SUPERHERO GALA: Fashion Show & Art Exhibit

A Night Not To Forget!!!!! We are pleased to announce the project SHINE Man of the Year Superheroes of Art & Honour, art exhibit and auction benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Bay area chapter. The Man & Woman of the Year as well as Roman, Boy of the Year and Aubrey, Girl of the Year! A mass collection of worldwide talent!! From Digital Art Icons to New Visionaries!

Superhero Gala Fashion Show and Art Exhibit

Superhero Gala Fashion Show and Art Exhibit

The list of featured artists in Alphabetical order…

CARLY IVAN GARCIA, San Francisco – Garcia’s a prolific artist who has no bounds his contemporary, neo-modern abstract works incorporate an urban language that appeals to modern society. Garcia’s colorful, expressive, and bold style pioneers a new direction in abstract art. Also, Garcia is a respected curator in the San Francisco Art Community. With a client list reaching movie stars such as Ed Harris.

LAURENCE GARTEL, Miami – Considered the “Father” of the Digital Art Movement around the world for over 35 years. Gartel’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Joan Payson Museum, Palm Beach Photographic Center, and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History, Bibliotheque Nationale Paris and the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, London.

BRIAN LEO, New York – His paintings address global culture, contemporary politics and American identity. Leo’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions at venues throughout New York and around the world. Leo’s work has received critical acclaim in The New York Times, The Korea Times, The Korean Daily, and The Brooklyn Rail.

IAN ROSS, San Francisco – Ross “Paints Energy” in front of an audience. Ross works “without the burden of intention” and reacts to each moment with bold graffiti inspired forms and colors. Ross has become known as the “Tech/Start-up Artist” painting murals in the offices of companies such as Facebook, Google, Vendini, Alphaboost, AdRool, and Zimride.

ANDREA STANISLAV, New York – Andrea’s work considers themes of harmony and deconstruction of the natural world, popular culture, and by extension, regards the sublime – realized through unexpected visual manifestations, multi media installations and monumental sculpture. Featured in the Weisman Art Museum, New York, Contemporary Art Museum of Louisville, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Museum of American Art, St. Paul to name a few. Honored with the Imagine Fund Award, FSP Jerome Fellowship Award amongst many others and Fellowships.

DAVID YOUNG V, San Francisco – D Young V is a street artist with a forte in pen and ink art currently working in San Francisco. Influenced by wheat pastes and graffiti, his monochromatic drawings might be mistaken as a stencil from afar. With a closer look, the extent of his penmanship becomes obvious. His line work is meticulously detailed, illuminating every stroke and process of the piece. D Young V has a BFA in fine arts and MFA in painting.

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Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art Comes to Fountain Art Fair

Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art Comes to Fountain Art Fair

Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art at Fountain Art Fair

Over 50 art galleries
Evocative art, live music & free cocktails!

Friday, March 7
12 – 7pm: VIP/Press Preview (Open to the public)
7pm – Midnight: Opening Night Reception
Music Lineup: DJ Nick Zinner
Saturday, March 8
12 – 7pm: Open to the public
7pm – Midnight: Saturday Night Event
Music Lineup : THE DEEP!
Sunday, March 9
12 – 5pm : Open to the Public



Project 1 Gallery Presents Project One Walls: Brett Amory & Chad Hasegawa

Project One Walls: Brett Amory & Chad Hasegawa

Project One Walls: Brett Amory & Chad Hasegawa

Project One Walls is happy to announce the addition of two new artists who will be contributing work to an ongoing mural exhibition: Brett Amory and Chad Hasegawa are both San Francisco-based and internationally renowned artists who have two very distinct styles; each  will create a mural that will be on display for three months with an opening on May 23, 2013.

Chad Hasegawa describes his style as “excessive” and “patient.” Hasegawa was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, studied advertising at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, and worked for some of the top agencies in the business before turning away from the advertising industry in order to focus on painting. His murals depict abstracted interpretations of grizzly bears, which he appreciates for their powerful size and shape, beautiful coloring, and for their symbolic resonance as protectors. He employs a vividly pungent color palate to shape his subject so that it is clearly visible from a distance, and when viewed up close, the work resembles an elaborate mosaic.

