Verge Art Fair

Dec 2 through 5, 2010

Verge art fair returns for its second edition in Miami Beach as the destination show for the best in new and emerging art. As the premier destination for the art fair market in the United States, Verge is uniquely poised to take advantage of the international audience in attendance during Art Basel Miami Beach. Often cited as the most successful fair destination throughout the year, Verge continues to lay the groundwork as a market force in sponsorships, new collector cultivation, program diversity and all that is required for a successfully competitive exposition. Focusing exclusively on new and emerging art, Verge continues to define its niche within the global marketplace as an ever-adapting platform for new discoveries in visual art.

The Drawing Show
Continuing in the effort to advance the interests of unique approaches to the current state of visual art, Verge is proud to announce its commitment to mounting a section devoted exclusively to drawing as a medium that overlaps all disciplines. The Drawing Show will present drawing as a unique artistic practice, one that is universally accessible, and often the first step in an artist’s exercise of ideas that inform both their larger creative practice and the cultivation of new forms of visual art. As a touchstone to the evolutions influenced by and visited upon artistic practice by the art marketplace and its requisite economic fluctuations, drawing continues to serve as a subversive force, both in its delineation of artistic ideas as well as in its potential to inspire and serve as the first step in production unrestrained by economic categories.

Emerging Latin Art
Recognizing the unique cultural environment of Miami as a gateway to South America, Verge will offer a speial section devoted to a survey of the best in emerging Latin art. As a constantly growing demographic within the United States, developments within Latin art can no longer be ignored without consequence to the state of visual art as a whole. This platform is a surprisingly overlooked devotion to the subject not represented anywhere else in the Miami art fair marketplace. By offering a section devoted to the exploration of new trends and ideas surround emerging Latin art, Verge is poised to act at the forefront of an otherwise underserved and underrepresented realm of artistic production.

Collectives & Projects
Since the onset of the Recession, a growing movement among artists has taken hold to organize into collective and artistic groups who have taken charge of their own reception in the public sphere. These groups often operate at the fringes of commercial centers, in places remote from and yet accessible to traditional commercial centers. This has translated in the realm of emerging art as a unique approach to participation in the art marketplace. Freed from the constraints of previous decades’ definition of collectives as anti-capital or even hybridized independent approaches to their own public reception, these groups have evolved into saavy operators capable of fully delivering on the needs of their own self-interests. Verge is invested in providing an
alternative platform for these groups and their projects.

Preview
Thursday, December 2, 2010. Noon to 6:00 pm

Opening Reception
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Dates and hours

Friday & Saturday, 3 – 4 December, Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, 5 December, Noon to 6 pm

Admission
Opening night preview: $20
General admission: $10,
$5 for students and seniors

The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club.
1732 Collins Avenue.
Miami Beach, FL 33139.
www.vergeartfair.com.

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