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Art Basel Miami Beach. (2008)

December 7, 2008

Today is the last day of Art Basel Miami Beach which opened on December 4, 2008.

From the official Art Basel Miami Beach site: http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 39 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city’s beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

From The New York Times December 3rd, 2008: Art Basel Miami Beach|Homegrown Talents By MAURA EGAN

“Night Ride,” by Nikki Katsikas

Although the crowds weren’t huge at GEISAI Miami during the V.I.P. vernissage on Tuesday night, the excitement was palpable for the 21 artists who were selected to show off their work. Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki studios served as the sponsor, while the panel of jurors included Matthew Higgs, the director and curator of White Columns in New York; Bonnie Clearwater, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Shamim Momin, a curator at the Whitney Museum of Art; and Joao Ribas, the curator of the Drawing Center in New York. The artists were each given a free booth to exhibit their works during the festival; two standouts are shown hereRead More…

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