Scoop Art Recap: Art Basel Miami 2015
Posted on December - 9 - 2015
An Art Basel recap is a bittersweet thing: it means we have to say goodbye to this event for an entire year while still telling you about how amazing 2015 was for global contemporary art. Even more so, how meaningful this year has been for Latin American art awareness. More than 75,000 visitors are thought to have attended this art celebration!
Latin American art was an unavoidable presence this year- from key player Brazil to up and coming Guatemalan art, Art Basel’s 14th. Edition was nothing short of stupefying. Anyone who thought they knew what was coming was in for a big surprise… 267 galleries participated from more than 32 countries, out of which 26 were Latin American nations! Read on to see Scoop Art’s honorable mentions:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jorge Mara – La Ruche
Henrique Faria Fine Art
Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte
Fritzia Irízar (Her work on the Mexican Revolution speaks about the desire for independence and freedom heard throughout Latin America)
Fritzia Irízar. Photo: Oriol Tarridas for Artsy
Darío Escobar (large-scale installations)
Dario Escobar. Photo: Niels Staerk
São Paulo, Brazil
Cuba (the world is opening it’s doors to Cuban art and it does not disappoint – read our top picks for Cuban art here)
In addition to Art Basel, various art fairs took place during the same week such as Art Miami in Wynwood (our very own Guatemalan artist Diana de Solares displayed her unique artistic talents), Pinta (focused on Latin American art) as well as museums such as Pérez Art Museum and Frost.
Each year brings a new crop of innovative artists just waiting to be discovered, we are sure Latin America will continue to rise amongst the best – Scoop Art is one proud family!
By: Daniela Serra
Photo: Creative Mapping