Art Basel is preparing for the launch of the 2019 edition, from December 5 to
December 8, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The gallery lineup for its 18th edition in Miami Beach include 269 leading galleries from across the world to exhibit, with 20 galleries joining the fair for the first time. The exhibition also offers a unique overview of galleries and artists from the United States and Latin America, highlighting the fair’s importance within the region. This year the fair will also be extended with a new sector, Meridians, dedicated to large-scale works.
Given the fair’s global focus, the list of exhibitors includes galleries from 33 countries and territories spanning five continents, with a particularly strong lineup of galleries and artists from Asia.
The show’s comprehensive narrative goes beyond its geographical breadth. Leading experts in Modern and historical works such as Acquavella Galleries, Landau Fine Art and Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art are joined by a new generation of art galleries including Clearing, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, and Société, allowing the show to span over a century of art history. Additionally, Meridians will provide a new platform for galleries and their artists to show work that pushes the boundaries of the traditional art fair layout. Curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo, the sector will be staged in the new Grand Ballroom of the MBCC, a column-less exhibition space of almost 6,000 square meters that is directly connected to the exhibition halls.
The main sector of the show features 203 of the world’s leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, photography, video, and digital works. As debuted at its Basel fair this past June, Art Basel is also applying a sliding-scale pricing model in Miami Beach this December and welcomes 14 influential galleries to the main sector for the first time: Peter Blum Gallery, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Ceysson & Bénétière, Clearing, Hanart TZ Gallery, High Art, hunt kastner, Gaga, Karma, Maisterravalbuena, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Revolver Galería, Tyler Rollins Fine Art,
Société. In addition, six galleries – Luciana Brito Galeria, Taka Ishii Gallery, Catriona
Jeffries, Galeria Leme, Roberts Project and Galleria Christian Stein – are returning to
Galleries after a hiatus.
Allowing curators, critics, collectors, and visitors to discover new talents from across the globe, galleries in Positions present one major project by a single emerging artist. This year, the sector features 14 solo booths, including six exhibitors who are participating in
the show for the first time.