November 24, 2009 - SCOPE Art Show - Art Show
November 24, 2009

Art Show

Aaron Spangler, Songbird, 2009. Basswood painted with black gesso and a touch of graphite. 102 x 57 x 22 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin.

Art Show
December 2 – 6, 2009

Wynwood Arts District


SCOPE Miami Art Show, December 2 – 6, 2009 returns to a new venue, the SOHO STUDIOS, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. Featuring over 75 galleries from all over the world, SCOPE is proud to present its inaugural SCOPE Curatorial Committee. SCOPE Founder, Alexis Hubshman has enlisted this curatorial committee to present museum quality programming alongside an international roster of emerging galleries, giving audiences a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else. SCOPE’s select group of younger generation curators have embraced this opportunity to present creative programming without the limitations that they may experience in their home institutions.

David Hunt, Curatorial Director SCOPE, Independent Curator and Critic, New York
• Franklin Sirmans, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
• Naomi Beckwith, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem
• Kate McNamara, Curatorial Assistant, PS1 / MOMA, New York
• Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate, New Museum, New York

For more information about the SCOPE Curatorial Committee please visit here.

With the inauguration of SCOPE’s curatorial committee, comes a selection of international galleries that reflect SCOPE’s commitment to innovative contemporary art, making SCOPE a trailblazer among other contemporary fairs. SCOPE Miami hosts 75 galleries from 25 countries around the world, including a section specially devoted to Latin American art featuring 12 galleries from South America.

Newcomers to SCOPE this year include:

Anonymous Gallery from New York who will be bringing the work of Maya Hayuk. Hayuk’s dynamic oeuvre is unpretentious, approachable and most of all expresses an understanding of love, community and humanity. Micaela Gallery from San Francisco will be bringing the work of German-born artist Franziska Klotz and American artist Marvin Lipofsky. First time exhibitors from South America featured in our Latin American section include Christopher Paschall from Bogota, Columbia and Galeria Lucia de la Puenta from Lima, Peru.

Returning exhibitors include:

Bonelli ArteContemporanea from Mantova, Italy who boasts an exciting roster of emerging and established international artists. Bonelli will be bringing with them the work of Nicola Verlato who was selected to represent Italy at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Another returning gallery is ADA Gallery from Richmond, VA who showcases the best in emerging art and artists from around the world. Exhibiting ADA artists include Chris Verence and George Kuchar. Returning this year is long-time SCOPE exhibitor and established Latin American gallery Jacob Karpio Galeria from San Jose, Costa Rica.

For a full list of SCOPE Exhibitors please visit our website.

SCOPE Curatorial Programming for Miami will include:

The Film Program –each curator has personally selected a single work by an outstanding contemporary artist to screen continuously in the SCOPE Theater daily.

Wednesday | Dec 2 | Franklin Sirmans Presents: Patty Change, Rather To Potentialities, 2009
Thursday | Dec 3 | Kate McNamara Presents: Robert Boyd, Conspiracy Theory, 2008
Friday | Dec 4 | David Hunt Presents: Jordan Wolfson, Infinite Melancholy, 2003
Saturday | Dec 5 | Naomi Beckwith Presents: Edgar Arceneaux, An Arrangement without Tormentors, 2004
Sunday | Dec 6 | Benjamin Godsill Presents: Kon Trubkovich, Double Entrance/Double Exit, 2009

Iconic – a selection of ground breaking, career defining pieces from world-renowned artists placed throughout the fair including pieces from Aaron Spangler, Simone Leigh, Dario Robleto and Liao Yibai.

The Sculpture Garden – five sculptures hand-selected by our curatorial committee showcased in the outdoor sculpture garden. Pieces include works by Robert Melee, Rob Fischer and Davis/Langlois.

Chimera – a painting show curated by David Hunt featuring paintings from Ted O’Sullivan, Grey Milk, Dave McDermott, Melissa Brown, Kevin Zucker, Luis Macias, Raha Raissnia, Pedro Barbeito, Christoph Mascher, Christoph Steinmeyer, Fernando Mastrangelo, Calma, Doze Green, Jeff Soto, Mike Quinn, Ouattara Watts.

The Arctic Circle – Forging an alliance between the arts and sciences is a growing area of interest and importance. The Arctic Circle founder Aaron O’Connor believes that the organization provides a new focus that will serve to broaden creative exploration and raise awareness about the importance of the role that the artist and scientist hold in society

In over thirty fairs since its inception, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art, routinely hosting an impressive line-up of Alist galleries, blue chip institutional groups, and widely respected patrons. SCOPE’s early advocacy of promising young artists has proved extremely prescient as those same artists later return to the fair after inclusion in culture-defining exhibitions and major institutions from around the world. The SCOPE Foundation helps to continue this directive by helping emerging contemporary artists through grants, awards, and acquisitions. SCOPE is dedicated to not only supporting the international emerging artistic community, but local schools and not-for-profit arts institutions.

Please visit our programming section for more information and images on all of SCOPE Miami’s Curatorial Programming.

SCOPE is excited to work with many sponsors and partners this year that help to make this programming possible thanks to their generous support.

Please visit for a full list of our fair partners.


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