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Art Basel Miami (December 6 -9, 2012) has for 11 years been one of the top art festivals in the Americas and it returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL). An extension of the Swiss Art Basel festival (aka “the Olympics of the art world”), which also has a branch in Hong Kong, Art Basel Miami features over 260 leading art galleries from USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia and over 2,000 individual artists (exhibitors TBA).
Special sections will feature projects by emerging artists, new artworks, public art projects and, performances, video and sound art.
Other programs include
Film series Lectures Video art exhibition Art Basel Conversations (past participants include Ai Weiwei, Chuck Close, and Catherine David) Art Salon (sort of like an art version of TED talks in which artists give short presentations)
Art Basel Miami is one of the largest art fairs in the US, and attracted over 50,000 visitors in 2011. This year will be sure to continue to bring the finest in art from all over the world.
To learn more, go to http://miamibeach.artbasel.com
Art Basel December 6 – 9, 2012
Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
From July 19 to 22, artMRKT Hamptons will be happening at The Bridgehampton Historical Society (2368 Montauk Highway (Rt. 27) - Bridgehampton, NY 11932). artMRKT (yeah, I find the way they spell that a little insufferable, too) brings together 40 galleries from across the U.S. who will present in mediums including:
Painting Sculpture Drawings Photography Video Installation
The whole affair is in a lovely “boutique setting” (whatever that means) and will showcase galleries including:
DC Moore Gallery DCKT Contemporary Mindy Solomon Galler Morgan Lehman DEAN PROJECT Arte Nova C24 Gallery Rick Wester Fine Art
And many more…
The even t will also feature the MRKTworks Auctions, in which people can either bid online or in person at the show, on special pieces being put for auction and 100% of the proceeds from each piece will be donated to their corresponding beneficiary. This auction benefits organizations such as :
The Nature Conservancy Southampton Animal Shelter Children's Museum Of The East End Bay Street Theatre
So come enjoy the weather, the scenery, and the semblance of art at artMRKT Hamptons for a chance to see some of the top galleries in the US.
To learn more, go to http://www.art-mrkt.com/hamptons/
artMRKT Hamptons July 19-22
Bridgehampton Historical Society 2368 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Running since 1979, the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) is proud to present the 33rd Annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival to be held on Saturday May 12, 2012, from 11am - 6pm at Archway in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC. This year’s theme will focus on the journey Asian Pacific American ancestors have taken to come thus far. The purpose of this event is to celebrate family values as well as cultural heritage.
Read more: CAPA Heritage Festival 2012 at...
What started as a chaotic confederacy of artists at the Puck Building in 2002, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) Festival (April 28-29 at the Lexington Ave Armory) is now one of the best gatherings of independent comic authors in the country.
Punk style zines, former Marvel and DC artists breaking out on their own, young webcomic authors, and more all converge for the 10th year of this landmark event in indie comics.
MoCCA’s Guest of Honor is artist P. Craig Russell. Russell, who has been working in comics since the 70’s, and gained notereity for his art in the story “Ramadan” in the 50th issue of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in 1993. His line work is evocative of Aubrey Beardsley, which is no coincidence since he has adapted several operas and plays into comic form, including Oscar Wilde’s Salome, while Russell’s sense of visual narrative and rich illustrations recall the cream of the crop from Jim Shooter era Marvel. His latest book is The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince, from NBM Publishing.
Read more: MoCCA Fest '12: The Best and...
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