Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami Announce Schedule of Programming for Miami Art Week

[IGNITE] and [PASSION] form this year's curatorial themes for a five-day program of contemporary, urban and fine art experiences at Mana Wynwood

  • Image courtesy Redwood Media Group

    Image courtesy Redwood Media Group

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, two of the longest running and most progressive contemporary art shows for the fine art industry during Miami Art Week, announces this year’s five-day schedule of interactive programming, taking place December 4—8, 2019.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will return to Wynwood Arts District this year, with its permanent location at Mana Wynwood – with both shows inside the convention center for the first year ever, offering an exceptional and elevated world-class experience for both exhibitors and art enthusiasts during this year’s Miami Art Week. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will cover more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and be even more accessible for visitors on foot and by car, all within walking distance from Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars and retail boutiques. Mana Wynwood is located at 2217 NW 5th Ave. (at NW 22nd Street). Complete information on this year’s shows can be found be visiting spectrum-miami.com and reddotmiami.com .

“We are pleased to announce our official schedule of programming for this year’s Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group. “For the first year ever, we have both shows inside the convention center at Mana Wynwood, offering exhibitors and attendees a truly world class experience. Our five-day lineup features a number of exciting activations and live demonstrations that will enhance the contemporary art being shown by more than 300 exhibitors. We are especially looking forward to a special installation “Science and Humanism” by artist Yang Yibin, together with the Art on OLED Art Lab experience that will be very compelling for attendees to see.”

To mark commencement of the five-day global kaleidoscope in contemporary art, culture and entertainment, the annual Opening Night Preview Party takes place on Wednesday, December 4th, between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and is sponsored in association with Jadot and Bulleit Bourbon. Guests will experience the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier – a jaw dropping 3D printed bar designed by the award-winning architecture and design practice FAR and inspired by the iconic Bulleit Bourbon label and award-winning whiskey. Paired with 3D printed cocktails, guests will enjoy 3D printed light bites and live demonstrations by contemporary artist Elide Arosio, a [SOLO] Exhibitor from Elidea Art, together with urban artist Jason Skeldon.

Hundreds of the world’s most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attend the opening night extravaganza for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami on an annual basis to enjoy Louis Jadot Wines and hors d'oeuvres, as well as the hottest sounds, presented this year by San Francisco's DJ Jazzy T.

Spectrum Miami, now in its 9th year, is where contemporary meets extraordinary, featuring the works of more than 200 exhibiting galleries and artists from the Florida region, the U.S. and around the globe, informed by the 2019 curatorial theme [IGNITE]. Passion is not just the way to happiness. It's also the fuel that ignites success. Spark an interest. Ignite a passion. Discover a path at Miami Art Week's hottest contemporary art fair featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. Spectrum Miami—it’s where inspiration is ignited. Known for its urban and upscale works of art, the five-day show attracts more than 35,000 visitors and high- net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming, while celebrating the fine art experience with music, entertainment and other special events. This year’s Spectrum Miami includes Art Labs, the Spotlight Program, Discoveries Collection, live art demonstrations and the new [LOCAL TALENT] Program, showcasing a curated group of emerging and unrepresented artists who will create a special exhibition at the show, selected from a collaboration among local art institutions and galleries. This year’s Art Labs include SCIENCE AND HUMANISM presented by artist Yang Yibin (Booth 800); FLOWER KISSES presented by artist Grace Chadwick (Spectrum Miami registration area) and IGNITING THE MATADOR: A LAMBORGHINI INSTALLATION presented by street artist Cloe Hakakian (Spectrum Miami entrance). This year’s Spotlight Program is a focused look at this year's specially curated group of Spotlight Program recipients: Alfano Sculpture (Booth S410), ArtnWordz (Booth S500), Elidea Art (Booth S418), Henrie Collection (Booth S223), Jason Perez Art (Booth B901), and Todd Monk Art (Booth S509).

