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At ArteAmericas 2008, the cultural compass turns south, whisking us to the contemporary landscape of art production in Latin America. It features dazzling examples of painting, sculpture, and multimedia works straddling names from Rufino Tamayo to José Bedia. For its sixth edition, the fair brings together 80 top-flight galleries from Latin America, the United States, and Spain, exhibiting the works of 400 established masters and emerging talents beginning today at noon and running through Monday, March 31.

This year, innovative trends in video art and photography will be showcased in a selection curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill of the Cisneros Fontanals Foundation. Another section, curated by Milagros Bello, will highlight the work of homegrown talent, with 20 Miami-based artists focusing on installation and performance. ArteAmericas also sets the stage for fresh discoveries of budding artists from local art schools, providing a global platform for these students handpicked by curators Carol Damian and Juan Martinez. The event includes several panel discussions with art pundits and collectors, which is just icing on the cake considering the booming interest in the region. It all takes place in Hall A of the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information, visit
March 28-31, 2008


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