Photo Miami, a photography, video, and new media art fair will be held, December 4-9, 2007, during Art Basel Miami Beach. Organized by Artfairs, Inc., which produces photography and contemporary art fairs in Los Angeles, Photo Miami returns to the Wynwood Art District in a new location. For its second edition, the fair will be staged in a 40,000 sq. ft. marquee structure at NW 31st and North Miami Avenue, just steps away from the Rubell Family Collection and the developing Midtown Miami district and side by side with the new AIPAD Photography Miami Show. With the 105 exhibitors between the two shows, this combined venue will be the largest showing of art photography in the world, easily outdistancing other exhibit shows in Europe and the U.S.
Photo Miami, the only fair during Art Basel Miami Beach dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography and media-based art, offers an expansive and immediate overview of these current international trends. Photo Miami showcases a range of established to emerging galleries, presents curated sections by international artists and curators, and partners with local and international art institutions. This year, the fair will be host to a carefully selected group of exhibitors from 11 countries. For 2007, Photo Miami will expand to host an even greater number of exhibitors from across the globe.
Sixty galleries will be represented in Photo Miami 2007 including ADN GalerÍa (Barcelona), Charles Guice Contemporary (Berkeley), Galerie Caprice Horn (Berlin), Galerie Conrads (Düsseldorf), Galerie Dominique Fiat (Paris), Galeria Fernando Pradilla (Madrid), Galerie Hohenlohe GmbH (Vienna), MKgalerie (Rotterdam), Skew Gallery (Calgary), The Third Gallery Aya (Osaka), Camara Oscura Galeria de Arte (Madrid) and Voss Galerie (Düsseldorf).
Highlights of the fair include invitational solo projects by international artists including Alex Prager (Robert Berman Gallery) and Lidia Benavides (Estiarte). Madrid-based independent curator and writer Paco Barragán will curate "The Last Painting Show", a series of works investigating traditional aspects of painting through a combination of media based arts and installation.
Photo Miami 2007 will open with an invitational VIP Preview Reception on December 4th from 6 pm to 10 pm. Public fair hours are Wednesday, December 5th from 10 am-3 pm; Thursday, December 6th through Saturday, December 8th from 10 am-7 pm; and Sunday, December 9th from 10 am-6 pm. Both AIPAD and Photo Miami hours will be coordinated, making visits to these shows a "must" stop on any itinerary for collectors and curators of photography-based art. Tickets are $10 for a one-day pass. Those holding VIP passes from Art Basel, NADA, Aqua, INK Miami, AIPAD Photography Miami and Scope are all allowed complimentary entry.
All exhibition tickets are available for purchase at the door. For additional information on Photo Miami, please click on http://www.artfairsinc.com or call 1-323-937-4659.