Miami Countdown (Part I: Meeting Curators)
As we countdown to the art world's annual invasion of South Beach, I'm gonna list, over a series of days, in response to questions from readers about how and where you can meet the people you hope to meet while down there, events that aren't yet on the major calendars or websites. The fairs all have schedules, and you can find them here (Aqua, Basel,Frisbee, NADA, Pulse, Scope), but there's so, so much more going on...
In a previous thread someone asked how to meet curators. They don't have booths and don't wear name tags, so how would you recognize one if you saw them? Well, like gallerists (and you and everyone else), curators have busy schedules in Miami and probably don't want to have it presumed they're just waiting to be approached and shown portfolios, but there's one event you don't want to miss if you want to see in person (and possibly meet) some of the country's best mid- to upper-level curators who work with emerging artists.
Co-dependent: Artists, Artist/Curators, & Curators Select Artists
@ The Living Room
4000 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL (in the Design District)
Hours: Thursday, Dec. 1: Opening reception: 6pm - midnight
Friday, Dec. 2 : public hours 11 - 7pm
Saturday, Dec. 3 : public hours: 11am - midnight / "Art loves design party" 9pm - midnight
Sunday, Dec. 4 : public hours: 11 - 5pm
But who might you meet there, you ask?
[Curator or artist/curator: featured artists]
Isolde Brielmaier: Isaac Diggs, Deborah Grant, Vlatka Horvat, Kambui Olujimi, Hank Willis Thomas
Amy Davila: Jacob Hartman, Lucas Ajemian, William Villalongo, Bengala
Blane De St. Croix: Amy Broderick, Ellen Harvey, Simon Lee, Carol Prusa, David Row
Rachel Gugelberger: Chris Coffin, Blane De St. Croix, Madeline Djerejian, Reynard Loki, Micki Watanabe
Christopher K. Ho*: Benjamin Carlson, Mike Calway-Fagen,Troy Richards, Andrea C. Stanislav
David Hunt: Kate Gilmore, Tommy Hartung, Chris Larson, Jennifer Ruff, Pawel Wojtasik
Omar Lopez-Chahoud: Sebastian Blanck, Joyce Kim, Pia Lindman, Rachel Mason, Doreen McCarthy, Julieta Aranda & Carlos Motta
Gean Moreno: Kevin Arrow, Cooper, William O'Brien
Renee Riccardo & Paul Laster: Satoru Eguchi, Margaret Lee, Doug Morris, Jon Rosenbaum, Lee Tusman
AA Rucci: Rob Carter, Peg Trezevant, Margarete Jahrmann & Max Moswitzer, Ursula Hodel
Diana Shpungin: & Nicole Engelmann, Emily Lutzker, Michael Mahalchick, Robert Melee
Franklin Sirmans: Derrick Adams, William Cordova, Stephanie Diamond, Wangechi Mutu, Odili Donald Odita and more...
*That site requires registration...sorry!
The odds are not great that you'll find so many excellent curators working with emerging artists in such a celebratory (i.e., possibly approachable) setting any time soon. At least be sure to visit the exhibition. And, for the love of God, don't tell any of them that I said they'd talk to them. I'm counting on them to buy me mojitos.