, fine art photography, sculpture, mixed media and more. Artexpo Miami and Miami SOLO will take place alongside the powerhouse shows of Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope, Miami Project, and Red Dot, providing dealers with access to thousands of innovative works and bringing the best to Miami’s newest hot spot arts district, Midtown Miami. Centrally located, Artexpo Miami is part of a strong contingency of shows in Midtown that draws huge crowds each year. Midtown Miami, and taking center stage for the fifth year as the host of Art Midtown 2012.


December 5 - 9, 2012
Wynwood, 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137

This new art fair is related to Art Miami and has the same hours.

CONTEXT Miami's newest cutting-edge, contemporary art fair, will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. Trendsetting galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 50 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits.

The CONTEXT Pavilion will feature a VIP Lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, coffee and wine bar, performance stage, indoor and outdoor curated projects and will be located just 50 feet north of the existing 125,000 square-foot Art Miami Pavilion. The CONTEXT Pavilion will encompass an additional 43,000 sq. feet of air-conditioned, concrete floor exhibition space. The combined exhibition space will increase the overall roster of galleries to 150 participants and cover 200,000 square feet. We will also be adding details here.

Ample and convenient parking is available through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across the street from the CONTEXT and Art Miami Pavilions as well as valet parking. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between CONTEXT, Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.


International Contemporary Jewelry Fair
December 4 - 9, 2012
Intercontinental Hotel Dock adjacent to Bayfront Park
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

The premiere of the International Contemporary Jewelry Fair (ICJF) will feature innovative jewelry designers from around the world presenting unique, expressive contemporary jewelry conceived as works of art for museums and collectors.

The Fair will take place aboard SeaFair docked at Miami's downtown Chopin Plaza at the Noguchi Bayfront Park in a spectacular, easily accessible waterfront location. ICJF is limited to approximately 35-40 juried international participants.

December 4th, ICJF will host a Private Preview for 1,200 guests from 6pm - 10pm. Regular fair hours will be from 1pm - 10pm and ICJF will be the only "nighttime" fair venue in the midst of Miami's 5-star hotels and Miami's exciting downtown. Convenient valet and self-parking will be available.

Just Mad Miami
December 6 - 9, 2012
2136 NW 1st Avenue Miami,FL 33127

JUSTMADMIA, emerging art fair will take place in Miami from the 6 -9 December in the SOHO Studios, Wyndwood. It will show a complete selection of the youngest and cutting edge art from Europe and Latin America. The general program will include 40 galleries, in addition to 2 programs specifically designed for the promotion of the artists: Naked and Just Produce. A representation of El Mercado de San Miguel will come with us too to offer the Spanish cuisine to the American public.

A program dedicated to the presentation of new projects without fairing from the white cube context. And other works in process, without any sealed formalization, free from certain materiality and weight. A collection of projects which the selected galleries will present in an open space specially designed for the purpose.

How can we relate emerging artistic production and the market? What does it mean to produce a work of art in a temporary period of artistic residence? What system of relation can we come up with to facilitate the transition from a research space into an exhibition space?

In this section we present a selection of projects produced in a residence of visual artists, recently produced in the current residential course and ready to be exhibited in a demanding competitive context.

A collaboration agreement between JUSTMAD MIA and the ArtCenter/South Florida, will allow professionals and the public who attend the fair to have access to the latest and most stimulating production of artistic work from this emblematic residence in the south of Florida.


MIAMI PROJECT December 4 - 9, 2012
Wynwood, NE 1st Ave and NE 29th ST, Miami, FL 33137

The inaugural Miami Project, a new contemporary and modern art fair will debut December 4-9, 2012 in Miami's Midtown / Wynwood Art District.

The Miami Project begins with a dedication to quality, both in content and production. The fair will consist of presentations by galleries that promote their artists and estates through regular gallery exhibitions, museum shows and participation in major fairs. The physical production of Miami Project will mirror the quality of the work shown. With careful planning, an experienced team and a strong logistical infrastructure, this fair will be second to none in creating an elegant, spacious environment in which collectors, dealers, curators and the press can connect.

Miami Project will consist of presentations by 65 galleries from around the world selected based on the strength and relevance of their programs. This year's show will be housed in a comfortable and centrally located modular structure located at NE 1st Avenue & NE 30th Street


Miami River Art Fair
December 4 - 9, 2012
Miami Convention Center @ James L. Knight Center
400 SE Second Ave, Miami, FL 33131

The first edition of the Miami River | Art Fair, an international, contemporary art fair, will take place at the Downtown Miami Convention Center inside the James L. Knight International Center. This art fair was conceived as a showcase of world-class artists and galleries in an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall which overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall which features monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.

The Miami River Art Fair has the decade-long revitalization efforts of the Miami River at its core. To do our part in the revitalization of this area, our mission is to redirect the tourism boom during Art Basel to this up-and-coming area. The Miami River Art Fair will be the first landmark fine art event in the area, and its magnitude and scope will lay the groundwork for this area to be one of Miami's newest fine art destinations.

Special Projects and Collectives Cutting-edge projects, cultural institutions and visual art research initiatives will be showcased throughout the fair, providing an educational and informative context to the art fair.

Individual Artists: Modeled on the concept of studio visits, artists will be able to network without gallery representation to collectors, curators and art professionals.


December 4 - 9, 2012
Corner Buena Vista & Midtown Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

ARTS FOR A BETTER WORLD will be returning for its 3rd Edition during Art Basel Miami Beach with OVERTURE MIAMI, its newly redesigned and enhanced international contemporary art platform.

Monumental Exhibition, Unprecedented in the history of Art Fairs: "100 WARHOLS, AN OVERVIEW": In association with cultural partner Taglialatella Galleries, a major curated selling exhibition celebrating Andy Warhol's contributions as the leading American artist of the 20th Century.

Arts for a Better World in association with the KMTaglialatella Foundation and Rao's Restaurant of New York announce the VIP Opening (By Invitation Only): "An Evening at Rao's in Miami" A benefit for the Mt. Carmel - Holy Rosary School of East Harlem, NY For a donation of $250 the first 100 patrons will receive a gift bag featuring a sampling of Rao's Specialty Food items, including a Rao's cookbook signed by Frank Pellegrino.


2012 Miami and Miami Beach Art Fair Guide
Detailed information about the Miami and Miami Beach art fairs now available in our 2012 Guide.
It's filled with useful information, locations, hours, special events, reviews and admission prices.

Information in the article courtesy of Art-Collecting.com.
An online source for information about collecting art, featuring gallery guides for each state and the major art cities in the United State.


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