Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 makes waves

Now in its 17th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach returns this December with 268 leading international galleries and artists from 35 countries.

Words: Rose Leake

Now in its 17th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach returns this December with 268 leading international galleries and artists from 35 countries. Taking place in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), the 2018 edition boasts a robust and diverse program which will provide a premier platform for the American art scene.

The fair presents modern and contemporary works by established and emerging artists through an extensive array of programs including Galleries, Editions, Positions, Nova and Survey.

Of particular interest is the Kabinett program, which will stage 31 specifically curated exhibitions and projects within the context of Art Basel Miami Beach. Kabinett will present the work of leading artists such as Washington Barcala, Romare Bearden, Ellen Cantor, Mildred Thompson and Ja’Tovia Gary, to name a few.

The Art Basel Miami Beach Positions program will bring Australian indigenous art to the shores of the American art scene with Australia’s This Is No Fantasy + dianne tanzer gallery presenting new paintings by Vincent Namatjira that reflect on the artist’s Aboriginal heritage and its complex colonial history.

Positions allows curators, critics, collectors and the general public to witness new international art by allowing galleries to present one major project by a single artist.

Art Basel Miami Beach runs at the MBCC from 6-9 December 2018. For more information and tickets visit artbasel.com.

Image: Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC).

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