MAM Art Course 09
No. 5 "The Past and Future of Art Basel"

Japanese-English simultaneous translation available

Over the last ten years, the international contemporary art market expanded rapidly - both in the West and in developing markets such as Russia, China, Latin America and India. As key events within the art market, art fairs have thrived under these conditions, becoming both the marketplace and the meeting place for the art world's elite players. Switzerland's Art Basel, now 40 years old and the world's most prestigious art fair, and its sister fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, which debuted in 2002 and is the most important fair of the Americas, have been at the leading edge of this phenomenon. Marc Spiegler discusses Art Basel's history and future, including the evolving role of art fairs in the post-finance-crisis global economic environment.

Date & Time
19:30-21:00, January 16 [Fri], 2009
Lecturer
Marc Spiegler (Co-Director, Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach)
Organizers
Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Corporate Sponsor
UBS Group
Marc Spiegler Profile
Born 1968. Dual citizen of France and the United States. Worked as journalist / columnist for New York Magazine, ArtNews, Monopol and The Art Newspaper before joining Annette Schonholzer as Co-Director of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach in 2007.
What art can do for society. Learning about the art of the future.
MAM Art Course 2008-2011

“MAM Art Course” is a series of educational courses, created in partnership with UBS, that explores diverse facets of contemporary art.Having got off to a great start earlier this year, the courses will continue for three years and will seek to investigate the complex web of relations that exists between art and society in relation to three key themes: A for art, B for business and C for culture.

Booking Period
2009.1.16 [Fri] - 1.16 [Fri]
Venue
Tower Hall, Academyhills (40F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity
250 (bookings required)
Admission
Adult 1,000 yen; Student & MAMC Member 500 yen
Audience
General
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