CONTEXT Art Miami Announces Exhibitors for Second Edition During MIAMI ART WEEK 2013

Art Miami’s Sister Fair to Feature 69 International Galleries Presenting Cutting-Edge Works by Emerging and Mid-Career Talents

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Art Miami LLC is pleased to announce its roster of exhibitors for CONTEXT, taking place at a 45,000-square-foot pavilion in the renowned Wynwood Arts District from December 3 through December 8, 2013. CONTEXT’s successful 2012 debut established it as the ultimate platform for international galleries to present cutting-edge works by emerging and mid-career talents. The fair provides insight into the latest trends in contemporary art by contextualizing them with some of the finest examples of groundbreaking 20th century movements at its neighboring sister fair Art Miami.

The following galleries have been confirmed for participation at CONTEXT in 2013:

532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel | New York; Accola Griefen Gallery | New York; Alicia David Contemporary Art | London; Alida Anderson Art Projects | Potomac; Amstel Gallery |Amsterdam; Andrea Schwartz Gallery | San Francisco; Anna Kustera Gallery | New York; Arch Gallery | Miami; Art Lexing | Miami; ASYMMETRIK | New York; Athena Contemporânea | Rio de Janeiro; Aureus Contemporary | Providence; Baang + Burne Contemporary | New York; blunt | Toronto; camara oscura galeria de arte | Madrid; Casa de Costa | New York; Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art | New York; CONNERSMITH. | Washington DC; Cube Gallery | London; Da Xiang Art Space | Taichung; Denise Bibro Fine Art | New York; Eduardo Secci Contemporary | Florence; Eli Klein Fine Art | New York; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Studio City; FitzRoy Knox Gallery | New York; Galeria Enrique Guerrero | Mexico City; Galeria Sicart | Barcelona; Galleria Ca’ D’Oro | Rome; Galerie Berlin | Berlin; Galerie Kornfeld | Berlin; Galerie Kuhn + Partner | Berlin; Galerie Obrist | Essen; Galerie Richard | New York; Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas | Dallas; Gallery Henoch | New York; Heitsch Gallery | Munich; JanKossen Contemporay | Basel; JJ Joong Jung Gallery | Seoul; Julian Navarro Projects | Long Island City; Kathryn Markel Fine Arts |New York; Kavachnina Contemporary |Miami; Kim Foster Gallery | New York; Library Street Collective | Detroit; LICHT FELD | Basel; Lyle O. Reitzel Arte Contemporaneo | Santo Domingo; Lyons Wier Gallery | New York; Magnan Metz Gallery | New York; Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art | San Francisco; metroquadro | Rivoli; N2 Galería | Barcelona; Officine dell’Immagine | Milan; P.S.H. project | Miami; Packer Schopf Gallery | Chicago; Patricia Conde Galería | Mexico City; Pentimenti Gallery | Philadelphia; Porter Contemporary | New York; Schmalfuss Berlin contemporary fine arts | Berlin; Seager Gray Gallery | Mill Valley; Shulamit Gallery | Venice; Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | New York; Stephan Stoyanov Gallery | New York; Susan Eley Fine Art | New York; Swedish Photography | Berlin; Tammen & Partner | Berlin; The McLoughlin Gallery | San Francisco; The Proposition | New York; ZIMM GALLERY | Prague; White Room Art System | Naples; Whitestone Gallery | Tokyo

CONTEXT along with the 24th edition of Art Miami will commence on December 3, 2013 with CONTEXT Art Miami’s highlyContext-Art-Miami-Contemporary-Art-Fair-logo anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview to benefit the Miami Art Museum (PAMM. The 2012 benefit preview attracted 11,000 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs, and designers and the fair hosted a total of 60,000 attendees over a six-day period.

This immediately reinforced the CONTEXT fair as a proven destination and serious marketplace for top collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid career cutting edge works of art.

The combined exhibition space of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami 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, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Linked by a courtyard installed with curated projects, CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami create a diverse art community with nearly 200 roomy booths on 250,000 square feet of Midtown Miami at the center of the city’s cultural expansion. Last year this accessible pairing broke records by attracting more than 60,000 visitors and generating sales of more than $50 million.

The overwhelmingly positive response to the premiere of CONTEXT last year affirmed the art world’s appetite for a fresh approach to presenting cutting-edge artwork,” said Nick Korniloff, Director and Partner of Art Miami LLC. “We saw many new faces enjoying its unique flavor while our loyal patrons appreciated seeing even more of the high-quality artwork they have come to expect from our fairs. We look forward to connecting them with the prestigious and adventurous galleries whose addition in 2013 will take CONTEXT to the next level.”

