Art Fairs

Art Basel Miami Beach 2005

The fourth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach closed its doors to the public on Sunday, December 4, 2005 after setting a record of attendance. This year edition received more than 36,000 visitors from all continents. During the four days mega-art-madness event, 195 galleries from 28 countries presented works by the most valuable and representative modern and contemporary artists. Art Basel Miami … +

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Monumental sculptures of Dalí. Public display at the Village of Merrick Park

By Alfredo Triff

Until May of 2006, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a collection of Salvador Dalí’s monumental sculptures, presented all together for the first time at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Organized by A+ Gallery, this may be a unique occasion to revisit the work of one of the most prominent artists of the Twentieth Century. Dalí was, at … +

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Brad Kuhl and Monique Leyton

By Abel S.

Kuhl and Leyton have been collaborating for over two years, and have worked closely as artists for over seven years.  Kuhl and Leyton’s collaborative works depict crime scenes, emergencies and crisis situations.  Their work draws upon mass media’s conventional mode of documenting states of emergency. Police officers, security guards, emergency medical technicians, crime scene investigators, detectives and firefighters are the government forces … +

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State of the art in Miami. Interview with Ilana Vardy.

By Steve Mayo

A list of movers and shakers in Miami’s art community would likely be topped with names of private collectors and art dealers. One name to start looking for on such a list is Ilana Vardy. Art + Auction included her among its Power List 2004 for the work she’s done directing Art Miami and launching Chicago’s Navy Pier, Chicago Contemporary & Classic … +

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Ana Mendieta, naked confessions.

By Nelson Cardenas

“My name is Ana. Nowadays people go to museums to look at my artworks, which means to look at me. You may find on display a picture of me from when I was a little girl, dressed as a butterfly by the beach. I still remember that day at mi aunt’s back in the island where I first set down roots before … +

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Expanding Horizons. The Centro Cultural Español opens two exhibitions by two renown art collaborations.

By Luisa Espino

The Centro Cultural Español (CCE) has once again expanded beyond the boundaries of Coral Gables into Wynwood Art District. During December it will have two exhibitions showing at the same time in these two different locations (Coral Gables and Wynwood). Clima X In collaboration with Goldman Properties, the center kicks off CLIMA X, an exhibit by the legendary art collective Jus d’art … +

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Hanging by a Thread at The Moore Space

By Jose Diaz

Hanging by a Thread features over 25 established, mid-career, and emerging artists devoted to the use of stitch and craft in contemporary art. This exhibition pays tribute to the 1998 exhibition Loose Threads, curated by Lisa Corrin at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The Miami curators draw parallels to Corrin’s exhibition by including artists from the Loose Threads roster such as Tracey … +

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Flight. Miami Light Project

By Irina Leyva

Flying has been an obsession of human beings for centuries. From Da Vinci’s drawings to the Right brothers the iconography that supports this idea is impossible to catalogue. There are innumerable examples of artists who had worked with this theme. Symbols have varied according to the epoch, however, birds and wings are perhaps the most common in this repertoire. From religious to … +

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Emerging in Miami. A conversation with Anthony Spinello

By Cynthia Saez

We all heard about the “emerging” applied to young, talented artists, meaning coming out to be noticed, or perhaps being on the rocky path to success. However, we rarely see this term applied to an art gallery director or a curator like they were naturally labeled “established”. But emerging anyways, Miami art scene sees many new initiatives run by fresh professionals. Just … +

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The International Ballet Festival of Miami 2005

By Fran Robbins

There is a parallel to be made between the International Ballet Festival of Miami and the area it benefits, South Florida. For too many years, this region was considered merely a beachside resort with few redeeming features besides good weather and lovely beaches. A traveler went to New York or London for entertainment. One certainly didn’t go to Miami for its plethora … +

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Nothing Short of Spectacular

By Andi Brunt


Just as temperatures begin to cool down in Miami this fall, things will really be heating up in the arts and entertainment scene with this year’s Miami Short Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival promises to deliver even more of the critically acclaimed and award-winning films it has come to be known for. Past winners include, The Fine Line … +

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Merrill Lynch Arteaméricas. The Latin American Art Fair

By Abel S.

On its third year – the premier art show of Latin America, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas, the art fair devoted exclusively to art from Latin America, returns to Miami for its third year opens, April 7 through April 11, 2005, at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Fla. In less than three years, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas has become the premier fair of art … +

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Candles Cake and Fun. An interview with FeCuOp

By Mia Saavedra

FeCuOp is a contemporary art collaborative established in 1997 by Jason Ferguson, Brandon Opalka and Christian Curiel. The name constitutes an amalgam of the three artist’s names. Much like the periodic table of elements, the unique characteristics of each member bring a unique variable property to every collaboration. Each an artist in their own right, together FeCuOp fuses to create work that … +

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ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries

By Abel S.

Virginia Miller, described by a leading magazine as “the undisputed doyenne of South Florida art dealers,”  has presented more than 300 public exhibitions of art ranging from works by acknowledged masters to the initial exhibitions of emerging artists, all with several common characteristics. “The work that I’ve shown reflects my taste and my judgment,” said the veteran art dealer. “I’ve always tried … +

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Art Miami: 15 years of success

By Abel S.

In the early 1990s—when the number of significant international art fairs could still be counted on one hand—Art Miami awakened South Florida with a new mission. A tourist destination known primarily for its sex appeal, sunshine and Art Deco, Miami was not yet the cultural hotspot of the new millennium.  A modern and contemporary art fair was a courageous and bold venture, … +

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2004

By Abel S.

The international art world’s favorite winter meeting place. The third edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will take place from December 2 to 5, 2004. America’s most important art show is the favorite winter meeting place of the international art world. From a record number of 530 applications, the Selection Committee chose 180 galleries from the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and … +

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Enter Artformz Alternative

A conversation with Alette Simmons-Jimenez 2004. Alette Simmons-Jimenez created Artformz Alternative art space at Miami Design District. Since then, the artist has been continually invigorating it with collaborative exhibitions. I’m now entering Artformz, two years after its creation. I’m really keen about getting the insight of her artist space model.

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New South Florida based video sharing website

Channel 2 South Florida PBS Station. August, 2007. uVu is a video sharing website and companion digital broadcast channel powered by WPBT Channel 2, South Florida’s PBS station. Community oriented, the website hosts video content created and submitted by users, community groups or cultural and educational institutions in South Florida. Comparison with YouTube.com is inevitable, and yes, it’s the same principle, yet … +