art basel

Art Basel is an event that brings together connoisseurs of the art world and artists and their galleries alike. Since 1970, Art Basel has been the supreme destination for the international art world. With fairs in Miami Beach, Hong Kong, and Basel – 20th and 21st century art displayed for both collectors and admirers to experience.

Whether you are an art collector or simply an admirer of fine art and upcoming artists, Art Basel is the premier show to attend and Miami is one of the host cities where you get to not only enjoy the art that is showcased but the city as well.

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Art Basel’s Miami Show

Art Basel has an American Show each year that takes place in Miami Beach. In the show, galleries come from all over the world to present their work, including Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Africa.

Each of the work includes significant pieces from experts of contemporary and modern art. The work from up and coming artists is also included to showcase a new generation of artists.

On display is photography, sculptures, paintings, installations, films, and high quality editioned work is features in the main exhibition hall. Outside, visitors are treated to larger pieces, performances, and films – surrounded by a view of nearby SoundScape Park and Collins Park.

According to Ted Loos of the New York Times:

Now in its 14th edition, Art Basel in Miami Beach is firmly entrenched as one of the most sought-after and meticulously planned events on the American art world calendar…About one-half of the galleries at Art Basel come from the United States or Latin America, and for dealers from places like Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, it’s the year’s biggest opportunity to connect with global buyers.


Past Showings and Exhibits

Some of the showings and exhibits in the past include such art as James Crump’sTroublemakers – The Story of Land Art. This documentary was featured in 2015 and is a look at land art in the 60s and 70s. It showed footage unseen in the past that included quite a few innovative artists such as Walter De Maria, Robert Smithson, and Michael Heizer. Spotlighting the American Southwest, this film takes a look at the journey of these iconic artists and their lives.

The live public opening was another highlight of the show which spotlighted performances from artists like Pope.L, Xavier Cha, and Yan Xing. These live performances were seen in the Public Sector of Collins Park which also had over 26 artists in total. The artists performed by re-imagining symbols and objects and based on a process of transformation by Nicholas Baume’s Metaforms.


Miami Beach Sights and Things To Do

While in Miami Beach, there are so many things to do for the world traveler. Experience cultural exhibits and art or enjoy a day at the beach where the rich and famous mingle with the crowds.

  • Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood. This center showcases live stage performances, contemporary art exhibitions, and educational programs for families.
  • Downtown Miami. For a leisure, cultural, and business combination, Downtown Miami offers historic shopping, emporiums, an international banking hub, and more – all nestled among iconic skyscrapers and a view of the Miami skyline.
  • South Beach. Ask anyone and they have most likely heard of the infamous South Beach where you can experience world class cuisine, an active nightlife, and art deco architecture with the Ocean Drive skyline which is world famous.


Enjoy International Cuisine

Miami is known for its superb international cuisine. Whether you’re looking for something from across the globe or local fare, you are sure to find exactly the right place to dine.

  • South and Central American Cuisine. You’ll find almost every nationality of food in Miami and if you enjoy South and Central American flavors, they’ve got you covered. From Peru and Columbia to Brazil and Argentina – enjoy such favorites as fresh cerviche, chorizo hash, and more. A couple of places to check out for the best South and Central American cuisine are Casabe 305 and Wynwood Kitchen and Bar.
  • Dine on the Waterfront. It wouldn’t make a trip to Florida complete without dining on the waterfront with the freshest seafood around. At Gibralter, enjoy Chilean Sea Bass, pan seared branzino, or black grouper crusted with potatoes. The unique aspect of this waterfront restaurant is that it sits on its own island. The Red Fish Grill is another gem of a restaurant nestled in a lagoon and surrounded by Biscayne Bay where you’ll find Caribbean Bouillabaisse and Cumin Crusted Bigeye Tuna.
  • Celebrity Restaurants. For a celebrity chef dining experience, check out Michael Swartz at one of his four restaurants in Miami such as Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink located in the Miami Design District. Michelle Bernstein showcases her culinary talent at Cena by Michyand Seagrape or maybe catch Tom Colicchio at Beachcraft in Miami Beach.


The Nightlife is Unparalleled

Miami nightlife is famous for its celebrity sightings and eclectic vision where you can listen to jazz, enjoy salsa dancing, savor the live music experience, or hit the hottest dance club. You can even take in Miami’s Latin flavor and enjoy the local experience.

  • Live Music. For local talent as well as national acts, check out The Filmore in Miami Beach, located at the Jackie Gleason Theater. You might also like hearing orchestras, bands, symphonies, and even famous musicians at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami.
  • Dance Clubs. Ready to dance all night? You can do that at E11EVEN, which is open 24 hours a day and even has a rooftop restaurant and lounge. For something a little more intimate,Wall Lounge has a DJ spinning tunes surrounded by a disco ball and glittered walls. It may be intimate but the energy is on fire at this dance club.


How to Get to Art Basel

Miami offers four general aviation airports and these are the three closest.

  • Miami International Airport’s General Aviation Center (MIA). MIA is centered in the same area as Miami’s commercial airport and has refueling services, private hangars, and an executive lounge.
  • Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB). TMB also features refueling services, a sauna and spa room, three lounges, and ground services.
  • Opa-Locka Executive Airport (OPF). OPF is a favored airport that has nine runways and offers customs and refueling services.


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