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Art Fairs International Newspaper 2012








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Introducing: Fountain Art Fair Miami Beach 2012 Over the last 7 years Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its uniquely alternative art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new generation of influential alternative fairs, Fountain has reinterpreted the concept of the art fair experience and now represents over 65 international avant-garde galleries and projects in New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles.

This December, 6-9, Fountain will be returning to it’s 25,000 sq. ft. warehouse space at 2505 N. Miami Ave. In Wynwood Miami for its 7th year as a satellite of Art Basel Miami Beach Fountain is a destination where visitors are guaranteed to discover the best of what’s fresh, exciting and cutting edge in all areas of artistic expression. Fountain has garnered praise from artists, dealers, collectors and art world critics alike as it reinterprets what is possible in both the art world and the communities in which it is represented. For more information about artists, exhibitors, performance & stage schedules and all of our other projects visit * / / /


Myk Henry performing at Miami 2011, photo by Rachel Esterday


December 6 – 9 2505 N. Miami Ave @ 25th Street Miami, Florida 33137

General Public Hours:

Fri/Sat 12pm – 7pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm Thursday, Dec. 6: 12 – 5pm, VIP/Press Preview Friday, Dec. 7: 12 – 7pm, Open to the public Friday, Dec. 7: 7 – 12am, Opening Night Reception Friday, Dec. 7: 12am – 5am, Opening Night Afterparty hosted by Creamhotel @ Cafeina Saturday, Dec. 8: 12 – 7pm, Open to the public Saturday, Dec. 8: 7 – 12am, MIAMI NEW TIMES PARTY Sunday, Dec. 9: 12 – 5pm, Open to the public

“ Fountain is the new Armory. Fountain has maintained a sense of individuality, distinct from your run-of-the-mill fairs and uppity sensibilities far too prevalent in the art world today.”


– NY Arts Magazine

ART + PEOPLE = EXPERIENCE Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 by David Kesting, Lincoln Capla and Johnny Leo as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries, collectives and artists who wished to gain access to a larger audience of collectors and critics. From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg, Brooklyn art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 60 international avant-garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works in New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles. Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its uniquely alternative art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a brave new path for the future of contemporary art. Fountain is a family, and like many families,Fountain is moving and growing. From a humble group of three

galleries at the first Fountain Art Fair New York in 2006, Fountain has blossomed into an extended family of over 60 galleries, artists and exhibitors from all around the world. In addition to founding directors David Kesting and Johnny Leo and producers Rachel Esterday and Elizabeth Tully, the organizational and administrative core of Fountain is an extended network of dedicated professionals, artists and volunteers from every corner of the art world. Through an innovative and alternative approach to the traditional art fair model, a commitment to social responsibility, and a vision for a more inclusive art market, the Fountain family has built its reputation on delivering unprecedented creative opportunities for emerging artists and dealers. *

An Icon For The People

Like Duchamp, and his famous ready made Fountain, Fountain Art Fair is the foundation upon which a whole generation of working artists and galleries are able to engage the global art market on their own terms. As a family, Fountain comes together to define an accessible alternative vision for the future of contemporary art. When Marcel Duchamp arrived in New York for the first time to exhibit his work at the original 1913 Armory Show at the 69th Regiment Armory, he left a lasting legacy that challenged people’s preconceived notions of what art can be. One hundred years later, Fountain Art Fair is challenging people’s preconceived notions of what an art fair can be. Based primarily out Miami and New York City, Fountain bridges the gap between art and life with the same enthusiasm and innovative insight that Duchamp and his contemporaries delivered to America all those years ago. *

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A Crusader Of All Things Green

Fountain is really excited about our expansion efforts for this years fair in Miami. In addition to the expansion of square footage at our venue in Wynwood, we are also planning a more permanent presence there through out the year. As an outreach to our friends and new neighbors in Wynwood, Fountain has partnered with Mary Keel of 305Green to develop a brand new community program highlighting many of Wynwood’s most socialy responsible, green, sutainable organizations and businesses. A crusader of all things green, Mary Keel was born and raised in Miami and is the founder and director of 305Green. 305Green helps businesses create a green identity and implements innovative initiatives and solutions while working through a network of locally based organizations and associations. A bicycle commuter, a marketing strategist, a yoga and fitness enthusiast, an entrepreneur and community organizer, Mary Keel is

Miami at heart and has brought her passion for Wynwood to the forefront as head sponsor of our Sustainable Wynwood Community Lounge at this year’s Fountain Miami 2012. . For more information about Mary and 305Green, please visit Don’t forget to come meet her in Miami and visit the Sustainable Wynwood Community Lounge at Fountain Miami 2012 this December 6-9. *

