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The Artist as Composer – in Conversations and Salon series: Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

In Art, Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Salon, Artists Talk, Daata, daataeditions, Miami, Miami Beach, Music, New World Center, New World Symphony, Sound, SoundScape Park, talk, Uncategorized on 16/11/2016 at 5:45 pm

molly palmer, fountain, 2016

Conversations and Salon: Art Basel’s 2016 program in Miami Beach. Art Basel’s Conversations and Salon series will bring together celebrated artists, galleries, art historians, writers, curators, museum directors and collectors from across the globe, including Alexandre Arrechea, Wafaa Bilal, Francesco Clemente, Mark Dion, Lady Bunny, Julio Le Parc, Glenn Ligon, Tony Matelli, Jill Magid, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Damián Ortega, Bernardo Ortiz, Molly Palmer, Howardena Pindell, HE Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Howard Rachofsky and Sun Xun among others.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
2pm to 3pm | Artist Talk | The Artist as Composer
Molly Palmer, Artist, London; Susannah Stark, Artist, London; Kathryn Mikesell, Founder, The Fountainhead Residency and Studios, Miami; Rachel Mason, Artist, Los Angeles. Moderator: William J. Simmons, Lecturer in Art History, City College of New York, New York. With an introduction by David Gryn, Curator of Art Basel’s Film sector and Founder of Daata Editions and Artprojx, London.

The Conversations and Salon talks are programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director, Protocinema, Istanbul/New York.


info on all the talks art basel press release


The Art Basel in Miami Beach Film & Sound program in Soundscape Park will be Free to attend on Wednesday, November 30 thru Saturday, December 3. The surround sound program starts at 6pm until 8pm and repeats each of the days, this is a compilation of sound artworks, played nightly during the fair from 6pm until 8pm, featuring artists commissioned to create or reform work into surround sound installations. This year’s artists include: Molly Palmer, Sussanah Stark, Ain Bailey, Zoe Buckman, Jonathan Montague and A.K. Burns.

The Film program starts at 8pm each night with a two hour compilation, repeated daily, of 28 moving image artworks screened under the title ‘Best Dressed Chicken in Town’. Artists include: Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

With a title borrowed from a classic 1970s reggae song by Jamaican dj/singer Doctor Alimantado, this year’s short film program focuses on a selection of international artists who engage with music in a multitude of ways. All the films in this varied and exciting program demonstrate the power of music to attract an audience, keep it engaged, elicit suspense and tug at the heartstrings. Similar to classical symphony works, the order of the films builds up to a crescendo creating an awe-inspiring magic derived from the works in their entirety.

Each night at 10pm there are uniquely featured Film program’s including a Rita Ackermann, Christian Marclay Double Bill on Wednesday, November 30, and a Liliana Porter and Alfredo Jaar Double Bill on the Friday, December 2.

On Thursday, December 1 a feature titled New Parthenon, with works by artists: Ain Bailey & Sonia Boyce, Anna Grenman, Rashid Johnson, Alex Prager, Penny Siopis.

The final screening titled Love Songs is on Saturday, December 3 will include four short films by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal.

All the works have a strong relationship with music.






Tuesday, November 29, 11:00 am
New World Center, SunTrust Pavilion
Coffee, tea and light pastries will be served
Free with RSVP/ticket

Featuring David Gryn, Kathryn Mikesell, Molly Palmer and John Kieser

RSVP/Tickets: www.nws.edu/insights

David Gryn, the curator of Art Basel’s Film & Sound programming and Director of Daata Editions in conversation with Kathryn Mikesell, founder of The Fountainhead Residency & Studios, Miami, and Molly Palmer, a London based artist commissioned for the Surround Sound program and will be resident at Fountainhead. Hosted by John Kieser, Executive Vice President and Provost of the New World Symphony.

A conversation around the curation of this years Film and Sound programming for Art Basel in Miami Beach and its relationship to music, the New World Center, collaborations between the various organisations, artists, residencies, curators and future plans and aspirations. There will be a chance to join in the conversations and ask questions.

