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Art Basel Miami Beach

ART BASEL, Miami

View of Art Basel Miami Beach 2016. © Art Basel.
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Monica Uszerowicz

It has been hard, lately, to think about art. I don’t mean to imply that art isn’t powerful, transformative, or even a necessary distraction. The problem, really, is that it’s been hard to think about anything besides the new president-elect, or how every check I deposit helps fund the poisoning... continue reading
Art Basel Miami Beach

ART BASEL, Miami

View of Art Basel Miami Beach, 2015.
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Direlia Lazo

As is appropriate for its place in the calendar, Art Basel Miami Beach is a fair of reaffirmations and revisitations rather than new discoveries. Its great achievement has been, over its 14 years, to stimulate the artistic life of the city in which it takes place. More broadly, there are... continue reading
Art Basel Miami Beach

ART BASEL, Miami

View of Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, 2014.
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Nickolas Calabrese

The site of the apocalypse is not spatial, but temporal, and right now it is in Miami. Every December, clouds of glowering collectors stumble onto and through each other, fingering abstract paintings and driving rented Lambos. Perversely, beyond the work of certain depraved dealers, conniving collectors, and the substandard artists... continue reading
Art Basel Miami Beach

ART BASEL, Miami

View of Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, 2013.
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Karen Archey

Within sixty seconds of walking into the Miami Beach Convention Center, I had already seen two White Men Wearing Google Glass(1)—a new, supremely annoying demographic fitting seamlessly into the obnoxious displays of wealth that have long characterized Art Basel Miami Beach. Admittedly, there isn’t much surprising about the presence of... continue reading
Miami Beyond Art Basel

NADA / UNTITLED /SCOPE FAIRS / MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS, Miami

View of NADA, 2012, Deauville Beach Resort, Miami 2012.
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Jane Simon

Satellites: it’s getting awfully crowded out here in outer space. Nearly twenty “satellite” fairs have developed around the core of Art Basel Miami Beach, aka “the big fair.” So what happens when one exits the artificially-lit warren of booths in the Convention Center, leaving the insularity of planet Basel to... continue reading
Art Basel Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, Miami

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972.
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Jane Simon

Much can be—and, of course, has been—said about the role of Art Basel in the global art market. It’s a fair, after all, that can turn certain “peripheral” cities into cultural centers. What was Basel, what was Miami, before the advent of the art fair? In particular, Art Basel laid... continue reading

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