Art Basel’s Expanded Public Sector Will Transform Collins Park

Real Fake by Scott Reeder

Curated under the theme ‘Social Animals’ by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, the artworks selected for this year’s Public sector will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition of the nature of human beings. 

Set within the cityscape of Miami Beach, this year’s edition of Public seeks to turn a grouping of separate works by multiple artists into a temporary community of its own. The open format will feature large-scale sculptures and installations by 24 of the leading and emerging international artists, including Mark di SuveroHuma BhabhaCarol Bove, and Ursula von Rydingsvard, among others.

Jeppe Hein artwork

The Public sector will have an opening reception at 8:30pm on Wednesday, December 4, that will include performances by Kate Gilmore, David Colman, and Ryan McNamara, a smoke installation by Olaf Breuning, and a sound installation by Mungo Thomson.

This marks the third consecutive year that Public is produced in partnership with the Bass Museum of Art. Last year, Art Public made a splash with thought-provoking works by artists Pierre ArdouvinMark Hagen and Miguel Andrade Valdez, to name a few. Each year, Art Public is one of the most attractive sectors at Basel for occasional art observers and aficionados alike.