The Spectrum Miami Discoveries Collection presents a selection of unique discoveries from this year’s exhibitors, including Chat Art Studio (Booth 806), Malcolm Smith (Booth S215), Hamilton Artistry (Booth S311), Miri Marchese (Booth S514), Tom Lohner (Booth S605), and Coco GenZ (Booth S610). The Discoveries Collection at Spectrum Miami showcases a broad range of artist’s work priced at $3,000 or less. The inaugural [LOCAL TALENT] Program represents some of the exceptional artistic talent residing in Miami-Dade College and attending the sought-after Kendall Campus Art Program. [LOCAL TALENT] is intended to amplify and support the best of Miami’s emerging visual arts community.

Spectrum Miami highlights and recommended exhibits include:

Wednesday, Dec. 4

4–9 p.m. ART LAB 1: SCIENCE AND HUMANISM Presented by artist Yang Yibin, Booth 800

A piece of cloud. Or a shadow of a cloud. Or a reflection in the shadow. They are all very clear and all changing; they are real, existing, yet they seem unreal. The thing we are seeing is not necessarily true. What we find or what we feel may be just illusions. Perhaps, we can never find the REAL TRUTH, or perhaps the absolute real does NOT exist at all. Step into Science and Humanism and find your curiosity piqued, your sense of humor teased, and realize the significance of Science and Humanism as part of each person's unique experiences.

4–9 p.m. ART LAB 2: FLOWER KISSES Presented by artist Grace Chadwick, Spectrum Miami Registration Area

Imagine a carpet of colorful flowers and walking through them, luxuriating as the petals kiss your feet. What if the carpet was overhead instead? Flowers flying above creating a flying carpet kissing our dreams, thoughts, and wishes. Imagine an unforgettable image and experience, connecting us all in its colorful array and spirit. Enjoy sculpture artist Grace Chadwick's creation as you enter Spectrum Miami 2019!

4–9 p.m. SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM Booths B, 901, S223, S410, S418, S500, S509

Get a focused look at this year's specially curated group of Spotlight Program recipients: Alfano Sculpture (Booth S410), ArtnWordz (Booth S500), Elidea Art (Booth S418), Henrie Collection (Booth S223), Jason Perez Art (Booth B901), and Todd Monk Art (Booth S509). 4–9 p.m. SPECTRUM MIAMI DISCOVERIES COLLECTION Booths 806, S215, S311, S514, S605, S606, S610 When it comes to fine art, beauty abounds. We share some of our discoveries from this year’s exhibitors: Chat Art Studio, Malcolm Smith, Hamilton Artistry, Miri Marchese, Tom Lohner, and Coco GenZ. The Discoveries Collection—each one a great option and $3,000 or less—is a group of the curatorial committee’s favorite picks.

4–9 p.m. [LOCAL TALENT] PROGRAM Presented by Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus Art Program, Booth 1117

Meet the artists selected for the inaugural [LOCAL TALENT] Program. They represent some of the exceptional artistic talent residing in Miami-Dade College and attending the sought-after Kendall Campus Art Program. [LOCAL TALENT] is intended to amplify and support the best of Miami’s emerging visual arts community.

6–10 p.m. OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW $75 online / $85 at the door or by invitation / 21+, Sponsored in association with Jadot

Be the first on the scene! Preview and purchase the artwork on display, enjoy Louis Jadot wines and hors d'oeuvres, listen to the cool grooves of San Francisco's DJ Jazzy T—and find the perfect piece to add to your collection.

6:30 p.m. MOSAIC MASTER: ARTIST DOUG POWELL Artblend, Booth 720

Where do old keyboards go? if they are lucky, they wind up in one of mosaic artist Doug Powell's masterpieces. It's an unusual art form: mosaic portraits and murals created with cast-off computer keys. Powell, who has been studying and perfecting his methods for many years, uses upcycled computer keys from tens of thousands of computer keyboards and arranges the retired caps using their individual character and color to complete the artwork.

