Art Basel in Miami Beach

Three exhibitions to see in Miami this weekend

Our pick of shows on view in local galleries, from Judy Chicago at Nina Johnson to Hernan Bas at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

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In pictures: Boca Raton curator Kathleen Goncharov picks her favourite works from Art Basel in Miami Beach

From new discoveries to old friends, our expert eye selects works not to miss at the fair

Benjamin Sutton. Photographs by Eric Thayer

‘Often we consider Blackness as a monolith’: Pérez museum presents global Black identity in all its diversity

Exhibition of features contemporary works by more than 30 artists from Africa and the African diaspora from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

Cuban artists shine a light on state repression

Amid calls to boycott the Havana Biennial, artists and dealers are using Miami Art Week as a bullhorn

Benjamin Sutton. with additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Bas van Beek: Reviver of lost design gems

The Dutch maker learns about the creative process by making unrealised archived designs

Pace Verso sells DRIFT and Don Diablo NFT for $550,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The buyer of the work is a digital native who will loan it to a European museum for an exhibition later this winter

Ellie Goulding and Snoop Dogg mix it up in Miami: the latest gossip from Art Basel

Plus, street artist makes works out of Cheetos Puffs and Keith Haring's art pieces for babies

Art and crypto: a marriage made in Miami

As the mayor pledges to move Silicon Valley to the city, Art Basel in Miami Beach ramps up its NFT offerings

Handmade tales: collage, textile and assemblage pieces abound at Art Basel in Miami Beach

NFTs may be the newest thing but physical objects still hold a warm place in the art world's heart

Maurizio Cattelan: 'Life is often tragic and comedic at the same time'

The artist behind 2019's viral banana installation talks to us about his newest pigeon sculptures at Miami, what he hopes his art communicates to audiences, and why it was important for him to create a 9/11 memorial

In pictures: large-scale art comes to life in Meridians at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Curator Magalí Arriola walked us through some of her favourite pieces in the fair sector

Interview by Benjamin Sutton

‘Chinese Banksy’ hits Miami streets

Badiucao's wild poster campaign focuses on country's human rights violations

Our pick of exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Miami Beach

From an overdue retrospective devoted to the Jewish painter Maryan to little-known installations by Betye Saar

Maximalist magic: Marco Brambilla's Heaven's Gate plays the scale game in virtual reality

A seamless collage of film footage—at Pérez Art Museum Miami and on Oculus headsets—tells a life story through an ambitious visual tribute to Hollywood glamour

Art Basel in Miami Beach to host first 'interactive' NFT exhibition in new collaboration with blockchain Tezos

Show will be accompanied by a talks programme at the Florida fair next month, while visitors will be able to create an AI “generative self-portrait" which they can mint as a takeaway NFT

Noah Horowitz is stepping down as Art Basel’s director of Americas—next month

The Art Basel in Miami Beach chief will leave at the end of August, less than four months before the fair is due to take place in early December

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Sarah Hardie's symphonic video essay on motherhood, opera and gardens wins Soho House's inaugural art prize

The work was chosen by a panel including Tate director Maria Balshaw and curator and presenter Kate Bryan

Miami Beach public votes to acquire Sanford Biggers quilt for public art collection

The city bought the piece from the local dealer David Castillo’s virtual Art Basel in Miami Beach display as part of its Legacy Purchase Program

Art fairsanalysis

The art world's Miami vice: bored with OVRs, galleries return with some physical events in lieu of Art Basel—but should they?

While the city’s flagship art fair was cancelled this year, other in-person events and pop-up projects abound despite rising coronavirus cases

The pull of Palm Beach proves irresistible for blue-chip galleries—but for how long?

Lehmann Maupin and Paula Cooper are the latest to join dealers like Acquavella and Pace in setting up seasonal spaces in the Sunshine State

Miami Beach launches residency programme to help artists and businesses in lieu of Art Basel tourism revenue

The initiative encourages property owners to lend their vacant spaces for free and offers $2,500 stipends to artists—but they may still need to pay rent

Art Basel cancels Miami Beach edition in December

The fair's organisers say they have "no other option" as Covid-19 cases in Florida stay stubbornly high and US travel restrictions remain in place

Art Basel in Miami Beach waives August withdrawal fee for dealers amid surge in Florida coronavirus cases

Fair organisers say they remain “committed” to the show in December even as the lease for a temporary hospital and Covid-19 testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center is extended

The five stages of an art world scandal

Creating the ultimate art shock takes more than sticking a banana to the wall

Mira Lehr: Still playing with fire

The artist made waves in the 60s by championing women artists; at 85, she is still shaking things up with her gunpowder works

Cecilia Vicuña: Tales of text and texture

Her first major retrospective, at MoCA North Miami, truly combines her two practices

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'I wanna catch a fish with my bare hands': Laure Prouvost on politics, mythmaking and her 'grandma's' cure-all tipple

The French artist, for whom interviews are treated as a piece of performance art, is showing work in Art Basel's new Meridians section

Art fairspreview

Fees revamp brings new blood to Art Basel in Miami Beach

Over a dozen galleries will join the fair's main Galleries section for the first time