For the 2023 edition of Art Basel’s premier global fair in the Americas, Art Basel will bring together 277 leading international galleries from 34 countries and territories to present the highest quality artworks across all media – from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works – by artists ranging from early-twentieth century Modern pioneers to contemporary practitioners.
The fair will also welcome 25 newcomers joining an outstanding line-up of veteran exhibitors, two-thirds of which hail from North and Latin America and an exceptional array of exhibitors from Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Extending beyond the fair halls, Art Basel will collaborate with a host of world-class institutions, private collections, and cultural partners for an expanded program of exhibitions, events, and activations across Miami Beach throughout the fair week.
In addition, the fair will host compelling presentations across its special sectors:
The Meridians sector will host 19 thought-provoking projects including new and site-specific works, with a focus on new perspectives on how we collectively inhabit our planet. The Kabinett sector will feature 30 galleries showcasing 28 carefully curated installations within their main booths. Free to the public, Art Basel’s Conversation program will return with a series of live debates among thought leaders on the key topics shaping the world of art and culture, with a focus on celebrating Latin America.
“Our offering this year demonstrates yet again the strength of our show as an engine of the world of art in the Americas and globally, and as an utterly transformative cross-cultural experience – made possible by our premier exhibitors, our world-renowned cultural partners and collaborators in Miami Beach and South Florida, and our exceptional team.”Noah Horowitz, CEO, Art Basel
Noah Horowitz, CEO, Art Basel, says: “Having led our Miami Beach fair for six years as Director, Americas, I know first-hand the galvanizing role our show plays within the creative ecosystem of Miami, the broader region, and the global arts community. Art Basel Miami Beach continues to exceed expectations year after year, in the quality and range of the art on view, and in the singularly magnetic experience within and beyond the halls which continues to attract both established and entirely new audiences and bring out the best of the local cultural scene each December. Our offering this year demonstrates yet again the strength of our show as an engine of the world of art in the Americas and globally, and as an utterly transformative cross-cultural experience – made possible by our premier exhibitors, our world-renowned cultural partners and collaborators in Miami Beach and South Florida, and our exceptional team.”
“We welcome the artworld back to Art Basel Miami Beach this year with curated sectors and programming as inspired and ambitious as ever.”Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibitions Platforms, Art Basel
Spearheading the 2023 edition, Vincenzo de De Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platform, says: “We welcome the artworld back to Art Basel Miami Beach this year with curated sectors and programming as inspired and ambitious as ever.” Bridget Finn, newly appointed Director, Art Basel Miami Beach, will lead the show starting in 2024.
For the first time at the renewed Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), the fair will present an enhanced show layout, with the organization of five distinct plazas. The plazas are enhanced for improved visitor flow and seating, eating, and drinking rest points in the fair hall.
Art Basel Miami Beach will will take place from December 8 to 10, 2023, with preview days on December 6 and 7.