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2019’s Ascaso Rewind

2019’s Ascaso Rewind


Beyond the much commented dilemma about whether this year is the end of a decade, 2019 has been a great year for art and for its projection at the gallery level, which served as the main showcase for the creative trends of the coming times.

We have prepared a selection of the events, fairs and exhibitions that marked 2019 for ascaso gallery as an institution, and as a dissemination platform for the most representative exponents of modern art in America and in the world.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair 2019 // Source: artpbfair.com

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair 2019

Presented by Art Miami and hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, this third edition was featured in a 65,000 square foot pavilion offered collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries the opportunity to acquire investment quality Blue Chip contemporary, Post-War works from 60 top international galleries from as far as Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Venezuela.

Expo Chicago 2019

Expo CHICAGO concluded its eighth edition with a record attendance of international collectors and curators alongside 38,000 visitors, exceptional presentations from exhibiting galleries and strong sales, in what was its most global edition to date. The fair welcomed back many collectors, curators, artists and art enthusiasts who could enjoy several new additions, whose ambitious presentations drew critical praise. 

Expo Chicago 2019 // Source: expochicago.com

The Armory Show 2019

This 25th-year edition was originally conceived to buoy up a stagnated art scene. The event this year featured a fantastically diverse and thought-provoking array of work, from the legendary 60s artist Faith Ringgold’s quilts dedicated to black activists, to Jeffrey Deitch’s presentation of Ai Weiwei’s lego zodiac animals, to The Breeder’s eclectic selection of cutting edge Greek art. 

Abstract & Figurative Art from Venezuelan Artists of the 20th Century

One of our main dishes was an ambitious exhibition within the frame of ArtBasel Miami Beach 2018 that reviews the most important artistic tendencies in Venezuela during the 20th century. Figuration and Abstraction are the two languages that have defined the panorama of visual arts in Venezuela during the last century, that’s why this exhibition included 12 Venezuelan artists of great experience in the international art circuit. Artists whose works are fundamental references to understand the evolution of both figurative art and Abstraction in its most diverse expressions such as, for example, kinetics. The list of participating figurative artists: Héctor Poleo, Armando Reverón, Armando Barrios, Alirio Palacios, Carmelo Niño, Francisco Narváez, and Cornelis Zitman. Abstract art meanwhile represented by Jesus Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Francisco Salazar and Rafael Barrios and Victor Valera. 

Armando Reveron, Nochebuena 1948
Jesús Rafael Soto, Mural 1967

Julio Larraz: Behind the curtain of dreams

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its foundation, Ascaso Gallery presents at its dazzling new headquarters in the cultural-artistic heart of Miami an exceptional selection of paintings and sculptures by master Julio Larraz, one of the most representative artists of the neo-figurative painting panorama of the 20th and 21st century. The showcase contemplates twenty large-scale paintings produced recently, some barely seen and others never before exhibited on the occasion of this exhibition. This exhibition has been due to its artistic and cultural reach, a must for collectors, critics, gallery owners, curators and art lovers in general. A unique opportunity to approach the magnificent works of this great Neo-Figuration master.

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