Art Miami LLC will reposition the dates and
location of Art Southampton in 2015. The fair is repositioning its
location to the world-renowned pastoral grounds of Nova's Ark Project in
Bridgehampton and will shift the dates to July 9th-13th, 2015, making
it the first fair of the 2015 Hamptons summer season. The fair will open
Thursday, July 9th with an elegant VIP Private Preview allowing
prominent collectors, curators and advisers the first look at the finest
works of investment quality contemporary and modern art.
Nick Korniloff, Partner + Director of Art Miami LLC, parent company of Art Southampton said of the planned move, "We
have fulfilled our mission of bringing a world-class art fair to the
world class community of Southampton over the last three years and now
are realigning our dates and location for our patrons convenience. This
move to a more central location in Bridgehampton will allow easier
access for all of our collectors on the East End. Furthermore, the
extraordinary sculpture ground that the late Nova Mihai Popa and his
life partners Tundra Wolf and Luna Shanaman created is the perfect
setting for our fair".
are delighted to welcome Art Southampton to Nova's Ark Project in 2015.
The combination of this sophisticated art event, set amongst the
towering sculptures of founder-artist Nova is an exciting match
- a wonderful combination of art and natural beauty" Said Nova's Ark
co-founder Tundra Wolf."
Art Project, set on a sprawling 90 acre nature preserve, is the result
of a four decade dream of its founders who wanted it to be a place the
world could interact with, enjoy and dream about. They wanted to
challenge and stir the imagination. Nova's legacy is a sculpture
park and gallery complex featuring more than 50 of his monumental
pieces, carried on by his longtime life partners Tundra Wolf and Luna Shanaman. They have kept his mission alive since his death in 2009, and with it a piece of him.
Adding to these new developments, Korniloff announced the appointment of Regine Basha to
the position of Exhibitor Relations and Creative Director. Ms. Basha
has been curating innovative exhibitions and special projects of
contemporary art for nearly 20 years for institutions, public space and
private galleries in New York and in art scenes such as Istanbul, Los
Angeles, Austin, Cairo, Marfa, Dallas, and Montreal where she got her
start in the early 90s (see www.bashaprojects.com) most recently with artists Nina Katchadourian, Paul Pfeiffer, Stephen Vitiello and Basim Magdy.
has served as curatorial consultant for a number of non-profit
institutions including Museum of Art & Design, New York, Creative
Capital, Queens Museum Studio Residency Program, Columbia University,
Ballroom Marfa, Art Omi Residency, Sculpture Center and Bloomberg
Financial Headquarters. She consults on large-scale public projects for
the New York based No Longer Empty and serves on the board of the
foundation, Art Matters.
couldn't be more excited to join the Art Miami's team and their
portfolio of respected fairs. I look forward to continue the fairs
positive trajectory while encouraging participation and dialogue between
the galleries, artists and institutions with which I have had a long
working relationships", says Regine Basha.
readying for its 4th season, Art Southampton has already cemented its
status as the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons,
offering the highest quality of 20th- and 21st-century masters, as well
as, noteworthy emerging artists. Last year's VIP Preview benefiting the
Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital sponsored by GRAFF Diamonds,
Maserati of North America, and Ruinart Champagne set a new standard in
luxury presentation and attracted top collectors, cultural leaders and
philanthropists of the East End and attendance exceeded last year's VIP
Preview of 4,200 guests throughout the the evening. During the course of
the fair, a record 21,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and
influencers to its luminous 100,000 square-foot pavilion over a five-day
Southampton will continue its support of prominent local cultural and
not for profit organizations which play a vital role in life on the East
End which have included the previously mentioned Parrish Art Museum and
Southampton Hospital, as well as, The Ross School, Southampton Fresh
Air Home and Robert Wilson's internationally renowned The Watermill