Thursday, December 2, 2010
Art Smart ~ Art Basel Miami 2010
Good morning P4Ders! We have Art Basel 2010 going on down here in Miami Beach right now. There are soooo many events going on, I don't know where to start. I will report to you more next week with photos and highlights of my week/weekend here at Art Basel.
Last night I went to the opening of Art Basel in the convention center as well as the Bass Museum. Both places were a great time and all the swanky people of Miami are out in full effect. I'm hoping to run into someone famous, I will let you know if I do! :)
If you are in the Miami area, this is THE place to see art this week!
Here is a little history on Art Basel:
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 41 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.
An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks.
Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel Miami Beach - the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.