Brett Amory, also an Academy of Art graduate, uses photographs of seemingly banal street scenes as a basis for his moody and evocative oil paintings. Drawn to the lost, the lonely, and the socially awkward, Amory’s work portrays individuals who appear detached from their surroundings, shifting the context from the mundane daily commute to something fraught with implied meaning. These images serve as a visual representation of the transient temporality that so often distracts and disconnects us from fully experiencing the present moment. Amory uses a stark and minimalist color palate of primarily black, white, and gray, with simplified compositional elements and a heavy emphasis on negative space.

Project One Walls, which launched in February 2013, is an ongoing series of rotating murals curated by Project One gallery director Brooke Waterhouse and Justin Giarla, founder of San Francisco’s White Walls Gallery. In addition to new pieces by Brett Amory and Chad Hasegawa, Project One Walls features murals by Ben Eine, Ricardo Richey (otherwise known as Apex), Jet Martinez, and Rene Garcia Jr.

The exhibit is open for public viewing on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM – 5 PM, with extended hours on some evenings, at Project One, an art gallery and lounge located in a 3,200 square foot converted warehouse space in San Francisco’s design district, featuring a state-of-the-art sound system and full bar.

What:  Project One Walls: May show introducing Brett Amory and Chad Hasegawa and featuring  Ben Eine, Ricardo Richey (Apex),  Jet Martinez, and Rene Garcia Jr.

Where: Project One, 251 Rhode Island, San Francisco, CA 94103

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013 (opening event)

Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, with extended hours on some evenings

Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week | Lincoln Center in New York City 2013

New York Fashion Week Coverage & Article by Esther Nash

Esther Nash at New York Fashion Week 2013

Esther Nash at New York Fashion Week 2013

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Fashion Week began with a Blizzard. If you could shovel yourself out or pay someone else to shovel you out you were in good shape. Flights were canceled and delayed.

As a frequent traveler, I always reserve a flight at least 2 days early just in case something comes up. I also leave 2 days after just in case last minute events pop up so I may attend. Although the weather was less than desirable that did not deter the fashionistas who dressed to the nines in weather gear for the alps from head to toe. It was a fashion winter party. The tents were equipped with hair and make up professionals to make sure the elite look their best no matter what.

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 | Photo by Anton Oparin

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 | Photo by Anton Oparin


The clothes were vibrant and full of life and color. Animal prints/leggings/jeggins are not just for the ladies. men are now wearing them on the runway. Faux fur and genuine fur. Boots are a must heels, wedges, flats any type to the ankle to mid calf to the knee or thigh there is a look for everyone.

Turtlenecks and vest leather, genuine fur/faux fur/multi-colored, multi-layered fabric are a definite. Big bulky jewelry/nails are a must, not short, long is the look, oval/pointy femine and round..color is a must glitter and embellishment and rhinestones/ jewels. No more one bland colors, not even French manicure anymore . French moon is the new safe look. You can cut your hair short but not your nails.


Designer Hanako Maeda of ADEAM debuted her Fall 2013 collection at her first Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Presentation. The ADEAM Fall 2013 collection reflects a juxtaposition between nature and civilization. Inspired by the musical “Into the Woods” and the works of Gerhard Richter, Hanako Maeda imagined a modern fairytale – city girl wandering into the woods, and being consumed by the eerie forces of nature.

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 - Runway | Photo by Anton Oparin

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 - Runway | Photo by Anton Oparin

The ADEAM collection explored how a world made of fantasy could be relevant to modern urban life through its sharp tailored silhouettes and rich color palette. This collection showcased elements from different cultural sources and traditions, illustrating ADEAM’s brand philosophy of infusing tradition and innovation.

Also at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Jenny Packham a name synonymous with eminently glamorous design, luxurious quality and craftsmanship showcased red carpet looks for iconic, talented and influential women. Jenny Packman’s looks are for any huge red carpet gala. Each one screamed awards ceremony grammy, emmy why not all of them. Storybook details come to life.

