“There’s enormous excitement within the artworld on both sides of the Atlantic about Art Basel Miami Beach 2021,” says Marc Spiegler, Global Director of Art Basel. “Not only because it’s our first fair in two years in the Americas, but also because the show has never before featured such a diverse range of voices.”
The main sector Galleries features 185 of the world’s leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, photography, video, and digital works. Nova provides a platform for galleries to present new work by up to three artists, this year featuring 25 presentations. Featuring 17 focused presentations of work created before 2000, Survey introduces five new galleries to the Miami Beach edition. Five global leaders in the field of prints and editioned works feature in the sector Edition this year.
Meridians, Art Basel in Miami Beach’s unique platform for 16 large-scale projects, provides galleries the opportunity to showcase monumental works that push the boundaries of a traditional art fair layout, including large-scale sculptures and paintings, installations, video projections, and live performances. Providing galleries with an opportunity to present curated exhibitions in separately delineated spaces within their booths, this year’s Kabinett sector will include 25 presentations by established and emerging artists.
Art Basel’s renowned Conversations series offers a platform for the exchange of ideas on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. This year’s program features 10 panels bringing together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world discussing diverse issues from the rise of the NFT art market, to questions of resilience post-pandemic and the need to reinvent the museum.
Art Basel in Miami Beach embraces a hybrid format combining physical and digital platforms. Launched in May 2021, Art Basel Live allows to experience the fair virtually in real time. It includes Online Viewing Rooms, in which galleries present exceptional artworks online, behind-the-scenes insights, and compelling Conversations featuring world-class artworld figures.