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The New Year at The Forge

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December 11th, 2012 at 5:10 am

Art Basel Miami Beach is Almost Here

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The infamous week of art fairs with Art Basel Miami Beach as its leading lady arrives next week. The Forge Restaurant Wine Bar is at the top of the list for prime, elegant, superb dining destinations.

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November 28th, 2012 at 7:22 am

Art Basel Goes to Hong Kong

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Here at The Forge we love Art Basel Miami. This prestigious Art Fair brings with it a fabulous hype, great blue chip art and a large following of very interesting art collectors, artists and people from all over the world. The original fair was established in Basel Switzerland in 1970 and now hosts over 300 of the world’s top galleries. The sister event in Miami was founded in 2002. On June 7th Art Basel announced it’s first Hong Kong edition for 2013. It will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 23 to May 26 2013. China, Asia is the new frontier and this expansion is a strong positive decision for the art market.

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June 17th, 2012 at 2:52 am

Art Basel Miami Beach is Coming

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Celebrating the 10th Edition
From December 1 through 4, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 10th edition of
Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than
260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa
will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st
centuries.
To mark its 10th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach will inaugurate a new collaboration
with the Bass Museum of Art on the Art Public sector, which will transform Collins
Park with unique artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging
talents. For the first time, Art Video will be presented on the large-scale outdoor
projection wall of the New World Center, designed by Frank Gehry. The free public
viewings will be part of a number of special events and performances taking place
across Miami Beach for the duration of the show to celebrate the 10th edition.
Over the past ten years, Art Basel Miami Beach rapidly developed from a vibrant newcomer
on the global art scene to the leading international art show in the Americas. The
list of participating galleries, chosen by the Selection Committee, makes
Art Basel Miami Beach the most prestigious art show of the Americas, featuring both
established and emerging galleries. By redefining and optimizing its sectors,
Art Basel Miami Beach has constantly responded to the evolving needs of its galleries.
Between 2002 and today, Art Basel Miami Beach has gradually extended its footprint by
over 50 percent, and increased the number of exhibiting galleries from barely 200 galleries
in 2002 to more than 260 galleries at this year’s edition. Outside the halls, public art works
have repeatedly transformed numerous locations across Miami Beach.
The decade has also marked a time of great transformations in the cultural scene of South
Florida and Miami Beach. Major private collections including De la Cruz Collection
Contemporary Art Space, CIFO, Rubell Family Collection, World Class Boxing, and the
Margulies Collection enlarged their presence in Miami Beach and their reputation across
the world. In addition, public institutions such as the Miami Art Museum and MOCA North
Miami are extending their scope with new building projects, scheduled for completion in
2013. Many observers have called this decade ‘a cultural renaissance’, that made the
Greater Miami area an exciting destination for the international artworld.
The show has likewise helped catalyze the evolution of the Latin American art scene,
serving as an annual meeting point for its existing players and its new collectors. The rapid
surge in the numbers of collectors from the entire continent – and the steady pace at which
they have broadened the scope of their collections – have made the show a true nexus
between the art scenes of Europe, North America and Latin America.
Art Galleries
The Art Basel Miami Beach Selection Committee has chosen more than 200 galleries for
the main sector of this year’s show. More than half of the exhibitors come from outside the
United States, with strong participation from Europe, 26 galleries from Latin America, nine
galleries from Asia and two from Africa. The following galleries are exhibiting for the first
time in Art Galleries: Galerie Berinson (Berlin), DAN Galeria (São Paulo), Loretta Howard
Gallery (New York), Marc Jancou Contemporary (New York), Long March Space (Beijing),
McCaffrey Fine Art (New York), Galería Sur (Montevideo), and Richard Telles
(Los Angeles). The following galleries are returning to the show after a short hiatus: Air de
Paris (Paris), Alexander and Bonin (New York), Galería Helga de Alvear (Madrid), Gavin
Brown’s enterprise (New York), China Art Objects (Los Angeles), Sadie Coles HQ
(London), Galerie Eigen+Art (Berlin), Alison Jacques Gallery (London), Galerie Peter
Kilchmann (Zurich), Galerie nächst St. Stephan (Vienna), SCAI The Bathhouse (Tokyo),
and Silverstein (New York). The full list of exhibitors can be found at artbasel.com/sectors.
Art Kabinett
In Art Kabinett, galleries selected for the Art Galleries sector will present more than 20
curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booth. The curatorial
concepts for Art Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical
showcases and solo shows for rising stars. Details on the Art Kabinett sector will be
announced in October and will be available at artbasel.com/kabinett.
Art Nova
In this year’s Art Nova sector, 42 emerging and established galleries from 17 countries are
presenting new works by either two or three artists. In all, recent works by 109 artists will
be on display, providing visitors with an opportunity to see pieces fresh from studios
around the globe – and making the sector an ideal opportunity to discover the newest
artistic tendencies. Further details on Art Nova will be announced in September and will be
available at artbasel.com/nova.
Art Positions
Art Positions creates a platform for a project from one emerging artist, allowing curators,
critics and collectors to discover ambitious new talents. The sector presents 16 young
galleries from nine different countries, showcasing cutting-edge projects by the artists
Emily Sundblad (Algus Greenspon, New York), Rosana Ricalde (Baró Galeria, São Paulo),
Icaro Zorbar (Casas Riegner, Bogotá), Cinthia Marcelle (Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de
Janeiro), Jessica Warboys (Gaudel de Stampa, Paris), Theaster Gates (Kavi Gupta,
Chicago/Berlin), Carissa Rodriguez (Karma International, Zurich), Alexandra Bircken
(Kimmerich Gallery, New York), Sven Johne (Klemm’s, Berlin), Jorge Satorre (LABOR,
Mexico City), Paulo Nazareth (Mendes Wood, São Paulo), Mandla Reuter (Francesca
Minini, Milan), Cesar Cornejo (Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima), Otavio Schipper (Anita
Schwartz Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro), Analia Saban (Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los
Angeles), Marco Rountree (Travesía Cuatro, Madrid). Details of Art Positions will be
