For its 15th edition, PINTA
, the Latin and Ibero-American art fair specializing in modern and contemporary work, will be open to the public December 15, 2021. Housed in a new location at 225 NE 34th Street, Miami, between the Miami Design District and Wynwood, the fair is well-positioned amongst the best of the citys art, design, architecture, and fashion offerings. At its new location, and with a new curatorial approach, the fair has shifted to hone its focus on bringing together a thoughtfully curated selection of 26 galleries from 11 countries in four thematic sections: Main Section, Solo Projects, Special Projects, and PINTA Live (digital-only section).
As an international platform for Latin American art, PINTA is committed to amplifying the voices of the artists and galleries it features, allowing for a dialogue on creative, social, cultural, and ecological topics.
The fairs MAIN SECTION will feature galleries including Nohra Haime (New York), Pabellón 4 (Buenos Aires), Alagoas (São Paulo), Ponce+Robles (Madrid), Prima (Santiago), Galeria Zielinsky (Barcelona) Ethra (Mexico DF), and Salar Galeria (La Paz).
This year, there is a strong emphasis on SOLO PROJECTS, a section of gallery exhibitions dedicated to the work of a single artist curated by Luis Fumero and Oscar Roldán. A highlight of this section is a photographic installation by Colombian artist Ruby Rumié, represented by the Nohra Haime Gallery (New York). In Rumiés multidisciplinary practice, the artist explores identity, social and territorial heritage, and violence and injustice.
Curated by Félix Suazo, professor, art critic, researcher, and curator, SPECIAL PROJECTS addresses the conceptualization of "Global Warming and Traditional Technique" with installations by Nan González and Lisu Vega. González, a Venezuelan artist, will present the monumental video installations Alma de Glaciar (Glacier Soul) and Titanes de Hielo (Ice Titans). These immersive experiential works aim to address the interconnectedness of nature and human activities, ultimately raising awareness about climate change and the loss of biodiversity, two of the most pressing matters that Miami faces. Venezuelan-American Vegas site-specific textile installation serves as a bridge between ancient tradition and contemporary experimentation. Situated at the intersection of art, design, and fashion, Vega explores memory, emotion, time, and sustainability.
In response to the continuing pandemic, PINTA will also host a digital program that broadens the scope of the in-person fair to reach broader audiences and transcend borders. At MEDIA POINT, viewers can find unique audiovisual content such as custom Live Virtual Tours, insights on the artists work (OpenFile), and talks with experts (LiveTalks).