Art Basel in Miami Beach opens its 13th edition to the public today presenting a strong line-up of exhibitor and programs, attracting collectors, art professionals and art lovers from across the globe to the Miami Beach Convention Center. The fair continues through Sunday with programming spilling into spots across Miami Beach.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Public Performance by Alix Pearlstein. Work: "Door" by Sarah Braman, 2013 – 2014. (Mitchell-Innes & Nash). MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Public Performance by Alix Pearlstein. Work: "Door" by Sarah Braman, 2013 – 2014. (Mitchell-Innes & Nash). MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

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The art fair is presenting 267 leading international galleries based in 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Around 50 percent of the galleries hail from the Americas. New this year is Survey, a new sector dedicated to precise art-historical projects. Survey joins Art Basel's other project-based sectors (Nova, Kabinett, Edition, Public, Survey and Film) that are intermingled within the art fair or held at satellite locations. and Salon programs.
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Public film screenings at Soundscape Park and the Public Section installation at Collins Park began Tuesday and Wednesday, even before the art fair opened to the public today. Following are a few pictures of events leading up to the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach:
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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. "Eva (Eve)" by Ana Luiza Dias Batista, 2014. Galeria Marilia Razuk. MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. "Eva (Eve)" by Ana Luiza Dias Batista, 2014. Galeria Marilia Razuk. MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. "Manifiestos" by Jose Carlos Martinat, 2014. Revolver Galería. MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. "Manifiestos" by Jose Carlos Martinat, 2014. Revolver Galería. MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. "Mirror Angle Fragments (3x60°)" by Jeppe Hein, 2014. Johann König. MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. "Mirror Angle Fragments (3x60°)" by Jeppe Hein, 2014. Johann König. MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Cheim & Read. Courtesy of the gallery and MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Cheim & Read. Courtesy of the gallery and MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG.

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"MEƎM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About The Internet " by Ryan McNamara. A Performa Commission Presented by Art Basel Produced by Performa and Art Basel. © Art Basel.

"MEƎM 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About The Internet " by Ryan McNamara. A Performa Commission Presented by Art Basel Produced by Performa and Art Basel. © Art Basel.

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BASIC FACTS: Art Basel Miami Beach takes place from December 4 to 7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Convention Center is located at 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139. www.artbasel.com.

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