Art Basel hits Miami

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Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach opens today at the Miami Beach Convention Center with 267 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The show will run until December 7.

Attracting leading collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe, Art Basel in Miami Beach ranks as the premier art show of the Americas, with 50 percent of the galleries having exhibition spaces in the region.

Alongside a strong presence of returning galleries from North America, first-time exhibitors from the United States will include Clifton Benevento, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Honor Fraser, Garth Greenan Gallery, Michael Jon, Menconi + Schoelkopf and Simone Subal Gallery.

This year will mark the debut of Survey, a new sector dedicated to precise art-historical projects. In addition to showing premier artworks ranging from modern masters to the latest contemporary pieces across five gallery sectors, many galleries will present works in Art Basel’s project-based sectors: Kabinett, Public and Film.

The show will again be marked by a strong presence of galleries with spaces across Latin America, with first-time exhibitors including Central Galeria de Arte and Galeria Bergamin from Brazil, and SlyZmud from Argentina. Reflecting Art Basel’s truly global reach, the show will feature leading galleries with spaces across Asia, including new participants Take Ninagawa and Y++ Wada Fine Arts from Japan and Beijing Commune from China.