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November 30, 2007

ZONES Contemporary Art Fair Miami

Photograph Charo Oquet 07

ZONES Contemporary Art Fair Miami 2007
Wednesday December 5 – Monday December 10, 2007

Open to the public daily from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.
2214 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
Tel: (305) 303-8852

www.edgezones.org

ZONES Contemporary Art Fair Miami is pleased to announce our second edition, December 5 through 10, 2007, at Edge Zones, the World Arts Building in the Wynwood Arts District.

ZONES will feature a selection of outstanding American, European and Latin American galleries fused with special museum quality curated programs, screenings and installations – showcasing international established and cutting-edge artists whose work includes video, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and performance.

ZONES offers the public a unique opportunity to discover and collect from a new and potent movement of artists and galleries within our 20,000 square foot curated museum-like exhibition space. Our concept of an open approach to an art fair generates a dynamic relationship between the viewer and their expectations as they navigate the intricacies of the Miami art market.

ZONES presents a strong international program of contemporary Latin American and Latino artists including installations by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Jose Bedia, Nicolas Leiva and Ruben Torres Llorca in addition, to established and emerging artists from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Turkey, and El Salvador. Edge Zones year-round commitment to the Latin American community in Miami is unmatched and the ZONES Contemporary Art Fair will serve as a hub for the best emerging contemporary art in the region.

ZONES participating artists:
A Abreu Canedo, Rafael / Aguilera, Alejandro / Almonte, Eliu / Asbury, Emily / B Barraza, Mayra / Barry, Steve / Blanco, Esteban / Bedia, Jose / Bonsma, Dirk / Borkowski, Chris / Budet, Osvaldo / Burdman, Michael / C Castillo, Claudio / Castro, Marielis / Chomick, Michael / Colectivo Chocolatera / Conner, Hope / Cordoba, Jose / Correa, Teresa / D Davydov, Victor / Dreidemie, Carola /Delgado, Ana Albertina / Diaz, Vanessa / [dNASAb] / E, F Fancher, Bethany / Ferre, Meme / Fondos, Georgeta / Forster, Gerald / Foy, Luis / G Garcia Alias, Ignacio / Gomez, Ahmed / Gómez-Peña, Guillermo / González, Gregorio / González, Manolo / Grauli, Max / Guerra, Orlando / Guzman, Miguel / H Hernández Gracia, Vanessa / Hidalgo, Juan / Hoercher, Seth / Hoffman, Rachel / Hrabowsky, Taras / I Ibarra, Karlo A. / Irion, Sue / J Jacobs, Jennifer / Jimenez, Arlyn (Buloya) / Johnson, Luise / K Koç, Demet , L Laffer, Steven / Leiva, Nicolas / Lazo, Luis / Long, Vanessa / Lystsov, Oleg / M McGinty, Andrea / Maldonado, Javier / Marchosky, Jacob Charles/ Martinez/ Menicucci, Orlando/ Natalia / Meléndez, Gabriel / Merette, Checo / Miranda, Rafael J. / Miller, Robert / Miranda, Alexia / Mizin, Vyacheslav / Montoya-Laske, Igor / Morales, Jorge / N Naranjo, Yolanda / “Ne s ruki” group / O Oquet, Charo / Ore, Jay / P Patao, Hugo / “Paniagua” / Mansilla, Luis Alfonso / Payson, Eric / Pellot, Josué / Perdomo, Felix / Portillo, Baltasar / Puntos Suspensivos Collective / Q, R Ro, Elena / Robinson, Brady Rojas, Jesus / Rose, Amber / Roselli, Mai / Ruiz, Maricel / S Sanchez, Trino / Sanchez, Zasha I. / Sarthou, Melissa / Second Front / Shaburov , Elena / Sharova, Alexander / Sherbundy, Suzanne / “Sistra” group / Steel, Genevieve / Stevens, Sue / Stipcianos, Nicolas / Swayne, Michelle / T Tamargo, David / Tamargo, Joseph / Tanner, Dorothy/ Tanner, Mel /Thomas, Johnny / Tirado, Filipo / Torres Llorca, Ruben / Tribe, Mark / U Ubiera, Ruben / Urbina, Juan / V, W Weber, Jessica / Weis, Sadie / “Where the dogs run” group / X, Y, Z Zayas, Francisco / “Zer Gut” group

GalleryZONES – Galeria Saro Leon –Spain/ Contemporanea Fina Arts- Miami/ MP Art Investments -Orlando/Venezuela/Garanti Gallery-Istanbul, Turkey/ Galeria IX — El Salvador

ArtZONES — International curated exhibitions.

