This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach is approaching, arguably today’s biggest art fair and art society event alike. While the upcoming eleventh edition of Art Basel’s American subsidiary will unite a roster of more than 250 of the world’s leading galleries, it will also, once again, serve as the kick-off for a broad variety of other art fairs and exhibitions as well as vast quantities of VIP dinners and parties. Some say the Miami edition of the most prestigious art fair is first and foremost the American way to embrace a cultural mega event with abundance and luxury. While it’s up to you to pass judgement on this issue, we will furnish you with information to keep the deep cocktail party conversations going or, at least, to not miss out on the most interesting booths among the heaps of exhibition stands.
Art Basel Miami Beach will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5 to 8, but is also open for a private view on December 4. Galleries from 31 countries on five continents will showcase their artists in one place, while special sections will be established to focus on young galleries (Nova sector), curated presentations by single artists (Positions sector) and on limited-edition works and prints (Edition sector). Further sectors focus on magazines, film, outdoor sculptures and specially curated booths.
To help you sift through the vast offerings at this year’s fair, follow our meticulously curated guide of the ten artists not to miss at Art Basel Miami Beach.