Pinta Art Fair launches its eighth edition in Miami. The fair will be held between December 3rd and 7th, 2014 in Wynwood.
Pinta is an exclusive and intimate international art fair of select exhibitors invited to present the best Modern and Contemporary art from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Founded in 2007 and coinciding with Art Basel Miami, Pinta is an annual, must-see event for collectors, museums, and curators. Pinta has updated its format to present a fully curated fair, featuring an international team of recognized curators chosen to direct each of the six newly designated sections of the fair.
Its director, cultural manager and editor, Diego Costa Peuser, identifies the need for growth of the art market of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, and offers this platform to acknowledge the city of Miami as a new venue to consolidate the fair and continue the promotion of Latin American and Iberian artists, fostering their expansion towards a global context.
Its general program will include a total of 43 galleries, a cycle of 3 roundtable discussions on Latin American Art and an editorial section with the most important publications on Latin American art and artists. Pinta’s continuous growth clearly highlights the importance and confidence on the Latin American art scene and market.
In its eighth year supporting the artistic production of Latin America, Spain and Portugal, Pinta is divided into multiple specific sectors, each one of them determined by a selection process and the work of a dedicated curatorial staff.
This year’s edition has four delimited sections: Pinta MODERN curated by Osbel Suarez promotes the diffusion of modern art, supporting artists whose work, in most cases, has not achieved the deserved circulation or international projection, and in this way provides visibility to established artists, while also serving as a legitimating platform for the acquisition programs of different international museums and institutions interested in enlarging their collections. For the selection of galleries and artists to participate in Pinta MODERN, curator Osbel Suárez emphasizes the importance of Geometric Abstraction as a fundamental axis for the progress and incorporation of modernism in Latin American art. In this edition, Suárez proposes to rescue and exhibit, alongside internationally renowned established artists, artists from countries whose histories have not been the subject of in-depth studies.
Pinta CONTEMPORARY, selected by a curatorial committee focuses on galleries that represent and promote young and mid-career artists whose works have not been widely disseminated outside their countries of origin, a first exhibition of a multifaceted art scene, which has gradually attracted growing global interest, surprising the viewer. This section of the fair will provide an innovative platform that will allow curators, critics and collectors to discover new talents. The 20 galleries that comprise this edition of Pinta CONTEMPORARY attempt to address and elaborate on these issues, and thus exert their influence on the public, inspiring the acquisition of art from the region. The participating galleries will attempt to show, through a rigorous selection of artists, the different trends in contemporary Latin American art, namely, the changes in the periphery’s perspective with regard to the center; the different reflections revolving around the region, its geography, its identity, social and political issues, as well as other thematic axes that reflect the production of the past two decades.
Curator Moacir dos Anjos’ selection for Pinta’s BRAZIL section will gather together an interesting group of young galleries that have contributed to the consolidation and diversification of the visual arts of Brazil, that vast, mestizo and singular territory.
For Pinta NEXT, independent curator Sonia Becce, chose an exclusive group of galleries which have been in existence for eight years or less, and which provide international visibility to young artists, both emerging and established, working continuously in the art scene of their native countries and abroad.
For Pinta FORUM the curator and semiologist Roc Laseca has reversed the traditional model of an art fair conversation series in order to turn the occasional and sporadic dialogues into a semi-permanent program that will take place as a group of discussions before and after Pinta Miami Art Fair, in order to build a stable space for generating materials and examining the institutional specificity of museums and collections in Miami. An editorial collection featuring the contributing texts will subsequently be presented as a publishing series.
In addition to the four-curated sections that comprise Pinta 2014, we introduce Pinta EDITIONS, a featured section devoted to the promotion of the editorial sector specializing in the countries represented at our event.
As the underwriter of Pinta EDITIONS, Fundación PROA understood from the start the need to create a platform for disseminating the editorial profile of Latin American foundations committed to the contemporary visual and audiovisual arts.
The aim is to make Pinta Miami a solid platform to promote and consolidate the region’s artistic production at an international level, to expand the perspective, incorporating transversal views; to promote and broaden an understanding of the region, learn from its artistic practices and exhibit the work of artists whose approach to art is based on a multidisciplinary and specialized survey, as well as on a contemporary and global one.
“Pinta Miami visitors usually have wide knowledge of the Latin American Art scene and are familiar with the most important and recognized artists of the region, nevertheless, we are focusing this year on artists that have not had the opportunity to show their work out of their countries of origin”, said Diego Costa Peuser, the fair´s Director.