Over the years Art Basel Miami has become one of the most important and most promising Art Fairs. The Art Basel Miami 2017 opens on 7/12/17, with the participation of 268 Art Galleries all over the world, that allow visitors to explore the many dimensions of Modern and Contemporary Art including Museum-caliber paintings, sculptures and classical photography, as well as works of an outsized scale, precisely curated projects, and site-specific artworks which take advantage of the unique Miami Beach landscape (Part II).
By Efi Michalarou
Photo: Art Basel Miami 2017 Archive
Art Basel Miami is divided in sections, to provide visitors the opportunity to see many different types of important works by more than 4,000 artists, from historical masterpieces to the work of the newest generation of artists. Galleries: 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. Nova: 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 works from the artist’s studio. Kabinett sector allows participating galleries to present a curated exhibition in a separately delineated space within their booths. This year the sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach includes 25 projects, among them is the presentation of works from the mid-1950s by Brazilian artists Hélio Oiticica and Ivan Serpa produced during their involvement with the Rio de Janeiro based collective Grupo Frente. Survey presents artworks created prior to the year 2000. These may include solo presentations by an individual artist, juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations and artistic approaches. Positions: This sector allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from across the globe by providing a platform for a single artist to present one major project. Edition: Leading publishers of editioned works, prints and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists, providing visitors with the opportunity to see significant and rare publications. Public: 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. “Les Guirlandes” by Daniel Buren is one of the centerpieces of this year’s sector. The restaging of this historic work, which originally debuted at Documenta 7 in 1982, features decorative striped flag garlands strung across Collins Park. Loudspeakers play musical samples in chronological order –that are systematically interrupted by the recitation of words for colors in 14 different languages. Film: 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. In addition, New York-based film curator Marian Masone selects a feature-length film for a special screening at the Colony Theatre. Magazines: 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 Conversations, our series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld.
Info: Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Duration: 7-10/12/17, Days & Hours: Thu (7/12/17) 15:00-20:00, Fri-Sat (8-9/12/17) 12:00-20:00, Sun (10.12.17) 12:00-18:00, Regular price tickets: Day ticket: USD 60, Permanent ticket: USD 130 , Combination day ticket for both the Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017 show and Design Miami (valid one day): USD 75 , Children aged 12 and under Free, Reduced tickets: day ticket for students and seniors (valid one day) USD 36, www.artbasel.com