Here’s what you should know for this year’s Art Basel Fair in December
On December 1st Miami Beach will be transformed once again as the center stage for the world’s preeminent Modern and contemporary art shows. The 15th annual art extravaganza will be noticeably larger with over 269 galleries (including an additional 21 new galleries) drawn from 29 countries fromthe North and Latin Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa continents. The event will also give rise to a number of satellite art fairs and galleries such as Pulse, Scope, Nada and many more throughout the city for the week-long event. The event attendance at the Miami Beach Convention Center is expected to eclipse the 77,000 plus attendees of last year, which included exhibitors, collectors, curators, celebrities and tastemakers. New to Basel this year will be the Film sector which will include over 50 works by some of today’s most exciting artists from across the globe.
The world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries display premier paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art of the highest quality will be on display by over 4,000 artists. According to reports a few first-timers at this year’s fair are New York’s JTT and Callicoon Fine Art; Various Small Fires, from Los Angeles; House of Gaga, from Mexico City; Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong; and Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, from Curitiba, Brazil.
Check out our exhibitor list for Art Basel Miami Beach
Emerging artist will enter the spot light this year for feature performances and exhibitions. Large‐scale artworks, film and performance will be scheduled at nearby Miami Beach spaces including the beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park. 2016 participants will include works organized around eight distinct sectors:
Main Galleries: The largest sector display of over 200 paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art.
Nova: Newer galleries and artists are presented for works created in the last three years.
Positions: Where individual artists present major projects giving curators, critics, and collectors the chance to discover new talent.
Edition: Focuses on leading publishers of multiples, prints and editioned art.
Kabinett: Thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases and solo shows for rising stars.
Survey: Devoted to art historical shows/projects, representing a range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches.
Film: A distinct program of films by and about artists. Shown on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center.
Magazines: A display of magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth.
The Art Basel 2016 exhibitions will be on view in three venues on Miami Beach. The Convention Center at 1901 Convention Center Drive. Collins Park located at 2100 Collins Avenue and Soundscape Park, 400 17th Street.
Day Ticket $50
Permanent Ticket $105
Students and Seniors with ID, and Groups of ten or more $30
Combination Ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami $60
Opening hours at the Convention Center
First Choice (by invitation only): Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11am to 4pm
Preview (by invitation only): Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4pm to 8pm
Vernissage (by invitation only): Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11am to 3pm
December 1 – 3pm to 8pm
December 2 through the 4th – 12 noon to 8pm