ART BASEL TURNS FIFTEEN

Arte por Excelencias - - Estados Unidos -

Beyond fi­gu­res, the re­le­van­ce of the In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Fair of Mo­dern and Con­tem­po­rary Art Art Basel Miami Be­ach 2016 was in the fe­e­ling of ga­llery ow­ners, di­rec­tors, cu­ra­tors and spon­sor of ma­jor mu­seums and in­ter­na­ti­o­nal ins­ti­tu­ti­ons. Mo­re than 269 ga­lle­ri­es from 29 coun­tri­es, 177,000 vi­si­tors in fi­ve days and mi­lli­ons of do­llars in sa­les of works of art are so­me of the facts pro­ving its re­le­van­ce.

On Day Ze­ro, No­vem­ber 30, collec­tors li­te­rally in­va­ded the am­ple halls of the Miami Con­ven­ti­on Cen­ter, bre­aking through do­zens of com­mu­ni­ca­tors, jour­na­lists, ca­me­ra­men and art cri­tics who, with their ca­me­ras, tri­ed to catch that eup­ho­ria of the art of the Ame­ri­cas and of the world in all its mag­ni­fi­cen­ce.

The vi­sit of the wri­ter, es­sayist, jour­na­list, po­li­ti­ci­an and uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sor Ma­rio Var­gas Llo­sa, No­bel Prize for Li­te­ra­tu­re 2010, was an event at the Na­der Art Mu­se­um in La­tin Ame­ri­ca (Nam­la).“i am very ent­hu­si­as­tic and proud of the pre­sen­ce of such an outs­tan­ding and in­te­gral collec­ti­on of La­tin Ame­ri­can art in the cos­mo­po­li­tan city of Miami, the cross­ro­ads of the Ame­ri­cas,” he said.

Gary Na­der, the lar­gest La­tin Ame­ri­can art collec­tor, con­ti­nu­ed to make he­ad­li­nes at Art Basel Miami Be­ach, this ti­me with a sur­pri­sing pro­fit auc­ti­on con­sis­ting of 117 lots of 80 ar­tists.

Sin­ce 1970, the aim of Art Basel has be­en to con­nect the most im­por­tant ga­lle­ri­es in the world with each ot­her and with their cli­ents, and to ser­ve as a meeting point for the world of in­ter­na­ti­o­nal art.

Among the nu­me­rous art pu­bli­ca­ti­ons pre­sent at Art Basel Miami Be­ach 2016 was for the sixth con­se­cu­ti­ve ye­ar the Spa­nish group Excelencias. The pu­blis­her José Carlos de Santiago and his te­am of co­lla­bo­ra­tors pre­sen­ted the 31th is­sue of Arte por Excelencias du­ring the ope­ning of the Ex­hi­bi­ti­on of La­tin Ame­ri­can art in the ga­llery Al­ber­to Li­ne­ro.

Art Basel Miami Be­ach 2016, world con­ven­ti­on of mo­dern and con­tem­po­rary art, has on­ce again ma­de his­tory and has con­so­li­da­ted Miami as the ca­pi­tal of art.

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