Monday, December 1, 2014


Alexandre Arrechea, Last Days of Champlain, 2012, stainless steel, 14 1/2 x 188 1/2 x 12 inches, MagnanMetz Gallery

Art Miami (, the city's original and longest running contemporary and modern art fair, celebrates its 25th anniversary, together with its adjacent sister fair CONTEXT(, presenting an array of dynamic projects and exhibitions as the anchor event of Art Week in Miami.  Established collectors, members of the press, curators, museum professionals and art world luminaries have first access to view and acquire important works during the VIP Private Preview TomorrowDecember 2, which benefits the PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami andMiami Light Project. The event also displays a luxurious collection of the latest automotive designs from Maserati.  Both fairs open to the public Wednesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 7, during which Christie's International Real Estate hosts an interactive booth at the entrance of Art Miami, exhibiting international luxury residential real estate offerings.  With a combined exhibition space covering three city blocks and totaling 250,000 square feet, Art Miami and CONTEXT have grown to include a roster of more than 200 galleries, showcasing 1,875 artists from 60 countriesaround the globe.

Maintaining a preeminent position in America's contemporary art fair market, Art Miami annually features monumental and compelling artwork from international galleries, including modern masters and the latest in contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the U.S.  This year, Art Miami will feature 28 new exhibitors, adding to the elite spectrum of galleries.  Now in its third year, CONTEXT will showcase 45 new exhibitors for its 2014 edition.
"We are delighted to once again present and build upon the recent successes of Art Miami and CONTEXT, two distinct fairs that have truly become part of the cultural fabric of the city and Miami Art Week," said Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff.  "The special programming, exhibitions and installations at Art Miami are world-class,and we're confident attendees will notice and enjoy each fairs' growth and progressive direction this year."

Curated exhibitions will be presented throughout the Art Miami and CONTEXT pavilions and outdoor courtyard.  Highlights of this year's special programs include:Perceived Values, Hot Spots, The Director's Project, A Piece of Me, Art from Berlin, Miami Light Project, 1AN Symposium, a collection of unique Banksy works presented by Keszler Gallery, and a special auction of the official commemorative image created for Art Miami's 25th Anniversary by cultural icon Jerry Powers.
"The exhibitions and programs at CONTEXT will be even bigger and more impressive than in previous years," said CONTEXT Director Julian Navarro.  "In addition to showcasing a solid group of international galleries, CONTEXT is unique in that it will feature a series of solo artist projects, curated spaces, unique programming, conversations and events - all aimed to immerse and entertain our attendees."
peter sarkisian
Peter Sarkisian, VideoMorphic Figure (Robot 5, Version 3), 2014, Sintered 3D print, powder coated steel and aluminum, video projection, audio, 14 x 14 x 40 inches, Modernism, Inc


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