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• 2016 PRESS •

“Miami Beach’s Satellite art fair is not a release from an inundation of art — but perhaps it’s a reminder of why you like it in the first place.” – HYPERALLERGIC

“Satellite is keeping it weird and wonderful. It’s the only art fair I can think of that offers tattoos and lap dances alongside virtual reality cinema. Returning galleries (and quite a few new ones) have continued the tradition of impressive booth makeovers.” – ART F CITY

“Revolutionary! Satellite Art Show 2016’s Stellar Second Act. The second launch of The Satellite Art Show blazes a path forward for experimental art during Miami Art Week 2016’s commercial-driven endeavors.” – ARTEFUSE

“The quirky art fair stood out among Miami Art Week offerings. Where else are you going to have this much fun?” – ARTNET

“SATELLITE remains a bright star in gloomy art week.” –  ART F CITY

“At Satellite, there was a wide range of work on display, but what was most refreshing about the experience was that after the first hour, I forgot I was in Miami or at an “art fair” at all. Everyone was warm and welcoming–artists were simply sharing their work.” – TWO COATS OF PAINT

“I liked this fair better than I thought I might. Having so many people talk to me was heartening, seeing so many people working hard is encouraging, and these people are the future of the art world” – BMORE

“The Most Uncanny Installations of Miami Art Week” (SATELLITE featured three times) – VICE CREATORS PROJECT

“The Satellite Art Show was an explosion of youthful energy and creativity. Suddenly I was in an artists’ playground where each room had another experience waiting in store thanks to a constant rotation of performances. It was like running through a funhouse of exciting young art.” – ARTSPACE

“Satellite was a hub for the anti-machine artists, not only were there many Artists from Brooklyn — read Bushwick — there were artists from around the world who were all pushing back against the white monied corporate art scene, proving that art is for the masses by the masses and beautiful and gritty and driven.” – GALORE

“SATELLITE, a fair that champions uncensored creativity and a multi-disciplinary mix of high and lowbrow contributor serves as the antidote to Basel’s more white-walled fare.” –PLAYBOY

“The week brought many once-in-a-lifetime, sometimes-quirky experiences, like at Satellite in the Parisian Hotel on Miami Beach. Performance artists Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw alternated floating in a “cereal bowl” in the hotel lobby, while upstairs a group of printmakers showed patrons how to create works, New Hampshire’s Rick Skogsberg offered hand-painted shoes and a consortium offered pole-dancing lessons.” – MIAMI HERALD

“Satellite offers a down-to-earth ethos, heavy on the DIY, with none of the Art Basel glitz. Scruffy and, we thought, admirably anti-professional, there was real warmth and charm at play here. Every room had been prepared for Art Week, with clever and intentional choices of lighting, wall and ceiling treatments, furnishings, and in some rooms, temporary flooring.” – BITTER SOUTHERNER

“Now in its second year, SATELLITE is a rough and ready newcomer, to Miami Art Week. It is the antithesis of the main Basel fair, exhibiting emerging art in its basic form, i.e. no frames or much wall art.” – ARTLYST

“Artist duo Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw intend to critique the profusion of satellite displays by swimming around in a makeshift bowl of cereal located outside the Satellite Art Show.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Nestled on the second of three floors of this most wacky and artist-powered of the Miami art fairs, artists addressed the interconnected subjects of landscape and environmental destruction, race, gender, consumer capitalism, labor, violence and eroticism. In short, the range of issues that arise when the medium is the ever-political, ever-present body.” – PERFORMANCE IS ALIVE

“At Satellite Art Show, we morph from casual observer to essential participant, slightly distanced to majorly engaged, idealistically dressed-up to practically naked, iPhone gazing wallflowers to students of exotic dancers. While Basel’s volume stays a soft warm buzz, and its motion like a winter stream melt, Satellite’s sound was amplified through-the-roof and its movement a party-style throb. The warping carpets and ocean themed wallpapers were as integral as the art itself. Not only gallerists, but the artists were personally there to explain, discuss, and include attendees in their projects. The work was social, political, spiritual, comedic. It was intimate and interactive. It sought not to sell but to give. It desired not to hang on an indoor wall but to actively transform the outside world which birthed it.” – CARTWHEELART

An artist-run, experiential affair, Satellite debuted last year as a free-roaming fair with a young crowd. This year it has settled on a centralised home and has a lively programme of events that takes in a post-feminist tattoo parlour and a queer strip club.” – THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Each space at this fair offers an opportunity for visitors to collect new works of art along with experiencing art in new and unique ways … SATELLITE 2016 will feature more than 50 international exhibitions by the most progressive organizations of current time.” – BLOUIN ARTINFO

“Satellite Art Show provided a raw ground for artists collectives and curators to experiment in building a multi-sensory experience for fair goers. Once a cozy Art Deco inn, each room of the luminous South Beach-centered Parisian Hotel was  transformed  from ceilings to bathrooms, inundated with a creative force on reimagining the ordinary in extraordinary ways.” – DIRT

“In many ways, Miami Art Week is about spectacle and making a splash, and the second edition of the SATELLITE Art Show is set to do just that” – ARTNET

This is an artist-run and concept-driven alternative fair that includes music, performance, new media and technology. For example: They’re planning a a queer strip club, a virtual reality lounge, a post-feminist tattoo parlor and after-hours entertainment in the hotel’s penthouse curated by NYC alt venue Trans-Pecos.” – PAPER

