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Haute Living

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From the Blog Haute Living who picks the Forge as one of the five best spots during this hot summer season in Miami.

 

Chris Tucker in the House

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For the Love of Children

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Two Miami icons have at least one thing in common: a mega-sized commitment to providing children with the tools they need to succeed and lead happy lives.

Shareef Malnik, proprietor of The Forge restaurant, and LeBron James, Miami Heat All Star basketball player, both do more than just lend their    names to charitable organizations.  Both have perfected the art of harnessing their power and financial clout to secure unwavering support and sizable donations for organizations making a difference in the lives of needy children.

James’ family foundation and the “Two Kings” charity, a partnership with Jay-Z, work with Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country to renovate buildings and playgrounds, and update computer access and equipment in cities where high school graduation rates can be as low as 50 and 60  percent.

The February 2011 Boys & Girls Club of America gymnasium unveiling, during the NBA All-Star game weekend, marked the third year in a row  Jay-Z and James joined forces for this cause.

Malnik’s commitment to the Make-a Wish Foundation of Southern Florida stems from his desire to see children with life-threatening illnesses smile.    In addition to the hectic schedule surrounding his Miami Beach restaurant, Malnik chairs the organization’s annual Intercontinental Ball, which by all accounts is a year-round endeavor.

The Ball, in its 16th year, has raised more than $9.6 million under Malnik’s guidance.  That’s enough to grant the wishes of 2,100 children with life-threatening medical conditions. Each year the event features dinner, drinks, dancing and the chance to bid on fantasy items and experiences that Malnik promises will be bigger and better than any other in 2011.

 

Celebrity Sighting

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The picture above is of the famous boxer Andre Berto who celebrated his birthday at the Forge. Berto is a Haitian-American welterweight and is the current IBF Welterweight champion. Also in the house was the famous basketball player for the Boston Celtics, Glen “Big Baby” Davis. What a night.

