ART Basel is an important experience to share, even if it is online, because it displays such a vast variety of contemporary and modern art. As a curator and artist, it ignites inspiration, imagination and self-confidence.
Basel Miami is fantastic because the art exhibitions and satellite festivals reflect the cities “something for everyone” attitude. Since Art Basel’s first fair in 1970, (with 90 galleries, 30 publishers and 10 countries, 16,300 visitors) Basel Miami has grown huge. With over 250 international galleries participating in one venue and approximately 50,000 visitors it’s not a festival for the timid or weary. And I haven’t even delved into the festivals that run in conjunction with Basel, which include Design Miami stating to be, “the global forum for design.”
Everything is on display and masterfully curated; from 2-D to sculpture, from video to vines, (yes vines of the organic nature, that precariously spell out SEX). It's all there to be contemplated, sensed and of course purchased. The convention center is busting with the world’s most prestigious galleries who pride themselves on their unique business branding. The art market menagerie, where champagne is served on vending carts can easily sweep the art lover into a higher sense of cultural ecstasy. Once you come back to reality, you’ll browse amongst thousands of others looking into select stalls, and finding a phenomenal reward.
I'm excited and happy to share. Keep you posted- Dec. 5-8, 2013
The Creative Collector
Amy C. Vena