Nick Korniloff Gains Strategic Boost By Matching Art Miami With Art Basels Dates To Enhance Nearly 2decadeold Show
Written by Miami Today on September 18, 2008
Art Miami, a Miami Beach show held in January for the better part of two decades, now shares the spotlight with Art Basel Miami Beach in December, planning this year to host its 100-plus artists in a 125,000-square-foot pavilion in Midtown Miami. New show director Nick Korniloff calls the move a winning strategy.
"As a business, we had to take the opportunity to align ourselves with the thrust of where collectors, museum professionals, curators and art enthusiasts come every year," he says, anticipating a spike in attendance this year following a big marketing push. Already, the fair has seen nearly twice as many exhibitor applicants as last year, he says.
A past events manager at the Miami Beach Convention Center, corporate sales manager for the Homestead-Miami Speedway and head of two Palm Beach art fairs, Mr. Korniloff has produced 26 art events. The upcoming Art Miami, Dec. 3-7, is to be his 27th. He discussed the fair and Miami’s future as an arts mecca with Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Midtown Miami. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.