Art Basel Miami Beach (Miami Beach, December 1 – 4, 2016) features 267 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant works from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well 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. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city’s outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park. Over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space host the Galleries, Nova, Positions, Edition, Kabinett, Survey and Magazines sectors as well as Conversations and Salon talks.
Collins Park my all time favourite outdoor art space this year is hosting Ugo Rondinone’s huge colourful sculpture called “Miami Mountain” amongst other artworks. Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, returns for his fourth year curating the show’s Public sector. Under the theme ‘Ground Control’, over 20 site-specific works by established and emerging artists spanning 10 countries will transform Miami Beach’s Collins Park. The fair also hosted an outdoor welcome party to all visitors open to the public on the opening night.
Art Basel Miami Beach receives more than 70,000 visitors from all over the world. The premier art fair in the Americas, it offers a remarkable range of high-quality artworks to be seen and experienced.
Galleries: More than 200 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries – from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia – display paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 4,000 artists. Visitors can find works ranging from inexpensive editioned pieces by young artists to multimillion-dollar museum-caliber masterpieces.
Nova: Designed for galleries to present two or three artists showing new works that have been created within the last three years, the Nova sector often features never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s studio.
Positions: This sector allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe by providing a platform for galleries to present a single artist’s work.
Edition: Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists.
Kabinett: Kabinett sector galleries are chosen from the Galleries sector to present curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars.
Public: The Public sector offers its visitors an experience that is not framed by the galleries located within the main halls. Outdoor sculptures, interventions, and performances are shown within an open and public exhibition format at Collins Park, presented by galleries also exhibiting in the Galleries, Nova or Positions sectors of the show. The sector is a collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art.
Film: The Video sector presents works by some of today’s most exciting artists across two venues: inside the Miami Beach Convention Center, and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park where works are shown on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx, selections include works by both emerging and established artists from Latin America, the United States, Asia, and beyond, presented by galleries also exhibiting in the Galleries, Nova or Positions sectors of the show.
Magazines: Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers are often present at the show and many magazines contribute presentations to our Salon series, a schedule of presentations, lectures, and discussions by a range of speakers.
Survey: Survey presents precise art-historical projects that may include solo presentations by an individual artist, or juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches. Survey has no minimum age limit for the galleries applying