Blissed Out at Basel
It’s December 1st and the tenth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach is officially in full swing.
Running through the weekend, Art Basel “features contemporary works by more than 2,000 artists offered from some 265 major galleries representing five continents, as well as an array of events, satellite fairs extending from Miami Beach to vibrant new Miami art districts like Wynwood, and of course the jet-set parties roaring up and down the Art Deco corridors of Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue,” says Time’s Global Spin blog.
Miami billionaire and art collector extraordinaire Norman Braman (who helped bring Art Basel to Florida) tells Global Spin, “There’s no question that this is now the foremost art fair in the U.S.”
The fair’s tenth anniversary will inaugurate a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art on the Art Public sector, which will transform Collins Park with unique artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging talents. For the first time, Art Video will be presented free to the public in SoundScape Park on the large-scale outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, designed by Frank Gehry.
If the main event is not your cup of tea, follow Huffington Post’s Miami blog for daily reports on the best under-the-radar happenings. There are, quite literally, hundreds of different events going on daily in Miami this weekend. There’s something for everyone during the Miami fair season.
And when your appetite for art is fully satisfied, head over to the Electric Pickle to check out the beachy club scene and kick back or find your groove via the sounds of Culpirt. If it turns out that music or a 24 hour party is a better fit for you, return to Miami in March for Winter Music Conference.
Finally, here’s StyleCaster‘s list of eight artists not to be missed at the Miami fairs. By all means, enjoy! And don’t forget to report your findings back to us here on WallSpin.
- Art Basel Miami: How the Seaside City Became a Cultural Hotspot (globalspin.blogs.time.com)
- Scene City: At Art Basel Miami Beach, Insiders Meet Newcomers – Scene City (nytimes.com)
- Live Blogging From Art Basel Miami Beach (LIVE BLOG) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Your Guide to Miami’s Art Basel (marieclaire.com)