THE MIAMIS

For Immediate Release:

The first edition of the Miami / Miami Beach Sculpture Biennale hosted by Gary Nader will take place from December 3rd, 2010 thought January 20th, 2011. An Important selection of sculptures ranging from medium to monumental scale and featuring works by world-class modern and contemporary artists, will be prominently displayed along the Biscayne Boulevard corridor in downtown Miami, from the InterContinental hotel to the American Airlines Arena, and in nearby indoor venues. 

 

The City of Miami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado will officially inaugurate the Miami / Miami Beach Sculpture Biennale; the opening ceremony will take place on December 2nd, 2010 at the Miami InterContinental hotel.

 

The principal objective of the Biennale is to celebrate the importance of sculpture in contemporary civic life.  Though a young metropolis, Miami and Miami Beach are already blessed with a rich history when it comes to sculpture and art in public spaces.  Many of the works on display will come from local art dealers and collections.  The scale and importance of these works affirms what is often overlooked—Miami’s commitment to an art of substance and permanence, an art which measures its relevance in centuries and not in seasons.  To highlight this legacy, the Biennale will produce a video to be displayed at one of the indoor venues that surveys the prominence of art in South Florida public and corporate spaces.  “Miami Monumental” will be one of the Biennale’s themes, in tribute to our city’s cosmopolitan culture focused on art that revels in its enduring relevance to the public.  Indeed, the Biennale encourages the continuing expansion of this legacy across Miami-Dade County as part of our unshaken commitment to the present and future enrichment of our unique urban environment.   

 

Under the direction of Gary Nader, Producer, the Biennale will showcase artwork from all over the world and embodying a wide range of aesthetic and stylistic perspectives.  Already confirmed will be works by such artists as:

 

Ahmed Albahrani (Iraq)

Ahmed Askalany (Egypt)

Pablo Atchugarry (Uruguay)

Fernando Botero (Colombia)

Agustín Cárdenas (Cuba)

Sandro Chia (Italy)

Stephen De Staebler (USA)

Hernán Dompé (Argentina)

Olafur Eliasson (Denmark)

Daniel Escardó (Uruguay)

Khalid Farhan (Bahréin)

Michael Flomen (Canada)

Keith Haring (USA)

John Henry (USA)

Richard Hudson (UK)

Martin Kippenberger (Germany)

Julio Larraz (Cuba)

Lina Leal (Argentina)

Roy Fox Liechtenstein (USA)

Enrique Martinez Celaya (USA)

Paul McCarthy (USA)

Henry Moore (UK)

Edgar Negret (Colombia)

Dennis Oppenheim (USA)

Mimo Paladino (Italy)

Pablo Reinoso (Argentina)

Sydia Reyes (Venezuela)

Henry Richardson (USA)

Melquiades Rosario Sastre (Puerto Rico)

John Ruppert (USA)

Carolina Sardi (Argentina)

Frank Stella (USA)

Rufino Tamayo (Mexico)

Hans Van de Bovenkamp (Germany)

Sophia Vari (Greece)

Bernar Venet (France)

Joseph Wheelwright (USA)

Christopher Yockey (USA)

The Merger  (Cuba) (Mario Miguel González (Mayito) / Niels Moleiro Luis/Alain  Pino)                                                                                                                                                            

 

The Biennale exhibition will be open and accessibility to the public will be free.  It will include didactic materials which will enhance the general public’s appreciation of the works on display. 

 

The Biennale hereby invites local and international artists, galleries and museums to submit proposals with no thematic limitation and welcoming distinctive interpretations of the relationship between contemporary sculpture and the public urban space.

 

 

Proposals should be submitted to the address below, in accordance with the Submission Guidelines that follow:

 

 

Submission Guidelines:

 

1. Basic information about the artwork: title, date of completion, size, weight, and media used, along with installation requirements.

2. A summary description of the artwork (100 words).

3. An artist's statement indicating the conceptual trajectory of his /her work and how the work you are submitting relates to the Biennale objectives (300 words).

4. A representative image suitable for use in the conference web site, conference art catalog, and promotional materials.  Files should be saved at a resolution of 350dpi.

5. A statement of permissions to use the submitted materials, along with any credits needed for presentation and publication (for example, name of photographer and/or owner of an artwork).

7. Brief Curriculum Vitae (300 words) including list of solo & group exhibitions, public collections, and major publications.

8. All entries must be emailed to: biennale@themiamis.org.  No discs or drives will be accepted. Executable programs, flash documents, or URLs will not be reviewed.

 

Submission Deadline:  Friday October 8th, 2010

 

Miami / Miami Beach Sculpture Biennale:

From December 3rd, 2010 thought January 20th, 2011

 

ORGANIZER/ PRODUCER: Gary Nader

62 NE 27th Street, Miami, FL 33137

TEL: 305.576.0256 Fax: 305.576.0948

E-mail: biennale@themiamis.org     www.biennalemiamis.org