Announcing the launch of X Contemporary, a new art fair to debut during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. Under the direction of Matthew Eck, X Contemporary will focus on presenting Art Galleries with a strong program of work by emerging and mid-career artists. The inaugural edition of X Contemporary will take place December 1-6, 2015 with a vernissage for VIP guests and press on December 1st, from 5 to 10 p.m.
The symbol X represents a destination point and an area of intersection, an evocative title for a new breed of art fair that will emphasize a crossover between the visual arts, fashion and brand collaborations.
The strategic launch in Midtown positions X Contemporary just blocks from Art Miami and Context, on the inland side of the Julia Tuttle Causeway, a prime thoroughfare location meant to increase foot traffic and ease for visitors making the connection between Miami Beach and Wynwood.
Eck is also developing an advisory board, to be announced shortly, that will guide the selection of exhibitors and program direction of the inaugural fair, as well as a concierge service dedicated to the customer service experience of its exhibitors. The former co-director of SELECT art fairs in Miami and New York, which closed its final edition in 2014 after going separate ways with business partner Brian Whiteley, Eck is confident that his latest endeavor in Miami will be mutually beneficial to exhibitors and attendees alike, stating:
I see this as a great moment to unite the aspects of creative culture that are increasingly relevant to contemporary art: fashion, performance, music and design. Art doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and X Contemporary aims to present this overlap through dynamic events and collaborations, and within a curated context that prominently features some of the most exciting new galleries and artists today.
7410 Ocean Terrace, Multiple locations within a one block radius / +19176838300 / satellite-show.com
Dec 1 - 6, 2015
A new project series which will populate several unoccupied beachfront properties in Miami Beach.
SATELLITE, a new project series brought to you by Brian Whiteley (founder of the Select Art Fair) and Art Market Productions, will debut this December 1 – 6 in Miami Beach. SATELLITE will populate several unoccupied beachfront properties, with each distinct venue stewarded by notable art organizations and curators. The goal of SATELLITE is to initiate new conversations and to foster experiential and exploratory interactions with art.
2015 Curatorial Committee:
Juan Puntes | WhiteBox
Sam Hillmer | Trans Pecos
Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Brian Whiteley | Satellite
Seol Park | Spark + Associates
*Additional Curators to be announced shortly
A Note From the Director:
“For the inaugural Satellite Show Miami Beach, I will be focusing my efforts on an in-depth integrated arts and new media approach. The Satellite Show will repurpose existing structures located in North Beach (over 30,000 square feet of prime empty beach front property) transforming each space into immersive and interactive art experiences, countering the booth & tent experience. The venues are all located within a one block radius, and just two blocks from Miami Projects. Each venue will be specially sub-curated by specific art world organizations and individuals, each bringing their personal identity and vision to the plate.”
– Brian Whiteley | Creative Director
The Satellite Show is proudly produced in conjunction with Art Market Productions. Galleries looking for exhibition space during Art Basel can contact us for booth space at Miami Projects and/or Art on Paper Miami: satellite email@example.com