A total of 29 projects were featured in Kabinett this year, a much-loved and highly praised sector of the Miami Beach show where galleries display carefully curated exhibitions within their booths. The sector presented works that have rarely, and in some cases never, been seen before, new bodies of work as well as new directions within an artist’s practice.
The Salon talk 'Spectacle, Events & Arts' brought a lively debate to our Miami Show featuring Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Hyperallergic, New York; Lady Bunny, Drag Queen, DJ and Founder of Wigstock, New York; Nicholas Baume, Curator of Art Basel's Public Sector and Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York. The talk was moderated by Stan Parish, Editor-in-Chief, 'The Future of Everything' at The Wall Street Journal, New York.
Public Opening Night
The Public sector of Art Basel in Miami Beach opened on Wednesday, November 30 with special evening performances by Davide Balula, Lady Bunny, Rob Pruitt and Naama Tsabar. This year's theme was 'Ground Control', in tribute to David Bowie. Interpreting the theme literally, Nicholas Baume, curator of the Public sector, focused on examining the ways in which artists imaged and invented new kinds of space. Viewers were invited to form new relationships with familiar surroundings and the artworks reframed Collins Park into a site for transformational experiences with contemporary art.
Public is produced in collaboration with The Bass and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.
March 23 – 25, 2017
Art Basel stages the world's preeminent Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in three dynamic cities: Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. Each show is defined by its host city, teeming with parallel exhibitions and cultural events held at public museums, private collections, non-profit spaces and art galleries.