The BASEL Report|2017. JAHMANE on the State of the Arts through the lens of Art Basel.  T he usual, unpredictable mix of inspiration and madness that ensues every year as the global art world descends on South Beach Miami and the surrounding areas marked my annual pilgrimage to Art Basel. For those who don’t know, or haven’t caught my past reports in The Beat, Art Basel Miami is the extension of an international art fair started in Basel, Switzerland in 1970 and has since evolved to include annual fairs in Miami Beach (since 2002) and Hong Kong (since 2013).