Anchor art fair to the city of Miami, Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), the premiere international modern and contemporary art fair, and the inaugural CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami’s newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair, will kick off Miami Art Week with the season’s most eagerly anticipated cultural event, their highly acclaimed Opening Night VIP Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. which this year will benefit the Miami Art Museum.
World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries. This year, Art Miami will be joined by its new sister art fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, focusing on emerging and cutting-edge contemporary art featuring 65 of the world’s most prestigious galleries in an elegant pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami, creating a virtual “city of art” for the thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists from around the globe that descend upon Miami.
This Opening Night VIP Preview will serve as the first opportunity for international VIP art collectors, curators, and connoisseurs to acquire the most important contemporary, modern, cutting-edge and emerging art, a day before the Fairs open to the general public. During the very special event, Art Miami LLC will present a generous donation to the Miami Art Museum which is renowned for its dedication to showcasing some of the most influential international art from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Miami Art Museum will host a specially curated on-site booth in the Art Miami Pavilion for the duration of the Fair, with information about next year’s reopening of MAM as the Pérez Art Museum Miami in a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility alongside Biscayne Bay. The Pérez Art Museum Miami will open in downtown Miami’s Museum Park as a world-class museum for the city’s thriving community of artists, designers, collectors and its avid and growing art-engaged public.
The Miami Art Museum will also allow entrance to all Art Miami and CONTEXT VIPs to the MAM ‘Party on the Plaza’, the anticipated and invitation-only event on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 7-11pm. Art Miami VIP cardholders will also enjoy free museum admission during regular museum hours throughout the Fair.
Art Miami and CONTEXT will also serve as the presenting sponsors of the MAM Contemporaries Art Fair Survival Party on Nov. 16, 2012. MAM Contemporaries members will receive Art Fair Survival Kits with event invitations, VIP passes to Miami Art Week’s can’t-miss fairs, and giveaways.
“We are excited to partner with the Miami Art Museum, this year’s beneficiary for the Art Miami and CONTEXT Opening Night VIP Preview,” says Nicholas Korniloff, Director and Partner of Art Miami and CONTEXT. “Our organization and our participating galleries share an understanding of the need to raise awareness surrounding next year’s re-opening of the Miami Art Museum as the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and we are happy to utilize the Fairs and our exclusive VIP preview as a conduit to create awareness and help raise significant funds for the museum.”
“We are excited to introduce the new Pérez Art Museum Miami to the international art community at Art Miami” says MAM Director Thom Collins.” Art Miami has always been very supportive of our institution and the local scene, and we are grateful to have such a generous partner.”
The Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilions
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
VIP Preview – Tuesday, December 4 – 5:30pm-10pm
Access for Art Miami & CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Cardholders & Press
Wednesday, December 5, 11am-7pm
Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm
Friday, December 7, 11am-9pm
Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm
Sunday, Decmber 9, 11am-6pm
ONTEXT Art Miami
Miami’s newest emerging and cutting-edge art fair, will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. Trendsetting galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits.
The CONTEXT Pavilion will feature a VIP Lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, performance stage, indoor and outdoor curated projects and will be located just 50 feet north of the existing 125,000 square-foot Art Miami Pavilion. The combined exhibition space will increase the overall roster of galleries to 190 participants and cover 200,000 square feet. Ample and convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across the street from the CONTEXT & Art Miami Pavilions as well as valet parking. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT and Art Basel Miami Beach.
Art Miami Participating Galleries