announced in October and will be available at artbasel.com/positions.
Art Public
Art Public will for the first time be curated by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of
Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and co-founder of
the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), a non-profit organization for public art. For the
first time, Art Public will collaborate with the Bass Museum of Art to transform Collins Park
with unique artworks and performances, by both renowned artists and emerging talents.
This year, Art Public expands with more artworks on show than ever before, while at the
same time the sector will be focused within a strongly defined exhibition area. Works on
display will engage directly with the viewers, interrupting the daily routine of passersby in
poetic and surprising ways. Details of Art Public will be announced in November and will
be available at artbasel.com/public.
Art Basel Conversations
Art Basel Conversations offers audiences access to first-hand information on the main
aspects of the international artworld, opening with an artist talk featuring a legendary
practitioner. Taking place in the auditorium adjacent to Entrance D of the Miami Beach
Convention Center every morning, topics of the free panel discussions include
‘Public/Private: The Evolution of Museum Missions,’ ‘Collector Focus:
Art Basel Miami Beach and South Florida: A Decade of Transformation’ and ‘The Future of
Artistic Practice: The Artist as Poet.’ Distinguished artists, collectors, museum directors,
architects, curators, critics, gallerists, and publishers will take part. After each Art Basel
Conversation, the audience can meet the panelists personally. The detailed program will
be announced in November and will be available at artbasel.com/conversations.
Art Salon
Taking place in the auditorium adjacent to Entrance D of the Miami Beach Convention
Center every afternoon, Art Salon is a platform for discussion where artworld figures will
present their projects, with an emphasis on the most current themes in contemporary art.
Informal in format but international in scope, it also features artist talks, roundtable
discussions and lectures. The detailed program will be announced in November and will
be available at artbasel.com/salon.
Art Film
Art Film is again curated by Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner. Details will be
announced in late September and will be available at artbasel.com/film.
Art Video
In Art Video, galleries will present a varied selection of video works. Organised in
association with London’s Artprojx, screenings of Art Video will be presented for the first
time in two different locations: on the outdoor New World Centre projection wall and within
five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Centre. Full details on
Art Video will be announced in October and will be available at artbasel.com/video.
Museums and Private Collections
Once again, Miami’s leading private collections – among them the Rubell Family
Collection, CIFO, the De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, World Class Boxing,
the Margulies Collection, and the Dacra Collection – will be opening their homes and
warehouses to guests of the international art show. The museums of South Florida will
also be staging important exhibitions to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, including:
‘Enrique Martinez Celaya’ and ‘American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of
the 1960s’ at the Miami Art Museum;’ Laurent Grasso’ at the Bass Museum of Art; ‘Dave
Cole: Flags of the World’ and ‘Jenny Saville’ at the Norton Museum; ‘Liberty, Equality, and
Fraternity: French Design for Living’ at the Wolfsonian-FIU; ‘Mark Handforth: Rolling Up’ at
MOCA North Miami.
Sponsors and Partners
UBS continues its longstanding and successful partnership with Art Basel and
Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011. The firm has been main sponsor of Art Basel for the past
18 years and main sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach since the show’s inception in 2002.
The world-renowned jeweler Cartier supports Art Basel Miami Beach as Associate
Sponsor, as does NetJets, the first and largest fractional aircraft ownership company in the
world. Furniture will be provided by Herman Miller and the VIP car service by BMW.
AXA Art, the globally active specialty art and collectibles insurance company, will again
provide multilingual VIP guided tours at Art Basel Miami Beach. The show is supported by
the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority. Additional partners can be found at
artbasel.com/partners.
Guided Tours
The ArtNexus guided tours in English and Spanish will be available daily during show
hours from Thursday to Sunday. There will be general tours of the show and special tours
for Art Kabinett. For reservations and information contact Sol Romero: Tel. +1 305 891
7270, ext. 4; tours@artnexus.com. During show days, reservations can be made by phone
or at the Guided Tours Information Desk in Info Zone D.
The Bass Museum of Art will offer guided group and private tours of Art Public in English.
Walk-in tours (no reservation required) will take place at 12:30, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm, each
day of the show, while private and group tours will need to be booked in advance. Each
tour will take 45 minutes. Price: US $8 per person, groups of 15 or more US $5 per
person. For reservations and further information, contact the Bass Museum of Art:
Tel. +1 305 673 7530, ext. 9-1001; tours@bassmuseum.org.
Design Miami
This year marks the seventh edition of Design Miami, from November 30 to December 5,
with the world’s most prominent design galleries presenting contemporary and historic
work. Design Miami will again be located in close proximity to the Miami Beach Convention
Center. For further information please visit designmiami.com.
Art 43 Basel
Art Basel, the original international art show established in Switzerland in 1970, runs
next year from June 13 to 17, 2012. The world’s most prestigious show of modern and
contemporary art will again feature 300 galleries from all continents, showing works by
over 2,500 artists.
Important Dates for Media
Media Reception: November 30, 2011, 10am, Art Collectors Lounge
Opening Day (by invitation only): November 30, 2011, 11am – 9pm
Public Show Dates: December 1 – 4, 2011
For the latest updates on Art Basel Miami Beach, visit artbaselmiamibeach.com, find us on
Facebook at facebook.com/artbaselmiamibeach and follow us on Twitter
at twitter.com/abmb.
Information on Art Basel Miami Beach is available from:
Dorothee Dines, Communications Manager, Art Basel & Art Basel Miami Beach
Tel. +41 58 206 27 06, dorothee.dines@artbasel.com
Art Basel Miami Beach, CH-4005 Basel
US Office Art Basel Miami Beach:
FITZ & CO, Dan Tanzilli / Concetta Duncan
Tel. +1 212 627 1455 ext. 232, concetta@fitzandco.com
535 West 23 Street #S10H, USA-New York, NY 10011
Florida Office Art Basel Miami Beach:
Garber & Goodman Inc.
Tel. +1 305 674 1292, Fax +1 305 673 1242, floridaoffice@artbasel.com
301 41st Street, US-Miami Beach, FL 33140
Media information on the internet
Media information, press images, and logos can be downloaded directly from our website
artbaselmiamibeach.com/press. Journalists can accredit online for a press pass, as well as
subscribe to our press releases for Art Basel Miami Beach.