To stimulate meaningful dialogue among artists, galleries and collectors, CONTEXT will offer special programming that enlightens fairgoers about innovative techniques and market developments. Highlights include the sixth edition of Art Miami’s popular Art Video | New Media Lounge, curated by LaRete Art Projects, which will feature an institution specializing in digital and moving images inside the CONTEXT pavilion and extend out to the courtyard with the new exhibition ZOOM IN. In a series of video boxes opening onto the walkway between the CONTEXT and Art Miami pavilions, five galleries will screen moving images chosen by Julia Draganovic, Elena Forin and Claudia Löffelholzof LaRete. An independent jury of video art experts will view the pieces onsite and honor one artist with the inaugural ZOOM IN Award on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Additionally, CONTEXT will once again explore Berlin’s influential art scene with ART FROM BERLIN, a showcase of six of the city’s best contemporary galleries selected by a panel of accomplished curators and art critics. The Galleries Association of Berlin (lvbg) – which presents ART FROM BERLIN with official support from the municipality of Berlin and the European Union (EU) – will entertain and inform guests at the BERLIN LOUNGE. This microcosm of the global art capital’s dynamic gallery community will include a cross-section of established and emerging exhibitors: Galerie Berlin, Galerie Kornfeld, Galerie Kuhn + Partner, Schmalfuss Berlin contemporary fine arts, Swedish Photography and Tammen & Partner. Continue reading

Hollywood Heavyweights Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman And Kevin Kline Grace The Cover Of AARP The Magazine

Talk About Friendships, Fatherhood, Aging In The Spotlight And More

Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline had never worked together before their upcoming movie Last Vegas, but they still seem like the closest of friends. With a total of six Academy Awards and countless iconic films between them, the quartet speak candidly in the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (www.aarpmagazine.org) about their lives as grown men who still embrace everything life throws at them. “When you get to this stage, you celebrate—period,” said Freeman. And that is definitely what these men are doing.

Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline on the cover of the October/November issue of the AARP The Magazine.  (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline on the cover of the October/November issue of the AARP The Magazine. (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

With more than 34 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+ and delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online.

Below are excerpts from the October/November issue of the AARP The Magazine cover story, available in homes and online NOW at www.aarp.org/magazine. Continue reading

Transformations, Bang & Olufsen By Miya Ando, An Alliance Forged By Craftsmanship

Bang & Olufsen and American artist Miya Ando have teamed up to present “Transformations, Bang & Olufsen by Miya Ando” – a series of twenty hand dyed, anodized aluminum paintings and hand painted Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 12 loudspeakers, which are inspired by the nature of metals and luminosity. This sublime and dynamic series of twenty paintings and corresponding speakers was unveiled in San Francisco, at the Bang & Olufsen Townsend Street showroom on October 2, 2013 –  marking the US debut of this special collection.

"Transformations, Bang & Olufsen by Miya Ando" Special Edition BeoLab 12 Speakers.  (PRNewsFoto/Bang & Olufsen)

“Transformations, Bang & Olufsen by Miya Ando” Special Edition BeoLab 12 Speakers. (PRNewsFoto/Bang & Olufsen)

As an artist, Miya Ando pays homage to the ancient ideas that shaped her upbringing in Japan. A descendant of Bizen sword makers, Ando was raised among sword smiths and Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan and in a redwood forest in Northern California. Combining traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology, Ando transforms plates of anodized aluminium into ephemeral, abstract paintings. “I approached the BeoLab 12 speaker as a metal canvas and sculpture“, Miya Ando explains. “The surface of metal changes and transforms constantly like light. It is very similar to what happens in music – like art music has the power of transformation and transcendence. Applying my art work and focus on graduation and transformations of colours to an aluminium loudspeaker is a perfect match for me.” Continue reading

JANE FONDA TO RECEIVE 42ND AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

AMERICA’S HIGHEST HONOR FOR A CAREER IN FILM TO BE PRESENTED JUNE 5, 2014

TRIBUTE WILL AIR ON TNT AND TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES IN JUNE 2014

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Jane Fonda with the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Fonda at a gala tribute on June 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its second year on TNT when it airs in June 2014, followed by encores on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Last year’s AFI Life Achievement Award tribute brought together the film community in force to honor Mel Brooks. AFI

Jane Fonda, Photo courtesy of Firooz Zahedi

Jane Fonda, Photo courtesy of Firooz Zahedi

Life Achievement Award recipient Martin Scorsese (1997) presented the award, while other past honorees Robert De Niro (2003), Clint Eastwood (1996) , Morgan Freeman (2011), George Lucas (2005) and Steven Spielberg (1995) paid tribute to Brooks and his diverse talent. Among the other comedic and filmmaking greats who honored Brooks were Woody Allen, Billy Crystal, Larry David, David Lynch, Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman and Gene Wilder.

