One more year, PINTA MIAMI will gather in its Main Section around 60 galleries from Latin America, the United States and Europe , will present artworks from more than 300 artists. So an important space is given for those well known artists like Carlos Cruz-Díez, Carmen Herrera, Fernando Botero, Iván Contreras Brunet, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jorge Eielson, Julio Le Parc, Lydia Okumura, Marta Boto, Waltercio Caldas and Wilfredo Lam, between others. Also a space for new talents opening the possibility of new discoveries.
In the early seventies in Caracas (Venezuela), Claudio Perna did a series of experiments under the title "Infiltraciones" [Infiltrations]. The works consisted of classic paintings [J1] projected onto[J2] or interrupted by the bodies of the artist’s friends and of the artist himself. That idea—cherished by Perna—of "infiltrating" the art world with the brashness of other bodies is, in my view, an excellent metaphor for what is now, for a great many viewers, the primary way to relate to art: the intense juncture of an abundance of works and visitors part and parcel of the art fair format as art agora.
For Pinta Projects (Pinta Miami 2018), Proyecto Visible with the collaboration of curator Jesús Fuenmayor has decided to present a group of four outstanding emerging Latin American artists interested in reflecting in their work the "flaws," "noises," and "interruptions" that occur in dialogue both within the works themselves and between them and the environments in which they are exhibited.
In PINTA Countries Sections we will present 9 focus countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Perú and Venezuela. As a novelty this year we will feature 2 European Countries: Spain and Portugal. All sections will be curated, and the galleries will propose 1 or 2 artists born after 1980, giving visitors the opportunity to discover emerging artists.
Pinta Miami "Crossing Cultures", in its 12nd edition, launches for the first time Pinta Platforms, an innovative program for galleries curated by Roc Laseca, and devoted to provide additional visibility to modern and contemporary art contributions. Pinta Platforms serve as a group for cabinets of Solo Projects to highlight the work of a single artist, and mark an ever-experienced opportunity for gallerists to show their represented artists in a unique way.
Ysabel Pinyol studied architecture in Barcelona and Chicago before opening her gallery in Barcelona, working with a group of international artists. Later, she relocated to New York City, where she currently lives and works. In 2010 Ysabel joined Mana Contemporary as a Chief Curator. In 2014 Pinyol co-founded Mana Residencies in Jersey City and Chicago, a yearly residency program for mid-career artists. She is currently developing a cultural exchange program in Miami, featuring a residency program for Latin American artists.
In PINTA EDITIONS leading publishers will present editioned works and prints some of these made in collaboration with renowned artists. The result of this section will provide PINTA Miami’s visitors a unique experience to see significant and rare publications.