MIAMI BEACH, FL.-
The new and defining trends of contemporary art by Latin American and Caribbean artists will be felt throughout the Miami Beach Convention Center (Hall A), during the four-day art fair, arteaméricas
. In its seventh edition, from March 27 th to 30 th , the leading Latin American art event will display art in its many forms - painting, sculpture, multimedia, and installations - featuring many well known creators, as well as the region's emerging artists, who will showcase the newest developments in the art world that they have embraced. arteaméricas 2009 will be a platform for young and emerging artists, through areas specially designed for them at the event.
La Habana Pavilion: Two Visions of Cuba - "Past and present, aspiration and nostalgia - this is what currently constitutes the hybrid impressions within the visual representations of Havana," says curator David Mateo. This project reunites the work of Cubans Kadir López and Ernesto Fernández, residents of the Cuban capital. "Caught in a historic moment, the city produces the necessary forms for this movement," says Gean Moreno, the Pavillion's curator. "Much of the current Cuban art, and that which has been made in Havana, 'captures', although sometimes in an oblique form, those un- anthropomorphist urban forces." Moreno also explores the work of Cuban artists in Miami, such as Alexandre Arrechea, Magdiel Aspillaga, Alejandro González, Ernesto Oroza and Manuel Pina.
Buenos Aires Pavilion: Straight from Argentina - Curated by Eva Gristein, who deepens the current artistic scene from Buenos Aires by bringing together four names that have found a place in the formal art market: Matias Duville (Galería Alberto Sendros), Catalina León (Galería Daniel Abate), Manuel Ameztoy (Galería Braga Menendez) and Adriana Minolitti (Galería Ruth Benzacar). "Although very different from each other, these four artists come together through their love for the organic, the landscape, the nature of their strokes, and their romance with culture," explains Gristein. This pavilion is sponsored by the City of Buenos Aires.
Mexican Pavilion: Sublimated Tradition - The Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami will exhibit work from Mexican artists who live in South Florida, such as Alekxey Sabido, Cecilia Rivera, Othón Castañeda, Eduardo Chirino, Ingrid Poch, Jaime Gil, Josafat Miranda, Laura Villarreal, Leni Ibarguengoytia and Patty Mountaudon. A common thread in the work of these artists is their visual language, which travels between two worlds. Their current production is marked by "the tradition of Mexican art that underlies in their icons, techniques and concepts, and Miami's multiculturalism and its intense art scene," says the Pavilion's selection committee, comprised of Edgar Pozos, Nina Torres, Arturo Morell and Othón Castañeda.
Tribute to Cundo Bermudez - The Cuban artist that died in 2008, the last member of the "Vanguardia Cubana"
Video Box: Latin American Cameras - Curator María Iovino deciphers the visual and perceptive problems common in Latin American video art. According to Iovino, "The political issues and human worries that decisively marked the artistic production of the last decades, have tended to unravel and therefore, create new images and weaves." To bring her idea to life, the curator has selected eight videos from Leandro Lima and Gisella Motta (Brazil), Martin Bonadeo and Leandro Erlich (Argentina), Magdalena Fernández (Venezuela), Andrés Ramirez Gaviria (Colombia) and Alexandre Arrechea (Cuba). The Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center (Washington, DC) is sponsoring this project, where the winning videos, as well as special selections, from the " IV Edición de la Bienal Interamericana de Video Arte" Awards will be presented, headed by Félix á ngel, the director of the IAD Cultural Center (www.iadb.org/cultural/).
Young District: Young and Accessible Art - An area of creativity dedicated to three young and emerging galleries, where works of art will not exceed USD$2,000.00.
Project Room: Large Sculptures - Art for open and public areas that will, under the perspective of curator Gean Moreno, reunite sculptures and installations from Julio Le Parc, Ronald Moran, Mark di Suvero, Ilan Averbuch, Rogelio Polesello, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Quisqueya Henríquez, Frederich Kunath, Frances Trombly, Ernesto Oroza, Silvana Lacarra and Olafur Eliasson.
