An insider’s guide to African Diaspora art at Basel Miami Beach 2014

The Grio | Ludlow E. Bailey:


The 13th edition of one of the greatest commercial art fairs on Earth opened yesterday. The leading players in the art world have descended on Miami to partake in an art carnival that has become the winter diversion of choice for the rich and the famous.

Delta-Anatsui (Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery)

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 at the Convention Center on South Beach has inspired a diverse range of cultural and social activities that includes a global African presence that appears to be driving the most visible trends in the staging of contemporary art fairs.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 (ABMB) and its sixteen satellite shows unveiled a plethora of contemporary African Diaspora Art and global African cultural activities that will surpass the achievements of the last twelve installation of ABMB. The significance of the African Diaspora presence has now been recognized by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (GMCVB). The Bureau has launched an Art of Black Miami Campaign that seeks to highlight “the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami’s mosaic neighborhoods.”…


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