Your Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 Everything Guide – Artlyst

Art Basel Miami,Art Fair Guide,2019

The 18th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Centre from 5-8 December 2019. MERIDIANS OPENING: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 4PM – 7PM (by invitation only) VERNISSAGE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 11AM – 3PM (by invitation only) 

Over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces. This year’s edition will see the launch of a major new sector called Meridians, dedicated to large-scale sculptures, paintings, installations, video and performance that push the boundaries of the traditional art fair layout. The sector will be curated by Magali Arriola. 

With more than half of its participants having exhibition spaces in the Americas, Art Basel in Miami Beach is the leading art show of the region. This year, the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) will be concluded, with the expected completion of the parks as a next phase of the project to be realized in the coming years. Together with the redesigned floorplan and enhanced layout, the upgraded facilities will provide a premier platform for the exhibiting galleries.

Conversations: Art Basel’s 2019 program  

With 12 panels Art Basel’s renowned talks series will once again bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. • Programmed for the first time by Edward Winkleman, private art dealer and author • Conversations provides a platform for dialogues and discussions on current topics, offering diverse perspectives on collecting and exhibiting art and the wider artworld ecosystem • Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from December 5 to December 8, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) Conversations is held from Thursday, December 5 to Saturday, December 7 in the Auditorium in the West Lobby. The program is free and open to the public. All panel discussions are followed by a Q&A session. Videos of the panels will be available after the show on the website:


Presenting 28 carefully curated exhibitions within the gallery booths • 28 curated presentations by artists, including: Josef Albers, Lee Bontecou, David Byrd, Ernest Cole and David Goldblatt, N. Dash, Geraldo de Barros, Jim Dine, Torkwase Dyson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Denzil Forrester, Fernanda Gomes, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Hilary Harkness, Leiko Ikemura, Isaac Julien, Christopher Le Brun, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Liz Magor, Isa Melsheimer, Florin Mitroi, François Morellet, Tomie Ohtake, Brian Rochefort, Mary Sibande, Tim Stoner, Uwe Wittwer, Niobe Xandó, and Purvis Young • Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from December 5 to December 8, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) Providing galleries with an opportunity to present curated exhibitions in separately delineated spaces within their booths, this year’s Kabinett sector will include 28 presentations by established and emerging artists. The sector once again demonstrates the Miami Beach show’s strong focus on artists and galleries from the Americas. 

Highlights from North and South America include a selection of sculptural interventions by Canadian artist Liz Magor showcased by Andrew Kreps Gallery; ceramic and vessel sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Brian Rochefort at Van Doren Waxter; New York-based artist Hilary Harkness’ recent paintings inspired by Winslow Homer’s ‘Prisoners from the Front’ (1866) at P.P.O.W; Jorge Mara – La Ruche’s presentation of a series of experimental photographs titled ‘Fotoformas’ (1946-1951) by Geraldo de Barros, a leading figure of the 20th century Brazilian art scene; works by Brazilian modernist Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato at Bergamin & Gomide; recent works by Brazilian artist Fernanda Gomes presented by Peter Freeman, Inc.; and Rhona Hoffman Gallery’s booth with new works by Chicago-born artist Torkwase Dyson that are inspired by the Red Summer of 1919 in the United States.


Art Basel announces artist list of inaugural edition • 34 large-scale projects on display by renowned and emerging artists, including: John M. Armleder, Sam Francis, Isaac Julien, Theaster Gates, Tina Girouard, Luciana Lamothe, Candice Lin, Ana Mendieta, Mario Merz, Portia Munson, Woody De Othello, Adam Pendleton, Laure Prouvost, Torey Thornton, and Oscar Tuazon • Curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, the sector places a strong focus on artists and works from the Americas • Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from December 5 to December 8, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) Introducing a major new sector within the Miami Beach fair, Meridians offers a platform for ambitious and large-scale sculptures, paintings, installations, film and video projections, as well as performances that push the boundaries of the traditional art fair layout. The sector will be presented in the Grand Ballroom at the MBCC, an exhibition space of almost 6,000 square meters (60,374 square feet) directly connected to the exhibition halls. ‘In the inaugural edition of Meridians, large-scale sculptures, paintings and video installations dominate, some of them revisiting cultural narratives that deal with issues such as race, gender and territory. Given the uniqueness of each project, Meridians articulates a very organic exchange of ideas and positions, unveiling conceptual overlaps, themes and interests that have emerged from this year’s strong selection of projects’, said Magalí Arriola, curator of Meridians. Highlights of the sector include: Laure Prouvost’s immersive installation ‘DEEP TRAVELS Ink’ (2016-ongoing), a pseudo-functional Miami travel agency complete with water coolers, plants, posters, office desks, waiting area and corporate infomercials; ‘Dance of Malaga’ (2019), the latest video produced and directed by Theaster Gates, addressing the complex and intertwining issues of race, territory, inequality, and sexuality in the recent history of the United States; and Isaac Julien’s nine-screen film installation ‘Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement’ (2019) that explores the visionary modernist architect and designer Lina Bo Bardi’s most iconic buildings and their legacy.


