Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach returns this December for its 13th edition with 267 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. 2014 will mark the debut of Survey, a new sector dedicated to precise art-historical projects. In addition to showing premier artworks ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary pieces across five gallery sectors, many galleries will present works in Art Basel’s project-based sectors: Kabinett, Public and Film. The Art Basel show in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 4 to December 7, 2014.
Attracting leading collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe, Art Basel in Miami Beach ranks as the premier art show of the Americas, with 50 percent of the galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. Alongside a strong presence of returning galleries from North America, first-time exhibitors from the United States will include Clifton Benevento, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Honor Fraser, Garth Greenan Gallery, Michael Jon, Menconi + Schoelkopf and Simone Subal Gallery. The show will again be marked by a strong presence of galleries with spaces across Latin America, with first-time exhibitors including Central Galeria de Arte and Galeria Bergamin from Brazil, and SlyZmud from Argentina. Reflecting Art Basel’s truly global reach, the show will feature leading galleries with spaces across Asia, including new participants Take Ninagawa and Y++ Wada Fi ne Arts from Japan and Beijing Commune from China. Overall, this year’s participants have exhibition spaces in 31 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay. For the full exhibitor list, please visitartbasel.com/miamibeach/exhibitors.
Comprising 192 of the world’s leading galleries, the Galleries sector is the centerpiece of the show. With a reapplication rate of 100 percent, the selection process was particularly competitive this year. Returning galleries will be joined, following a hiatus, by The Approach, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Maccarone, Giò Marconi Gallery and ShanghART, while two galleries who previously presented their artists in Nova will exhibit in the sector for the first time: Casas Riegner and galerie frank elbaz. For the full gallery list, please visit artbasel.com/miamibeach/galleries.
Survey – the new sector dedicated to precise art-historical projects ranging from solo shows to thematic exhibitions – will launch in Miami Beach with 13 select galleries. The sector will present nine solo exhibitions: Ralston Crawford (Menconi + Schoelkopf),Paul Feeley (Garth Greenan Gallery), Poul Gernes (Galleri Bo Bjerggaard), Tetsuya Ishida (Y++ Wada Fine Arts), Alison Knowles (James Fuentes), Lotty Rosenfeld (espaivisor), Niki de Saint Phalle (Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois),Michelle Stuart (Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects) and Alfredo Volpi (Galeria Bergamin). These presentations will be shown a longside group exhibitions by: The Taller Torres-García (Cecilia de Torres); Henry Darger and Marcel Storr (Andrew Edlin Gallery); Andrei Monastyrski, Valie Export and Alfons Schilling (Charim Galerie); and Gina Pane, Rosemarie Castoro, Lenora de Barros and Lydia Okumura (Broadway 1602). Further information on the individual projects will be announced in the coming weeks. For the full gallery list, please visit artbasel.com/miamibeach/survey.
Providing younger galleries with a platform to present new work by up to three artists, Nova will feature 34 exhibitors. The sector will include work by David Diao (Galería Marta Cervera); Tania Candiani (Instituto de visión); Laure Prouvost (MOT International);Uri Aran, Ara Dymond and Mairead O’hEocha (mother’s tankstation); Shinro Ohtake, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Ryoko Aoki (Take Ninagawa); Oscar Muñoz, Voluspa Jarpa, Teresa Margolles (mor charpentier); Jon Pestoni, Sam Pulitzer (Real Fine Arts); and a performance installation by Brazilian artists Cibelle Cavalli Bastos and Patr icia Lei te (Mendes Wood). For the full gallery list, please visit artbasel.com/miamibeach/nova.
The 16 curated solo booths of Positions will provide a focused insight into individual practices, from conceptual artists Sam Ekwurtzel (Simone Subal Gallery), Julien Carreyn (Crèvecoeur), and Nino Cais (Central Galeria de Arte) to painters Meleko Mokgosi (Honor Fraser), Florian & Michael Quistrebert (Galerie Juliètte Jongma), and Borden Capalino (Ramiken Crucible). The sector will also include research-based projects by Faivovich & Goldberg (SlyZmud), urban installations by Ishmael Randall Weeks (Revolver Galería), multi-media work by Maria Laet (Galeria Marilia Razuk), an installation by Thomas Julier(RaebervonStenglin), a reflection on architectural destructio n by Hrair Sarkissian (Kalfayan Galleries), new sculptures by Zak Kitnick (Clifton Benevento), and explorations of digital communication by Lucie Stahl (Freedman Fitzpatrick) and Constant Dullaart (Carroll / Fletcher). Demonstrating the range of the sector, Tracey Rose (Dan Gunn) will convert the traditional gallery booth into a stage to present a play with actors performing continuously throughout the show. For the full gallery list, please visitartbasel.com/miamibeach/positions.
Following the success of its Miami Beach premiere in 2013, Edition will return with 12 global leaders in the field of prints and limited-editioned works: Alan Cristea Gallery, Crown Point Press, GDM, Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Sabine Knust, Carolina Nitsch, Pace Prints, Paragon, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Paul Stolper Gallery, STPI, and Two Palms. For the full gallery list, please visitartbasel.com/miamibeach/edition.
Another highlight of the Miami Beach show is Film, a premier program of films by and about artists, selected by David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx, and Zurich collector This Brunner. Curated around the theme of ‘Playfulness’, David Gryn will present over 70 films and videos by an international roster of artists including ‘Ex Romance’ by Charles Atlas (Luhring Augustine), hand drawn animations by Atsushi Kaga (mother’s tankstation), and work by Laure Prouvost (MOT International). Gryn’s program will again be shown in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. To further integrate Film within the art fair and to allow for ideal viewing conditions, Art Basel will unveil a newl y design ed film viewing room within the exhibition halls. This Brunner’s feature-film selection will be announced later this fall.
Also returning to Art Basel is Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of New York City’s Public Art Fund, who will curate Public – the outdoor installation of large sculptural works – for the second time. Further information on Public and Film will be released during the fall, along with this year’s selection for Kabinett – separate curated interventions delineated within the standard gallery booth – and Art Basel’s renowned Conversations and Salon series of panels and talks.
In response to the ever-increasing popularity of the Miami Beach show with arts patrons from all over the world, Art Basel’s opening structure this year will shift slightly with the official Vernissage moving from the evening of December 3 to the morning of December 4, giving exhibitors expanded time to focus on collectors and art world professionals.