Art Basel Miami Beach is Coming

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Celebrating the 10th Edition
From December 1 through 4, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 10th edition of
Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than
260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa
will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st
centuries.
To mark its 10th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach will inaugurate a new collaboration
with the Bass Museum of Art on the Art Public sector, which will transform Collins
Park with unique artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging
talents. For the first time, Art Video will be presented on the large-scale outdoor
projection wall of the New World Center, designed by Frank Gehry. The free public
viewings will be part of a number of special events and performances taking place
across Miami Beach for the duration of the show to celebrate the 10th edition.
Over the past ten years, Art Basel Miami Beach rapidly developed from a vibrant newcomer
on the global art scene to the leading international art show in the Americas. The
list of participating galleries, chosen by the Selection Committee, makes
Art Basel Miami Beach the most prestigious art show of the Americas, featuring both
established and emerging galleries. By redefining and optimizing its sectors,
Art Basel Miami Beach has constantly responded to the evolving needs of its galleries.
Between 2002 and today, Art Basel Miami Beach has gradually extended its footprint by
over 50 percent, and increased the number of exhibiting galleries from barely 200 galleries
in 2002 to more than 260 galleries at this year’s edition. Outside the halls, public art works
have repeatedly transformed numerous locations across Miami Beach.
The decade has also marked a time of great transformations in the cultural scene of South
Florida and Miami Beach. Major private collections including De la Cruz Collection
Contemporary Art Space, CIFO, Rubell Family Collection, World Class Boxing, and the
Margulies Collection enlarged their presence in Miami Beach and their reputation across
the world. In addition, public institutions such as the Miami Art Museum and MOCA North
Miami are extending their scope with new building projects, scheduled for completion in
2013. Many observers have called this decade ‘a cultural renaissance’, that made the
Greater Miami area an exciting destination for the international artworld.
The show has likewise helped catalyze the evolution of the Latin American art scene,
serving as an annual meeting point for its existing players and its new collectors. The rapid
surge in the numbers of collectors from the entire continent – and the steady pace at which
they have broadened the scope of their collections – have made the show a true nexus
between the art scenes of Europe, North America and Latin America.
Art Galleries
The Art Basel Miami Beach Selection Committee has chosen more than 200 galleries for
the main sector of this year’s show. More than half of the exhibitors come from outside the
United States, with strong participation from Europe, 26 galleries from Latin America, nine
galleries from Asia and two from Africa. The following galleries are exhibiting for the first
time in Art Galleries: Galerie Berinson (Berlin), DAN Galeria (São Paulo), Loretta Howard
Gallery (New York), Marc Jancou Contemporary (New York), Long March Space (Beijing),
McCaffrey Fine Art (New York), Galería Sur (Montevideo), and Richard Telles
(Los Angeles). The following galleries are returning to the show after a short hiatus: Air de
Paris (Paris), Alexander and Bonin (New York), Galería Helga de Alvear (Madrid), Gavin
Brown’s enterprise (New York), China Art Objects (Los Angeles), Sadie Coles HQ
(London), Galerie Eigen+Art (Berlin), Alison Jacques Gallery (London), Galerie Peter
Kilchmann (Zurich), Galerie nächst St. Stephan (Vienna), SCAI The Bathhouse (Tokyo),
and Silverstein (New York). The full list of exhibitors can be found at artbasel.com/sectors.
Art Kabinett
In Art Kabinett, galleries selected for the Art Galleries sector will present more than 20
curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booth. The curatorial
concepts for Art Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical
showcases and solo shows for rising stars. Details on the Art Kabinett sector will be
announced in October and will be available at artbasel.com/kabinett.
Art Nova
In this year’s Art Nova sector, 42 emerging and established galleries from 17 countries are
presenting new works by either two or three artists. In all, recent works by 109 artists will
be on display, providing visitors with an opportunity to see pieces fresh from studios
around the globe – and making the sector an ideal opportunity to discover the newest
artistic tendencies. Further details on Art Nova will be announced in September and will be
available at artbasel.com/nova.
Art Positions
Art Positions creates a platform for a project from one emerging artist, allowing curators,
critics and collectors to discover ambitious new talents. The sector presents 16 young
galleries from nine different countries, showcasing cutting-edge projects by the artists
Emily Sundblad (Algus Greenspon, New York), Rosana Ricalde (Baró Galeria, São Paulo),
Icaro Zorbar (Casas Riegner, Bogotá), Cinthia Marcelle (Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de
Janeiro), Jessica Warboys (Gaudel de Stampa, Paris), Theaster Gates (Kavi Gupta,
Chicago/Berlin), Carissa Rodriguez (Karma International, Zurich), Alexandra Bircken
(Kimmerich Gallery, New York), Sven Johne (Klemm’s, Berlin), Jorge Satorre (LABOR,
Mexico City), Paulo Nazareth (Mendes Wood, São Paulo), Mandla Reuter (Francesca
Minini, Milan), Cesar Cornejo (Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima), Otavio Schipper (Anita
Schwartz Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro), Analia Saban (Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los
Angeles), Marco Rountree (Travesía Cuatro, Madrid). Details of Art Positions will be
announced in October and will be available at artbasel.com/positions.
Art Public
Art Public will for the first time be curated by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of
Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and co-founder of
the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), a non-profit organization for public art. For the
first time, Art Public will collaborate with the Bass Museum of Art to transform Collins Park
with unique artworks and performances, by both renowned artists and emerging talents.
This year, Art Public expands with more artworks on show than ever before, while at the
same time the sector will be focused within a strongly defined exhibition area. Works on
display will engage directly with the viewers, interrupting the daily routine of passersby in
poetic and surprising ways. Details of Art Public will be announced in November and will
be available at artbasel.com/public.
Art Basel Conversations
Art Basel Conversations offers audiences access to first-hand information on the main
aspects of the international artworld, opening with an artist talk featuring a legendary
practitioner. Taking place in the auditorium adjacent to Entrance D of the Miami Beach
Convention Center every morning, topics of the free panel discussions include
‘Public/Private: The Evolution of Museum Missions,’ ‘Collector Focus:
Art Basel Miami Beach and South Florida: A Decade of Transformation’ and ‘The Future of
Artistic Practice: The Artist as Poet.’ Distinguished artists, collectors, museum directors,
architects, curators, critics, gallerists, and publishers will take part. After each Art Basel
Conversation, the audience can meet the panelists personally. The detailed program will
be announced in November and will be available at artbasel.com/conversations.
Art Salon
Taking place in the auditorium adjacent to Entrance D of the Miami Beach Convention
Center every afternoon, Art Salon is a platform for discussion where artworld figures will
present their projects, with an emphasis on the most current themes in contemporary art.
Informal in format but international in scope, it also features artist talks, roundtable
discussions and lectures. The detailed program will be announced in November and will
be available at artbasel.com/salon.
Art Film
Art Film is again curated by Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner. Details will be
announced in late September and will be available at artbasel.com/film.
Art Video
In Art Video, galleries will present a varied selection of video works. Organised in
association with London’s Artprojx, screenings of Art Video will be presented for the first
time in two different locations: on the outdoor New World Centre projection wall and within
five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Centre. Full details on
Art Video will be announced in October and will be available at artbasel.com/video.
Museums and Private Collections
Once again, Miami’s leading private collections – among them the Rubell Family
Collection, CIFO, the De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, World Class Boxing,
the Margulies Collection, and the Dacra Collection – will be opening their homes and
warehouses to guests of the international art show. The museums of South Florida will
also be staging important exhibitions to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, including:
‘Enrique Martinez Celaya’ and ‘American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of
the 1960s’ at the Miami Art Museum;’ Laurent Grasso’ at the Bass Museum of Art; ‘Dave
Cole: Flags of the World’ and ‘Jenny Saville’ at the Norton Museum; ‘Liberty, Equality, and
Fraternity: French Design for Living’ at the Wolfsonian-FIU; ‘Mark Handforth: Rolling Up’ at
MOCA North Miami.
Sponsors and Partners
UBS continues its longstanding and successful partnership with Art Basel and
Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011. The firm has been main sponsor of Art Basel for the past
18 years and main sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach since the show’s inception in 2002.
The world-renowned jeweler Cartier supports Art Basel Miami Beach as Associate
Sponsor, as does NetJets, the first and largest fractional aircraft ownership company in the
world. Furniture will be provided by Herman Miller and the VIP car service by BMW.
AXA Art, the globally active specialty art and collectibles insurance company, will again
provide multilingual VIP guided tours at Art Basel Miami Beach. The show is supported by
the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority. Additional partners can be found at
artbasel.com/partners.
Guided Tours
The ArtNexus guided tours in English and Spanish will be available daily during show
hours from Thursday to Sunday. There will be general tours of the show and special tours
for Art Kabinett. For reservations and information contact Sol Romero: Tel. +1 305 891
7270, ext. 4; tours@artnexus.com. During show days, reservations can be made by phone
or at the Guided Tours Information Desk in Info Zone D.
The Bass Museum of Art will offer guided group and private tours of Art Public in English.
Walk-in tours (no reservation required) will take place at 12:30, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm, each
day of the show, while private and group tours will need to be booked in advance. Each
tour will take 45 minutes. Price: US $8 per person, groups of 15 or more US $5 per
person. For reservations and further information, contact the Bass Museum of Art:
Tel. +1 305 673 7530, ext. 9-1001; tours@bassmuseum.org.
Design Miami
This year marks the seventh edition of Design Miami, from November 30 to December 5,
with the world’s most prominent design galleries presenting contemporary and historic
work. Design Miami will again be located in close proximity to the Miami Beach Convention
Center. For further information please visit designmiami.com.
Art 43 Basel
Art Basel, the original international art show established in Switzerland in 1970, runs
next year from June 13 to 17, 2012. The world’s most prestigious show of modern and
contemporary art will again feature 300 galleries from all continents, showing works by
over 2,500 artists.
Important Dates for Media
Media Reception: November 30, 2011, 10am, Art Collectors Lounge
Opening Day (by invitation only): November 30, 2011, 11am – 9pm
Public Show Dates: December 1 – 4, 2011
For the latest updates on Art Basel Miami Beach, visit artbaselmiamibeach.com, find us on
Facebook at facebook.com/artbaselmiamibeach and follow us on Twitter
at twitter.com/abmb.
Information on Art Basel Miami Beach is available from:
Dorothee Dines, Communications Manager, Art Basel & Art Basel Miami Beach
Tel. +41 58 206 27 06, dorothee.dines@artbasel.com
Art Basel Miami Beach, CH-4005 Basel
US Office Art Basel Miami Beach:
FITZ & CO, Dan Tanzilli / Concetta Duncan
Tel. +1 212 627 1455 ext. 232, concetta@fitzandco.com
535 West 23 Street #S10H, USA-New York, NY 10011
Florida Office Art Basel Miami Beach:
Garber & Goodman Inc.
Tel. +1 305 674 1292, Fax +1 305 673 1242, floridaoffice@artbasel.com
301 41st Street, US-Miami Beach, FL 33140
Media information on the internet
Media information, press images, and logos can be downloaded directly from our website
artbaselmiamibeach.com/press. Journalists can accredit online for a press pass, as well as
subscribe to our press releases for Art Basel Miami Beach.

