Claudia Jaguaribe, Quando Eu Vi, série “Bibliotecas” (When I See, from the “Library” series), 2009. Methacrylate photo, 13in x 21.65 inches. Courtesy of H.A.P. Gallery.
December 4–8, 2013
Press preview: Tuesday, December, 3, 3–5pm
VIP preview: Tuesday, December 3, 5–10pm
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General admission dates:
Wednesday, December 4, 11am–7pm
Thursday, December 5, 11am–7pm
Friday, December 6, 11am–8pm
Saturday, December 7, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 8, 11am–6pm
3501 NE Midtown Boulevard at 36th Street
Brazil ArtFair, the first fair dedicated to Brazilian contemporary art and design, will debut in Miami December 4 to 8.
Housed in a 25,000-square-foot exposition center on Midtown Boulevard, Brazil ArtFair will present work from 15 Brazilian art galleries, over 100 artists, an exhibition of work by Brazilian artists curated by Luisa Duarte, and Orchestra Brasil, a selection of contemporary furniture by 18 Brazil’s leading design studios.
Brazil ArtFair has gathered a strong group of carefully selected Brazilian galleries, artists, and designers—both established and emerging—and has approached the fair with a strong curatorial point of view. The show aspires to not only inform the world market about the dynamic new work that is being produced in Brazil but also to educate the attendees about the country’s complex political, social, and cultural realities. An important part of this mission, the curated exhibition, Tempo Suspenso (Suspended Time) addresses the political concerns that have galvanized contemporary Brazilian artistic practice and examines relationships between art, politics, and civic engagement. The exhibition will feature works, not for sale, by 15 renowned Brazilian artists, including Mauro Restiffe, Rivane Neuenschwander and Pedro Motta.
The exhibiting galleries will present a wide range of artistic voices including the sophisticated popular art works from Galeria Estação, street art from Galeria Movimento and Galeria Logo and conceptual contemporary art from Central Galeria de Arte and Emma Thomas. In addition to the work of young Brazilian artists—such as Ícaro Lira, Frederico Filippi and Mayana Redin, from Galeria Um Zero Três (103)—visitors will have the opportunity to acquire work by prestigious established Brazilian artists, such as Claudia Jaguaribe and Vania Mignone.
Participating galleries: Artur Fidalgo, Rio de Janeiro; Central Galeria de Arte, São Paulo; Emma Thomas, São Paulo; Galeria Estação, Rio de Janeiro; Galeria LOGO, São Paulo; Galeria Mezanino, São Paulo; Galeria Movimento, Rio de Janeiro; Galeria Um Zero Três (103), São Paulo; H.A.P. Galeria, Rio de Janeiro; Jo Slaviero e Guedes, São Paulo; Lourdina Jean Rabieh, São Paulo; Marton Estúdio, São Paulo, Mercedes Viegas, Rio de Janeiro; Multiplique Boutique, São Paulo; Paralelo, São Paulo.
Curated exhibition—Tempo Suspenso, curated by Luisa Duarte, one of the most respected curators in Brazil today, this political exhibition features works Berna Reale, Clarissa Tossin, Iran do Espírito Santo, Laércio Redondo, Laís Myrrha, Matheu Rocha Pitta, Mauro Restiffe, Milton Machado, Pedro Motta, Raquel Garbelotti, Regina Parra, Rivane Neuenschwander and Sara Ramo.
Orchestra Brasil features a juried selection of furniture and home accessories from Alessandra Delgado-Girona Design, Bernardo Senna, Domingos Tótora, Em2 Design, Faro Design, Flávia Pagotti Silva, Índio da Costa A.U.D.T., Gallina e Visentini, Jader Almeida, Lattoog Design, Luiz Pedrazzi, Mameluca, NDT Design, Projeto 3 Design, Quadrante Design, Regis Padilha, Studio B, UNT Intelligence Design and Zanini de Zanine.
West Encounters East: a one-hour documentary by filmmaker and art historian Stella M. Holmes will be shown daily during the fair. The film explores the themes of immigration, alienation, and assimilation through work of well-known Latin American artists with Eastern heritage, such as Japanese-Brazilians Yutaka Toyota, Takashi Fukus Megumi Yuasa, and Kazuo Okubo, descendants of a century-old diaspora that has given São Paulo the largest Japanese population outside Japan.
Dan Schwartz / Dalia Stoniene
Susan Grant Lewin Associates
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