For more information on the 2016 Art Basel events in SoundScape Park: http://www.nws.edu/events-tickets/art-basel-at-soundscape-park/.


Art Video at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 – list of works

In Adam Shecter, Art, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Art Salon, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, Film and Video, Jesper Just, Josiah McElheny, Julieta Aranda, Mauricio Lupini, Miami, Nicholas Abrahams, Rashaad Newsome, Ryan McGinley, Sam Samore, Screenings, Takeshi Murata, Team, Theaster Gates, Video, Video Art, White Cube on 23/11/2012 at 12:08 am







Art Video – Art Basel Miami Beach

A full list of the works being screened as part of Art Video Nights and within the Miami Beach Convention Center.

For the second consecutive year, Art Video will present works by some of today’s most exciting artists across two venues, inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s ArtprojxArt Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Selections drawn from the participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach include works by a wide array of artists, both emerging and established, from Latin America, the United States, Asia and beyond.

Flyer Art Video 2012 (PDF)

Mauricio Lupini
 | Repeat after reading (O BA), 2011, 1’29” | Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Working with Brazilian Bossa Nova and Venezuelan Onda Nueva, the series of videos Repeat after reading explores the onomatopoeic words found in both musical “new waves.”

Evandro Machado | Desmaterial, 2011, 7′ | A Gentil Carioca
With objects, drawings and photos, this animated video in black and white conjures up a simple stroll through an imaginary world.

William Kentridge | Anti-Mercator, 2010/11, 9’45” | Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Lia Rumma
Anti-Mercator explores the artist’s ability to suspend time and resist the spatial linearity presented by scientists such as the cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594).

Adam Shecter | Hydra, 2006, 2’50” | Eleven Rivington
This work shows partial views from the motion study of a re-imagined, animated hydra.

Ana Prvacki | The Greeting Committee, 2012, 3′ | Lombard Freid Gallery
Ana Prvacki addresses topics such as first impressions and body language. Her characters re-enact awkward situations, such as how to point out spinach in someone’s teeth during a business lunch.

Amar Kanwar | A Love Story, 2010, 5’37” | Marian Goodman Gallery
Amar Kanwar’s short film A Love Story follows the break-up of a romance and encapsulates it in music, words, pace and visual sequences.

Sam Samore | Compendium of Perplexities, 2011, 7′ | Team Gallery
Compendium of Perplexities is a film composed of many non-narrative threads. One character continuously jumps from a balcony, but is always restrained from falling. Another eternally digs a ditch. Two men pass an unconscious woman back and forth between them.

Robin Rhode | Open Court, 2012, 1′ | Lehmann Maupin
A racket-holding actor hits snowballs against a Richard Serra sculpture.

Marie Bovo | Subak, 2010, 4’50” | kamel mennour
A watermelon rolls down narrow streets of a neighborhood in Seoul.

Hans Schabus | Echo, 2009, 3’45” | Zero…
The protagonist of Echo is on the run. Through abandoned wetlands he stumbles into the brush wood, tumbling into the wet mud.

Tim Davis | Counting In, 3’30”, 2012 | Greenberg Van Doren Gallery
Tim Davis filmed bands in their practice spaces and extracted the sections where the songs are counted in. By linking them together, Davis created a piece about the anticipation we feel for a work of art.

Simon Dybbroe Møller | The Loud Speaker, 3’55”, 2012 | Galerie Kamm
“The Loud Speaker takes place in an endless white space. An isolated relationship, between object and human. Between man and woman. We see and we hear the stuff that these relations are made of. The material. The fabric. It is laid out in front of us. The loud speaker is a giant. It is loud. It is masculine. It understands its situation. It also knows that it is helpless. Here it is. Being screamed at by a beautiful woman. An object of desire. An object made man. A man made object.” (Simon Dybbroe Møller)

Ryan McGinley | Varúð, 2012, 8′ | Team Gallery
The Icelandic band Sigur Rós gave a dozen artists the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever came into their heads when they listened to songs from the band’s new album, valtari. Varúð is Ryan McGinley’s contribution to the project: a young woman wearing a shiny golden wig skips barefoot through downtown New York.

