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December 5, 2010 | Posted by | No Comments

ZOOM Miami

ZOOM Contemporary Art Fair. A very good show. Especially the poolside performance by the Israeli-Moroccan choreographer/artist Orit Ben-Shitrit who now lives in NYC.

entering the fair

Verge statement: “In its inaugural year, ZOOM presents a selective group of regional and international galleries representing artists from the Middle East and its Diaspora…

"Motherland" video still by Turkish artist Servet Kocyigit Photo: courtesy of Outlet

…To date, showcasing of contemporary art from this geographic region has been fragmented within the broader context of the international art fair forum…

found street object "Protector of the water jug", 2010 by Huda Lutfi; Townhouse Gallery

…ZOOM aims to present a cohesive perspective that will foster interconnected discourse by means of exhibitions, academic programming, and curatorial input…

"Men Die And They Are Not Happy", a 2 channel HD video installation by Orit Ben-Shitrit

video still from "Men Die and They Are Not Happy" by Orit Ben-Shitrit

…Running concurrent to Art Basel Miami Beach and its satellite fairs, ZOOM aspires to take a leading role in increasing the awareness of contemporary art from this diverse region, while enhancing exposure of Middle Eastern art to new audiences of exhibitors, critics, collectors, and the public alike.”

"Untitled 1, Urban Witness by Iraqi artist Halim Alkarim; Robischon Gallery

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