November 25, 2008 - Art Basel - Art Salon
November 25, 2008

Art Salon

December 4 – December 7, 2008

Art Guest Lounge, Entrance D,
Miami Beach Convention Center

Art Salon again presents a wildly varied program: book launches, artist conversations and talks on the art market, digital rights, the middle East, music, and other artworld subjects. Among the prominent members of the international artworld taking part are Ai Weiwei, Olga Viso, Jerry Saltz, Josh Baer, Herb & Dorothy Vogel, Isaac Julien, Ute Meta Bauer, and Shirin Neshat, to name only a few.


1 – 1.30 p.m.
Artist Talk | Ai Weiwei, Artist, Beijing; Michele Robecchi, Art Writer and Editor at Phaidon Press, London
1.30 – 2 p.m.
Book Launch | “Le temps pris, le temps de l’oeuvre, le temps à l’oeuvre”
Christine Macel, Chief Curator, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Anri Sala, Artist, Paris
2 – 2.30 p.m.
Special Talk | 2nd Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan
Jens Hoffmann
and Julieta González, Co-curators, 2nd Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan; Adriano Pedrosa, Artistic Director, 2nd Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan
3 – 3.30 p.m.
Special Talk | The Paul Thek Case – Rediscovery of a Legendary Artist
Ted Bonin
, Alexander and Bonin, NY; Harald Falckenberg, Art Collector, Hamburg; Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum, NY; Lynn Zelevansky, Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head Contemporary Art, LACMA, L.A.
4 – 4.30 p.m.
Book Launch | “Unseen Mendieta”
Olga Viso
, Director, Walker Art Center; Minneapolis
4.30 – 5 p.m.
Special Talk | This is the End: The Rising Tide of Money Goes Out of the Artworld and All Boats are Sinking
Jerry Saltz, Art Critic, Journalist, NY
5 – 5.30 p.m.
Film Talk | “Herb and Dorothy”
Bob Colacello
, Special Correspondent to Vanity Fair, NY; Megumi Sasaki, Film Director, NY; James Siena, Artist, NY; Herb and Dorothy Vogel, Art Collectors, NY
6 – 6.30 p.m.
Regional Focus | Will Art Transform the Political Face of the Middle East?
Talk with Lara Baladi, Artist, Cairo; Dr Lamees Hamdan, Commissioner, Office of the UAE Pavilion for the Venice Biennale; Judith Greer, Author, Collector and Art Patron; Ali Yussef Khadra, Founder, Canvas, Dubai; Shirin Neshat, Artist, NY

FRIDAY | Dec 5

1 – 1.30 p.m.
Special Talk | Prospect.1 New Orleans
Dan Cameron
, Curator Prospect.1 and Visual Arts Director, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, plus artists of the biennial
2 – 2.30 p.m.
Artist Talk | Francesco Vezzoli, Artist, Milan; Scott Rothkopf, Senior Editor, Artforum, NY
3 – 3.30 p.m.
Market Talk | Why Buy Art Now?
Matthew Armstrong
, Curator, Lightyear Capital, NY; Josh Baer, Publisher of Baer Faxt and Dealer, NY
4 – 4.30 p.m.
Special Talk | Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Alex Rytov
, Director, Stella Art Foundation; Boris Manner, Curator, Stella Art Foundation
5 – 5.30 p.m.
Artist Talk | Dan Graham and Corey McCorkle, Artists, NY


1 – 1.30 p.m.
Record Talk | Dave Muller’s Top Ten
Dave Muller
, Artist, L.A.; Lionel Bovier, Director, JRP/Ringier, Zurich
2 – 2.30 p.m.
Biennale Talk | Sharjah
Jack Persekian
, Artistic Director, Sharjah Biennial 9; Tarek Atoui, Artist, Beirut
3– 3.30 p.m.
Legal Affairs | Art on the Move
Gregor Kleinknecht
, Founder and Managing Partner, Klein Solicitors, London; Lara Levinson, Associate General Counsel, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Viola Raikhel, Director, 1858 Limited, London; Howard N. Spiegler, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, NY
4 – 4.30 p.m.
Future Focus | Digital Rights: Tracking Copyright and Ownership in a Digital World
Peter Andersson
, Scandinavian Trust Group, Sweden/Switzerland; Christopher Eamon, Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection, USA; Isaac Julien, Artist, London; Ray Nightingale, Director, Policy GTC Market Support, Sweden; Lars Nittve, The Moderna Museet, Stockholm
5 – 5.30 p.m.
Book Launch | Young Chinese Artists – The Next Generation
Christoph Noe
and Cordelia Steiner, Editors, Curators, Founders, The Ministry of Art, Beijing

SUNDAY | Dec 7

1 – 1.30 p.m.
Book Launch | “Georges Adégbo: Grand Tour of an African, Venice-Florence-Rome”
Georges Adéagbo, Artist, Cotonou, Benin; Ute Meta Bauer, MIT Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture, Director and Associate Professor, Cambridge, MA; Stephan Köhler, Chair, Kulturforum Süd-Nord e.V., Hamburg
2 – 2.30 p.m.
Book Launch | “Resonance”
Robert Buck, Art Historian and retired Museum Director, Brooklyn Museum, NY; Federico Diaz, Artist, Prague; Alanna Heiss, Director, PS. 1, NY
3 – 3.30 p.m.
Special Talk | State of the Art Market
Richard Feigen
, President, Richard L. Feigen & Co., NY
4 – 4.30 p.m.
Special Talk | United States of Education
Ricardo Basbaum
, Artist, Rio de Janeiro; Roger M. Buergel, Chief Curator, Miami Art Museum, Miami
5 – 5.30 p.m.
Book Launch | “The Art Fair Age: Addressing the Concept of a New Fairism”
Paco Barragán
, Indepent Curator and Cultural Broker, Madrid; Michele Robecchi, Art Writer and Editor at Phaidon Press, London; Walter Robinson, Writer and Journalist, NY; Lara Taubman, Writer and Curator, Phoenix

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