Paintings on show in Florida, January 2011

Miami Beach Convention Center

There is an upcoming opportunity in America to see several of the original paintings represented by images on this site. Michael will be showing a number of works with Waterhouse and Dodd at Miami International Art Fair (MIA) at Miami Beach Convention Center, FL 33139, January 14th–17th, 2011, with a private preview evening January 13th.

The fair sets out to host prestigious international dealers featuring contemporary, emerging, conceptual, and modern art including photography, installations, performance, video and painting.

About MIA

The MIA fair is organised by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE), and directed by dealer and curator Aldo Castillo. IFAE organises art fairs in Miami, Palm Beach, Naples and London, including co-organising the London International Fine Art & Antique Fair at Olympia. They claim to be the largest, most experienced US art fair organiser, and they describe MIA as America’s most exciting mid-winter contemporary art fair.

MIA fair

According to its website, MIA will be inaugurating an intriguing and unique new model this year, combining a highly selective art fair with a strong, central curatorial vision. The fair also promises to integrate innovative educational art projects—linked to important museums and other art-related organizations. Furthermore, they boast of an array of vibrant social activities, intended to attract collectors from throughout the US, Latin America and Europe.

A few noteworthy highlights of the fair may deserve a mention. Improvising Architectures is an art proposal of installations with a coincident lecture and symposium series. Museum of Modern Ice is a special installation bringing Canadian artist Gordon Halloran’s paintings in ice to sunny South Florida for the first time. Social Medium is an interactive light installation created by emerging Chicago artist Tristan Hummel. The Open Space Project is said to introduce current art statements and installations, creating a new art lab experience for top collectors.

The first MIA fair was held in 2010, with eighty US and international dealers, drawing more than seventeen thousand visitors and reportedly garnering positive reviews from exhibitors, collectors, curators and press.

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