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Art Basel in America

Miami Beach, December 1 – 4, 2016

In our American show, 269 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.

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Art Basel's exhibition sectors are carefully defined to provide visitors the opportunity to see many different types of important works, from historical masterpieces to the work of the newest generation of artists.

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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. As a large and diverse group exhibition, the installations are also about ground control in a literal sense. Works of art take over the park inviting us into new relationships with familiar terrain.

The Public sector of Art Basel is produced in collaboration with The Bass Museum of Art and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.

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For her second year as Art Basel film curator, Marian Masone selected ‘Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back’ (2016) by Maura Axelrod, an original and highly entertaining portrait of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (b. 1960). The film presents a profile of the provocative and elusive art-world upstart, who launched his career with playful and subversive works that mocked the artistic establishment. The screening will take place at the Colony Theatre at 8.30pm on Friday, December 2 followed by a discussion with Axelrod and Masone. Entry is free, but seating is limited.

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269 of the world's leading Modern and contemporary art galleries display premier paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 4,000 artists.

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Don't miss

Art Basel

November 30, 8pm to 10pm

Public Opening Night

A special evening program with live performances, as part of the Public sector, curated by Nicholas Baume, Director & Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York. The Public sector of Art Basel is produced in collaboration with The Bass Museum of Art and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.
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Our global artworks catalog makes it simple to explore a full compilation of artworks presented at Art Basel's shows, creating an ever-expanding collection of Modern and contemporary art.


Where to find us


Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, USA

Opening hours

First Choice (by invitation only)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11am to 4pm

Preview (by invitation only)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4pm to 8pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11am to 3pm

Public days
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12 noon to 6pm

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the 2016 Miami Beach show

Tickets to Art Basel can be purchased at the show venue or online.

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