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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PUBLIC 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'.
This Brunner has over 40 years of experience in the film industry in Switzerland and abroad. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Swiss Film Academy, and a well-informed observer of the world cinema and the international film festival scene. He has been the curator of Art Basel's Film sector since 1992, and Film curator for Art Basel in Miami Beach since 2002.
December 3 – 6
December 1 – 4
December 7 – 10
the 2015 Miami Beach show
Tickets to Art Basel can be purchased at the show venue or online.