A Glimpse of the Works of Alejandro Otero - The Fundación Saludarte will highlight the works on paper of one of the most significant figures of Latin American geometric art, Alejandro Otero.
arteaméricas Talks: Conversations About Art - Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, art historian and curator, both coordinates and moderates a discussion about the role that Latin America plays in the current global art market. Estrellita Brodsky, Julieta González, Rosa de la Cruz, María Bonta de la Pezuela, Gabriel Pérez Barreiro and Cecilia de Torres among others will be participating.The talks are co-produced by Miami Dade College.
Galleries from Latin American Countries, Germany, Spain and the U.S. - In arteaméricas 2009, the following galleries will be present: Aldo de Sousa (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Alonso Art (Miami, Florida); Arte Berri (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic); Arteconsult Aleman y Grimberg (Panama City, Panama); Art Formz (Miami, Florida); Bourbon Lally (Petion Ville, Haiti); Cernuda Arte (Miami, Florida); Cremata Gallery (Miami, Florida); Diana Lowenstein Fine Art (Miami, Florida); Dot fiftyone (Miami, Florida); DPM Gallery (Miami,/Guayaquil, Ecuador); Durban Segnini Gallery (Miami - Caracas, Venezuela); Fundación Torres Agüero Rozanes (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Galería El Museo (Bogotá, Colombia) ; Galería Fernando Pradilla (Madrid, España) ; Galerie Marassa (Petion Ville, Haití) ; Galería Sextante (Bogotá, Colombia) ; Galerie Tantow (Berlin, Germany); Ginocchio Gallery (México D.F., México); Hardcore Art Contemporary Space (Miami, Florida); Henrique Faria Fine Art (New York, NY) / Faría Fábregas Galería (Caracas) ; Ideobox (Miami, Florida); Juan Ruiz Galería (Maracaibo, Venezuela); La Carnicería Arte Actual (Caracas, Venezuela) ; La Galería (Lima, Perú ) ; Latin Art Core (Miami, Florida); Lurie-Kavachnina Gallery (Miami, Florida); Lyle O. Reitzel (Miami/Dominican Republic) ; Pabellón 4 (Buenos Aires, Argentina) ; Pan American Art Projects (Miami, Florida); Praxis International Art (Miami, Florida); RDZ Fine Art (Miami, Florida); Ruiz-Healy Art (San Antonio, Texas); Sammer Gallery (Miami, Florida); Toca Galería (México D.F., México) ; Terreno Baldio (México D.F., México) ; The Americas Collection (Miami, Florida); Van Eyck Galería de Arte (Buenos Aires, Argentina) ; Via Margutta Arte Contemporáneo (Córdoba, Argentina).
Museums in art Americas - Renowned museums and institutions from Miami will also offer a glimpse into their collections and programs during the fair: Miami Art Museum, Bass Museum of Art, Frost Art Museum at FIU, Lowe Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art/MOCA (North Miami), Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation/ CIFO and El Centro Cultural Español. The Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center/ IDB Cultural Center (Washington), Miami Dade College Art Gallery System and The Museum of Latin American Art/ MoLAA (Long Beach) will also be present.
Art in the Classroom - Five new artists, selected from their graduating classes, will be presented by three well-respected art academies of Florida: New World School of the Arts / MDC, School of Art & Art History de Florida International University/FIU, y AI/ Miami International University of Art & Design.
arteaméricas is directed by Leslie Pantín, serving as the fair's President; Emilio Calleja as Vice President; and Diego Costa Peuser, publisher of Arte al Día Internacional as Fair Director of arteaméricas .
The fair's sponsors include American Airlines, FedEx, AvMed Health Plans, Bacardí, Radio Caracol and The Miami Herald / El Nuevo Herald. arteaméricas is also made possible with the support of the Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau, the City of Buenos Aires, the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, the Mexican Consulate, and its media partners: Arte al Día Internacional, Art Nexus, Art Circuits Guide, Alma Magazine, América Economía, Casa & Estilo, Latin Trade, Miami Magazine, Revista Selecta, Social Affairs, Wynwood Art Magazine, Luk Luxury & Style and Splendid Magazine.
Visit arteaméricas online at www.arteamericas.com for more information.