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By Mark Westall • 20 September 2022
Art Basel Miami Beach celebrates its 20th anniversary edition with 283 premier galleries – the largest show to date – including 26 first-time participants as well as multiple exhibitors returning after a pandemic hiatus. More than half of this year’s galleries have principal gallery locations in North and South America, joined by new and returning exhibitors from around the world, including Africa, Asia, and Europe.
The 26 newly participating galleries include: Alexandre Gallery (New York); And Now (Dallas); Edel Assanti (London); Berry Campbell (New York); José de la Mano (Madrid); Bridget Donahue (New York); Emalin (London); Herlitzka + Faria (Barrio Norte); K Art (Buffalo); Kristina Kite Gallery (Los Angeles); Paulo Kuczynski (São Paulo); Magenta Plains (New York); P21 (Seoul); Queer Thoughts (New York); Residency Art Gallery (Inglewood); Rolf Art (Buenos Aires); Meredith Rosen Gallery (New York); Chris Sharp Gallery (Los Angeles); Soft Opening (London); Sophie Tappeiner (Vienna); Stars (Los Angeles); Sultana (Arles and Paris); Super Dakota (Brussels); Rodeo (London and Piraeus); Watanuki Ltd. / Toki-no-Wasuremono (Tokyo); and Yavuz Gallery (Redfern and Singapore). The fair continues to offer differing models for participation, including joint booths by A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) and Goodman Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, and London) as well as Bridget Donahue (New York) and Hannah Hoffman (Los Angeles) in the Galleries sector; and Super Dakota (Brussels) and Helen Anrather (New York) in the Nova sector.
It is truly exciting to celebrate our 20-year presence in Miami Beach
Over the last two decades our show has not only reinforced its pivotal position in the region – uniquely bridging the art scenes of North and South Americas, Europe, and beyond – but also played a galvanising role in the city’s profound cultural transformation. The increasingly diverse range of galleries and artistic voices represented will make our show richer in discoveries than ever before.
The fair’s main sector features 213 of the world’s leading galleries, exhibiting works across all mediums and representing the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, installations, and more. Several exhibitors will return to the fair following a hiatus, including Galeria Raquel Arnaud from São Paulo; Karma International from Zurich; Galerie Barbara Thumm from Berlin; Marlborough with exhibition spaces in Barcelona, Madrid, London, and New York; and Lia Rumma from Milan and Naples. Additionally, seven galleries that previously exhibited in the Survey or the Nova sector will transition into the main sector: Balice Hertling from Paris; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery from New York; blank projects from Cape Town; Chapter NY from New York; Commonwealth and Council from Los Angeles; Thomas Erben Gallery from New York; and Hannah Hoffman from Los Angeles. Full list artbasel.com/miami-beach/galleries.
Presenting solo exhibitions by emerging international artists, this year’s Positions sector will feature 19 solo presentations and welcomes 11 new participants. Highlights from the sector include new paintings by Tonia Nneji that continue her series ‘Uncommon Lands, Common Grounds,’ which investigates the role of commemorative religious fabrics in unfamiliar contexts, presented by Rele Gallery; first-time participant And Now’s presentation of materially abstract paintings by Leslie Martinez bridging queerness and border politics; and works by Ishi Glinsky, honoring Indigenous people’s connection to land through material exploration and reimagined production, at first-time participant Chris Sharp Gallery.
Full List: artbasel.com/miami-beach/positions.
Dedicated to galleries presenting new work by up to three artists, the Nova sector will feature 22 presentations from 23 galleries. Highlights include a solo presentation of new photographs and sculptures by John Edmonds, which continue his inquiry into human form and African art at Company Gallery; newcomer Yavuz Gallery’s exhibition of work by Pinaree Sanpitak, following her work’s inclusion in ‘The Milk of Dreams’ by Cecilia Alemani at the 2022 Venice Biennale; drawings and sculptures by Ukrainian artist Nikita Kadan, some of which have been realized in his current refuge shelter in Kyiv, at Galerie Jérome Poggi; newcomer K Art’s presentation of works by internationally-acclaimed artist Edgar Heap of Birds and emerging artists Erin Ggaadimitis Ivalu Gingrich, and Robyn Tsinnajinnie, whose works thread together a compelling narrative of Indigenous perspectives; and a dual installation by Los Angeles-based artists Anabel Juárez and Greg Ito, whose work explores the immigrant experience through a range of practices, from painting to large-scale sculpture and wall-based installation, on view at Anat Ebgi’s booth. The sector will also include a joint booth by: Super Dakota and Helena Anrather with a presentation of works by Julia Wachtel, investigating the construction of emotion and identity through media and mass culture. Full list: artbasel.com/miami-beach/nova.
Featuring work created before 2000, the Survey sector includes 17 galleries, including nine newcomers to Art Basel Miami Beach. Highlights include a historical presentation of rare wood, marble, and bronze sculptures and works on paper by Cuban artist Agustín Cárdenas at Galerie Mitterrand; the second overseas solo exhibition of work by Japanese artist Ei-Q, including newly discovered photo-dessin and photo-collages, hosted by newcomer Watanuki Ltd./ Toki-no-Wasuremono; a debut art fair presentation of historic works from the 1970s to the 1990s by Milford Graves, with a range of mediums from multimedia sculptures to works on paper, at Fridman Gallery; Cristin Tierney’s booth of historic works by Dread Scott presenting a study of violence from the last 15 years of the 20th century; works from the two principal creative periods of Spanish artist Aurèlia Muñoz, whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and recently at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, at newcomer Jose de la Mano. Full list: artbasel.com/miami-beach/survey.
The 2022 Edition sector will consist of 11 exhibitors, exemplifying the field of prints and editioned works. Exhibitors include Cristea Roberts Gallery (London); Crown Point Press (San Francisco); Gemini G.E.L. (Los Angeles); Carolina Nitsch (New York); Pace Prints (New York); Paragon (London); Polígrafa Obra Gràfica (Barcelona); Susan Sheehan Gallery (New York); STPI (Singapore); Two Palms (New York); and ULAE (New York). artbasel.com/miami-beach/edition.
Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine Founder and co-publisher of Art of Conversation and founder of the platform @worldoffad
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