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Now in its 23rd year as the anchor art fair for the city of Miami, Art Miami, the premiere international contemporary and modern art fair, continues to respond to the interests of serious collectors and this year will debut CONTEXT Art Miami, its new sister art fair featuring emerging and cutting edge artists.
While Art Miami will continue to present the most important contemporary and modern artworks from over 125 of the world’s most prominent art galleries, its inaugural sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, will highlight works by emerging and mid-career cutting-edge artists from 65 hand-selected galleries.
A Highlight of CONTEXT Art Miami Will Be the Art Video | New Media Lounge
The Art Video | New Media Lounge, located in the CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion, will present a hand-picked selection of video art sourced from museums, private collections and art institutions around the globe, specially curated by Julia Draganovic, and Claudia Loffelholz, founders of LaRete Art Projects. The video art works will address the polemic gender issues in modern society, and question the ongoing debate about the current roles of men and women.
Highlighted art works include: Said Atabekov’s Battle for the Square, courtesy of Video insight, Turin; Gerald Byrne’s Homme à Femmes (Michel Debrane), courtesy of Mudam Musèe d’Art Moderne du Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg; Eli Cortiñas’s Dial M for Mother, courtesy of Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf; Oded Hirsch’s 50 Blue, courtesy of Collection Robert Bielecki, New York; Janet Biggs’ Brightness All Around, Courtesy of Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa (FL), and Carlson/Strom’s Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg & Moore, courtesy of Contemporary Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.
A Highlight of Art Miami Is Sculptor Peter Anton’s Sweet Fantasy Ride, “Sugar & Gomorrah”
Sculptor Peter Anton famed for his oversized confectionary sculptures has upped the sugar load with “Sugar & Gomorrah” (2012), the world’s first art installation where the viewer can ride from beginning to end of the exhibition in a carnival ride car while viewing a Sodom and Gomorrah-like world created entirely by the artist. “Sugar & Gomorrah” is a traditional carnival ride reworked into an art experience, showcasing the juxtaposition between a sense of doom and the magical world of giant treats. The one-minute ride will be a visually stimulating experience, challenging the viewer to fall into temptations of food and the flesh. Best of all the ride runs to the sounds of Lesley Gore‘s 1965 tune “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows.”
Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will kick off Miami Art Week with an exclusive VIP Previewon Tuesday, Dec. 4 benefiting the Miami Art Museum and continue through Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the Wynwood Arts District.
Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilions
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
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