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 - Runway | Photo by Anton Oparin

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 - Runway | Photo by Anton Oparin

Costello Tagliapietra designs were romantic and luxurious. A dream life and a dream wardrobe to match. No recession at the MADE fashion house. Bodyguards and limos lined the streets.

Nanette Lepore and Trina Turk graced Mercedes Benz fashion week with their styles and their stylish attendees. Its always front row madness when it comes to these designers. Pooches and Babies and lots of large smiles and big hair. Nanette Lepore is known for her bold color, evocative prints and signature silhouettes that comprise her contemporary fashions.

Los Angeles based designer Trina Turk is known for her resort swimwear line that showed in Miami. This season her styles walked the runway in a collaboration of boy looks in bold colors. It is sophisticated playful, flirtacious and very young.

Ruffian never disappoints. Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are the designers behind Ruffian, the critically acclaimed cult New York Label. Their definition of style is between the improvised and the studied. Each collection teams opposites side by side, punk and princess, hero and villain, Devil and Angel, and classic with cutting edge. The style demonstrates the ongoing
struggle within and offer compromise.

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 - Backstage | Photo by Anton Oparin

Elliott Evan - Menswear Fall 2013 - Backstage | Photo by Anton Oparin

F.A.B. (Fashion Art Beauty) was a perfect match. A fun filled evening of taste, from gourmet and beverage delights to runway show, jewelry designs, paintings, photography, salon trends, make-up application, manicures-red carpet arrivals and shopping options. All were present at this lovely soiree.

West Coast Designer newbie Elliot Evan presented “NEVER FOREVER” avante garde collection of distressed leather with dropping crotches and splashes of demure color.

As always readers, it was a fabulous time in NYC despite the blizzard and flu epidemic.



Asian American Artists Foundation

Asian American Artists Foundation

Director Jon M. Chu and Actor Harry Shum Jr. Join Fellow Asian American Hollywood Insiders and Tech Industry Leaders Including Bing Chen of YouTube and Early Facebook Employees to Establish Foundation to Promote Asian American Visibility in the US Entertainment Industry

SAN FRANCISCO (FEB. 28, 2013) —    Hollywood insiders and tech industry leaders have joined A3 Foundation as the new organization’s Advisory Council. A3 Foundation founders and early Facebook employees, Phil Fung, Julia Lam and Franklyn Chien, formed A3 Foundation recently to diversify and support Asian American voices and faces in American media through television, film and online digital media.

A3 Foundation’s Advisory Council will include actor Harry Shum, Jr.(Glee), director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up series), Dr. Konrad Ng (Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center), Sheree Chang (Hulu International Business Development), Bing Chen (YouTube Global Creator Development & Management Lead) Producer Hieu Ho (The LXD: Legion of Extraordinary Dancers), and Producer Mynette Louie (Children of Invention).

“I’m proud to be working with the A3 foundation as it gives Asian-Americans an opportunity to develop skills needed to make an impact on the entertainment industry,” said actor Harry Shum Jr. of Glee. “It’s an honor to give back and work along side industry leaders to aid the development of emerging talent.”

A3 Foundation endeavors to ensure that Asian American talents have the resources they need to succeed through funding, connections, and community. In traditional American media, Asian Americans represent less than 3% of total characters on television, while representing 5% of the US population. However, Asian American artists have gained a stronger presence recently in new media, for example the top five independent YouTube creators have accumulated a total of over 3.5 billion views and 20 million subscribers.  With their background in the tech industry, A3 founders Fung, Lam, and Chien  felt the need to address this imbalance and formed the nonprofit to influence change within the entertainment industry and support Asian American artists in all media platforms.

“I’m ecstatic to help guide and support the next generation of leading writers, producers, actors, directors–and, of course, digital makers,” said Bing Chen of YouTube. “This cause is about far more than simply creating opportunities for traditionally under or misrepresented voices: this is about projecting dreams in a meaningful, palpable way to stand as a beacon for millions of storytellers everywhere. I look forward to working with my fellow Advisers and other wonderful organizations to bring even more voices to the fore.”