Adam Shecter | Mysteries of Love, 2002, 3’02” | Eleven Rivington, Antony and the Johnsons
Part One of animation artist Adam Shecter’s trilogy of flash music videos for Antony and the Johnsons, featuring imagery from children’s storybooks but with an adult pop-cultural twist.

Ragnar Kjartansson | Ég anda, 2012, 6’15” | i8 Gallery, Luhring Augustine
Ég anda (“I Breathe”) is a video clip by Ragnar Kjartansson for the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. It is a training film for saving someone from choking on food.

Adam Shecter | The Lake, 2003, 4’48” | Eleven Rivington, Antony and the Johnsons
The second part of Adam Shecter’s trilogy of animated videos for Antony and the Johnsons. Lyrics for The Lake were adapted from Edgar Allan Poe, while Shecter’s images conjure up an ironic cartoon fairy tale.

Nick Abrahams | ekki mukk, 2012, 10’30” | Courtesy of the artist
A modern fairy tale charting the brief friendship between a man and a snail, as they journey beyond a field and into the woods.

Ari Marcopoulos | Detroit, 2010, 7’32” | Kavi Gupta Gallery, Marlborough Fine Art
Two teenage boys, the children of friends of the artist, improvise an incongruously aggressive composition on a collection of guitar pedals.

Mauricio Lupini | Repeat after reading (BADA DIDI), 2006, 58” | Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Working with Brazilian Bossa Nova and Venezuelan Onda Nueva, the series of videos Repeat after reading explores the onomatopoeic words found in both musical “new waves.”

Drew Heitzler and Sam Sharit | ZERO, 2012, 2’30” | Blum & Poe
Drew Heitzler presents an animated version of a dream he had. The animation recalls maritime and prison tattoos..

Josiah McElheny | Island Universe, 2005-08, 19′ | White Cube
The film explores the origins of the universe, the Big Bang theory, and J. & L. Lobmeyr’s space-age chandeliers for New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrane | 16mm, 2008/11, 4’52” | Mendes Wood
16mm was shot on a motorized camera advancing through the southwestern Brazilian rainforest. The result is a continuous single take, a long traveling shot at constant speed through the jungle for the duration of the film reel.

Pedro Reyes | Baby Marx TV Series (Episode 1: On Surplus Value), 2011, 7’04” | Labor
Standing in front of Andy Warhol’s painting Sixteen Jackies (1962), the founders of communism and capitalism, Karl Marx and Adam Smith, debate how much praise Andy Warhol deserves.

Ruben Ortiz Torres, Emmanuel Lubezki | Como TV, 1985, 3’31” | Galería OMR
The artists recorded images from news channels directly from the monitor. As the recording process is repeated multiple times, the color and quality of the images change.

David Zink Yi | Huyano y fuga detras, 2005, 3’43” | Johann König, Hauser & Wirth
The film was shot at the market of Huancy in the Peruvian hills. The camera rotates 360 degrees, following the movement of a musician and keeping in focus his hand gestures.

Chen Xiaoyun | Love You Big Boss, 2007, 4′ | ShanghART & H Space
Love You Big Boss features an orchestra made up of a disparate group of performers in an empty theater. Each musician attempts a recital of the American anthem.

Mauricio Lupini | Repeat after reading (DIBA DUDA), 2006, 55” | Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Working with Brazilian Bossa Nova and Venezuelan Onda Nueva, the series of videos Repeat after reading explores the onomatopoeic words found in both musical “new waves.”

David Adamo | Anniversary Waltz, 2007, 3’54” | Ibid
The video is the result of a careful study of a video blog in which a middle-aged woman dances to Strauss’s Anniversary Waltz. Dressed in a white tuxedo, the artist plays the part of the woman’s fantasy dance partner.

Jesper Just | Sirens of Chrome, 2010, 12’38” | James Cohan Gallery, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Galerie Perrotin
Shot in Detroit with a cast of African-American women, Sirens has a two-part structure. The first follows a car with four women as they drive across a depressed urban landscape. The second sees the women in a mysterious balletic showdown in a deserted parking lot.

