This week art takes Miami. During these days the entire art world is anxious about what is happening in Miami. The Miami art week has started with a vast variety of art fairs, installations, pop-up shows and other events, showing the latests trends in the market. From the 2nd to the 8th of December, Miami becomes the star in the art market with an impressive mix of different cultures. All these events, and mainly Art Basel Miami Beach, attract a large number of international art collectors, artists and art experts to Miami. With UBS as the most important sponsor, Art Basel Miami Beach becomes the annual favorite spot in the international art world, with over 50,000 visitors.
Launched in 2002 copying the Swiss formula of Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach has become one of the most prominent art fairs in the market, where visitors can dive in the dynamic scene offered by the contemporary art. Moreover, this fair has today become as well the new platform for the promotion of Latin-American art in the international market due to the strong presence of artists and collectors coming from these regions. In fact, this fair defines itself as the nexus between North America and Latin America.
Gabriel Orozco art display at Marian Goodman Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. Source: Highsnobiety
On its 12th edition, the art fair has brought together 303 exhibitors with an innovative and superb art display. Unique artworks, installations, videos and performances invade the fair venue, creating a world of colour and pure creative expression. During these days, the fair offers attractive programmes with site-specific artworks and public installations, talks and discussion panels, as well as guided tours around the show, in order to provide visitors the opportunity of getting involved in art scene and see how this fascinating market operates.
Installation by Doug Aitken Rotem and Phu Hoang at Exhale Pavilion. Source: Inhabitat
The fair opens its doors to public this evening and will remain open until 8th of December. However, the private opening took place last evening where the most significant international buyers had the opportunity to appreciate and buy art before anyone else. Therefore, the private view is the day where most of the transactions are done.
More by Doug Aitken at 303 Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. Source: Artobserved
In addition, there are multiple very interesting art fairs taking place in Miami during this week. Art shows as NADA Art Fair, Scope Miami, Aqua Art Miami, Pulse Miami, UNTITLED, Context, Brazil Art Fair or Miami Project, together with Art Basel Miami Beach transform the city into art performance itself.
Therefore, do not lose track on what is going on in Miami and if you are around the city, enjoy the magnificent arty ambience.
Have a lovely day!