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Art Fair: Art Basel Miami Beach 2005 (over)

1 December 2005 until 4 December 2005
 Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 28004
USA (city map)

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tel +41 (0) 58 200 20 20

Art Basel Miami Beach takes place from December
1 - 4, 2005. The international art show in Miami Beach (Florida) is the American sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland, the most important annual art show worldwide for the past 36 years. Art Basel Miami Beach is a new type of cultural event, combining an international art show with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events including music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and most hotels and restaurants.

An exclusive selection of 195 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia will exhibit 20th and 21st century art works by over 2000 artists.
The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers. They will be showing exceptional works by both renowned established artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibitions will feature young galleries and video art. The show will be a vital source for discovering new deve-lopments in contemporary art and rare museum-calibre art works. Art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world will participate in the event. Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators, will make this art show a special place for encountering art and the art world – the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show on the American continent and a cultural and social highlight of the Americas.

Venue and Exhibitions

Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Florida, USA

Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue
(Hall A)

Duration and Opening hours
Thursday December 1 to Saturday December 3, 2005
Daily from noon to 8 p.m.

Closing day
Sunday December 4, from noon to 6 p.m.

Art Positions
Thursday December 1 to Saturday December 3, 2005
Daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Closing day Sunday December 4, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Happy Hour daily from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art Video Lounge
Thursday December 1 to Saturday December 3, 2005
Daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closing day, Sunday December 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Art Galleries

195 of the world's leading art galleries for modern and contemporary art from North America, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and Asia will display 20th and 21st century
art works. Painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film, performance, video and digital art by more than 2000 artists. From multiples for a few hundred dollars by young artists to multi-million-dollar museum-calibre master-pieces. Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Deco District)

Art Nova
This section is designed for galleries presenting new work that has been created during the current or the last two years. Miami Beach Convention Center. (Art Deco District)

Art Magazines
American and international art publications and books. Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Deco District)

Art Institutions
Cultural organizations and institutions. Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Deco District)

Art Positions
20 young galleries in shipping containers converted to public art spaces by avant-garde architects, in Collins Park at the Beach (Art Deco District)

Art Video Lounge
Lounge with comprehensive program of contemporary video art. Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, 2000 Convention Center Drive (projections and videotheque).

Art Projects
Projects in public places. Most projects located within walking distance from Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Perform

Art Basel is initiating a new platform this year entitled «Art Perform». Based at «Art Positions» in Collins Park at the Beach (Art Deco District), it will feature daily performances by internationally renowned artists.

Art Sound Lounge

The «Art Sound Lounge,» presented in association with PS1, New York, is also based at «Art Positions» in Collins Park at the Beach (Art Deco District). Between 2 and 10 p.m. interested visitors can take advantage of the open acoustic hoods among the palms to listen to and enjoy audio pieces by renowned contemporary artists.

Art Kabinett

This year, for the first time, Art Basel Miami Beach presents the «Art Kabinett» initiative, giving 15 participating galleries from six countries an opportunity to show small curated exhibitions. The projects are shown in a separate room of the exhibitor’s booth. The exhibition concepts for «Art Kabinett» are diverse, representing everything from thematic group exhibition and single-work presentation to film program, room installation, and tribute. The spectrum ranges from the very youngest generation of artists to protagonists of Pop Art like Robert Rauschenberg, and on to such modern masters as Alexander Rodchenko.

Art Business Lounge
The Art Business Lounge is a new meeting and working space located in Lobby D of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Acitivities include interviews with Bloomberg Television, book signings and a Daily Media Briefing for journalists.
Open to the public.

Guided Tours
The ArtNexus guided visits will be carried out daily by art critics. The tours will be available both in English and Spanish.
Duration: 1 hour.
Cost per person: US $12.
Private or corporate groups up to 12 people: US$120.
For reservations and information contact:
Marisol Martell
Telephone + 1/305-891 7270 ext 103
Fax + 1/305-891 6408

Art Kids
The premier day care center for children with parents visiting Art Basel Miami Beach, will be comprised of a series of art related programs for children that will span from December
1 - 4, 2005. Art Basel will partner with The Miami Children's Museum to bring this wonderful opportunity to the artists and collectors of tomorrow. Children enrolled in the program will participate in arts and crafts, art history and story telling. Children would be under the supervision of the well-trained staff of The Miami Children's Museum. Program runs from noon to 8 p.m. December 1 - 3 and noon to 6 p.m. on December 4.
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