Jack Early | What to do with a drunken sailor?, 2011, 5’44” | McCaffrey Fine Art
What to do with a drunken sailor? is a short film written and performed by artist Jack Early, featuring the song “It Don’t Rain in Beverly Hills.” Presented in the format of a 1980s video clip, the artist – as the sailor – disembarks from a ship and travels to Brooklyn.

Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant | Night Moves, 2012, 6’01” | Salon 94
In Murata’s new video, a collaboration with Billy Grant, computer generated scans are utilized to recreate an everyday environment in high tech 3D. The result can be seen as an homage to both Walt Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Bruce Nauman’s Mapping the Studio.

Terence Gower | New Utopias, 2010, 17′ | Labor
New Utopias depicts a lecture, filmed in the style of 1950s Walt Disney documentaries, in which different utopias are analyzed.

Sefer Memişoğlu | Breeze, 2011, 8’18” | NON
The film starts with an iconic scene from the film The Seven Year Itch in which Marilyn Monroe is standing on a subway grate. This is followed by historical images found on the internet.

Michael Sailstorfer | Raketenbaum, 2007, 1’30” | Johann König
In the middle of a field, fruit trees are catapulted into the air by compressed air cartridges attached to their roots.

Mauricio Lupini | Repeat after reading (SA BA DA BA), 2011, 1’29” | Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Working with Brazilian Bossa Nova and Venezuelan Onda Nueva, the series of videos Repeat after reading explores the onomatopoeic words found in both musical “new waves.”

Guy Ben-Ner | Foreign Names, 2012, 4’48” | Konrad Fischer Galerie
Foreign Names employs a candid camera. The artist records waiters who are equipped with a microphone, calling the customers by their names to take their order. Editing all “foreign” names together, a poem is created.

Cao Fei | Shadow Life, 2011, 10′ | Lombard Freid Gallery
Using techniques of traditional Chinese shadow puppetry, Cao Fei references memories of a Chinese Spring Festival Gala celebration that ran on China’s Central Television during her childhood.

Mircea Cantor | Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, 2012, 3’43” | Yvon Lambert
The trajectory of a flame running along a wick, which a woman unwinds across the hands of beggars bowed down in a circle.

Andrea Bowers | Shadows (Aztec Dancers at Protest March, Los Angeles, 2011), 2012, 5’05” | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Praz-Delavallade, Andrew Kreps Gallery
The video footage for Shadows focuses on a group of traditional Aztec Dancers. The camera highlights the shadows of the dancers rather than their bodies. This piece continues the artist’s interest in dance as a political gesture.

Rashaad Newsome | Shade Compositions (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Preview), 2012, 25′ | Marlborough Gallery
Combining improvisatory orchestral music and live video-mixing, Newsome divides his twenty-one black female performers into groups akin to instrumental sections. The performers then enact his choreographed sound score comprised of repeated sequences of culturally specific or stereotypical gestures, movements, and vocalizations

Daniel Arsham | Tearing up the Museum, 2011, 2’16” | Galerie Perrotin
Using a scale replica of the New Museum in New York, Daniel Arsham appears to be tearing up the museum: the video is played in reverse in order to achieve this effect.

Mauricio Lupini | Repeat after reading (BIM BOM), 2006, 47” | Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Working with Brazilian Bossa Nova and Venezuelan Onda Nueva, the series of videos Repeat after reading explores the onomatopoeic words found in both musical “new waves.”

Julieta Aranda | Springtime, 2010, 1’23” | Galería OMR
Julieta Aranda analyzes the way in which the accident as an unexpected event generates new forms of behavior.

Melanie Smith | Elevador, 2012, 7’49” | Galeria Nara Roesler
Elevador is a film shot in the building in Mexico City where the artist lives. Each time the door of the elevator opens, a tableau of escalating oddities appear.

Sam Samore | Glossary of Delusions, 2010, 6′ | Team Gallery
Meditating on passion, death and madness, Sam Samore presents a film of disconnected scenes where characters enact their own demises.

