From the ashes of Art Basel and its satellite fairs, the third installment of Miami International Art Fair (MIA) is bringing together a colorful ensemble of 30 international galleries representing both established artists and emerging talent.
Miami International Art Fair will present 21st century contemporary works composed from various materials and ranging in media including photography, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation and video.
MIA relocated the luxurious SeaFair to Downtown Miami. The megayacht exhibition facility voyages along the eastern seaboard pair international fine art and collectables with harbor view dining and special events in cities. For MIA there will be tons of awesome art to look at on board, and I mean look at because these high caliber artworks cost what to you and I is a small fortune.
To give a little back to the community, MIA has partnered with MOCA, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art, Lowe Museum of Art and Boca Raton Museum of Art to introduce educational art projects that collaborate with local artists, museums and organizations.
Accordingly, MIA kicks-off with a preview for the members of the MOCA Shakers, a group of young professionals interested in networking, cultural, philanthropy and community engagement. Should you be a member, private collector, or other VIP, this party is a must because its on a yacht of course!
Being aboard this yacht alone is the highlight of this fair. With plenty of art, daily Meet the Artist Receptions and sunset parties on the sky deck, seems like we’ll be spending all weekend aboard. Full program.
Every evening, MIA invites you to watch the sunset on the sky deck and enjoy Art on the Rocks, featuring art inspired cocktail creations like the Jackson Pollock Martini, Dali’s Day of the Dead, Matta Mojito and the Frida Kahlo Tequila Sunrise.
Live Art by John “Crash” Matos
Friday, January 13th Art Link International will present artwork and a live painting performance by John Matos aka Crash. Crash revolutionized graffiti by earning the craft the respect of the art world and even the likes of Eric Clapton when he presented him with a detailed Stratocaster who has since commissioned 5 guitars now dubbed Crashocastors.
Crash will donate one of his works to benefit the Marli Foundation for Ovarian Cancer during a benefit for the Foundation on Saturday, January 14th aboard SeaFair.
Design Lectures by Pamela Hughes
Begins on Friday, January 13th at 2pm with The Importance of Proper Lighting in Today’s Interiors by Pamela Hughes, Owner and President, Hughes Design Associates. Hughes discusses the many lighting choices available to us today, and the criteria for their use in interior design.
Hughes Design Associates is one of the premier firms of interior designers in the United States. Pamela Hughes is a legit lady, she leads the firm of over 20 experienced architects, interior architects and interior designers with several highly prestigious projects under her belt.
Pamela Hughes continues her lecture on Sunday, January 15th at 2pm with Incorporating Functional Art into Rooms of all Periods. Hughes will be discussing how to incorporate the incredible variety of functional art available today.
Hardcore Contemporary Art Space will present the works of local and international artists who use provocative mediums to foster questions about our post-contemporary society including the works of renowned Latin American artists, Gastón Ugalde and Milton Becerra.
Gastón Ugalde has been referred to as the most important living Bolivian artist and also as the Andean Warhol by art critics. Venezuelan artist Milton Becerra is best known for addressing cultural and environmental concerns. His mixed media works apply a unique technique of weaving organic materials Bercerra learned during time spent with Amazonian tribes in the early 80′s.
Cernuda Arte, based in the heart of Coral Gables, specializes in Cuban fine artworks by contemporary artists. Cernuda Arte will be exhibiting a collection of established and emerging Cuban artist.
Black Square Gallery, another local gallery, specializes in works from both accomplished and promising young artists from around the world. Since 2010 Black Square Gallery has been presenting world art processes and trends to modern viewers.
Art Link International presents a collection of modern masters and emerging artists with works exhibited including a 1979 original Joan Miro, original paintings by Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella, two original Botero drawings from the 1980′s, a Venetian glass exhibit of Dale Chihuly circa the 1990′s and an important painting, Dame mit Tomate, by painter Paul Klee completed in 1930.
From South Korea, Ejung Gallery will feature works by artist Lee Kyu-Hak and sculptor Moo In-Soo. Inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh, Lee Kyu-Hak uses mixed media including styrofoam, magazines, newspaper and Korean traditional paper, hanji, to create textured works.
Projects Gallery from Philadelphia will present an exhibition of works by Frank Hyder and Florence Putterman.
Evan Lurie Gallery will feature works by renowned Italian sculptor Oriano Galloni and works by Brad Howe, Carlo Borer, Kevin Barrett, and Gino Miles, as well as two-dimensional pieces by Jorge Santos, Victor Wang, Alexi Torres, and Jason Paul Bennett.
A marble sculpture entitled White Moon (above) was donated by the artist with the proceeds from the sale benefitting the non-profit Arts for India.
MIA will premiere Sculpture Miami, an installation and sculpture exhibition in Bayfront Park with over thirty large scale sculptures by major international sculptors on public display. The exhibition designed by acclaimed sculptor and architect Noguchi premiered during Art Basel 2011 and will run through March 12.
Kavachnina Contemporary will exhibit emerging, mid-career artists both local and foreign in various media and will feature a large scale sculpture installation in MIA’s sculpture garden at Bayfront Park.
Additional exhibitors include Art Link International (Lake Worth), Edwina Sandys (Palm Beach |London | New York), e.jung Gallery (Seoul), DiCecca Fine Art (Falmouth), Hardcore Art Contemporary Space (Miami), Kavachnina Contemporary (Miami), Lelia Mordoch Gallery (Miami | Paris), NAC Gallery (Miami | London), Pamela Hughes Design (Sarasota), Projects Gallery (Philadelphia | Miami ), Stars Bridge (Moscow), Artmosphere (Vienna | Salzburg), Galerie Baobab (Bogota) and Olyvia Fine Art Ltd. (London), Butter Gallery (Miami), Robert Fontaine Gallery (Miami), Rudolf Budja Gallery (Austria | Miami Beach), Evan Lurie Gallery (Carmel), Nina Torres Fine Art (Miami), Ascaso Gallery, Cernuda Arte (Coral Gables), Black Square Gallery (Miami)
Miami International Art Fair
January 13-14: Noon – 10pm
January 15-16: Noon – 7pm
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131