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September 20th, 2011 at 4:12 am

Success

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The Basel Art Fair seems to be showing us that the Art Market has survived the economic crunch and is renewing its force. The fair has been receiving more visitors than last year, which leads us to believe the market is getting better. This is wonderful news for the Basel Miami Beach art fair coming in December. It is encouraging for the city and the fair. Miami has such a wonderful panache and elegance as a city that Art Basel chose its sister city well. When a city hosts such an important event it needs to be able to match the elegance of the event through its landscape, urban development and service industry.
Miami does just that with South Beach, its European feel and with restaurants such as The Forge. The Forge offers the environment that the elegant and cultivated audience of such an important Art Fair is looking for.

Conversations

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Another aspect of the Art Basel fair is the conversations program. Invitations to well acclaimed artists, collectors, dealers, historians and critics to openly discuss in public and with the public their thought process, career choices, projects, future projects and answer questions within an interactive framework. This allows the interested and the curious a direct contact with the leading movers and shakers of the international art arena. The program is very ambitious and complex, and each year the directors inject within their schedule a variety of exciting encounters. This years line-up:
Art Basel Conversations Program, Art 42 Basel:

WEDNESDAY | June 15 | Premiere | Artist Talk | Allen Ruppersberg
Allen Ruppersberg, Artist, New York/Los Angeles
In conversation with Jay Sanders, Curator and Writer, New York.

