Favorite Artist Spotlight: Alex Kuhn

2016 was a banner year for me in meeting and getting to know artists from a wide variety of different genres including but not limited to film-making, performance art, music, multi-media art, painting,  graphic arts and fashion.  So, I’ve decided that it’s about darn time that I do posts about them and share why I love their works.  First up in my Favorite Artist Spotlight is Philadelphia based artist Alex Kuhn,  who’s amazing art practice centers on nature-related works and pyrography. Continue reading “Favorite Artist Spotlight: Alex Kuhn”

Upcoming Event: NADA Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4 returns for its 14th edition to the Deauville Beach Resort with exhibitors showcasing the best of of emerging contemporary art.  This amazing arts non-profit organization’s dedication to celebrating new art from artists from around the globe offers a welcome respite to art collectors, artists and art aficionados. 

“We are very excited for the 14th edition of NADA Miami Beach. This year, we continue to support NADA’s growing international community through programs such as NADA Projects and the NADA x Exhibitionary International Gallery Prize, with exhibiting galleries visiting from 17 different countries, 43 of which are participating for the first time,” says NADA Executive Director, Heather Hubbs.

NADA is on my must-see list! 

VIP Preview by Invitation:
Thursday December 1, 10am – 12pm

Opening Preview By Invitation:
Thursday, December 1, 12 – 2pm

Open to the Public:
Thursday, December 1, 2–7pm
Friday, December 2, 11am–7pm
Saturday,December 3, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 4, 11am–5pm Continue reading “Upcoming Event: NADA Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4”

Upcoming Event: Red Dot Miami Nov 30 – Dec 4

The 10th edition of Red Dot Miami Nov 30 – Dec 6 launches under new ownership by the Redwood Media Group and will feature up to 75 international galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, and secondary market works.

The theme for Red Dot Miami 2016 is [EVOLVE]: At every turn, the art world is shifting. Galleries, artists, and collectors alike are continuously evolving, in turn imploring us to expand our perspectives.

Site-specific Art Lab projects, Art Talks, specially selected Spotlight Galleries and special events are some of the reasons why Red Dot Dot Miami has made my Miami Art Week Must-See List!

Also, Red Dot Miami tickets will grant you additional access to Spectrum Miami and a percentage of all ticket sales go to benefit LIFE is ART, a local Miami-based charity.

SHOW HOURS:
Opening Night Preview Party: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6 – 10pm

General Public Show Hours:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 12 – 5pm

VENUE:
Red Dot Miami Tent
1700 NE 2nd Ave. at NE 17th St.
Miami, FL 33132

ADMISSION COST
Opening Night/5-Day Pass: $75 online / $85 at event
Opening Night Preview Pass: $50 online / $60 at event
General Admission, 1-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event
Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event
Students, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $20 at event

Art Basel 2016

Art Basel 2016, with an attendance of  more than 95,000 coming to see the works of 4,000+ artists across 6 days, proved that the contemporary art market is more than resilient enough against the current economic climes. This 47th edition, featuring 286 of the world’s leading galleries from 33 countries, reigned supreme above all the other contemporary art fairs so far in 2016.

With sectors like Galleries, Statements, Feature, Unlimited, Parcours, and Film there was something there for collectors, whether private or institutional, and curators focused on seeing the best in Modern and Contemporary art to discover.

One of my favorites of the Art Basel sectors, regardless of the show location, is the Conversations and Salons series which brings together people from all over the art world and beyond to engage in enlightening, entertaining and sometimes very provocative discussions.

This year’s topics in Basel included 100 years of Dada, the COBRA group, the longer view of the impact of looting, race & justice and the challenges creating art in communities. Luckily for us who weren’t able to attend in person, we can watch these talks on YouTube .

This year’s show also included the announcement that Art Basel will be partnering with UBS to produce a new annual art market report, which makes perfect sense considering the years of Art Basel has been staging premier art shows.

The new ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report’ will be an objective and independent study authored by Dr. Clare McAndrew and her Dublin-based research and consulting firm Arts Economics. Covering the main macro-economic trends and delivering fundamental data on the art market as a whole, the first ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report’ will be published in March 2017 to coincide with Art Basel’s Hong Kong show.

Hopefully, next year will be the year I finally get to attend Art Basel in Basel!

Take A Look: 4-3-16

Every week, I come across sites, stories and updates that catch my eye online and usually I just re-tweet, share or repost the link on whatever platform I’m on at the time.

While that’s not bad, I think it’s time to keep better track of them by doing post updates here too!

Take A Look

Art on Paper March 3-6

The second edition of Art on Paper has returned to New York City’s Pier 36!

Art on Paper will be open all weekend at downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 featuring 75 galleries from around the world presenting special exhibitions of paper-based art. The fair’s second edition launched Thursday evening to a night of record attendance, andthe buzz has continued as more discover the unique, highly focused exhibitions of incredible quality that have quickly shaped Art on Paper into a The New York Times“Where to go Now” destination.

If you are in the area, make sure to go!