Sunday, May 11, 2008

Milwaukee International Art Fair

Paper Boat will be representing artist, designer and illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt of at the 2008 Milwaukee International Art Fair
Kate Bingaman-Burt, Plastic Forks , 2008

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Chase Bill , 2007

Milwaukee International art fair

Polish Falcons Beer Hall
801 E. Clarke St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USAFriday, May 16, 5-9 pm
Saturday, May 17, Noon-9 pm

The second Milwaukee International art fair arrives to the Polish
Falcons beer hall, May 16-17, 2008. This location puts amazing contemporary art from around the world against a backdrop of real
old-world charm, in the midst of the quaint working-class Riverwest neighborhood. Stroll through the aisles to get a glimpse of new
drawing, painting, video and sculpture while the sweet sounds of the Falcon Bowl rumble up from the basement. The Falcon Bowl sports the
4th-oldest bowling alley in America, and for two days, possibly the coziest art fair you'll ever visit.

This year, the Milwaukee International team (Elysia Borowy-Reeder,
Nicholas Frank, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder and John Riepenhoff) is
pleased to announce that Joey Chang Art will join the art fair line-up
all the way from Beijing, along with Cuban gallery project Espacio
Provisional (Havana/Miami). From Puerto Rico, Milwaukee International
veteran Luis Agosto-Leduc brings his new gallery, Mano Izquierda, and
the artists' project Repuesto from San Juan will visit for the first
time. Additional first-timer (and former Milwaukeean) Hiromi Yoshii is
coming from Tokyo. This year we also feature a special fair t-shirt
designed by David Shrigley of Glasgow.

Other M.I. veterans from our first successful fair making their return
are: Gavin Brown's Enterprise (New York), Canada (NY), The Suburban
(Chicago), Swiss Institute (NY), Locust Projects (Miami), Western
Exhibitions (Chicago), Other (Winnipeg), Zieher Smith (NY) and
Angstrom (Dallas/LA).

We are pleased to welcome the esteemed non-profit Midway Contemporary
Art (Minneapolis), along with galleries Daniel Hug (LA), Marianne
Boesky (NY), Small A Projects (Portland), Leo Koenig (NY), Rowley
Kennerk (Chicago), Golden Age (Chicago) and Shane Campbell (Chicago),
and a special project by new Chicago gallery Old Gold. Milwaukee
galleries and non-profits joining the line-up are: Paper Boat, Borg
Ward, Green Gallery, General Store, and Inova.

Please join these 28 art spaces in celebrating Milwaukee culture.
Delicious local beer will be flowing, there will be polka dancing in
the aisles (with the welcome return of Vern and the Originals!), and
unexpected art around every corner (including work by current Whitney
Biennial artist Amanda Ross-Ho, and Milwaukee Art Museum collection
veteran Michelle Grabner, among many choice offerings), and a big Mad
Planet dance party to wrap things up Saturday night, featuring DJs
from New York and Milwaukee. For the extra-adventurous, local legend
Paul Finger will lead bus tours of area treasures during the fair.

For more info:

Please feel free to pass this message along to any interested friends.
See you there!

1 comment:

f2images said...

Darn! I missed the local flowing beer and Polka dancing! It sounds like it was a fun event. Will you be posting pics?