Thursday, October 17, 2013

PINTA NY Announces 2013 Highlights, Sponsors & Partners

PINTA NY Announces 2013 Highlights, Sponsors & Partners

New York, NY  – PINTA NY announces the highlights, sponsors, and partners for the seventh edition of The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show, taking place November 14-17, 2013 at 82MERCER in New York’s SoHo district.


One week before PINTA NY 2013 opens to the public, visitors from around the globe can preview the fair on, the official online partner for this year's fair. The fair coverage on Artsy will launch on November 7th, serving as a dedicated online resource for visitors to browse exhibitors and works, explore editorial coverage, view fair highlights selected by art world insiders, and inquire about artworks remotely.


New for PINTA NY 2013 is a curated format with four new platforms and a team of internationally recognized curators. The curated platforms include: EMERGE, curated by Jose Roca (Bogota/London); VIDEO, curated by Octavio Zaya (New York/Boston/Leon); CENTRO, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud (New York/Miami); and NEXT, a joint project of PINTA’s full curatorial committee.


PINTA NY will present 60 international exhibitors, from 20 countries showcasing over 160 Modern and Contemporary artists from Central and South America, The Caribbean, and Europe. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (Los Angeles) selected exhibitors for the Modern section of GALLERIES and Ian Cofre (New York) chose exhibitors for the Contemporary section.

For a full list of exhibitors, click here.


The interior’s original, 19th century details, including brick archways, cast iron columns, and 14-foot ceilings, will receive an ephemeral interior layout design by two-time PINTA NY architect, Warren James.


Artist Ray Smith and the restaurant Comodo will collaborate on a social space with sculptural tables, artwork, and installations by Ray Smith Studio for their dining room at the fair.

Museo Gurvich will exhibit a solo project booth of rarely exhibited works by Jose Gurvich and curated by the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of Art History and Chair of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU, Edward J. Sullivan for the PINTA Modern section.

Public spaces will be activated with the display of work from international private collections selected by PINTA NY’s Executive Director, Diego Costa Peuser.

Curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill will launch the interactive project Abstraction in Action, an online exhibition and collaborative platform illustrating the experimental and innovative nature of contemporary abstraction in Latin America. A presentation will take place on Friday, November 15th from 5 – 6 p.m. in the PINTA EDITIONS section.


Friday, November 15
11:00 a.m.
Matias Duville: Alaska book release at The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013

4:00 p.m.
Oiticica-subterrânea with Victor Manuel Rodríguez (Curator and art historian, Bogota) and Irene Small (Princeton University, Princeton)
PINTA Forum Lecture Hall, Ground Floor

5:00 p.m.
Abstraction in Action launch with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
PINTA Editions, Second Floor

6:00 p.m.
Oscar Niemeyer’s Legacy with Carlos Brillembourg (Columbia University, New York)
PINTA Forum Lecture Hall, Ground Floor

Saturday, November 16
4:00 p.m.
In Counter-time. New figures, new strategies with Mariangela Méndez (Independent curator and Professor at Universidad de los Andes, Bogota); Sharon Lerner (Curator of Contemporary Art at Museo de Arte - MALI, Lima); Paola Santoscoy (Director Museo El Eco, Mexico City); Moderated by Octavio Zaya (Independent curator, New York)
PINTA Forum Lecture Hall, Ground Floor

6:00 p.m.
Cracking the Code: Artists books and other fictional histories with María Berrios (Editor, Vaticanochico, Santiago de Chile-London); Manuela Ribadaneira (Editor, Drawing Room Confessions, London); Moderated by Gabriela Rangel (Director of Visual Arts and curator at the Americas Society, New York)
PINTA Forum Lecture Hall, Ground Floor

Sunday, November 17
4:00 p.m.
New Institutional Spaces in Latin America with Speakers: Taiyana Pimentel (Director, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros and La Tallera, Mexico City and Cuernavaca); José Roca (Director, Flora arts+natura, Bogota); Ana Rodríguez (Director, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo – CAC, Quito); Moderated by María del Carmen Carrión (ICI, New York)
PINTA Forum Lecture Hall, Ground Floor


The Drawing Center
PINTA NY has partnered with The Drawing Center to present the first U.S. publication of Argentinian artist Matias Duville’s new book Alaska. Duville’s project began in 2008 when he started producing prolific drawings of the state, which he has never visited, thus offering an imaginative view of the fabled region. At 11 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013, an event celebrating the release of Alaska will take place at The Drawing Center (35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013).

