Spotlight on Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Balance by Rita McBride

Rita McBride, Balance, 2013, brass, ceramic, bronze, carbon composite, and steel, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY

Bienvenidos a Miami! The art world’s MVPs and art lovers worldwide are about to descend on Miami to take part in Art Basel Miami Beach. The fair will immerse visitors in four days of buying and selling art alongside experiential, special projects and informative panel talks, all set in beautiful Miami Beach.

The Last Sentence by Cheng Ran

Cheng Ran, The Last Sentence, 2013, single-channel HD video, color, and sound, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China and Lucerne, Switzerland

The fair is broken into seven sectors, balancing galleries’ curated booths of inventory with special projects both intimate and grandiose. Prints and multiples receive special attention this year as it is the first year for Edition, a sector of the fair in which established artists and top publishers of editioned work will display the fruit of their collaboration. Be sure to check out Gemini G.E.L and Two Palms while you’re there. The traditional art fair sector, Galleries, will be the center of activity. Be sure not to miss Alexander and Bonin, displaying conceptual sculpture by Rita McBride (American, b.1960), and Van Doren Waxter, displaying many abstract Contemporary artist such as Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994) and Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922–1993). Galerie Urs Meile, Bejing and Lucerne, which will be exhibiting Contemporary Chinese artwork, including the video work of Cheng Ran (Chinese, b.1981) and Annely Juda, and which represents the estate of the late Modern master sculpture Anthony Caro (British, 1924–2013), will surely have some treasures in their booth.

East of Eden NO.8 by Ye Hongxing

Ye Hongxing, East of Eden NO.8, crystal sticker collage on canvas, ART LEXÏNG, Miami, FL

When visitors have their fill of the indoors, but are still in the mood to revel in human creativity, they can do it on a monumental scale, experiencing the sector Public in Collin’s Park. Galleries in conjunction with the Bass Museum will present outdoor sculpture, inventions, and performances. Attendees will soak in the Miami sun while exploring the work of Carol Bove (Swiss, b.1971), represented by David Zwirner, as well as the sculptures of Matias Faldbakken (Norwegian, 1973), represented by Simon Lee.

Gossip by Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter, Gossip, chromogenic print, face-mounted, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York, NY

To gain insight into the art world and artists’ practices, visitors can attend numerous panels and conversations, and view archived video throughout the fair at the sector Talk. There will be no shortage of events going on in and around Miami Beach to keep art aficionados and industry professionals busy.

Untitled by Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, c.1979, gouache and graphite on paper, Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY

Art Basel Miami Beach
December 5–8, 2013
Miami Beach Convention Center
300 West 41st Street, #214 Miami Beach, FL 33140

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