Art Basel Miami Beach - List of Conversations and Art Salon
Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon: Premier panellists
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 withMichelle 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.