Fridge ArT FaIR Miami Beachi: The FRIDGE Fudge Pop! Just Better Dec 3-6 2015
Fridge Art Fair Miami Beach December 3-6 2015: The Fridge Fudge Pop!!!
Welcome to Fridge Art Fair NYC and Miami The Better ART Fair!
By: Fridge Art Fair NYC & Miami
Miami Beach for 3rd Art Basel Week Edition
Press Preview 5-7, Opening Gala 7-10 pm Thursday, December 3
Alternative, artist-run Fridge Art Fair is pleased to announce its third Miami Edition, The Fridge Fudge Pop, hosted at Holiday Inn-Miami Beach, 4333 Collins Avenue, steps from this year’s NADA and Pulse Fairs, with easy access to Art Basel, Scope and Aqua. Fridge opens Thursday, December 3, with a press/VIP preview from 5-7 pm and Benefit Gala from 7-10 pm. Regular Fair hours are Friday and Saturday, 11-9:00 and Sunday 11-6:00.
The opening benefit, dubbed The Grand Fudge Pop in keeping with the Fair’s identity as a play on Frieze, with which it coincides in NYC, features a special performance by NYC’s drag star Sweetie from New York City and benefits the LGBT Visitor Center of Miami Beach. Fair hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (the 4th through the 6th) are from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Suggested admission is $10.
Fridge Art Fair's philosophy is to make the art fair scene accessible to diverse exhibitors and visitors alike. “Our booth fees are low,” said founding director Eric Ginsburg, and, on the door policy “No one is ever turned away. Generous donations will help keep this a reality.” Advance general admission tickets can be purchased here.
Fridge Art Fair celebrates creative freedom and diversity, encouraging exhibitors to explore all possibilities within their spaces as, in the words of Fridge curator Linda DiGusta, “exploration, energetic participation and enthusiastic support create transformative energy, rules kill spirit.” Exhibitors are drawn from the world art community and include dealers, collectives and unrepresented artists – many “regulars,”
This year the Fair welcomes a major collaboration with Art Shape Mammoth, who will curate and present large-scale sculpture, performances - dance and movement artist Laura Gordon will work with the large-scale paintings of new Fridge artist Iliyan Ivanov as a backdrop and Anna Marie Showgren will dance a durational performance - and guest artists from Shanghai, China in addition to their core program.
Special presentations also include an exhibition by students of Viriginia Erdie’s youth art program in Miami, a screening of Katherine Delaney’s documentary/
As always, founder Eric Ginsburg will present his signature pet portraits and accept commissions to benefit BARC animal rescue in Brooklyn, NY – bring a photo of Fido or Fluffy and save a life! His work will be featured in the exhibition. Additionally, a satellite exhibition curated by the Fair will open in November, hosted by LGBT Visitor Center, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Details to be announced.
Opening day events include the VIP and Press Preview Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm; RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org (VIP) or email@example.com (press). And the Benefit Gala featuring self-described “big titted, honky soul momma” Sweetie, plus a raffle, music and more, to follow from 7-10. Advance general admission tickets are $35 and are available here. At the door, general admission tickets will be $45, a limited number of “rush” students/senior tickets will be $20 (with ID at the door at 7:00 pm).
Special Fridge presentations will include a satellite exhibition and commissioned works celebrating winter holidays by the Fridge Art Fair Team and guest artists. Founder Eric Ginsburg will also, once again, donate a portion of the proceeds of sales of his dog and cat paintings to BARC Animal Shelter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. More special programs will be announced.
Fridge Art Fair was born in 2013 on the Lower East Side, as a satellite of Frieze New York. The inaugural Fair was filled to capacity with exhibitors who answered Founder Eric Ginsburg’s challenge, “Can you fit into the Fridge?” at Kazuko Miyamoto’s small but storied storefront, Gallery OneTwentyEight. The Fair has gathered a growing following of exhibitors, sponsors, and visitors through two more New York editions, as well as two previous Miami fairs in 2013 and 2014. The 2015 edition will mark Fridge’s Miami Beach debut, where the fair’s unique character will complement the offerings of the nearby Pulse and NADA shows, as well as Scope, Aqua and Art Basel in South Beach.
More information about exhibiting, sponsoring or visiting the Fridge at FridgeArtFair.com.
o The LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach opens its door with Pride to thousands of tourists from around the globe each year. Situated in the historic Old City Hall building, we’re literally at the epicenter of LGBTQ activity in South Beach. The vibrant LGBTQ community helps make Miami and the beaches one of the top LGBTQ destinations in the world! A place of community, information and resources, we offer weekly support groups including Narcotics Anonymous and Smart Recovery, Yoga and Dance classes, Educational Workshops and an array of Social Events. The LGBT Visitor Center is operated by the MDGLCC Foundation, Inc., the 501c3 nonprofit foundation of the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. http://gogaymiami.com
o Sweetie arrived in NYC at 19 having never been to the big city, but always knowing it would one day be her home. Seduced by the grit and glitter of New York by films like Midnight Cowboy and Taxi Driver, she escaped her suburban Detroit roots to study theatre… http://www.charmedlifedoc.com/
o ArtShape Mammoth is a nationwide organization supporting the development of artists by connecting them with new communities. ASM is designing a new structure of representation for artists, and is currently representing thirty artists, organizing curated exhibitions and artist lectures nationally and internationally. Additionally, ASM facilitates the ONE Arts Center gallery and workshop space in Vermont, the Visitor Center Artist Camp near-wilderness residency site in the UP of Michigan, an international Shanghai artist exchange program, and traveling experiential workshops in metal-casting and ceramics. www.artshapemammoth.org
o BARC’s mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals and to find permanent loving homes for them. While in our care, we provide them with quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve. We are proud to be a no kill shelter. http://www.barcshelter.org/
o Virginia Erdie’s program: http://www.virginiaerdie.com/
o Eric Ginsburg’s paintings of dogs and cats are exhibited and sold internationally, and will be featured alongside works by William Wegman in the November exhibition Man’s Best Friend at WAH Center. In addition to animals, he loves art and artists, and Fridge Art Fair is part of his mission to give back to that community.
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