2015 Event Schedule
Tuesday, December 1 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM
Access for CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Miami + Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders and Members of the Press
Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Merrill Lynch, Christie’s International Real Estate, and
participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and
accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive first view of
the highly anticipated Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Fairs with a cocktail
reception presented by Merrill Lynch and benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
These must-see events are the first opportunities to acquire the finest
investment quality modern and contemporary works by emerging,
cutting-edge and established artists prior to the fairs’ opening to the
public the next day.
The McLoughlin Gallery is pleased to introduce Tiffany Trenda’s performance, Ubiquitous States, at Context Art Fair 2015
VIP Preview Tuesday December 1st 7 – 7:30 p.m. and 8 – 8:30 p.m.Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th 1 – 1:30 p.m. and 2 – 2:30 p.m
at The McLoughlin Gallery Booth, CTX 37
Ubiquitous States is an interactive
performance that combines live heartbeats into a data visualization by
new media performance artist Tiffany Trenda, 3D Systems and designer
Janne Kyttanen. Trenda will don a 3D printed dress that has an embedded
computer screen. The image on the screen will show a data visualization
of both the participant’s and Trenda’s heartbeat. In Ubiquitous States,
the performance will question, if we can have authentic human
connections using today’s vernacular technology? During the performance,
the artist will approach a spectator and place a heart monitor (located
at Trenda’s fingertip inside the glove) on the viewer’s wrist or neck.
Once the sensor reads the pulse of the user, the imagery on the screen
will change and show both pulses simultaneously. Trenda and the viewer
will try and match their rhythms’ to create another change in the
animation, making the performance interactive. “The amazing growth of
our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the
ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound
changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful.” - Paul
Valéry The Conquest of Ubiquity 1928 In Veléry’s The Conquest of
Ubiquity, he describes the current state of our techno-obsessed culture
where our tools of precision have changed our behaviors. Today, these
tools are primarily our screens (smart phones, tablets, computers,
etc.). They give us the ability to download, text, talk, and interact
anywhere with the surface of the skin and surface of the computer. Thus,
we are living in both the physical and the simulated world
simultaneously and we are unable to fully engage in the present.
Instead, we are hiding behind our devices and masking our primitive
desires of having real time physical interactions. This questions the
authenticity of our behaviors using these vernacular technologies. In
Ubiquitous States, the performance will unite the heartbeats of both
artist and the participant and will measure our emotional connections
through the virtual.
VIP Preview | Aqua Art Miami
Wednesday, December 2 | 3 PM – 10 PM
The opening of Aqua Art Miami has become the traditional Wednesday
destination of influential collectors, connoisseurs and art
professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s
Vernissage a short walk away. The fun and festive atmosphere encourages
many to linger late in the Aqua Hotel’s inviting open spaces and seize
the opportunity to purchase captivating works before the fair opens to
Presented by CONTEXT and One Art Nation
December 4-6, 2015, starting at 2:00 PM daily in the Cafe
Whether you are a first time buyer, an established collector, in the industry, or simply have a passion for art, we have curated a program of reputable art experts to speak on the ins and outs of the art market. Subscribe to www.oneartnation.com to receive the most up-to-date program information. *Schedule subject to change.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
2:00 – 2:30pm
Artist Spotlight: Picasso in Three Dimensions
Museum of Modern Art is presenting a once-in-a-lifetime survey of
Picasso's sculptures. Bruce Helander will discuss this extraordinary
opportunity to explore a rarely seen, but vital aspect of Picasso’s long
and prolific career.
3:00 – 3:45pm
Panel: The Art of Home Design Focusing on the Display of Collectible Art
Join Luis Silva of Saccaro USA and Luciana Fragali of Design Solutions Unlimited, as they bring together various perspectives on designing
living spaces for the presentation of art.
Hosted by: EWM Realty International
4:00 – 4:45pm
Panel: Demystifying The Art World
the beholder whose eye is in question - this panel will peel back
layers of the art world from a marketplace perspective, as well as from
an institutional and historical context. This dialogue will assist the
audience in understanding their place in this diverse landscape.
Hosted by: John Wolf Fine Art
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
2:00 – 2:30pm
Artist Spotlight: Bernie Taupin - Plain Brown WrapperBernie Taupin landed in the US from England in 1970 with a dream and a musical partner named Elton John, launching one of the most successful and enduring song-writing partnerships of the 20th century. Since the early 1990s Bernie has pursued his passion for painting, as he continues to create daily, inspired by diverse design, and working in forms of abstract expressionism and text driven multi-medium pop art.
Hosted by: Mark Borghi Fine Art
3:00 – 3:30pm
Trends Among Next Gen Collectors
is a shift in what next gen collectors are buying and what their
motivations are. This session will cover the collecting landscape and
risk management for next gen collectors.
Hosted by: Chubb Personal Insurance
4:00 – 4:45pm
Panel: Street Art, From Vandalism to Gentrification
original street artists were chased by the police. Now, they are
celebrated in museums and even used as a way to promote neighborhoods.
What does that mean for collectors? This session is moderated by Gracie Mansion, Senior Specialist, Contemporary and Modern Art, artnet Auctions.
Hosted by: artnet
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
2:00 – 2:30pm
From Obscurity to the Coffee-Table
acclaimed art curator and consultant and noted author, Paco Barragán,
discusses how books such as Art at the Turn of the Millennium, CREAM,
Vitamine P and The Art to Come offered emerging and not so emerging
artists the possibility of “emerging from obscurity”.
In Collaboration with: Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile
3:00 – 3:45pm
Panel: How an Artwork's Condition Can Affect its Value
Experts offer a look at what every art owner should know about damage, appraisal and restoration in the world of art collecting.
Hosted by: Appraisers Association of America
4:00 – 4:30pm
Miami as an Arts Destination Today
as most everyone knows, is about much more than just beaches, with the
city's rise to prominence as a thriving art center. This session will
explore the growth of the art market throughout the state, as well as
the renewed interest in Miami-based artists.
Hosted by: University of Miami School of Business Administration
CHILDREN'S ART CENTER
Children’s Art Center will provide a safe playroom on-site at Art Miami
for children ages 3-13, who are introduced to art while their parents
visit the fairs. Children enrolled in the program will have exclusive
access to participate in activities including art explorations, games,
puzzles and storytelling.
Kids Center will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.