In 2013 the Art Basel show in Miami Beach features 258 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In addition to showing artworks ranging from modern masters to the latest contemporary works, this year’s edition features an extensive program of outdoor art installations, film screenings, performances, and talks. Art Basel in Miami Beach, whose lead partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 5 to December 8, 2013.
Curated under the theme “Social Animals” by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, the artworks selected for this year’s Public sector transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space. Public features large-scale sculptures and installations by 24 leading and emerging international artists, including Olaf Breuning, Sam Falls, Jeppe Hein, Thomas Houseago, Alicja Kwade, Richard Long, Santiago Roose, Oscar Tuazon, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. For the third straight year, Public is produced in partnership with the Bass Museum of Art. The sector is open to the public and free of charge.
Public Opening Night
The Public Opening Night takes place from 8:30 to 10pm on Wednesday, December 4, with a program of special performances by Olaf Breuning, David Colman, Kate Gilmore, Ryan McNamara and Mungo Thomson. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
This year’s Film sector presents a premier program of films by and about artists. Screened on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in SoundScape Park and organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London?s Artprojx, the 2013 program presents over 70 film and video works drawn from the show’s participating galleries, including works by Dara Birnbaum, Martin Creed, Rineke Dijkstra, Joan Jonas, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mickalene Thomas and Kehinde Wiley.
This Brunner’s feature film selection is the United States premiere of Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face (2013) by Sabine Lidl. Followed by a Q&A with Nan Goldin and the film director, the film will be shown at the Colony Theatre at 8.30pm on Friday, December 6. Entry is free, but seating is limited.
David Gryn’s 2013 program, which will again be screened on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in SoundScape Park, will present over 70 film and video works drawn from the show’s participating galleries, including works by Dara Birnbaum, Martin Creed, Rineke Dijkstra, Joan Jonas, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mickalene Thomas and Kehinde Wiley.
Conversations and Salon
For over a decade now, Art Basel’s talks program has offered the show’s guests and the public a chance to follow dynamic dialogs between prominent members of the international artworld.
Thursday, December 5
Premiere: Artist talk
Doug Aitken in conversation with Michelle Kuo
Friday, December 6
Public/Private: Museums Go Global
Patrick Charpenel, Chris Dercon, Chus Martinez and Alexandra Munroe, moderated by András Szántó
Saturday, December 7
The Artist and the Gallerist
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Monica Manzutto and Jose Kuri, moderated by Mark Rappolt
Sunday, December 8
Artistic Practice: The Artist as Technologist
Cory Arcangel, Cécile B. Evans, Camille Henrot and Robert Whitman in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
Miami Beach Convention Centre, auditorium in Hall C
dmission to Conversations is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Conversations series is supported by Absolut.
Topics of this year’s Salon program are as varied as the participants, ranging from artist talks and a presentation on Constructive Art Criticism in Latin America to a roundtable conversation on the role of small-scale arts institutions and a discussion entitled “Bankrupt Cities. Endangered Museums: Learning From the Case of the Detroit Institute of Arts.” A series of engaging pairings—including artist Tracey Emin with Sir Norman Rosenthal; Olafur Eliasson with Klaus Biesenbach; and Josh Baer of the Baer Faxt with the artist Joseph Kosuth—promise to provide unique insight into the artists practice, the balance between the art market and art history.
Thursday, December 5, to Sunday, December 8, daily from 1 to 7pm (Sunday to 3pm).
Art Basel entry tickets include admission to Salon talks.