November 21, 2006 - scope - SCOPE MIAMI2006 – NEW 40,000 SQUARE-FOOT PAVILION
November 21, 2006

SCOPE MIAMI2006 – NEW 40,000 SQUARE-FOOT PAVILION

SCOPE MIAMI2006 TO SHOW THE BEST OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN NEW 40,000 SQUARE-FOOT PAVILION
December 6th-10th, 2006
10am-8pm Daily

Roberto Clemente Park
101 NW 34th Street (at NW 2nd Ave)
Wynwood Art District

Serviced Daily by a Shuttle

www.scope-art.com

Scope, Miamis first alternative art fair, returns for a fifth straight year to continue its mandate of challenging passive viewing by giving visitors a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else. Scope Miami 2006 is poised to redefine the conventions of an art fair with its new 40,000-square-foot, artist-designed pavilion located in Roberto Clemente Park in the heart of Miamis Wynwood Art District.

Just blocks from the Rubell Family Art Collection, the Margulies Collection, and Miamis leading galleries, Scope Miamis ninety international exhibitors uphold Scopes unique tradition of one-person and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. The fair opens daily at 10 AM. Scope Miami 2006 is proud to welcome Flamingo South Beach as its Platinum Sponsor.

Scope Miamis new monumental pavilioncomprising shipping containers, tents, and art projectswas conceived, designed, and constructed by Scope founder and president Alexis Hubshman, architect Charles Mallea, and expert tentmaker and owner of Event Star, Alain Perez. The experience of the fair begins outside the pavilion where visitors are reduced to a childlike scale by Agustina Wood-Gates Where the Wild Things Grow, a large-scale urban garden of 1,000 waterproof, handmade, green fabric cones. This veritable meadow of six-foot-tall blades of grass leads to the Sanchez Brothers Between Life and Death: inside of a real crashed bus, holographic projections of celestial visions recreate passengers near-death experiences.

Visitors then enter the pavilion and interact with [PAM], The Perpetual Art Machine, a video exhibition organized by Lee Wells, Raphaele Shirley, Chris Borkowski, and Aaron Miller. Fairgoers can choose which videos to project on cinema-sized screens in the main foyer from over 600 videos from sixty countries, effectively becoming part of the curatorial process. The [PAM] exhibition leads to Tomas Rivass Unobtrusive, a peeling and crumbling semi-circular façade made of sheetrock and wallpaper. The piece exposes how art fairs, the dominant form of exhibiting contemporary art, are, by nature, temporary and transitory, and serves as a fitting final step of the initiation into the fair.

In addition to its ninety exhibitors from fourteen countries, Scope Miami 2006 presents more than twenty-five special projects including performances and screenings. Fairgoers can relax and indulge at the Queen Bee Snake Bar and Tea Room, a Vietnamese-style bar located next to the café and VIP Lounge, enjoy a Grolsch SwingTop, or listen to Scope-Sound, an original sound installation by Derek Cotè sponsored by Land Rover.

For more information about Scopes special projects and programs please visit www.scope-art.com
Highlights of Scope Miami 2006 include:
Programs
Scope Shuttle
The Scope Shuttle provides service from the TownHouse Hotel and Art Basel Miami Beach to Scope Miami and the Flamingo Sculpture Garden every half hour for the duration of the fair.
Pickup from the TownHouse Hotel, located at 150 20th Street in South Beach every half hour.
Pickup from Art Basel Miami Beach at the corner of Convention Center and Dade every half hour.
Drop-off and return from Scope Miami at Roberto Clemente Park, 101 NW 34th Street (at NW 2nd Avenue).
Drop-off and return to the Flamingo Sculpture Garden, 1504 Bay Road in South Beach.
Scope Collection and Silent Auction
Scope is proud to present the Scope Collection and the Silent Auction in the lobby of the TownHouse Hotel. Artwork donated by exhibitors, invited curators, and artists affords new and established collectors a chance to build their collections. Proceeds from the Silent Auction help to support the Scope Foundation. The TownHouse Hotel is located at 150 20th Street in South Beach.
Flamingo Sculpture Garden
In conjunction with the Flamingo South Beach, Scope is proud to present the Flamingo Sculpture Garden. The Flamingo Sculpture Garden is devoted to showing large-scale sculpture that explores humanitarian, political, and environmental issues. It is located in the courtyard of the Flamingo South Beach at 1504 Bay Road in South Beach.

Events
Free View, Wednesday December 6th, 10 PM 5 PM
The fair will open to the public all day free of charge.
Free View Reception, Wednesday, December 6th, 6 PM 7 PM
Patron Cardholders and Scope Exhibitors are invited to join Mark Coetzee, director of the Rubell Family Collection, for a private viewing of the collection. RSVP: rsvp@scope-art.com
VIP/Press Preview Brunch, Thursday December 7th, 10 AM 2PM
Scope Miami 2006 launches with a press and VIP brunch featuring special performances and screenings. RSVP: vip@scope-art.com
VIP Benefit, Thursday December 7th, 6 PM 9 PM
Collectors and museum patrons join Scope exhibitors as they benefit the launch of the Scope Foundation whose mandate it is to help emerging artists through grants, awards, and acquisitions. This year, Scope has awarded more than $75,000 in awards and artists grants.
Culture on the Verge, Thursday December 7th, 8 PM 11 PM
Scope Miami 2006s highly anticipated opening night event begins after the VIP Benefit directly outside. The event is presented by Gen Art and will feature local and international artists and musicians.
Chubb Emerging Collectors Reception, December 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2 PM 5 PM
Young collectors from around the world are invited to sip cocktails and chat with exhibitors, artists, and more seasoned collectors in an informal setting. Representatives from Chubb as well as BSJ Fine Art, a New York-based art advisory firm, will attend and be available to talk to guests on December 9th. This event is sponsored by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, including special Chubb sponsorship of the reception on December 9th.

Selected Galleries Featured at Scope Miami 2006

Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
ART & IDEA, New York
Carter Presents, London
CHARLIE SMITH, London
Dina4 Projekte, Munich
Galeria Charro Negro, Zapopan
Galerie Adler, Frankfurt
Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto
Kuckei Kuckei, Berlin
locust projects, Miami
SALTWORKS GALLERY, Atlanta
SEVENTEEN, London
SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles
Umtrieb Gallery, Kiel
White Trash Contemporary, Hamburg
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

About Scope
Scopes continued mission is to turn viewers into users. Founded in 2002, Scope gives a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else. Scope international art fairs present up-and-coming dealers, curators, and artists, alongside museum quality programming at fairs in New York, London, Miami, Basel and the Hamptons. Scope is dedicated to not only supporting the international emerging artistic community, but local artistic and not-for profit institutions.
Sponsors of Scope Miami 2006
Platinum Sponsor
Flamingo South Beach
Associate Sponsor
Gen Art
Host Sponsor
Land Rover
Emerging Collectors Reception Host
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Media Sponsor
W Magazine
Providers
Casa Noble Tequila
Domaine St. Michelle Sparkling Wine
Bass Beer
Johnny Walker Blue
Ciroc Vodka
Altoids
Izze Sparkling Juice

Contact: Dan Schwartz/ Heidi Druckemiller
Susan Grant Lewin Associates
212/947-4557
dan@susangrantlewin.com
heidi@susangrantlewin.com

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