THURSDAY | June 16 | Public/Private | How Will Museums Be Able to Collect?
Speakers | Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern, London
Martin Roth, Director General, Dresden State Art Collections/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Incoming Director, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Moderator | András Szántó, Author and consultant to arts and philanthropic organizations, New York

FRIDAY | June 17 | Collector Focus | Patronage and Politics
Speakers | Dr. Farhad Farjam, Collector and Patron, The Farjam Collection, Dubai
Dana Farouki, Collector and Patron, Dubai and New York
Abdullah Al Turki, Creative Director of Edge of Arabia, London/Riyadh
Moderator | Payam Sharifi, Artist and Essayist, Co-Founder of Slavs and Tatars, Moscow

SATURDAY | June 18 | The Future of Artistic Practice | The Artist as Urbanist
Speakers | Luc Deleu, Artist and Architect, Antwerp
Momoyo Kaijima, Architect, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo
Anri Sala, Artist, Berlin
Stephen Willats, Artist, London
Moderator | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London

SUNDAY | June 19 | What is Alternative – Alternative to What?
Speakers | Julieta Aranda, Artist and Co-Founder of e-flux, Berlin/New York
Stefan Kalmár, Director, Artists Space, New York
Marta Kuzma, Director, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), and member of the curatorial team for documenta13
Anton Vidokle, Artist and Co-Founder of e-flux, New York/Berlin
Moderator | Vincenzo de Bellis, Co-Director Peep-Hole, Milan, and Curator-in-residence Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome

These exciting dialogues also take place at Art Basel Miami Beach in December. The line up is just as impressive. Programmed usually in the morning between 10 and 11 AM, this then leaves you the day for visiting the fair. For your evening, The Forge, with their enomatic wine bar and excellent menu can offer you a magnificent continuation of your artistic environment.

image: Art Basel Conversation | Public/Private | Crossing the Atlantic | v.l.n.r. Klaus Biesenbach, Lynne Cooke, Ann Goldstein, András Szántó

Art Parcours

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A new part of the Basel Art Fair this year that had been inaugurated in 2010 is named Art Parcours, which for me would mean in English: Art Travels, or Art Voyages as this very Contemporary show was curated by Jens Hoffman, Director of CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco and is an exhibition that traces the paths of thought taken by a certain select group of outstanding contemporary art makers and their site specific installations are scatted throughout various historical locations in Basel. This specific Parcours will blend past and present and take place within the district St. Alban Tal, “including fishing houses along the river, a large Cargo Ship, sections of the old city wall, the Haus Zum Hohen Dolder (known for the oldest mural depicting the myth of Wilhelm Tell), the St. Alban Church, and the Brunnenwerk St Alban, an old water reservoir, as well as various public sites through out the area.” (From Art Basel PR)The artists exhibited are Ai Weiwei, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Anne Chu, Frederico Herrero, Chris Johanson and Sun Foot, Joan Jonas, Kris Martin, Ugo Rondinone, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, and Gabriel Sierra. Waiting for Art Basel Miami, the Public Art sector will inhabit Miami and South Beach as well as this Parcours exhibit in Basel. Once in Miami, at the end of the day when you need a pampered evening after having passionately looked at art at the fair, come join us at the Forge and let our exquisite cuisine and wine cellar continue to cater to your sensory experience.

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June 9th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Art Basel

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Art Basel is the most prestigious art fair in the world. Founded in 1970 by local art dealers of Basel, Switzerland, the fair now features close to 300 leading International Galleries from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, and hosted close to 63,000 guests for the 41st edition in 2010. This year, Art Basel’s 42nd installment takes place from June 15 through June 19, 2011.
The Basel Art Fair is the ultimate rendez-vous for world-class artists, collectors, dealers, curators and Fine Arts people. Basel Switzerland is a beautiful city located on the river Rhine, and has a population of close to 175,000. The city hosts outstanding cultural venues that curate and present parallel programming to the fair that support and highlight this very exciting week in the arts.
In 2002 the Art Basel management decided to export and create the sister fair in the United States: Art Basel Miami Beach. Miami has proven to be an exquisite host of this event. With it’s unique European flair, first class hotels, service industry and South Beach the Basel environment has succeeded to install itself here in Florida. Collectors, dealers, artists and arts people from all over the globe travel to Miami the first week in December to discover, view, and purchase exquisite art from the exceptional international roster of galleries invited to exhibit their artists at Art Basel Miami Beach. There is also the fun, the parties and the fabulous restaurants that can live up to this international agenda such as Shareef Malnik’s The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.