One of the biggest events in Miami Beach all year is the annual Art Basel Miami Beach, this year taking place from Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, Art Basel in Miami Beach presents art works from across the globe. Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate drawing over 70,000 visitors each year, offering and inspiring and exciting week for artists, collectors, curators, critics, and art enthusiasts.
In their American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.
Nova – Designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing works created within the last three years, the Nova sector features strong juxtapositions and never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s studio.
Positions – This sector allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from across the globe by providing a platform for a single artist to present one major project.
Edition – Leading publishers of editioned works, prints and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors with the opportunity to see significant and rare publications.
Meridians — Curated by Mexico City-based Magali Arriola, Meridians, which is located in the Miami Beach Convention Center’s new Grand Ballroom, will provide galleries with a unique opportunity to present ambitious, monumental works that push the boundaries of a traditional art fair layout, including large-scale sculptures and paintings, installations, video projections, and live performances.
Kabinett – In a separately delineated space within their booths, galleries present a curated exhibition by an artist of their choice. The diverse curatorial concepts for Kabinett include thematic group exhibitions, art historical showcases and solo shows for rising stars.
Survey – presents precise art historical projects. These may include solo presentations by an individual artist, juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations and artistic approaches.
Magazines – Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to conversations (their series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld).
Conversations – Art Basel hosts a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Conversations offers a platform for dynamic dialogues between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. The series include artist talks, panels, and discussions with a range of speakers including artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players.
Art Basel takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139). Where the public days are: Thursday, December 5, 3pm to 8pm; Friday, December 6, 12 noon to 8pm; Saturday, December 7, 12 noon to 8pm; and Sunday, December 8, 12 noon to 6pm.
There are many ticket options (including reduced tickets for students and seniors) at Artbasel.com/miami-beach/buy-tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office in the West Lobby of the Miami Beach Convention Center, beginning December 5.