Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon
December 1–4, 2011

Art Basel Conversations
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 their first-hand perspective on producing, collecting and exhibiting art.

Daily from Thursday, December 1, to Sunday, December 4, 2011
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 available on a first-come, first-served basis

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, Brooklyn
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

Videos of Art Basel Conversations are available the next day at

Art Salon
The Art Salon program serves as an open space for short presentations, such as panel discussions, lectures and performances, with the range of speakers including artists, curators, academics, authors, art lawyers, critics, architects, musicians and many other cultural players.

Daily and throughout the day, from Thursday, December 1, to Sunday, December 4, 2011
Location | Miami Beach Convention Centre, auditorium adjacent to Info Zone D
Access via show floor | General admission ticket includes access to 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 Collection
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’

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

Videos of all Art Salon talks will be available the next day at

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