Art Miami and its sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami have kicked off Miami Art Week. This year’s fairs began with an invitation-only VIP Preview on tuesday evening and open to the public on December 4th through December 8th.
In its 30th year, Art Miami is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of investment quality works from the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eighth year, CONTEXT Art Miami continues to develop and push boundaries on the conversation about contemporary art and offers an exceptionally strong platform for collectors to discover and acquire fresh and significant works in today’s primary art market from emerging and established
Art Miami highlights include:
- After retreating to Santa Fe in the 1970s to immerse himself in painting, Maurice Burns’s vital, frequently autobiographical canvases are appearing outside of New Mexico for the first time at the booth of Gerald Peters Contemporary.
• Galerie Forsblom will debut a statement sculpture piece by British artist Jason Martin. Martin’s work has been exhibited widely both in the US and Europe at venues including Schauwerk Sindelfingen Museum in Germany in 2017, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice in 2009, and at Centro de Arte Contemporàneo de Malaga in 2008. The matte ultramarine blue cube presentation is a large cork stack sculpture (240 x 300 x 300 cm / 94 x 118 x 118 inches) and will greet each visitor of Art Miami as they enter the fair.
• Opera Gallery will be exhibiting works from Los Angeles based artist, Anthony James’ Birch and Portal Series of sculptures around the Yvel VIP Lounge. James’ work gestures towards minimalism, materiality, process, alchemy, language, mechanization, and experimentation with light and space. The Birch Series of sculptures debuted in New York City in 2005 and consists of several variously sized, freestanding and wall mounted, internally illuminated, steel and glass vitrines with birch tree trunks inside. The Portal sculptures, made of titanium, LED lights and specialized glass explore concepts of the universal and transcendental.
• Dusseldorf based Galerie Ludorff will show artwork of renowned German Artist Gerhard Richter, including his 1993 oil on canvas painting Grün-Blau-Rot (Green – Blue – Red). Richter is known as one of the most significant contemporary German Artists, focusing both on abstraction and photorealism.
• Mark Borghi Fine Art will be exhibiting a public installation of Chakaia Booker sculptures including Anonymity, 2007 and What’s Not, 2009. Booker is known for her narrativedriven, environmental sculpture work that addresses the struggles and victories in human aspirations and involvement.
CONTEXT Art Miami Special Presentations will highlight the work of multidisciplinary international artists that explore bold and responsive subjects. Through global conversation, the selected group examines contemporary issues with a unique voice. CONTEXT Sculpture Park is a dynamic curated program of installations and sculptures by
artists represented by CONTEXT’s 2019 exhibitors.