SPECIAL EDITION PROGRAMMING
ART FAIR SEASON 2014

Sagamore, The Art Hotel and the Cricket Taplin Collection of contemporary art presents special edition programming for Miami's art fair season: exclusive in-room viewing of video artwork and documentary films on Channel 55 from WetHeat.TV, Miami's online contemporary art documentary film network.

Documentary films produced by Grela Orihuela, directed and edited by Bill Bilowit.
http://www.wetheatproject.com/about/


 HOTBED: Video Edition   A large-scale immersive installation was commissioned by Sagamore Hotel proprietor and collector Cricket Taplin from two dynamic students of Dean Maggy Cuesta's Visual Arts Department at Miami's renowned New World School of the Arts. This film captures the exhaustive action of the two New World BFA seniors (Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo and Jeffrey Noble) completing a paint-and-glass interior vista in the upper stories of a spectacular open stairwell on the hotel's beachfront property.

For more info:
→ http://duncan-portuondo.com/artwork/2691507_Timescapes_entrance.html
→ http://noblejeffrey.tumblr.com


 TIMESCAPES   A large-scale immersive installation was commissioned by Sagamore Hotel proprietor and collector Cricket Taplin from two dynamic students of Dean Maggy Cuesta's Visual Arts Department at Miami's renowned New World School of the Arts. This film captures the exhaustive action of the two New World BFA seniors (Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo and Jeffrey Noble) completing a paint-and-glass interior vista in the upper stories of a spectacular open stairwell on the hotel's beachfront property.

For more info:
→ http://duncan-portuondo.com/artwork/2691507_Timescapes_entrance.html
→ http://noblejeffrey.tumblr.com


 The Stairwell Project   Under the aegis of proprietor and collector Cricket Taplin, six students from Miami's renowned New World School of the Arts produced a unique connected mural the entire length and breadth of the interior stairwell at The Sagamore Hotel main building on Miami Beach. Selected to participate by the school's Dean of Visual Arts, Maggy Cuesta, each emerging young artist conceived and produced a large-scale, finely detailed work of personal and aesthetic expression.


 5 Stories Tall   Jose Felix Perez, a graduating visual arts senior from Miami's acclaimed New World School of the Arts, is commissioned to create a large scale mural for one of Miami's most iconic and strongly-rooted corporations, Greenberg Traurig, as the firm opens its new location in a downtown skyscraper.

For more info:
→ http://www.josefelixperez.com/
→ http://www.gtlaw.com/NewsEvents/Newsroom/


 That Happened   Five short films from our WetHeat.TV series capture the impromptu action and interaction of ephemeral art performance / installation events in Miami.


sleeper   Strips of black covering peeled away to reveal the multi-disciplinary artist sleeper's glowing motion-tableaux inside an empty storefront, its restricted views revealing silhouetted young night denizens engaged in an exclusive (and untouchable) social scene.

For more info:
→ http://www.biscaynetimes.com/index.php?id=590:the-future-is-here
→ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2010-12-02/culture/
→ http://www.youtube.com/user/sleeperspeaks
→ http://www.hotbedmiami.com/2010/scrapbook2010/sl.html



Pope   Viewers of Cheryl Pope's "Balancing Stacks" at a Dorsch Gallery pop-up space from DACRA kept a wary distance from accumulating piles and teetering towers of plates, dishes, cups and saucers, as their pulses quickened in anticipation of the inevitable.

For more info:
→ http://www.cherylpope.net/HOME.html
→ http://www.dorschgallery.com/



Cortada   Painter and conceptual artist Xavier Cortada created a project that designed an actual strand of DNA, as visitors to his exhibition randomly "donated" a symbolic nucleotide in return for which each received a segment of the artist's large-scale work on paper.

For more info:
→ http://www.cortada.com/
→ http://www.reclamationproject.net/?page=artist
→ http://greenmuseum.org/artist_index.php?artist_id=144



Rifas   Opening night at a Bernice Steinbaum Gallery exhibition, visitors made their way through, between and around the intricate, macrocosmic string arrays of Karen Rifas, encountering spirited young dancers intertwined in a performance of fluid gestures and alignments. (NWSA student dancers directed by Dale Andree)

For more info:
→ http://whatsupmiami.blogspot.com/2010/07/karen-rifas
→ http://nwsa.mdc.edu/nwsa-college-dance.html
→ http://floridamovementchoir.blogspot.com



 miamiHeights: Hernan Bas   Excerpt scene from our feature documentary film about the renowned young Miami painter Hernan Bas, the story of a balancing act between the relentless demands of a global art market and the enduring desire to create something important.

For a full list of on-camera participants, more film excerpts and DVD info:
http://visitmiamiheights.com/

 making sh*t up   Preview of our feature documentary film on the rise of conceptual artist Bert Rodriguez. After a world premiere as an official selection of the 2011 Miami International Film Festival, the film has been screened at the Core Club in New York, Soho House in Los Angeles, by the Los Angeles Art Association at the new West Hollywood Library, and at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

Appearing in this preview: Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Jerry Saltz, Fred Snitzer, Amy Cappellazzo, Steven Henry Madoff, Bert Rodriguez, and Bert's dog Wilson.

For a full list of on-camera participants and more film excerpts:
http://www.makingshitup-themovie.com/



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