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 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 Future of Artistic Practice’ 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 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

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.

Videos of Art Basel Conversations are available the next day at

Art Salon

THURSDAY | December 1

1pm | The Global Artworld | ‘Regionalism’

Bruce High Quality Foundation, Jens Hoffmann, Chelsea Haines

2pm | Artist Talk | Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto, Adriano Pedrosa

3pm | Art Law | 10 Cases: And Why They Matter To You

Josh Baer, Peter R. Stern

4pm | Artist Talk | Inspiration, Cultivation and The Philip Johnson Glass House


Todd Eberle, Liam Gillick, Amei Wallach

5pm | Artist Talk | ‘Movement Studies’

Haegue Yang, Doryun Chong

6pm | Art History | Remembering Louise Bourgeois

Tracey Emin, Jerry Gorovoy, Nancy Spector, Ulf Küster

FRIDAY | December 2

1pm | Art Public Talk

Theaster Gates, Glenn Kaino, Christine Y. Kim

2pm | Art Video Talk | ‘Dancer’

Dara Friedman, David Gryn

3pm | Art Film Talk | ‘Gerhard Richter Painting’

Corinna Belz

4pm | Talk | Biennials: Critical and Curatorial Interventions

Cuauhtémoc Medina, José Roca

5pm | The Global Artworld | Focus on Argentina

Tanya Barson, Marlise Jozami, Guillermo Navone, Abaseh Mirvali

6pm | Art Media | Latin American Art Magazines: Now and Then

Sandra Antelo-Suarez, Celia Birbragher, Rodrigo Moura, Adriano Pedrosa

SATURDAY | December 3

1pm | Artist Talk | Is Anyone Home?

Erwin Wurm, Peter Doroshenko

2pm | Artist Talk | The Idea of Utopia in Art and Life

Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Sir Norman Rosenthal

3pm | Artist Talk | Performa

4pm | Artist Talk | Art Attack

Dan Cameron, Raphael Castoriano, Ryan McNamara, Richard Tuttle

5pm | Artist Talk | ‘Color on Color’

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Aldo Rubino

6pm | Art Law Talk | Art Law in the Digital Age

Lawrence M. Kaye, Howard N. Spiegler

SUNDAY | December 4

1pm | Artist Talk | ‘Rolling Stop’

Mark Handforth, Bonnie Clearwater

2pm | Artist Talk | ‘Cloud Cities’

Tomás Saraceno, Hans Ulrich Obrist

3pm | Talk | Bas Fisher Invitational: artist-run project in Miami

Naomi Fisher, Jim Drain, Christy Gast, Richard Haley

Art Salon takes place in the auditorium of the Miami Beach Convention Centre, adjacent

to Info Zone D, daily from Thursday, December 1, to Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Art Basel Miami Beach tickets include admission to Art Salon.

Videos of Art Salon are available the next day at

Important Dates for Media

Media Reception: November 30, 2011, 10am, Art Collectors Lounge

Preview Day: November 30, 2011, 11am – 9pm

Public Show Dates: December 1 – 4, 2011

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Information on Art Basel Miami Beach is available from:

Dorothee Dines, PR / Media Manager, Art Basel & Art Basel Miami Beach

Tel. +41 58 206 27 06, [email protected]

Art Basel Miami Beach, CH-4005 Basel

US Office Art Basel Miami Beach:

FITZ & CO, Dan Tanzilli / Concetta Duncan

Tel. +1 212 627 1455 ext. 232, [email protected]

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Florida Office Art Basel Miami Beach:

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