Fundación PROA
Since its inauguration, Fundación Proa is one of the principal art institutions in the City of Buenos Aires, with an annual program of temporary exhibitions and the organization of seminars, courses, conferences, special projects, and concerts. Its program, focused on the promotion of the most important artistic movements of the 20th Century, includes diverse contemporary artistic expressions such as photography, video, design, and electronic music. As the underwriter of PINTA EDITIONS, a featured section devoted to the promotion of the editorial sector, Fundación Proa understood from the start the need to create a platform for disseminating the editorial profile of Latin American foundations committed to the contemporary visual and audiovisual arts. All of the institutions that have been invited to participate are recognized for the rich culture of their countries of origin, which they will represent by exhibiting recent editions and publications about the visual arts produced in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Americas Society
Partnering to produce the PINTA FORUM series, The Americas Society is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue about culture and public policy in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

FLORA ars+natura
FLORA ars+natura is a space for contemporary art in Bogotá, Colombia, that specializes in the relationship between art and nature. FLORA’s foci are: production through commissions and residencies, the circulation of the results, and education. FLORA, together with Arcos Dorados, sponsor of PINTA EMERGE, will select an artist from the emerging art platform to attend a one-month residency in Colombia.

VAEA (Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts)
The mission of The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) is to promote a deeper and richer understanding by Venezuelan citizens of U.S. culture, and by U.S. citizens of Venezuelan culture through the visual and performing arts. VAEA aims to do this by supporting and funding activities such as exhibitions, performance, publication, distribution and dissemination of works, and information regarding visual and performing arts in and of both countries. Additionally, VAEA provides funding and other support to individuals and organizations including domestic tax-exempt and foreign charitable organizations to support and conduct activities in furtherance of VAEA purposes. VAEA will have a booth at PINTA NY promoting Venezuelan culture through the presentation of select artists.

TECHO, a youth-led, non-profit organization present in Latin America and the Caribbean, will host a booth in PINTA NEXT. Through the joint work of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers, TECHO works to overcome poverty in slums.


The premier Latin American airline is the title sponsor for PINTA NY 2013. LANTAM is offering a generous 20% discount on flights to and from New York during PINTA NY.

Arcos Dorados
Sponsor of PINTA EMERGE, curated by Jose Roca and in collaboration with FLORA ars+natura, Arcos Dorados will select one of the eight artists of the platform to attend a month-long residency in Colombia, resulting in a solo show at FLORA in the second half of 2014. Arcos Dorados promotes the exploration of museum-quality Latin American Modern and Contemporary works that represent the imagination of this diverse region.

Ciudad de Buenos Aires Turismo Cultural
Curator Elio Kapszuk of Ciudad de Buenos Aires will present resident artist Emiliano Miliyo and Karina El Azem at the fair.

Marca Pais Argentina
Representing the country of Argentina, Marca Pais promotes cultural exchange and tourism globally and will be present at this year’s fair.

Mercantil Arte y Cultura A.C.
The private collection of Banco Mercantil, Venezuela, will be exhibiting artists in the PINTA MODERN section including Mary Brandt, Marisol Escobar, Gego, Elsa Gramcko, Mercedes Pardo, Margot Römer and Elisa Elvira Zuloaga.

Big Sur Partners
Sponsor of Museo Gurvich’s exhibition in PINTA MODERN of Jose Gurvich, from Montevideo, Uruguay, BigSur supports the growing visibility of Latin American Art in the global marketplace, promoting creative thinking and expression.

Stelac Foundation
A foundation with the goal to support education and art as vehicles of social change and community development, and sponsor of PINTA FORUM, the fair’s lecture series.

Providing a unique restaurant setting on the ground floor where food will be the catalyst to an inspiring collective experience. Similar to a dinner party, Comodo at PINTA NY will be the social spot where anything could happen and spontaneity is not only welcomed, but also embraced. Serving Latin American inspired fare – Dishes rooted in local ingredients that are accented, inspired and touched by Latin America. Sponsor of the Ray Smith Studio Special Project.

The SoHo restaurant is catering the fair’s second floor lounge area with drinks and tapas. Novecento is known for its exciting atmosphere, award-winning cuisine, as well as its wide selection of premium Argentinean wines.

Soho Grand Hotel
The official hotel of PINTA NY is offering discounted rates for PINTA NY guests. 310 West Broadway, New York NY 10013

Gourmet wines provided by Chandon and Terrazas de los Andes.

Full list of PINTA NY Partners and Sponsors here.

Media Partners

Arte al Día International, Buenos Aires/Miami/Mexico City; Art in America, New York; Arte Al Límite, Santiago de Chile; Arte!Brasileiros, São Paulo;, worldwide; Artmotiv, Lima; ArtNexus, Miami/Bogota;, worldwide; ArtPulse, Miami; Arte y Parte, Santander; Irreversible, Miami; Fisher Island Magazine, Miami; Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vancouver.

PINTA NY is a curated presentation of Modern and Contemporary art from Central and South America, Spain, Portugal, and The Caribbean, and a leading voice in the championing of Latin American art. It will take place 14-17 November 2013.

PINTA NY Exhibition Dates and Times:
Thursday, November 14        6pm – 9pm: By invitation only
Friday, November 15             12pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 16         12pm – 8pm
Sunday, November 17           12pm – 7pm

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