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All the World is a Stage. Art Basel Miami Art Week 2017.

  • MIAMI, Florida
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  • October 27, 2017

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Ronda Richley

All the World is a Stage.

Masquerade and Media at Art Basel Miami Week 2017.


Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the world's most successful art events, which takes place at the same time as numerous satellite art fairs in the first week of December. In the heart of Miami Downtown, just a few Metromover stops away from the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami River Art Fair reflects the urban landscape of Miami and responds to the city's rapid growth as a cultural destination.

One of the exhibitors at Miami River Art Fair Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Director at Gallery AHC Projects (booth B1), is invited to curate the group show "All the World is a Stage. Masquerade and Media in Contemporay Art". About her concept and intention, the curator and art historian explains:

"Masquerade played an integral role in European social life in the 18th century. Often referred to as "The World Upside-Down," masquerades provided participants with a forum for reestablishing and transcending their identities.

The curated group show intends to provide an analysis of the various components of the masquerade today. What roles do we play in our everyday lives? How do fiction and staging define our reality? What do media images lead us to believe in? Such questions, triggered, for instance, by social networks in which we present ourselves, take on increasing topicality. Contemporary artists, working in painting, 3-D-objects as well as multi media digital techniques are invited to illuminate the complex relationship between appearance and reality."

Celebrating international emerging and established artists in Miami, the juried show presents artworks by:



Miami River Art Fair 2017

Miami Convention Center in Miami Downtown
at James L. Knight International Center
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA

VIP Collector’s Preview 

(VIP Ticket Holders & Press)| December 4,  6 - 11 PM

Fair Hours

Tuesday, December 5, 11 am - 6 pm

Wednesday, December 6, 11 am - 6pm


GALLERY | AHC Projects | Booth B1

Curator Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund


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