Art Miami, LLC & Nick Korniloff, Director and Founder of the Florida International Fine Art Fair (FIFAF), have announced the Fair will launch President's Day Weekend, February 16 - 21, 2012 in Miami. The Fair will be held in the Art Miami Pavilion located in the Midtown Miami Wynwood Arts District which attracted more than 46,000 attendees this past December during Art Miami, which runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach.
The repositioning of the fair dates will align FIFAF with the 24th edition of the prestigious Miami International Yacht & Brokerage Show (located less than five miles from the Art Miami Pavilion); which transforms Collins Avenue into a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts including the world's most extraordinary and uniquely designed super-yachts. The Miami International Yacht and Brokerage show is known to attract qualified buyers from all over the U.S. as well as from a number of other countries including; France, Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Sweden. This alignment will provide participating FIFAF dealers the opportunity to meet and service a new group of international collectors during the busiest holiday weekend in Miami. The six-day fair is scheduled to open with a VIP Vernissage on Thursday, February 16.
"Our goal and vision for FIFAF is to create a 'new generation' fair offering new energy and a fresh look that will introduce the highest level of international fine art dealers to a new group of internationally diverse collectors who visit and call Miami home during the peak winter season. Participating exhibitors will showcase classical art through contemporary, with an emphasis on the decorative arts, Korniloff said. "With the continued expansion of Miami as a hub for the art world, as well as the gateway to Latin America, we are confident that FIFAF will fill a gap in the market, offering improved opportunities for dealers and fine art collectors alike."
"Our organization, our committee, along with the top level international dealers, including Steinitz, Maison d'Art, Galerie Dumonteil, Tomasso Brothers, Phoenix Ancient Art, Iliad, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Toninelli Modern Art, Galerie Terminus, Ariadne, & Arcature and others already aligned with FIFAF, are all committed for the President's Day Weekend 2012 launch. "What we envision will be the highest quality destination fine art fair in America," stated Korniloff. "Our goal is to have 65-75 of the very best International fine art dealers participating in the 2012 inaugural fair," he continued.
FIFAF has also secured a committee of esteemed interior designers who have agreed to participate and support the fair, including Juan Montoya, Mario Buatta, Scott Snyder, David Desmond, Bruce Bierman, John Barman, Jeffrey Parker, Penny Baird, Susan Zises Green, Eric Cohler, David Kleinberg, Constantine Georges, Richard L. Ridge, Roderick R. Denault, Marshall Watson, and Geoffrey Bradfield.
The Inaugural Florida International Fine Art Fair (FIFAF) scheduled February 16 - 21, 2012, like its Art Miami sister show, will be held in the Art Miami Pavilion located in the Midtown Miami Wynwood Arts District. The spacious 125,000-square-foot Pavilion hosted 104 international modern and contemporary galleries during its 21st edition. The fair was praised for its unique ambience, featuring impeccable design, quality exhibitors, shining new concrete floors, enhanced aisle ways and a VIP lounge sponsored by the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The fair's VIP opening evening was attended by 7,200 collectors, curators, powers of industry and art enthusiasts.
The Art Miami Pavilion has hosted esteemed collectors such as Steve Wynn; Martin Z. Margulies; Eli Broad; Mitchell "Mickey" Wolfson; Martin and Audrey Gruss; Wilbur and Hillary Geary Ross; Constantin Gorges; Ted and Ruth Baum; Jorge Perez; Charles C. Bergman; Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; Brian L. Roberts; Chairman and CEO of the Comcast Corporation; actress CCH Pounder; Barry Slotnick; Juan Montoya; Beth Rudin Dewoody; Dennis and Debra Scholl; Marvin Ross Friedman and his wife Adrien Bon Haes; Christopher Mason; Mary Frank; Debbie Braman Wechsler and Jeff Wechsler; Carol Damian; Marjorie Reed Gordan; Naomi Campbell; Julian Lennon; Barry Manilow among others.
Attendees also included representatives from important museums and art institutions, including: Phillips de Pury & Co.; Sotheby's; Christie's; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Phillips de Pury & Co.; The Kennedy Center; 21c Museum; The Akron Art Museum; The Mobile Museum of Art; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; The de la Cruz Collection; The Frost Art Museum; The Lowe Art Museum; The Palm Springs Art Museum; El Museo de Art Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA); The Boca Raton Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; ArtTable; The Fine Art Fund Group, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Ringling Museum, Sarasota; McNay Art Museum, Texas; Dallas Museum of Art; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; and collector groups from Baltimore, Dallas, Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota, and Toronto.
Florida International Fine Art Fair Sponsors + Partners:
FIFAF is already generously supported by The Art Loss Register; The Art Newspaper; Turon Travel; Gander + White; The Miami Herald; Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau; The Frost Art Museum; Midtown Miami.
For media inquiries, to speak with committed galleries, or to schedule interviews, please contact Nick Korniloff, firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.561.613.9695. For more information on the Florida International Fine Art Fair, please visit www.fifafmiami.com.