CREAMHOTEL: Where Art And Design Meet To Create An Innovative Stay New York, NY – Fountain Art Fair is proud to welcome Creamhotel, a boutique firm that offers unique lodging solutions where art and design meet to create an innovative stay, as its first official, as its first official accommodation sponsor for its upcoming Miami exhibition, December 6 – 9, 2012. Creamhotel co-founders Virginia Villari and Stephan Blanc offer hip vacation rental properties worldwide where contemporary art is on view and for sale for its clients, and specialize in organizing art events all over the world. *

At Fountain New York this past March, Creamhotel hosted daredevil Seanna Sharpe and other performers for a series of breathtaking aerial acts from the high-rising beams of the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. Look forward to more unusual guests brought by Creamhotel to the Miami heat. “Fountain Art Fair values the roots of art – creativity, passion, excitement and genius. We are excited to collaborate with Fountain in a joint pursuit of innovative methods of presenting contemporary art to the public.” - Virginia Villari, Creamhotel co-founder.

Don’t be too blue when Fountain’s Opening Reception comes to a close – the party is moving down the block! On Friday, December 7th, Creamhotel will co-host Fountain’s Opening Reception After-Party from Midnight – 4am at Cafeina, a swanky loungeturned-gallery in the Wynwood Art District. * For more information visit www.

Conscientiousness Riders of Wellness Fountain Art Fair will be collaborating with ARTcycle street art bike tours in Wynwood, Miami this December 6 – 9 for Fountain Art Fair Miami 2012. Along the guided tour, destination points are highlighted with artist created bicycle sculptures and pass through some of the most incredible public art murals in the country. Visitors to the Fountain Art Fair will have the opportunity to register for tours and embark on the journey from our Sustainable Wynwood Comunity Lounge located just inside the fair. Tours leave from the fair enterance daily at noon and are designed to be as quick or as leisurely as it suits your style. ARTcycle is an art event to raise awareness for riders and drivers promoting wellness and safer streets through an active lifestyle while supporting the arts. Photo © 305Green For more information visit and don’t forget to stop by our Sustainable Wynwood Community Lounge at the fair to sign up for a tour! *

MURDER LOUNGE: The Underground To The Art World share the power of art with you in the most personal and direct way possible. Consisting of artists that work in many different mediums, the art work varies widely in style and technique. Yet, there is a uniform feel to the presentation because of the shared will to create, the desire to speak truth in art and a do it yourself attitudes that gets the job done. Murder Lounge is the underground to the art world, the alternative when you have no alternative, the

future when you have no future, and when you need a future, the future is in the Lounge. Photo © Murder Lounge

Victor Cox, Sergio Coyote, Greg McKenna, Rob Servo and Dave Tree are long time Fountain Art Fair artists and collaborators who go by the collective moniker Murder Lounge. Murder Lounge is an art collaboration designed to bring beauty and truth from the darkness and give light to the creative spirit of Mankind. Created in the shadows of Fountain, driven by the desire to hang illumination on the walls, Murder Lounge wants to

For more information about Murder Lounge visit or stop by Fountain Art Fair Miami 2012 this December to have a drink, meet the artists and witness their newest explosive Fountain incarnation. *

LIVING WALLS: Changing The Urban Landscape

the city speaks

Living Walls will be curating the much anticipated Fountain Miami 2012 street art exhibition this December. In conjunction with Fountain’s own Samson Contomapsis, these street art gurus have over 20 of your favorite artists on the docket to wow and impress. Founded in Atlanta in 2009, Living Walls has changed the urban landscape. In addition to showcasing the brightest of today’s street and

public artists, Living Walls also set out to address problems that seem inherently a part of the urban experience. In order to build a platform for much-needed dialogue they began production on a series of artist lectures, workshops, gallery exhibitions and panel discussions that addressed ideas like public space and relationships between artists and their communities. With a recent expansion of Living Walls around the

United States including Living Walls Albany, the organization is growing and spreading it’s influence. For more information about Living Walls, please visit or come visit us in Miami this December as Fountain and Living Walls make our own marks on Wynwood. * / / /


December 6 – 9 2505 N. Miami Ave @ 25th Street, Miami, Florida


WITH BEATS for your ears BY:


amanda hudson photography • asan gallery • broadway gallery • Creamhotel • Davis art services • emp gallery • ESMERALDA KOSMATOPOULOS • evo love • front room gallery • gallery 4 •gallery den • grace exhibition space • iart-4 collective • kaboose gallery • lindsay carron • living walls • the marketplace gallery • martha raioli project • mccaig + welles • mighty tanaka • murder lounge • the parlour bushwick • pete’s fingers • republic worldwide • rush arts gallery • saturated threads • suE zola • sarah trouche • SOLO(s) Project GAllery • working method • YES GALLERY




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