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The view from the Untitled Art Fair, which is located on the beach of South Beach. (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

This week, as you know, Hyperallergic is in Miami for the annual art fairs. But this year, and for the first time, Hyperallergic is hosting a party and sponsoring an event during the major art week.

On Friday, December 7 (5–7pm), Hyperallergic is joining with Artspace to cohost a special Sunset Cocktails on the Beach at the brand new Untitled fair. When we announced the event via email last Friday we were overwhelmed by the response and had to close the guest list a day after it was announced (apologies to all those who didn’t RSVP in time), but we look forward to seeing everyone who RSVP’d and is planning to attend. If you want to make sure to get our party invites in the future, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter where all events are announced first. If you’re in Miami and are dying to attend the event, email us at info [at] hyperallergic [dot] com and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

On Saturday, December 8 (11am-12pm), Hyperallergic is sponsoring The Blogger’s Guide to Art Miami, which is hosted by artist/blogger Joanne Mattera of the Joanne Mattera art blog and critic/editor David Cohen of artcritical. It should be an interesting tour and it will be followed by a lively discussion.

“This tour started out as a blogger’s eye view of Art Miami, but will expand this year to include David Cohen’s critical eye,” Matter explains. “We never know exactly what we’ll talk about until we do a long preliminary visit, but we’ll look for the unexpected — last year it was Titian’s “St. Sebastian” (!) — as well as new work by contemporary artists. I always have my eye open for ways in which materiality is engaged in service to contemporary expression. And since I will already have seen much of what’s at the other fairs, I expect to connect the conceptual dots.”

Hope to see you at the fairs.

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