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August 7, 2007

Launches GEISAI MIAMI

Kaikai Kiki Launches GEISAI MIAMI
New Art Fair Concept from Tokyo Led By Artists

Wednesday, December 5 – Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hosted by PULSE Contemporary Art Fair at
SOHO Studios, in the Wynwood Art District, Miami

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Apply at www.geisai.us starting Monday, August 6, 2007. </p>

Six years since the first inception of GEISAI in Japan in the summer of 2001, Kaikai Kiki announces GEISAI Miami, the American debut of a fair that has been a launch pad into the art world for many young artists. Organized by the artist-led art enterprise Kaikai Kiki, GEISAI Miami introduces an entirely new type of fair in the booming Miami art market, allowing artists to represent themselves and to present their work directly to an audience of collectors, art professionals and art enthusiasts. The fair will run concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach, and will be hosted by PULSE Contemporary Art Fair at the Parliament Building of SOHO Studios in Miamis Wynwood Art District from Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9, 2007.

Application for GEISAI Miami is open to artists of all nationalities that do not have ongoing commercial gallery representation at the time of their application. A jury of art world professionals, including Tom Eccles, Massimiliano Gioni, Walter Robinson, Lin Lougheed, and Carol Kino, will select approximately 20 artists from among the applicants. The selected artists will be invited to present their work in the Soho Building with no fee being charged for the booth that will be given to them.

Applications will be accepted at www.geisai.us/ starting Monday, August 6, 2007. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, October 1st, 2007.

GEISAI Miami will occupy a 3,000 sq. ft. space on the second floor of the Parliament Building in the SOHO Studios facility.

Since its inception in 2001 in Japan, GEISAI has been held twice a year. By presenting a new art-collecting concept, allowing artists to exhibit their work directly, without a commercial gallery, to an audience of collectors, curators and art enthusiasts, GEISAI has established itself as an exceptional art fair. The name “GEISAI” is derived from the Japanese word for “art festival.” Such festivals would typically take place within a university or art school.

Venue:

GEISAI Miami

Hosted by PULSE Contemporary Art Fair

Parliament Building of SOHO Studios, Wynwood Art District

2136 NW 1st Avenue

Miami, FL, 33127

United States

Dates:

Wednesday, December 5 – Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hours:

Wednesday 1pm – 6pm;

Thursday through Saturday 10am – 6 pm;

Sunday 10am – 5pm.

About Kaikai Kiki:

The artist-led art enterprise Kaikai Kiki was founded by Takashi Murakami in 2001, and evolved from its predecessor, the Hiropon Factory. Its goals as an enterprise include the production and promotion of artwork, the management and support of select artists, general management of events and projects, and the production and promotion of merchandise. With bases in Japan’s Motoazabu, Tokyo, and in Long Island City, New York, Kaikai Kiki is a unique organization looking to the future to broaden the horizons and practices of contemporary art. For more information on Kaikai Kiki, please visit english.kaikaikiki.co.jp/

For more information contact: geisai@kaikaikikiny.net

For further information, images, and interviews:

Media Contact:

Antoine Vigne or Andy Cushman

Blue Medium, Inc.

T: 212-675-1800

F: 212-675-1855

andy@bluemedium.com

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