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A rich blend of Miami art-goers attended the 4th annual Miami International Art Fair at the mega yacht venue called Seafair. The downtown docked gallery included a global art menagerie that seemed adrift on a bay of champagne, as the hours became late, and everyone was sure to find enjoyment. A must-see attraction was British sculptor, Alastair Gibson, whose polished, industrial concepts held a centerpiece of a shark, also the cover art for the VIP invitation, composed of scrap from Formula 1 race cars. Gibson’s sculptures are broadly out of place, though supposing the ritzy forum would gravitate towards a gleaming, mohawked skull with a “God Save the Queen” stamp. At least, his medium was unique and the audience apparently understood this because no one was shy to come for a close up. Seafair 1Also of note, was Paco Camus, a Spanish artist who is best known for his timeless furniture.  From the Contubernium Series, “Basquiat and Rubens” was exhibited, an intricate, exciting piece marrying these two influential artists. Johan Barrios’s oil works, part of his “Bad Party” series, were just as tongue-in-cheek. From Disney characters, to Baldarassi’s dots, to 1960’s advertising, this Colombian artist “copies” elements from other artists and strips them of their intended meaning in a comical, satirical way. Even more, Barrios impressively manages to insert photo-like images into his paintings by drawing them freehand in a photo-realistic technique. Even though the SeaFair will eventually have to be undocked and will set sail to several other exotic locations as Miami, many of its featured artists are celebrated locals.

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ONE|CIFO Project Presents Its New Exhibition by Latin American Artists

On November 29th, the ONE|CIFO gallery revealed its new artwork collection by contemporary artists from Latin America. Renowned members of the art community and the real estate industry gathered over cocktails and hors d’oeuvre at ONE|Sotheby’s International Realty’s Miami Beach office.

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) awards CIFO Grants to support emerging and mid-career artists from Latin America. The foundation’s Honorary Advisory Committee of internationally recognized curators, artists and art professionals nominates those with exceptional artwork for a grant. The works of the artists recently nominated for a CIFO Grant are now being displayed at the ONE|CIFO gallery.

The work of Daniel Medina (Venezuela), AC/DC, was displayed at the exhibition. Apart from being a CIFO Grant nominee, the artist was also selected for the 53rd Biennale Arte in Venice in 2009. His artwork explores the role of the artist in a post-globalized and digital era. Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), who received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale in 2005, also exhibited her pieces, Lesson of Disection, and Alud at the gallery. Known for its controversial nature, the artist’s past work has protested the political situation of Guatemala and the violence against women. Some of the other artists featured in the exhibition are Amilcar Packer (Chile), Ricardo Rendon (Mexico) and Miguel Amat (Venezuela).

The ONE | CIFO Project is a collaborative fundraising effort between CIFO and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty that benefits artists in the exhibition as well as CIFO’s Endowment Fund. CIFO is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary artists from Latin America.

The ONE|CIFO gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 119 Washington Ave, Suite 102, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit and

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Rina Dweck

Join emerging artist Rina Dweck for her Miami Art Week debut at a Breakwater Hotel pop up gallery  (940 Ocean Drive) and outdoor exhibition space at Espanola Way (1444 Drexel) Dec. 5-9.  The Brooklyn based artist presents Project Face, a yearlong social media exercise in which she diligently shot 365 self-portraits for her Facebook page. Her body of photographs ranges from the macabre to the testimonial, reflecting her fascination with pop culture, voyeurism, media, and classical portraiture. All works are available for purchase ( and Dweck may be contacted for a private viewing in Miami.


Paralleling our cultural changeover into the technological age, Dweck exclusively used her iPhone to photograph, manipulate, and deliver her self-portraits for Project Face. Staying true to her cyber medium, Dweck launched her yearlong project in May of 2011 on Facebook, where she posted a new profile picture each day and viewers could tour her virtual gallery and fan page. The instantaneous responses to her daily postings guided Dweck’s evolution as an artist throughout the course of the project.


A painter and makeup artist, Dweck’s usage of one canvas, her own face, reveals the way in which one artist can create a narrative through disguise. Through the application of makeup, outlandish fashion, and the usage of props, Dweck conjures up scenarios rife with allusions from history and pop-culture. Recalled are details from the artist’s life and her cultural surroundings: music videos of the 1980’s, glossy magazine shoots, fabric patterns, and symbols of Jewish culture. Her works stand alone as individual self-portraits, but come together most fully as a whole, confronting the viewer with the intricate, almost meticulous, nature of both a daily and a yearlong process.


Dweck describes Project Face as a journey in personal self-education, and an examination of what goes into documenting a day-in-the-life combining costume and technology. Throughout the course of the May 2011-May 2012 project, excited fans visited her page to see the new face of the day. Now complete, her works exist both on her homepage and as physical pieces. Her work is at once interactive, inviting viewers to explore the constantly changing landscape of both her Facebook page and her face. As such, Dweck makes it clear that the borders between art in real life and art in social media are simultaneously open and interchangeable.



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Pop Up Piano Miami

By Lauren Fache

With Art Basel Miami Beach beginning next week, Art Miami TV and guests are given a sneak peek into the almost finished works presented by “Pop Up Piano Miami”. This is the second year that Steinway & Sons have donated pianos for eight talented artist to make one of a kind pieces of art.

Dozens of artists submitted their works to “Pop Up Piano Miami” in the hopes to exhibit their vision on a musical canvas. Eight artists where chosen and have diligently worked on their pianos at Miami Iron Side for next week’s Art Basel.

The designed pianos will be displayed across Wynwood, Midtown Miami, Downtown Miami and the Design District with “Pop Up” live performances from local musicians during Basel week. Pop up Piano Miami will then host a fundraiser concert, the proceeds donated to Friends of the New World Symphony and Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra.

Following Art Basel Miami Beach Week, the Pianos will be donated to local charities where music programs will be implemented and developed.

Remember to keep an eye out for Pop Up performances around Miami!










Pictures by Artmiami.TV Team.

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