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  • October 26, 2012

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Georg Baselitz "Rechts und links eine Kirche-Jörg", 1987, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Coutesy of Galerie Terminus

Anchor art fair to the city of Miami, Art Miami (, the premiere international modern and contemporary art fair, and the inaugural CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami's newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair, will kick off Miami Art Week with the season's most eagerly anticipated cultural event, their highly acclaimed Opening Night VIP Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. which this year will benefit the Miami Art Museum. 

World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries. This year, Art Miami will be joined by its new sister art fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, focusing on emerging and cutting-edge contemporary art featuring 65 of the world's most prestigious galleries in an elegant pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami, creating a virtual "city of art" for the thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists from around the globe that descend upon Miami.

This Opening Night VIP Preview will serve as the first opportunity for international VIP art collectors, curators, and connoisseurs to acquire the most important contemporary, modern, cutting-edge and emerging art, a day before the Fairs open to the general public. During the very special event, Art Miami LLC will present a generous donation to the Miami Art Museum which is renowned for its dedication to showcasing some of the most influential international art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mel Bochner Head Honcho, 2012 Monoprint, engraving and embossment on hand dyed and collaged Twinrocker handmade paper 92 x 63 inches
Coutesy of William Shearburn Gallery

The Miami Art Museum will host a specially curated on-site booth in the Art Miami Pavilion for the duration of the Fair, with information about next year's reopening of MAM as the Pérez Art Museum Miami in a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility alongside Biscayne Bay. The Pérez Art Museum Miami will open in downtown Miami's Museum Park as a world-class museum for the city's thriving community of artists, designers, collectors and its avid and growing art-engaged public.

The Miami Art Museum will also allow entrance to all Art Miami and CONTEXT VIPs to the MAM 'Party on the Plaza', the anticipated and invitation-only event on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 7-11pm.  Art Miami VIP cardholders will also enjoy free museum admission during regular museum hours throughout the Fair.

Art Miami and CONTEXT will also serve as the presenting sponsors of the MAM Contemporaries Art Fair Survival Party on Nov. 16, 2012. MAM Contemporaries members will receive Art Fair Survival Kits with event invitations, VIP passes to Miami Art Week's can't-miss fairs, and giveaways.

"We are excited to partner with the Miami Art Museum, this year's beneficiary for the Art Miami and CONTEXT Opening Night VIP Preview," says Nicholas Korniloff, Director and Partner of Art Miami and CONTEXT. "Our organization and our participating galleries share an understanding of the need to raise awareness surrounding next year's re-opening of the Miami Art Museum as the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and we are happy to utilize the Fairs and our exclusive VIP preview as a conduit to create awareness and help raise significant funds for the museum."

 "We are excited to introduce the new Pérez Art Museum Miami to the international art community at Art Miami" says MAM Director Thom Collins." Art Miami has always been very supportive of our institution and the local scene, and we are grateful to have such a generous partner."

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The Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilions
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

Kim Kyung Soo The Full Moon Story - 01, 2008
Courtesy of Galerie Paris-Beijing


VIP Preview - Tuesday, December 4 - 5:30pm-10pm

Access for Art Miami & CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Cardholders & Press


Wednesday, December 5,  11am-7pm

Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm

Friday, December 7, 11am-9pm

Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm

Sunday, Decmber 9, 11am-6pm

Art Miami

Known as Miami's premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week.   The fair will commence on December 4, 2012 with Art Miami's highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the finest in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 of the most prestigious international art galleries. 

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and 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 "must see" 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.


Miami's newest emerging and cutting-edge art fair, will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. Trendsetting galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits.  

The CONTEXT Pavilion will feature a VIP Lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, performance stage, indoor and outdoor curated projects and will be located just 50 feet north of the existing 125,000 square-foot Art Miami Pavilion. The combined exhibition space 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 and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Sponsors & Partners

Art Miami's generous 2012 Sponsors and Partners - Christie's International Real Estate, Official Luxury Real Estate Partner of Art Miami, Epic Miami, A Kimpton Hotel, Official Luxury Hotel of Art Miami, Haute Living, IXPLU, Rums of Puerto Rico, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau,  Art From Berlin, LaRete Art Projects, Heineken, Bootlegger 21 NY Vodka, Société Perrier, Flavorpill, The Miami Herald, Kushner Moving Group, ARTLOG, Puerto Rico Does It, Midtown Miami



Pamela Cohen
PERMINAK Consulting

Art Miami, LLC

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