ART ES­CAPE

The event all art and de­sign afi­ciona­dos should add to their win­ter agen­das.

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Life is bet­ter on a beach. Even more so when that beach is crawl­ing with cre­ative types, fawn­ing over art. This year marks the 14th edi­tion of Art Basel Mi­ami Beach, which will show­case 267 art gal­leries from around the globe in De­cem­ber. Gal­leries from 32 coun­tries will par­tic­i­pate in the four-day event, bring­ing to­gether a di­verse range of both es­tab­lished and emerg­ing artists. “The list of par­tic­i­pat­ing gal­leries this year is par­tic­u­larly strong,” says Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s di­rec­tor of the Amer­i­cas. Many premier ex­hibitors reap­ply each year, which Horowitz sees as a tes­ta­ment to the show’s suc­cess. “I am also look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing 29 ex­hibitors that are com­pletely new to the Mi­ami Beach edi­tion,” he says.

One of the high­lights this year is a sec­tion ti­tled Nova—which is, as its name sug­gests, where new gal­leries will show­case their artists’ work. “[It’s] de­signed to be more ex­per­i­men­tal,” ex­plains Horowitz. Case in point: Brazil’s Ga­le­ria Leme will trans­form its booth into a fic­ti­tious mu­seum, while cu­ra­tors from the United States’ artist-run gallery 47 Canal will cre­ate a dis­play com­ment­ing on the com­pressed slo­ga­neer­ing of the post-dig­i­tal world. Both must-see ex­hi­bi­tions will give vis­i­tors some­thing to think about. Art Basel Mi­ami Beach runs De­cem­ber 3–6, 2015, at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the Mi­ami Beach Con­ven­tion Cen­ter.

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