This year PINTA New York—the best modern and contemporary
art from Latin America
, Spain, and Portugal—gets even
better. The fair debuts a swanky new location and a new curatorial program,
which splits the exhibition space into six sections, each curated by
internationally renowned art professionals.
1. When? Where? How?
PINTA New York takes place Thursday, Nov. 14th through Sunday Nov.
17th at its new venue, 82 Mercer
. The new SoHo site offers two floors of loft space, flooded with
natural light for improved art-viewing. Tickets can be purchased online, here
2. Why Visit PINTA?
PINTA offers an intimate fair environment within which to
experience the best of contemporary Latin American, Spanish ,and Portuguese
art, from 50 top galleries from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Coinciding
with the Latin American art auctions at Christie’s
annually draws an influential crowd of collectors and curators. Prominent among
the many genres of contemporary art to be shown at the fair are abstract, concrete
3. Important players in PINTA New York 2013
Diego Costa Peuser, co-founder, Chairman and Executive
Director of PINTA, is also Director of Arte al Día International
magazine, and a major cultural promoter of Latin American art.
, curator of
PINTA Contemporary, is anindependent curator based in New York and is
U.S. Director of PINTA.
Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, curator of PINTA Modern, isChief
Curator of the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA.
,curator of PINTA Emerge, isadjunct curator of Latin American art at Tate, London,
and Artistic Director of Bogotá art space FLORA ars+natura
Octavio Zaya, curator of PINTA
Video, is Director of Atlántica, Journal of Art and Thought and Curator
at Large for the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in León, Spain.
Gabriela Rangel, coordinator of PINTA Forum,is
director of Visual Arts and curator at the Americas Society.
Miguel A. López,
coordinator of PINTA Forum, is a
writer, curator at the Colombian art space Lugar a Dudas
co-founder of Ediciones Delmasacá.
5. PINTA Emerge
The Emerge section highlights ten artists via individual presentations
of their recent work and practices. The selected “emerging” artists, who had to
be under the age of 40, include Raura Oblitas, Nicola Lopez
, Ricardo Alcaide
Ribadeneira, Felipe Cortés
, Paula de
Solminihac, Kevin Simon Mancera, and José Carlos Martinat
6. PINTA Centro
Centro is a region-specific section that, in its first year,
focuses on Central America. Omar Lopez-Chahoud put together a choice selection
of emerging and alternative exhibitors from Central American countries or
representing artists from the region.
7. PINTA Video
8. PINTA Next
The PINTA curatorial committee teamed up to put together the Next
section, a group of emerging galleries and art spaces dedicated to showing
young artists showing potential and producing exciting work. Twenty
exhibitors will show in this section, all of whom have been open for under five
years and run the gamut from white cube galleries to roving curatorial projects
to artist-run spaces.
9. PINTA Editions
In addition to the six curated sections, this
year PINTA introduces PINTA Editions, a section dedicated editorial endeavors
specializing in the countries represented at PINTA. Buenos Aires art space Fundación PROA
underwrites this section, inviting international institutions which
will exhibit recent editions and publications about art from Latin America,
Spain, and Portugal.
10. PINTA New York 2013 Museum Acquisitions Program
The PINTA Museum Acquisitions Program was established during the
first year of the New York fair in 2007 and continues through today, helping
museums and cultural institutions to acquire Latin American art for their
collections. Thus far, over one million dollars have been donated to acquiring
works at museums including The Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Pompidou, and Tate Modern, among many others.