From Dec. 2 to 5, gallery owners, art collectors, curators, critics and artists will be attending the ninth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, a prestigious event that makes room for the exhibits of both well-known and fledgling art galleries. Among the galleries handpicked for this gathering, there are some Latin American heavyweights, like Arte Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paulo; Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo; Galería Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo; Galería Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo; Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires; Jorge Mara - La Ruche Gallery, Buenos Aires; Faría Fábregas Galería, Caracas; kurimanzutto, Mexico City and OMR, Mexico City, among others.
The Art by Excelencias magazine, a publication targeting the visual arts in the Americas and the Caribbean, will be attending the fair from the publication pavilion and the presence of our president and editor-in-chief, Jose Carlos de Santiago.
Among the collateral events, the organizers have planned the Art Asia Miami fair that was opened on Nov. 30 and is intended to foster closer ties between contemporary art markets out of Asia and the state of Florida. With that view in mind, artistic proposals from China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Turkey have been chosen, with artworks by Zhang Huan, Gohar Dashti, Sissi Farassat, Liu Xiaodong, KAORUKO, Ahmad Moualla, James Clar, Sohan Qadri, Kim Joon, Danny Lee, Ushio Shinohara, Sui Jianguo, Kim Young Shin, Apnavi Thacker, Yang Fudong, Zhang Xiaogang and Meeson Pae Yang, among many others.
Also through Dec. 5 and with similar goals to those of Art Asia, attendees could enjoy Zoom, the first-ever art fair held in the U.S. focused on contemporary arts in the Middle East, designed in an effort to showcase different genres and means that belong to it right now. Exhibitions have been organized, coupled with an educational program that seeks to bring new proposals into the mainstream circuit of the arts.
For its part, the Intemporal Gallery will have a temporary host in a new space between the Design District and Wynwood, where Laurence Choko will unveil his Ten in One exhibit featuring the works of ten artists who, by the hand of assorted means, bear out their own approaches to common esthetics based on the realm of art’s leading trends. The exhibit will remain open through Jan. 2011.
In the same breath, Art for a Better World (AFABW) will be jumping on the Miami arts’ bandwagon in the month of December. It’s all about an accurate effort in making one large-scale commercial exposition and the community come together in no lucrative efforts. Over 45 American and international artists will show major pieces at Soho Studios. Scheduled from Dec. 1 thru 5, this is considered the largest curated event in Wynwood Arts District during Miami’s weeklong fair string, featuring a turnout of 13 countries represented through as many as 400 pieces.