The most interesting talks that are happening in Art Basel Miami 2018 – Art Basel Miami is right around the corner. The event that will be happening on the Miami Beach Convention Center in December (6-9) will display works of over 200 international Modern and Contemporary art galleries that represent more than 4,000 artists. However, Art Basel will also host a series of conversations on topics that concern the contemporary art scene. Members of the international art world will talk and present their unique perspectives on producing, collecting and exhibiting art. We are here to show the conversations that should make you feel excited to attend this event.
6 December – 21st-Century Audiences (2:30pm – 3:30pm)
A conversation between Lisa Phillips, Gary Tinterow and Madeleine Grynsztejn and moderated by Arthur Cohen that will try to examine the main issues of these audiences, and the strategies that major institutions have developed to stay relevant to both traditional and new audiences.
7 December – VR, Celebrity, and Innovation (4pm – 5pm)
Masha Faurschou, Jacolby Satterwhite and François Quintin will talk with Elvia Wilk about an artistic practice that its popularity is starting to grow – Virtual Reality art. It’s essential that art and technology come together in today’s society and experts will discuss the latest conceptual and technological developments in the field, with examples of work by Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor. There are a lot of questions on why or how artists find support for this sort of work but hopefully all of them will be answered by these experts.
8 December – Feminism – The Global View (1pm – 2pm)
More about Billie Zangewa here.
Gender equality and feminism are two topics that go hand in hand and are something extremely important, yet sometimes controversial nowadays. They are also present in contemporary culture and this talk between Billie Zangewa, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, and Maura Reilly will examine the impact of two major traveling exhibitions related to the topic that got media coverage: ‘Radical Women’, that was in exhibition at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85’, originated by the California African American Museum, also in Los Angeles.
8 December – Activism and the Institution (4pm – 5pm)
Luke Willis Thompson, Jodi Throckmorton, Christopher Bedford, and Julia Halperin will analyze how political and social activism influence the way museums function and how artists’ sensitivities have changed towards race and gender.
8 December – Diversifying Collections – Indigenous Art (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki
In early and contemporary culture there are still a lot of problems with accepting art that has been made by indigenous artists since public and private institutions across the Americas are eager to include them in their exhibitions. This talk between Jeffrey Gibson, John P. Lukavic, Wanda Nanibush, and Jami Powell will bring together perspectives on this subject so that individuals can be aware of all problems that exist and should be addressed.
All of these talks and more will be held in Miami Beach Convention Center’s auditorium and are open to the public and are free of charge.