Fountain Art Fair, the installation-based exhibition of avant-garde galleries and art collectives, returns for its 5th year during the Art Basel weekend in Miami. Fountain Art Fair has earned its reputation as the go-to venue for discovering innovative art while enjoying live music entertainment and performance art during the Art Basel weekend.
In celebration of Fountain's dedication to various forms of art, a showcase of live musical performances will be held on the front lawn. Performances will include indie noise rock band NO AGE, G. LOVE of G. Love and the Special Sauce, NINJASONIK, DJ Lauren Flax, DJ Kimyon, and a special DJ performance by SHEPARD FAIREY. Located at 2505 N. Miami Ave at the corner of 25th St., Fountain Art Fair will be open everyday to the public at 11am and will remain open on Friday and Saturday nights until 12am for special live performances.
Fountain Miami 2010 exhibitors include Christina Ray , Front Room, Steven Gagnon, Leo Kesting, McCaig-Welles, Bego Art Project, Causey Contemporary, Jeanine Taylor Art Gallery, Cherie Dacko, Evo Love, Allison Berkoy, Greg Haberny, Philip Simmons, We-Are-Familia, The Murder Lounge, No Agenda Collective, Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, Wet Heat Project, Alice Chilton Gallery, Tinca Art, Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, Susan Radau, Lindsey Brooke Wilner, and highly anticipated immersive video art projects presented by DCKT Contemporary. As logistical partners to the art fair, international art handlers Hedley’s Inc. will assist galleries in producing their large-scale installations.
Grace Exhibition Space, in conjunction with the Alice Chilton Gallery, will have 10 artists from around the world performing during the weekend's evening events. Caveman robots and the full scale destruction of a car will be primary artist performances. Artists will include Adina and Ariel Bier, Erik Hokanson, Jason Bell and the Estonian Art Group Non Grata,Sarah Troche, Quinn Dukes Marni Kotak, Kikuko Tanaka and Hiroshi Shafer.
Visitors entering the front lawn of the Fountain Art Fair space will be blown away with a 125 foot long street art installation by Chris Stain, Dick Chicken, Gaia and Know Hope. Additional street artists will be announced shortly.
This year the Fountain Art Fair’s exhilarating line up of events is supported by the Miami New Times, alongside other sponsoring partners including 90.5 WVUM FM, Juxtapoz Magazine, FILTER Magazine, Gawker Artists, YELP, PKG Graphics, and Downing Frames. The VIP/Press Preview on Thursday, 12/02, will be hydrated by Brooklyn Brewery, while complimentary drinks for the remainder of the weekend will be provided by Rums of Puerto Rico, Famosa Beer, and Blu Energy Drink. Smartwater will be hydrating the galleries and artists throughout the entire weekend.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, December 02
11am – 6pm: VIP/Press Preview
Open to the Public
Friday, December 03
11am – Midnight: Open to the Public
7pm – Midnight: Reception for the Artis
DJ Lauren Flax
Saturday, December 04
11am – Midnight: Open to the Public
7pm – Midnight: Miami New Times Event
DJ Lauren (WVUM 90.5)
Celine and the Hellbillies
G. LOVE of G. Love and the Special Sauce
*Special Music Performance by Shepard Fairey
Sunday, December 05
11am – 7pm: Open to the Public
4pm – 7pm: Live Silk Screening Closing Event, DJ (TBA)
The Fountain experience is enhanced this year with a completely redesigned website and extensive new media features at http://fountainexhibit.com . The site includes video and photo documentation of past events along with social media tools for real-time coverage. Follow @fountainartfair on Twitter for the latest news.
Exhibitor applications are closed for Miami 2010. Galleries and art collectives may visit the website to apply for the Fountain New York 2011 application online.