The Sponsor of the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Jane Fonda is American Airlines, the official airline of the American Film Institute.

Jane Fonda is American film royalty,” said Stringer. “A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path as an actor and a cultural icon. Today she stands tall among the giants of American film, and it is AFI’s honor to present Jane Fonda with its 42nd Life Achievement Award.”

The AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the AFI Board of Trustees on February 26, 1973 and is presented to a single honoree each year based on the following criteria as mandated through a resolution passed by the AFI Board of Trustees: “The recipient should be one whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time.” Continue reading

Stirring Documentary, BRIDEGROOM, to be Available for Screening to All Netflix Members in Late October

NETFLIX ACQUIRES AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LOVE, TRAGEDY AND THE PURSUIT OF EQUALITY

BRIDEGROOM tells the emotional journey of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship that was cut short by a tragic accident. The story, BRIDEGROOM: A Love Story. Unequaled, of what happened after the passing of Tom – of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely ostracized – is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality and human rights like no speech or lecture ever will. Starting on October 27, this heartbreaking yet inspirational documentary from producer Shane Bitney Crone and writer/director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason will be available for all Netflix members to watch instantly.

Stirring Documentary BRIDEGROOM To Be Available For All Netflix Members In Late October.  (PRNewsFoto/Netflix)

Stirring Documentary BRIDEGROOM To Be Available For All Netflix Members In Late October. (PRNewsFoto/Netflix)

Shane Bitney Crone is an activist, writer and filmmaker. From a young age he has channeled his energy to support good causes, always inspiring others with his talent and actions.  Following the death of his partner Tom Bridegroom in 2011, Shane created a YouTube video to highlight the impact of marriage inequality. Since its release on May 6, 2012, the video, titled “It Could Happen to You,” has earned over four million views, and was listed as one of GLAAD’s “Most Inspiring Videos that Helped Push Equality Forward in 2012.”  Along with filmmaker Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, creator of Designing Women and director/producer of the critically acclaimed The Man from Hope, Shane produced a full-length documentary version of his YouTube video, called BRIDEGROOM: A Love Story. Unequaled.

Said Bloodworth-Thomason of the film, “Tom and Shane were each other’s first and only loves. They are devoted, hardworking, unassuming and funny. Each is from a small town and each, in his own way, is imbued with the best kind of small town values. They are, in fact, the sort of young people who hold within themselves the promise of America. And that is why I want to bring to life, on film, this real life Romeo and Romeo–so that all who condemn them, might come face to face with exactly what it is they are opposing.”

Crone also added “BRIDEGROOM is not about revenge or politics. It is a film about love, forgiveness, and about finding the

Netflix, Inc. Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Netflix, Inc.)

Netflix, Inc. Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Netflix, Inc.)

courage to be who you are when the world says you shouldn’t. This is my fairy tale, and Tom is, and always will be, my happy ending.”

This is really, on one level, a wonderful, sad, heartbreaking yet exhilarating and life affirming story, and on another level, it’s a story about our nation’s struggle to make one more step in forming a more perfect union, for which marriage is both the symbol and substance,” said Former President Bill Clinton of the film.

BRIDEGROOM: A Love Story. Unequaled won the Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Festival and the 2013 Little Rock Film Festival as well as Outstanding Documentary Feature Award at the 2013 Outfest in Los Angeles.

H&M Introduces the 2013 Design Award-winning collection by Minju Kim at H&M and Opening Ceremony, October 17th

The winner of the H&M Design Award 2013, Minju Kim, has developed pieces from her collection with H&M to be sold at selected H&M stores this autumn. Minju, a 27 year-old graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, was selected by a jury of international fashion experts for her collection which transformed characters into outfits. As part of her overall prize, nine women’s pieces and two accessories have been developed with the H&M design team.

