The Can't-Miss Art Shows at Art Basel Miami 2021

Alexis Schwartz, L'Officiel, November 24, 2021

Huzzah, Art Basel Miami will make its first in-person return since 2019, marking nearly two years without the storied affair. Since its launch in 2002, Art Basel Miami has become North America's premier art fair and, subsequently, the most anticipated social event of Florida's fall calendar. In celebration of the event's return, the organizers have graciously extended their calendar, moving the VIP and press back one day to allow more time for public access to the nearly 253 galleries from across the globe, with works curated by the industry's top curators and museums. 

Dust off your sandals, grab a checklist or two, and get ready for complete submersion. 


What are Art Basel and Miami Art Week? 

Art Basel Miami is the North American installment of the global Basel art fair series, which hops from Basel, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Miami. The week is a major draw for collectors, curators, artists, and galleries—along with hundreds of celebrities, parties, and satellite art fairs. The week itself has since transitioned into "Miami Art Week." 


Art Basel comprises five sectors of art. Galleries (which represent artist like agents) showcase their inventory in carefully curated booths within the fairs themselves, Edition which covers reprints and editioned pieces of art, Nova which covers art created in the past three years, Positions which showcases emerging artists new to the scene, and Survey which highlights works created before 2000. 

When are Art Basel and Miami Art Week?

 November 30 through December 4, 2021.


Where is Art Basel Miami held?

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 takes place at the new and very much improved Miami Beach Convention Center. Guided tours of Art Basel are organized in partnership with ArtNexus and available daily during show hours. You can book your time here. These are available in English and Spanish. Tours in German, Mandarin, and Russian are available upon request.


What are the "Must See" booths? 

Kavi Gupta, Jack Shainman Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, Almine Rech, Kerlin Gallery, Marian Goodman, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Peter Blum Gallery, White Cube, David Zwirner.

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