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SxSW 2019

Art is Green The residences at Four Seasons hosted a discussion with Art Industry Professionals surrounding the theme "Art is Green" in honor of St. Patricks day. The Panel was hosted, organized, curated and led by Alexis Simon. Joining Alexis as a moderator and contributor was Gordon Moore. Other panelists... [more]

A Home For Art

The March 2016 edition of Phoenix Home & Garden offers a rare glimpse inside the home of one of Sima Familant's private clients. The feature highlights the collector's home renovation and redesign, and acts as a prime example of the marriage of art and design. Click through for more images... [more]

Elle Decor Q&A with Sima Familant

In the November 2015 edition of ELLE DECOR, Sima Familant discusses her experiences placing art in collectors' homes. Framing Devices: Living With ArtExhibiting at home is an art in itself, says New York art consultant Sima FamilantBy Ingrid Abramovitch  Q: Your client falls in love with an artwork and buys... [more]

LivWill Art: Art World Q&A with Sima Familant

  In the first edition of ART WORLD Q&A, NYC based art advisor, Sima Familant thoughtfully shares her extensive knowledge of the contemporary art world, her philosophy of collecting and how all it takes is “curiosity” to begin the journey. What is the best advice you can offer to someone who... [more]

Art fairs, algorithms, and aficionados (ArtEngine Blog, 4 Sept 2014)

Jan Winkelmann in conversation with art advisor Sima Familant Jan Winkelmann: I think we first met in Basel some 14 years ago. If I look back, I must say the fair and the buzz around it was, at that time – although the fair was already quite big – almost... [more]

“Studio Break-In” segment on HuffPost Live

Revealing What's Behind an Artist's Wonder                                                                                                           Hosted by: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani                                                                                                                   Guests: Sima Familant, Samira Yamin, Sean Shim-Boyle                                                                                      (Originally aired on July 21, 2014) [more]

Art Smarts (LA Confidential, Summer 2014)

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How To Become A Proficient Art Collector

I will be speaking on a panel called, "How To Become A Proficient Art Collector," on Friday, April 11th from 3-4 at the Silicon Valley Contemporary. Hope to see you there! http://siliconvalleycontemporary.com/category/programming-events/friday/ [more]

The 2013 Holiday House for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The 2013 Holiday House occupies the Academy Mansion, celebrating prominent interior decorators and designers by giving them each a room to re-imagine through design. Kelley Jackson designed "Venetian Holiday," a space that juxtaposes classic Venetian opulence with contemporary artwork. The design features Venezia's new wallpaper -- which is based on... [more]

The Next Generation (Architectural Digest, Dec 2013)

by David Colman Click here to view the full article. [more]

Best of Both Worlds (Homes & Gardens, Sept 2013)

By Serena Fokschaner Click here to view the full article. [more]

Rooms for Art (Art+Auction, July/August 2013)

By Deborah Wilk Click here to view the full article. [more]

Small as a World, And as Large as Alone (Artspace, April 2013)

By Andrew M. Goldstein Having studied art at London's Sotheby's Institute during the heady heyday of the Young British Artist movement, the art advisor Sima Familant has experienced the meteoric rise of some of the most successful artists working today first-hand, watching them debut artworks that, though provocative at the time,... [more]

Does Anyone Here Speak Art and Tech? (NYTimes, 3 April 2013)

By Alice Gregory Chelsea is a Manhattan neighborhood long associated with warehouselike spaces filled with contemporary art, icy gallerinas who ignore all but the most well-heeled customers, and schmoozy Thursday nights, where the sidewalks of the West 20s are crowded with visitors smoking and drinking room-temperature white wine as they... [more]

Heeding the Call (Elle Decor, March 2013)

Excerpt:  Assembling a cutting-edge art collection was crucial to her design vision for her home. "Tamzin is a fantastic, chic interior designer who understands that art creates and enhances the conversation of a living space," says Sima Familant, the New York-based art consultant who helped Greenhill and Park with their... [more]

Miami Makeover (Elle Decor, April 2012)

ELLE DÉCOR: What was the creative impulse behind the wallpaper in the lounge? TAMZIN GREENHILL: It was the first decision I made. I went with the Nobilis faux-bois pattern because I felt the room needed to be warmed up with texture-floor-to-ceiling windows can be cold and generic. I hung the... [more]

Urban Legend: Global Stylemaker (Manhattan Magazine, April 2012)

“We mainly focus on European collections,” Jenny Chase says of her 13-year-old eponymous fashion agency, which finds and introduces new collections and young designers into the luxury market. She takes Manhattan along for a day of sales appointments, mentoring and design powwows… all before heading to Paris fashion week. Très chic! –Chadner... [more]

Where are the women? (The Art Newspaper, 17 June 2010)

Where are the women?High priced male artists such as Warhol and Picasso dominate the standsBy Lindsay Pollock | From Art Basel Daily Edition A list of the artists whose work you are most likely to see at this year’s Art Basel, based on the number of galleries who are bringing... [more]

Sima Familant (Whitewall, 8 June 2010)

Sima Familant began her career in the art world at Baumgartner Gallery in Washington, DC. She later moved to New York and worked as director and curator at Greene Naftali Gallery – one of the first galleries to settle in Chelsea. Familant next found herself at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery,... [more]

