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Art Basel Miami will celebrate its tenth year with 260 galleries

20 September 2011

Art Basel Miami Beach, considered the most prestigious art fair in the U.S., will celebrate its tenth anniversary of 1 to 4 December with an ambitious program that includes 260 recognized gallery worldwide and works of over two thousand modern and contemporary artists.

“Over the past ten years, Art Basel Miami Beach has evolved” a vibrant newcomer fair “major international art exhibition l2as Americas,” the organization said today in a statement.

This exhibition, sister held in Switzerland, has exciting news this year, including the collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art in the section entitled “Public Art”, which Collins Park will offer exclusive works of established and emerging artists.

In addition, the “Art Video” will be presented outdoors in the great wall of projections of the New World Center, designed by American architect Frank Gehry.

Between 2002 and 2011, the show has gradually increased its space by more than 50% and increased the presence of selected galleries, both consolidated and emerging, to reach $ 260 in the next edition.

Another interesting factor of this event is that artistic works exhibited in public spaces “have transformed numerous locations throughout Miami Beach”, a city that is flooded at that time countless side events.

Also, have joined in this decade important private collections, and de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, CIFO, Rubell Family Collection and Margulies Collection, among others.

Art Basel Miami Beach has become a show where art, sales and playful, festive join hands to attract collectors, museum directors, curators and lovers of this experience.

For their part, Latino artists largely light that brings this fair in their editions to both emerging Latino artists and historical figures.

In 2010, more than a dozen Latin American galleries were selected and the work of Latino artists in the sections could be seen as important as “Art Galleries”, “Art Kabinett” or “Art Positions”.

“Art Galleries”, perhaps the main section of the fair with over 200 galleries, of which more than half come from outside the United States, will present on this occasion 26 galleries of Latin America, 9 from Asia and 2 Africa.

The “Art kabinnet” focuses on thematic group exhibitions, presentations and exhibits historic and artistic individual stars emerging.

As for “Art Nova”, another centerpiece of the show, this year will feature 42 emerging and established galleries from 17 countries. Each one will present new works by two or three artists, with a total of 109 artists.

This is an opportunity to “see pieces fresh from the workshops of artists from around the world and makes it ideal section to discover the latest artistic trends,” said Art Basel Miami Beach.

Other sections include “Art Positions”, where they accommodate projects of emerging artists, “Art Basel Conversations”, which provides access to information on key aspects of the art world “Art Salon”, for debate on current issues contemporary art and “Film Art” and “Video Art”

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