Zemack Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv), since its founding nine years ago, has endeavored to show work from a new angle, work that tosses a curveball into contemporary art. Their shows feature Israeli and international artists. They do half a dozen shows a year and are a force in international fairs, including the 30th anniversary of Art Miami/Context.
They always bring an eclectic group of artists to any fair.
“We try to bring our core artists that have a strong following in Miami and the US with us every year - Yigal Ozeri, Lee Yanor, Angelika Sher and Piet van den Boog,” says Shai Zemack. “ In addition, we always change our curated exhibition to include two or three new names. This year, the new additions are a wonderful Israeli sculptor who returned to Israel after spending 6 years in New York, Avner Levinson.”
Zemack is also bringing new artists to Miami.
“We are bringing another new sculptor we haven't even exhibited in Tel Aviv yet, Leo Caillard. He is a French artist with an incredible record of some major public exhibitions. Another sculptor included this year for the first time is Willy Verginer, an incredible Italian wood sculpture,” he says. “A new painter and a leading instructor at Israel's leading art school, Bezalel, will also be on display - Maya Gold. We are also highlighting Israel's only Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Oded Balilty. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a monumental work by Orit Hofshi and a painting by George Condo. We are excited to show these two works at Art Miami.“
“Art Miami is our favorite and most effective art fair. There is a steady flow of incredible visitors - from curators, dealers, collectors and institutions.We have seen a very consistent high caliber presence.” says Zemack.
The fair is about more than selling art, although obviously that is the main purpose of the visit.
“Many institutional visitors and museum personnel visit the fair. In addition, we meet many visitors who do not buy but they come to visit us in Israel and that is always very warming--not even from a selling perspective, but from a personal connection and a connection to Israel. Lastly, we meet many artists at the fair.” says Zemack.
You can see Zemack Contemporary Arts at Art Miami (Booth AM530) and Context (Booth B25).