Art Basel Miami,Art Fair Guide,2019
Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel has announced the 269 leading international galleries selected for its 2019 edition in Miami Beach this December. 

More than half of the exhibitors have exhibition spaces in North and South America, providing a unique overview of the art scenes within the region. 12 galleries from the Americas are participating in the fair for the first time: Barro Arte Contemporáneo from Buenos Aires; Document, monique meloche, and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery from Chicago; M+B and Parker Gallery from Los Angeles; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Company Gallery and Karma from New York; Galería Agustina Ferreyra from Mexico City; Central Fine from Miami Beach; and Cooper Cole from Toronto. Given the fair’s global focus, the list of exhibitors includes galleries from 33 countries and territories spanning five continents, with a particularly strong lineup of galleries and artists from Asia. New entries to the fair from the region include 10 Chancery Lane Gallery from Hong Kong, Magician Space from Beijing, and ROH Projects from Jakarta, while Hanart TZ Gallery from Hong Kong participates for the first time in the Galleries sector. In addition, Taka Ishii Gallery from Tokyo and Edouard Malingue Gallery with exhibition spaces in Hong Kong and Shanghai both return to the fair after a hiatus. The show’s comprehensive narrative goes beyond its geographical breadth. Leading experts in Modern and historical works such as Acquavella Galleries, Landau Fine Art and Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art are joined by a new generation of art galleries including Clearing, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, and Société, allowing the show to span over a century of art history. Additionally, Meridians will provide a new platform for galleries and their artists to show work that pushes the boundaries of the traditional art fair layout. Curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo, the sector will be staged in the new Grand Ballroom of the MBCC, a column-less exhibition space of almost 6,000 square meters (60,000 square feet) that is directly connected to the exhibition halls. Galleries The main sector of the show features 203 of the world’s leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, photography, video, and digital works. 

As debuted at its Basel fair this past June, Art Basel is also applying a sliding-scale pricing model in Miami Beach this December and welcomes 13 influential galleries to the main sector for the first time: Ben Brown Fine Arts, Ceysson & Bénétière, Clearing, Hanart TZ Gallery, High Art, hunt kastner, Gaga, Karma, Maisterravalbuena, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Revolver Galería, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Société. In addition, seven galleries – Peter Blum Gallery, Luciana Brito Galeria, Taka Ishii Gallery, Catriona Jeffries, Galeria Leme, Roberts Project and Galleria Christian Stein – are returning to Galleries after a hiatus. For the full gallery list for Galleries, please visit Positions Allowing curators, critics, collectors, and visitors to discover new talents from across the globe, galleries in Positions present one major project by a single emerging artist. This year, the sector features 14 solo booths, including six exhibitors who are participating in the show for the first time. 

Sector highlights include: ‘Watch Before You Fall’ by Manal AlDowayan at Sabrina Amrani, Colter Jacobsen’s ‘Begin Being’ at Callicoon Fine Arts; Cooper Cole presenting sculptural work by Canadian artist Tau Lewis, and photographs by Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Document. For the full gallery list for Positions, please visit Nova Providing a platform for galleries to present new work by up to three artists, Nova this year features 25 exhibitors and is supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. Highlights include: a series of new painting by Miami-based Haitian artist Tomm El-Saieh at Central Fine, work by Mira Dancy and Jesse Darling at Chapter NY, an immersive installation by Raúl de Nieves and Cajsa von Zeipel at Company Gallery, a new series of paintings by Didier William at James Fuentes, a solo presentation by Paris-based multidisciplinary artist Neïl Beloufa at Ghebaly Gallery, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery’s showcase of new and recent works by Amoako Boafo, and the debut of a new body of work by conceptual photographer Todd Gray at David Lewis. For the full gallery list for Nova, please visit Survey Featuring 16 focused presentations of work created before 2000, Survey introduces six new galleries to the Miami Beach edition, among them: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery from Hong Kong; acb from Budapest; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery from New York; and Galerie Mitterrand from Paris. Further highlights include Miriam Schapiro at Eric Firestone Gallery; Parker Gallery’s group exhibition of surreal ceramic sculptures by Bay Area artists, Jess (Collins) at Tibor de Nagy, Faith Ringgold at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, and Joseph Yoakum at Venus Over Manhattan. For the full gallery list for Survey, please visit Edition The sector presents 11 global leaders in the field of prints and editioned works: Cristea Roberts Gallery, Crown Point Press, Gemini G.E.L., Carolina Nitsch, Pace Prints, Paragon, Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Susan Sheehan Gallery, STPI, Two Palms, and ULAE. For further information, please visit 

Meridians Curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo, the new sector will feature around 30 ambitious presentations pushing the boundaries of a traditional art fair layout. Meridians will be staged in the MBCC’s new Grand Ballroom, directly connected to the exhibition halls. Further details on the project-based Kabinett sector, as well as the Conversations program, will also be available in the coming months. 

