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Art Fair
  Today, Art Palm Beach (APB) released new fair details highlighting unique exhibitions and a creative "Going Global" theme. APB takes place from January 15-19, 2010 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, with a private preview party on January 14.

“We are continually looking at ways to develop an innovative fair that incorporates the latest international contemporary art trends,” said Lee Ann Lester, APB Organizer. “’Going Global’ will give APB real depth and create a unique fair experience for both attendees and exhibitors.”

To build on the "Going Global" theme, Goedhuis Contemporary (London, New York) is holding an exhibition of New Chinese Ink Painting. This exhibition will be the preview site for an ambitious show on Contemporary Chinese “New Ink” Paintings to be held in 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Four world renowned ink painters are traveling from China to present one new work each. The internationally recognized artists exhibiting are Liu Dan, Xu Lei, Wei Ligang and Wang Tiande. The exhibition will include, a panel discussion titled, “Ink Art” that will take place on January 16 at 2:30 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Michael Goedhuis of Goedhuis Contemporary and will include Michelle Yun, formally of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and director of the studio of the artists Cai Guo-qiang; Dr. Kuiyi Shen, a Professor of Art History at University of California, San Diego; the curator of the Metropolitan show and the leading scholar in America in the field of Chinese contemporary art; and Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

To further enhance the fair, APB is featuring special exhibitions honoring photographers of international standing. One photographer selected to receive this honor includes Angelo Musco, from Step 1 Art (New York), who will produce an installation similar to the one that has been much feted at the recent Venice Biennale. This is being supported by U.S. and international exhibitors, as well as Aperture.

Loveed Fine Arts (New York), a prominent ceramic dealer, adds even more interest to APB. They have been specializing in ceramic sculpture, glass, modern and contemporary art for the past twenty years as dealers, curators, appraisers and advisors, offering works by many of the finest established and highly regarded artists using clay today. Artists represented by Loveed include: Margie Hughto, Charles Birnbaum, and Robert Sperry. Robert Sperry’s “Pylon #993” will be a special feature at APB. He was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA and the exhibition, titled "Robert Sperry: Bright Abyss" has traveled to the Bellevue Arts Museum in an expanded version, where it is currently on view until January 31, 2010.

Additional Fair Highlights Include:

* The East West Gallery (San Francisco) will be featuring a special exhibition of Shan Shan Sheng’s Open Wall Project. The Open Wall Project consists of 2,200 glass bricks corresponding to the 2,200 years of the Great Wall’s construction. Sheng's Open Wall installation captures an interval of China's heritage, translating this historic structure as a temporary zone of glass architecture and was commissioned specially for the 2009 Venice Biennale by the International Agency for Art UNESCO. Sheng is renowned for her large-scale paintings and sculptures, including permanent installations in four of the tallest buildings in the world.

* International Galleries will be prominent at APB, including: Osborne Samuel, a London gallery focusing on major artists of the last century and specializing in the graphic work of Picasso, Moore and Miro; 418 Gallery (Bucharest) was founded as a channel for Romanian artists, enabling their work to be known and seen throughout the world, they will be displaying art work by Romul Nutiu. Estudio Lighthouse Space (Havana City) will feature works by Kelvin López Nieves and Kadir Lopez. Special Dutch design by Priveekollektie (Heusden aan de Maas) and Witzenhausen (Amsterdam/New York) will also be highlighted at APB. Litvak (Tel Aviv) will make its debut in Florida with internationally renowned fine art glass artists Lucio Bubacco, William Morris and Julius Weiland.

* U.S. contemporary galleries will also be participating at APB. Habatat Galleries (West Palm Beach) the oldest and largest gallery in the United States devoted exclusively to artists working with fine art glass as their medium will bring works by Dale Chihuly, who was recently featured at the Venice Biennale. Eckert Fine Art (Kent), a gallery specializing in 19th and early 20th century American and European Art will be bringing works by Eric Forstmann and Robert Rauschenberg. Cernuda Arte (Coral Gables) specializing in Cuban Masters, with art work by Miguel Florido and Ramón Vázquez. Charon Kransen Arts (New York City) promotes fine art contemporary jewelry from around the world, works by Liv Blåvarp and Mirjam Hiller will be on view. Browngrotta (Wilton) represents museum-quality contemporary artworks from the US and abroad. Most of their artists work in fiber, including Gyongy Laky and Mary Merkel-Hess who will be featured at the fair.

APB is introducing an exciting fair lecture schedule featuring:

* Lee Mintz Messinger, “Power,” an illustrated talk by veteran Metropolitan Museum of Art contemporary art curator, the author of major books on Pollock and O’Keeffe on Friday, January 15th at 2:30 pm;
* Charles Stainback, “Where Is Photography Headed?” Pondering the future of the medium with a senior Norton Museum curator on Saturday, January 16th at 3:30 pm;
* Dr. Nora Annesley Taylor will present “Focus: Vietnam”, The Art Institute of Chicago’s expert on Southeast Asia guides us to a hot spot in contemporary art on Monday, January 18th at 3:30 pm.

For the full lecture schedule please click here.

“Palm Beach is renowned for its enthusiastic art collector residents, and this January APB is bringing them first-class contemporary exhibitions and galleries that will not disappoint,” said Lee Ann Lester.

For more information on Art Palm Beach, the lecture series, and exhibitor images, please call 239 949.5411 or visit, or
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