For the 2023 edition of Art Basel’s premier global fair in the Americas, Art Basel will bring together 277 leading international galleries 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. Nearly two-thirds of this year’s galleries hail from North and South America, joined by an exceptional array of exhibitors from Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The fair will welcome 24 newcomers to the Miami Beach show, with three entering directly into the main Galleries sector: Galerie Minsky (Paris), Ortuzar Projects (New York), and Weinstein Gallery (San Francisco). Six galleries will join the fair for the first time in Nova, the sector for galleries presenting new works by up to three artists; 8 galleries in Positions, hosting young galleries showcasing ambitious solo presentations by emerging international artists; and 7 galleries in Survey, dedicated to galleries highlighting artistic practices of historical relevance.
First-time exhibitors in Nova:
- Château Shatto (Los Angeles)
- Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
- Gypsum Gallery (Cairo)
- Lyles and King (New York)
- Silverlens (Manila, New York)
- The Ranch (New York)
First-time exhibitors in Positions:
- 56 Henry (New York)
- Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal)
- Deli Gallery (New York, Mexico City)
- Galatea (São Paulo)
- Llano (Mexico City)
- Lomex (New York)
- Mrs. (New York)
- Galeria Dawid Radziszewski (Warsaw)
First-time exhibitors in Survey:
- Freight+Volume (New York)
- Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland)
- Ryan Lee (New York)
- Stars (Los Angeles)
- Vito Schnabel Gallery (New York)
- Duane Thomas Gallery (New York)
- Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York)
In addition, the fair will host compelling presentations across its special sectors:
- Curated by Magalí Arriola, Mexico City-based curator and the Director of Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Meridians will feature 19 large-scale projects which transcend the dimensions of a traditional art fair booth.
- Kabinett – a mainstay section of the Miami Beach show, showcasing thematic group exhibitions, art- historical showcases, and solo presentations – will return, giving exhibitors the opportunity to present concisely curated installations within their main booths.
- Programmed by curator Emily Butler and free to the public, the fair will again stage Conversations, a series of live debates bringing together today’s most inspiring cultural figures. The renowned program will feature thought leaders exchanging on the key topics shaping the world of art and culture.
More details on the presentations in Meridians, Kabinett, and Conversations will be unveiled in the coming months, along with details on additional fair programming.
For the first time at the renewed 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.
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.Noah Horowitz, CEO, Art Basel
Spearheading the 2023 edition, Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, says: ‘Visitors to our Miami Beach show this year will be met with surprises, and an expanded platform for discovering a diversity of artistic voices and perspectives, which echo and reverberate across Miami Beach’s ever-growing cultural offer. With new participants from Mexico to Poland and Egypt, and a program both within and beyond the fair like we have never done before, there is an injection of freshness to the fair, and a vigor of experience which we look forward to playing out in full in December.’
Art Basel’s incoming Director, Miami Beach, Bridget Finn, will attend
the 2023 edition in Miami Beach, which is spearheaded in the interim by de Bellis.
Upon assuming her role this autumn,
Finn will lead the direction of the Miami Beach show in 2024.
The show’s main sector will feature 222 of the world’s leading galleries, showcasing painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video, and digital works of the highest quality, including 10 exhibitors presenting editioned works, prints, and multiples.
8 galleries that previously exhibited in Nova, Positions, or Survey will graduate into the main sector, showcasing the full range of their program, including: Antenna Space (Shanghai), Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte (Buenos Aires), Company Gallery (New York), Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles), Larkin Erdmann Gallery (Zürich), Fitzpatrick Gallery (Paris), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), and Nicola Vassell (New York).
Four galleries will participate in the main sector with joint booths. Parrasch Heijnen Gallery from Los Angeles and Franklin Parrasch Gallery from New York will co-present an exhibition celebrating the legendary Brockman Gallery, operating in Los Angeles from 1967-1990 and the first major contemporary gallery run by and for Black artists. The presentation is organized with concerted cooperation and curatorial input from Alonzo Davis, one of Brockman Gallery’s founders. Likewise sharing a booth, Galerie Minsky from Paris and Weinstein Gallery from San Francisco will present a solo show of Argentine-Italian surrealist artist Leonor Fini, featuring paintings, never-before-exhibited drawings of theater and opera sets from the artist’s personal collection, as well as a selection of sculptures including masquerade ball masks and Fini’s 1939 Anthropomorphic Wardrobe.
For the full list of exhibitors in Galleries, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/galleries.
Dedicated to galleries presenting works created within the last three years by one, two, or three artists, the Nova sector will feature 21 presentations from 22 galleries. Highlights include: two never-before-exhibited sculptures by Puerto Rican artist Daniel Lind-Ramos from the artist’s María series, presented by The Ranch (New York) and mapping the critical language of Ramos’s assemblage practice characterized by towering anthropomorphic figures and totems composed of salvaged objects and organic materials from his hometown of Loíza, the largest Afro-Caribbean enclave in Puerto Rico; a new series of oil and spray paintings by Egyptian, Basel-based artist Basim Magdy, the first staging of his paintings in a U.S. context, presented by fair newcomer Gypsum Gallery (Cairo); a selection of paintings by American artist Matt Bollinger, tenderly realized, depicting an alienated middle America, with a recurring cast of inhabitants in ‘Holmes, Missouri,’ a fictional township constructed by the artist, presented by Dublin gallery mother’s tankstation; and, analyzing American social spaces through portraiture, a series of oil paintings on wood panel by Los Angeles-based artist Shizu Saldamando, interspersed with the artist’s steel and Japanese Washi paper flower works, presented by Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles). The sector will also include a joint booth by London galleries Arcadia Missa and Soft Opening, known for providing a platform for queer feminist discourses.
