Friday, March 25, 2011

Miami turns on the heat 25 – 28 March in 9th Arteamericas art fair

Ninth annual Arteamericas Miami Latin American Art Fair. Is Miami Latin American arts ground zero?

Ask anyone in Miami (Spanish preferred) and it´s, Miami, Si!

25 March through Monday, 28 March, Miami Beach Convention Center.

Arteamericas (in Spanish) president Leslie Pantin put together an impressive  team for this year´s fair: Carol Damian, director of the Frost Museum at Florida International University; Julia Herzberg, New York curator; Leonor Amarante, Brazilian art critic and curator, and Angel Felix, director of the Inter-American Development Bank´s Cultural Centre.

Unlike previous years, a new iPhone app is out allowing people to take a digital photo of the art, receiving instant data on the work.

The works are priced from $2,000 to $1 million, according to organizers.

Arteamericas this year offers a New Art section dedicated to unknown and emerging Latino artists, in the Miami Art Museum.

The fair also showcases a special exhibition devoted to artists´ visually demonstrating violence in Latin America.

Consider emerging Spanish-Mexican oil painter Jaime Adan´s pictures of life in Latin America as nomadic artist. (He is not exhibiting at Arteamericas). 

(Most of these oils on canvas are between 70 x 90 cm. Photos courtesy of the artist.)

Oil on canvas, Jaime Adan
Oil on canvas, Jaime Adan
Oil on canvas, Jaime Adan
"Blind boy beggar," oil on canvas, Jaime Adan
Oil on canvas, Jaime Adan

Rock on and practice peace and love.

Stefan, the ArtTraveler(TM)

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"Green field wave," photograph by Stefan van Drake (2009)

1 comment:

  1. How does this year's exhibition compare to previous years in terms of selection? Quality?