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November  2015 

Art Miami Fine Art Fair

Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District.

It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the united states, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually.

Entering its 26th edition this 2015, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Every year when Art Basel Miami Beach comes to town, it generates much more than just revenue, it instills a sense of Miami’s presence on the world stage as a destination of luxury and lifestyle. There is people moving here from all over the world only to visit this unique Fine Art event.

Art Basel was launched in Miami Beach in 2002, transforming South Florida into a cultural mecca of unmatched art, design, entertainment and creation. The annual four-day contemporary art exhibition has remained largely unchanged since its launch, drawing art collectors, luxury brands and celebrities from every corner of the world.

Art Basel Miami Beach is the largest convergence of people from the international art world who descend upon a single location for a spectacular week of cutting edge art and sublime events. The main and only winter meeting place for the international art world Art Basel Miami Beach took  place December 3-6, 2014. Entering its 13th Edition, at the nexus of North America and Latin America, Art Basel Miami Beach presented artwork from across the globe. Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 70,000 visitors each year.

Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM

From August through December 13th the PAMM presents the exhibition The Leisure Pit by Nicolas Lobo. This exhibit is a site-based installation encompassing a group of mixed-media sculptures, which the artist cast inside a swimming pool using an experimental process.
The ensemble relates to Lobo’s interest in the intersections among cultural, technological, and corporeal systems of consumption. The artist’s point of departure is a set of concrete forms derived from massive storm drain components, reduced to human scale.

Lobo’s research-intensive, process-oriented production begins with deep immersion in a broad spectrum of topics. In recent years, the Miami-based artist has focused on ways in which the human body extends into socioeconomic space, and vice versa.
Pérez Art Museum Miami / 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami,FL, 33132

Art Center South Florida

Art Center South Florida is presenting the exhibition Textual Undercurrents  by Elysa D. Batista,  a Miami based artist that makes three-dimensional work  exploring signs and text as sculptural communicators of coded information.

The evolution of language as a form of interpreting the world is a constant investigation in her work. Batista carves and cuts manipulated digital typography onto materials ranging from wood, cardboard, foam core, cork or mechanically assisted onto materials such as plexiglass. Batista’s words allow the viewer to decode his/her own meaning through the multiplicity of language.

Exhibition Dates: From August 6, 2015  to  October 4, 2015 - Closing ceremony at 11: 30 am
Address: ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Contact: 305.674.8278

Art Miami - New York
Art Miami New York, is an  international contemporary and modern art fair that will premiere next May 14-17, 2015 at the world renowned Pier 94 in NY city.
Art Miami New York will host 100 leading international contemporary galleries providing a fresh opportunity to acquire important never before exhibited works from both the primary and secondary markets in an intimate light. The fair will cater to both seasoned and new art collectors who are looking to experience the best of what the global contemporary art market has to offer in New York City., the "Big Apple" 
The versatile and rich selection of works on display will have a strong focus on emergent talent, as well as mid career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fresh selection of secondary market works by top name artists from the Modern & Post War eras.
It is estimated that nearly 1,200 artists from over 50 countries will be on display. The Fair will commence with an elegant invitation-only VIP Preview on Thursday, May 14th from 2–5 PM. The VIP Preview will provide collectors, art advisors, curators, and members of the press with the first look and opportunity to acquire the finest works available in the market before the fair opens to the public that evening through Sunday, May 17th. Art Miami New York will complement the Frieze art fair.

Miami International Film Festival

Be a part of the action and volunteer with Miami International Film Festival!
For 10 exciting days, March 6-15, 2015, MIFF will welcome film enthusiasts and professionals from around the world to celebrate the best of international cinema. As one of our grandest events to date, we'll need a stellar team of volunteers to make the Festival a remarkable experience for all our guests. Get involved, meet new people, and discover the latest in international cinema.
The mission of Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development and excellence by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MiamiFF presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent. Miami International Film Festival had its beginnings as the main activity of the Film Society of Miami, Inc., which was founded in 1983.


Art Wynwood Fair 2015

Last FEBRUARY 12-16, 2015 Art Wynwood fine art fair featured 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement.

Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time. Art Wynwood 2015 coincided with the 27th edition of the prestigious Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach (based less than five miles from the Art Miami Pavilion), which transforms Collins Avenue into a multimillion-dollar presentation of yachts and super-yachts.

 The art fair showcased a diverse range of fresh and edgy works by established, mid-career and emerging international contemporary and urban street artists from around the globe. Art Wynwood shines a spotlight on Midtown Miami and the Wynwood Arts District as an international cultural destination flourishing yearlong. The fair will continue to distinguish the Wynwood Arts District as Miami’s epicenter where art, fashion, design and the culinary arts intersect.

Frost Museum

February 14, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Mónica Bengoa’s works in felt, paper, embroidery may be best understood within the interdisciplinary contexts of contemporary artistic practices.

The artist’s grounding in Post-Minimalist strategies including repetition, labor-intensive hand work, and subjective content reflect her passionate interest in the ordinary details of seemingly unimportant activities, events, places, things, and routines as subject matter.

Exercices de Style / Exercises in Style are directly based on the French writer Raymond Queneau’s book of the same title. Bengoa has reproduced nineteen stories from Queneau’s ninety-nine stories, each of which is an unusually inventive literary variation of the first brief story titled “Notations / Notation.” Bengoa has followed Queneau’s titles for each story and retained the page numbers on each of her works. Her principal objective was to create a visual form in diverse mediums corresponding to his innovative literary exercises. 

In realizing this extraordinary visual-literary dialogue, Bengoa developed a series of processes, beginning with tearing out the pages, wrinkling them, photographing them, working on them digitally, hand tracing and then cutting each word to create a visual transformation of a literary gem.

Nationally and internationally recognized, her work was shown at The Drawing Center, New York (2014); MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007); 52 Venice Biennial (2007); IV Biennale Internationale de la Photographie et des Arts Visuels de Liège, Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Liège, Belgium (2004). Among her many awards: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York (2015); FONDART Grant, Ministry of Culture, Santiago. Bicentennial Grant. Project, “Felt as a new material for an optic exercise.” (2009)
The translations of the French stories in English will be accessible as an e-book in an iPad inside the gallery. This exhibition is curated by Julia P. Herzberg, guest curator. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Embassy of Chile provided the transportation of the art work. Additional support has been provided by the Facultad de Artes, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Isabel Aninat Galeria de Arte in Santiago.

Beaux Arts Festival of Art | Miami 2015
(Last January 2015)
Location: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida (South) Show Dates: 1/17/15 - 1/18/15 

The 64th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art takes place on the grounds of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on January 17th and 18th, 2015.  The Festival of Art is free to the public and offers live eclectic music, children's art experiences, fabulous dining options, and free admission all weekend to the Lowe Art Museum.

The Beaux Arts Festival of Art is run entirely by Beaux Arts Miami, a volunteer support organization of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. The first festival, originally called the Clothesline Sale, was held in the spring of 1952 in order to give young artists a chance to meet the buying public. The festival became an annual project, and is now a juried show recognized as one of the leading art shows in the country.  Proceeds from the Beaux Arts Festival of Art go to the Lowe Art Museum for the purposes of funding exhibitions, capital improvements, children's programming (including Art and School Camps and Hands on Community Outreach) as well as acquisitions for the museum's collection.

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