Art Basel Week: Red Dot Art Fair
By Angela Betancourt
Entering its eighth year, the Red Dot Art Fair is one of the leading art shows during Art Basel and Miami Art Week every December. More than 25,000 visitors attended last year to explore Red Dot’s vast collection of modern and contemporary art. The fair has continuously introduced enthusiasts and seasoned collectors to new artists and galleries from around the world. Their mission is to serve as a platform where galleries specializing in emerging, mid- career, and established artists can present their work in a thriving art environment.
For years, Red Dot’s eclectic galleries have boldly displayed works of art that range from the exquisite to the bizarre and everything in between. Onlookers are left to draw their own conclusions as they navigate through more than 50 galleries and hundreds of sculptures, paintings, photography, and fine-art.
The fair returns to its 50,000 sq ft pavilion in the Wynwood Art District and will run December 2-7. The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd and will benefit the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD), a free community based program that provides support and assistance to people with autism and Million Trees Miami, a community-wide effort to plant 1 million trees by 2020 in Miami-Dade County. The event will undoubtedly attract the press and Miami’s VIP eager to be the first to see the exhibits.
This year the fair welcomes the return of the Latin American Art Pavilion, a collaboration with an exclusive group of Latin American artists represented by top galleries. The increasing demand for exhibits by emerging and renowned artists from Latin America served as the inspiration to launch the pavilion while demonstrating the fair’s propensity for embracing international artists.
International exhibitors participating this year include: The Parisian gallery Envie D’Art, which represents numerous European artists; the Prodanovich Gallery featuring the work of Serbian mixed- media artist Vladimir Prodanovich; Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, one of Rome’s best known contemporary art galleries; and Gallery Edel from Japan that curates a variety of modern art.
US and local galleries exhibiting include: The Estate of Bert Stern, Hollywood’s legendary and “original madman” photographer that captured some of the most iconic celebrity images of his time; Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art, showcasing intricate metal creations; Allan Rodewald Fine Art, featuring a combination of abstract and fine art pieces; and Miami’s Projects Gallery in Wynwood.
With such a wide array of quality art and exhibits, fairgoers have a lot to look forward to and Red Dot is once again on the path to another successful year.