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Art Basel Miami Beach: Art Fair Guide 2011

AOA TRIBAL ART: Dec 1 – 4, 2011

Explore how Modern art was conceived. At the end of the 19th Century famous artists work from the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Braque were all influenced by the Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. This is the first exhibition ever in Miami during Art Basel Week to feature high quality traditional art from native cultures and first nations. With a prime location inside the Adrienne Arsht Center, AOA Tribal Art, Miami boasts some of the most famous names in the International Tribal Art Community. View African masks, oceanic shields and house panels, as well as ancient zoomorphic vessels from pre-columbian peoples. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Carnival Studio Theater. 1300 Biscayne Boulevard. Miami, FL 33132.

AQUA ART FAIR: Dec 1 – 5, 2011

This contemporary art fair takes place each December at the Aqua Hotel on Miami Beach. This year, the show opens with a preview party on Wednesday evening, November 30th, 2011. The fair began in 2005 as an experimental project to bring west coast galleries and artists to Miami during Art Basel week. Based in Seattle, the fair has a distinctly west coast character set off by the balmy indoor/outdoor atmosphere of the Aqua Hotel. Fair organizers continue to seek out vibrant and noteworthy programs in their region as well as the greater USA and abroad, with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early mid-career artists. Aqua Hotel. 1530 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33139.

ART ASIA MIAMI: Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2011

The Art Asia Miami Fair is a selective showcase of galleries from around the world that focus on the best of established and emerging contemporary artists throughout Asia. For 2011, Art Asia Miami features further developments with the presence of Near Eastern, Middle Eastern, and South East Asian galleries and artists – paying special attention to broadening the understanding of Asian contemporary art. The fair hosts programming that include artist talks, curatorial tours, and panel discussions. It is positioned as the forum for international galleries, curators, artists, collectors, and educators to exchange ideas and enable new audiences to see fresh and exciting works. Midtown Miami. NE 1st Ave (Midtown Boulevard) @ NE 30th Street. Miami, FL 33137. www.artasiafair.com

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH: Dec 1 – 4, 2011

An exclusive selection of more than 220 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Art Basel Miami Beach is the star of the Miami Beach winter fairs, both in terms of prestige and attendance, with over forty thousand visitors each year.

ART MIAMI: Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2011

Known as Miami’s premiere anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week – the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its variety and quality, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 100 international art galleries and prominent art institutions. With a rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of art that it offers. The fair continues to attract the participation of affluent collectors and high-quality galleries from all over the world. The Art Miami Pavilion. Midtown Miami/Wynwood. 3101 NE 1st Avenue. Miami, FL 33137. www.art-miami.com

ART NOW FAIR: Dec 1 – 4, 2011

The fair runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach, making it convenient for those visiting from all over the world for the art events in Miami. Situated among high-end restaurants and hotels in the famous Art Deco District, Art Now is held a few blocks from the Convention Center. Art Now is a hotel fair designed to make experiencing the event both refreshing and enjoyable for collectors and art professionals. Art Now Fair is a curated show with high standards setting it apart from many of the other events taking place. It creates an environment where one can truly experience and appreciate the artwork. The Catalina Hotel. 1732 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.artnowfair.com

ARTEAMERICAS: Mar 2nd – 5th 2012

arteaméricas is the premier fair of art from Latin America. Returning for its tenth installment in 2012, it will showcase the latest trends in paintings, sculpture and multimedia. Galleries from all over Latin America will be participating, representing hundreds of emerging artists and renowned masters. The fair takes place in Miami Beach, drawing a diverse and upscale audience to enjoy high-quality art within an intimate setting. arteaméricas is not only the Latin American art fair, but also the art fair of the Americas. We are now taking applications for arteaméricas.Miami Beach Convention Center.1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33139. 305.854.3050. www.arteamericas.com

ART PALM BEACH: Jan 20 – 23, 2012

Art Palm Beach is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts since its opening in 1997. In honor of the anniversary celebration, the fair will debut the most extensive program in its history by encompassing premiere events, special exhibitions, topical lectures, special museum tours, site specific art installations, art performances and exclusive VIP programs. Art Palm Beach 2012 welcomes back many returning exhibitors as well as introducing newcomers to the Palm Beach art scene. The fair is comprised of over seventy international galleries presenting works of all forms of contemporary art. Palm Beach County Convention Center. 650 Okeechobee Boulevard. West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  www.artpalmbeach.com

DESIGN MIAMI: Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2011

Each edition of the fair brings together some of the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Design Miami is more than a marketplace for collectible design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects. Meridian Avenue and 19th Street. Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.designmiami.com

FOUNTAIN ART FAIR: Dec 1 – 4, 2011

Fountain was founded in 2006 as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since its inception Fountain has held 3 exhibitions in New York, one in Chicago and is showcasing for its fourth exhibition in Miami. Typically, Fountain takes place at a large warehouse venue in close proximity to other art fairs such as The Armory Show or Art Basel Miami Beach. Participating galleries usually receive 500 – 1,400 square foot booths as exhibition space and are given several days to prepare installations not usually found in an art fair. Wynwood Art District. 2505 North Miami Avenue. Miami, FL 33127. www.fountainexhibit.com

