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Art Basel Miami Beach

ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai Photo courtesy of MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel/Zurich) Ltd.
ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
Photo courtesy of MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel/Zurich) Ltd.
Art Basel Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH  •  Miami Beach Convention Center  •  Ongoing

A lavish affair of interest to style editors as well as the art community, Art Basel Miami Beach continues its pitch as the North American winter edition of Art Basel, the world’s largest and most important trade fair for modern and contemporary art held in Switzerland each June. 

The core of Art Basel Miami Beach is composed of 200 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia are presenting 20th and 21st century art works by over 2,000 artists.

In addition, there will be one-person presentations by young artists, a video lounge and art projects located in public spaces within Miami Beach. Shipping containers converted into mobile exhibition spaces have been set up on the beach for young, avant-garde galleries. The special "Art Nova" sector comprises 58 booths presenting new works by 200 artists.

Art Basel Miami Beach is introducing a new sector this year: "Art Supernova." It features 20 galleries from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and the United States presenting new works by both emerging and renowned artists in an experimental group show.

Works in all media are represented at Art Basel Miami Beach and include paintings, drawings and editions to sculptures and installations as well as photography, performance, internet and video art.

This year's "Art Kabinett" gives 22 participating galleries from eight countries the opportunity to present small curated exhibitions. For the full list, see

"Art Perform" (curator Jens Hoffmann, Director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco) features daily performances by artists such as Roman Ondak (Slovakia), Marepe (Brazil), Donald Urquhart (UK), Laura Lima (Brazil), Olivia Plender (UK), and Shana Lutker (USA). For the full program, see

This year's crossover events include film (honoring musician and artist Lou Reed and presenting Julian Schnabel's new film 'Berlin'), architecture (an evening honoring Herzog & de Meuron Architects, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2001: a conversation between architect Jacques Herzog and artist Doug Aitken, moderated by Terry Riley, Director of the Miami Art Museum), and music. The opening night of "Art Positions" (December 5) features a free concert by the godfathers of punk rock, Iggy Pop and The Stooges.

Art Basel Miami Beach Web Site

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