Art Basel Miami 2015

'Beijing Commune' by Xiaoyuan Hu and Guangle Wang.

Beijing Commune. Xiaoyuan Hu, Guangle Wang. © Art Basel

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.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Art Basel website. Need somewhere to stay? Try the Thompson Miami Beach.

A sign for Art Basel Miami 2015.

An installation at Art Basel Miami.

Dan Gunn. Tracey Rose. © Art Basel

'Eva' by Ana Luisa Dias Batista.

Ana Luisa Dias Batista. Eva (Eve), 2014, Galeria Marilia Razuk. © Art Basel

'Mirror Angle Fragments' by Jeppe Hein.

Jeppe Hein. Mirror Angle Fragments (3×60°), 2014, Johann König. © Art Basel

Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Art Basel.

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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