in its seventh edition, this fair continues to advance artistic discourse with its 135 international exhibitors, a synmposium on the intermingling of art, architecture and design, plus installations by emerging and established artists such as tom burr, wang du, and sandford biggers.
[ 8 > 14 november calendar ] The Chicago Architecture Biennial is free and open to the general public at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites across the city. The event is supported by the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation, with additional support from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Chicago Park District. All funding for the event is privately raised, with significant investments from BP and SC Johnson.
‘Sustainable Housing’ by Tatiana Bilbao SC was one of the few full scale houses reconstructed for the show. It is a prototype for affordable housing for the architect’s home country of Mexico. Photography: Tom Harris, copyright Hedrich Blessing. Courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (SOFA) is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. Presented by art galleries and dealers from around the world, SOFA CHICAGO is open to the public and all artwork is for sale.
The fair also includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.
For a complete list of exhibitions, public programs, supporters, media partners and program partners, visit [ Chicago Architecture Biennial ] which launched 3 October 2015, and will run through 3 January 3 2016. @chicagobiennial @GrahamFound @ChiCulturCenter
event> brazil artfair 2013
venue> 3501 ne midtown boulevard (old ne 1st Ave) & 36th street miami
date> 4 > 8 december 2013
Brazil ArtFair debuts during art week 4 > 8 December 2013. First Fair Dedicated to Brazilian Contemporary Art and Design.
Housed in a 25,000 square foot exposition center, on Midtown Boulevard, near the Wynwood Art District, 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 innovative contemporary furniture by 18 of Brazil’s leading design studios.
“Our mission for the first edition is to present art and design that reflects contemporary Brazil,” said Brazil ArtFair director, Michel Serebrinsky. “From the selection of galleries and the art that they will exhibit, to Luisa Duarte’s curated exhibition, to the design of our space, we created Brazil ArtFair with the purpose of bringing to Miami not just a new art fair experience but also a new experience of Brazil.”
victoire 1 | khalil charif | artur fidalgo gallery | 2013
no title | nino dais | central gallery | 2013
plantinha | alcides | estação gallery | 1997
paisagem vasta (vast landscape) | sergio lucena | mezzanine gallery | 2013
insonia tropical | toz | movimento gallery | 2013
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. Brazil ArtFair’s directors and curators see Brazil’s contemporary art and design as catalysts for change and movement helping to create worldwide awareness for the country. 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 design of the pavilion features an inflatable entrance created by Marton Estúdio. Designed to resemble the concrete architecture of Brasilia, the country’s capital, it will rhythmically inflate and deflate as a metaphor for the dynamic new life of the contemporary Brazilian art scene.
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. The galleries will also present multiple solo exhibitions. With nearly all of the participating galleries new to Miami, Brazil ArtFair is poised to become a strong international resource for Brazilian galleries, artists, and designers, and a place of discovery for the attendees of Miami Art Week.
[ 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 24 pieces including chairs, tables, 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. A number of designers from this highly esteemed group have been awarded top honors and projects, including Zanini de Zanine, who has designed for Tolix and Poltrona Frau; Jader Almeida, recipient of the top award from Museu da Casa Brasileira, Brazil’s premier design museum; Domingos Totora, who creates sustainable furniture and decorative objects using cardboard; and Guto Indio da Costa, who remodeled Rio’s traditional street vendor stands on famed Copacabana Beach.
[ west Encounters east ] a one-hour documentary, which will be shown daily, explores an artistic space where the vibrant palette of Latin America and the silence of the East come together to create something new. Created and developed by filmmaker and art historian Stella M. Holmes of The Brickellian, the film was screened at several film festivals across the United States and broadcast on 280 television stations. It 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 Fukushima, Megumi Yuasa, and Kazuo Okubo, descendants of a century-old diaspora that has given São Paulo the largest Japanese population outside Japan.
[ fair previews ]
press> tuesday, 3 december 3 > 5p
vip> tuesday, 3 december 5 > 10 p
[ general admission ]
4/5/7/8 december 11a > 7p
friday, 6 december 11a > 8p
general admission> $15 students & $10 seniors
unidentified bear greets visitors at kavi gupta gallery | click > enlarge
Day three DesignApplause returns to see what we missed at the preview and find many more “objects” than anticipated. And we run into many many people, lose an iPad (found and returned in 20 minutes) by the [ Yancy Richardson Gallery (New York) ] THANK YOU! Truth be told, the early expectations of design galleries in this exposition were dashed when we learned the focus would be on art only in 2012. But we understand the demands of an inaugural event offers up but two choices, quantity or quality. Cardi Black Box (Milan) did, however, bring a liquid trilobal table by Ross Lovegrove. THANK YOU!
