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Astroturf and Nostalgia Are on Display at the 20th Edition of NADA Miami

This year, visitors returned to Miami’s Ice Palace studios for the 20th edition of NADA Miami. Two decades into the boundary-breaking fair’s tenure, it’s hard not to marvel at the numbers: 146 exhibitors (up from barely 50 in its founding year) from more than 40 cities fill the Miami film studio, each with a distinctive approach to overhauling the outdated standards of art selling and exhibition. But it’s even more striking to reflect on what the New Art Dealers Alliance, a nonprofit founded in resistance to this antagonistic paradigm, has managed to accomplish. With top-notch contemporary programming and a bent for ethical art-dealing practices, NADA has established a powerful network of independent for- and not-for-profit galleries that has attracted the attention of an ever-growing number of influential international collectors. Here, CULTURED breaks down the highlights from the fair's momentous and cutting-edge anniversary offering. 

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