14th Miami Beach Edition of Premier Art Fair Showcases Latest Developments in Visual Arts
[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]ore than 250 of the world’s leading international galleries will showcase their artists’ works in Miami this December, as Art Basel stages its 14th edition of its premier show of the Americas, which brings together gallerists, artists, collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from around the world. This year’s show is comprised of 267 leading galleries showcasing art from 32 different countries, and includes showings by 29 galleries which have never exhibited in the Miami Beach show.
Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the world, each show’s exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.
The main sector of the show—“Galleries”—features 191 galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. In addition to a strong list of returning exhibitors, Vedovi Gallery and Mazzoleni will exhibit for the first time at Art Basel in Miami Beach, while Galerie Barbara Thumm and ProjecteSD return to the Galleries sector after a brief hiatus. Having previously shown in Nova, Positions or Survey, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Kerlin Gallery and Mendes Wood DM have graduated into the Galleries sector, where, for the first time, they will present a wider range of their gallery programs.
With 12 global leaders in the field of prints and limited-editioned works, the “Edition” sector is a perennial highlight of Art Basel. This year’s show features Alan Cristea Gallery, Carolina Nitsch, Crown Point Press, Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Pace Prints, Paragon, Paul Stolper Gallery, Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Sabine Knust, STPI, Two Palms and Universal Limited Art Editions.
Following its well-received debut last year, “Survey” returns with 14 exhibitions of historically informed works. The 16 curated solo booths of “Positions” provide a focus on emerging artists. “Nova,” which provides a platform for younger galleries to present new work by up to three artists, will feature 34 exhibitors. In addition to showing premier artworks ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary pieces across five gallery sectors, many exhibitors will present works in Art Basel’s project-based sectors: “Kabinett, Public and Film.”
First-time participants from North and South America include Arredondo \ Arozarena, Castelli Gallery, Cristin Tierney Gallery, Essex Street, François Ghebaly Gallery, George Adams Gallery, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, SIM Galeria, Thomas Duncan Gallery and Universal Limited Art Editions. The galleries from Europe showing in Miami Beach for the first time are: Beck & Eggeling, Galerie Gregor Staiger, hunt kastner, KOW, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Marcelle Alix, Mathew Gallery, Galerie Max Mayer, Mazzoleni, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Galeria Plan B, Project Native Informant, Vedovi Gallery, Vistamare and Robilant + Voena. From the Asia-Pacific region, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP and White Space Beijing will join the show for the first time.
The Art Basel show will be held Dec. 3-6 in the Miami Beach Convention Center, and is supported by lead partner UBS, which holds one of the most distinguished collections of corporate art in the world. Other partners include Swiss cigar brand, Davidoff; independent watch maker, Audemars Piguet; and private aviation company, NetJets.
As in previous years, South Florida’s leading museums time their strongest exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel. Visitors from across the world will also have the opportunity to view the city’s internationally renowned private collections. Additionally, the 11th edition of Design Miami, the leading global forum for design, will take place from Dec. 2-6, at Meridian & 19th Street, opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center.
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