Art Basel Miami Beach is on the horizon and I am so ready! As an art lover, the arrival of Art Basel and Miami Art Week is probably my favorite time of the year here in the Magic City. Please be warned that I will be writing a lot about Art Basel and Miami Art Week this season. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off all that writing than with this very exciting news!

This year, Art Basel Miami Beach is marking its 20th anniversary with the fair’s largest edition to date. They recently revealed their line up of 283 galleries from 38 countries and territories. Twenty-six of the participants are exhibiting for the first time this year. The fair will take place from December 1 to December 3, with preview days on November 29 and November 30 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC).

Art Basel’s global director Marc Spiegler said, “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.”

As if including 283 galleries wasn’t enough, this year the fair will feature cultural programming across the “city’s world-class institutions and private collections.” Visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach will have the opportunity to experience South Florida’s world-class museums and private collections, including:

• The Bass
‘Las Mariposas Eternas – solo exhibition by Adrián Villar Rojas’ ‘The Harvesters – solo exhibition by Jamilah Sabur’ ‘Phraseology – by various artists’

• de la Cruz Collection
‘Together, at the Same Time’

• El Espacio 23
‘You Know Who You Are – Cuban art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.’

• The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
‘Michel Majerus: Progressive Aesthetics – first US museum survey’ ‘Nina Chanel Abney: Big Butch Energy’
‘Hervé Télémaque: 1959–1964’

• Locust Projects
‘Ronny Quevedo – ule ole allez’

• Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
‘The Italians’ ‘The Bitter Years’
‘New European and American Painters and Sculptors’ ‘New Media’

• Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
‘Leandro Erlich: Liminal’

• NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
‘Haitian Collection Exhibition: Curated with Kathia St. Hilaire’ ‘William Kentridge: Ursonate’
‘Scott Covert: I Had a Wonderful Life’ ‘Malcolm Morley: Shipwreck’

• Rubell Museum
‘Alexandre Diop’

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)
Yavuz Gallery (Redfern and Singapore).

Joint booths include:
A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo)
Goodman Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, and London)
Bridget Donahue (New York)
Hannah Hoffman (Los Angeles) in the Galleries sector
Super Dakota (Brussels)
Helen Anrather (New York) in the Nova sector

What makes this news even more exciting is that it’s possible other art fairs might also expand their scope to incorporate new experiences for visitors. We will have to wait and see.

As someone who still has so much more to learn about the art world, I love to look up some of the artists each year and learn more about their art and how they approach their craft. It’s been an important way for me to discover new artists I love while expanding my own understanding of what I like and don’t like. It also makes me appreciate the art when I see it in person at the fair.

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