Museum Shows and Private Collections Visitors to the Miami Beach show will have the opportunity to view South Florida’s leading museums and private collections, including the new Rubell Museum, a 100,000-square.


Untitled Miami
Untitled Miami

Satellite Fairs – Miami Beach

Design Miami 3-8 December 2019 adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center (at Meridian Avenue and 19th Street).

Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami Beach and Basel, Design Miami has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectable design.

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Pulse Miami Beach Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Ave. Dec 4–8 2019;

Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. Taking place on the sand, PULSE is split into the North Tent, featuring established galleries with multi-artist booths, and the South Tent, where strictly solo exhibitors come to play (the artists in the latter category are eligible for a jury-selected cash prize).


Untitled, Miami Beach Ocean Dr and 12th St, Miami Beach. Dec 4–8 2019; Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify, and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. ;


Scope Miami Beach 3-8 December

801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach. Dec 4–9; $40–$200.

The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honoured by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities,

from $40

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Aqua Art Miami Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Dec 4–8 2019;

Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favourite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.


Fridge Art Fair

Dec. 4-7, 2019 Where: Invitation only secret location

The 6th Miami Edition of Fridge Art Fair Miami explores the theme of “The Velvet Rope and what it symbolizes. Is the rope about being exclusive? Is it to keep those that one has decided isn’t worthy out or is it to let those who are in? Despite science naysayers sitting in powerful places (1600), Fridge continues to evolve and entertain as well as acting as a provocateur for change in the contemporary art sector by reminding viewers that what is “out there” on and off the commercial centre is more than worth paying attention to.

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Ink Miami Art Fair Dec. 4-8, 2019 Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach

The INK Miami Art Fair is held annually in December during Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists.

Admission is free

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Satellite Fairs – Miami

Art Miami One Herald Plaza, NE 14th St. Dec 3–8 2019;

​In its 30th year, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market and is g​lobally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries​.160 international galleries from across 68 cities in 2018.


Context One Herald Plaza at 14th St. Dec 3–8 2019;

Context, Art Miami’s sister fair launched in 2012. CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects.


NADA Art Fair IThe 17th edition of NADA Miami, to be held December 5–8, 2019 at Ice Palace Studios, is dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe.

NADA holds a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” NADA Miami is the one of the only major American art fairs to be produced by a non-profit organization, and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with contemporary art.


Spectrum Miami Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St. Dec 4–8 2019;

Spectrum Miami is a curated contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s artsiest ’hood. Spectrum Miami is taking over the iconic Mana Wynwood. Featuring an international slate of artists and galleries, it’s where contemporary meets extraordinary. The programme includes Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment, and other special events. Dec 5–9; $10–$75

Red Dot Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St. Dec 4–8 2019; Red Dot Miami is a modern and contemporary art show featuring 75+ international galleries showcasing primary and secondary works from $1,000 to $100,000, including paintings, sculpture, and photography. $10–$75.

PINTA MIAMI 2019, DECEMBER 4 – 8 | MANA WYNWOOD Mana Wynwood 2217 NW 5TH AVE.

Miami PINTA MIAMI – Crossing Cultures gets ready for its 13th edition, where different projects with international curators are to be showcased, offering a unique platform to what’s a Latin American art fair with a global perspective.


PRIZM Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 E Flagler St. – Love Is The Way Forward — A Dialogue of Necessity During Miami Art Week / Art Basel (2019)

Honoring: Vaughn Benjamin, legendary prolific speaker and singer songwriter of Midnite and Akae Beka;

 David Banner, American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and philanthropist;

Amara La Negra, Afro-Latina entrepreneur, recording artist and reality star from Dominican Republic;

Mutabaruka, Jamaican dub poet, actor, and educator from Jamaica;

Jah9, artist, activist, certified yoga instructor and dub poet from Jamaica;

Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey from Jamaica;

Aja Monet, American contemporary poet, writer, lyricist and activist of Cuban-Jamaican descent;

Mary Spio, author and developer of innovative content solutions and tools for distributing virtual-reality from Ghana;

Due to our brother and honoree Vaughn Michael Benjamin the voice of Midnite and Akae Beka transitioning to Zion, The Most High have directed us to make this event complimentary to the public in honor to this beacon of light. To gain entry RSVP is necessary and donations are greatly appreciated. No matter who leaves the principle remains. One perfect love to all. We look forward to seeing the family at this wonderful event in honor of this beacon of light.

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