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ArtPalmBeach 2020 Announces Exhibitors and Curatorial Sections    ​

ArtPalmBeach 2020 Announces Exhibitors and Curatorial Sections    ​

The 2020 edition of ArtPalmBeach taking place January 30- February 3, will welcome 70 exhibitors from 11 countries held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Lee Ann Lester and Core Hampson Co-Directors of the fair remarks "this 23rd edition launches a launches new fair pavilions for curatorial projects and immersive installations which draw on today's most pressing global issues and establishing a the fair's commitment  to our mission of opening dialogues between today's creatives and global politics, sustainability, and equality as well as embracing  the contributions of local nonprofits to the Palm Beach's rich cultural landscape." Over 70 seventy international galleries will participate in the four and one-half day show coinciding with South Florida's SuperBowl celebration.

This edition will see 27 new exhibitors including; Beatrice Gil Galeria ( Caracas), Erdesz Gallery (Hungary), Sasha Diaila Espacio de Arte ( Cordoba, AR), GalleryLabs+( Buenos Aires), Imaganiario, (Buenos Aires), September Gray Gallery (Atlanta),  Sum Gallery ( Buenos Aires), GBB Arts (Caracas), Imaginart Galeria (Barcelona), Ralph Kerle Art, (Sydney AU), MiArt Gallery, (Milan), AC Contemporary (Buenos Aires), Matthew Swift Gallery, (Glouscester MA), Miami Art Society (Miami), Manolis Projects (Miami), Factoria Santa Rosa (Santiago), Foundation Gurvich ( Montevideo), Rubico (Mexico City),Eduardo Lira Gallery (Santiago), Prima Gallery ( Santiago), Fire Art Vermont, Quimera Galeria Contemporaneo ( Buenos Aires), Aluna Art Foundation ( Miami), Art Bond Gallery ( New York), La Pecera Galeria (Punta del Este, UR), Contessa Gallery (Cleveland, Palm Beach), Montry Blackbeard Gallery (Miami). Forty-three 43 returning dealers are from Argentina, Australia, Chile, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Spain, United States, Venezuela, and Uruguay.   

For the first time in the fair's history an entire section of the main exhibition hall will be committed to expanding curatorial programming under the direction of the fairs Artistic Art Director,  Pietro Daprano encompassing; APB_Installations,  APB_FOCUS: APB_Photography, APB_Next Level, APB_Editorial, APB_Flow Video, APB_Art & Fashion, and APB_Community.

Inaugurating this new APB_Installations is the "Museum of the Moon" by Luke Jerram, an 8000 square foot multimedia artwork that has been on a worldwide museum tour stimulating our sense of conservation for our one and only place to live: the earth. Over a year in the creation, Jerram creates a moon landing. Jerram used NASA's high-resolution imagery to make his giant moon. The moon sculpture is exactly half a million times smaller than the real thing, made with data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Researching the actual communications between the astronauts and worldwide tracking stations Jerram created a soundtrack and Luna Moonlighting.

"Throughout history, the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers, and musicians the world over," "The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon." quotes British artist Luke Jerram.

The arrival of "Museum of the Moon" comes to APB directly from a London museum where the artwork broke attendance records. Jerram's artwork drew over 2 million in China, 640,000 in Belgium and over 1.4 million attendees in London. A spherical sculpture with internal illumination in the shape of the 23-foot moon designed from high-resolution NASA images. celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The exhibition was sponsored by the Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL.

APB_FOCUS 2020 Thinking global the fair will present a concentrated focus of art from different continents each year. Launching "FOCUS: Latin America" will showcase the most exciting artworks from this region important art capitals presenting museum-quality cutting-edge work from both established and emerging artists. This year FOCUS has invited fourteen galleries from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Venezuela. Leading artists to be featured are Carlos Cruz-Diez (Venezuela), Dario Escobar (Guatemala), Liliana Porter (Argentina), Gonzalo Cienfuegos (Chile), Javier Bellomo (Argentina), Felipe Lavin (Chile), Stella Bernal de Parra (Cuba), Jose Gurvich (Uruguay), Alexi Torres (Cuba), Alberto Cavalieri (Venezuela).

APB_Photography "Photographers: Next Decade" is the first review in the United States on contemporary photography of photographers to watch in the new decade. Curated by the fair's Artistic Director over forty works include the extraordinary work photographers from Turkey, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, Lebanon, Argentina, China, Brazil, US. "Next Decade" includes works by Peter Zelewski,  Guen Fiore,Gemmy Woud-Binnedjk, Rania Matar., Laura Stevens, Ekaterina Solovieva,  Heidi Jones, Morganna Magee,  Mariana Pacho López., Katie Silvester,  Ilya Ilford,  Agostina Valle Saggio,  Cansu Yildirim,  Marie Hald, Liu Bolin.