Recently, A3 Foundation announced its latest initiative at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, in collaboration with the Sundance Institute to establish the A3-Sundance Director/ Screenwriting Fellowship, which will support a talented artist with an Asian American-themed project from among the Fellows selected by the prestigious Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Directing or Screenwriting Lab.

For more information, visit the A3 Foundation website at:


EL-ROCK & Project One Gallery Present BLEND This Saturday!

This Saturday, February 16th, join Dig In Magazine for BLEND, presented by EL-ROCK & Project One Gallery!

Location: Project One Gallery
451 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Blend | Project One Gallery

Blend | Project One Gallery

Music x Art x Fashion x Culture

Hosted by… Cellus

Sound Selectors:

Sake One

Ruby Red I


Franky Fresh

Art By… Fred Aquino & Nate1Design

Fashion by… Cali’s Finest, Shalom CCP & New Skool

Special Performance by…. ZYME

+Free Giveaways by… Urban Era

Celebrating the birthdays of Daniel SmurfDogg Eastus &
Jabari Pendleton

21+ Doors open at 10pm
$5 before 11pm w/ RSVP at Elrocksblend@gmail
$10 Door

Dress to impress, Fashionable Attire required.


Sundance 2013: January Jones & Ed Harris Battle Good Versus Evil in SWEETWATER

Sarah (January Jones) | SWEETWATER

Sarah (January Jones) | SWEETWATER | by Logan & Noah Miller

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is in full swing and the red carpets are out! On this Thursday, January 24th, Logan and Noah Miller’s Western, SWEETWATER, premieres in front of the Sundance audience. This will be The Miller Brother’s second feature film since 2008’s TOUCHING HOME. SWEETWATER stars January Jones from the AMC original television drama series ‘Mad Men’ in which she plays Betty Draper Francis and Ed Harris of TOUCHING HOME (2008), A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001) and POLLOCK (2000).

SWEETWATER is set in the untamed desert of 1880s New Mexico, a prostitute-turned-doting farmer’s wife (January Jones) is forced to seek vigilante justice when power-hungry self-proclaimed Prophet Josiah (Jason Isaacs) unleashes violence in his community. Complicated by the arrival of the shrewd, yet eccentric Sherriff Jackson (Ed Harris), the battle of good versus evil and faith versus fanaticism culminates in a bloodbath where no sin goes unpunished.

Sheriff Cornelius Jackson (Ed Harris) | SWEETWATER

Sheriff Cornelius Jackson (Ed Harris) | SWEETWATER | by Logan & Noah Miller

Directors Logan and Noah Miller hold the “opinion that anything considered sacred in art is dangerous [such as]…The Pope, [or] the absurdity of Kings and Queens.” In American pop culture cowboys in Westerns such as John Wayne, are a “sacred American genre with clear-cut rules and mores.” The Miller Brothers wanted to “look beyond many of the Western genre conventions, to create a tragedy with no winners, no simply defined good characters, a world where everyone is screwed up—a dark, twisted, and sordid narrative, a blood triangle burning across the New Mexican highlands.”

January Jones, Noah Miller & Logan Miller | SWEETWATER Photo by Lorey Sebastian

January Jones, Noah Miller & Logan Miller | SWEETWATER | by Lorey Sebastian

If all the buzz around Sundance rings true, then SWEETWATER should take the viewer on a wild and interesting journey through the rugged plains of the 1800s New Mexico Territory where there is an absence of rules and nothing is sacred.



Fountain Miami & SCOPE Make a Splash during Art Basel 2012

Coverage by Dig In Magazine and Photographer Daniel Chimowitz

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Tinca Art | Fountain Miami | Carly Ivan Garcia Art

Tinca Art | Fountain Miami | Carly Ivan Garcia Art

Curator Catinca Tabacaru made a splash at Scope Art Fair with her bold 3-artist show presenting new works by Andrea Stanislav, Justin Steimer and Gail Stoicheff. The exhibit vibrates between good and evil.

