Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

Art Basel Miami Beach opens next week, and we've put together a guide to some of the best events and talks taking place during the fair. See the list after the jump.


Art Basel Miami
The main attraction, with over 250 galleries exhibiting artworks by over 2000 artists. One day ticket $36, Two day ticket $60, Permanent pass $75.

Aqua Art Fair
Organized by Seattle artists and dealers with an emphasis on West Coast galleries. $10.

Pulse Art Fair
Fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. $20 or $15 for students.

NADA Art Fair
Emerging art fair. Free.

Exhibiting works from seven great galleries. Free.

Located in the Seven fair. Events, lectures, discussions, performances that will explore what is wrong with art fairs – hosted by artists William Powhida and Jen Dalton. Free.

How Soon Now and Contemporary Art 1983-1991 from the Collection of Jason Rubell
At the Rubell Family Collection.  $10 or $5 for students.

Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
At the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Special hours during the art fair.

Full Circle: Before They Were Famous
Documentary film chronicling images taken by William John Kennedy of Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol in the 60s. 12/3 @ 8PM, 12/4 @ 5PM, 7PM, and 9PM. At 55th Street Station.


Wednesday, December 1st
6PM – Midnight: Oceanfront Opening Night: Detroit. Spotlights Detroit and is curated by Creative Time in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The event will include dance performances, music, and a screening of “The Lost Landscapes of Detroit” followed by a discussion.

Thursday, December 2nd
2PM – 2:30PM: Artist Talk: Art and Fiction: How to Make Artist’s Dreams Possible, with artist Marnie Weber and Emi Fontana, founder of West of Rome, LA
3PM-3:30 PM – Talk, Art Film: Waste Land: Lucy Walker, director of the film about artist Vik Muniz, talks with moderator Dan Cameron, director of Prospect New Orleans.

Friday, December 3rd
10AM – 11AM: Conversations: Museums in the Digital Age. Speakers are Maxwell L. Anderson from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Lauren Cornell from Rhizome and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Peter Reed from MoMA.
2PM – 2:30PM: Discussion: Art and Sustainability with Raphael Castoriano, art advisor and founder of Kreemart, artists Los Carpinteros, Doreen Remen, founder of Art Production Fund, and artist Brian Tolle. The discussion will be moderated by Jovana Stokis, Curator of Abramovic Studio for Performance Art at Location One, New York.
6PM – 6:30PM: Talk: Why Art and the Creative Class Will Never Save Cities with Thomas Sevcik, Managing Director of do-tank arthesia, Zurich/Los Angeles.

Saturday, December 4th
2PM – 2:30PM: Discussion: Engaged Art with Los Angeles based artists Andrea Bowers and Charles Gaines, moderated by Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute in LA.

Sunday, December 5th
10AM – 11AM: Conversations: The School Makers. What new models for artists founding schools have arisen in the past years, and what are their characteristics and influences of these schools on the contemporary art scene? With a panel of experts and artists.

For a full list of talks and events visit and

Meredith Hudson