19 Nov The Nation’s Largest Art Celebration of the Year – Art Basel Miami Beach 2019
Art Basel Miami Beach
Elysee residents will be able to experience a vibrant array of arts and entertainment just outside their doorstep. Miami is home to some of the nation’s most renowned museums, theaters and art events, including Art Basel, which takes place during Miami Art Week this year from December 5 to 8.
Starting in early December, art aficionados will draw to the Miami Beach Convention Center to experience the country’s largest and most renowned celebration of the arts. Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 268 leading galleries from 35 countries, showcasing the work of more than 4,000 artists whose talents span multiple mediums.
This celebrated annual event boasts an impressive selection of modern and contemporary masterpieces for spectators and collectors to peruse and admire, as well as a variety of exciting, immersive experiences hosted via one-of-a-kind installations. The weeklong event also brings some of the most exclusive rooftop parties, dinners, and shopping opportunities to glittering downtown Miami, catering to art lovers of all tastes and interests.
The History of Art Basel
Art Basel is an annual international art fair that originated in Basel, Switzerland in 1970. Art Basel was initially envisioned an event that brought together artists, collectors, curators and critics from all over the globe, and has gone on to earn great international acclaim.
Art Basel Miami Beach is the beating heart of modern day Miami’s thriving year-round arts culture, which boasts a vibrant gallery scene, cutting-edge museums and world-class street art.
Exhibits at Art Basel Miami Beach
The exhibition space at the Miami Beach Convention Center is divided into eight distinct areas: Galleries, Nova, Positions, Edition, Kabinett, Survey, Magazines and Meridians.
Nova is designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists with works created in the last three years. Positions allows visitors to explore works from recently discovered artists, and solo artists within this section have the opportunity to present one major project. Edition features leading international publishers of editioned works, which are defined as a “copy or replica of a work of art made from a master.” Kabinett focuses on work by single artists or themed group exhibitions. Survey is dedicated to works displaying art history through the form of solo demonstrations and dramatic exhibitions.
Magazines displays art publications from around the world, with the editors and publishers from these publications often attending a series of conversational panels. These “conversations” are conducted for the duration of Art Basel Miami Beach, and consists of panel discussions and group lectures.
The newest and most ambitious area inside the convention center, Meridians, has been curated by Mexico City-based art critic and independent curator Magalí Arriola. Meridians will boldly display large-scale works, ranging from sculptures to moving image works and performances.
A free public display is planned for Collins Park in collaboration with The Bass Art Museum, offering impressive outdoor sculptures and installations.
Tickets to Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center start at $65 per person.
Miami Art Week | Surrounding Scene
Although Miami Art Week orbits around Art Basel, many surrounding art museums will also participate with their own hotly anticipated exhibits. Make sure to add the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) to the Miami Art Week itinerary – this iconic landmark is just moments from Elysee’s luxury condominium residences, with architecture impressive enough to be considered a work of art in its own right. Don’t miss out on featured exhibitions with works such as Teresita Fernandez’s “Elemental,” George Segal’s “Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael.”
Miami is also home to some of the world’s most impressive private art collections, all within minutes of Elysee. The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the De la Cruz Collection and well as the Rubell Museum, will be reopening in the Wynwood Art District just in time for Art Basel. Fair attendees and residents are encouraged to enjoy a stroll through this famously colorful district of Miami, as well as nearby South Beach and Downtown.
Miami Art Week | Satellite Fairs
There will be a number of special “satellite fairs” taking place around town as an extension of Art Basel Miami Beach. In fact, just outside of the convention center guests will be able to enjoy a special Design Miami tent showcasing 20th and 21st century work from leading international galleries.
The New Miami Lives Here
Elysee residents enjoy convenient access to Miami’s flourishing arts and culture scene, thanks to the tower’s proximity to Wynwood Arts District, the Miami Design District, Midtown, Brickell, Downtown and Miami Beach. Grand waterfront residences featuring unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay and an accompanying menu of bespoke amenities and services are now available. Sales gallery now open: 2955 NE 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33137. To schedule a private presentation, call 305.709.0134
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