Royal Reflections at Miami Art Week
Miami River Art Fair
North America’s foremost international modern and contemporary art fair Art Basel Miami has called Miami Beach home since 2001, showcasing over 250 galleries from 31 countries inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.
While Art Basel Miami Beach is undeniably the main event, it’s spawned more than 20 satellite fairs, stretching from Midtown to Downtown. In 2012, Miami River Art Fair launched, exploring the global world of contemporary art and design. Moreover Miami’s own museums and galleries are presenting their most compelling works.
Claudia Bläsi's semi-surreal edition ICONS (left) and Iris Schelchen's abstract paintings "Listen to the Music", hot spot for controversial discussions at Miami River Art Fair.
Rieko Karrer Sugihara's translucent "Concentric Wind" Series (left) and Yelena York's Free Hand Pointilism made chess figures "King" and "Queen" are attracting art collectors attention.
Asian Art Lovers are fascinated by Alain Rousseau's Oil Paintings "La Mousse" and "Noblesse oblige".
Through the years, Miami’s own local galleries have made their way into the venerated exhibition space. Widely considered the most important and exciting time of year in Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach brings a certain electricity to the air in early December. It attracts a sophisticated international crowd of gallerists, artists, collectors, and glitterati to Miami and beyond.
Reflections! Sylvia Kanderal (left) is painting real and mental reflections as well as Hong Liu-Sertti in her poetical dyptichon "Transformation" at Miami River Art Fair.
Satellite Fairs & Events - Miami River Art Fair
Curator Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund among her VIP guests Yelena York (left) and Michael Kroener, Deputy Consul of German General Consulate in Miami.
Miranda Roux, Sculpture, Ariane au Tricot, knitting and sitting on a Minotaur, half man, half buffalo, perfectly casted in Lost-Wax-Technique. Eternity in Bronze.
"It's the quintessential place to show," says Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, curator of the show “Waiting for the Muse” at Miami River Art Fair. "These selected artists are producing the best works of their career to show at the world's fair of fine art.
Among them Alain Rousseau, Claudia Bläsi, Iris Schelchen, Sylvia Kanderal, Milena Tsochkova, Rieko Karrer Sugihara, Hong Liu-Sertti, Yelena York, Jacqueline Real Butler, Tiril Benton and the Swiss sculptor Miranda Roux."
Abstract Cabinett: Tiril Benton's (left) and Jacqueline Real Butler's strong works are evoking energy and balance simultaneously.
Hidden Treasures! Emerging artist Milena Tsochkova celebrating her debut in Miami with her surprising works in oil on canvas, "In 5 Minutes" (left) and "Jumping".
Original Masterpieces, Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera presented by Martha Manrique, Art Director at Art Lammco
Depending on the visiter, you may wish to let your whim be your guide as you wander the maze of booths, or use the floor map and select galleries of interest to prioritize your time. At Miami River Art Fair guided tours by established art critics were also available if reserved in advance, as conversations with Prince Lorenzo di Medici, designer, artist and descendant of the Royal House of Medici.
You can easily make a day of it at Art Basel Week. The Miami Convention Center in Downtown Brikell where Miami River Art Fair is hosted, is equipped with restaurants, cafes, and the Hotel Hyatt Recency. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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