(Miami Beach, USA)
The premier art show in the Americas, Art Basel Miami Beach inaugurates its 16th edition today, December 6th (invitees only – the opening for the general audience is on Friday, December 8th). Visitors can expect a larger exhibition space – meaning larger booths, wider aisles and enhanced lounging areas –, as well as the addition of 20 new galleries to the fair.
The list of newcomers includes Brazilian galleries Galeria Jaqueline Martins and Ricardo Camargo, both based in São Paulo. Asides from them, another 17 galleries from the country take part in the show, most of them at the main Galleries sector. Such a substantial presence – it increased by almost 27% if compared to last year – also means that many PIPA participants will have their works displayed in the fair. Finalists Cristiano Lenhardt, Marina Rheingantz (Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel’s booth), Marcelo Moscheta (Galeria Vermelho‘s booth) and Eduardo Berliner (Casa Triângulo‘s booth), as well as winners Renata Lucas and Marcius Galan (Luisa Strina‘s booth), are just some of them.
Asides from Galleries, the fair is divided in five major sectors: Edition, presenting prints and editioned works; Position, in which galleries showcase one major project by single artist; Survey, featuring 16 focused presentations of work created before 2000; and Nova, which allows galleries to display new work by up to three artists. PIPA Prize Nominating Committee member Rosângela Rennó is one of the artists featured in Nova, presenting a project about memory and violence at Mor Charpentier alongside Teresa Margolles at the Tanya Leighton booth.
In total, 268 galleries take part in the show. Better hurry to make sure you can see it all until Sunday, December 10th, when Art Basel Miami Beach comes to an end. See below some of the works featured in this edition of Art Basel Miami Beach:
Art Basel Miami Beach 2017
On view from December 6th through the 10th
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Drive Avenue