7 p.m. LIVE ART! ANNA THURBER Artblend, Booth 720

Grow beautiful flowers, pick and freeze them in a block of ice, then take your chain saw and carve them so you can take a photo in their frozen state. This is Anna Thurber's passion and her art. Watch Anna carve her next masterpiece and takes the photos just in time before it all melts away.

Thursday, Dec. 5

1 p.m. LIVE ART by CODY PARKER Jason Perez Art Collective, Booth 901

Witness the next urban art masterpiece being created live. The Jason Perez Art Collective comes to Spectrum Miami for the first time, bringing a collection of global artists and trendsetters that span from coast to coast. Cody Parker’s style has a blend of fine art mixed with modern street art. More recently, Cody has been developing photorealism with extensive use linear graphics, accented with color. Up close, the viewer will see the abstract concept and only as the viewer moves further away does Cody’s image begin to take life.

3 p.m. THIS CONNECT Lounge Area

In the age of social media, it seems as though people have forgotten or need to be taught what true connection and communication feels like. thisconnect.us is an ongoing social experiment that challenges the audience to form connections through a set of activities designed to help break the ice without any use of technology.

4 p.m. LIVE ART! ROXY SORA Artblend, Booth 720

Color! That's the first word generally used to describe Roxy Sora's art. Communicating her experience of color through the strokes of my brush, watching the fluidity of the colors form their own vision of form. Join Sora as she creates one of her colorful works of art and be struck with the same feeling of wonder and awe that she feels as she creates.

Friday, Dec. 6

12–8 p.m. ART LAB 3: IGNITING THE MATADOR: A LAMBORGHINI INSTALLATION Presented by street artist Cloe Hakakian, Spectrum Miami Entrance

With Spectrum's curatorial theme [IGNITE] as inspiration, street artist and muralist Cloe Hakakian will use a Lamborghini Aventador-S Roadster as her canvas, fueling her creative passions to create a masterful work of art. Coming back to Spectrum Miami, the place that spurred her artistic endeavors, Hakakian will transform the Roadster while we watch.

2 p.m. LIVE ART! DIANE PORTWOOD Jason Perez Art Collective, Booth 901

Witness the next urban art masterpiece being created live. The Jason Perez Art Collective comes to Spectrum Miami for the first time, bringing a collection of global artists and trendsetters that span from coast to coast. Diane Portwood was an avid competitor in the sport of eventing, an Olympic equestrian sport. After a major debilitating injury, she turned to the canvas. Many of Diane's works feature a theme of growth and decay, a balance of hope and cynicism representing the struggles she faced as she moved on with her life in the wake of the injury. Stop by, you won't want to miss Diane Portwood creating one of her iconic images.

Saturday, Dec. 7

2 p.m. LIVE ART! SEBASTIAN FERRERIA Jason Perez Art Collective, Booth 901

Witness the next urban art masterpiece being created live. The Jason Perez Art Collective comes to Spectrum Miami for the first time, bringing a collection of global artists and trendsetters that span from coast to coast. Sebastian Ferreria's work focuses on an amalgam of abstract calligraphy and pop art. He tries to create intense portraiture blending his love of graffiti and lettering. Clome see this passionate artist who likes to incite and provoke feeling from people who view his work. Ashe says, "My work isn’t only about how it makes me feel, it's about how it makes you feel." How does it make you feel?

Sunday, December 8

2 p.m. LIVE ART! ALADDIN Sharp Bros, Booth C

Ever been warned about the seven deadly sins? Ever thought one was more deadly than another? According to the standard list, they are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. Come on over to see what the Sharp Bros. have created–a collection of artful timepieces to track the sins for you. Indulge yourself just a bit and watch as Aladdin creates one of his street art masterpieces themed by the seven deadly sins.

3:30 p.m. MAKING A STATEMENT IN A GHILLIE SUIT Unaffiliate.us, Booth S516

A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble the background environment it's worn within. But what if we look at our everyday clothing as a ghillie suit? Stop by and see the artist's interpretation and message in this unique installation.