Fresh Start

Interview with Sima FamilantArt Advisor Sima Shares Her Insights On The Art World By Nayoung Cho Sima Familant is the owner of Sima Familant Private Curator / Art Advisor based in New York City. Since receiving her MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, she has... [more]

Flash Art

The premier New York solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based artist and hairstylist Mark Bradford, entitled I don’t think you ready for this jelly, represents a new corpus of six paintings. Smaller in scale than the monumental works that first introduced the artist to New York audiences... [more]

// Grass Grows By Itself

Artforum

It is clear from “Grass Grows by Itself” that the recent accumulation of environmental traumas and social malaise has prompted some artists to retreat inward. The eighteen artists exhibited here evince subtle, meditative strategies, in keeping with the Zen proverb from which the exhibition takes its title: “Sit quietly, doing... [more]

Time Out New York

Issue 777 : Aug 19–25, 2010 Inspired by the Zen proverb “sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself,” independent curator Sima Familant has assembled a group exhibition that links artworks of a spiritual nature across distant generations and a variety of media into a dynamic... [more]

The New Yorker

Goings On About Town Art August 18, 2010 Work by the young and hip mixes uneasily with the blue chip in this exhibition, curated by Sima Familant. It opens with a gleaming U-shaped chrome sculpture by Wade Guyton, a smart foil for a trembling brushed-aluminum antenna by the kinetic sculptor... [more]

Fabric Magazine

Curated by Sima Familant, Grass Grows by Itself is a mashup of creative minds old and new, including works by: Chakaia Booker, Mark Bradford, Dale Chihuly, Wade Guyton, David Hammons, Carmen Herrera, Jim Hodges, Wolfgang Laib, Cameron Martin, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Molly McIver, Virginia Overton, George Rickey, Leigh Ruple, Kianja... [more]

// Love in a Cold Climate

The Hub Review

The art that came in from the cold The Allston Skirt girls (Randi Hopkins and Beth Kantrowitz) have a habit of introducing Boston to the best of up-and-coming female artists (I don’t know why, exactly, these two rarely feature men, but I think it’s safe to assume it’s because they... [more]

// Puddle Wonderful

Time Out NY

Curator’s Pick Thinking about exhibitions really involves thinking about space. Greene Naftali Gallery in Chelsea has space and Sima Familant, the curator of A Place Called Lovely, knows how to use it. Video is a major component of Familant’s exhibition, with works by Sadie Benning, Julie Becker, Paul Pfeiffer, Jonathan... [more]

The New Yorker

Three hundred and fifty-five pounds of blue-and-white candy—the combined weight of the late artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres and his lover—spill from a corner at the entrance to this elegant, intelligent show of conceptual art with a decorative bent. (Viewers are invited to eat the mints, effectively completing the piece by depleting... [more]

// Deliberate Living

Untitled Magazine

Greene Naftali, New York 12 January–10 February 2001 Curated by Sima Familant Reviewed by Karen Rosenberg Henry David Thoreau would seem an unlikely spokesman for contemporary art. In his 1845 book Walden he wrote, ‘It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue,... [more]

Flash Art

The cold winds of tragedy also blow in Deliberate Living, a well selected group show at Greene Naftali curated by Sima Familant, who brought together works by Darren Almond, Cosima von Bonin, Andre Cadere, Hellen van Meene, De Rijke/De Rooij, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Tom Burr and Bas Jan Ader. The... [more]

// Miscellaneous

The Art Newspaper

Where are the women? High priced male artists such as Warhol and Picasso dominate the stands. By Lindsay Pollock | From Art Basel daily edition, 16 Jun 10 A list of the artists whose work you are most likely to see at this year’s Art Basel, based on the number... [more]

Whitewall

Sima Familant began her career in the art world at Baumgartner Gallery in Washington, DC. She later moved to New York and worked as director and curator at Greene Naftali Gallery – one of the first galleries to settle in Chelsea. Familant next found herself at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery,... [more]

Fresh Start

Interview with Sima Familant Art Advisor Sima Shares Her Insights On The Art World Sima Familant is the owner of Sima Familant Private Curator / Art Advisor based in New York City. Since receiving her MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, she has been integrally... [more]

Flash Art

The premier New York solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based artist and hairstylist Mark Bradford, entitled I don’t think you ready for this jelly, represents a new corpus of six paintings. Smaller in scale than the monumental works that first introduced the artist to New York audiences... [more]

// A Place Called Lovely

New Museum

Curator’s Pick Thinking about exhibitions really involves thinking about space. Greene Naftali Gallery in Chelsea has space and Sima Familant, the curator of A Place Called Lovely, knows how to use it. Video is a major component of Familant’s exhibition, with works by Sadie Benning, Julie Becker, Paul Pfeiffer, Jonathan... [more]

dArt International

The installation hovers between spare and forlorn; the large room is almost empty. A few barely-there pieces hug the walls, and there’s something pointing at that big cement pillar in the middle. It’s not immediately obvious that A Place Called Lovely has been developed from the curator’s graduate thesis of... [more]

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