Art Basel 2017
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ART BASEL congregates every December the best of the world's art in Miami Beach. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show the masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and books of the highest quality are on display.
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 pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.
And large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
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One particular favorite of mine is the display of art magazines from all over the world. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Conversations, the lectures and discussions series featuring prominent members of the art world.
Art Basel's Conversation series brings together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. Programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, this year’s Conversations will present 19 talks featuring prominent art world figures including Agustín Arteaga, Yto Barrada, Stefania Bortolami, José Carlos Diaz, Jordan Casteel, Teju Cole, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Charles Gaines, Juan A. Gaitán, Alberto Ibargüen, Arthur Jafa, Pamela Joyner, Isaac Julien, Daniel Knorr, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Anne Pasternak and Thaddaeus Ropac among many others. Full Schedule.
While the epicenter might be a renovated South Beach’s Convention Center, the entire city of Miami succumbs to art. Downtown will play a protagonist role this 2017. ART MIAMI and sister fair CONTEXT have moved from Midtown to the vacant lot overlooking Biscayne Bay, where the Miami Herald once stood (14th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.)
ART MIAMI. A leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Art Week. The annual contemporary art event attracts motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts. Art Miami showcases art from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with world galleries. This year, Art Miami will showcase art from 125 galleries.
CONTEXt. Sister fair to Art Miami, Context is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. Ninety-five international galleries vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee will exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects.
PAMM. Is a modern and contemporary art museum. In celebration of Miami Art Week, it will stage a public conversation in the auditorium between PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans and collectors Pamela Joyner and Jorge Pérez.
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Sirmans has had the opportunity to work with these two collectors and philanthropists and engage in conversations on building collections over the last decade. Both collectors are not only passionate about the art they collect but are thoroughly engaged with institutions, curators and the apparatus of the contemporary art world.
Most parties and exhibits require tickets and invitations, but here are two great opportunities to enjoy art at its highest level free:
Across from the Convention Center, Art Basel will present the conversations series, free and open to the public. For details check Full Schedule
PAMM offers free admission to the museum on December 9, second Saturday, from 10 am-5 pm. Me sure you check PAMM's newest special exhibition, Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger.
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Downtowners can enjoy the colorful exhibit lining along Bayfront Park. The open exhibit is presented by the Gary Lader’s Latin American Museum.