Unique International Fair Adds New Depth to Art Week With Its Second Edition
MIAMI, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Having established itself during its Art Week 2010 debut as the first international art show with a unifying message, Arts For A Better World (AFABW) will stage its second edition before the thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, artists, journalists and opinion leaders who flock to Miami annually during the first week of December.
The 2011 Edition will host galleries hand-selected by a highly experienced team of curators and fine art advisors, Sebastien Laboureau and Martin Gerlier from Moonstar Fine Arts Advisors, to fulfill a clear curatorial statement based on the desire to contribute to A Better World. Exhibitors include Art +, Shanghai; ART(n), Chicago; Marc Ash, Paris; Fabien Castanier, Los Angeles; Richard Coplan, Miami; Mark Hachem, New York, Beirut, Paris; Harrari Studio, Miami; Hoyarte Hoy, Buenos Aires; Helene Lamarque, Miami; Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans; Christopher Paschall, Bogota; Star Track, Hong Kong; Klaus Steinmetz Contemporary, Costa Rica; Taglialatella Galleries of New York, Paris and Palm Beach; Taglialatella, Shanghai.
An art show with a clear vision, unifying statement and deep artistic soul, AFABW charges itself with bringing awareness to the need for responsibility of all to ensure the future of the world. Founded by Rod and Sandrine Kukurudz, AFABW is co-chaired by Dominique J. Taglialatella, Taglialatella Galleries CEO, and Jean-Michel Raingeard, Vice President and Executive Committee Member, World Federation of Friends of Museums.
“After 40 years of experience in the art world, I am extremely excited to be involved with Arts For A Better World,” says Taglialatella. “I am fully dedicated to the magnificent opportunity to benefit art and social awareness.”
A special curated space, the Better World Museum, will showcase important works from artists including Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein, on loan from private collectors. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit various charitable organizations.
AFABW will also present special artistic projects aimed at inspiring creative thinking and raising awareness:
- Van Gogh’s Dream, an installation dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh’s life, displays the structure of the 75-square foot room in which Van Gogh lived his last 70 days while painting 80 masterpieces. Van Gogh’s Dream will be presented for the first time in the United States by the “Institut Van Gogh,” a non-profit dedicated at fulfilling Van Gogh’s Dream.
- Tous Ensemble, or All Together, is a 40-piece multi-support installation by French artist Marc Ash. Inspired by the book, “The Pianist,” Tous Ensemble is a tool to encourage an emotional, non-violent remembrance of the Holocaust.
“We are part of a group that believes art is a mix of passion, emotion and history. We are immensely proud to bring together some of the world’s most important galleries, institutions, collectors and opinion leaders who rally around the belief that art can contribute to A Better World,” says AFABW co-founder Rod Kukurudz.
AFABW will also be home to various live artistic happenings. Famed Los Angeles street artist Speedy Graphito and international VJ and artist Ruddy Candillon will be joined by local Miami street artists.
AFABW will commence with an invitation-only VIP Opening on Tuesday, November 29th, with ribbon cutting by Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower. Through Sunday, December 4th, AFABW will host public and private events, receptions, special tours, workshops, conferences and seminars.
AFABW takes place at the Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach (1717 Collins Avenue) in a 20,000-square-foot tented space, elegantly and innovatively designed around the hotel’s pool and cabanas. AFABW is open to the public from Wednesday, November 30th through Sunday, December 4th from 11am to 8pm daily. Tickets are $10 per day and free for children under 15 years old, students with current student ID and VIP cardholders of any fair during Art Week. To register for conferences, round tables and panel discussions: firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP for non-private events: email@example.com. For more information, visit www.artsforabetterworld.com or Arts For A Better World on Facebook.
SOURCE Arts For A Better World