Art Basel History
When people accomplish their basic requirements such as food, house and clothing, then they could feel as if they missed something, a hole that could make them feel empty or uneasy. And this is because people are not as animals, people have intellectual needs to fulfill too, it’s the reason for education and to express their inner self. In this sense, the arts are usually the best way to express themselves through drawing, painting, sculptures, photos, films, graffiti, and many other ways to express.
If there were more than one artist, people like looking for the differences or their preferences so they are able to choose among options instead of having just one choice. Here come the art shows (mainly called art galleries) so artists can show their works (and perhaps sell them) and public have the chance to know those works and have many options if they want to buy some of them. There are many art shows in all the world, each country or portion of the world has their own shows, but it is world-wide accepted that the Art Basel is the leading one.
Where everything begins
Basel is a town in Switzerland (Europe), it’s famous for being the oldest university in Swizerland and the one with more museums in this country (Basel city has 40 well-respected museums). In this highly educated city, in 1970 a few Basel gallerists foresaw a huge art gallery that joined other parts of the world. So they developed what now we call the Art Basel, a great art gallery that boost the work of a gallery, supporting the artists’s shows and increasing the people knowledge of art.
Nowadays, 45 years after the first show, Art Basel leads the premier Modern and Contemporary art shows in all the world. Despite the fact that it started in the city of Basel, in the last years they are having a show once a year not only in Basel, but also in Miami Beach and Hong Kong, so the original spirit of the founders (to spread the gallery’s work) is now in Europe, America, and Asia, as they wished to do.
The quality of the platform that the Art Basel provides is unquestionable, it increases the relationship among artists, galleries, private collectors, public institutions and public, as an international community. Their 3 host points are not random; Basel is in the center of Europe; Miami is the connection between north and south America; and Hong Kong is one of the main cities in the center of Asia.
Art Basel in Miami
In the case of the Art Basel located in Miami Beach, this show is a good reason for many artists and public interested in arts to come to Miami. For this foreign people, there are many ways to move in the city during their staying, according to their preferences and budget, for example; there is public bus service, private cab service, rent a car service, even Miami limo service. For a good hotel or restaurant we could also say that there are many good choices depending on the visitor’s possibilities and preferences. Therefore, there is no excuse to miss this amazing art show.