Visiting Art Basel 2018 in Miami Beach

Posted on 04 December in
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Art Basel made its name featuring the best contemporary art and modern masterpieces over the years. Whether you’re a regular visitor or Art Basel novice, follow along as we share some exciting information about the 2018 Art Basel Miami Beach event.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Miami Beach Convention Center – 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

The annual Art Basel event in Miami Beach, Florida will occur 6-9 of December 2018. Everyone in the art world will settle in Miami Beach for a few days to connect with established names and discover emerging artists. This event connects the contemporary art community, without serving simply as a market targeted at buyers. It also serves to stoke curiosity in spectators, students, and art lovers alike. There are two other events each year, one in the city of the event’s origin, Basel, and in Hong Kong.

Courtesy Art Basel

Contemporary Art Show

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 is set up for international success with their contemporary art show. This American show will feature art galleries from both North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Guests can expect contemporary art show presentations of paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, installations, and more. This year will showcase many contemporary artists.

Galerie Perrotin, Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, Courtesy Art Basel

Contemporary artists help us deal with all the uncertainties of daily life. By creating thought-provoking and interesting images or sculptures, our perspectives can shift and sometimes even change the world. What we can expect from this year’s event is a celebration of diversity. There will certainly be artists addressing current events such as migration, climate change, political challenges, and human connection. The narratives will be as varied as the mediums and diverse backgrounds of artists and gallerists. This event creates a platform for voices that are ignored or misrepresented, such as those in the Latin American, Afro-Caribbean, and queer spheres.

Billie Zangewa, ‘afternoon delight I’, 2018, silk collage via Blank Projects (booth N14) | Nova 2018, Courtesy Art Basel

Contemporary Art Show – Artist Highlights

Simone Leigh has made a name for herself in the contemporary art world as a ceramicist with a unique story sharing themes of feminism and racial politics with ethnographic evidence. Her work will be on display in the Galleries section of Art Basel Miami Beach by Luhring Augustine.

Stop by Tyler Rollins Fine Art for a pensive collection by Vietnamese-American artist Tiffany Chung. She presents the issue of migration as depicted in drawings, paintings, and embroideries. Her use of cartographic research offers a unique vision enhanced by her own perspective as a Vietnam War refugee.

Jeffrey Gibson creates a celebration of Native American heritage with his work involving geometric designs. His work will be on display by Roberts Projects inside the Nova section of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018.

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Design Miami/

Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach, Florida

Design Miami/ will take place alongside Art Basel Miami Beach this December 2018. There is also an annual show in Basel, Switzerland each June at the original Art Basel location. The featured galleries exhibit exclusive pieces of iconic and contemporary design. It also provides a conversation between artists, designers, gallery owners, and more.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Centre 1 Harbour Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China

The 6th annual Art Basel Hong Kong edition was open to the public 29-31 March 2018. This is the most important annual art event in Asia and this year alone hosted 250 galleries from 32 countries for artists to be showcased and art collectors to peruse. Art Basel Hong Kong celebrates the rich history of Asia and Asia-Pacific as well as the diversity present in the artistic community. It’s not only for big names, which would only serve those already basking in their creative glory. It also highlights young artists and undiscovered names in contemporary art.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 featuring art by Gilbert and George. Photo Courtesy: Art Basel.

Art Basel 2018

Since its inception in 1970, Art Basel has grown to Miami Beach and Hong Kong events, but the Switzerland remains the largest crowd. Discover more images and news on the Art Basel Instagram.

Galleria Fonti, artwork by Salvatore Emblema, Courtesy Art Basel 2018

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