CONTEXT Art Miami, along with the 28th edition of Art Miami, commences on December 5th, 2017, with the highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. The 2016 preview attracted 14,500 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs and designers, and the fair hosted a total of 82,500 attendees over a six-day period. This immediately reinforced the CONTEXT Art Miami fair as a proven destination and serious marketplace for top collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge works of art.
Convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located right across the street from the fair. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.
The Affordable Art Fair NYC returned this Fall and gathered a dynamic and diverse group of galleries to delight visitors with emerging and established artworks! From Sept 13-17, 2017, the Affordable Art Fair NYC welcomes over 70 exhibitors from locations like New York, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Tokyo, with all works ranging between $100 to $10,000, and more than half priced under $5,000.
Ben Thomas’ series Chroma is full of collapsed textures and primary colours, and is eerily vacant. The Australian photographer purposefully “stripped out as much of the darker detail in the images as possible, to allow the vibrant colour to control the image,” he explains. “The idea of simplicity and flatness is where I’m at right now.”
This simplicity goes far beyond the final image and began with Ben’s approach. “I had up until then travelled with a heap of lenses and equipment, this time it was only a couple of lenses at a fixed focal length,” he explains. “I then looked for the architecture and place design that give cities their unique feel. A key factor was also the weather, which was critical for the treatment process.”
The series was shot in several locations including Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, Paris and Italy, because of this cross-pollination of places, the series feels weirdly mismatched as different styles of architecture and skylines collide. Ben manages to connect them through his use of colour, “the overarching colour treatment is something I’d been tweaking and experimenting with before shooting Chroma,” he explains. The aqua tones interspersed by faint yellows and pops of reds feel clean and detached, and according to Ben, “a hyperreal representation of the cities we live in.”
- Rebecca Fulleylove
Market Art + Design returns to The Bridgehampton Museum this July 2017, bringing the East End's premier art fair to the center of bustling Bridgehampton. Market Art + Design, the successful evolution of Art Market Hamptons, will showcase presentations by top galleries enhanced by a striking and tightly curated Design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world.
Market Art + Design will work alongside sponsors and partners Parrish Art Museum, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, The Wall Street Journal, and Perrier to create an exciting and extremely visible event for Eastern Long Island.