Art aficionados are getting ready to descend on the hottest upcoming art show in Miami, Florida. Artists from every local gallery as well as others around the world will be there. This cultural highlight will combine breathtaking artwork from North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa with music, film, and design crossover events. With so much to see and do, here’s everything you need to know about Art Basel Miami 2019.
What is Art Basel Miami?
This contemporary fair will be showcasing over 268 art galleries from more than 35 countries. Over 4,000 artists will be exhibiting their work, drawing a crowd of at least 83,000 art dealers, aficionados, and collectors. It will definitely be the place to be if you enjoy art exhibits as there will be plenty of surrounding events, parties, and satellite fairs to enjoy at the same time during Miami Art Week. Every local art gallery in South Florida is expected to host their own special events. One such art gallery is the Americas Collection in the city of Coral Gables, just 11 miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The fair was originally launched in Switzerland in 2002 by three art gallerists by the names of Baltz Hilt, Ernst Beyeler, and Trudi Bruckner. Miami became an ideal sister location because of its position between North and South America. The city of Miami has since become a bustling art gallery scene with its vibrant collection of street art and museums. American artists make their appearance in at least 40% of worldwide art collections, and many of them are sure to be found at this premier art fair.
When And Where Will Art Basel 2019 Be Held?
This fine arts fair will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5-8, 2019, in Miami, Florida. Tickets for this local event are available at the convention center or online for $65 per person. Students and seniors can purchase tickets for $45 each. Four-day passes can be obtained as well for $145. Free shuttle services and transportation services will be provided during the art week for convenient access to the numerous exhibits and galleries throughout the South Florida area.
Must See Highlights
For Art Basel Miami, the Miami Beach Convention Center enter will be divided into several sectors. The Nova sector will highlight innovative artwork from newly emerging artists. The sector Kabinett will dedicate its focus on exhibits from the armed groups and single artists. The Survey sector will utilize its space with thematic and solo art history projects. If you like listening to and participating in various lectures and panel discussions, you will want to make sure to check out the Conversations sector.
The newest sector called Meridians will be featured in the Grand Ballroom of the convention center. It will showcase monumental sculptures and performance art curated by Magali Arriola, a critic and chief local art gallery curator from Mexico City. The free Public sector will be open to the public at Collins Park. It will display intriguing installations and sculptures from specific sites.
The Art Basel Miami event is the place you will want to be this December with every local art gallery in the area and many around the world expected to be in attendance. With so much to see and do, you can experience the time of your life taking in the amazing cultural exhibitions and events the heart of Miami has to offer. Don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime!