Art Basel

Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 4 – 7, 2008.

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.

An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks.

Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel Miami Beach – the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.

We look forward to welcoming you at Art Basel Miami Beach 2008.

Contact details here.

Gallery Lelong (New York/Paris/Zurich) will show Yoko Ono’s touch me III (2008), the third in a suite of sculptural works. Laid out across a long table will be a female body created in silicone and separated into sections that are presented inside open compartments resembling specimen boxes. At the table’s head will be a bowl filled with water and the following instructions: “Wet your index and middle fingers to touch the body parts.” The gallery informs that Ono hopes to help the viewer connect with the female experience. 

Gallery LeLong are at F5. Floorplan is here.

Great article in Miami New Times about Art Base here.

Touch Me at Gallery LeLong, NYC (18 April – 31 May 2008)