From December 6 to December 9, 2018, the public will be able to see one of the largest and most important art fairs in the United States, which will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Very lively, the Art Basel fair in Miami is a strong bet by several Brazilian galleries, especially as it is an event that highly values Latin American art. The preview takes place on the 5th.
In this edition, the fair will have the participation of 14 Brazilian galleries, among the 268 that are involved. They are: A Gentil Carioca, Bergamin & Gomide, Casa Triângulo, DAN Galeria, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Mendes Wood DM, Galeria Nara Roesler, Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, Galeria Luisa Strina and Galeria Vermelho they will be in the Galleries sector; SIM Galeria is the only Brazilian company present in the Positions sector; the cariocas Silvia Cintra + Box 4 and Anita
Schwartz Art Gallery will be in the Nova section. To complete, Galeria Jaqueline Martins will have its space in the Survey sector.
It is the fifth year that the Bergamin & Gomide gallery has participated in the event, having a shelf in the Galleries sector, in which the curatorship chose to bring works of modern Brazilian art by renowned names from the 70s to the 90s, placing the works to talk to artists international. Names such as Mira Schendel, Lygia Pape, Ivan Serpa and Fabio Mauri are included. The gallery's director, Antonia Bergamin, comments that Art Basel Miami Beach was the first major fair they participated in: “It was what drove the gallery's internationalization. It is important for maintaining contacts and customers,” she says. She explains that most of her clients now live in the US. also participates
from the Kabinett section, with works by Paulo Roberto Leal. Maxwell Alexandre should be the main artist for A Gentil Carioca at the fair. The gallery's director, Elsa Ravazzolo, says that she has been working to make the artist internationally known and to include him in large collections of institutions. It is the tenth year that the gallery has been at the event: “It is certainly the most important fair in America. It creates a junction point between America
Latin America and North America”, says Elsa. Cover of this issue of ARTE!Brasileiros, Rubem Valentim will have three works at the fair, taken by Mendes Wood DM and provided by Almeida e Dale gallery. The works are: Emblema (1971), Emblema 79 (1979) and Emblema
logo-poetic (1974). The artist has major solo shows in three places in São Paulo: Masp, Caixa Cultural and the Mendes Wood DM gallery. Galeria Nara Roesler enters its 11th year of the fair and will showcase works by Abraham Palatnik, Antonio Dias, Artur Lescher, Daniel Buren, Daniel Senise, Eduardo Navarro, José Patrício, Julio Le Parc and Vik Muniz.
DAN Galeria also has an exhibition in the Kabinett section, featuring paintings by Alfredo Volpi. For his stand at the Galleries, he will bring works by names such as Macaparana, Wyllys de Castro, François Morellet and Ferreira Gullar. The curatorship, according to director Flávio Cohn, seeks to follow the history of the gallery and aims to: “To present a bridge between Brazilian and international constructivist and concrete art”.
Murilo Castro, director of the homonymous gallery in Belo Horizonte, thought for two years about where he would take another headquarters. He perceived Miami as an important hub for the propagation of Latin American art, the gallery’s flagship, and he had no doubts about opening a space in the city: “It is the best place in terms of fairs in the USA and it facilitates our logistics to participate in fairs in the United States. country”, he points out. The gallery will not participate in Art Basel Miami Beach yet, but has confirmed its presence at other fairs. the new space
opened on November 17, with the exhibition This is Brazil, a collective with works by Anna Bella Geiger, Amélia Toledo, Luiz Hermano, Vítor Mizael, among others.