Art Basel Miami: The Show

Art Basel Miami is a huge art show that showcases artistic talents from all over the world. Art Basel Miami is not the only Art Basel show that takes place. This international art fair consists of three shows staged annually in Basel, Switzerland, Miami Beach, Florida, and Hong Kong. The show brings together established and newly emerging artists together to showcase their artwork. If you’re looking to find out more about the Art Basel show then you’re in the right place! Check out our Art Basel Show information and learn more about this great Miami Art fair.

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Art Basel – The Show

Art Basel is organized into sectors that showcase contemporary artworks by many artists. In addition to the artworks shown by participating galleries, the show also offers parallel programming in collaboration with the host city’s local institutions. The Art Basel show allows artists to show and sell their work to collectors, museum directors, and curators while broadcasting their talents to a large international audience of art spectators and students.

The division of Art Basel consists of 10 different sectors. The sectors consist of Galleries, Nova, Positions, Edition, Kabinett, Survey, Public,  Film, Magazines, and Conversations. Each sector consists of its own unique program that correlates to the sector it is in.

Art Basel – The Sectors


The Galleries sector of is known to be the anchor of the Art Basel show. This sector of the show consists of Modern and contemporary art works which include but are not limited to paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, digital art, and more.


The Nova sector of Art Basel consists of projects from one, two, or three artists showing works created within the last three years. This section of the show includes strong juxtapositions and never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s studio.


This sector provides a platform for a single artist to present one major project to curators, critics, and collectors in order to have their talents discovered.


Edition consists of leading published of editioned works and prints showcase the results of their collaborations with renowned artists.


This sector consists of booths that have a separately delineated space within their booth to present a curated exhibition by an artist of their choice. The diverse curatorial concepts for Kabinett include thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases and solo shows for rising stars.


Survey presents precise art historical projects which may include solo presentations by an individual artist, juxtapositions, and thematic exhibits from artists that represent a range of cultures, generations, and artisitic approaches.


Large scale sculptures and installations by emerging artists are installed in Collins Park for the Public sector. The sector is produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art and is supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.


The Film sector is organized in association with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and London’s Artprojx. This sector consists of dynamic programs of films. Outdoor screenings of the films take place at SoundScape Park, where the works are projected onto a 7,000-square-foot projection wall.


Art publications from around the world are displayed in either single-magazine stands or at the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many of the magazines present will contribute presentations to the Conversations sector.


The Conversations sector consists of a series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the art world. This sector of the Art Basel show hosts a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Conversations offers a platform for dialogues between prominent members of the international art world. This sector provides unique perspectives on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. The series includes artist talks, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, and many other cultural players.