A fresh perspective on Contemporary Art

A fresh perspective on Contemporary Art

Art Miami

December 17, 2003

A fresh perspective on Contemporary Art

Art Miami 2004

Art Miami 2004

Preview Gala: Thursday, January 7, 2004, 7 – 10 pm (By invitation only)

Fair Dates: Thursday, January 8 through Sunday, January 11, 2004

Fair Hours: Thursday January 8th through Saturday January 10th noon to 9 pm Sunday, January 11th, noon to 7 pm

Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall D

1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Contact: 888.663.5001 toll free; 218.723.9130 international

Web Site: www.art-miami.com

Art Miami 2004: A fresh perspective on Contemporary Art

from Europe, Asia and the Americas

January 8 through January 11, 2004, Miami Beach, Fl

Art Miami returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall D for its 14th year Wednesday, January 7 with a gala invitation only preview, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The show opens to the public Thursday, January 8, and continues through Sunday, January 11, 2004.

120 exhibitors from 23 countries offer art enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a cross section of modern and contemporary works, including paintings, sculpture, photography and glass as well as conceptual works that explore the latest trends in contemporary art. As always, quality works in all budget categories will be on display – appealing to everyone from the novice collector to the established patron.

New and Noteworthy

According to Art Miami director Ilana Vardy, this year fairgoers will benefit from a more user-friendly show layout – with wider hallways and larger booths. Attendees will also notice a marked increase in the number of galleries presenting photographic work – running the gamut from important works by photographic masters to more experimental expressions of the medium from young, up and coming artists. Currents, the show’s popular cutting edge section, returns with challenging work by artists on the verge of discovery, while Project Spaces, compelling exhibitions by artists selected by the Art Miami team and the fair’s Selection Committee, will appeal to the visitor looking for more diversity. Other trends for 2004 include an increase in the number of galleries showing top quality glass works, including “Games and Toys,” a confrontation between Silvia Levenson (Latin America) and Dick Marquis (North America) presented by newcomer Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea of Italy. Art Miami’s hallmark as a dedicated promoter of Latin and Spanish art goes unchallenged this year with the presentation of a wide variety of artists–both established masters and those showing for the first time in the US–hailing from countries such Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Spain and more.

One of the most anticipated installations will be presented by COFA/claire oliver fine art. The New York dealer will present Oasis, part of The Islamic Project, a long-running commentary by Russian art collective AES+F on the Western world’s fear-based reactions to Islam. At Art Miami, Oasis takes the form of a gigantic, lushly carpeted Bedouin tent encompassing AES+F’s artworks; perfect for relaxation and meditation in the center of the show floor.

Lectures and Discussions:

Lecture topics for Art Miami have special resonance this year; they correspond to an increased participation by collectors, both local and out of town, in Art Miami this year. Admission to all lectures and discussions is free to Art Miami ticket holders. All lectures will be held in room D235/2236 at the top of the escalator in the Hall D lobby. Please check at the information booth to confirm times and topics.

Collecting Latin American Art Today

Friday, January 9, 6:00 PM

A distinguished panel of collectors, curators and critics will share their insights on collecting contemporary Latin American art. Attendees will learn how to evaluate the art on display at fairs and exhibitions worldwide.

Collecting Photography

Saturday, January 10, 2:00 PM

Art Miami explores photography in greater depth this year. Learn more about the medium, how to start a photography collection and why photography has increased so much in value in recent years.

Media Contacts: Karen Barofsky/Megan Connolly Susan Brustman & Associates (305) 573-0658

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