Art Basel Miami Beach 2008

Art Basel Miami Beach is the scene-and-be-seen art fair. It is considered the most important art show in the United States, as it hosts over 250 leading art galleries from around the world.

Satelite art fairs have formed and clustered around the main event, creating a true marathon of must see art. Art Basel Miami hosts thematic fairs within the main fair.

Art Projects in Lummus Park on Ocean Drive, outdoor installations, a bit obscure, must see was Ai Weiwei Bubble on Watson Island, and Tadashi Kazamata Tree Huts which can be found now in Madison Square Park NYC.
Art Nova – a platform for galleries to present the latest works by a maximum of three artists, fresh from the studios never more than 2 years old.
Art SuperNova – rethink the traditional format for presentation at art fairs, 20 galleries showing works by their emerging artist within a fluid area including interconnected exhibition spaces, common storage room, and shared common interior space.

Art Kabinett – 18 spaces that were curated in the booths rather than just hung for sale, Including Yvon Lambert, Gmurzynska, Kaufmann,
Art Positions – Beachfront at Collins Park 20 young galleries present exciting projects by their up and coming artists in twenty shipping containers transformed into temporary gallery spaces.
Ultra Environment deformed topography of polyethylene layers cut by robotic technology covered the courtyard of Art Positions. This is also where concerts on the beach were held, this year featuring Yelle and Gang Gang Dance.

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