Saturday, November 24, 2012

Verge Art Miami Beach

VERGE ART MIAMI BEACH AT THE ESSEX HOUSE AND CLEVELANDER HOTELS located at 1001 Collins Ave. and 1020 Ocean Drive @ 10th St. (across from the Wolfsonian).
The art fair runs December 6-9, 2012

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.

Friday & Saturday, 7 - 8 December, Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, 9 December, Noon to 6 pm

$25 at the door or lower priced if purchased online:
Verge VIP and Art Basel Miami Beach VIP free
Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 6:00 pm to 10pm
Presented in partnership with Irreversible Magazine, the Verge Art Fair Opening Night Party will includes a live music showcase, performance art, free food and drink catering generously provided by Zen Sai restaurant. Musical acts Datamouth, Cog Nomen and Pocket of Lollipops will entertain.

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 // Viho Hazalia, Tbilisi, Georgia - V11 // Viddo Lena, New York, NY - V14 // Jennifer Martin, London, UK - V21

Premiered at the inaugural Verge: Art Brooklyn, 'Tomorrow Stars' has proven an important platform for artists to receive essential exposure to gallerists, museum curators, press and collectors. Chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors, 'Tomorrow Stars' will present the brightest and best Miami and the world has to offer. Here's a list of 2012 Artists.

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.

For additional information on this art fair, please visit their website:

For information on all of the Miami and Miami Beach Art Fairs

Monday, November 19, 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach - Art Public

For the second year running, Art Public will turn Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space with large-scale sculpture, video, installation and live performance. Produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art, the Art Basel Miami Beach sector includes works from the show's galleries, by leading and emerging international artists, installed from ground level within the park to flying along the Miami Beach skyline above. Art Public Opening Night will take place on Wednesday, December 5 with a program of special performances.

Selected for the second consecutive year by 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), this year's edition of Art Public features a series of works grounded in their connection to speech and language. In this context, Art Public will present a new version of Ry Rocklen's 'A Touch of Grace', a flag that hangs the length of a pole and comes perilously close to the ground. With 'Black Dada Flags', Adam Pendleton also turns to flags as a medium for dialog and lines 16 along Collins Park. Placed in separate locations in the park, two billboards by Gary Simmons will spell out the words 'I wish it could be morning all day long'. Conversation will also continue in the air, as Dave McKenzie's 'Declaration' will feature a plane flying a text-based banner above Collins Park, each day at 11.45am, offering a different marriage proposal to Art Public viewers every time. Plus much more and we'll be reviewing it and showing you pictures once it opens.

This is one of the free public art events during Art Basel Miami week and in the past it has featured very contemporary artworks and it's great to be outside in Miami Beach looking at it. Be sure to attend the opening night for special performances.

List of Art Public artworks:

Pierre Ardouvin | Bonhomme de neige, 2007 Valentin

Alice Aycock | Twin Vortexes, 2012 | Galerie Thomas Schulte and Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Lourival Cuquinha Varal, 2012 | A Gentil Carioca

José Davila | Untitled (The Space Beneath Us), 2012 | Galería OMR and Travesia Cuatro

Mark Hagen | To be Titled (Additive Sculpture, Miami Screen), 2012 | Almine Rech Gallery

David Keating | Riser, 2012 | RaebervonStenglin

Juliana Cerqueira Leite | Climb, 2012 | Casa Triângulo

Teresa Margolles |Untitled, 2010 | LABOR

Dave McKenzie | Declaration, 2012 | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Raul Mourão | Balanço Maré I (Para Bela e Lia), 2011 | Galeria Nara Roesler

Iván Navarro and Courtney Smith | Street Lamp, 2012 | Paul Kasmin Gallery

Ruben Ochoa | Lock, Stock, Barrel, 2012 | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Adam Pendleton | Black Dada Flags, 2012 | Pace

Jaume Plensa | Poets in Miami, 2012 | Galerie Lelong and Richard Gray Gallery

Randy Polumbo | Love Stream #2, 2012 | Paul Kasmin Gallery

Ry Rocklen | A Touch of Grace II, 2012 | UNTITLED and Thomas Solomon Gallery

Ugo Rondinone | I feel, you feel, we feel through each other into our selves, 2012 | Gladstone Gallery

Gary Simmons | I wish it could be morning all day long, 2012 | Metro Pictures, Simon Lee Gallery, Regen Projects and Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Miguel Andrade Valdez | Monumento Lima translation – Collins Park, 2012 | REVOLVER Galéria

Performances taking place during Art Public Opening Night on December 5th
8.30pm Jason and Alicia Hall Moran | AiR, 2012
9.00pm | My Barbarian | Broke People's Baroque Theater, 2010-2012
9.30pm | Alex Israel | Miami 2012

Art Public Opening Night: December 5, 2012, 8:30pm – 10pm, Collins Park Art Public is free and open to the public from Dec 5 – 9, 2011, 24 hours. More information and a description of each project are available at

I'll be Tweeting and posting pictures on our Facebook page, more on this later.

Susanna Thornton

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach - December 6th-9th

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. Is opening in just a few week, December 6th - December 9th. Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover EVENTS featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

An exclusive selection of more than 260 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks..

This is a mega contemporary art show with several different art exhibition sections. You'll find ABMB at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Public Show Days are Thursday, December 6th through Sunday, Dec 9th, hours are 12 noon to 8pm and on Sunday they close early at 6pm.

Art Galleries
More than 200 of the world's leading Modern and contemporary art galleries – from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia – displaying painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 2,000 artists. Visitors can find works ranging from inexpensive editioned pieces by young artists to multimillion-dollar museum-caliber masterpieces.

Richard Mosse
Love is the Drug, 2012
Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

Frank Stella
East Broadway Sketch, 1958
Peter Freeman, NY

Henrik Olesen
I Am Sir, 2011
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne

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 three years - and are often even fresh from the studio.

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.

Art Kabinett
In Art Kabinett, galleries selected for the Art Galleries sector will present 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 Public
Art Public presents outdoor sculptures, interventions and performances within an open and public exhibition format at Collins Park.

Art Video
For the second consecutive year, Art Video will present works by some of today’s most exciting artists across two venues, inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London's Artprojx, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Selections drawn from the participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach include works by a wide array of artists, both emerging and established, from Latin America, the United States, Asia and beyond.

There is much to see at this art fair so plan to spend at least one full day enjoying all that is being offered.

More will be adding additional articles about Art Basel Miami Beach in the next two weeks, including previews of artworks and special events. As always, the best source for current information about art fairs is their own website.

Dan Fear