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September 20th, 2011 at 4:12 am

The Best Wish

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The charitable Make a Wish Foundation is based on wonderful and generous ideal. They grant the wishes of children who have life threatening illnesses, often offering a true fairy tale moment to a human being in need of fantasy and happiness. This is definitely a charity worth supporting in any way you can.

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September 16th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Celebrity Sightings

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Brunch Better

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September 14th, 2011 at 2:11 am

Joseph Day: The Gatekeeper

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This article is from EATER, a story about those very particular people who are the first you encounter on your restaurant trip.
At The Forge this person is Joseph Day, he is the Host, the first person who will make your arrival the most important thing in his book. During your visit he will observe, making sure that you have everything that you need, and, he can even get you what you think you cannot have. If you are happy he is happy.

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September 9th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Celebrate at The Forge

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Enjoy these images of the exquisite evening The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders spent at The Forge Restaurant celebrating the season kickoff and their 2012 swimsuit calendar. Hosted by the famous VIP Miami it-guy Antonio Misuraca the girls had a great time. Many of us know Antonio Misuraca through the other hats he wears in the community. He is on the Executive Boards of the Consequences Foundation and the Black’s Annual Gala. The Gala is a charity event that raises money for at risk youth and the association’s goal is to give the at risk population another chance towards success though the empowerment of mentoring and education. The program uses the Consequences curriculum and in partnering with the Miami Dade County Juvenile Services they work toward reducing juvenile crime and incarceration.