Q&A: Talking Art Basel with Fredric Snitzer
How Snitzer will represent our city as the only Miami gallerist exhibiting at the 2012 fair.
September 24, 2012
"Futile" exhibit by Zhivago Duncan Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Earlier this month, Art Basel Miami Beach unveiled its coveted gallery selections for this year’s fair, which will take place December 6 to 9. Amid scores of well-known galleries from around the country and the world, only one Miami locale made the cut: Fredric Snitzer Gallery.
Gallery owner Fredric Snitzer holds a seat on Art Basel's exclusive selection committee, teaches at New World School of the Arts, and has mentored the careers of some the industry's top talent. We chatted with Snitzer to get more insight on how he’ll represent Miami at the international fair.
How does it feel to be the only Miami gallery showing at Art Basel Miami Beach?
FREDRIC SNITZER: It feels great! The gallery will celebrate its 35th anniversary in December. We have worked very hard for a long time to put together this international program of contemporary artists.
What types of programming and events are you planning for this year’s fair?
FS: We are having several exhibitions. We will be giving Brazilian artist Lucas Arruda a solo exhibition. We will also have an off-site project by the Miami River with a group of young artists, and a concert by the group Hype Williams.
What you are looking forward to during the upcoming arts season?
FS: We are looking forward to a great season featuring Jon Pylypchuk, Hernan Bas, and Georgia Sagri, to name a few.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, 2247 N.W. 1st Place, Miami, 305-448-8976