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    Question Art Basel

    Hey guys,

    Has anyone here ever had anything exhibited in the Art Basel show in Miami? Just curious as to anyone's experiences. From reading a little on their website, artists must be represented through a gallery in order to be shown. Is it worth it? Should one market their work to the galleries listed in order to be shown?

    http://www.artbasel.com/go/id/kh/

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    Re: Art Basel

    Quote Originally Posted by nbattlesfoto View Post
    Hey guys,

    Has anyone here ever had anything exhibited in the Art Basel show in Miami? Just curious as to anyone's experiences. From reading a little on their website, artists must be represented through a gallery in order to be shown. Is it worth it? Should one market their work to the galleries listed in order to be shown?

    http://www.artbasel.com/go/id/kh/
    It's not only Art Basel... there are 17 shows that will be occuring at the same time in Miami including AIPAD Miami and Photo Miami.

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    Re: Art Basel

    Why isn't the exhibition called "Art
    miami?"
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.

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    Re: Art Basel

    It started off as Art Basel, in Switzerland. Art Basel Miami is just a spinoff from the original, and since they had built a brand name on Art Basel, they keep using it here.

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    Re: Art Basel

    Also here in Basel several side events nowadays show more important new art than art itself which mainly hosts mainstream galleries (space is limited and often not affordable for galleries showing non established art). art attracts major curators and collectors, so exhibiting there (or in any of the side events) might be worthwile in any case if you get the chance. afaik, usually galleries display artists they have exhibited before or they have some relation with. So it might prove difficult (to say the least) just to walk in with a portfolio under your arm to have something exhibited.

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    Re: Art Basel

    Thanks Reminius, that's what I thought. It seems like it would be a great opportunity to showcase (and sell) one's work.

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    Re: Art Basel

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Why isn't the exhibition called "Art
    miami?"
    From the limited imagesI have seen thus far, why is it called "art?" Sorry if my view is so pedestrian and parochial. I became an art cynic when I saw Jeff Koons suspend 3 basketball in an aquarium and sell it for $150,000 in the late 1980s (when $150,000 was real money).


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    Re: Art Basel

    Tis the state of modern art...

    The conservative-minded will go to be offended...
    The liberal-minded will go to be amused...
    The ultra-rich will go to spend money with abandon...
    The established artists will go to shmooze...
    The unestablished artists will go to wonder "why not me, what's wrong with me..."

    From what I saw, the artwork has advanced to the cutting edge of the 1920's to '60's. Maybe it was a bad sampling on the website. Warhol's Marilyn, and what looks like a Koonz? That's not established art, that's established art history...
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    Re: Art Basel

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Why isn't the exhibition called "Art
    miami?"
    Because putting Miami and art together might be an oxymoron?!?

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