Red Dot Miami, a curated gallery-only contemporary art fair, now in its 14th year, will be located adjacent to Spectrum Miami and inside Mana Wynwood Convention Center for its second year, as part of the highly anticipated annual presentation of leading galleries and their artists. Red Dot Miami presents [PASSION] as the curatorial theme for 2019. Art is more than a hobby, a skill, or a practice. It is a way of life. Each gallery is filled with canvases, sculptures, and photographs created by artists who each stand for something a little different, but find a common passion in what art does for them. Find your passion at Red Dot Miami.

Red Dot Miami illuminates the best the contemporary art world has to offer. The theme forms a common thread throughout the special exhibits and programming that showcases exhibitors, art industry professionals, and select nonprofits and institutions. Red Dot Miami features more than 75 galleries representing over 500 leading contemporary artists from primary and secondary markets throughout the world. The five-day show attracts more than 35,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming, which includes live art demonstrations, the Spotlight Program, a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries chosen by the Redwood Media Group selection committee; Art Labs, a series of outstanding projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the show; and the inaugural Discoveries Collection: presenting a series of unique discoveries from this year’s exhibitors.

This year’s Art Labs include: TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS: KINETIC INSTALLATION Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA (Booth 101); TINY PRICKS PROJECT presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA (Cafe area); ART ON OLED presented by LG Display (Red Dot Miami entrance) and THE ZENITH OF ART: SCULPTURE MEETS COUTURE presented by Zenith Art & Fashion (Booth 503). The 2019 Spotlight Gallery Program presents the selected group of Spotlight Program recipients: Diego Victoria (Booth 506), Ilan Neuwirth Pop Art (Booth 01), Studio Jackie (Booth 607), The Wall of Arts (Booth 106 & SC-3), and Woodrow Nash Galleries (Booth 301). The Red Dot Miami Discoveries Collection presents a selection of unique discoveries from this year’s exhibitors, including Agora Gallery (Booth 101), Atelier Without Borders (Booth 307), Contemporary Art Projects USA (Booth 313), Hadani Gallery (Booth 315), Kirill Simakov Collection (Booth 408), The Lawley Group (Booth 512), and Steidel Gallery (Booth 623). The Discoveries Collection at Red Dot Miami showcases a broad range of artist’s work priced at $5,000 or less.

Red Dot Miami highlights and recommended exhibits include:

Wednesday, Dec. 4

4–9 p.m. ART LAB 2: TINY PRICKS PROJECT Presented by Contemporary Art Projects, Cafe Area

Tiny Pricks is a public art project created and curated by artist Diana Weymar. Contributors from around the world are stitching Donald Trump’s words into textiles, creating the material record of his presidency and of the movement against it. Tiny Pricks Project holds a creative space in a tumultuous political climate. The collection counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter and other social media and Trump’s statements as president through the use of textiles that embody warmth, craft, permanence, civility, and a shared history. The daintiness and integrity of each piece stand in stark contrast to his presidency.

4–9 p.m. ART LAB 3: ART ON OLED Presented by LG Display, Red Dot Miami Entrance

In the art world, critical conversations revolve around color, composition, medium, and artist intention. Step inside the Art on OLED experience, and the conversation could almost be the same. OLED features the latest panels with bright, self-illuminating pixels and stunning color for the best TV experience ever. OLED TVs create home entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Take a look at the visual artistry of OLED.

4–9 p.m. SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM Booths 01, 106, 301, 506, 607, SC-3

Get a focused look at this year's specially curated group of Spotlight Program recipients: Diego Victoria (Booth 506), Ilan Neuwirth Pop Art (Booth 01), Studio Jackie (Booth 607), The Wall of Arts (Booth 106 & SC- 3), and Woodrow Nash Galleries (Booth 301).

