The Insider's Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach

The galleries, clubs, and shows you should visit at the December festival.

Since its 2002 kickoff, Art Basel Miami Beach has become North America's most important art event, but it's not the only show in town. Here's your guide to all the attractions worth checking out.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010



Which Fair: Art Basel Miami Beach

Home Base: Mexico City

Price Range: $$$$$

Back Story: Despite lacking a fixed address until 2008, this is one of Mexico's most influential art institutions, having championed conceptual sculptors like Damián Ortega, Daniel Guzmán, and Gabriel Orozco early on.

Don't Miss: Mexico's Gabriel Kuri—the official artist of New York's next Armory Show—playfully juxtaposes natural materials with discarded objects like parking stubs, crumpled cans, and industrial appliances.

Photographs: Slide 1: Alfonso Artiaco/Courtesy of; Slide 2: Gabriel Kuri/Courtesy of Kurimanzutto, Mexico City; Slide 3: Courtesy of Christopher Henry Gallery; Slide 4: Barry McGee/Courtesy of The Hole; Slide 5: Courtesy of; Slide 6: Courtesy of; Slide 7: Courtesy of
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