Art Basel Miami Beach announced 26 international artists will transform Collins Park with 27 site-specific installations and performances for its Public Sector for the 2015 art fair. The public exhibition is curated by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, who returns for his third year in curating Art Basel Miami Beach's Public Sector.

With a theme of ‘Metaforms’, the exhibition presents large-scale and site-specific installations plus  performances by leading and emerging artists from over 11 countries. The exhibition will be produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art for the fifth consecutive year.

Exhibiting artists include Olaf Breuning, James Capper, Tony Cragg, Melvin Edwards, Sam Falls, Sylvie Fleury, Katharina Grosse, Matt Johnson, Jacob Kassay, Kris Martin, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Athena Papadopoulos, Ishmael Randall-Weeks, Sterling Ruby, Michael Sailstorfer, Tomás Saraceno, Tony Tasset, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Francisco Ugarte, Timm Ulrichs, Marianne Vitale, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Hank Willis Thomas, Robert Wilson, Yan Xing and Xiao Yu.

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"Altar" by Kris Martin, 2014. Exhibited with Sies + Höke. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

"Altar" by Kris Martin, 2014. Exhibited with Sies + Höke. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

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The Public sector opens on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 with a special performance program featuring Xavier Cha (b.1980, United States), Ryan Gander (b. 1975, United Kingdom), William Pope.L (b. 1955, United States) and Yan Xing (b. 1986, China). The full exhibition remains on view through Sunday, December 6, 2015, coinciding with ABMB.

After the Miami art fair closes, a selection of installations will remain on view in Collins Park through  February 1, 2016 as part of "tc: temporary contemporary", a city-wide temporary public art program  presented by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. 

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"Ernest and Ruth" by Hank Willis Thomas, 2015. Exhibited with Jack Shainman Gallery. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

"Ernest and Ruth" by Hank Willis Thomas, 2015. Exhibited with Jack Shainman Gallery. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

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Opening Night for the Public Sector takes place on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. It is free and open to the public. 

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"Bent Lace" by Ursula von Rydingsvard, 2014. Exhibited with Galerie Lelong. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

"Bent Lace" by Ursula von Rydingsvard, 2014. Exhibited with Galerie Lelong. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

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Tours will be offered daily at 2 pm starting from the On-site Info Point (no reservation required). Private, group and school-group tours will be offered by reservation.

Collins Park is located between 21st and 22nd Street, adjacent to the Bass Museum of Art and in close  proximity to the Miami Beach Convention Center where Art Basel Miami Beach holds its art fair.

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"One Module Cloud with Interior Net" by Tomás Saraceno, 2015. Exhibited with Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

"One Module Cloud with Interior Net" by Tomás Saraceno, 2015. Exhibited with Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Courtesy the artist and the gallery.

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BASIC FACTS: Art Basel Miami Beach takes place from December 3 to 6, 2015 at the Miami Beach  Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

The Public sector of Art Basel Miami Beach will be held in Collins Park. It opens on December 2, with a special evening performance program featuring Xavier Cha, Ryan Gander, Pope.L and Yan Xing. Collins Park is located at Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140. The work remains on view through December 6, 2015.

A selection will remain on view until February 1, 2016 as part of "tc: temporary contemporary", a city-wide temporary public art program which is presented by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach.

For information on Art Basel, visit www.artbasel.com.

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