Art Basel 2013 Features Nearly 300 International Galleries in Miami Beach Today

In 2013 the Art Basel show in Miami Beach will feature 258 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The show presents artwork ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary works and includes, for the first time in Miami Beach, a sector dedicated to editioned works. Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from today, December 5 to December 8, 2013.

The Miami Beach show ascertains its status as the premier destination for galleries from the United States and Latin America, with nearly half of this year's exhibitors having spaces in those regions. Participants hail from 31 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including 107 with exhibition spaces in the United States; 31 in Germany; 30 in the United Kingdom; 23 in France; 15 in Brazil; 13 in Italy; 12 in Switzerland; 11 in China and Spain; 8 in Belgium; 6 in Austria; 4 each in Denmark and Mexico; 3 in Argentina and Greece; 2 each in Colombia, India, Japan, Korea, Peru, Singapore and South Africa; 1 each in Canada, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey and Uruguay. For the full gallery list, visit

A select group of younger American galleries are taking part in the show for the first time, including Elizabeth Dee Gallery and Corbett vs. Dempsey in the show's Galleries sector, 47 Canal in Nova, and Galerie Bureau and Real Fine Arts in Positions. An increased number of Florida based galleries will be exhibiting. Reflecting the international show's growing link to Asia, new galleries from the region include Tang Contemporary Art and One and J. Gallery, both in Positions, and Singapore Tyler Print Institute in Edition.

The focus of the show remains its Galleries sector, which gathers 195 of the world's best galleries under one roof. Long-time exhibitors are joined by first time participants Galerie Nathalie Obadia and Pace/Macgill Gallery, one of the leading international photography galleries. After a brief hiatus, Art Basel in Miami Beach also welcomes returning galleries Foksal Gallery Foundation, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, P.P.O.W., and Timothy Taylor Gallery. Several galleries who previously exhibited as part of Nova or Positions have progressed to the main sector of the show, including Gavlak Gallery, Ingleby Gallery, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Galerie Mezzanin, Proyectos Monclova, Ratio 3, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Galeria Nara Roesler, and Wentrup.

This year's Nova sector, which offers younger galleries a platform to present work made in the last three years by one, two or three artists, offers a focused selection of 34 participants. Highlights include works by the artists Aaron Bobrow and David Diao (at Office Baroque Gallery); Deyson Gilbert and Marina Simão (at Mendes Wood); Pamela Rosenkranz and Keiichi Tanaami (at Karma International); Saâdane Afif and Karsten Födinger (at RaebervonStenglin); Oliver Laric and Aleksandra Domanovi? (at Tanya Leighton Gallery); Charles Atlas (at Vilma Gold); Bharti Kher, Sheela Gowda and Prabhavathi Meppayil (at GallerySKE); Sam Falls, Wyatt Kahn (at T293); Teresa Margolles, Pedro Reyes and Jill Magid (at Labor); Daniela Ortiz, Rita Ponce de León and David Zink Yi (at 80M2 Livia Benavides); Matthew Chambers and Phil Wagner (at Untitled).

Positions focuses on curated booths presenting a single artist. In 2013, this sector comprises 16 artists, including Ulrik Heltoft (at Andersen`s Contemporary), Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (at Arratia Beer), Lourival Cuquinha (at Baró Galeria), Tom Holmes (at Bureau), Jorge Pedro Nuñez (at Galerie Crevecoeur), Dove Allouve (at Gaudel de Stampa), Vijai Patchineelam (at Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (at Kalfayan Galleries), Nicolás Consuegra (at La Central), Juan López (at Nogueras Blanchard), Seung Yul Oh (at One and J. Gallery), Oriol Vilanova (at Parra & Romero), Nadira Husain (at PSM), Mathieu Malouf (at Real Fine Arts), Laercio Redondo (at Silvia Cintra + Box 4), Wang Yuyang (at Tang Contemporary Art).

Following the sector for prints and limited-editioned works at Art Basel's show in Basel since 1993, the Edition sector premiers now in Miami Beach with 13 exhibitors, including first-time Miami Beach participants Alan Cristea Gallery, Crown Point Press, gdm, Pace Prints, Paul Stolper Gallery, and Singapore Tyler Print Institute.

The Public sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach will expand the show's curatorial engagement, and will be for the first time curated by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of New York City's Public Art Fund. Both the Public andKabinett sectors will feature expanded significant offerings in 2013, with an increased number of participating artists and galleries.Further information on Public, the Kabinett and Film sectors and Art Basel's Conversations and Salonseries will be released during the fall.

For the past 11 years, Miami Beach's leading museums and private collections have timed their strongest exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel in Miami Beach, and 2013 is no different. Miami's leading private collections - among them the Cisneros Fountanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Rubell Family Collection and World Class Boxing Museum - will be opening their exhibition spaces to guests of the international art show. The museums of South Florida will be staging important exhibitions to coincide with Art Basel. The Pérez Art Museum Miami will open to the public in December with exhibitions including 'Ai Weiwei: According to What?' and commissioned projects by 'Yael Bartana', 'Bouchra Khalili', 'Hew Locke' and 'Monika Sosnowska'. Also on display will be 'Piotr Ukla?ski: esl' at the Bass Museum of Art, while the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami will present 'Tracey Emin: Angel without You'. 'Phyllida Barlow: HOARD' will be on at the Norton Museum of Art and 'The Birth of Rome' and 'Rendering War: The Murals of A. G. Santagata' at the Wolfsonian-FIU.

The premier destination for the world's most prominent design galleries, Design/Miami is back for its ninth edition, running from December 4 to December 8, 2013. For further information, visit

Art Basel stages the world's premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the world, each show's singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.


UBS is Art Basel's global Lead Partner, supporting all three shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. The firm has been the lead partner of Art Basel for the past 20 years and main sponsor of Art Basel in Miami Beach since the show's inception in 2002. UBS has a rich history of actively supporting cultural and artistic endeavours across the world, with a focus on promotion, collection and educational activities in the world of contemporary art.

Associate Partners Davidoff, the prestigious Swiss cigar brand; Audemars Piguet, the independent high-end watch manufacturer; and ABSOLUT support Art Basel across its three shows. Absolut is also a Presenting Partner for Art Basel's Conversations series. Associate Partner Netjets, the world leader in private aviation, continues its support of the Miami Beach show. The VIP car service at the show is by BMW. The show's Media Partners are The Financial Times and The Miami Herald. The show is supported by the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

For further information on Art Basel's partners, visit

Guided Tours:

AXA Art, the globally active specialty art and collectibles insurance company, will again provide VIP guided tours at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Reservations can be made until November 16. For reservations and information contact Amanda Rowley:

ArtNexus will again provide guided tours for the public of the show and special tours for Kabinett. For reservations and information contact Maria Sol Romero: Tel. +1 786 468 1913; During show days, reservations can be made by phone or at the Guided Tours Information Desk in Info Zone D.

The Bass Museum of Art will offer guided group and private tours of Public and the Bass Museum. Walk-in tours (no reservation required) will take place at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm, each day of the show. Price: $8 per person, groups of 15 or more $5 per person. Private and group tours can also be arranged but need to be booked in advance. Price for school groups: $4 per child (free for accompanying teachers and parents). For reservations and further information, contact the Bass Museum of Art, Kylee Crook: Tel. +1 305 673 7530, ext. 9-1016;

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