Waiting for the Muse
Waiting for the Muse
Curated Art Exhibition
at Miami River Art Fair 2015
Copyright Claudia Bläsi, ICON 4, Oil/ Mixed Media on Canvas
December, 3 – 6, 2015
Miami Convention Center
at James L. Knight International Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave
400 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the world's most successful art fairs, which takes place at the same time as numerous satellite art fairs from 2nd to 6th December 2015. The visitors are moving by shuttle bus, Metromover or Taxi to the art fairs. As there were so many art fairs taking place - Aqua Art, Art Miami, Context, Design Miami, Miami Ink, NADA, Pulse, Red Dot and Miami River Art Fair - skills as athleticism and energy are useful to join the (art)-marathon in Miami.
Copyright Milena Tsochkova, In Five Minutes, Oil on Canvas
In the heart of Miami Downtown, just a few Metromover stops away from the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami River Art Fair reflects the urban landscape of Miami and responds to the city's rapid growth as a cultural destination.
Copyright Hong Liu-Sertti, Transformation I, Ricepaper on Linen, Silver Foil, Acrylic
The art fair, as US States’s celebrated art exchange with high internationalization degree, will be grandly held from December 3-6 at Downtown Miami Convention Center. Established in 2012, it has been successfully founded by the Director and Curator Nina Torres, who not only bridged the gap between worldwide and Miami, public and art, but also shaped a paradigm for the domestic art fairs during Art Basel Week.
Copyright Rieko Karrer Sugihara, Concentric I,
Nikawa Tempera, Mother of Pearl, Silver Powder, Sumi Ink on Canvas
On of the exhibitors at Miami River Art Fair Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Director at Art History Consulting (booth B1), is invited to curate the group show “Waiting for the Muse”. About her concept and intention, the curator and art historian explains:
“In ancient Greek Mythology the Muses were nine goddesses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (memory) who symbolized the inspiration of the arts and sciences. A muse may also be a person who serves as an artist's inspiration. Writers, painters, musicians, and other artists have muses.
Muse can also refer to thinking deeply. It is the muse which whispers ideas and inspiration into the heart and soul of the artist. What about today? Do the muses play a role in contemporary art?”
Copyright Sylvia Kanderal, Pink Flamingo Lake, Oil on Canvas
Celebrating international emerging and established artists in Miami, selected artists created theme specific artworks for the show “Waiting for the Muse”, regarding the role of ancient muses in contemporary art, among them:
Alain Rousseau, Claudia Bläsi, Tiril Benton, Jacqueline Real Butler, Sylvia Kanderal, Rieko Karrer Sugihara, Hong Liu-Sertti, Miranda Roux, Iris Schelchen, Milena Tsochkova and Yelena York.
Copyright Miranda Roux, Ariane au Tricot, Bronze (edition 1/8)
Copyright Iris Schelchen, Listen to the Music, Mixed Media on Canvas
Jacqueline Real Butler, Dynamic Forces, Acrylic, Collage on Canvas
Tiril Benton, Phala, Acrylic on Canvas
The curated group show intends to reflect influences of Muses in contemporary art today. Often filmmakers talk about a certain actor being a muse, meaning the actor inspired a movie. If you muse about something, you're giving it serious thought. You can't muse in five seconds. People muse on certain ideas for years.
Copyright Alain Rousseau, The Ship's Girl (La Mousse), Oil on Canvas
Copyright Yelena York, Shelby Cobra, Ink on Paper
Enjoy Art Basel Miami Week and relax in the moonlight walking at Miami Riverfront, where a gentle brise is blowing any fatigue away and Alain Rousseau’s girl “La Mousse” is waiting for you at the Miami River.
Miami Convention Center
James L. Knight International Center
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
VIP Collector’s Preview (VIP Ticket Holders & Press)| December 3, 6 - 11 PM
Fair Hours | Fri-Sat, December 4-5, 12 - 8 PM | Sunday, December 6, 12 - 7 PM
General Admission USD 20 | Free with Online Registration
VIP Vernissage USD 100 & USD 200
Catalog | USD 25
Charity Event - VIP Collectors Lounge - Conversations and Art Talks on the River - Press and Exhibitors Brunch - Meet the Artist - Life Performance - Live Concert - Riverwalk After Party - Private Shuttle Service.
Miami River Art Fair – Transportation
Valet Parking available $15.
$10 Flat Fee All Day at the Miami Tower Garage (100 SE 2nd ST)
The garage is connected to the JLKC by an air conditioned, enclosed pedestrian walkway.
Metro Mover (free) | Knight Center Station | 100 SE 2nd Street
GALLERY | Art History Consulting | Booth B1
Curator Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund