Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

12th edition. Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works are displayed in the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches.

Rabarama's sculpture in Miami

In 2013 the Art Basel show in Miami Beach will feature 258 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The show presents artwork ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary works and includes, for the first time in Miami Beach, a sector dedicated to editioned works. Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is 
UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5 to December 8, 2013. 

Welcome to the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Basel show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Over 250 of the world's leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year. 

With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America's most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event. 

About the Show 
Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are displayed in the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park. 

SECTORS 
Seven show sectors offer a diverse collection of artworks, including pieces by established artists and newly emerging artists, curated projects, site-specific experiential work, film and video. 

TALKS 
Art Basel's stimulating program of talks and panel discussions allow audiences to deepen their knowledge of artistic practice, the international art world, and the art market. 

EVENTS 
Our show in Miami Beach offers a full program of events including special presentations, talks and panel discussions, films, public artworks, and performances that take place throughout the city and its surrounding area. 

2013 Exhibitors 
Galleries from Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa make up the impressive list of participants at our show in Miami Beach. 

CURATORS 
Our Public, Video and Film sectors are curated from works proposed by our galleries and selected by internationally renowned curators with expertise in each sector's domain. 

Attending the Show 
50,000 international visitors attended the 2012 edition of Art Basel in Miami, with artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and art enthusiasts creating the excitement that makes this singular event a remarkable way to encounter art. 

Exhibiting at the Show 
Art Basel is strongly rooted in the principle that galleries play an essential role in the development and promotion of visual arts, and our sectors are thus carefully defined to provide opportunities for visitors to see many types of exhibitions. 

Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts. 

Press contacts: 
Art Basel, Dorothee Dines Tel. +41 58 206 27 06, press@artbasel.com 

PR Representatives for Asia 
Sutton PR Asia, Tamsin Selby / Erica Siu Tel. +852 2528 0792, tamsin@suttonprasia.com / erica@suttonprasia.com 

PR Representatives for Europe 
Sutton PR, Sam Talbot Tel. +44 20 7183 3577, sam@suttonpr.com 

PR Representatives for the United States, South America and the UAE 
FITZ & CO, Concetta Duncan Tel. +1 212 627 1455 ext. 232, concetta@fitzandco.com 

Opening Day of Art Basel in Miami Beach 
Media preview: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 10.00am (by invitation only) 
Private View Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11am to 6pm (by invitation only) 
Vernissage Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6pm to 9pm (by invitation only) 

Public Opening Night, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Collins Park on Wednesday, December 4, from 8.30pm to 10pm. 
List of performances taking place during Public Opening Night: 
Olaf Breuning l 'Smoke Grid', 2013 
David Colman l 'Santa Confessional', 2013 
Kate Gilmore l 'Only One Like You', 2013 
Ryan McNamara | 'Uncanny Liquidity', 2013 
Mungo Thomson l 'Crickets Solo for Clarinet'; 'Violin'; 'Flute'; 'Percussion', 2013 

Miami Beach Convention Center 
Entrances: Convention Center Drive and Washington Avenue 
Every day: 12noon to 8pm 
Sunday December 8: 12noon to 6pm 
Day Ticket: USD 42 
Evening Ticket, from 4pm: USD 32 
Permanent Ticket: USD 90 
Reduced Day Ticket for Students/Seniors: USD 26 
Groups of 10 people or more: USD 26 per person 
Combination Ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami: USD 55 
Chaperoned school classes: USD 13 per person

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