Dineo Seshee Bopape | The Problem Of Beauty, 2009, 7’19” | Stevenson
The 31-year-old South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape describes her film as “an orchestral drama, a mess of sound and image.”

Julika Rudelius | Rituals, 2012, 14′ | Galerie Michael Janssen
Julika Rudelis filmed young, androgynous men posing amid traffic in the city of Guangzhou. The discrepancy between the poses and the surrounding scenery reveals the artificiality of the gesture itself.

Theaster Gates | Sun Salutation, 2011, 4’41” | Kavi Gupta Gallery
Sun Salutation was filmed during a performance at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. It features singers and musicians from the Black Monks of Mississippi, who perform among the objects in the exhibition.

Yoshua Okon | Canned Laughter, 2009, 9’56” | Mor Charpentier
Depicting a fictional factory that produces canned laughter for sitcoms, the artist refers to the theory of laughter by French philosopher Henri Bergson, as well as to manufacturing sites in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez where the film was shot.

Jordan Wolfson | Untitled, 2007, 3′ | Johann König
Jordand Wolfson films a vintage Apple computer placed at the edge of a highway, and combines the footage with a text borrowed from the prologue of the documentary film Painters Painting. The New York Art Scene 1940-1970.

David Zink Yi | Pneuma, 2010, 1’23” | Hauser & Wirth, Johann König
Pneuma features Cuban trumpeter Yuliesky Gonzalez Guerra. In a single take, Guerra is seen walking from the blurry background directly toward the camera until his face fills the frame in perfect focus. The ancient Greek word “pneuma” means spirit, breath, and air.

Chen Xiaoyun | Bi, 2007, 5’30” | ShanghART & H Space
A row of trucks is circling a person stuck in mud/sludge: a metaphor for the feeling that there is no way of getting out or changing the world.

Sam Samore | Archipelago of Enigmas, 2012, 16′ | Team Gallery
A shaky handheld camera follows a young woman moving around Bangkok. As the film progresses, her character transforms. The protagonist’s travels via ferry or taxi are set against the turgid, muddy Chao Praya River and the city’s heavy monsoon days and nights.

Hu Xiangqian | The labor song I night, 2012, 7’12” | Long March Space
In The labor song I (looks like “ich”) night the artist performs an a cappella song with three hired actors, all wearing security guard uniforms.

Pierre Bismuth | Following the left hand of Jacques Lacan, 2012, 5′ | Team Gallery
Pierre Bismuth’s Following the left hand of Jacques Lacan traces the furious movements of the French psychiatrist and philosopher’s right hand as he delivers a lecture.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila | Fishermen (Etudes, no. 1), 2007, 5’40” | Marian Goodman Gallery
The first of a series of short studies or etudes, this film was shot in West Africa and observes the local fishermen, who attempt to overcome the strong and heavy waves to launch their boats out to sea.

Jumana Manna | Blessed Blessed Oblivion (censored), 2010, 23′ | CRG Gallery
Inspired by Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising (1963), Blessed Blessed Oblivion (censored) weaves together a portrait of male thug culture in East Jerusalem, manifested in barbershops, auto shops, and body building.

Nate Boyce | Reliquary House (excerpts), 2011, 2’58” | Altman Siegel
Reliquary House (excerpts) is a video that was part of a multimedia performance. Boyce uses computer-generated imagery to transform sculptures from the Museum of Modern Art New York’s collection into kinetic apparitions.

Ragnar Kjartansson | Bliss, 2012, 12 hours | i8 Gallery, Luhring Augustine
Special screening in collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and New World Center. International premiere.
Bliss is a 12 hour video work by Ragnar Kjartansson, filmed at his performance at Performa 11 in New York in 2011. It features the final aria of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, with full cast in period costumes, scenery and orchestra.

Kudzanai Chiurai | Creation, 2012, 5’16” | Goodman Gallery
“The spaces within which conflicts have been taking place vary to the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace.” (Kudzanai Chiurai)

Shilpa Gupta | Untitled, 2012, 3’42” | Chemould Prescott Road
The video by Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta features an endless stream of thread being released from the ground below.

