IBERIAN AMERICAN ART


Pinta New York Begins Its Nomadic Route in Miami

Adriana Herrera


With 60 prestigious international galleries, Pinta New York, the Modern and Contemporary Iberian American Art Fair, is now seeking a foothold in Miami.


Throughout seven editions in the Big Apple, Pinta New York has secured its position as the first global platform dedicated to modern, and contemporary Iberian American art in the United States. After its consolidation in New York, this art fair faces a crucial turn: to become an nomadic experience.

Next December, Pinta will arrive in Miami, the city where it was conceived and where its director and co-founder, the Argentinian Cultural leader Diego Costa Peuser, who directs Photo Buenos Aires, resides. For the eighth edition, the event has been identified as Pinta Miami, but at the same time, the fair is getting ready for the newest Pinta NY Solo Projects, which will open in New York in the spring.

Pinta Miami
HERMAN CEDOLA. Untitled, (Fragment), 2013. Courtesy of Dot Fiftyone.

“Year after year, we have been strengthening a solid and growing proposal that makes our fair the most important American event specialized in modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula,” says Costa Peuser, who emphasizes that no similar fair exists in North America, and this makes it an essential point of exposure during Art Basel Miami Beach.

From the 2nd to 7th of December 2014, when Miami becomes a dynamo of art, Pinta will add to the phenomenon. And it is during Art Basel Miami Beach that Pinta, with its 60 major international galleries, establishes new mechanisms for knowledge, information and acquisition, not only to enhance public and private collections in Miami, but also to expand the world’s perception of Latin American and Iberian art.

Pinta Miami
ANDRÉS MONTEAGUDO. Fugas, (2007-2012). Courtesy of Ideo Box Miami.

“Year after year, we have been strengthening a solid and growing proposal that makes our fair the most important American event specialized in modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula,” says Costa Peuser, who emphasizes that no similar fair exists in North America, and this makes it an essential point of exposure during Art Basel Miami Beach.

From the 2nd to 7th of December 2014, when Miami becomes a dynamo of art, Pinta will add to the phenomenon. And it is during Art Basel Miami Beach that Pinta, with its 60 major international galleries, establishes new mechanisms for knowledge, information and acquisition, not only to enhance public and private collections in Miami, but also to expand the world’s perception of Latin American and Iberian art.

Pinta Miami
LOLO SOLDEVILLA. Untitled, 1957. Courtesy of Pan American Art Projects.

Curator Osbel Suárez says he will highlight the Latin American geometric movement, but from an angle rarely discussed by art historians who have favored the art production of countries bordering the Atlantic like Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela. His proposal will focus on abstract geometry in countries bordering the Pacific, such as Chile, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. It’s like “a call for attention to the creation of these partial narratives, these oversights of which art history is made,” Suárez said.

The list of Hispanic and Lusitanian artists who will have greater visibility is very extensive, but among them stands out a pioneer of abstraction in Argentina who remained almost unknown for decades: Lily Prati, who was the wife of the famous painter, designer and philosopher Thomas Maldonado. It will also include Jorge Eduardo Eielson, one of the great voices of contemporary Peruvian poetry and an artist who recreates the ancient Inca record keeping system known as quipu or talking knots. Eielson has become the representative of a form of conceptualism in the continent that disrupts the timeline.


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