Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017

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December 7-10, 2017  Miami Beach Convention Center

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017 will feature 268 premier galleries from 32 countries. Now in its 16th edition, Art Basel in Miami Beach brings together art enthusiasts from all over the world to explore the many dimensions of Modern and contemporary art offered by the show’s sectors.


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New Floorplan and Show Design: As a result of the ongoing renovations of the Miami Beach Convention Center (which began in 2015), this year’s show will feature an expanded exhibition layout and enhanced show design that will allow for larger booths, wider aisles and improved lounging and dining options
New Exhibitors: Along with a high number of returning exhibitors, the show will feature 20 galleries that will participate in the Basel show for the very first time, including 10 from the Americas, 8 from Europe, and 3 from Asia. New exhibitors include: Applicat-Prazan, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Múrias Centeno, Inman Gallery, Isla Flotante, Patron, among others
Galleries: The main sector of the show — Galleries — will feature 198 exhibitors specializing in Modern and contemporary art. The sector will include several exhibitors who are graduating into Galleries from the Feature or Survey sector and will now present their overall exhibition program, including 47 Canal and Bureau from the US, Kalfayan Galleries from Europe, and Tokyo Gallery + BTAP from Asia.
Nova & Positions:  The Nova sector — presenting works created within the last three years — will feature 29 galleries, of which five are completely new to the show. The Positions sector will be dedicated to curated solo projects by individual artists. Of the 14 galleries presenting, seven will be completely new to the show.
Survey: Now in its fourth year, Survey will bring together 16 galleries that will present artworks created prior to the year 2000. Several galleries will showcase strong political presentations, including The Box, with Judith Bernstein’s work that explores political landscapes and power structure; espaivisor, with works by Chilean artist Carlos Leppe created during Pinochet’s dictatorship; and Richard Saltoun Gallery, with works by Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo, who lived through and criticized the ‘Dirty War’ period (1974-83). 
Kabinett: A highly praised sector of the show, Kabinett allows galleries to display carefully curated exhibitions within their booth. Projects can range from thematic group exhibitions to art-historical showcases and solo shows for rising stars. This year, Kabinett will feature 25 exciting projects, with more than half of the participants presenting works by female artists.
New Curator for Public: Situated in Miami Beach’s Collins Park, Public presents site-specific sculptures and performances by artists from across the globe. This year, independent curator and critic Philipp Kaiser will curate the sector for the first time. More details will be announced in the coming months.  
 Film: The sector presents a dynamic program of films selected by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx. In addition, New York-based film curator Marian Masone selects a feature-length film for a special screening at the Colony Theatre. More details will be announced in the coming months. 
Conversations: Art Basel’s long-established talks program will once again offer audiences first-hand access to renowned culture speakers and opinion leaders from across the international art world. More details will be announced in the coming months. 
New Developments in Miami’s Art Scene: 2017 is also an important year for Miami’s cultural institutions with The Bass re-opening after a period of renovation and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) inaugurating its new building in the heart of the Miami Design District
Key Dates
Private Day (by invitation only)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Vernissage (by invitation only)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Public Days
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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