For the full gallery list for Nova, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/nova.
This year’s Positions sector will feature 16 standalone presentations by emerging artists from around the world. Highlights include: a presentation of Brazilian artist Allan Weber, known for his work on everyday life in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, including a new photo series shot during the COVID-19 pandemic, when Weber worked as a mobile food app delivery driver, presented by Galatea (Rio de Janeiro); four works by Mexican artist Andrew Roberts made especially for the fair and exploring the ocean as a geopolitical space of violence, including a three-channel video work, in which an assembly of computer generated and animated sea monsters hauntingly sing to their extinction, an animatronic sculpture depicting an aquatic humanoid creature in a state of deep sleep, and two large scale bas-reliefs made of silicone, presented by Pequod Co. (Mexico City); a new series of photographs by American artist Texas Isaiah, in which transmasculine, nonbinary, and gender- expansive subjects act in a lush landscape, shown alongside an altar installation dedicated to Ki’tay Davidson, a Black transmasculine disability justice advocate, and Blake Brockington, the first openly trans high school homecoming king in North Carolina, presented by Residency Art Gallery (Inglewood); and an installation of mixed-media wall and floor sculptures by Brazilian artist Mano Penalva, in dialogue with the wooden beaded backrests used by professional drivers in Brazil and various parts of the world, presented by Llano (Mexico City).
For the full gallery
list for Positions, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/positions.
Featuring works created before 2000, Survey will host 17 galleries. Highlights include: a tribute presentation to Liliana Maresca, the iconic Argentine sculptor, painter, and performance artist who was highly influential to the country’s artistic scene in the 1980s and 1990s, presented by Rolf Art (Buenos Aires); a solo presentation of Karen Finley, Karen Finley: REDACTED, centered on the artist’s seminal interactive installation, GO FIGURE, which she installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1997 during her protracted legal battle with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the subsequent presentation of which at the Whitney Museum was canceled in the wake of the artist’s Supreme Court defeat, presented by Freight+Volume (New York); a solo booth of American artist Vivian Browne’s landmark abstract Africa paintings, made following an influential trip to Nigeria in 1971, presented by Ryan Lee (New York); and a series of eight erotically charged paintings of factory laborers from the estate of Swiss artist Rudolf Maeglin, made between 1932 and 1948 and never-before-seen in the U.S., including two rare large-scale works, in which the artist’s unique provocation of gender reverberates with urgency, presented by Meredith Rosen Gallery (New York).
For the full gallery list for Survey, please visit artbasel.com/miami-beach/survey.
Museum Shows and Private Collections
Visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach will have the opportunity to experience South Florida’s world-class museums and private collections, which will host a wide range of outstanding events, exhibitions, and special projects beyond the fair throughout the fair week. Major shows coinciding with Art Basel include:
· The Bass
‘Carola Bravo – Between Absence and Presence’
· de la Cruz
‘House in Motion’
· The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
‘Charles Gaines: 1992-2023’ ‘Anne Collier’
‘Ahmed Morsi in New York: Elegy of the Sea’ ‘Sasha Gordon’
· Locust Projects
‘Cornelius Tulloch: Poetics of Place’
· Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
‘Mimmo Paladino: Painting and Sculpture’ ‘Motherwell, Segal, Stella’
‘Helen Levitt – New York Street Photographer 1930s-1990s’
Only Sculpture: Bladen, Fabro, Heizer, Noguchi, Perlman, Merz, Serra, Tony Smith, Snelson, Tucker, Franz West, Wilmarth’
‘New to the Collection: Jenny Brosinski, David Deutsch, Jürgen Drescher, Hadi Falapishi, Anna Fasshauer, Duane Linklater, Alessandro Piangiamore, Magnus Plessen, Sara Ramo, Rose B. Simpson, Giuseppe Spangulo, Lisa Williamson, Marina Zurkow, and James Schmitz’
· Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
‘Joan Didion: What She Means’ ‘Yayoi Kusama: Love is Calling’
‘Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: Too Bright to See’
‘Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream’ ‘Jason Seife: Coming to Fruition’
‘Gary Simmons: Public Enemy’
· NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
‘Pablo Picasso: Dust You Are, To Dust You Return’ ‘House of Glackens’
‘Cosmic Mirrors: Haitian Art Highlights from the Collection’ ‘The Eye of CoBrA’
· Rubell Museum
The 19th edition of Design Miami/ will take place concurrently to Art Basel Miami Beach from December 6 to 10, 2023, with a Preview Day on December 5, 2023. Design Miami/ will bring together world-class presentations of 20th- and 21st-century design, hosting a global forum for collectible design. For more information, please visit designmiami.com.