23rd Art Miami Makes History with Inaugural Edition of CONTEXT Art Miami, 12/4-9
SPECIAL SHOWING OF WORKS BY MA DESHENG
Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and The Buoniconti Fund will present internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ma Desheng in a VIP Reception to benefit The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Already afflicted by polio, Ma tragically lost his wife and both his legs in a car accident in Miami in 1992. After a long and arduous process of rehabilitation, he began painting again, depicting stones in his paintings as part of his recovery and renewed artistic awakening. Art Miami LLC partners will make a generous donation to the Fund in Ma Desheng's name. A generous portion of the proceeds from the sale of Desheng's artwork will be donated to the fund.
Born in Beijing in 1952, Ma worked as a draughtsman during the Cultural Revolution. He was a leading proponent of the Stars (Xingxing) group of artists who first exhibited in Beijing in 1979, the year China started its open-door policy. This art group pioneered individualistic and expressionist art forms leading to China's modernist art movement. As the leader of The Stars, Ma organized two exhibitions that broke the stranglehold of Communist Party orthodoxy and set the stage for future freedom of artistic expression in China.
Art Miami Participating 2012 Galleries:
101 / Exhibit | Miami, Abby M. Taylor Fine Art | Greenwich, Adrian Sassoon | London, Alan Cristea Gallery | London, Aldo de Sousa Gallery | Buenos Aires, Alfredo Ginocchio | Mexico, Allan Stone Gallery | New York, Alpha Gallery | Boston, Antoine Helwaser | New York, Arcature Fine Art | Palm Beach, Armand Bartos Fine Art | New York, Art Forum Ute Barth | Zurich, Art Nouveau Gallery | Miami, Arthur Roger Gallery | New Orleans, Ascaso Gallery | Miami, Barry Friedman | New York, Blue Leaf Gallery | Dublin, Bolsa De Arte | Porto Alegre, 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 | Stockholm, 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, Olyvia Fine Art | London, 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, Sundaram Tagore | New York, Talento / Guijarro de Pablo | Mexico City, Tresart | Coral Gables, Unix Contemporary | London, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art | New York, Waterhouse & Dodd | 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 2012 Galleries:
AJLart | Berlin, Asymmetrik | New York, Atlas Gallery | London, Aureus I Contemporary | Providence, Bankrobber | 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 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, 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, 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, Zemack Contemporary Art | Tel Aviv, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York
Art Miami, LLC, is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. Art Miami, LLC, produces Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), Miami's longest-running contemporary art fair, CONTEXT Art Miami (www.contextartmiami.com), Art Wynwood (www.art-wynwood.com) and the prestigious Art Southampton (www.art-southampton.com).
Known as Miami's premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week. The fair will commence on Dec. 4, 2012, with Art Miami's highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, which benefits the Miami Art Museum. World-famous for its outstanding quality, extraordinary variety and stylish, gallery-like decor, Art Miami showcases the finest in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 of the most prestigious international art galleries. Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market. With its rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami, and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. Art Miami is the must-see event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.
Miami's newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 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 Art Miami will feature a curated group of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career cutting edge artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits. The CONTEXT Art Miami 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 250,000 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 Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.
The Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilions
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
Pictured: Kalish Michael, Eckert Fine Art