Mandarin Oriental, MiamiÂ invites art lovers to experience contemporary Latin American art during a special exhibition presented in collaboration withÂ ArtNexus, the iconic art publication for the Americas. This unique exhibition will debut during Art Basel Miami Beach on Monday, December 2 in the hotelâ€™s atrium lobby, which has become a leading venue of highly-anticipated art programs. The exhibition celebrates the city of Miami as the crossroads of the Americas and pays homage to the cultural interest and influence of Latin American art.
Curated by Celia Birbragher, founder, editor and publisher of ArtNexus, the exhibition at Mandarin Oriental, Miami will feature original artworks by Allora y Calzadilla of Cuba and Puerto Rico, Ioli de Freitas of Brazil, Leon Ferrari of Argentina, Dr. Lakra of Mexico, and Jose Bedia of Cuba and Miami. The exhibition will be part of a weeklong silent auction to benefit the ArtNexus Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on promoting the arts through enrichment of the artistic community and art preservation.Â The exhibition will showcase a diversity of styles and influences that have been commanding the attention of international scholars, museums and art collectors.