Karl Haendel (in collaboration with Petter Ringbom) | Questions for My Father, 2011, 11’17” | Yvon Lambert, Harris Lieberman, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
The film builds upon a series of drawings Karl Haendel began in 2007. The subjects face the camera and ask things they always wanted to know about their fathers but never voiced.

Stanya Kahn with Llyn Foulkes | Happy Song for You, 2011, 5’07” | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
A collaboration between Stanya Khan and Llyn Foulkes, this work features Foulkes as he is covered in blood and dust, and also includes a headless figure wearing a wig and carrying a mummified dog.

Gonzalo Lebrija | The Distance Between You and Me II, 2008, 2′ | Travesía Cuatro
The artist stands in a deserted landscape with his back to the camera and appears to be running away, distancing himself from the viewer as quickly as possible in a reflex action that seems to result from an almost animal-like instinct.

Jessica Mein | Blackout, 2012, 2′ | Galeria Leme
The video animation Blackout is a short sequence of over 700 drawings, collages, frames and visual material of power lines in Dubai and its surroundings, produced and manipulated by the artist.

Muntean/Rosenblum | Performance at Galerie Georg Kargl, 2010, 5’44” | Team Gallery
A video of a performance in which a young man shouts through a megaphone while standing on top of a pile of broken crates and used art-packing materials.

Gigi Scaria | Panic City, 2007, 3′ | Chemould Prescott Road
In Panic City, a city rises and falls according to a programmed symphony. It seems as if the buildings gasp for breath as they move to the music.

Ruben Ortiz Torres | Retrospective in a New York Minute, 2011/12, 3’04” | Galería OMR
This video is the result of an attempt to present a retrospective of Rubén Ortiz Torres’s work to busy pedestrians in Manhattan.

Stephen Willats | Still Life with Vases and Diagrams, 2011, 3’53” | Victoria Miro
The objects featured in this film – vases, for example – are monumental as contemporary buildings and symbolically representative of people.

Nina Yuen | The School, 2012, 4’10” | Lombard Freid Gallery
Through a diaristic series of events and original voices, themes such as memory, childhood, rites of passage and loss are re-examined as the artist narrates the film using a varied collection of found texts and original material.


David Gryn




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

Art Basel Miami Beach announces 2012 Art Video program – selected by David Gryn

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Salon, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, Jesper Just, Miami, SoundScape Park, Video Art on 25/10/2012 at 12:21 pm

Art Basel Miami Beach announces 2012 Art Video programFor the second consecutive year, Art Video will present works by some of today’s most exciting artists across two venues, inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center. Selections drawn from the participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach include works by a wide array of artists, both emerging and established, from Latin America, the United States, Asia and beyond.

Outdoors, Art Video Nights will present eight screening programs from Wednesday, December 5 through Saturday, December 8. Film and video works by artists including Julieta Aranda, Guy Ben-Ner, Daniel Arsham, Theaster Gates, Jesper Just, Mauricio Lupini, Rashaad Newsome, Ryan McGinley, Robin Rhode, Sam Samore, Adam Shecter, and Hu Xiangqian will be included in thematic programs. Art Video Nights will also feature a special dusk-to-dawn screening of the 12-hour long film ‘Bliss’ by Ragnar Kjartansson , presented by Art Basel in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and the New World Center.

Wednesday, December 5, 8pm
Opening the Art Video Nights series, ‘Love, Time & Decorum’ traces the undercurrent of sensuality and anxiety through videos including William Kentridge’s ‘Anti-Mercator’, 2010/11 (Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery and Galleria Lia Rumma) and Robin Rhode’s ‘Open Court’, 2012 (Lehmann Maupin).

Wednesday, December 5, 9pm
‘Music, Magic & Melancholia,’ a program inspired by artists’ responses to the music of Sigur Rós and Antony and the Johnsons, will include, among others, Ryan McGinley’s ‘Varúð’, 2012 (Team Gallery); Ragnar Kjartansson’s ‘Ég anda’, 2012 (i8 Gallery). The program will also feature Ari Marcopoulos’s video ‘Detroit’, 2010 (Kavi Gupta Gallery and Marlborough Gallery).

