ArtPalmBeach celebrates its 16th Anniversary at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from January 25th-28th, 2013 with a Preview evening January 24th. Widely recognized by both critics and art enthusiasts as one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida's Gold Coast, the fair continues to grow in recognition and esteem each year. The fair's careful dealer selection process creates an outstanding presentation featuring all forms of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, design, fine art glass, video and installation from modern art to new cutting-edge artists. ArtPalmBeach offers the community an extensive four day lecture and panel series from some of the art world’s leading experts. To enhance collectors' art fair experience, ArtPalmBeach supports major art installations by conceptual artists and curated exhibitions. Through this cohesive and unique program, ArtPalmBeach delivers a dynamic art fair that meets the high standards of the distinguished exhibitors and collectors that attend the fair each year.
ArtPalmBeach welcomes back many returning exhibitors in 2013 and introduces first time exhibitors from Russia, Korea, Lebanon, China, Argentina, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States. The fair is comprised of over eighty international galleries and fifteen site specific installations and artist project spaces. Over 500 artists from thirteen countries will be exhibited at the fair during Palm Beach’s Art Week of museum openings, Fotofusion, gallery walks and art performances.
The fair will honor the lifetime accomplishments of Italian master Lino Tagliapietra and will feature a one-man exhibition of major works presented by Schantz Galleries. Recently lauded with two Doctorates, Lino Tagliapietra is one of the world’s most accomplished artists working with art studio glass. He has been exhibiting in museums around the globe, receiving countless honors, openly sharing his far-reaching knowledge of the medium and his skill as one of its finest practitioners, and helping to create a new renaissance in studio glassmaking.
Additional 2013 fair highlights: Long-Sharp Gallery (Indianapolis) will exhibit “Politics, Peace and Passion, Reprise.” The tightly curated exhibition explores the influence of renowned 20th century masters on a group of contemporary artists. This edition will challenge audiences by drawing parallels between artists motivated by similar causes, and with Gino Miles, introduces the juxtaposition of different mediums that speaks to the very root of Pop Art.
The Leslie Smith Gallery of Amsterdam will introduce Shanghai’s Simon Ma to the Palm Beach art scene, one of China’s most well known and internationally acclaimed artists. His cross-cultural approach to art, music and design has resulted in a highly vibrant and successful world tour exhibition, “The Soul-Drago+Cavallo,” which has received outstanding recognition. Simon Ma has created quite a legacy, collaborating successfully as an artistic designer with various major international brands such as Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari and Ducati. His designs, such as the “Art Bubble Chair,” have been exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai. His exhibition “Ink-Brush-Heart” curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and co-curated by Paolo de Grandis will be exhibited at the Venice Biennale in June 2013.
On the heels of their exhibition at Design Miami, Berengo Studio/Venice Projects (Venice) will present an installation of large-scale glass works by Pieke Bergmans alongside work by Marta Klonowska, Andrea Salvador and others.
Ruth Lawrence Fine Art (Rochester) will present a preview and special exhibition of Albert Paley’s upcoming Park Avenue Project with a coinciding lecture, offering an inside look at the upcoming exhibition June-November 2013. Paley has over 50 major site-specific works and is collected by major museums including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, MFA Boston and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Recycled giant plastic penguins, hares, dogs and alligators will surround the fair, works by internationally renowned Belgium sculptor William Sweetlove, represented by De Buck Gallery (New York). Creator of the “Crackling Group,” his citywide installation works have instilled profound impact and awareness of mankind’s effects on climate change and balance with nature.
De Buck Gallery will unveil a new series of works by German artist Hans Kotter, one of the most exciting artists on the European contemporary art scene. The gallery will also introduce “Luminous” light works by German artist Regine Schumann to Palm Beach collectors.
Whitespace Collection will present “Lyte Bytes,” an exhibition of works by emerging video artists Jacek Gancarz, Eren Kocabasi, Lucia Leahy and Sam Perry.
An exhibition of studio glass masters will be presented by Habatat Galleries (Michigan), considered one of the leading glass galleries in the country with 40 years of expertise. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the American Studio Art Glass Movement the gallery will exhibit rare vintage works by Littleton, Labino, Libensky, Chihuly, Howard Ben Tre and Lipofsky. Over 165 major museums are honoring these pioneers of the glass art movement in 2012-13 with Florida leading the nation in the number of major exhibitions honoring the movement’s pioneer artists.
Setford & Bridges (Paris + New York) will present a special exhibition of “lightpainting” works from Stephen Knapp. Stephen Knapp, artist and innovator of this new fusion of art and technology, will be honored at his museum opening at Miami’s Lowe Art Museum on January 25th.
Leslie Smith Gallery (Amsterdam) will unveil an outstanding collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art alongside new works from the breakout Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi.
An interactive installation from French “light painter,” photographer Jadikan LP will be presented by Art Vitam (Paris + Miami). Creating lighting portraits by the use of long exposure Jadikan LP creates ghost like imagery with light and color.
Cuban artist Sandra Ramos works will be featured in a site-specific fair installation by Mayer Fine Art (Norfolk). Known for her moving depictions of Cuba's daily life, social strife, inequalities, racial and social issues - her works have been internationally collected and recently acquired by the Miami Art Museum’s permanent collection.
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery (Stamford) will introduce the internationally renowned and award winning furniture designer and artist Paco Camus of Madrid, Spain.
Lyons Wier Gallery (New York) will be featuring a site specific installation of contemporary works by American artist Greg Haberny.
Fair programming will encompass an extensive schedule of premiere events, special exhibitions, topical lectures, special museum tours, site-specific art installations, art performances and exclusive VIP programs.
The lecture and panel discussion series will include a full program of daily presentations; “Fifty Years in Photojournalism,” Bill Eppridge, Photo Journalist Life Magazine, Sports Illustrated; “Rough Glass: My Adventures in the Sand,” Marlene Rose, a nationally known glass artist; “The Life and Work of Lino Tagliapietra – Interview/Lecture,” Lino Tagliapietra, Italian master from Murano, Italy, Interview by Scott Indrisek, Senior Executive Editor of Modern Painters; “Shadow of the Turning: The Art of Collaboration,” Panelists Binh Pho, Kevin Wallace and Joey Richardson, Moderator Tom Riley; “The Next 50 Years: The Future of Studio Glass,” Ferdinand Hampson, Habatat Gallery, Michigan; “Studio Furniture in Contemporary Art and Design,” Rosanne Somerson, the Provost of Rhode Island School of Design; “The Times They Are A-Changing,” Bonnie Clearwater, the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; “The Collage Aesthetic,” Pavel Zoubok, one of the leading authorities on collage in contemporary art; “Ephemera Forever,” Anthony Haden-Guest, British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist and art critic based in New York and London and Edwina Sandys is an artist and author; “Aperture & the Changing World of Photography,” Chris Boot, Director of Aperture Foundation; “The Madness of Art,” Jim Kempner; and “IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA—the Artistry of American Fashion Design,” Steven Maklansky/Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art.
In 2012, ArtPalmBeach was marked with outstanding attendance and strong sales. The fair welcomed a record attendance during the five-day run. Dealers reported positive sales and strong interest from known collectors within the industry, reconfirming ArtPalmBeach’s establishment as a fixture of South Florida’s contemporary art scene.
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