4–9 p.m. RED DOT MIAMI DISCOVERIES COLLECTION Booths 101, 307, 313, 315, 408, 512, 623

When it comes to fine art, beauty abounds. And we’re excited to share some of our discoveries from this year’s exhibitors: Agora Gallery, Atelier Without Borders, Contemporary Art Projects USA, Hadani Gallery, Kirill Simakov Collection, The Lawley Group, and Steidel Gallery. As part of the Discoveries Collection—each piece of art is priced at $5,000 or less.

6–10 p.m. OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW $75 online / $85 at the door or by invitation / 21+, Sponsored in association with Bulleit Bourbon

Be the first on the scene! Preview and purchase the artwork on display, enjoy a 3D crafted cocktail from Bulleit Bourbon and tasty hors d'oeuvres while listening to the cool grooves of San Francisco's DJ Jazzy T.

6:30 p.m. PALMARIUS ON VIEW: ENRIQUE CABRERA Zenith Art & Fashion, Booth 503

Meet Enrique Cabrera, a contemporary Mexican multidisciplinary artist and a young entrepreneur. Originally from Veracruz, he is a renowned musician, sculptor, and professional photographic restorer, dedicated to promoting Mexican culture, taking Mexican art farther than its frontiers. Cabrera's newest collection is his monumental sculptures Palmarius, Latin for "masterpiece." The Palmarius skulls and sculptures showcased are 6-feet tall and have incredible artisan detail.

7 p.m. POP ART WITH ARTIST ILAN NEUWIRTH Ilan Neuwirth Pop Art Special Exhibition, Booth 01

There’s a vibrant joy to be found in Florida-based artist Ilan Neuwirth’s work that he hopes to spark in others. At its core, Neuwirth’s art is pure joy, inspired by laughter, movement, and a free-spirited style that’s uniquely his own. From deep bliss to passing euphoria, Neuwirth’s art tries to explore the shades of happiness in the human experience and to inspire people toward some measure of that happiness.

Thursday, Dec. 5

12–8 p.m. MIXOLOGY AT THE BULLEIT FRONTIER BAR Bulleit 3D-printed Frontier Bar

Step up to the jaw-dropping Bulleit 3D-printed Frontier Bar. Inspired by the iconic Bulleit Bourbon label and award-winning whiskey, the bar will eventually find a permanent home at The Bulleit Distilling Co. in Shelbyville, Kentucky, but first, it's making stops at several cultural hotspots like Red Dot Miami along the way. Enjoy a 3D Bulleit Bourbon cocktail and experience the latest in urban and contemporary art with Elide Arosio from Elidea Art, together with Jason Skeldon

1 p.m. LIVE ART! JACKIE FUCHS Studio Jackie, Booth 607

Come see what a career devoted to color makes. Starting as a hairstylist and salon owner, Jackie Fuchs has evolved her creativity to become a prolific artist who draws on her years of talent, color theory, and imagination to produce highly collectible pieces of art. Her new work is fueled by a whimsical instinct that evidences itself in uniquely imagined pieces that might best be described as freeze-frames from a movie set or a chapter in a book.

3 p.m. THIS CONNECT Lounge Area

In the age of social media, it seems as though people have forgotten or need to be taught what true connection and communication feels like. thisconnect.us is an ongoing social experiment that challenges the audience to form connections through a set of activities designed to help break the ice without any use of technology. Put your phone away for a few minutes and enjoy making a connection.

4:30–8 p.m. ART LAB 4: THE ZENITH OF ART: SCULPTURE MEETS COUTURE Presented by Zenith Art & Fashion, Booth 503

Can fashion be art? Is art that is worn really fashionable—or does it just commercialize the artist's work? Answering these questions is Zenith Art & Fashion, proving the fusion of art and fashion through sculptural masterpieces to create artful couture. See the influence of Enrique Cabrera's Palmarius Skull sculpture embodied on jackets and watches. Watch as Fernando Cid de Diego's magnificent iron wire sculptures take life in his collection of Wire Corsets—combined with Carla Cid de Diego and Jonathan Fakinos, the owners of Zenith Art & Fashion, matching textile corset collection and spectacular selection of Sculpture Bags.

