Art Basel Mi­ami Beach - Cel­e­brat­ing the finest in Art, by the Sea.

Cel­e­brat­ing the finest in art, by the sea.

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With miles of sandy beaches dot­ted with clas­sic Art Deco ar­chi­tec­ture, world-class art mu­se­ums, and a glit­ter­ing nightlife, Mi­ami Beach ranks among Amer­ica’s most iconic cities. Dur­ing Art Basel, it em­braces the art world with spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions at mu­se­ums and gal­leries across the city, trans­form­ing the week into a dense and dy­namic cul­tural event. Art Basel Mi­ami 2017 was once again a well-at­tended event that show­cased the best in emerg­ing art, while pay­ing tribute to the masters of modern and con­tem­po­rary. Over 200 lead­ing gal­leries from North Amer­ica, Latin Amer­ica, Europe, Asia and Africa par­tic­i­pated this year. Paint­ings, sculp­tures, in­stal­la­tions, photographs, films, and edi­tioned works by over 4000 artists were on dis­play in the main ex­hi­bi­tion hall. Am­bi­tious large-scale art­works, films and per­for­mances be­came part of the city’s out­door land­scape at nearby Collins Park and Sound­scape Park.


De­signed for gal­leries to present one, two or three artists show­ing works cre­ated within the last three years, the Nova sec­tor fea­tured strong jux­ta­po­si­tions and never-be­fore-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s stu­dio.


This sec­tor al­lowed 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.


Lead­ing pub­lish­ers of edi­tioned works, prints, and mul­ti­ples ex­hib­ited the re­sults of their col­lab­o­ra­tion with renowned artists, pro­vid­ing visi­tors the op­por­tu­nity to see sig­nif­i­cant and rare pub­li­ca­tions.


In a sep­a­rately de­lin­eated space within their booths, gal­leries pre­sented a cu­rated ex­hi­bi­tion by an artist of their choice. The di­verse cu­ra­to­rial con­cepts for Kabi­nett in­cluded the­matic group ex­hi­bi­tions, art-his­tor­i­cal show­cases and solo shows for ris­ing stars.


Sur­vey pre­sented pre­cise art his­tor­i­cal projects. These in­cluded solo pre­sen­ta­tions by an in­di­vid­ual artist, jux­ta­po­si­tions and the­matic ex­hibits from artists rep­re­sent­ing a range of cul­tures, gen­er­a­tions and artis­tic ap­proaches.


Over 20 large-scale sculp­tures and in­stal­la­tions by lead­ing and

emerg­ing in­ter­na­tional artists were in­stalled in Collins Park. The sec­tor was pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Bass Mu­seum of Art and sup­ported by MGM Re­sorts Art & Cul­ture, and cu­rated by Ni­cholas Baume, Direc­tor and Chief Cu­ra­tor of Pub­lic Art Fund.


Or­ga­nized in as­so­ci­a­tion with David Gryn, Direc­tor of Daata Edi­tions and Lon­don’s Art­projx, the Film sec­tor pre­sented a dy­namic pro­gram of films. Out­door screen­ings were held at Sound­scape Park, on the 7,000-square-foot pro­jec­tion wall of the Frank Gehry-de­signed New World Cen­ter; and inside the Mi­ami Beach Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. In ad­di­tion, New York-based film cu­ra­tor Mar­ian Ma­sone se­lected a fea­ture-length film for a spe­cial screen­ing at the Colony The­atre.


Art pub­li­ca­tions from around the world dis­played their mag­a­zines in sin­gle-mag­a­zine stands, or the collective booth. Ev­ery year ed­i­tors and pub­lish­ers at­tend this show and many mag­a­zines con­trib­ute pre­sen­ta­tions to Sa­lon, the af­ter­noon se­ries of lec­tures and dis­cus­sions by prom­i­nent mem­bers of the art world.


Art Basel’s stim­u­lat­ing pro­gram of Con­ver­sa­tions and Sa­lon talks al­lowed au­di­ences to deepen their knowl­edge of artis­tic prac­tice, the in­ter­na­tional art world, and the art mar­ket. The daily Con­ver­sa­tions se­ries of­fered the au­di­ence ac­cess to the think­ing of im­por­tant art world play­ers –artists, cu­ra­tors, crit­ics and col­lec­tors –who shared their unique per­spec­tives on pro­duc­ing, col­lect­ing and ex­hibit­ing art. Sa­lon was an open plat­form for dozens of short, of­ten in­for­mal pre­sen­ta­tions, such as artist talks, pan­els, lec­tures and per­for­mances with a range of speak­ers rep­re­sent­ing many dif­fer­ent as­pects of the art­world. Con­ver­sa­tions & Sa­lon were pro­grammed by Mari Spir­ito.

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