101 / Exhibit | Miami; Abby M. Taylor Fine Art | Greenwich; Adrian Sassoon | London; Alan Cristea Gallery | London; Aldo de Sousa Gallery | Buenos Aires; Alpha Gallery | Boston; Alfredo Ginocchio | Mexico; Allan Stone Gallery | New York; Antoine Helwaser | New York; Arcature Fine Art | Palm Beach; Armand Bartos Fine Art | New York; Art Forum Ute Barth | Zurich; Arthur Roger Gallery | New Orleans; Art Nouveau Gallery | Miami; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; Barry Friedman | New York; Bolsa De Arte | Porto Alegre; Blue Leaf Gallery | Dublin; Bridgette Mayer Gallery | Philadelphia; C. Grimaldis Gallery | Baltimore; Catherine Edelman | Chicago; Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Christopher Cutts Gallery | Toronto; Claire Oliver Gallery | New York; Connersmith. | Washington; DC; Contessa Gallery | Cleveland; Cynthia Corbett Gallery | London; Cynthia-Reeves | New York; Dai Ichi Arts; Ltd. | New York; David Klein Gallery | Birmingham; David Lusk Gallery | Memphis; David Richard Gallery | Santa Fe; De Buck Gallery | New York; Dean Project | New York; Denise Bibro Fine Art | New York; DeVera.Iglesias | Miami; Dillon Gallery | New York; Dot Fiftyone Gallery | Miami; Douglas Dawson | Chicago; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Durham Press | Durham; Eckert Fine Art | Millerton; Eli Klein Fine Art | New York; Evelyn Aimis Fine Art | Miami; Fama Gallery | Verona; Ferrin Gallery | Pittsfield; Galería Patricia Ready | Santiago; Galerie Forsblom | Helsinki; Galerie Kleindienst | Leipzig; Galerie Olivier Waltman | Paris; Galerie Peter Zimmermann | Mannhein; Galerie Renate Bender | Munich; Galerie Terminus | Munich; Galerie Von Braunbehrens | Munich; Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom | Umeå; Galleria Bianconi | Milan; Galleria D’Arte Contini | Venice; Goya Contemporary | Baltimore; Hackelbury Fine Art | London; Haunch of Venison | New York; Heller Gallery | New York; Hollis Taggart Galleries | New York; Jackson Fine Art | Atlanta; James Barron Art | South Kent; Jenkins Johnson Gallery | New York; Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte; JGM. Galerie | Paris; Jim Kempner Fine Art | New York; Joel Soroka Gallery | Aspen; Juan Ruiz Gallery | Miami; June Kelly Gallery | New York; KM Fine Arts | Chicago; Kreisler Art Gallery | Madrid; Lausberg Contemporary | Düsseldorf; Leila Heller Gallery | New York; Leon Tovar Gallery | New York; Leslie Sacks Contemporary | Santa Monica; Leslie Smith Gallery | Amsterdam; Lisa Sette Gallery | Scottsdale; Lyons Wier Gallery | New York; Magnan Metz Gallery | New York; Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc | New York; Mayoral Galeria D’Art | Barcelona; McCormick Gallery | Chicago; Michael Goedhuis | London; Michael Schultz Gallery | Berlin; Mike Weiss Gallery | New York; Mindy Solomon Gallery | St. Petersburg; Modernbook Gallery | San Francisco; Modernism Inc. | San Francisco; Nancy Hoffman Gallery | New York; Nicholas Metivier Gallery | Toronto; Nikola Rukaj Gallery | Toronto; Nohra Haime Gallery | New York; Now Contemporary | Miami; Osborne Samuel | London; Pace Prints | New York; Pan American Art Projects | Miami; Paul Thiebaud Gallery | San Francisco; Peter Fetterman Gallery | Santa Monica; Piece Unique | Paris; Priveekollektie Contemporary Art & Design | Heusden; Rosenbaum Contemporary | Boca Raton; Rudolf Budja Gallery LLC | Miami; Santa Giustina | Lucca; Schantz Galleries | Stockbridge; Schuebbe Projects | Düsseldorf; Scott White Contemporary Art | La Jolla; Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art | Cleveland; Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art | New York; Spanierman Modern | New York; Sundaram Tagore | New York; Talento / Guijarro de Pablo | Mexico City; Unix Contemporary | London; Vincent Vallarino Fine Art | New York; Waterhouse & Dodd Ltd | London; Westwood Gallery | New York; Wetterling Gallery | Stockholm; William Shearburn Gallery | St. Louis; Woolff Gallery | London; Yares Art Projects | Santa Fe; Zadok Gallery | Miami; Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc. | Chicago
Inaugural CONTEXT Participating Galleries
AJLart | Berlin; Atlas Gallery | London; Aureus Contemporary | Providence; Bankrobber Gallery | London; Berlin Lounge by LVBG | Berlin; Beth Urdang Gallery | Boston; Black Square Gallery | Miami; Cancio Contemporary | Bal Harbour; Centro De Edicion | San Martin; ClampArt | New York; Connersmith. | Washington; DC; Contemporary by Angela Li | Hong Kong; Curator’s Office | Washington; DC; Dialogue Space Gallery | Beijing; Dmitriy Semenov Gallery | Saint-Petersburg; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Studio City; Frederieke Taylor Gallery | New York; FREIGHT + VOLUME | New York; Gaga Gallery | Seoul; Galeria Enrique Guerrero | Mexico City; Galeria Ferran Cano | Palma de Mallorca; Galeria Sicart | Barcelona; Galerie cubus-m | Berlin; Galerie Kornfeld | Berlin; Galerie Leroyer | Montreal; Galerie Paris – Beijing | Paris; Galerie Richard | Paris; Gering & Lopéz Gallery | New York; Glaz Gallery | Moscow; Hamiltonian Gallery | Wachington; DC; J. Cacciola Gallery | New York; Jennifer Kostuik Gallery | Vancouver; Kasia Kay Art Projects | Chicago; Kavachnina Contemporary | Miami; Kit Schulte Contemporary Art | Berlin; Kunst Limited | San Jose; Licht Feld | Basel; Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery | Santo Domingo; Lyons Wier Gallery | New York; Magnan Metz Gallery | New York; Marcia Wood Gallery | Atlanta; The McLoughlin Gallery | San Francisco; Merry Karnowsky Gallery | Los Angeles; Morgen Contemporary | Berlin; Nina Menocal Gallery | Mexico; NOMAD Gallery | Brussels; Packer Schopf Gallery | Chicago; Patricia Conde Galería | Mexico City; Porter Contemporary | New York; Praxis International Art | New York; Robert Klein Gallery | Boston; Robert Mann Gallery | New York; Stewart Gallery | Boise; Swedish Photography | Berlin; Traeger & Pinto Arte Contemporaneo | Mexico; The Proposition | New York; Torbandena | Trieste; Unix Contemporary | London; Varnish Fine Art | San Francisco; Villa del Arte galleries | Barcelona; White Room Art System | Positano; Witzenhausen Gallery | Amsterdam; z2o Galleria | Rome; Zadok Gallery | Miami; zone B | Berlin