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Art Basel in America

In our American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work 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.

Next show in Miami Beach: December 1 – 4, 2016 


Past impressions

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Survey

Following its successful debut last year, the Survey sector returned with exhibitions of artworks created before 2000, including many rare works never before exhibited in an art-fair context. In fact, nine of the 14 international galleries presenting in Survey this year were entirely new to the show.

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Troublemakers (2015)

Art Basel's Film sector hosted James Crump's Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art, a documentary unearthing the history of land art in the 1960s and 1970s. Featuring rare footage and interviews with a cadre of renegade New York artists – including Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer – Crump’s cinematic journey took viewers on a thrill ride through the most significant land-art sites of the American southwest, while unveiling the enigmatic lives and careers of these storied artists.

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Public Opening Night

This year, the Public sector opened in Collins Park with a special evening program of live performances by Xavier Cha, Ryan Gander, Pope.L and Yan Xing. The sector, which included works by 26 artists, once again proved to be a highlight of the show. By exploring the ways in which these artists reimagined objects or symbols, Nicholas Baume’s curatorial premise, ‘Metaforms’, considered how art making is, at its core, a process of transformation.
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Conversations Premiere

This year's series premiered with artists Trevor Paglen and Jenny Holzer discussing their work and new ideas regarding current information and communication conditions. Paglen is known for layered explorations of contemporary themes of surveillance and covert governmental or corporate activity. Holzer utilizes the rhetoric of modern information systems to address the politics of discourse.

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Best of our 2015 show

More videos, including selections from our Conversations and Salon talks, are available on the Art Basel channel on YouTube.


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