On one end Steimer explores the process of scribbling on weathered sails he has sewn into canvases. The history of 60-plus-year-old sails obtained from a small fishing village in Stanton Island is directly incorporated into Steimer’s three oversized framed creations adorned in his signature abstract painting style. I watched as he drew swirly white lines around a rust mark on a jig. I heard one woman say to Steimer: “You look just like your pieces.” His response: “Well, it’s all really the same thing.”

Tabacaru also talks about her work as an extension of herself. Her striking exhibits present questions tackling inequality of power, gender, other-worldliness and music. This hodgepodge of fascinating elements comes as no surprise for the attractive, war crimes attorney, turned curator, 31-year old.

She passionately explains how she intended the freedom of sport and adventure found in Steimer’s extraordinary sail pieces to seep into Andrea Stanislav’s glitter-work incarnation of William S. Burrough’s dark novel The Western Lands. Portraying characters existing perpetually
in transition between goodness and wickedness, the viewer travels into the sinister, landing on the other side of the exhibit face to face with the beautifully grotesque image of Vladimir Putin, one of three pieces in Stoicheff’s portrait series made in solidarity with the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. I watched dozens of people stop to gawk at Stoicheff’s daring Rottweiler painting onto which large text reading “HEY GRRR” calls back to the infamous Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s, and her even more rattling Panther painting that reads a big bold “PUSSY” in black on black across the center of the work.

To say the least, the show was a standout. Tabacaru added that she is honored for the opportunity to be working with artists who are “deeply conscious of the physical process, demonstrating patience and an intensity of detail.”

In addition to her show at Scope Art Fair, Tabacaru also collaborated with Carly Ivan Garcia to present three artists at Fountain Miami:  Jim D’Amato, Carly Ivan Garcia, Tamara Mendels. Tabacaru arranged the pieces in order of size and accomplished giving the space a playful-life feel. Each artist approached the works with a different temperament. Jim D’Amato’s obsession with perfection comes out in his psychedelic paintings that take the viewer into multiple layers of space.  Carly Ivan Garcia’s gallivant neo-abstract style pretends to not take life too seriously, veiling its political and social commentary with teddy bears and punk rockers.  Tamara Mendels’s work invites the viewer to find their own meaning in her hyper-modern poured abstractions.  Furthermore, Evo Love showcased her delightful Spanish Botanica themed installation that wowed the Fountain audience. With Arcilesi / Hormberg, Evo Love and Carly Ivan Garcia, Fountain made a strong stamp on Miami during Art Basel this past year. And as for other notable artists at Fountain, Ricky Powell documented the 80s and 90s b-boys with a strong celebration of fashion and icons. First timer Amanda Hudson, a New York photographer showcased her street walker series and the viewers eyes were captured. From Dec. 6-9, 2012, Fountain celebrated yet another year of amazing art, performance, music and culture.



Take a Tour of Art Basel Miami 2012 with Esther Nash

Art Basel Miami Beach coverage by Fashion & Art Editor Esther Nash

with Assistants Shelly Nash & Dorothy Nash

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From left to right: Esther Nash, Dorothy Nash & Shelly Nash

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EXCITING!!: Shelly and I were overwhelmed by the art scene this year-all day and all night-art-art receptions-music and droves and droves of art lovers. This year was the most fashionable yet. Designer hand bags, celebrities, models, champagne and paparazzi-it felt like New York City Fashion week. The hords of international elite-art groupies came from all over. Billionaires-millionaires all looking to buy a great work of art to add to there collection big or small.

Artists were literally sending a message-to Art collectors-their canvas, sculptures and performance art incorporated written messages; “who are you”, “you are who”, who am I”;” I am who”; ” where are you” ; “worship$” etc. I felt like I was watching a foreign film with subtitles. It was very international-but most fun was that everyone-knew about the Barclays Center in Park Slope; which is next to the Town House Art Gallery.

Art is not only a great investment-it is also timeless enjoyment and a wonderful gift or family heirloom to pass to future generations.

