This year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 257 leading international galleries, with work ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary.
Application numbers have again been high, exceeding those for 2011, with more than 680 galleries competing to participate. Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 6 to December 9, 2012.
Roughly 50 percent of the galleries come from the United States and Latin America.
Art Galleries, the main sector of Art Basel’s Miami Beach edition, will feature 201 exhibitors. This year’s selection brings a strong showing of Modern material, further underlining the historical dimension of Art Basel Miami Beach.
For a full list of exhibitors participating in the Art Galleries sector, please visit www.artbasel.com/galleries.
Art Nova offers younger galleries a platform to present artworks made in the last three years by two or three artists. Since its inception, the Art Nova sector has become known as a space of discovery for works fresh from the studio.
With 40 galleries on display, the sector will feature work by more than 100 artists from across the world including juxtapositions such as:
Presenting a diverse range of projects by a single artist, Art Positions features a tight selection of 16 galleries, 12 of which did not exhibit at Art Basel in Miami Beach last year. An exciting platform for collectors, museum directors, critics and art enthusiasts to gain further insight into the work of individual emerging artists, this year’s presentation will feature many exciting young artists working internationally today:
Select galleries participating in these three sectors of the Miami Beach edition of Art Basel will present further work at Art Kabinett, Art Video and Art Public. As part of Art Kabinett, select galleries admitted to the Art Galleries sector will present curated exhibitions in separately delineated spaces within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Art Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases and solo shows for rising artists. As part of Art Video galleries will present works by some of the most exciting artists working in the media today. Organized in association with London’s Artprojx, screenings of Art Video will be presented in two different locations: in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Centre, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, and within five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Art Public will turn Collins Park into a public outdoor exhibition space with large-scale sculptures and performances. Curated by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and co-founder of the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), this sector is produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art. Further information on these sectors will be released in the coming months.
The gallery presentations will be accompanied by an engaging program of talks and panel discussions as part of Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon, offering audiences access to first-hand information on the main aspects of the international art world and market.
Entering its second decade in Miami Beach, Art Basel week will spotlight museums and private collections in Miami Beach putting on their strongest exhibitions of the year. Miami’s leading private collections – among them the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Rubell Family Collection and World Class Boxing – will be opening their exhibition spaces to guests of the international art show. The museums of South Florida will be staging important exhibitions to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, including:
This year marks the eighth edition of Design Miami/, from December 5 to December 9, 2012, with the world’s most prominent design galleries presenting contemporary and historic work. Design Miami/ will again be located alongside the Miami Beach Convention Center. For further information please visit www.designmiami.com.
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