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.

Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place in Miami’s Midtown Wynwood Arts District each December during Miami Art Week. In addition it is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States attracting more than 65,000 motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe. Entering its 24th year Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries.

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. With a 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. It is the “can’t miss” 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.

Aqua Art Miami 13 will celebrate its ninth consecutive installment this December and its first as one of the Art Miami LLC family of fairs. It is one of the best fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week. Over the years, the fair has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-to-mid-career artists.

Set within a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy intimate courtyard, Aqua’s surroundings will certainly be a favorite gathering spot not only for fun and relaxation during the busy week but also as a place to exchange and disseminate new contemporary art ideas.  And with its close proximity to Art Basel and continuous shuttle service to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami will transform into one of the top attended satellite art events for collectors, artists, curators, critics and art enthusiasts alike.

Aqua Art Miami will feature 45 dynamic young galleries from North and South America, Europe and Asia; and innovative special programming including performance art, new media and solo installations.  With this commitment to artistic excellence, along with building a dynamic young marketplace with new and increased opportunities around marketing and audience services, Aqua Art Miami is sure to surpass all expectations for 2013.

Immediately recognized as an unparalleled opportunity for galleries on the rise to gain exposure to influential collectors and curators, CONTEXT attracted even more distinguished applicants from around the world for its second outing. A committee of discerning contemporary art dealers have selected 69 exhibitors from 15 countries: Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. This eclectic mix from 35 cities will converge to once again make CONTEXT the premier destination for procuring contemporary art and encountering important players in the global art market.

CONTEXT and Art Miami will kick off Miami Art Week with a VIP Preview on Tuesday, December 3. Attended by 11,000 art connoisseurs last year, the opening celebration will benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), concurrently debuting its grand new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building on the downtown waterfront. This exclusive evening will serve as the first opportunity for collectors to acquire the most coveted works of art available from the 20th and 21st centuries before the fairs open to the general public.

London-based Christie’s International Real Estate has once again been named the Official Luxury Real Estate Partner for CONTEXT and Art Miami. The JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami have also partnered with CONTEXT and Art Miami to offer special rates for the fairs’ VIP attendees during Miami Art Week. Curators, collectors, artists, connoisseurs and members of the press will have unlimited access to the daily shuttle buses that will connect Art Miami and CONTEXT with Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach and the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

Art Miami LLC is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. In addition to the three fairs during Miami Art Week, the company annually produces Art Wynwood during Presidents Day weekend in February and Art Southampton in July. Art Miami LLC recently announced the launch of Art Silicon Valley/Art San Francisco in October 2014.

Art Miami’s generous 2013 sponsors and partners include: Christie’s International Real Estate – Official Luxury Real Estate Partner of Art Miami; JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami – Official Luxury Hotels of Art Miami; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Universal Travel, Midtown Miami, Art From Berlin, LaRete Art Projects, Balthazar, Bootlegger 21 NY Vodka, Heineken, Art in America, The Art Newspaper, Art Nexus, Arte Al Día, Art Circuits, Artfacts.Net, Hyperallergic, The Miami Herald, The New York Observer and Mutual Art.

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ART MIAMI and CONTEXT

Opening Night | VIP Preview:

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Exclusively for VIP cardholders and members of the press

AQUA ART MIAMI

Opening Night | VIP Preview:

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 4 to 11 p.m.

Exclusively for VIP cardholders and members of the Press