Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

By Martin Macdonald

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Switcher, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery
Exhibitor: Jack Shainman Gallery

Art Basel in Miami Beach presents exciting modern and contemporary works by more than 4,000 artists. The fair brings together over 250 leading international galleries under the roof of the Miami Beach Convention Center and runs from 5-8 December. Public artworks are shown at Collins Park and Film is presented at the MBCC and SoundScape Park.

Galleries, the busiest sector, comprises over 200 gallery booths displaying a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and digital art. Nova provides galleries the opportunity to showcase two or three artists’ recent works; often never-before-seen pieces. Positions is a platform for new talent and enables galleries to present the work of a single artist whilst Editions features editioned works, prints and multiples. Kabinett displays curated shows and Magazines is a sector for art publications. Many magazine editors contribute to the Salon series, a schedule of presentations, lectures and discussions by a range of speakers.

Participants in this year’s fair include galleries from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay. 

Selected works:

Wangechi Mutu, The storm has finally made it out of me Alhamdulillah
Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.
Exhibitor: Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Kehinde Wiley, Jean de Carondelet III, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery
Exhibitor: Stephen Friedman Gallery

Kehinde Wiley, The Tribute Money III, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery
Exhibitor: Sean Kelly Gallery

Marina Abramovic, Places of Power, The Garden of Maitreya, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Luciana Brito Gallery
Exhibitor: Luciana Brito Galeria

Carolee Schneemann, Eye Body #2
Courtesy of the artist and P.P.O.W
Exhibitor: P.P.O.W

Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke van Veuren, Uncles & Angels, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
Exhibitor: Marian Goodman Gallery

Kimsooja, Encounter – Looking into Sewing, 1998/2011
Courtesy of the artist and Kewenig Galerie
Exhibitor: Kewenig Galerie

Lisa Anne Auerbach, We Are All Pussy Riot, We Are All Pussy Galore, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Gavlak Gallery
Exhibitor: Gavlak Gallery

Birgit Jürgenssen, Elevin, 1993
Courtesy of the artist and Alison Jacques Gallery
Exhibitor: Alison Jacques Gallery

Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin, 2011
Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
Exhibitor: Victoria Miro Gallery

Marepe, Untitled, 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery
Exhibitor: Anton Kern Gallery

Elisabetta Benassi, Mareo Merz, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Magazzino
Exhibitor: Magazzino

Phyllida Barlow, untitled: lattice (large), 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Exhibitor: Hauser & Wirth

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Redemptions), 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures
Exhibitor: Metro Pictures

Juan Genovés, Multicorros, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Gallery
Exhibitor: Marlborough Gallery

Pedro Reyes, Philosophical Casino II, 2008
Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery
Exhibitor: Lisson Gallery

Abraham Cruzvillegas, Generous and Needy, 2012/13
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel
Exhibitor: Galerie Chantal Crousel

Mario García Torres, Kunsthalle Bern 1985-1997, 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Proyectos Monclova
Exhibitor: Proyectos Monclova

Gay Block, Untitled (Taxi), South Beach, Miami
Courtesy of Gay Block and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Exhibitor: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Thomas Ruff, jpeg icbm03, 2007
Courtesy of the artist and Lia Rumma
Exhibitor: Lia Rumma