Arteaméricas 2011

Miami Beach Convention Center. Hall D.
From Mar 25 through 28, 2011.

altArteaméricas, the premier fair of art from Latin America, will be returning for its ninth consecutive year. Starting on Friday, March 25th through Monday, March 28th, 2011, Arteaméricas will showcase the latest trends in paintings, sculpture and multimedia from contemporary artists as well as renowned masters at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Some of the best galleries from all over Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Europe will be participating. The four-day Arteaméricas will be feature works by internationally recognized artists. The fair will be a place where art collectors and art professionals alike will gather among the present trends in paintings, sculptures, and conceptual art multimedia that distinguish the region’s art.

“Arteaméricas has been the most respected Latin American art fair since it’s inception. We’re proud of this distinction, and for that reason, we raise our standards every year, create innovative projects and recruit the best galleries out there,” says Leslie Pantín, President of Arteaméricas. “For 2011, we envision better sales for our galleries. The economy is improving; Latin American art is getting more exposure and a gaining better reputation. Our primary goal is to ensure that our galleries are satisfied with the outcome of their participation.”

As in past years, the fair organizers have set up a Selection Committee, consisting of Julia Herzberg, an internationally renowned curator from New York; Angel Felix, Director of the Cultural Program of the Interamerican Development Bank; and Leonor Amarante, an acknowledged curator and critic from Brazil. Carol Damian, Director of the Frost Museum, has been in the committee since the fair’s first year and is a member once again. All four carefully evaluate every gallery and their artists, in order to continue to raise the quality of the fair.

Coordinated by Dr. Herzberg, Arteaméricas 2011 will bring back Art Talks, a series of four discussion tables aimed at furthering the understanding of the visual arts, biennial productions and collecting practices. The panels are structured to promote reflection and critical analysis of issues relevant to biennial directors, curators and artists, as well as the formation of private and public collections. Topics will include: Contemporary Art Scene; Biennials; Private Collectors and Public Collections; and Diverse Artistic Voices.

Art Talks 2011 will take place in the newly-created Salón Arteaméricas. This area will have theater-type seating where lectures will also be presented to the fair’s attendees. Lecturers will include Carol Damian, Juan Martinez and Ricardo Pau-Llosa, among others. Salón Arteaméricas will also be showing video art throughout the fair’s four-day run.

In 2011, Arteaméricas will introduce its NewArt section, featuring an exhibition by the Miami Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art – Miami (MOCA). This special project will highlight works of new and upcoming artists in the Latin American art scene. In addition, the fair is organizing a curated space that will depict the violence in Central American through the eyes of an artist, as well as a curated space specially created for Cuban art.

Arteaméricas
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive. Hall D.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.arteamericas.com

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