DISPATCH - DEC 15, 2013

MIAMI BEACH, FL-

Scope Miami opened an expanded fair with a new director at its helm, a new location, and a new goal to increase the quality and profile of the satellite art fair to Art Basel Miami Beach. Sharing the same stretch of sand with Art Untitled, Scope Miami aimed for beach happiness with an outdoor beach lounge for relaxing, plenty of art worth seeing and a partnership with VH1 to make the nights groovy.

This year's Miami Beach edition featured 70,000 square feet of art with 100 international galleries and 20 Breeder Program galleries, according to the art fair. At the helm for 2013 is Katelijne De Backer, Scope's new Director of Exhibition Relations. De Backer is known for her 12-year run at The Armory Show in New York City.

The art fair featured a wide range of mediums with a distinctive international flair. Following is a quick look at Scope Miami Beach's opening on Dec. 3.

 

Approaching Scope Miami Beach. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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The energy was high at the First View opening of Scope Miami Beach 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Art Now NY (New York City) presents an installation by Peter Gronquist at Scope Miami Beach 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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"Selfportrait (Gondola)" by Carlo Speranza, 2012. Wood, wax and textiles. 72.8 x 102.3 x 32.6 inches. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Detail of "Selfportrait (Gondola)" by Carlo Speranza, 2012. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Exhibition booth of Le Laboratoire (Mexico City) includes "Deconstruccion del resto" by Gabriella Gutierrez Ovalle (in front) and "The eternal recurrence" by Manuel Rocha Iturbid (left) and "New Wave" by Mario Nunez (right). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Front view of suspended mixed media work by Michael Zelehoski. The Beacon-based artist explores the duality between three-dimensional reality and the two-dimensional representation of real life objects and structures. Exhibited Ethan Cohen Fine Arts (New York City and Beacon, NY). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Rear view of suspended mixed media work by Michael Zelehoski. Exhibited Ethan Cohen Fine Arts (New York City and Beacon, NY). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Artist Koh Sang Woo taking a break in the Scope Miami Beach Lounge. A solo show of his work was exhibited at the art fair.

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"Blossom Fever on Avenue Jottre" (left) and "The Sounds of Leaves Departing from a Silent Tree" (right), by the artist collective island6, based in Shanghai, China. Both works are LED display and mixed media. Exhibited by TALLYBECK Contemporary (New York City). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Rafael Fuchs, photographer and founder of Fuchs Projects in Bushwick, Brooklyn, exhibited works by gallery artists at Scope Miami Beach. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Detail of "Practices to suck the light (hanging)" by Bernardi Rolg, 2012. Polyester resin, marble dust and light bulb, 170 x 50 x 45 cm. Exhibited by Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art (Vienna). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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"Mordekai" by Ken Borochov at Scope Miami Beach. Ken Borochov has designed signature accessories for Lady Gaga including her infamous Claw and 24-karat gold wheelchair. Borochov is known for designing assessories to the stars including Kanye West's Renaissance-inspired crown, Nicki Minaj in jewelry for The Pink Friday Tour, among other performances. MORDEKAI is influenced by the pageantry of Hollywood and Las Vegas and the swagger of performers and artists like Cher, Andy Warhol, Madonna, Leigh Bowery and Etta James. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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"XClu-Eternity" by Veronica Wiese. The video was recently exhibited at the Museo De Art Contemporaneo in Lima. Installation photo by Kathy Zeiger.

"XClu-Eternity" by Veronica Wiese. The video installation was recently exhibited at the Museo De Art Contemporaneo in Lima. Exhibited by Jacob Karpio galleria (Costa Rica, Columbia). Installation photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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BASIC FACTS: SCOPE Miami Beach was presented from Dec. 4 to 8, 2013 at 1000 Ocean Drive at 10th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.scope-art.com.

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