Get ready for the annual Miami Beach art fest known as Art Basel. The art fair organization based in Basel, Switzerland has created a sensation with its Miami Beach version. The fait in the Miami Beach Convention Center has spawned many copycats and satellite fairs, making Miami and Miami Beach the places to be if you want to party with art stars, collectors, curators and hangers-on.
The people-watching and fashion alone are worth the trip. Oh, there’s contemporary art as well. The leading, most discerning (and pompous, snobby, and pretentious) galleries, galleristas, wannabes and artists will be there. So should you.
Art Basel Miami Beach just announced their gallery line up for 2017. In it’s 16th edition, the show will feature galleries from New York, Montreal, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Paris, London and many other cities. Asian locales and artists are especially hot this year.
The show’s official press release provides this interesting news:
This year, a strong list of returning participants is joined by 10 galleries which have previously participated in the show’s Nova, Positions or Survey sectors: 47 Canal, Bureau, Garth Greenan Gallery, Kalfayan Galleries, Galeria Leme, Peres Projects, Galeria Plan B, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Jessica Silverman Gallery and Tokyo Gallery + BTAP. One gallery – Applicat-Prazan – will be completely new to the show while Konrad Fischer Galerie and Fergus McCaffrey will both return to the Galleries sector in Miami Beach after a hiatus.
You can read the full list here.