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Come and visit us at Booth B17 in the Miami Beach Convention Center where we will have a carefully curated selection of new and important works by Marina Abramović, Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Leandro Erlich, Iran do Espírito Santo, Antony Gormley, Laurent Grasso, Callum Innes, Joseph Kosuth, Peter Liversidge, Robert Mapplethorpe, Julião Sarmento, Alec Soth, Frank Thiel and Kehinde Wiley.

And make sure not to miss the events listed below, all taking place in Miami Beach throughout the fair. It is going to be an exhilarating few days and we look forward to seeing you there!


Laurent Grasso at the Bass Museum of Art
On view for the duration of the fair

Laurent Grasso's solo exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art will be on view through Art Basel Miami Beach. The exhibition, titled Portrait of a Young Man, builds on Grasso’s reflections on the Renaissance, a time when the fields of science and the arts actively informed one another. In order to explore this theme within his oeuvre, Grasso selected historic works from the Renaissance and Baroque collection of the Bass Museum of Art to create a dialogue with his own works from a wide range of media, provocatively alluding to connections between the past and present. The exhibition is co-curated by the Bass Museum's Executive Director and Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiña and Knight Curatorial Fellow Kristin Korolowicz and will be on view through February 12, 2012.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit The Bass Museum of Art.


Laurent Grasso at Art Video
November 30, 2011 at 8pm

As part of the fair's opening night, on November 30th at 8pm, a video work entitled 1619 by Laurent Grasso will be featured in this year's Art Video, a thematically organized program presenting works from today’s most exciting international artists. The theme of the program on November 30th, which is curated by David Gryn, the Director of Artprojx, is landscape. Art Video will be screened on the 7,000 square foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center in SoundScape Park. Grasso’s video work dovetails with his exhibition currently on view at the Bass Museum of Art.

For more information on Art Video, please visit Art Video.


Antony Gormley at Art Public
On view for the duration of the fair

In conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Public, a new annual presentation of outdoor sculptures, interventions and performances in Collins Park, will feature a major new sculpture by Antony Gormley. The work, STRAIN, is an important Extended Block Work which continues Gormley’s investigation of the human body and space. STRAIN abolishes the limits of the physical body, extending solid rectilinear volumes in all three axes to translate subjective spatial experience into objective form. Art Public is curated by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more information on Art Public, please visit Art Public.


Marina Abramović, Joseph Kosuth and Anthony McCall at at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

On view for the duration of the fair

Marina Abramović, Joseph Kosuth and Anthony McCall will all be included in a group exhibition, titled Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices. Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, which opens on November 30, 2011 and will be on view through the fair. The exhibition is curated by Jesús Fuenmayor and Philippe Pirotte and includes over 60 pieces by 41 artists from different generations and latitudes united by their shared experience in promoting and transforming conceptualist practices.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit CIFO.


Marina Abramović at Alchemist
On view during the fair

On view alongside the fair, the retail concept space Alchemist will present a special project, Snake in a GLASS Box, featuring a photograph by Marina Abramović. The photograph, titled The Contract, is reproduced in Visionaire's book Religion, a publication made in collaboration with Abramović and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci which will be available for sale.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit Alchemist.