There are fewer satellite fairs this year in Miami.
But there are still many hungry galleries looking to make sales. Local station TV 10 has a report here (or click on the image.)
The Miami Herald wonders whether there will be enough demand for all of these satellites, especially when the mother ship is expected to feel some pain.
(Details from the Herald after the jump.)
”This will be an interesting year to see what the final results are. . . My feeling is there will be a contraction,” said Nick Korniloff, director for this week’s Art Miami fair. “The question is: Is the landscape over-saturated by art and art fairs that aren’t wanted?”
A shakeout in the satellite scene could redefine the very nature of what South Florida considers ”Art Basel,” which now serves as an umbrella term for the string of fairs, gallery shows, parties and exhibits throughout Miami and Miami Beach that sprang up around the official event.
More than 800 exhibitors participate in non-Basel events, triple the 220 galleries renting space at the actual Basel show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, according to a fair roster maintained by Miami Beach.
Art Basel Satellite Shows Likely to Suffer this Year (Miami Herald)