WHAT TO WEAR: Minimal make up is best. Hair Color: all shades of red, strawberry blonde to reddish brown, curly hair worn up or down, pony tail. Sunglasses and a hat or cap for protection. Shoes: Flats-whether toe bearing sandals or closed shoes, flats are best due to the amount of walking in the art fair. A blazer with shorts, a skirt or leggings and a tote bag to collect all the information, magazines and artist profiles and also carry a light sweater.

WHAT TO BRING: Bottle of Water, bottle of Perrier (grapefruit or lemon), handheld electric fan, snacks (dried fruit and nuts) for quick energy.

De Buck Gallery at Art Miami, Miami Zevs Mural, Liquidated Yes

De Buck Gallery at Art Miami, Miami Zevs Mural, Liquidated Yes


ART BASEL at the Convention Center: Vernissage Commenced on December 4, 2012:Art Basel enters its second decade in Miami Beach with a display of premier quality works and strong programming across the city. Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show’s singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world. Miami Beach, Florida, USA – The 2012 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach officially closed, Sunday, December 9. Praised by critics, exhibitors and visitors as Art Basel’s most serious presentation in Miami Beach to date, its galleries across the board reported consistent sales throughout the week.

The show, whose main sponsor is UBS, again attracted 50,000 visitors, generating an attendance of 70,000 over the five show days. Art Basel in Miami Beach was visited by over 130 museum and institution groups from across the world. Renowned private collectors from the Americas, Europe and emerging markets returned, and were joined by new collectors from around the globe.

As Art Basel marked its second decade in Miami Beach, more than 250 leading galleries from 31 countries from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia presented the highest quality of work at the show, underlining its seriousness. Given a particularly strong representation of Modern material at the show, as well as the entry of a dynamic selection of younger galleries – including nine that were newly accepted to the fair from NADA – visitors explored 11 decades and over 110 years of art history within the Miami Beach Convention Center. Additionally,
collaborations with local and international partners ensured a diverse and deep program of art events, from Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon to Art Public, Art Video and Art Film, making this edition a celebration of the artists and their galleries.

In large, medium size and small print, in neon, electronic, crystal, glitterai, or canvas, text-based art was everywhere at Art Basel Miami Beach. Artists were sending their messages loud and clear-“I Breathe therefore I Live”, “Who are you”, “Where Are you”, “Who am I”, “Worship $” and “Talk is Cheap”. There were also many artists that incorporated Dollar signs and Designer Brand logos into their art.

Paul Kasmin, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

‘This year the fair drew primarily new international clients for us and it was a great success for many of our artists. It was a particularly remarkable year for Iván Navarro, with the fair’s curated programs for Art Kabinett and Art Public.’

Jorge Mara, La Galería Jorge Mara La Ruche, Buenos Aires

‘This is our third time at Art Basel in Miami Beach – and it has been the best fair for us. Over the past two years visitors to the fair have come to see and buy, and now they are coming back again. We bring artists to the show not many people outside of Argentina or Latin America know and we provide the intellectual background to get to know these artists.’

For the second year running, Art Public, produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art, turned Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space with large- scale sculpture, video, installation and live performances. For this year’s edition, the sector’s curator Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art (LACMA) and Co- founder, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) brought even more complex works to Miami Beach and extended the exhibition space into the sky, across which Dave McKenzie’s airplane carrying a banner offering different marriage proposals every day. A highlight of the week, Art Public Opening Night on December 6 was free and open to the public, offering a program of performances by Jason and Alicia Hall Moran with Brandon Ross, My Barbarian and Alex Israel. For more information please visit

Art Kabinett became one of the talking points of the show for connoisseurs. 20 select galleries from the Art Galleries sector of the show curated exhibitions in separately delineated spaces within their booths. This year’s sector presented work by artists including Fiona Banner (Galerie Barbara Thumm), Chuck Close (Two
Palms), Jannis Kounellis (Galerie Lelong), Jorinde Voigt (David Nolan Gallery) and Yan Xing (Galerie Urs Meile), and curated shows on General Idea (Esther Schipper); Jacques Villon, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp, Suzanne Duchamp (Francis M. Naumann Fine Art); and Helio Oiticica and Jarbas Lopes (A
Gentil Carioca).

