November 23, 2010 - Art Basel - Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon
November 23, 2010

Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon

Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon
December 2-5, 2010

Art Basel Conversations

For nearly a decade, Art Basel Conversations has offered the show’s public a chance to see dynamic dialogues between prominent members of the international artworld, offering their first-hand perspectives on producing, collecting and exhibiting art—and debating the key issues facing the artworld today.

Daily from Thursday, Dec 2, until Sunday, Dec 5, 2010
10-11am | Panel Discussion
11-11.30am | Meet the Panelists
Location | Miami Beach Convention Center, auditorium adjacent to Info Zone D

THURSDAY | Dec 2 | Premiere | Artist Talk | Michelangelo Pistoletto
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Artist, Biella, Italy
In conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London

FRIDAY | Dec 3 | Public/Private | Museums in the Digital Age
Speakers | Maxwell L. Anderson, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Lauren Cornell, Executive Director, Rhizome, and Adjunct Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Moderator | András Szántó, Author and consultant to arts and philanthropic organizations, New York

SATURDAY | Dec 4 | Latin America | The Collector as Catalyst
Speakers | Agustín Coppel, Collector and Founder of Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection (CIAC) and the Art Project at the Botanical Garden in Culiacan, Sinaloa
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Collector, Gstaad/Madrid/Miami and Founder of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, CIFO, Miami
Rodrigo Moura, Curator, Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Moderator | José Roca, Artistic Director, Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia, and Chief Curator, 8 Mercosul Bienal, Porto Alegre, Brazil

SUNDAY | Dec 5 | The Future of Artistic Practice | The School Makers
Speakers | Eduardo Abaroa, Artist and Writer, Co-Founder, SOMA, Mexico City
Bruce High Quality Foundation, Artists/Foundation, New York
Tania Bruguera, Political and Performance Artist, Founder and Director, Cátedra Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art Studies), Havana, Cuba
Domingo Castillo, Co-Founder of the nomadic artist-run project the end/SPRING BREAK, Miami
Piero Golia, Artist and Founder of the Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles
Yoshua Okón, Artist, Co-Founder, SOMA, Mexico City
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London

Videos of many Art Basel Conversations and can be found at

Art Salon

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

Daily from Thursday, Dec 2, until Sunday, Dec 5, 2010
Location | Miami Beach Convention Center, auditorium adjacent to Info Zone D

1pm – 1.30pm | Artist Talk
Isaac Julien and Silvia Cubiña

2pm – 2.30pm | Artist Talk |Art and Fiction: How to Make Artists’ Dreams Possible –
a West of Rome Project

Marnie Weber and Emi Fontana

3pm – 3.30pm | Talk | Art Film: ‘Waste Land’
Lucy Walker and Dan Cameron

4pm – 4.30pm | Collecting | Authenticity and the Law: How to Protect Yourself in Light of Recent Events
John Cahill, Donn Zaretsky and Jo Backer Laird

5pm – 5.30pm | The Oceanfront | Detroit and Glasgow
Luis Croquer, Claire Jackson, Sarah Munro and Meredith Johnson

6pm – 6.30pm | Discussion | Public Art in Jeddah
Hani M. S. Farsi, Mona Khazindar and Ali Khadra

FRIDAY | Dec 3
1pm – 1.30pm | The Global Artworld | Focus on Peru
Juan Carlos Verme, Tanya Barson and Abaseh Mirvali

2pm – 2.30pm | Discussion | Art and Sustainability
Raphael Castoriano, Los Carpinteros, Doreen Remen, Brian Tolle, and Jovana Stokic

3pm – 3.30pm | Collecting | 10 Things You Need to Know When Buying Art
Josh Baer and Kenny Schachter

4pm – 4.30pm | The Oceanfront | Mexico City and Berlin
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Joerg Koch and Nato Thompson

5pm – 5.30pm | Technology | Adobe Museum of Digital Media
Tom Eccles, Mariko Mori and Melissa Chiu

6pm – 6.30pm | Urbanism | Why Art and the Creative Class will Never Save Cities
Thomas Sevcik

1pm – 1.30pm | Global Issues | Art in a Changing World: How Can Artists and Galleries Respond to the Challenges of Climate Change?
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor

2pm – 2.30pm | Discussion | Engaged Art
Andrea Bowers, Charles Gaines and Andrew Perchuk

3pm – 3.30pm | Book Launch | ‘Interviews: Volume 2′ and ‘Self Portraits: Fictions’
Frederic Tuten and Hans Ulrich Obrist

4pm – 4.30pm | City Focus | Guadalajara – Offside: Producing Art from the Periphery
Jose Davila, Gonzalo Lebrija and Mariana Munguía Matute

5pm – 5.30pm | Artist Talk
Pascale Marthine Tayou and Hans Ulrich Obrist

6pm – 6.30pm | Book Launch | ‘Los Carpinteros. Handwork: Constructing the World’
Los Carpinteros and Francesca von Habsburg

SUNDAY | Dec 5
1pm – 1.30pm | Book Launch | ‘Scott King. Art Works’
Scott King and Lionel Bovier

2pm – 2.30pm | Book Launch and Panel Discussion | ‘The Biennial Reader. An Anthology on Large-Scale Perennial Exhibitions of Contemporary Art’
Ute Meta Bauer, Elena Filipovic, Marieke van Hal and Solveig Øvstebø

3pm – 3.30pm | Arts in Miami | Contemporary Arts Projects, Vizcaya
Naomi Fisher, Meredith Johnson, Josiah McElheny, Ernesto Oroza, Francesco Simeti and Flaminia Gennari

Videos of many Art Salon presentations can be found at

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