Art Basel returns to Miami Beach

Always a highlight of the artworld calendar, Art Basel Miami Beach (2–4 December 2021) returns to the city this year. As UBS celebrates its 20th year of support, we look at what makes this landmark art fair so special and give a flavour of what to expect from this eagerly awaited edition.

When Art Basel chose Miami Beach to host the first global offshoot of its art mega-fair in 2002, it cemented the city’s status as an international art capital. Home to a thriving art community and one of the greatest concentrations of private museums anywhere in the world, Miami Beach embraced this mantle with gusto and the first week of December soon began to see the city glitter with a constellation of satellite fairs and exhibitions surrounding Art Basel.

Last year’s hiatus has only amplified the excitement of the fair’s return in 2021 as it harnesses the energy of a resurgent art scene. Here are some of the top highlights to look out for this year.