MIAMI BEACH ART FAIRS 2013 BY ESTHER NASH
With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America's most iconic cities. It embraced the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event. As for latest art trends, I noticed that most of the art contained messages, statements, jokes and political views. Jewelry and furniture designed and created by artists were also on sale. Street art and street murals are very much the scene and very much in demand.
ART BASEL FAIR MIAMI
75,000 international visitors attended the 2013 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, with artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and art enthusiasts. Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality were displayed in the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances became part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
AQUA ART FAIR
Aqua Art Miami announces its tenth edition – its second since joining the Art Miami family of fairs. Aqua has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists.
Aqua Art Miami continues this tradition established in 2005, attracting increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair's signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. Aqua's unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.
MIAMI ART CONTEXT
CONTEXT is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists, launched in 2012. CONTEXT's open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge and emergent talent. Seventy international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative platform for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world's top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d'art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world's top emerging and established designers and architects. By continuously expanding and enriching its programming, Design Miami/ seeks to not only satisfy the demand for a high-end design fair, but also to broaden awareness of modern and contemporary design, fuel the market for collectible design, and provide an exciting yet accessible destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
BRAZIL ART FAIR
The Brazil ArtFair Brazil is the first fair dedicated to Brazilian galleries during Miami Art Week.
A gateway to the biggest market in the world and a platform for the promotion, development and valorization of Brazilian artists and galleries.
In the heart of Midtown, an area that gathers some of the most important fairs in the Miami Art Week circuit, Brazil ArtFair provided opportunities for art galleries and design studios, in a 5 day exhibition period.
In our its first edition, Brazil Art Fai presented the world a rich and creative art scene, with an amazing potential of growth and development. Through an innovative exhibition format that values and gives context to the artworks on our walls, we want our visitors to have an experience closer to visiting a gallery or exhibition, instead of a traditional art fair.
SCOPE ART FAIR
With over 65 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world, celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $500 million and attendance of over 700,000 visitors.
KIPLING HOSTED A POP UP STORE IN MIAMI DURING THE ART WEEK. WE WERE ABLE TO PREVIEW THE 2014 SEASON & IT IS GREAT.
Founded in 1987 with its name inspired by Rudyard Kipling, the author of "The Jungle Book", Kipling has evolved beyond its original roots of providing high quality backpacks suited for the adventures of everyday life into a distinctive, worldwide brand offering a range of carryalls for a variety of lifestyles.
Its bags are effortlessly stylish, colorful and fun as well as practical and durable enough for even the most active individual. Headquartered in New York City with products developed and designed in Antwerp, Belgium, Kipling North America is a division of VF Sportswear, Inc.
The VF Sportswear Coalition includes the Nautica® brand as well as the Kipling® brand. Kipling products are distributed in 55 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the USA, and have been distributed in North America since 1993.
Why attach a "monkey" to the bags? Whenever you think of Kipling, you think of the monkey. Of course the brand name "Kipling" and Rudy Kipling's famous work "The Jungle Book" give Kipling the perfect connection. Monkeys are symbols of fun and adventure, so the monkey naturally became the brand's mascot. And not very much later, it became the monkey key ring. Every Kipling monkey is named after an employee from somewhere around the world. Every collection has its own unique monkey! The monkey has definitely become a collector's item for anyone who is fun-loving and young at heart. 23 Kipling bags are sold every minute, somewhere in the world.
More than 35 million people in the world now own at least one Kipling bag.
There are more Kipling bags than there are people in Belgium.