Written and photographed by Jennifer Carrera Turner
Art Basel Miami Beach the world’s grandest international art fair in the Americas closed out with strong sales and an overall attendance of 76,000 guests during the span of five days. This was the largest show on record as it celebrated its 20th year in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, United States.
There were 282 premier galleries exhibiting from 38 countries and territories as well as specially curated exhibitions presented by 29 galleries within the Kabinett sector, besides the Meridian Sector showing 20 additional projects of enormous scales from emerging and renowned artists curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City for the third year.
Highlighted artists from the Meridians Sector include but not limited to:
· “Sojourner” by Cauleen Smith. (2018 – 2022) Presented by Morán Morán and
Corbett vs. Dempsey.
· “Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me” by Christopher Myers. (2022)
Presented by James Cohan Gallery.
· “The Grove” by Devan Shimoyama (2021) Presented by Kavi Gupta.
· “Columbus Day” by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds. (2019-2020) Presented by K Art.
· “Birth” by Judy Chicago. (1984) Presented by Jessica Silverman.
· “Silla” by Maria Jose Arjona. (2011) Presented by Rolf Art.
· “Corpo Ranfla 2.0” by rafa esparza. (2022) Presented by Commonwealth and Council.
· “Muholi V” by Zanele Muholi (2022) Presented by Stevenson.
Highlighted artists of the Kabinett Sector include but not limited to:
· Alberta Whittle, Izumi Kato, Ascânio MMM, Margot Bergman, Romare Bearden and
I attended Art Basel over the December 3rd weekend spending several hours meeting gallery representatives and photographing art. I selected some pieces that I enjoyed the most in both mid-century and contemporary periods that I am showing here below. These pieces are not in a specific order of importance as they all hold tremendous value each in their own way that cannot be compared.