The show

At the nexus of North America and Latin America, our Miami Beach show presents artworks from across the globe. Over 250 of the world's leading galleries participate, drawing over 70,000 visitors each year.

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 artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.

What to expect

What to expect

Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as pieces by a 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, film and performance become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.


Sectors

Galleries

More than 200 of the world's leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.

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Nova

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

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Positions

This sector allows 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.

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Edition

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

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Kabinett

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

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Survey

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

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Public

The Public sector sets outdoor sculptures, interventions and performances within an open and public exhibition format at Collins Park and Miami’s beaches. The sector has been produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art since 2011.

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Film

Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London's Artprojx, the Film sector presents a dynamic program of films. Outdoor screenings take place at SoundScape Park, where works are shown 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, Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner selects a feature-length film for a special screening at the Colony Theatre.

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Magazines

Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands, or the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Salon, our afternoon series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld.

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Curators

Nicholas Baume

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Nicholas Baume

Nicholas Baume has been Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund since 2009. Recent Public Art Fund exhibitions include solo projects by Ryan Gander, Paola Pivi, Rob Pruitt, Eva Rothschild, Thomas Schütte, Monika Sosnowska, and Oscar Tuazon; the group exhibitions 'Statuesque' and 'Common Ground'; a major career survey, 'Sol LeWitt: Structures 1965 – 2006'; Ugo Rondinone's colossal 'Human Nature' exhibition at Rockefeller Center; and the landmark project 'Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus'.


Talks

Art Basel's stimulating program of Conversations and Salon talks allow audiences to deepen their knowledge of artistic practice, the international artworld, and the art market. 

The daily Conversations series offers the audience access to the thinking of important artworld players –artists, curators, critics and collectors –who offer their unique perspectives on producing, collecting and exhibiting art. 

Salon is 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.

VIDEO

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View a selection of videos from last year. For all videos from our series of talks, please subscribe to the Art Basel channel on YouTube.


Future dates

  • 2015

    December 3 – 6

  • 2016

    December 1 – 4

  • 2017

    December 7 – 10

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