Thursday, January 5, 2012


This year relocating to Miami’s premiere downtown 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 through March 12. 

MIA 2012 will be held aboard the 228-foot megayacht exhibition venue – SeaFair. The
visionary vessel - which will remain dockside during the event - will be conveniently located
at the Intercontinental Hotel Dock at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Florida. The acclaimed venue recently completed a summer tour of New England after re-launching in March of 2011 with a highly successful Art Sarasota, welcoming 18,000 attendees in five days. Miami will be the inaugural port of SeaFair’s winter Florida schedule. 

The Fair will commence with a private preview, January 12th from 6:30-8:30pm, to honor the MOCA Shakers. The preview evening will continue with a Collectors’ Invitational from 8:30-10pm for additional distinguished collectors and VIP guests. 

The contemporary fair will gather a carefully selected array of 30 international dealers presenting both established contemporary and emerging artists. Works will be composed of contemporary, cutting edge art of all media including photography, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation and video. The mission of the fair is to showcase galleries representing the most talented and visionary artists of the 21st century.

MIA will continue last year’s unique format of unparalleled support it provides to the local Miami art community, integrating innovative and educational art projects linked to important local artists, museums and other art-related organizations. Partnerships have been established with the MOCA, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art, Lowe Museum of Art and Boca Raton Museum of Art. 

In 2011, MIA drew over 19,000 collectors almost doubling attendance from its inaugural year in 2010- 4,000 alone attended the opening night. Fair attendees came from 13 counties and over 26 states with notable Miami, Palm Beach, New York, European, and Latin American collectors in attendance. Many acclaimed the strong local influence seen throughout the fair, commenting on their appreciation for the diversity of artists represented as well as the different mediums and influences seen.

IFAE has entered into a strategic alliance with Mark Edward Partners, insurance brokers, and the Chartis insurers, leading property-casualty and general insurance providers, to serve as the exclusive insurance brokers and underwriters, respectively, for IFAE’s upcoming 2012 fair schedule. Additionally, Mark Edward Partners and Chartis will be sponsoring special events and lectures for collectors and vendors at MIA.

Focusing on projects that reflect on universal subject matters, Hardcore Contemporary
Art Space (Miami) will present work of local and international artists who use innovative and provocative mediums to foster questions about our post-contemporary society. At MIA the gallery will bring works by the renowned Latin American artist, Gastón Ugalde who gained global attention with his controversial series of “coca paintings “. Gastón has been experimenting with coca in his art since the 1980s and will exhibit a selection of coca
works at the Fair. The gallery will also feature Venezuelan artist Milton Becerra. Becerra is known for addressing cultural and environmental concerns through his mixed media works and has a unique technique of weaving organic materials – a skill learned during time spent with Amazonian tribes in the early 80’s. He has been exhibited in prestigious museums worldwide including Museum of Modern Art, Paris; Ludwig Museum, Aachen; and the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. 

Cernuda Arte (Coral Gables) specializes in the exhibition and sale of Colonial, Early Republic, Vanguardia, and Modern master Cuban paintings, as well as fine artworks by contemporary artists. At MIA 2012, the Gallery will exhibit a collection of established and emerging Cuban artist including Wifredo Lam, Agustin Cardenas, Mario Carreno and René Portocarrero among others. 

Black Square Gallery (Miami) has flourished in the Miami art scene since the Gallery was founded in 2010. They will exhibit works by Emilio Garcia, Pablo Lehmann, Victor Sydorenko, Taisha 3,14, Zhanna Kadyrova, Anibal Vallejo, Jorge Chirinos Sanchez and Taro Hattori. 

Kavachnina Contemporary (Miami) will exhibit emerging, mid-career artists both local and foreign in various media and will feature a large scale sculpture installation in MIA’s sculpture garden at Bayfront Park. Among the sculptors exhibited will be Dutch stainless steel sculptor Ronald Westerhuis, Colombian artist John Angee, American sculptors Gilbert Boro, Claudia Klein and local Miami artist Jorge Fernandez. 

Evan Lurie Gallery (Carmel) will feature works by renowned Italian sculptor Oriano Galloni, whose stunning figures in marble, wood, and aluminum range in height from 6 to 30 feet. A monumental 30-foot high marble sculpture entitled “White Moon” has been generously donated by the artist, and is expected to fetch an estimated $2.5 million at auction, with the proceeds from the sale benefitting the non-profit Arts for India. Galloni has also designed and donated 30 small-scale sculptures for the launch of Arts for India at the Guggenheim Museum New York on April 26, 2012. The Evan Lurie Gallery will also feature new works by sculptors Brad Howe, Carlo Borer, Kevin Barrett, and Gino Miles, as well as two-dimensional pieces by Jorge Santos, Victor Wang, Alexi Torres, and Jason Paul Bennett. 

Art Link International (Lake Worth) will present a collection of Modern Masters as well as emerging artists. The gallery will feature artwork and a live painting performance Friday evening by celebrated graffiti artist John Matos – better known as Crash. Crash will donate one of his works to benefit the Marli Foundation for Ovarian Cancer during a benefit for the Foundation on Saturday, January 14th aboard SeaFair. Among the additional works exhibited will include a 1979 original Joan Miro, as well as original paintings by Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella, two original Botero drawings from the 1980’s, a Venetian glass exhibit of Dale Chihuly circa the 1990’s and an important painting, Dame mit Tomate, by painter Paul Klee completed in 1930, as well as works by
Jimmy Ernst, Charles Green Shaw, Jim Ceravolo, A.R. Penck and Tom Wesselmann. 

From the far reaches of South Korea, Ejung Gallery (Seoul) will present works by artist Lee Kyu-Hak. Inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh the artist uses mixed media including styrofoam, magazines, newspaper and Korean traditional paper, hanji, to create his textured
works. In addition, the gallery will present work by sculptor Moo In-Soo. 

An exhibition of artists Frank Hyder and Florence Putterman will be presented by Projects Gallery (Philadelphia). Hyder has participated in more than 150 group shows and has had over 80 solo exhibitions
throughout North, South and Central America, including 8 individual exhibitions in New York City.

13-16 JANUARY 2012 • PREVIEW 12 JAN

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