Founded in 1970, Art Basel now showcases premier Modern and Contemporary Art in three locations: Miami Beach, Hong Kong, Basel. The 2019 Art Basel Miami Beach fair will feature 269 galleries from across 33 different countries with 20 of the galleries joining for the first time.
In addition to this, this year, Art Basel will see an expansion with the emergence of a new sector Meridians which will showcase 34 large scale projects by emerging artists such as John M. Armleder, Sam Francis and Isaac Julien among others. This sector will be staged in the new Grand Ballroom of the MBCC and will be curated by the Megalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo. Apart from the new Meridians sector, Art Basel Miami Beach will feature numerous other sectors, among them:
As the main sector of the fair, Galleries will consist of 203 international galleries which will exhibit different forms of art: painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, photography, video and digital works. Out of these 203 leading galleries, 13 will be participating for the first time and 6 will be returning after a hiatus.
Positions will showcase the works of new emerging artists and its galleries will present one major project per artist. This sector of the fair will consist of 14 solo booths – 6 of which will be new exhibitors – with the highlights expected to be: ‘Watch Before You Fall’ by Manal AlDowayan at Sabrina Amrani, Colter Jacobsen’s ‘Begin Being’ at Callicoon Fine Arts; Cooper Cole presenting sculptural work by Canadian artist Tau Lewis, and photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Document.
Supported by MGM Resorts Art&Culture, this sector will showcase work by 25 exhibitors and is meant to provide ‘a platform for galleries to present new work by up to three artists’. This sector’s highlights are expected to be the works of artists such as Tomm El-Saieh, Mira Dancy, Jesse Darling, Raúl de Nieves, Cajsa von Zeipel, Didier William, Neïl Beloufa, Amoako Boafo, and Todd Gray.
This sector will showcase ‘16 focused presentations of work created before 2000’ and will welcome 6 new galleries including 10 Chancery Lane Gallery from Hong Kong, acb from Budapest, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery from New York and Galerie Mitterrand from Paris.
Exhibition Dates: 5-8 December 2019
Address: 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
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