Thursday, December 6, 8pm
‘Universal, Dreams & Anthems’ will present unusual dichotomies in film – animation blended with live-action, fiction with history, the earthly and the sublime. The program concludes with an unusual rendition of the American national anthem by Chen Xiaoyun (ShanghART & H Space). Videos will include Josiah McElheny’s ‘Island Universe’, 2005-8 (White Cube); Pedro Reyes’s ‘Baby Marx TV Series (Episode 1: On Surplus Value)’, 2011 (Labor); and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s ’16mm’, 2008/11 (Mendes Wood).

Thursday, December 6, 9pm
The second program of the evening, ‘Waltzing, Driving & Reflections’, features movement as a formal device or theme with works including Jesper Just’s ‘Sirens of Chrome’, 2010 (James Cohen Gallery, Galleri Nicolai Wallner and Perriton); and Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant’s ‘Night Moves’, 2012 (Salon 94).

Friday, December 7, 8pm
‘Shadows, Circles & Fire’ features films that seek to negotiate space and time in unique ways, emphasizing the transitory and the fleeting. Selections include Guy Ben-Ner’s ‘Foreign Names’, 2012 (Konrad Fischer Galerie); Mircea Cantor’s ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’, 2012 (Galerie Yvon Lambert); and a preview of Rashaad Newsome’s ‘Shade Compositions (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)’, 2012 (Marlborough Gallery).

Friday, December 7, 9pm
‘Laughing, Wondering & Meditating,’ which explores different kinds of strangeness from works embracing unexpected encounters, humor, anxiety, and madness will include Theaster Gates’s ‘Sun Salutation’, 2011 (Kavi Gupta Gallery), Julieta Aranda’s ‘Springtime’, 2010 (Galeria OMR) and Dineo Seshee Bopape’s ‘The Problem Of Beauty’, 2009 (Stevenson), among others.

Friday, December 7, 10pm
As the third program of the evening, ‘Spirit, Breath & Air’, begins with breath and touches on the visual and the tactile by exploring everyday life, locations, and objects. Videos featured in this program include Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s ‘Fishermen (Etudes, no. 1)’, 2007 (Marian Goodman Gallery); and David Zink Yi’s ‘Pneuma’, 2010 (Hauser & Wirth and Johann König).

Saturday, December 8, 6pm to Sunday, December 9, 6am
Concluding Art Video Nights is a special collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and the New World Center, Art Basel presents the first screening outside of Iceland of ‘Bliss,’ 2012 by Ragnar Kjartansson (i8 Gallery and Luhring Augustine). The 12-hour long film – based on the artist’s performance for New York’s international biennial of visual art performance, Performa 11 – features the final aria of Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ as a single shot filmed with full orchestra, scenery, and period costumes.

Admission to Art Video Nights is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

In conjunction with the outdoor series, curator David Gryn has selected 18 films from Art Video Nights, in addition to 11 additional videos to be presented in a continuous loop within five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Admission to Art Video is free with an entry ticket to the show.

For the full list of works being screened as part of Art Video Nights and within the Miami Beach Convention Center, please visit www.artbasel.com/video.

Art Salon at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. Thurs Dec 6 at 4pm Artist Talk: The Poetics of Enchantment, with Jesper Just, Artist, New York and David Gryn, Curator of Art Video, Founder of Artprojx. http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/2012-edition-2/

About Art Basel
Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show’s singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.

Important Dates for Media
Media Reception: December 5, 2012, 10am, Art Collectors Lounge
Opening Day (by invitation only): December 5, 2012, 11am – 9pm
Public Show Dates: December 6 – 9, 2012
Media Information on artbasel.com
Press release, images, and accreditation guidelines can be downloaded directly from the Art Basel website, www.artbasel.com/press. Journalists can accredit online for a press pass as well as subscribe to receive press release for the show.

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