“Only in its second year, SATELLITE is the scrappy, crazy newcomer, and bills itself as the anti-Basel. The show features 45 spaces, emphasizing concept-driven rooms rather than the salon style of the typical art show. It’s also planning a rogues’ gallery of wild happenings, such as a gigantic installation at the entrance with people dressed as steampunk Greek statues playing Ping-Pong, a house party in the Pérez Art Museum Miami penthouse, a gay DIY strip club and tattoo parlor.” – MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Alex Paik: Interview with the artist and curator on his upcoming Satellite Art Fair” – ARTE FUSE

“SATELLITE is now located next door to Aqua Art Miami, and right in between Art Basel and UNTITLED – ARTNET

• 2015 PRESS •

“The Best 25 Shows of 2015” (featured twice) – ART F CITY

SATELLITE was sizzling with a creative energy that couldn’t be found anywhere else. – COOL HUNTING

For the first time, the pretension of the art scene was brought down to its most deserving, creative, and uninhibited level in the confines of a structured art fair that was interested in showcasing the more pioneering, original faces, works, and sounds of art. – MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Putting Artists First at SATELLITE. Projects like this are an essential to understanding art, and until this year, they were all but absent during the Miami fairs.” – ART F CITY

“An exhibition that consciously engaged the body of the viewer. Likewise, explicitly performative events that took place in the hotel were intimately intertwined with the space itself.” – PERFORMANCE IS ALIVE

“What we took away from The Satellite Show Miami Beach was that we are on the wave of something that is growing. There was an atmosphere of pure creativity within a community of like-minded artists who were more interested in sharing ideas and insights than competing on sales: this was “art for art’s sake” – SLUICE MAGAZINE

“SATELLITE just closed, but things stayed interesting here up until the end. While Art Basel had a stabbing, we had a wedding.” – ART F CITY

Inside a vacant beachfront hotel—destined to be torn down—different artist collectives and galleries from all over the country (plus Vienna) were each allotted a room to take over during Miami Art Week. – COOL HUNTING

“SATELLITE offers a refreshing setting to view art that won’t make you feel like a lab mouse scurrying around a white-walled maze.” – HYPERALLERGIC

SATELLITE was a cool kids party. Each night last week, Satellite turned the attention of fair-goers from the art on the walls to performance art, interactive installations, and musical shows – MIAMI NEW TIMES

SATELLITE hosted a pop-up bar at the pharmacy counter selling affordable “remedy”drinks with ingredients such as B12 or cough syrup alongside vodka. It was a far more accessible commodification of “wellness” culture and booze than Basel’s bar—and that was reflected in the diversity of those who attended SATELLITE’s event last night. – ART F CITY

We are doing something that is legit musically, real on the underground level, something that is gritty, raw, and rife with gravitas! We are trying to avoid sensation and spectacle, we are aiming at heads who care about music and aesthetics and who also like to have fun in a low key, dialed in way. I think all of that basically is nothing like Basel. – FLAVORPILL

SATELLITE art fair will transform five Miami Beach properties into art installations. In various states of repair, rebuild or abandon, the alternative venues are not your typical white nylon tents. Dotted throughout the blocks spanning 67th street to 75th street, a hotel, a pharmacy, a parking garage and the North Beach bandshell will serve as the foundations for the fair, their raw features contributing to the overall curatorial vision. – LONE PALM

Brian Whiteley, is the founder of this year’s new SATELLITE, he has curated multiple exhbits including a special project, inviting artists to create their own version of a Miami Beach Gift Shop. A recreation of the classic seafront souvenir store, the artists have made their own version of beach towels, bongs, and tack. – ARTSLANT

“The Anti-Fair” – BMORE

“Outside of Art Basel: Decaying Miami Beach Hotel Turns Into Eclectic Art Gallery for One Last Hurrah” – HUFFINGTON POST

“This is going to be great.” – ART F CITY

SATELLITE show blew me away, largely because it was housed in an abandoned motel. Each artist/curator/collective selected to participate was given one of the motel rooms to do with as they pleased. The effect was inspired, unusual, and completely interactive. It also pushed viewers boundaries of comfort as they entered what felt like people’s private rooms. The decaying structure of the motel only added to the show’s intrigue. – MIAMICITO

Many renowned art curators and organizations are taking part in this endeavor, having gotten involved in a number of projects in music, performance, installation, new media and technology activities. – WIDEWALLS

“an innovative new fair, cheekily titled Satellite” – ART NET

“a series of installations and performances at vacant waterfront properties along Collins Avenue in North Beach, including an abandoned steakhouse, pharmacy and an outdoor art deco amphitheatre (Satellite, 1-6 December)” – ART NEWSPAPER

“experimental projects in unoccupied properties” – PAPER MAG

Satellite will present works of art, music, new media, and “technology activations” by progressive orgs such as White Box and artists like Pussy Riot. – MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Top 5 places to check out. Satellite understands Miami like no one else.” – CRAVE

“These arbiters of sonic taste, along with hip gallerists, will fill oddball spaces like SurfMed Pharmacy on Collins Avenue, a parking garage and the North Beach Bandshell with incredibly significant musician-artists. The long list of acts includes Ghostface Killah, L.A. DJ Total Freedom, his label mate Kingdom, and Miho Hatori from Cibo Matto. Pussy Riot will be showing art in a group show called Recycling Religion, so you never know who might hit the stage.” – TIME OUT MIAMI

“We’re especially excited that Brooklyn bar and concert venue Trans Pecos is setting up shop there with sets by Fade to Mind and Michael Beharie, among others.” – ARTSY


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