INK MIAMI ART FAIR: Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2011

INK Miami is a contemporary art fair held annually in December during Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. It is sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association and exhibitors are selected from among members of the Association for their outstanding ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just published editions by leading contemporary artists. Since its founding in 2006, the Fair has attracted a loyal following among museum curators and committed collectors of works on paper. Suites of Dorchester. 1850 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.inkartfair.com

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR: Jan 13 – 16, 2012

Premiere galleries from across the globe, collectors and curators gather in exciting for the 3rd edition of Miami International Art Fair, one of America’s most exciting mid-winter contemporary art fairs. Relocated to Miami’s premiere downtown Art & Entertainment District, MIA will bring together international and emerging artists to the waterfront scene for a five day extravaganza of art and culture. In addition MIA will premiere Sculpture Miami, a waterside installation and sculpture exhibition in Bayfront Park. Over thirty large scale sculptures by major international sculptors will be on public display beginning Dec 5, 2011 through Mar 12, 2012.Midtown Miami/Wynwood. 3101 NE 1st Avenue. Miami, FL 33137. www.mia-artfair.com

NADA ART FAIR: Dec 1 – 4, 2011

NADA is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging contemporary art. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organization. NADA looked for new ways to lower costs for younger galleries. Moving to North Beach allowed NADA to lower overall booth costs and discounted prices on hotel rooms. The 2010 edition of the fair was its second year at the Deauville Beach Resort and another great year for NADA exhibitors. Many galleries completely sold out their booths by the end of the Opening Preview. The Deauville Beach Resort. 6701 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33141. www.newartdealers.org

POOL ART FAIR: Dec 2 – 4, 2011

Inspired by the French tradition of artists fairs, Pool (Salon des Refuses) is the premiere fair in the U.S. dedicated to unrepresented artists. The simple, modest approach of the PooL Art Fair offers dealers, collectors and the general public an exciting alternative to the typical art fair experience. An invaluable resource for the artistic community and the general public, Pool creates a meeting ground for outstanding unrepresented artists and the large public of contemporary art professionals. The fair offers artists the opportunity to be a part of the unique and important cultural environment that manifests the week of Art Basel Miami Beach, the time when hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts travel to Miami to view and purchase art. Pool Art Fair. Sadigo Court Hotel. 334 20th Street. Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.poolartfair.com

PULSE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR: Dec 1 – 4, 2011

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair is the leading U.S. art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. Through its annual editions in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, Pulse provides a unique platform for diverse galleries to present a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, alongside an evolving series of original programming. The fair’s distinctive commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes Pulse unique among art fairs and creates an art market experience that is both dynamic and inviting. The fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. The Ice Palace. 1400 North Miami Avenue. Miami, FL 33136. www.pulse-art.com

RED DOT MIAMI FAIR: Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2011

The fair is returning to the Midtown Miami complex in the Wynwood Art District. The fair strives to create a boutique fair for galleries specializing in emerging, mid-career and established artists that seek to present work of lasting value and beyond current trends. The layout provides exhibitors with a sophisticated, friendly environment and ample space in which to build upon the engaging presentations and diverse styles that the fair is already known for. Red Dot Miami provides collectors of all levels with a broad range of works from around the world. 3011 NE 1st Ave. Miami, FL 33127. www.reddotfair.com

SCOPE MIAMI: Nov 29 – Dec 4 2011

In over thirty fairs in different cities, Scope has solidified its position as a premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art, routinely hosting an impressive line-up of A-list galleries, blue chip institutional groups, and widely respected patrons whose unique collections reflect both a seriousness of purpose and a deep commitment to their personal visions. From the beginning, Scope’s core mission has always been the creation of a flexible and fluid platform for both artists and dealers alike, which shapes rather than responds to market demand. Scope Pavilion. Wynwood Arts District. NE 1st Avenue (Midtown Boulevard) @ NE 30th Street. Miami, FL 33127. www.scope-art.com

SCULPT MIAMI: Nov 30th – Dec 4th 2011

Sculpt Miami is looking forward to welcoming art lovers, collectors and dealers in 2011 to the Wynwood Art District of Miami. The fair showcases outstanding large– scale indoor and outdoor sculptures by prominent modern artists from around the world. It focuses on the newest aesthetic tendencies in contemporary sculpture highlighting innovative techniques and the use of original materials. Sculpt Miami is the only art space completely dedicated to showcasing contemporary sculpture, making it a vital source for art lovers who wish to discover new developments in modern sculpturing. Sculpt Miami. 46 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL 33127. www.sculptmiami.com

VERGE: Dec 1 – 4, 2011

Verge is an international platform for exciting and interesting work by new and emerging artists. Verge exists to establish boundaries of the extraordinary as a counter to the natural compulsion towards stagnation in the way art is evaluated and delivered to the public. Staying true to this necessary state for the advancement of art requires a sustained focus on the best new ideas and practices of those marginal or newly emerging to international art audiences. Catalina Hotel. 1732 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.vergeartfair.com

ZONES: Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2011

Curated by Miami-based artist Charo Oquet, director of Edge, Zones Miami is a niche fair/event that includes a food-tasting session, talks, cocktails, exhibitions, video screenings, music, performance and publications. A strong local flavor runs through this fair. The focus is on up-and-coming artists and making their works more accessible to the public. The fair also features emerging Caribbean art, offering visitors a detour from the labyrinthine art-fair set-up. Expect anything from sculpture and painting to video and performance art from hot artists. 47 NE 25th Street. Miami, FL 33127. www.zonesartfair.com

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