Also highlighted in this exhibition are important works by many female photographers whose compositions comprise female subjects as the leading role. Since the mid-twentieth century female artists have been underrecognized in both museums, galleries. Only 11 % of the museum's collections are by women and only 30% of art galleries exhibit female artists.  This exhibition claims the leading role of women in society, in art, and photography.

APB_Power Talks a full lecture series, artist booth talks, and guided curatorial tours are available to all attendees. 

APB_FLOW is the new multi-video installation pavilion that includes works from various artists, including Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Bruce Nauman, Christian Marclay, and more. The videos display a number of topics, from violent everyday encounters to social-justice topics..

Der Lauf der Dinge, 1987, Peter Fischli and David Weiss

As the central piece of the installation, Der Lauf Der Dinge invites the audience to watch Peter Fischli and David Weiss' iconic 30-min video. In its 30 years of existence, this piece has been one of the most frequently screened works of video art in museums around the world.

Violent Incident, 1986, Bruce Nauman

When asked how to define his video, Violent Incident, Bruce Nauman once replied, "Violent Incident begins with what is supposed to be a joke - but it's a mean joke. My work comes out of being frustrated about the human condition. And about how people refuse to understand other people. And about how people can be cruel to each other. It's not that I think I can change that, but it's just such a frustrating part of human history."

Telephones, 1995, Christian Marclay

On a dark and stormy night, a man hustles to a phone booth and furtively dials. The scene cuts to another man, also dialing, a little anxious. Another cut, followed by a succession of others, many of whom are immediately recognizable like Cary Grant, Tippi Hedren, Meg Ryan, and Humphrey Bogart.

Baltimore, 2003, Isaac Julien

Baltimore is rich in urban imagery and uses museums (three Baltimore institutions: the Walters Art Museum, the Contemporary Museum, and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum), as a key location and theme. Inspired by blaxploitation movies, Julien appropriated the styles, gestures, language, and iconography of the genre to create a work that is hard to classify.

LOSS, 2004, Hans Op de Beeck

This single-channel video projection confronts the viewer with a continuously changing, late 19th-century landscape of parks and city architecture. The images present a decadent, apocalyptic, muddy and ruined landscape, inspired by paintings depicting the Belgian coast just after the First World War. The soundtrack is a mix of ambient sounds and voices, providing a melancholic and mysterious backdrop.

Perimeter/The Reminder, 1997, Italo Zuffi

The video work of the young Italian artist, Italo Zuffi, reminds us of the body art performances by Bruce Nauman or Vitto Acconci in the '60s and '70s. Using an extremely basic setting (a room and two chairs), the artist explores the possibilities and relations between space and body language. He precisely analyses the power of chance and of gesture, looking for the uncanny, hidden under the surface of things, searching for "attitudes to become form".

APB_Community expands the fair's continued commitment to local, national and international arts supporting the fair's mission of engaging the arts in solving many of today's global and social issues. The 2020 fair will support these non-profits with exhibition booths so these organizations may reach a greater population to expand their community efforts:

Hanley Foundation & Opioid Spoon Movement: Supports access to Palm Beach residents to drug and addiction care centers

Bold Beauty/ Be Kinder; international organization empowering disabled professional women through international photography exhibitions

ArtSynergy West Palm Beach; supporting the children's arts education and access to cultural events

Continuum Arts; supports local arts education for underprivileged children

Youth Concept Gallery; Community based art collective that is dedicated to supporting arts education to the Department Juvenile Justice

Street Art Revolution: supports access to public art

Aluna Art Foundation; supports public exhibitions, lectures, seminars and education of the history and current trends in Latin American art.

Fair Information:

Show Dates:

January 30, 6-10 VIP Collectors Preview

January 31, 12pm – 7pm

February 1, 12pm-7pm

February 2, 12 pm- 7pm

February 3, 12pm – 6 pm


Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach FL 33401

Convention Center Parking Lot;1099 S Rosemary Ave. (From Okeechobee go right on Florida Ave. to Rosemary Ave.


$75 Collectors Preview Includes Multi Day Pass in advance/ $100 at the door

One Day Pass $30 at the door, $ 25 in advance on line

Multi Day Pass; $45 at the door, $35 in advance on line

Students, with school ID One day pass $ 10, $ 8 in advance


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