Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach is the sister fair to the original Art Basel, founded in Basel Switzerland in 1970. In 2001, the fair traveled to Miami Beach for the first time and has shown annually here ever since, capitalizing on its unique geography as the nexus of North America and Latin America.

At Art Basel Miami Beach 500,000 square-feet of exhibition space is divided into seven sectors, Galleries, Nova, Positions, Edition, Kabinett, Public, Film, and Magazines. These sectors allow visitors to navigate the fair and experience the many dimensions of modern and contemporary art. For instance, much of the fair consists of the Galleries sector where individual galleries present a range of work inside their booths. Positions consist of the work of a single artist and Nova features new works. Editions will premiere this year featuring leading publishers of editions works and prints.

One of the most engaging sectors is Public. Set at Collins Park in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art since 2011, outdoor sculptures, site specific installations, and performance art can be found free to the public. The Film sector also presents work in an outdoor venue (in addition to at the convention center) at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center’s SoundScape Park, which features a 7,000 square-foot projection wall to showcase video art.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 will start at 3 – 7 Dec 2014. Here are the highlights :


De La Cruz

de la Cruz Collection | ‘Beneath The Surface’

Dec 02 – Dec 06, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Beneath The Surface brings together a selection of works from a generation of artists who are redefining post-war art movements. Through a variety of practices that include New Abstraction and Figurative Painting, these artists are responding to the consequences of globalization. For historical, sociological, and conceptual reasons, the works selected for this year’s exhibition are subjective representations of our new American landscape.  Click HERE for more information.


The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse | ‘Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition’

Dec 02 – Dec 07, 2014 9:00 am

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a non-profit institution located in a 45,000 square foot retro-fitted warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. The Warehouse presents seasonal exhibitions from the collection of renowned collector Martin Z. Margulies as well as educational programs, & special exhibitions and an international loan program.  Click HERE for more information.


‘Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection’

Dec 03 – Dec 07, 2014 9:00 am

Featuring artwork exhibited for the first time at the CIFO Art Space. Organized by CIFO’s curatorial team, the exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with contributions from Michael Asbury, Sergio Martins, Kaira Cabañas, Nadja Rottner, Barbara Gordon and Mika Yoshitake.

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Rubell Family Collection | ‘To Have and to Hold: 50 Years of Marriage and Collecting’

Dec 03 – Dec 07, 2014 9:00 am

The Foundation’s first floor galleries have been given over to six solo exhibitions featuring commissioned bodies of work by Will Boone, Aaron Curry, Lucy Dodd, Mark Flood, David Ostrowski and Kaari Upson. The second floor looks back at the Rubells’ history of collecting, offering a loose chronology of early as well as recent acquisitions. Works by Marlene Dumas, Josh Kline, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and many others.

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Crowdfunding Meet & Greet

Dec 03 – Dec 07, 2014 3:00 pm

Meet members of the team, learn about the exciting projects that have already come to life as a result of this collaborative initiative, and discover how to apply with your project for the Art Basel curated page on Kickstarter.

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MEƎM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet about the Internet

Dec 03 – Dec 04, 2014 8:00 pm

Do not miss the chance to see MEƎM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About the Internet, an immersive performance by Ryan McNamara. It will take place at 8pm and 10:30pm on Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4, with a by-invitation performance on Tuesday, December 2 at Miami Grand Theater (the former Playboy theater) at Castle Beach Resort, 5445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

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Art Basel | Public Opening Night

Dec 03, 2014 8:30 pm

A special evening program with live performances, as part of the Public sector. Curated by Nicholas Baume, Director & Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York. Produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art. Artist Performances : Alix Pearlstein, Liz Glynn & Dawn Kasper, Ryan Gander, Christian Falsnaes

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The Premier International Art Show

Dec 04 – Dec 07, 2014 3:00 pm

267 leading galleries from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to today’s emerging stars.

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Tim Burton: Big Eyes (2014)

Dec 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered, though: Keane’s art was not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams).

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