For others, Art Positions proved a highlight. Featuring a tight selection of 16 galleries, the sector continued as an exciting platform for collectors, museum directors, critics and art enthusiasts to gain further insight into the work of individual emerging artists. Presentations included: Matt Keegan (Altman Siegel Gallery SF), Pablo Rasgado (Arratia Beer), Nathan Peter (PSM), Leyla Cárdenas (Galería Casas Riegner), Colby Bird (Fitzroy Gallery), Christian Flamm (Galeria Fonti), Felipe Arturo (La Central), Irene Kopelman (Labor), Paulo Vivacqua (Galeria Laura Marsiaj), Julieta Aranda (Galerie mor.charpentier), Atsushi Kaga (Mother’s Tankstation), Asli Cavusoglu (NON Gallery), Ivan Seal (RaebervonStenglin), Andra Ursuta (Ramiken Crucible), Latoya Ruby Frazier
(Galerie Michel Rein), and Agustina Woodgate (Spinello Projects).

With 40 galleries on display, this year’s edition of Art Nova featured work by more than 100 artists from across the world including juxtapositions such as: Yael Bartana, Tal R. and Tom Burr (Sommer Contemporary Art); Tania Pérez Cordova and Nina Beier (Proyectos Monclova); Becky Beasley and Simon Dybbroe Möller (Francesca Minini); Theaster Gates and Angel Otero (Kavi Gupta Gallery); John Gerrard, Michelle Lopez and Hans Schabus (Simon Preston); Brigida Baltar, Lucia Koch and Melanie Smith (Galeria Nara Roesler); Julião Sarmento and
Leigh Ledare (Pilar Corrias); Dove Allouche, Jonathan Binet and Jessica Warboys (Gaudel de Stampa); and Hao Liang, Yangjiang Group and Zheng Guogu (Vitamin Creative Space). The sector again became a space of discovery for works fresh from the studio.

Also in its second year, Art Video was produced in collaboration with the New World Center and David Gryn of London’s Artprojx. Following its success last year, the free screenings in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed building were extended by one additional night of programming and attracted an estimated 1,200 visitors. Showing just over 60 videos, the program was marked by the dusktill- dawn screening of ‘Bliss’ by Ragnar Kjartansson, which was presented in collaboration with MOCA North Miami and the New World Center. For more information please visit

Art Film was again selected by Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner and presented the feature-length documentary film ‘Painters Painting’ (1973) by Emile de Antonio on the New York art scene from 1940 to 1970.

Steering debate and discussions not only on the state of the art market but the arts in general, Art Basel’s daily program of talks offered its patrons and the general public another platform to engage with art in a meaningful way. Many leading artworld figures took part in the morning Art Basel Conversations. The Premiere Artist Talk featured legendary artist Richard Tuttle in conversation with Chris Dercon, Director Tate Modern, London. Further topics included the ‘Public/Private’ panel discussing ‘The Encyclopedic Museum’ on the Friday of the show. Saturday’s panel focused on ‘Why Japanese Post-War Art Matters Now’. On Sunday the ‘Artistic Practice’ series presented ‘The Artist as Musician’. Art Basel Conversations is presented by Absolut Art Bureau, responsible for The Absolut Company’s international art initiatives. Art Salon, which includes shorter presentations each afternoon, featured 20 talks, ranging in topics from the Latin American art market to ‘New Perspectives from the Edge of Arabia’. Taken together, both talks programs represent an essential aspect of Art Basel’s concept, reflecting the idea that the show is not only a marketplace for artworks, but also a meeting place for all of the artworld’s key players.

Videos of Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon are being made available by Absolut Art Bureau and can be viewed on and

DESIGN MIAMI located across from the Convention Center: Showcasing a plethora of designs that really seemed to artistic for actual use. Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. Design Miami is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art.

