Coming up in Miami: ART BURN 2009.

Matches. (Photo by Bob.Fornal.)

Can you smell what the Monster is cooking? Well, I can. And it smells like art. Preparations are underway for the first annual ART BURN 2009™, and it promises to be a fiery event. El Celso, the event’s curator/organizer and master griller has been pulling in art from all parts for what promises to be a smoking good time. will be on-site as the official media sponsor of the ART BURN VIP lounge, while Hyperallergic is on board as the official critic and beer sponsor. The whole mess will go down at sunset on Dec. 3rd in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.

It’s not too late to submit a piece if you’ve got something to immolate. Just shoot me an e-mail at c [@] c-monster [dot] net.

After the jump, find the MEDIA ALERT, with all the salient details.

ART BURN: The Most Combustible Art Show in the World
International Contemporary Art Expo & Immolation

**To be held in Miami’s Wynwood District at sunset on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009***

(New York, NY) — ART BURN, the most combustible art show in the world, will combine an international selection of original art with fire. Original works on canvas, wood and paper by a selection of more than three dozen international artists will be displayed and then flambeed in Miami on the evening of Thursday, December 3, 2009 at sunset. The exhibition/grilling, curated by NYC artist El Celso, will take place in the Wynwood Arts District, within walking distance of Miami’s lesser contemporary art fairs.

An exclusive selection of more than three dozen exceptional pieces by the hottest renowned artists and sizzling, cutting-edge newcomers will be displayed from 1pm until sundown. After the brief exhibition, all of these original works will be burned for the public’s viewing pleasure. Nothing is for sale.

We will be exhibiting and burning new works by:
El Celso, Aurora Robson, infinity, Nick Fortunato, Skewville, Jayne Surrena, Darkcloud, Fabian Pena, Elbow-Toe, Rex Dingler, LA II, Royce Bannon, Leonardo Furtado (Brazil), Rednose, Anne Karsten, Gore-B, Buildmore, Abe Lincoln Jr., Cake, Paul Kostabi, Ellis-G, Avoid Pi, Stefano Pasquini (Italy), Keely, Destroy & Rebuild, Matt Siren, Veng, F. Trainer, Joanne Mattera, Deeker, Pufferella, Die Dose (Germany), Billi Kid, Robots Will Kill, Adam Vincentz, Garrison Buxton (Peripheral Media Projects), Michael DeFeo, James A. Willis, Dalva, Jeannette Vidalia, Kristina Maria Lopez, Ray Bradbury & very special guests TBA.


Duration and opening hours
Thursday, December 3, 2009
One day only, from 1pm to sunset.

Media Reception
Thursday, December 3, 2009
5pm to sunset

ART BURN Miami is the toastiest hot spot for the international art world. We look forward to burning for you at ART BURN Miami 2009.

The official media sponsor of the ART BURN VIP Lounge

The official blogazine, critic and beer sponsor of ART BURN

The official street art and corporate snack sponsor of ART BURN

The official red carpet sponsor of ART BURN

The official marshmallow sponsor of ART BURN

The unofficial grilling partner of ART BURN

For more information on how to become a sponsor and for all press inquires, please contact El Celso at celso [at] elcelso [dot] com.

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