ArtPalmBeach Modern and Contemporary art fair announces its new dates, curatorial team and art pavilions for the 23rd edition fair to be held on January 30-Feb. 3rd in the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Additionally, ArtPalmBeach 2020 introduces to the only fair with a year-round digital art fair through the implementation of new exhibitor microsites on the fair’s website, connecting the exhibitor’s gallery’s exhibitions to collectors and art aficionados continuously throughout the year with online exhibitions and videos. This digital art immersive fair program was launched during the fair’s 22nd fair edition in Jan. 2019. Veteran organizers Lee Ann and David Lester introduce the 2020 fair’s guest curatorial team for advancing the fair’s vision of serving as a creative laboratory for international contemporary galleries to exhibit both immersive, multi-disciplinary, multi-media and traditional art mediums, paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper and fine art studio glass.
FOCUS new section that aims to strengthen the links between Latin America and the US contemporary art market. Invited galleries from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Chile and Peru will exhibit in new FOCUS Pavilions featuring contemporary artists from each country. To highlight these countries the fair Director Lee Ann Lester has invited guest curator to create thematic curated exhibition for each pavilion. Professor Max Hernandez Calvo is an independent curator, art critic, author, educator and was the curator of the Pavilion of Peru at the 56th Venice Biennale. He previously served as the Director of Education at New York’s DIA Foundation in New York and he was a researcher on art, creativity and issues in culture for the University from Malaga. He received the prestigious Cisneros Scholarship for Latin American curators between 2005 and 2007.
FLOW: VIDEO & VR LOUNGE “Flow” the new and experimental Video and New Media and VR Section will feature experimental and interactive projects, displayed exclusively to maximize public interaction with the works for galleries committed to digital art works. FLOW will be headed by Yucef Merhi currently holds the position of the first curator of the digital collections at the Wolfsonian Museum at FIU, a new position funded by a rant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Merhi is an artist, poet, curator, software developer and the earliest pioneer in Digital Art who has produced a wide body of works engaging circuits, computers, video game systems and other devices. His works are in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum, New Museum, Bronx Museum of Arts and El Museo del Barrio among others.
NEXT LEVEL Pavilion is a chance for younger emerging galleries established in the last five years to participate in Art Palm Beach and for collectors to discover new artists and never-seen before art. Pietro Daprano will curate a special exhibition from the select a coveted number of galleries that will show a comprehensive panorama of the current scene, a fresh injection to the fair’s commitment to renew its quality content year after year. Miami based Pietro Daprano an independent curator and exhibition designer, artist, an award-winning photographer and video artist. Since 1990s he has participated in a large number of collective shows in Caracas, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Buenos Aires, Miami, Madrid, Mexico City and London. His awards include the third prize at the 65th Biennial Arturo Michelena Hall and the First Photography Prize, Municipal Visual Arts Award of the Juan Lovera Room; Caracas, Venezuela (2002). As an independent curator, he is the director of the Portfolio Rew Pro and was the Director of Connect Now Room, an alternative space of Miami’s Arts Connection Foundation. Over 85 galleries drawn from 15 countries will participate offering collectors extensive collection of works by 20th -21st century modern masters, cutting edge emerging art and mid-career works by internationally renowned artists. A full four-day schedule of lectures lead by leading art professionals and curators, art performances, curator led art tours, film screenings, and artist’s conversations are offered to collectors complimentary to attendees. Over 24,000 collectors and art aficionados are expected to attend this annual fair and local satellite events during the annual Palm Beach Art Week.
KABINETTE is an innovative program for solo projects giving gallerists the opportunity to showcase the work of established artists of historical significance bringing visibility to them in a unique way. A selected number of renowned artists will show rarely exposed works to the public. It is an opportunity for collectors to immerse themselves in depth in these artist’s long careers and art practices. Held in the 350,000 sq. ft. Palm Beach Convention Center the with state-of-the-art exhibition and meeting facilities the center opened a $ 35 million seven level 3000 self-park car parking lot in January 2019. The center offers restaurants, cafes and lecture halls. Conventionally located in the heart of West Palm Beach easily reached from I-95, and the newly inaugurated Brightline-Virgin Atlantic train station. The fair offers special rates at the adjoining 400 room luxury Hilton Hotel and the new Canopy by Hilton 124 room hotel opening in West Palm Beach in November 2019.
Organized by Next Level Fairs, ArtPalmBeach is a leading contemporary art fair in South Florida. The organizers have been the founders of many leading art fairs and have produced over 125 international fairs including Art Miami, International Fine Art and Antiques Palm Beach, Art Dallas, London Olympia Art and Antique fair and Art Asia Hong Kong. The fair supports partnerships with local arts institutions and non-profit organizations through fair marketing, exhibition and fair promotion.
Since its inception in 1997 ArtPalmBeach presents a unique environment that offers collectors to enjoy the works of over 1000 contemporary artist as well as participate in lectures and panel discussions from museum professionals, artists and renowned art industry experts. ArtPalmBeach is the long-standing reputation as South Florida’s largest leading winter fair for international modern and contemporary at not to be missed by art lovers everywhere.
January 30| Collectors Preview 6-10 pm by Invitation only
January 31 – February 2| 12 noon – 7 pm
February 3| 12 noon – 6 pm
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA
Tickets and fair Information
Available at https://nextlevelfairs.com/artpalmbeach/.
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