BASS MUSEUM: The Bass hosted a lovely reception inviting visitors to view their collection of emerging artists. The exhibitions of the Bass Museum present art in dynamic conversations spanning time, history and cultures. They have an incredible collection of Antiquities, Renaissance and Baroque art anchors exhibitions, educational programs and scholarship.

WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM, Founded and operated by Naomi Wilzig, this museum helped to open art basel week on December 3, 2012 with a preview party featuring Photographs by Helmut Newton. Patrons and reporters were able to walk through 10,000 square feet of erotic art at a collective of $20,000,000.00


BASEL CASTLE: Basel Castle, produced by creative collective, The Overthrow, is a conceptually “re:creative” minifestival combining some of the worlds most influential contemporary artists & musicians, with uniquely
interactive games, installations, exhibitions, and live performances. The project is a full day event during the climax of Miami’s internationally esteemed Art Basel weekend. Believe it or not, all this takes place inside and
surrounding a castle located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

Art Basel is the largest collective art show in the U.S. Its the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide since the 1970s. An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from
North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa will exhibit 20th & 21st century artworks by over 2k artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Its special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art.

ART MIAMI: Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. 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.

CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami’s newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair launched with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, benefiting the Miami Art Museum, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. CONTEXT featured a curated group of 65 international galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career cutting-edge artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits in a state-of-the-art, 45,000 square-foot pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami.

With the combination of Art Miami’s 125 exhibiting galleries and CONTEXT’s 65 exhibiting galleries, the Wynwood Arts District was transformed into a mini art city, featuring 190 galleries from 21 countries within 250,000 square feet of curated indoor and outdoor exhibition space. CONTEXT last year attracted more than 55,000 attendees and had record-breaking sales over a six-day period. Dedicated daily Shuttle Buses were running continuously between Art Miami, CONTEXT and Art Basel Miami Beach.

RED DOT ART FAIR: The Red Dot Art fair featured emerging, mid-level and well established artists as well as jewelry designers. Their goal is to provide their exhibitors with long lasting value.

MIAMI PROJECT: The inaugural Miami Project, a new contemporary and modern art fair consisted of presentations by 65 galleries from around the world selected based upon the strength and relevance of their programs.

SCOPE Miami’s monumental 100,000 sq. ft. pavilion housed its most ambitious fair to date, featuring a selection of 20 innovative Breeder Program galleries presented alongside 85 established international exhibitors. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art. THE BREEDER PROGRAM: Long-established as the original
incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 12th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/ Weiss, among others. SCOPE Miami bustled with over 30,000 international collectors, press and art professionals, all of whom drive the contemporary art market and are vital contributors to global culture.

PULSE Art Fair’s signature Pulse Projects program is committed to the presentation and promotion of audience- engaging large-scale sculptures, installations and performances. Pulse Projects is part of their continuing mission to link an international roster of premier contemporary galleries and artists with local cultural institutions, communities and audiences.

JUSTMAD MIA is an initiative of Art Fairs, a company based in Madrid and the organizer of the JUSTMAD and the MADRIDFOTO art fairs. JUSTMAD MIA, IS a fair which integrates the same working philosophy as its sister fair in Madrid, JUSTMAD, by means of a selection of galleries, spaces and projects of emerging art. Art Fairs presents a fair of medium scale which believes in the dialogue between the visitor, the professional, the gallery and the artist, in a key city such a Miami, which links both the Anglo-Saxon and Latin contexts. Under the artistic direction of Javier Duero, and in a hands of an advisory committee made up of the galleries NoMínimo (Guayaquil), Eva Ruiz (Madrid) and La Caja Blanca (London-Mallorca), it presented a selection of 50 galleries for the general program and two programs specifically for projects involving emerging artists. It also presented sections dedicated to artistic production, architecture, design and a program dedicated to culinary research.

CIFO: Hosted a daily brunch and an exhibition curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Jose Roca that brings together work that testified to the tension between what is yet to be said (or cannot be uttered) and the aftermath of communication, when all has been said and done.


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