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Art Basel Miami Beach
From December 5th to 8th, 2013
Art Basel Miami Beach, which draws international crowds and inspires multiple satellite fairs, will be held from Dec. 5-8 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
This month for its 2013 edition, show 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, will showcase 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 2012. 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.
Main Art Basel Miami Beach Satellite Fairs
Art Miami, International Contemporary and Modern Fair, is serious satellite Art Basel fair. Art Miami is an annual event for all collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety.
SCOPE Art Exhibition returned to Miami in 2012 with a new location on the most highly trafficked gateway to the Midtown Arts District. SCOPE Miami’s monumental 100,000 sq. ft. pavilion housed its most ambitious fair to date, featuring a selection of 20 innovative Breeder Program galleries presented alongside 85 established international exhibitors. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Miami will run concurrent with Art Basel Miami, Dec. 4 – 9th, 2012..
Red Dot Art Fair Miami
Red Dot Miami is an international art fair concerned with fine art, contemporary art, art fusion etc. This fair is a highly successful art event taking place concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. This 2012 over 80 national and international dealers exhibited contemporary and secondary market, photography, painting, sculpture and works on paper in a luxurious 60,000 sq feet venue. This fair takes place in the main art district in Miami: Wynwood
Frost Museum Exhibition
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida will launch
Recording people or events, personal or historic, has typically been done through and/or sketching or painting, where the aim is to capture an instant in time that can be looked back on over the passing years so that future generations can see exactly what certain things, events and people looked like at a given point in time. Two Florida International University faculty members have, however, come up with their own unique, individual approaches to depicting and commemorating different stages of life: infancy (the beginning of life) and war (often the last stage of life). Their art will be on display at the Frost Art Museum through
Michael Namkung is an Assistant Professor, in FIU’s Department of Art + Art History, and describes himself as “an interdisciplinary artist who works in physical exercise, drawing, performance, video, and social practice.” Namkung’s Baby Pictures and the People’s Lullaby Collective is an art exhibition about babyhood and parenting that involves a series of 26 baby pictures, a multilingual lullaby collection, the world’s largest foam alphabet floor, and a program of unique drawing activities for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.
Baby Pictures is a display of images created from a drawing system that recorded the physical movements of Namkung’s newborn son on the floor. Resembling inkblots more than photographs, these Baby Pictures represent a father’s effort to capture an image of a human condition that is constantly disappearing.
The People’s Lullaby Collective part of the exhibition is a social art project and a unique opportunity for the public to become a vital part of creating an artwork. Participation is easy; simply use the voice recorder on your smart phone to capture the lullabies sung to your infant or toddler when the child is put to sleep at night.
Art Ballet Theater Season
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
Cruz Diez Public Crosswalk in Wynwood this Art Basel Season 2013
Residents and visitors of Wynwood can enjoy the neighborhood’s first permanent artistic crosswalk inaugurated this year. A work aimed to transform the intersection of Northwest Second Avenue and 25th Street. The effort is part of the Miami Biennale’s Wynwood Ways, an initiative to make the neighborhood a more pedestrian-friendly cultural destination.
The crosswalk, dedicated to Wynwood visionary Tony Goldman, consists of a kinetic design by Carlos Cruz-Diez, which changes as the pedestrian is crossing. Cruz Diez's work can be seen on the walkways of the Marlins Stadium and outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The abstract geometric design is donated by Cruz-Diez and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund at The Miami Foundation.
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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