If blue-chip, edgy modern and contemporary Latin American art stroke your noodle, then boy does arteamericas deliver the money shot for you. Since it hung its shingle five years ago, this event has grown to become the marquee attraction for Latin American art, showcasing 50 of the top ranked galleries from sixteen countries in the Americas and Europe last year. This years installment of the increasingly popular fair has expanded to include 70 galleries representing over 300 creative heavyweights, and a pack of emerging contenders exhibiting their paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and videos.
Headliners include Venezuelas Spativm and Costa Ricas Jacob Karpio Galeria. Mexico Citys Nina Menocal Gallery is weighing in with Rodolfo Perazas quirky traffic-sign pieces, while Chiles Animal space will show Patrick Hamiltons skull-crushing florescent landscape works. Plenty of homegrown talent will be on display in the fairs booming roster, with Ambrosino Gallery, Alejandra Von Hartz Fine Arts, DPM Arte Contemporaneo, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, and Hardcore Contemporary Art Space among the South Florida galleries shopping their wares.