“Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and Contemporary Art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars.” – Art Basel Press
Art Basel is coming! Art Basel is coming! The annual theme park for artists, gallerists and collectors alike will descend upon the city of Miami for what is sure to be another year of Wow’s, Whoa’s and WTF’s. This year will be our first experience at Art Basel Miami and if its anything like we have heard or seen, we are in for a sensory overload of some of the best Contemporary Art known to the globe.
Art Basel Miami features artists with a range of styles from all over the world. Each style adds its personality to the overall schema of the show providing a venue for which art lovers of all ages can enjoy. This years Art Basel event runs from December 4-7 at the Miami Convention Center. We are overly excited to speak with, and learn about many styles new to the art world, as well as some existing styles that have been reintroduced through new medium.
Art Basel was founded in 1970 by art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt. Their vision hit the ground running attracting over 16,000 visitors in the first show and participation from 90 galleries, 30 publishers from 10 countries exhibited at the inaugural event. Art Basel has continued the tradition of the “Art Conference” annually, each year adding new sectors to give the visitors the ultimate experience. This year we expect an array of exhibits, art talks, video and overall artistic collaboration.
Contemporary Art has been exploding on the scene with the invention of social media. Plenty of attendees throughout the year have helped unofficially promote the excitement of Art Basel Miami and the artists involved with countless “Selfies”, “Usies” and photos at exhibitions and with the artists themselves. There are many of stories that float around the event. Stories of success, despair, disappointment and hope.
Artists from all walks of life submit and hope to be a part of this show. We have talked with a few artists ourselves who have submitted to the show and we plan on speaking with them to get insight on the Basel experience. We also spoke with artists who didn’t get into the show and were enamored with their responses.
The goal is to support non-profit visual arts organizations, at a time when public funding for the arts has been dwindling, by sharing their stories, generating contributions, and reaching out to new audiences. – Art Basel Kickstarter Initiative
This year with the introduction of their new Crowdfunding Initiative, Art Basel invites non-profit visual arts organizations to submit their project on Kickstarter and to apply to be part of the Initiative. This was great to hear for us, being that we love creating and producing projects just like these! We believe this initiative is huge is changing the way artists and collectors view Visual Arts as a platform for change.
Art is in a special time period. It has the chance to be on the ground floor of major visual change in our world. Art Basel does it’s part in being a venue for artists to showcase their creations to a larger group of gallerists and critics. See you at the Convention Center!