This year’s Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon series will again feature premier panellists including artists Tracey Emin, Liam Gillick, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Gabriel Orozco, and Erwin Wurm, as well as leading collectors, museum directors, curators, academics and many other cultural players.
For a decade now, Art Basel Conversations has offered the public a chance to see dynamic dialogues between prominent figures of the international artworld, debating the key issues facing the artworld today and offering first-hand perspectives on producing, collecting and exhibiting art. This year’s program will include ‘Art Basel Miami Beach and South Florida: A Decade of Transformation’. The highly anticipated panel will see major Florida-based collectors discuss the cultural developments in Miami Beach and South Florida over the past ten years. Furthermore, an all-female museum directors’ panel will discuss ‘The Evolution of Museum Missions’ while the ‘ The Future of Artistic Practice’ panel will focus on ‘The Artist as Poet’.
Art Salon complements the Art Basel Conversations program and serves as an open space for shorter presentations, including panel discussion, lectures and performances. Presenting a range of speakers, this year’s program will include a number of stimulating artist talks with Carlos Cruz-Diez, Theaster Gaters, Haegue Yang, Mark Handforth, Ernesto Neto, Tomás Saraceno and Richard Tuttle amongst many others. The program will also include a discussion about ‘Regionalism’ in a globalized artworld with the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Jens Hoffmann and Chelsea Haines.
Art Basel Conversations
THURSDAY | December 1 | Premiere | Artist Talk | Gabriel Orozco
Gabriel Orozco, Artist, Mexico City/New York/Paris
In conversation with Michelle Kuo, Editor in Chief, Artforum, New York
FRIDAY | December 2 | Public/Private | The Evolution of Museum Missions
Margarita J. Aguilar, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio, New York
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Beatrix Ruf, Director, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Moderator | András Szántó, Author and Consultant to arts and philanthropic organizations, New York
SATURDAY | December 3 | Collector Focus | Art Basel Miami Beach and South Florida:
A Decade of Transformation
Irma and Norman Braman, Collectors and Patrons, Miami
Carlos M. de la Cruz, Collector and Co-Founder with his wife, Rosa, of the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami
Martin Z. Margulies, Collector, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami
Dennis Scholl, Collector, Miami
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Collector, Founder and President of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami
Moderator | Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
SUNDAY | December 4 | The Future of Artistic Practice | The Artist as Poet
Gerry Bibby, Artist, Berlin
Tracey Emin, Artist, London
Olivier Garbay, Artist, London
Karl Holmqvist, Artist, Poet and Performer, Berlin/Stockholm
Jonas Mekas, Writer, Curator and Filmmaker, New York
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London
Art Basel Conversations take place in the auditorium of the Miami Beach Convention Centre, adjacent to Info Zone D, daily from 10 – 11.30am, from Thursday, December 1, to Sunday, December 4, 2011.
Admission is free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Videos of Art Basel Conversations are available the next day at artbasel.com/conversations.
THURSDAY | December 1
1pm | The Global Artworld | ‘Regionalism’
Bruce High Quality Foundation, Jens Hoffmann, Chelsea Haines
2pm | Artist Talk | Ernesto Neto
Ernesto Neto, Adriano Pedrosa
3pm | Art Law | 10 Cases: And Why They Matter To You
Josh Baer, Peter R. Stern
4pm | Artist Talk | Inspiration, Cultivation and The Philip Johnson Glass House Collection
Todd Eberle, Liam Gillick, Amei Wallach
5pm | Artist Talk | ‘Movement Studies’
Haegue Yang, Doryun Chong
6pm | Art History | Remembering Louise Bourgeois
Tracey Emin, Jerry Gorovoy, Nancy Spector, Ulf Küster
FRIDAY | December 2
1pm | Art Public Talk
Theaster Gates, Glenn Kaino, Christine Y. Kim
2pm | Art Video Talk | ‘Dancer’
Dara Friedman, David Gryn
3pm | Art Film Talk | ‘Gerhard Richter Painting’
4pm | Talk | Biennials: Critical and Curatorial Interventions
Cuauhtémoc Medina, José Roca
5pm | The Global Artworld | Focus on Argentina
Tanya Barson, Marlise Jozami, Guillermo Navone, Abaseh Mirvali
6pm | Art Media | Latin American Art Magazines: Now and Then
Sandra Antelo-Suarez, Celia Birbragher, Rodrigo Moura, Adriano Pedrosa
SATURDAY | December 3
1pm | Artist Talk | Is Anyone Home?
Erwin Wurm, Peter Doroshenko
2pm | Artist Talk | The Idea of Utopia in Art and Life
Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Sir Norman Rosenthal
3pm | Artist Talk | Performa
4pm | Artist Talk | Art Attack
Dan Cameron, Raphael Castoriano, Ryan McNamara, Richard Tuttle
5pm | Artist Talk | ‘Color on Color’
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Aldo Rubino
6pm | Art Law Talk | Art Law in the Digital Age
Lawrence M. Kaye, Howard N. Spiegler
SUNDAY | December 4
1pm | Artist Talk | ‘Rolling Stop’
Mark Handforth, Bonnie Clearwater
2pm | Artist Talk | ‘Cloud Cities’
Tomás Saraceno, Hans Ulrich Obrist
3pm | Talk | Bas Fisher Invitational: artist-run project in Miami
Naomi Fisher, Jim Drain, Christy Gast, Richard Haley
Art Salon takes place in the auditorium of the Miami Beach Convention Centre, adjacent to Info Zone D, daily from Thursday, December 1, to Sunday, December 4, 2011.
Art Basel Miami Beach tickets include admission to Art Salon.
Videos of Art Salon are available the next day at artbasel.com/salon.
Important Dates for Media
Media Reception: November 30, 2011, 10am, Art Collectors Lounge
Preview Day: November 30, 2011, 11am – 9pm
Public Show Dates: December 1 – 4, 2011