6 p.m. LIVE ART! EVGENIYA MALTSEVA P.S. Postscriptum, Booth 318

Evgeniya Maltseva has been passionate about art since her childhood. Maltseva is an established artist known for her figurative expressionist art that reflects her inner being, emotions, and feelings. Maltseva also likes to experiment with other styles, mixing them to create something new and unique. Watch as she creates her next piece of figurative expressionist art. Maybe it's the piece you will take home for your collection!

Friday, Dec. 6

3 p.m. TODAY'S MONET: SAMIR SAMMOUN Sammoun Fine Art, Booth 201

At his very first art fair in 1996, Samir Sammoun's originality and unique style caught the attention of viewers, gallerists, collectors, and art lovers. After that initial discovery, the response to his fresh, colorful, impressionistic style has continued to build over the 20+ years he has been showcasing his work. Don't miss the opportunity to meet this master and collect his work.

4 p.m. KINETIC EXPERIENCE WITH HUGO DIAZ Contemporary Art Projects USA, Booth 101

Kinetic illusionist Hugo Diaz invites you to walk all over his art. Meet this fascinating artist and get a first hand explanation of his work with geometric abstraction while you experience the movement of stepping into kinetic abstraction.

6 p.m. RENSSEN & PICASSO WITH CURATOR SUZKA RENSSEN Renssen Fine Art, Booth 407

Located in the heart of Amsterdam's Art District, Renssen Art Gallery features paintings, sculpture, and lithographs by Dutch artist Erik Renssen alongside a collection of high-quality lithographs, etchings, and pochoirs by Pablo Picasso, representing the fusion of contemporary and fine art. Come meet curator Suzka Renssen and be as inspired as she is with the work of these two masters.

Saturday, Dec. 7

4 p.m. LIVE ART! TYSEN KNIGHT Studio Jackie, Booth 607

Come on over and watch as artist Tysen Knight creates a masterwork of his life's influences. Growing up in the peak of the street art movement, Knight was inspired by the works of famous street artists such as Jean- Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Knight's art style also reflects the styles of fine artist Pablo Picasso and pop artist Andy Warhol. Knight uses these influences to create unique pop culture graffiti pieces that can not only be found on city murals but also in fine art galleries. Knight's artwork has blurred the line between street art and fine art to create something new that captivates people from all walks of life.

Sunday, Dec. 8

12–6 p.m. ART LAB 1: TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS: KINETIC INSTALLATION Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, Booth 101

Step inside and walk into and on Hugo Diaz's special kinetic installation. As an artist, Diaz is an important member of what could be called the new generation of Venezuelan kinetic art. This art is based on the aesthetic of real movement and the virtual in geometric abstraction, as created by the use of combined simple geometric forms in subjective compositions. It's literally two diverse spatial dimensions combined in an effort to represent a three-dimensional reality. In this special installation, Diaz has set out to go beyond what has been reached previously via an exacting, errorless, and rigorous method to achieve it.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami have grown to become the ultimate destination for the fine art industry professional and contemporary art enthusiast who collectively seek a more accessible experience with exhibits showcasing the world’s most progressive portfolios by some of today’s elite artists, galleries, and emerging talents. With more than 35,000 attendees flocking to see the artwork of the 1,000+ artists showcased by over 270 exhibitors, these are two non-stop, not-to-be missed destination Miami Art Week shows.

The annual Opening Night Preview for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, within Mana Wynwood, and will feature innovative contemporary art together with Louis Jadot Wines, Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and musical entertainment. Tickets for the Opening Night Preview are priced at $50 by purchasing online or $60 at the event. A General Admission 1- day Pass for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami is $25 by purchasing online or $30 at the event. A 5-day Pass that includes the Opening Night Preview is $75 by purchasing online or $85 at the event. Tickets grant access to both Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami. For further information on the shows or to purchase tickets, please visit spectrum-miami.com and reddotmiami.com.