For more than four decades, Art Basel has been a highly-anticipated event in the art calendar each year. Founded in 1970 by gallerists Trudi Bruckner, Balz Hilt and Ernst Beyeler, Art Basel showcases art from modern galleries around the world, as well as work by young and emerging artists.
In 2002, Art Basel was debuted in Miami Beach, becoming the must-visit winter event in the international art world. This year the event takes place on 3-6 December, showcasing everything from paintings and sculptures to films and installations from leading galleries across the world (the likes of Berlin’s König Galerie and New York’s Mary Boone Gallery among them).
The most impressive feature though, is quite possibly the large-scale artworks that become a part of the city in nearby Collins Park. Opening at 7pm on 2 December, the aptly-named ‘Public’ is curated by Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund Nicholas Baume, and will feature more than 20 sculptures up until 6 December. Making the most of its location, outdoor film screenings will also take place at SoundScape Park.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Art Basel.