Art Basel
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Since 1970, Art Basel's goal has been to connect the world's premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international art world. Now, over forty years later, its three fairs - in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach rank as the premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st century art with a strong curatorial perspective. In our American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large-scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Matt L
Jacksonville Beach, FL74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
We loved the Basel. Miami is a great city and South Beach is so pretentious that we can't take it serious.
Written 2 January 2024
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RCrumb
Dundas, Canada264 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
90% of the art was sub par, the remaining 10% was impressive. Bought a two day pass to the convention centre, we covered a lot of ground on the first day i.e. saw the entire floor. Quite disappointed with the quality, or lack there of, of most of the artwork therefore did not go back on day two. We travel a lot to explore art around the world and were very disappointed. Just because it's called "art" and it's a Basel, doesn't mean it's quality art. Lots of side bar smaller venues that were quite interesting but not the Basel show, it's like they rushed to fill the convention centre floor with a bunch of low quality art.
Written 27 December 2023
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Triphb
Reno, NV8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Art basel miami is an amazing event . It’s kind of a glorious mess. Getting tting around the city is painful but it’s always worth it to see the world class art.
Written 7 June 2023
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975manrey975
Zurich, Switzerland231 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The times of the big parties at the big hotels such as the Delano, VIP Parties at Villa Versace and wild dance parties are over. Art Collectors do not come as they used to but stay closer to where they live. Ever since Sam Keller left the new management has tried successfully to kill the hype and install pure and hard business.
Written 13 October 2022
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Sarina E
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
12/4/2021
I never attended the Basel Art exhibition before. I decided to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Convention Center by public transport. Yesterday, multiple times I tried to call to ask questions but no one picked up the phone even in Spanish language. Disaster! When by 6:00PM I was lucky to have someone answering the phone, I learned that only online sale tickets was possible. Then my nightmare started. I went online and found out multiple entrance locations were offered and very limited visit time frame left to choose from to. I never been before at that building and was not familiar with the building layoff. Do I work there?. Also, for senior discount, I had to attach my photo id and wait for confirmation for later to complete the transaction. Crazy. I visited thousands of museums in my entire life and never experienced such ordeal before and never encountered such aggravation. The Basel Art online site is not al all friendly. After entering all the necessary information, I received an email from the venue asking me to re order my ticket. Re-order again? Too much for such visit! I never received the email confirmation either online or later. It was a fiasco!
The purchase transaction is not completed instantly until the site does the authentic proof of the senior age. I was supposed to get an email which never arrived. The site wants to make sure that no one is paying less. What a strange and mediocre way to conduct business! No human cashier. Everything online with mediocre technology.
Immediately, I wrote my comments online and got an answer but no confirmation. The person who responded asked me to re order the ticket and but the visit time frame was much less than the first one. Consequently, I decided not to go, It was a waste of my time to think I could make it. Was easier to win the lottery.
I won’t recommend that art show unless you start booking earlier in the year. I am very disappointed and deceived to have lost the battle. Better to watch it on YouTube.
Written 6 December 2021
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Brian D
Asheville, NC1,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Whether you are an art lover or just looking for some great events to go to Art Basel does not disappoint. We look forward to it every year.
Written 3 January 2021
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Liz R.
Miami, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My favorite week in Miami is the first week of December, ART BASEL! Everyone from the art world comes to Miami during this week. It's epic!!
Written 13 August 2020
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Jacanda
El Paso, TX11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My girlfriend and I visited during the off-season, it was super cool but we missed the big hype in December. I will definitely be back for Art Basel in 20201!
Written 28 June 2020
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Shane G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Incredible and amazing art from around the globe in South Beach Miami!!! Weather was amazing.
Must do!
Highly recommend.
Written 13 February 2020
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Isaac B
Miami Beach, FL24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The biggest and largest art show in the area we go there every year. can't wait for the next one. Multiple locations.
Written 12 February 2020
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