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

The H&M Design Award, an annual prize launched in 2012, was established to encourage and support young fashion graduates as they set out at the very beginning of their careers. For the 2013 awards, graduates from nineteen design schools in eight countries competed first to be the local winner before showing their work to a grand jury. The jury, which included H&M’s Creative Head of Design  Ann-Sofie Johansson, designer Jonathan Saunders, Style.com editor-at-large Tim Blanks, blogger and photographer Hanneli Mustaparta, fashion journalist Kristopher Arden-Houser, stylist Leith Clark, photographer Sølve Sundsbø and H&M’s creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch, chose Minju Kim as winner of the 2013 H&M Design Award.

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju Kim for H&M

Minju is a South Korean designer who graduated in spring 2013 from the Masters program at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She won the H&M Design Award 2013 with her collection titled “Dear My Friend”, inspired by Japanese Manga cartoonist Junji Ito, and received a €50,000 prize, a show at the Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week in January 2013 and the chance to develop pieces from her collection with H&M. Continue reading

Beauty.com Launches Gems for GEMS, an Exclusive Line of Erickson Beamon Hair Accessories for Charity

100% OF PROCEEDS FROM SALES OF LIMITED EDITION DESIGNER ACCESSORIES BENEFIT GIRLS EDUCATIONAL AND MENTORING SERVICES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

Beginning today, Beauty.com®, a division of drugstore.com, inc., is offering an exclusive series of bejeweled hair accessories from celebrated designers Erickson Beamon to benefit GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services). One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales will go to this organization devoted to supporting victims of human trafficking.  Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.  GEMS has helped hundreds of abused young women and girls, ages 12–24, to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential, which also provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change.

Beauty.com Launches Gems for GEMS, an Exclusive Line of Erickson Beamon Hair Accessories for Charity. (PRNewsFoto/Beauty.com)

Beauty.com Launches Gems for GEMS, an Exclusive Line of Erickson Beamon Hair Accessories for Charity. (PRNewsFoto/Beauty.com)

The four Erickson Beamon hair pieces range in design and price complementing a variety of hair styles this holiday season:

Tropical Punch Butterfly, $130, is a multi-colored piece in the shape of a butterfly;

Tropical Punch, $115, is an abstract, wing-shaped clip with bright jewels and rhinestone accents;

Twiste r Sister, $60, is a spiked slide with clear and dark gems; and

 Deca-dance, $130, has a cluster of clear and dark gems with delicate chains hanging down. The four limited edition designs are available while supplies last.  Customers can shop these Gems for GEMS at www.beauty.com/GEMS.

Very few designers can claim to have dressed both the First Lady and Lady Gaga, but fewer share the imagination, of jewelers Erickson Beamon. Founded by Michigan natives Karen Erickson and Eric Erickson in 1983, Erickson Beamon jewelry dazzles worldwide, pioneering the coveted, handcrafted necklaces that are their trademark. Erickson Beamon has collaborated with the world’s leading designers from Jil Sander to Alexander McQueen; Givenchy to Dior; Dries Van Noten to Donna Karan; etc. Celebrity clients include Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore.

I love Beauty.com, the sensibility, the style; I love anything beautiful, and Beauty.com is in the business of helping women look pretty!” says Karen Erickson, founder of Erickson Beamon. “Erickson Beamon is honored to create a collection of jewelry for the hair – pretty, whimsical pieces to add glamour and joy to every day dressing.  The added bonus, for me, is that Beauty.com and Erickson Beamon can now help women look beautiful by supporting the incredible charity GEMS.  GEMS nourishes the soul of sexually exploited and trafficked girls.  GEMS is a jewel of a charity.  Thank you Beauty.com!”

GEMS couldn’t be more honored to be part of this project,” says Rachel Lloyd, founder and CEO of GEMS.  “Our partnership with Erickson Beamon and www.Beauty.com will not only help provide much needed support for girls and young women exiting the commercial sex industry, it is also certain to generate awareness about commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking of our girls and young women.  Thank you to Erickson Beamon and Beauty.com for standing with GEMS in the movement to end commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking.”

Beauty.com customers can add the Erickson Beamon limited edition collection for GEMS to their holiday shopping this season. Benefits include “Everyday Free Shipping,”* 5% back on every purchase with www.drugstore.com dollars™**, speedy shipping, the free sampling center, 100% satisfaction guarantee***, and a shared online shopping cart with the www.Beauty.com partner site, www.drugstore.com.**** Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the free weekly Beauty Bulletin on the www.Beauty.com site.