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Art Basel Paints Miami Beach

A labyrinth of 268 leading galleries from 35 countries showcased at Art Basel’s Miami Beach show.

By 19th Hole Staff  |  Dec. 7, 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach

Known for its international cachet with supermodels and celebrities, and its early-20th-century architecture in the Art Deco Historic district with pastel-colored buildings, Miami Beach is undoubtedly one of Americas most vibrant and cultural cities. Each December, gallerists, collectors, artists, and curators make their way to South Florida’s island city to sell their wares, mount exhibitions, and party during the annual Art Basel pilgrimage.

Art Basel Miami Beach once again opens its doors for the American show at Miami Beach Convention Center to visitors and exhibitors from all around the world. From Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9, 2018, the show will offer a unique opportunity to view inspiring works of Modern and contemporary art, meet like-minded cultural enthusiasts, and discover both local and international artists.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach

For a genuinely exclusive Art Basel experience, consider buying the limited Premium+ Card: It entitles you to attend the show for its entire duration, including the Vernissage on Thursday, December 6 from 11am to 3pm; priority bookings at Restaurant by Michy’s, award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein’s show restaurant; and other unique benefits.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach

This year’s show will feature an exciting array of artists. From Marguerite Humeau’s biomorphic beings to Cristobal León and Joaquín Cociña’s mysterious video exploring Latin American history, viewers will encounter many innovative works defying categorization. Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas’s performative installation Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist… (2018), curated by Philipp Kaiser in cooperation with The Kitchen, supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture, will inaugurate the Miami Beach Convention Center’s brand-new Grand Ballroom.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach

While at the show, visit the UBS Art Studio, located in the West Lobby, to find out more about UBS’ extensive involvement in the world of contemporary art. For this edition, it will be dedicated to the women shaking up the (art)world. Furthermore, do not miss Audemars Piguet’s particular project with Tomás Saraceno: On the oceanfront, the Berlin-based artist issues an aerial invitation to Aerocene, an interdisciplinary endeavor investigating the poetic complexity of the atmosphere through floating sculptures lifted only by the heat of the sun.

Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, 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.

To learn more about Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach visit the website.

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