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Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Damien Lee Gilliams Damien Lee Gilliams Follow Nov 17, 2019 · 3 mins read
Art Basel Miami Beach 2019
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Art Basel Miami Beach: A Panorama of Artistic Splendor

Art Basel in Miami Beach, a spectacle that convened 269 premier galleries, unfolded as an extraordinary testament to the evolution of artistic expression. Spanning the spectrum from early 20th-century Modern art to the cutting-edge present, the exhibition served as a global nexus for the convergence of artistic visions.

Diverse Representation on a Global Canvas

While stalwart galleries from the United States and Latin America maintained a robust presence, Art Basel welcomed a procession of new and returning exhibitors from far-reaching corners of the world – Asia, Europe, and Africa. The infusion of 20 first-time participants, including noteworthy establishments like Barro Arte Contemporáneo from Buenos Aires, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Company Gallery, and Karma from New York, and Galería Agustina Ferreyra from Mexico City, heightened the international tapestry.

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Shaping the Narrative

Art Basel’s narrative unfolded with nuanced chapters, showcasing a spectrum of galleries and artists from Asia. New entrants from the region, such as 10 Chancery Lane Gallery from Hong Kong, Magician Space from Beijing, and ROH Projects from Jakarta, added vibrant brushstrokes to the canvas. Additionally, the return of Taka Ishii Gallery from Tokyo and Edouard Malingue Gallery from Hong Kong and Shanghai after a hiatus underscored the global resonance of the event.

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Innovation and Inclusion

Art Basel in Miami Beach embraced innovation with a sliding-scale pricing model, opening its main sector to a younger generation of galleries. Clearing, Gaga, High Art, hunt kastner, Karma, Maisterravalbuena, Revolver Galería, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, and Société made their debut, injecting a fresh vitality into the artistic conversation.

Meridians: Pushing Artistic Boundaries

The fair launched a groundbreaking sector titled Meridians, curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo. Staged in the Grand Ballroom of the MBCC, this expansive space hosted 34 large-scale sculptures, paintings, installations, film and video projections, and performances, challenging the conventional art fair layout.

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Global Confluence of Collectors and Institutions

The event attracted leading private collectors from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Representatives from approximately 200 museums and institutions converged, contributing to the rich cultural tapestry woven at Art Basel in Miami Beach.

In the words of Noah Horowitz, Director Americas, Art Basel, “The gallery presentations were of exceptional quality throughout the fair, reinforcing Art Basel as the leading forum for modern and contemporary art in the region.”

An unforgettable cultural event that transcended boundaries, Art Basel Miami Beach stood as a testament to the enduring power and dynamism of the artistic imagination.

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Damien Lee Gilliams
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Your Editor-in-Chief and Website Developer. Damien is a Sebastian native and a graduate of University of Florida in Computer Engineering: Digital Arts and Sciences. He founded to help promote positive news in his beloved hometown.