Methods for a political art from Puerto Rico – Curated by Abdiel D. Segarra
One Day It Will All Make Sense – Curated by Nicolas Stipcianos
Miami Dreaming – Curated by Charo Oquet — Miami, Fl
PING PONG — Basel Switzerland
LaFabrik — El Salvador

InstitutionZONES
Florida Atlantic University

PerformanceZONES — Pilar Herreros, Performer, Brigid Baker, Artist “The Girl”, Rachel Hoffman, Chocolatera Collective.

VideoZONES — TELECULTURE: Dreams at the epicenter
Co-curated by Alisa Prudnikova (NCCA) and Lee Wells (IFAC-arts)
TELECULTURE brings together two diverse groups of new media artists from the Russian Ural Republic and New York City, whose work – ranging from photographic slideshows to online virtual reality – embodies, a cross section of thought that investigates perceptions of identity and cultural instability in the early 21st century. This program was generously supported by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Ural State Gorky University (Yekaterinburg, Russia), Pace Digital Gallery and IFAC-arts (New York).

ZONES strives to meet the expectations of a sophisticated, international public while converting the fair into a casual gathering place for progressive artists and art professionals.

In addition, ZONES Contemporary Art Fair Miami will launch this year “TalkZONES”, a series of daily brunches with invited guest speakers, which will serve as networking spaces for collectors and art professionals and “Zones Al Fresco” a outdoors space with free WiFi and complimentary cocktails. TalkZONES speakers include: Amable Lopez Melendez, Gerald Matt, Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya, Elisa Turner, Lee Wells.

MediaZONES: Irreversible Magazine — Miami

Wednesday December 5 – Monday December 10, 2007
Open to the public from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Tuesday, December 4
Preview Reception, 5 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Wednesday, December 5
TalkZONES with
Abdiel D. Segarra — Curator — Puerto Rico
Daily Brunch by invitation 10 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Afternoon cocktails – Al Fresco from 2-5 P.M. WiFi chillout lounge

Thursday, December 6
Breakfast Reception 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. in conjunction with Wynwood Art District open to the public
TalkZONES with Gerald Matt- Kunsthalle Wien Curator -6th of December from
10:00-12:00.Daily Brunch by invitation 10 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Afternoon cocktails – Al Fresco from 2-5 P.M. WiFi ChillOut lounge

Friday, December 7
TalkZONES with Lee Wells
Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya is a contemporary art curator currently at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. “Weather Report. Climate Change and Visual Arts. A curatorial experience”
Daily Brunch by invitation 10 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Afternoon cocktails – Al Fresco from 2-5 P.M. WiFi ChillOut lounge

Saturday, December 8 -
Open to the public from 10 A.M. to 11 P.M.
TalkZONES with Elisa Turner – Art Critic the Miami Herald
Miami Contemporary Artists by Paul Clemence and Julie Davidow, with my foreword about the Miami art scene from 1980s to the present.
Daily Brunch by invitation 10 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Afternoon cocktails – Al Fresco from 2-5 P.M. WiFi ChillOut lounge
Evening Food, Drink and Music Reception 8-11 P.M. in conjunction with Wynwood Art District.

Sunday, December 9
TalkZONES with Amable Lopez Melendez – Chief Curator -Museo de Arte Moderno Dominican Republic.
Daily Brunch by invitation 10 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Afternoon cocktails – Al Fresco from 2-5 P.M. WiFi ChillOut lounge

Monday, December 10
TalkZONES with Eliu Almonte – Curator — Chocolatera Collective — Dominican Republic
Daily Brunch by invitation 10 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Afternoon cocktails – Al Fresco from 2-5 P.M. WiFi ChillOut lounge

The event, organized by Edge Zones, is an artistic project initiated by Miami artist Charo Oquet. Zones Fair emerged as a mean to present an important reference point of Miami’s art scene to an international public.

Edge Zones is an artist and volunteer — run contemporary arts non-profit dedicated to the research, conceptualization and execution of events that strengthen the contemporary art environment in Miami. EZ seeks to making contemporary art accessible, engaging and to create a focal point for international research and awareness. Edge Zones is committed to assist local artists from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds in their creative production and disseminating their professional development in national and international forums. EZ organizes a regularly scheduled exhibition program, publishes books, catalogues and runs an internationally program through cultural exchanges since 2003.

Edge Zones is located at 2214 North Miami Avenue. The galleries are open to the public Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Public information is available online at www.edgezones.org or by calling 305.303-8852

Media in Miami contact:
(English and Spanish)

Charo Oquet
305 303 8852
edgezones@bellsouth.net

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. This project is made possible with the generous contribution of Steven and Susan and Bloom.

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