This year, over 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.
Miami BeachThe ShowDecember 7 – 10, 2017
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.
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.
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.
As part of Art Basel's show in Miami Beach, large-scale sculptures and installations by leading and emerging international artists are installed in Collins Park. Public is curated by Philipp Kaiser, independent curator and critic. The sector is produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.
Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and 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, New York-based film curator Marian Masone 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.
Conversations & Salon
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.
Conversations & Salon is programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director and Curator of Protocinema.
Swiss-born and Los Angeles-based, Philipp Kaiser is an independent curator and critic who previously served as the Director of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2012-2014). In 2017, Kaiser was appointed curator of ‘Women of Venice – Carol Bove and Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler’ at the Swiss Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale.
David Gryn is the director of Artprojx, screening, curating, promoting and lecturing on artists' moving image, working with leading contemporary artists, art galleries, museums, art fairs, art schools and film festivals worldwide. In 2015 Gryn launched the online platform Daata Editions that commissions artists' video, sound and web artworks.
Marian Masone is a film curator, lecturer and writer based in New York. For over 20 years Masone has worked at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s pre-eminent film organization. She sits on the selection committees for two of The Film Society’s most prestigious festivals: 'The New York Film Festival' and 'New Directors/New Films', a co-production with the Museum of Modern Art in New York.