08.12.2010 FIAT 500 BECOMES A CANVAS AT ART BASEL MIAMI

FIAT 500 EXHIBITALIA - ART BASEL MIAMI 2010
FIAT 500 EXHIBITALIA - ART BASEL MIAMI 2010
FIAT 500 EXHIBITALIA - ART BASEL MIAMI 2010

The Fiat 500 has just served as inspiration for artists that participated in Exhibitalia, a four day live exhibition that featured a wide selection of Italian art, design, fashion and culture which took place at the Art Basel in Miami.

 
The Fiat 500 has just served as inspiration for artists that participated in Exhibitalia, a four day live exhibition that featured a wide selection of Italian art, design, fashion and culture which took place at the Art Basel in Miami.

Renowned artists, as well as two student art teams from the University of Miami, used the Car of the Year 2008 award winning Fiat 500 as both inspiration and canvas while Christian Balzano took his design inspiration to the entire body of the Fiat 500, the actual car he used though being the European-specification version.

ExhibItalia, the Italian Pavilion on the occasion of Art Basel Miami, showcased more than 40 artists and 200 artworks in its 15,000 sqft of outdoor and indoor spaces. The show was curated by Maurizio Vanni, director of the Lu.C.C.A. Center of Contemporary Art, a fashionable center for contemporary arts in Italy. The Pavilion featured a Fiat 500 open to painting and interpretation by art students of the universities in Miami, supervised by the talented and renowned Balzano. Also featured was photography of the Fiat 500, Ducati Tours in 1189 Superbike, works by Italian and International contemporary artists, Sandro Cabriniís latest works and Ken Scott's silk and ceramic collection.

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 41 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa exhibited 20th and 21st century artworks from over 2,000 artists at this year's edition which ran for the first four days of this month. The exhibiting galleries were among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections featured young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show was - as ever - a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks. Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also helped make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel Miami Beach - the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.
 

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