Art Basel Miami Announces Conversations And Art Salon Lineup

Tate Modern’s Chris Dercon and the Serpentine’s Hans Ulrich Obrist lead stellar discussions lineup at this years Art Basel Miami.

Since its inauguration in 2002, Art Basel Conversations has offered the show’s public a chance to see dynamic dialogs between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique, first-hand perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. This year’s Art Basel Conversation program, curated by Maike Cruse, will open on Thursday with the Premiere Artist Talk presenting American artist Richard Tuttle in conversation with Tate Modern Director Chris Dercon.

Walead Beshty, Angela Bulloch, Rodney Graham, Alex Israel, Jesper Just, Ragnar Kjartansson, Adam Pendleton, Jim Shaw, Richard Tuttle and Bill Viola will be among the artists joining leading museum directors, collectors, curators and many other cultural players on this year’s panels for Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon. Art Basel’s renowned talks program takes place every public day of the show.

Complementing the Art Basel Conversations program, Art Salon serves as a platform for shorter, more freestyle presentations, including artist talks, panel discussions, lectures and book launches. Presenting a range of speakers, this year’s program will feature a number of stimulating talks focusing on a global range of topics from the art world today, including a Latin American art-market panel ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Brazil and Mexico’ and the ‘Biennial of the Americas’ talk. A talk on ‘Street Art in the Middle East’ and another looking at ‘New Perspectives from the Edge of Arabia’ will direct focus toward current perspectives in the Middle East.

Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9
10–11am | Panel Discussion
11–11.30am | Meet the Panelists
Location | Miami Beach Convention Centre, auditorium adjacent to Info Zone D
Admission is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday | December 6 | Premiere | Artist Talk | Richard Tuttle
Richard Tuttle, Artist, New York/New Mexico
In conversation with Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern, London

Friday | December 7 | Public/Private | Rethinking the Encyclopedic Museum
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Moderator | András Szántó, Author and Consultant to arts and philanthropic organizations, New York

Saturday | December 8 | Asia Focus | Why Japanese Post-War Art Matters Now
Doryun Chong, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Allan Schwartzman, Chief Curator, Inhotim, Minas Gerais; Director, Rachofsky Collection, Dallas
Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Moderator | Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Sunday | December 9 | Artistic Practice | The Artist as Musician
Angela Bulloch, Artist, London/Berlin
Rodney Graham, Artist, Vancouver
Ragnar Kjartansson, Artist, Reykjavík
Ari Benjamin Meyers, Artist, New York/Berlin
Jim Shaw, Artist, Los Angeles
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.


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