The program are Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon and this year panelists include artists Tracey Emin, Liam Gillick, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Gabriel Orozco, and Erwin Wurm. There will also be curators, collectors, museum directors and other art-world experts on hand. These events are free and open to the public—on a first come first serve basis.
Art Basel Conversations this year will include Basel Miami Beach and South Florida: A Decade of Transformation. The content is self explanatory.
Art Salon refers to shorter presentations, panel discussions, lectures, performaces etc.These are also conducted by experts.
Art Basel Conversations are held at Miami Beach Convention Centre (in the auditorium) , next to Info Zone D, daily 10 – 11.30am, from Thursday, 12/1, to Sunday, 12/4.
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
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