The Superbowl of the Art World - Art Basel Miami
December 1st-4th December 2022
Art Basel Miami Beach is celebrating its twentieth birthday this year!
Art Basel has become North America's premier art fair .
Art Basel Miami Beach 2022 takes place at the freshly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center.
Art Basel Miami Beach is an annual art show held at Miami Beach, first staged in 2002. Art Basel, which stages four major fairs each year—in Hong Kong, Basel, Miami Beach and, for the first time this year, Paris—focuses on modern and contemporary art and puts nearly 300 galleries from across the globe in front of the art world’s top curators, museums and collectors. The week of Art Basel has become a major draw for Miami, with parties, satellite fairs and major events being held in conjunction with the show—and now known collectively as Miami Art Week.
Everyone from the art handlers and the guys selling bottled water on the street, to the hoteliers and mega-celebrities, to tech innovators attend this event - it's always bound to be an intriguing and enlightening event series.
The massive annual art fair will be bigger than ever before, with 283 leading galleries from 38 countries and territories around the world to Miami Beach, including 26 first-time exhibitors. To mark the two-decade milestone, Art Basel will extend beyond the convention center floor and into the Miami community with a schedule of cultural programming across the city’s world-class cultural institutions and private collections. Details have yet to be announced.
By the 15th anniversary edition there were several new independent and alternative spaces and a wealth of well-organized arts projects supported by the Knight Foundation.
In the last decade Art Basel Miami Beach has continued to innovate its program, adding Meridians, a new sector dedicated to large scale, museum-quality works that do not fit within the traditional art fair layout. In the course of 18 editions, Art Basel Miami Beach visitors grew from 30,000, to over 81,000, making ABMB even bigger than the Superbowl!