What's coming to Miami? Icebergs, among other things.

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  • November 25, 2015

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Sunset Berg (2013), by John Kelly
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Exhibition #AUGMENTED

On view at the SATLELLITE ART FAIR, Miami Beach Dec 1 though 6, 2015

Seol Park of Spark Associates Art Management presents an outdoor art exhibition at the SATELLITE SHOW, a new-media/performance/installation-oriented art fair inaugurating in Miami Beach in 2015 during the Art Basel week.  

Titled “AUGMENTED,” the exhibit showcases inspiring artistic visions taking shape at the intersection of art and technology, reality and imagination, physical and digital, and narrative and poetry. 

Urbanotopia AR (2015) by Shuli Sadé
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Spark invited seasoned American and international artists whose critically-acclaimed careers are anchored in the physical realm as paintings, sculptures, photographs, and multi-disciplinary installations, and asked each to conceive original digital art to "augment" the urban and natural landscapes of North Miami Beach. The participating artists' responses to this proposition are as thought-provoking and ambitious as they are poetic and lyrical.  

The artworks are placed at various GPS points around the fair's 6-block area––between the beach and Collins Avenue, and between 72nd and 75th streets. These artworks exist in the realm of Augmented Reality (AR) and are not visible to the nake eye: they emerge only through an AR app on viewers' smart phones.  

Between Futures (2015), by Carl Skelton
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Visitors are encouraged to snap photos of their AR artwork views and share them via social media. The exhibit aims to offer a refreshing counterpoint to the many location agnostic, from-one-wall-to-another artworks that dominate the content offered at today's nomadic art fair scene.  

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Richard Humann, John Kelly, Chris Mazione, Shuli Sadé, Carl Skelton

All artworks are for sale; Edition of 3 

Exhibition pagehttp://www.sparkplusart.com/#!-augmented-miami-beach/c69t

HOW TO VIEW THIS EXHIBITIONhttp://www.sparkplusart.com/#!/zoom/c69t/c3wv


First Berg (2013), Morning Berg (2013), and Sunset Berg (2013) by John Kelly
For #AUGMENTED, John Kelly transports (virtually speaking) Antarctic icebergs onto North Miami's sandy shore, expanding on his most recent body of work. This installation furthers the themes of humorous displacement and monumentality that surface often in his oeuvre. The Antarctic paintings that served as the basis for this AR work were painted en plein air during his expedition to Antarctica in 2013 and subsequently exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. John Kelly is one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists. His quirky, surreal, critical works span various forms of media, including paintings, printmaking, and sculptures large and small.  

Urbanotopia AR (2015), by Shuli Sadé Shuli Sadé presents an AR adaptation of "Urbanotopia"–– a manipulated photo-based artwork relating to her ongoing interest in memory, accumulation, transparency, urbanism and architectural infrastructure.  Shuli Sadé is a visual artist based in New York and Tel Aviv. With strong foundation in both architecture and photography, Sadé’s work explores a myriad of ideas around space, time, and memory. Sadé frequently collaborates with leading scientists andarchitects.

BETWEEN FUTURES (2015), by Carl Skelton Carl Skelton's work is a "site-poem" in a lenticular accordion structure that will read differently depending on the viewers' position in relation to the artwork. The AR structure will stretch across two city blocks along Collins Avenue, between 73rd and 75th street. Carl Skelton, born in Canada and now based in New York, is a leading thinker and practitioner of art in the public realm that bridges the arts, design, technology, and community engagement.

Technology Counsel: Carl Skelton, Gotham Institute

Development/GeoLayer Construction/POI design: Indicium Digital, LLC

*Images in this press release are from a temporary installation in NYC; Follow us on Twitter (@satellite_show, @seolspark) and FB (@The Satellite Show, @Spark Art Management) and hastags #satelliteartshow, #augmented for on-site, user-generated images from Miami Beach.


Spark Associates Art Management  |   www.sparkplusart.com

200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700, NY, NY 10166

Spark Associates is an art management agency and international artist liaison based in New York City. 

About THE SATELLITE SHOW    |   http://satelliteprojects.com

SATELLITE, a new project series launched by Brian Whiteley (founder of the Select Art Fair) and Art Market Productions (operator of Miami Project, Art Market San Francisco, Texas Contemporary, Seattle Art Fair, and Art Market Hamptons), debuts in 2015 between December 1-6 in Miami Beach. SATELLITE will populate several beachfront properties, with multiple exhibits each stewarded by notable art organizations and curators. The goal of SATELLITE is to initiate new conversations and to foster experiential and exploratory interactions with art, music, performance, technology, and interactive media. SATELLITE is publicly endorsed by Mayor Philip Levine of Miami Beach.

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