By Ronni Sandroff | Oct. 2015 | Letagemagazine.com
We can’t be the only ones who find five days too short to absorb over 500,000 square feet of exhibits by hundreds art galleries, 17 plus side fairs, and at least 7 special museum exhibits (not to mention all those parties). So L’Etage is asking Art Basel veterans to please send us your tricks, tips and peak experiences from previous years so we can assemble advice about navigating the overwhelming sea of riches. WRITE US AT: Info@letagemag.com
Art Basel has released the list of 267 art galleries from 32 countries who will exhibit at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 3 – December 6, 2015. The show added 29 new galleries this year. Only about half of the participating galleries have exhibition spaces in the U.S., so this show brings much seldom-seen art to our soil. We’ll bring you the schedule of cultural events, panels and talks that accompany Art Basel as soon as they’re released. And look for L’Etage’s upcoming list and comments on the other Miami and Miami Beach art shows and fairs scheduled to coincide with Art Basel.
Art Basel sectors organize the convention center
Each sector of Art Basel has its own committee of experts and selection process for participants.
Galleries, the main sector, features 191 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works.
Editions presents 12 global leaders in the field of prints and limited-editioned works.
Survey, which debuted last year, returns with 14 art historical projects.
Positions focuses on emerging artists, with 16 curated solo booths. Interestingly, it features an installation by Dan Bayles at François Ghebaly Gallery which will evolve during the show in response to other works on display.
Nova provides a platform for younger galleries to present new work by up to three artists and will feature 34 exhibitors.
Project based sectors, Kabinett, Public, and Film, will release their exhibitors over the coming months.
Related shows proliferate
South Florida’s leading museums time their strongest exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel.
Bass Museum of Art, undergoing renovation, presents a series of programs at the Miami Beach Library, directly across from the museum. A new performance by Sylvie Fleury is presented in December.
Design Miami/ featuring galleries specializing in twentieth and twenty-first century design will take place from December 2 to December 6, 2015, at Meridian & 19th Street, opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) will present ‘Shannon Ebner – A Public Character’ and ‘Alex Bag – The Van (Redux).
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ‘Carlos Salas: Latin America and the Global Imagination’ and Hortense Valpinçon
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will show ‘Pablo Picasso: Painted Ceramics and Works on Paper, 1931-71’, ‘War Horses: Helhesten and Danish Avant-Garde during World War II,’ ‘The Indestructible Lee Miller’, and ‘Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.’
Norton Museum of Art, ‘The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers’, ‘Vincent van Gogh’s The Poplars at Saint-Rémy,’ ‘Edgar Degas’ Portrait of Mlle.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in December will present ‘Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,’ ‘No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting.’
Wolfsonian-FIU, ‘Margin of Error’ and ‘Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern’
Private collections: Visitors from across the world will also have the opportunity to view the city’s internationally renowned private collections. This includes much-anticipated exhibitions at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and the Rubell Family Collection.