PINTA MIAMI CROSSING CULTURES Launches New Programs For Miami Art Week 2017

10/2/17

The fair will take place from December 6 ­ 10 at Mana Wynwood

PINTA MIAMI ­ CROSSING CULTURES returns to Miami Art Week with new programs and initiatives for its 11th edition. These new programs look to further PINTA¹s mission and encompass galleries from around the globe while maintaining a conceptual dialogue across all countries, cultures and genres. This year, the fair returns to Mana Wynwood, from December 6 through the 10, 2017.

During its 2016¹s edition and thanks to its impressive programming, PINTA Miami reached record attendance of over 30,000 visitors. Its curatorial committee expanded its project to include galleries from around the globe, thereby destroying barriers and permeating through all corners of the globe. Our curated sections featured not only works by a range of legendary artists, but also recreations of historical performances. The fantastic selection of participating galleries built new relationships with international collectors and directors of art institutions, which in turn enabled significant sales.

For 2017, PINTA MIAMI ­ CROSSING CULTURES, the customary ³solo project² turns into a ³Solo-Duo² project. Errant Geographies is the result of the collaboration world-renowned curators Dan Cameron and Jesus Fuenmayor. The premise of the exhibit proposes an exchange between Latino and Latin American artists. It seeks to confront the truths and fictions that exist in the widespread use of these geopolitical categories. The works presented will showcase their different ways of dealing with their context and cultural backgrounds regardless of their place of residence, generational belonging, gender or nationality.

New to this edition of the fair will be PINTA PLATFORMS. Curated by Roc Laseca, this innovative section will be devoted to providing additional visibility to modern and contemporary art contributions. Pinta Platforms will serve as a distinctive stage for galleries to showcase their represented artists in a unique way.

Another new feature of PINTA MIAMI 2017 will be the PINTA COUNTRY SECTIONS. These sections were created with intention of becoming a stage for works that are representative of their countries of origin. This year, the fair will feature Argentina, Brazil and Perú. As the other sections of the fair, these segments will be curated. In the case of Argentina, the fair welcomes Florencia Battiti. Brazil will be under the guidance of Luisa Duarte and Max Hernandez Calvo will be in charge of Perú. Each section will feature selected galleries and artists from each one of these countries and serve as a gauge of the country¹s artistic scene.

"PINTA MIAMI 2017 will be more international and interdisciplinary. In our second year of Œcrossing cultures¹, we look to continue featuring the best of modern and contemporary art within the contexts established by our curatorial team,² explained Diego Costa Peuser, the founder and director of PINTA Miami. "As we continue to grow and expand our reach; PINTA MIAMI becomes a landmark in the artistic scene not only during Miami Art Week, but throughout the year.²

Returning for a second year to PINTA MIAMI ­ CROSSING CULTURES will be the Young Collectors Desk. The main objective of this initiative is to provide assistants ­ already avid collectors and enthusiasts of art ­ with the necessary tools to help maximize their experiences at the fair by educating and giving attendees the opportunity to explore the world of the arts with guided tours that focus on the basics of collecting art.

PINTA Miami is directed by Diego Costa Peuser, CEO and Editor in Chief of Arte al Dia Internacional magazine. He is also the founder and director of PARC ­ Peru Arte Contemporaneo, BAphoto (Buenos Aires Photo), and the Buenos Aires and Punta del Este editions of Gallery Nights. The fair will be open from 12 pm to 8 pm from December 6 - 10 at Mana Wynwood. For more information, please visit our website www.pintamiami.com.

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