Ask 120 galleries (we didn’t) how were the first three days and you would get 120 opinions. The dealers we did ask (galleries who brought “objects”) were in agreement that Thursday (day one) and Friday was not all that busy, but day three was very busy and lot of art was sold. The galleries were split on who realized brisk sales. Our “objects” galleries were eager to share what they brought and the manner of sharing was diverse. Price for example. A few did not want us to publish the price. Anthony Meier Fine Arts (San Francisco) on the other hand when we we’re photographing Dave Muller’s FlyFlyFly shouts out “that’s $100,000”.
Unfortunately, for this post [ Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis) ] was not showing any beloved objects. The gallery is expecting an inquiry on their art but the question is: who made your desk and chairs? Is it art? Was it done by a designer? Desk and chairs were custom made for the gallery by Bob Lindell of Artserve. Artserve is a fine art technical service which makes picture frames for them.
It is very sad to learn that Green Gallery in Milwaukee closed as a result of a fire in July 2012. Many things can be replaced after a fire. Art is not one of them. [ green gallery ] [ fire details ]
oil spill #20 2010 | daniel beltra | catherine edelman gallery
Oil Spill is not an “object” but it supports our environmental/sustainable messaging. This is just one of a series of Daniel Beltra’s photos on the oil spill.
The above photo taken from the Collector’s Lounge where we enjoy the view and a glass of wine as we shut down our visit for the day. The lakefront along with the incredibly accommodating clouds reminds us why everyone missed Navy Pier. Lastly, a link to the [ kate werble gallery (New York) ] as the image we took is terrible. Our [ Preview ] post and day three have captured over 50 inspiring objects. Galleries: THANK YOU!
[ the objects ]
1> ‘liquid trilobal table’ 2010 | ross lovegrove | cardi black box (milan)
2> endless house | manuel graf | van horn (dusseldorf)
3> s/t 2012 | jorge perianes | max estrella (madrid)
4> conversation 2006 | pello irazu | galería moisés pérez de albéniz (spain)
5> last breath 2012 | rafael lozano-hemmer | max estrella (madrid)
6> seascape 2012 | shinique smith | james cohan gallery (new york)
7> zeffirelli’s easel 2012 | john henry | mccormick gallery (chicago)
8> un chinois egare 1960 | max ernst | léonard hutton galléries (new york)
9> untitled 2012 | pablo atchugarry | hollis taggart galleries (new York)
10> flyflyfly 2012 | dave muller | anthony meier fine arts (san francisco)
11> untitled no.67 | william fisk 2012 | nicholas metivier gallery (toronto)
12> untitled | joel shipiro | the pace gallery (new york, london, beijing)
13> aquatic assemblage: the maritime metropolis 2012 | ellen sandor, chris kemp, diana torres, and janine fron | ellen sandor (art)n studio (chicago)
14> smirk 2003 | tony oursler | gallery paule anglim (san francisco)
15> on file 2011 | chakaia | international sculpture center (hamilton, nj)
16> torso 1963 | jean arp | landau fine art (montreal)
17> sake bottles | douglas dawson gallery (chicago)
18> support | gaylen gerber | the green gallery (milwaukee)
19> mini quan 2012 | carole feuerman | international sculpture center (hamilton, nj)
20> 450 2007 | jessica stockholder | max estrella (madrid)
21> round the block 2002 | tony crag | galerie hans mayer (dusseldorf)
22> untitled (left) / cardboard sculpture 1990 | tony tasset | kavi gupta (chicago, berlin)
23> untitled 2009 | jessica stockholder | 1301pe gallery (los angeles)
24> untitled 2012 | allen ruppersberg | art institute of chicago
26> weinsteing gallery (minneapolis)
27> the green gallery (milwaukee)
28> oil spill #20 2010 | daniel beltra | catherine edelman gallery (chicago)
29> navy pier
30> title unknown | artist unknown | gavi kupta (chicago, berlin)
[ expo chicago ]
The inaugural Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, will be presented at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from 20>23 September, 2012. The new fair will open the international fall arts season and will establish Chicago as a preeminent art fair and cultural destination. Vernissage, an exclusive opening night preview celebration benefits the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.[ expo chicago ]
expo chicago | the international exposition of contemporary/modern art & design | 20 > 23 september 2012 | navy pier [ details ]