Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Announcing SEVEN

The website for SEVEN is more fully fleshed out, although you can turn to it leading up to and throughout the event for updates and other info.

What's most exciting about this opportunity for me is that we'll have more than twice the space to present work in Miami as we have in the gallery (which means about 15 times what we normally have at the fairs).
What delights me most about this exhibition is the company we're fortunate to be included in.

If I were asked to select the art dealers I admire most in this industry, those working at these six legendary spaces would be at the top of my list. It's simply an honor to be working with them.


In case you don't already know, here's what all the hoopla's about:
Since 2006, Pierogi Gallery, Hales Gallery and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts have presented a special exhibition in the Wynwood District during the art fair week in Miami. Defined by large installations and collaborative curatorial projects, the exhibition has consistently stood out among the multiple fairs taking place at the same time and been hailed for its “room to stretch out, taste and class to spare, and good stuff.”1

This year BravinLee programs, Postmasters, P•P•O•W, and Winkleman galleries will join the original three in a new 24,000-square-foot space in the Wynwood Art District. Called simply SEVEN, this expanded project looks beyond the art fair model to create an alternative platform for presenting and experiencing contemporary art.

Asked why they were expanding the effort this year, Pierogi Gallery’s Joe Amrhein replied, “Why not? We are not challenging the ubiquitous tradition of the 'Art Fair' but think we can improve upon it, especially in Miami with its unique possibilities. If you feel that most people who visit the fairs really want something that allows for a different, more comprehensive interaction, it shouldn’t surprise you that artists and their dealers feel the same way."

P•P•O•W’s Wendy Olsoff added, “"The chance to have our artists’ work in a dialogue with the other artists exhibited without the constraints of a three-sided booth is an interesting experiment, as well as a truly exciting concept.”

With a number of one-artist installations and collaborative project spaces, SEVEN has been conceived to provide an exhibition experience defined by the needs of each artist’s work. In addition, SEVEN’s second floor space will be an open zone for teach-ins, sponsored panel discussions, screenings, and gatherings both intimate and large.

Entry to SEVEN is free

SEVEN
2214 N. Miami Avenue (Wynwood District)
Miami, FL 33127

HOURS:

Tue Nov 30: 1-8 pm (opening reception)
Wed Dec 1: 11 am – 7 pm
Thur Dec 2: 11 am – 7 pm
Fri Dec 3: 11 am – 7 pm
Sat Dec 4: 11 am – 7 pm
Sun Dec 5: 11 am – 5 pm


For more information, please email us at info@seven-miami.com or contact Joe Amrhein at Pierogi Gallery, 718-599-2144. In Miami at 917-348-8093

1 “Miami Madness,” artnet.com, Dec. 2, 2008
As I noted before, too, in addition to some very special installations, we're pleased to sponsor the evolution of the #class project at SEVEN this year. Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida are busy building what's shaping up to be a rockin' deconstruction of the art world's pecking order (evidenced no where as transparently as in Miami in early December) in a series of events they're calling "#rank." Keep up with the mayhem at their website here.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Ed. That is some seriously good company to be in!

10/26/2010 10:15:00 AM  

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