DESIGN MIAMI/ BASEL 2019
DESIGN MIAMI/ BASEL | Announcing the 2019 gallery line-up and highlights from the fair | 11-16 June 2019
Basel, April 4, 2019/ Design Miami/ Basel returns June 11–16, 2019, for its fourteenth edition, featuring forty-two galleries from twelve countries and thirteen Curios, the largest Curio program to date. This year’s fair will be the first directed by Aric Chen who was appointed as Curatorial Director for 2019. Chen is the first to be appointed to the newly created annual position, which will oversee exhibitions, commissions, and collaborations in Basel and Miami Beach.
On the choice of Elements: Earth for the theme of the Basel fair, Chen said:
"It's not just design's role in exploring materials, and ways of making, living, consuming and producing that have taken on new urgency as our impact on the planet becomes all too clear. Design and designers also help to articulate the future, and this year we want to highlight what designers are seeing as human activity continues to alter the very nature of Earth."
Below are five highlights in advance of the upcoming fair, including Design at Large, the central manifestation of Chen’s curatorial theme.