2014 MIAMI ART TALKS
Art Talks @ ArtSpot International Booth 112
Collecting and Understanding Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art will be the feature of this year’s Art Talks.
Join Aldo Castillo with ArtSpot International and Latin American Art experts for these lively sessions.
“THE CUBAN ARTISTS IN EXILE JOURNEY”
3:00 – 3:45 pm / ArtSpot International Zone
Speaker: Stacy Conde / Art Dealer at Conde ContemporaryStacy Goodman Conde: Author, gallery owner, and Miami native, Stacy Conde, grew up in and around Miami’s burgeoning art scene. Ms. Conde’s first foray into fine art came in 1998, with the opening of Goodman-Conde Gallery in The Design District. The 4,500 square foot gallery focused on contemporary art, and featured the work of Carlos Betancourt and Andres Conde among others. Conde has recently returned to Miami after nearly a decade in Chicago. Delighted by the growth and maturation of Miami’s art community, Conde has opened a new gallery in Little Havana, Conde Contemporary. She is again spotlighting contemporary art with a focus on Latin American works. Her inspirational book, The Red Speck, an allegorical journey into the self, is available on Amazon.“COLLECTING THE LATIN AMERICAN MASTERS”
4:00 – 4:45 pm / ArtSpot International Zone
Speaker: Suzanne Snider | Gallerist and Latin American Art Collector
Suzanne Snider: Suzanne Snider has been working with Central American artists for 12 years, meeting with many of them in their studios. The artists she personally knows and represents include Alejandro Aróstegui, Guillermo Trujillo, Cesar Izquierdo, Marcia Salas, and Benjamin Cañas (through his widow, Dora Cañas). She currently is the director/curator of Ford Fine Art in Delray Beach and manages the art collection of her business partner, Mark Morgan Ford. Suzanne and Mark are currently editing a substantial, bilingual book on Central American Modernism to be published in 2014. Prior to her involvement with Ford Fine Art, Suzanne has held directorial positions with two art galleries and a museum. Her formal studies include art history, art applications, and printmaking at UNC Charlotte and NC State. She buys at the Latin American art auctions of Sothebys, Christies, Phillips de Pury, and Morton Casa de Subastas in Mexico.
“MASTERS & MENTOR COLLABORATION”
5:00 – 6:00 pm / ArtSpot International Zone
Speaker: Lawrence Voytek / Fine Art Fabricator for Robert Rauschenberg
Lawrence Voytek: The History of Art and the business of making art has been the focus of Sculptor Lawrence Voytek’s life. He was the director of art production for Robert Rauschenberg for over twenty eight years, and he has consulted for art installation, fabrication and restoration with renowned national and international museums and galleries. Lawrence’s work can be found in many important corporate and private collections.
About Robert Rauschenberg: Robert Rauschenberg was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the Pop Art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his “Combines” of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor and the Combines are a combination of both, but he also worked with photography, printmaking, papermaking, and performance. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1993. He became the recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts in 1995 in recognition of his more than 40 years of fruitful artmaking.
7:00 – 8:00 pm / ArtSpot International Zone
Provided by: Denise GersonJoin Denise Gerson for a tour to meet the Latin American artists on display at SPECTRUM Miami.Denise Gerson: As the former Associate Director at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum, Denise has an extensive background in curatorial projects/interpretation and exhibition development. During her 24 year tenure at the Lowe, which is the state of Florida’s only comprehensive art museum, and the region’s first institution to collect both pre-Columian art, as well as Latin American Modernism and Contemporary genres, Denise mounted exhibitions of Latin American art, lectured extensively, and sat on numerous panels, including the inaugural art panel for Art Basel Miami Beach. Having retired in 2012, Denise is now an independent curator, writer, and lecturer.
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