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Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon: Premier line-up of panelists for 2012

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Conversations, Art Salon, David Gryn, Jesper Just, Miami on 13/11/2012 at 3:28 pm

Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon:

Premier line-up of panelists for 2012 – Press Release

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.

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.

Overall, the 2012 program will feature a particularly strong line-up of leading international museum directors and curators. On Friday, the ‘Public/Private’ panel will discuss ‘The Encyclopedic Museum’ and will feature Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Saturday’s panel ‘Why Japanese Post-War Art Matters Now’ will present Doryun Chong, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Allan Schwartzman, Chief Curator, Inhotim, Minas Gerais and Director, Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; and Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. The panel will be moderated by Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. On Sunday the ‘Artistic Practice’ series, hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, focuses on ‘The Artist as Musician,’ bringing together Angela Bulloch, Rodney Graham, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Jim Shaw.

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 a ‘Biennial of the Americas’ talk. A talk on ‘Street Art in the Middle East’ and one looking at ‘New Perspectives from the Edge of Arabia’ will direct focus toward current perspectives in the Middle East.

Art Basel Conversations is free and open to the public. The program takes place in the auditorium of the Miami Beach Convention Center, adjacent to Info Zone D, daily from 10 – 11.30am, from Thursday, December 6, to Sunday, December 9, 2012.

After each talk the audience can meet the panelists informally.

Art Basel Conversations is presented by Absolut Art Bureau, responsible for The Absolut Company’s international art initiatives.

Art Salon takes place in the same auditorium of the Miami Beach Convention Center, accessible via show floor, daily from Thursday, December 6, to Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Art Basel Miami Beach entry tickets include admission to Art Salon.

Absolut Art Bureau will make all talks available in high quality video on www.absolutartbureau.com and www.artbasel.com.

For a full list of Art Basel Conversations panels please visit www.artbasel.com/conversations

The afternoon Art Salon program serves as an open space for short presentations such as artist talks, panels, lectures, and performances, with the range of speakers including artists, academics, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players.

Daily and throughout the day, from Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9
Location | Miami Beach Convention Centre, Hall D, in the auditorium. Entrance via show floor.
General admission ticket includes access to Art Salon.

Thursday | December 6

1pm | Art Market Talk | The Age of Empires
Josh Baer, Publisher, Baer Faxt, and art advisor, New York
Marc Glimcher, Director, Pace Gallery, New York/London/Beijing

2pm | Talk: Curating in Context
Juan A. Gaitán, Curator, 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Mexico City/Berlin
Franklin Sirmans, Artistic Director, Prospect.3, New Orleans; Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3pm | Artist Talk | Walead Beshty
Walead Beshty, Artist, Los Angeles
In conversation with Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

4pm | Artist Talk | The Poetics of Enchantment
Jesper Just, Artist, New York
In conversation with David Gryn, Curator of Art Video, Founder of Artprojx, London

5pm | The Global Artworld | Focus on Biennial of the Americas
Boris Hirmas, Chairman of the Board of Sala de Arte Publico Siquieros/La Tallera; Member of Tate’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee; Entrepreneur in Residence, FIU, Mexico City/Miami
Gonzalo Lebrija, Artist, Guadalajara
Moises Micha, Patron; Co-founder, Grupo Habita; Board Member, Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City/New York
Moderator | Abaseh Mirvali, Chief Executive Officer and President, Comisaria, Platform 5280, Biennial of the Americas

6pm | Artist Talk | Black Dada: How does it feel to be a problem?
Adam Pendleton, Artist, New York
In conversation with Jenny Schlenzka, Assistant Curator for Performance in the Department of Media and Performance Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Friday | December 7

1pm | Artistic Practice | Street Art in the Middle East: Alternative Forms of Political Expression
James Brett, Founder and Curator, the Museum Of Everything, London
Tala Saleh, Author of Marking Beirut; Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Moderator | Princess Alia Al-Senussi, Patron, London

2pm | Book Launch: Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, Collectors and Artists
Tom Eccles, Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, New York
Cesar Reyes, Collector, Naguabo, Puerto Rico
Moderator | Louisa Buck, Art Critic and Contemporary Art Correspondent for The Art Newspaper, London

3pm | Art Law Talk | How to Buy Art – And How to Handle it
Ralph E. Lerner, Withers Bergman LLP, co-author of Art Law – The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers & Artists, New York
Judith Bresler, Withers Bergman LLP, co-author of Art Law – The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers & Artists, New York

4pm | Lunch Bytes | New Media, New Markets: Buying, Selling and Collecting Digital Art
Sebastian Cwilich, President and COO, Art.sy, New York
Sabine Himmelsbach, Director, House of Electronic Arts, Basel
Miltos Manetas, Artist, Collector, Los Angeles
Lindsay Howard, Curatorial Director of 319 Scholes, New York
Artie Vierkant, Artist, New York
Moderator | Melanie Bühler, Curator, Lunch Bytes, Washington, D.C.
In collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Goethe-Institut Washington DC and Pro Helvetia.

5pm | Artist Talk |  Bill Viola: Liber Insularum
Bill Viola, Artist; Long Beach, California
In conversation with Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

6pm | Latin Art Market | Challenges and Opportunities in Brazil and Mexico
Mireya Escalante, Director, Isabel and Agustin Coppel Collection, Mexico City
Ana Leticia Fialho, Art Market Researcher, São Paulo
Moderator | Charmaine Picard, Art Critic and Writer for The Art Newspaper, New York

Saturday | December 8

1pm | Artist Talk | Kemang Wa Lehulere
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Artist, Johannesburg
In conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

2pm | Talk | New Perspectives from the Edge of Arabia
Salwa Al Eryani, Artist; Sana’a, Yemen
Sama Al-Shaibi, Artist and Associate Professor of Photography at University of Arizona, Tucson
Moderator | Stephen Stapleton, Founder and Director, Edge of Arabia, London

3pm | Artist Talk | Plane Text: Language in Art
Hank Willis Thomas, Artist, New York
In conversation with Adam Shopkorn, Cultural Ambassador for Morgans Hotel Group and independent curator, New York

4pm | Art and Architecture | Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account
Elizabeth Diller, Principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Professor of Architecture at Princeton University School of Architecture, New York City
Ricardo Scofidio, Principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Cooper Union, New York City
Charles Renfro, Principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Visiting Professor of Architecture at Columbia and Rice University, New York City

5pm | Artist Talk | Painting Forever
Tala Madani, Artist, Los Angeles
Oscar Murillo, Artist, London
Moderator | Chris Wiley, Kaleidoscope Associate Editor and Artist, New York

6pm | Artist Talk | Hollywood Is A Verb
Alex Israel, Artist, Los Angeles
In conversation with Aaron Moulton, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City
Sunday | December 9

1pm | Lecture | Word and Image in Art
Charles Henri Hine, Director, the Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

2pm | Artist Talk | Hernan Bas
Hernan Bas, Artist, Detroit/Miami
In conversation with Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

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