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Greetings from Art Basel

The Quintessetial Miami Art Experience featuring our favorite works by Nan Goldin, Nari Ward, and more.

Greetings from Art Basel
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Art Basel Miami Beach is known, lauded, and criticized for its manner of spectacle: the fair has grown into a multi-headed creature, simultaneously a playground for the rich and a real, viable opportunity to see art—good, bad, some offering real commentary, some born solely of the luxury of the fair—from a massive swath of the globe. If one includes both the legitimate sister fairs and the homegrown pop-ups, there are countless special exhibitions, satellite fairs, and literal once-in-a-lifetime performances to view, all prompted by the annual opportunity to utilize a warm, beautiful platform to showcase the work in question. Art Basel Miami Beach is the mother of it all: at a press conference for the opening of the fair, it was revealed that, before Basel, there were only six galleries in town. It is easy to speak glibly to the citywide creative and monetary growth the event has fostered—and less so to what goes on in the city before the tourists arrive and after they’ve packed up and left—but, to be fair, it’s all true.

We took a tour of the fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center. See below for a few selections.

Text and photos by Monica Uszerowicz

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Agatha Wara and Naomi Fisher

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Agnès Varda, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels

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Avinash Veeraraghavan, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, New Delhi

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Deana Lawson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

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Egan Frantz, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, Detroit 1

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Egan Frantz, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, Detroit 2

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Eduardo Berliner, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo

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Flávio Cerqueira, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo

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Hernan Bas, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

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Lynn Chadwick, Landau Fine Art, Montreal

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Nan Goldin, Matthew Marks, New York, Los Angeles

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Nari Ward, Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong - Kabinett

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OPAVIVARÁ!, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro

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Swamp of Sagittarius

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Titus Kaphar, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Kinderhook

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Wang Jinsong, Beijing Art Now, Beijing

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