For 30 years, Art Palm Beach organizers David and Lee Ann Lester, have inspired the South Florida art and cultural landscape by promoting trendsetting and thought-provoking contemporary art fairs in an environment where art collectors, dealers and enthusiasts can mingle among like-minded individuals.
Art Palm Beach 22nd edition brought Erich Weiss as the guest curator of the fair’s influential new pavilions for art video, design and art performances. Weiss is currently the curator at large at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum, Rotterdam Institute: Museum for Architecture, Design & Digital Culture, as well as an art critic and curator specializing in Dada and Surrealism.
FLOW was a new pavilion dedicated to both important historically important video art and cutting-edge animation art is curated by the fair’s 2019 guest curator, Erich Weiss. Featuring videos from the esteemed collection of Elayne Mordes of WhiteSpace Contemporary, the pavilion displayed a variety of short experimental films from the 80s and 90s by 20th century icons Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Bruce Nauman, Hans Op de Beeck and Isaac Julien while simultaneously introducing new trends and technologies in the ever-evolving field of video art and animation.
Other features include an art performance by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, a Danish visual artist. Her performance, Tow With the Flow, shed light on the western world’s uninhibited obsession with textiles and fashion and its negative impact on the world’s environment. The artist used themes from the UN Global Goals Manifest to shed light on the importance of environmental sustainability through poetry, music and interpretative performances featuring high school students and fabrics from the award-winning Scandinavian design studio, sur le chemin.
Another new addition to the 2019 edition of the modern and contemporary Palm Beach fair was the DESIGN Pavilion that provided a specialized area showcasing Scandinavian artists creating functional art in the form of jewelry, furniture, décor, glass and more.
The five-day fair held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center also presented over 75 international galleries exhibiting fine art from over 2,000 artists.
ArtPalmBeach 2019: Cutting-edge Animation Art