Art Basel In Miami Beach

Sima Kohen

Art Basel in Miami Beach
December 1–4, 2016

The Rich and Famous ready for Miami!!

I am sure you all know that December 1-4 marks Art Basel in Miami every year. People travel from all over the world just to be part of this artful event. Collectors from all over the world meet in Miami , this time of the year. There are some VIP previews that are starting from Nov 29 . If you are invited to one, do not miss it. Art Basel's exhibition sectors are carefully defined to provide visitors the opportunity to see many different types of important works, from historical masterpieces to the work of the newest generation of artists.This year there will be 269 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
DuJour Media’s Jason Binn, in his 14th year organizing an Art Basel party, said, “Most of the private jets in the US are expected to be in South Florida. It’s going to be bigger than the Super Bowl.” Get ready the traffic will be a jam!

Fashion designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, of the Public-School label and DKNY, are DJing Binn’s Nov. 30 bash at the Confidante hotel — presented by JetSmarter and Gilt Groupe and celebrating DuJour cover star Kris Jenner and the publication of Bruce Weber’s “All-American XVI.”

Binn’s co-hosts are said to include Karolina Kurkova (Czech model, aka Victoria Secret’s angel) , Audrina Patridge ( model, actress, tv personality), Nick Cannon(American rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer), Scott Disick(TV personality) and Brett Ratner(film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, and music video director.)
2016 marks the fourth year that Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York, will curate the Public sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach. The theme "Ground Control" will frame this year’s selection, which includes over 20 site-specific works by established and emerging artists spanning ten countries. Produced in collaboration with The Bass for the past six years, the sector will transform Miami Beach’s Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space with works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, David Adamo, Jean-Marie Appriou, Eric Baudart, Huma Bhabha, Yoan Capote, Claudia Comte, Matías Duville, Camille Henrot, Glenn Kaino, Alicja Kwade, Sol LeWitt, Wagner Malta Tavares, Tony Matelli, William J. O'Brien, Anthony Pearson, Norbert Prangenberg, Ugo Rondinone, Tony Tasset and Erwin Wurm.

The Public sector of Art Basel in Miami Beach will open on Wednesday, November 30 at 8pm with a special evening performance program featuring Davide Balula, Lady Bunny, Rob Pruitt and Naama Tsabar. The Public Opening Night is free of charge and open to the public. Make sure to attend!

Nicholas Baume’s curatorial focus for the 2016 exhibition will be "Ground Control," inspired by David Bowie, who passed away earlier this year. Under this theme, the Public sector will examine ways in which artists invent and imagine new kinds of space: physical, social and psychic.

Highlights of the sector include: Jean-Marie Appriou’s (b. 1986) installation Mirage (2016) presented by Clearing,which will feature four aluminum cast sculptures of camels standing on their own reflections, as if in a mirage. Each camel will be almost life-size, measuring nearly 3 meters—significantly larger than previous work by the artist. Tony Tasset’s (b. 1960) monumental Arrow Sculpture (2016), shown by Kavi Gupta, will depict a pair of larger-than-life arrows, one pointing up and the other pointing down. The largest piece from Tasset’s ongoing series, the arrows will be painted in bright, contrasting colors meant to reference the art market and changing tastes. The juxtaposition of the natural and industrial will be featured in Arena Parking (2016) by Matías Duville (b. 1974). Presented by Revolver Galería, the work includes a topographical installation created from pressed asphalt with a large-scale forged steel ring in its center.

Several works will challenge how visitors experience their surroundings through repurposed everyday objects, including Eric Baudart’s (b. 1972) Atmosphère (2016) presented by Edouard Malingue Gallery, which will feature a clear tank filled with yellow peanut oil in which a fan slowly rotates.
Recently rebranded as The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum will present a towering work by Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964). Consisting of five brightly painted boulders stacked in the form of a contemporary cairn, Miami Mountain (2016) finds its geological inspiration from "hoodoos," rock formations of North American badlands that have endured time and nature.
The exhibition in Collins Park will last through Sunday, December 4, 2016, although a selection of artworks will remain installed until March 15, 2017 as part of "The Bass Projects."
Public is produced in collaboration with The Bass and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. For the full gallery and artist list, please see website.

Over 70,000 visitors are expected this year. You can always get a guided tour and enjoy the art with an expert who will introduce you to the artwork and educate you while answering your questions.
Here are the days that the show is open to the public


Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12 noon to 6pm

If you would like to purchase tickets than please visit
Visit, have fun and shop at your own risk! Have an artful weekend!

Credits :Page Six and Art Basel