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Miami Art + Design Fair
13-18 February 2014
The Fair takes place in a spectacular, new waterside pavilion “in the round” at downtown’s Bayfront Park. Organized by IFAE in collaboration with the French SNA (organizers of the Paris Biennale), MA+D is Miami’s most elegant fine art event and will feature prestigious international dealers presenting art and design of all periods.
The fair will feature the best of American and European art and design. “The fair will be especially attractive to collectors, architects, and designers from throughout the United States and Latin America,” said Christian Deydier, President of the SNA. “Miami is a vibrant, exciting city that has become a major cultural meeting point for the Americas.”
MA+D’s convenient downtown location is in the heart of the arts & entertainment district and within walking distance to some of Miami’s finest restaurants and hotels.
Opening night preview February 13th benefits the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. For tickets, please call 305-348-2254
Art Basel Miami Beach
Broke sales records last December 2013
Art Basel Miami Beach, which draws international crowds and inspires multiple satellite fairs, took place last Dec. 5-8 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
For its 2013 edition, showed goers will find a new section dedicated to works produced in editions, an expanded — and extended — Art Public exhibition in Collins Park and new galleries amid familiar stalwarts.
Once again, 250 of the world’s top galleries, chosen through a highly competitive process, showcased works in the Miami Beach Convention Center that, for the most part, are available for sale. They’ll be split into sectors that have now become familiar to art-show regulars. In the galleries, show goers will find drawings, sculpture, paintings and installations by more than 4,000 artists.
Art Basel Miami Beach showed successful results for 2013. The visitor tally matched prior year’s record of 50,000 people. The Art Basel Miami Beach is the oceanfront sister to the major contemporary art fair in Basel, Switzerland, operating a satellite in Florida since 2002. The annual event was a blast of international art action in convention centers and hotels across Miami. There were hundreds of gallery booths and thousands of artworks.
The five-day art fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center anchors a week of roughly two dozens art shows, and the stretch has transformed early December into one of the busiest
weeks for hotels. Basel rents space to 250 galleries from 31 countries, making it the largest contemporary art fair in the United States.
Frost Museum Exhibitions
Karina Chechik: Architectures of Light
January 22, 2014 - April 13, 2014
After several years of research, travel, photographic gatherings and spiritual pilgrimage, Argentine artist Karina Chech ik presents Architectures of Light, an exhibit based on various architectural settings with religious and cultural references which combine different artistic currents, beliefs, and temporalities. The exhibition addresses the existential questions the artist has tried to answer over the years regarding the human experience, the search for the divine and the spiritual. Curated by Francine Birbragher.
Miler Lagos: LAT 65.31N LONG 114.13W
January 22, 2014 - March 30, 2014
During his residency in the Canadian Arctic (2011), Miler Lagos investigated the experiences of early Arctic explorers who contributed to the body of knowledge about the natural resources of this remote region. For the same reason, his project LAT 65.31N LONG 114.13W developed in the geographical area from which nineteenth-century European expeditions departed, contributing to what might be called, "The Canadian Arctic Botanical Expedition." Curated by Francine Birbragher.
The Wolfsonian Teaching Exhibition
Modern Beauty?: The Aesthetics of Perceptual Simultaneity
January 22, 2014– April 6, 2014
Sight, sound, movement, and feeling are the focus of a new exhibition, Modern Beauty?: The Aesthetics of Perceptual Simultaneity, to be presented by The Wolfsonian–FIU at the Frost Art Museum, opening January 2014. In presenting graphic design, paintings, ceramics, publications, and even musical works drawn from The Wolfsonian's vast collections on modern art, architecture, and design, the exhibition highlights the development of multisensory experiences in art and literature, promoted by creative figures across Europe in the early twentieth century.
Art Ballet Theater Season 2014
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, nurtured and grown under the direction of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev since October of 1997, leaps into its 16th Season starting October 12th, 2013 with Pentimento, and Firebird and ends with their Spring Gala on May 3rd and 4th, 2014. South Florida ballet fans will be treated to a season of mixed styles that will include new works, old works, giant mice, steamy romance, a few weighty collaborations, and a veterinarian in Africa, all presented by Arts Ballet Theatre's professional corps of 16 dancers!
Pentimento, created by choreographer Vicente Nebrada, includes excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach's Four Suites for Orchestra. The ballet is a bold, abstract work that is based on the art form of painting called pentimento. The artist changes his or her mind about the composition of his painting during the process of painting, and then changes it. This ballet applies the same approach to dance: the concept for the dances and costumes change throughout the performance. Using masks, flowing fabric and creative lighting to create a mystical effect, the piece develops through layers of movement, color and light. Adding to mystical effects is original costuming by Cristina Gianinni.
Back by popular demand, the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents Firebird, with Stravinsky's brilliant score that tells the tale of a magical firebird who helps a heroic prince rescue a beautiful princess. With exuberant dancing, magical special effects, fantastic costumes designed by Jorge Gallardo and gorgeous backdrops by designer Elena Bondarenko, this magnificent production will enthrall and enchant audiences. For more information please contact: Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Amaturo Theater/ 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
The Perez Museum
The Perez Museum, after all, your new museum of art in Miami is a $131 million haute-design showcase for modern and contemporary work that also manages to extend an open, dare we say homespun, welcome. The PAMM's Art Basel Season public exhibitions will open its doors to the public on December 4th 2013 until February 23rd 2014.
When it opens to the public at the edge of Biscayne Bay on Wednesday, on time and on budget, the strikingly original and meticulously thought-out Perez Art Museum Miami will put art front and center on the city’s landscape for the first time. In doing so, supporters and civic leaders fervently hope it will redefine Miami as a cultural destination.
With wrap-around verandas cooled by lush gardens and a monumental overhanging roof, 360-degree views of bay and city from within and without, and an adjacent new plaza, park and bay walk, the unusually porous museum could also become something else, backers say: a spectacular new front porch for the people of Miami.
PAMM leaders asked the architects not to strain for the iconic, but to come up with a cost-efficient building that would reflect Miami and make the most of the site’s waterfront location in a public park. That also meant making the place inviting to a broadly diverse audience, and flexible enough to show off a growing collection that attempts to connect modern Latin American art to its U.S. and European counterparts.
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