Let’s talk: Reinvention

Let’s talk: Reinvention

NADA Art Fair Miami Beach 2009
The Jazz Club, Deauville Beach Resort
Collins Avenue & 67th Street
Miami Beach, Florida
December 3, 2009

Let’s talk: Reinvention will highlight the ideas and work of professionals who are currently catalyzing productive change in the art world, bringing together an innovative line-up of speakers, including Colin Chinnery, Richard Flood, Matthew Higgs, Mari Spirito, Franklin Sirmans, Nato Thompson, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. Daily programs start at 2pm and include video screenings, presentations and discussions, moderated by Kate Fowle, Executive Director of ICI.


Video Screenings:
December 3-5:   
2-3pm, Projection curated by Cleopatra’s
The Brooklyn-based collaborative harnesses the energies of Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Kate McNamara, and Erin Somerville. Projection, consists of 3-minute, black and-white silent videos, produced in response to the phrase FUTURE TENSE, from 30 emerging artists and filmmakers.

3-4pm, ICI: Project 35
ICI will present sneak previews from their upcoming exhibition Project 35, which brings together artists videos selected by 35 international curators, who were asked “Which artist’s video work would you like to be seen by as many people as possible around the world in 2010?”

Panel Discussions:
Thursday, December 3:
4-5pm, New Audiences, New Styles, New Languages
Panelists: Richard Flood (Chief Curator, New Museum), Franklin Sirmans (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection), and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson (Director and Chief Curator, Aspen Art Museum)

Friday, December 4:
4-5pm, Creating and Supporting Hybrid Practices
Panelists: Colin Chinnery (Fair Director, ShContemporary), Nato Thompson (Chief Curator, Creative Time), and Mari Spirito (Director, 303 Gallery)

Question Time:
Thurs & Fri, December 3-4:
5:30-6pm, Ask Matthew! 
Matthew Higgs, Director and Chief Curator of White Columns, will be answering 10 of your burning questions. Art Fair visitors and exhibitors alike will be asked to submit questions in advance at drop boxes located throughout the fair.

Saturday, December 5:
4-5pm, The Survivors Club
ICI hosts a cocktail hour and impromptu conversation forum

Let’s talk: Reinvention has been created to trigger debate on the many ways that roles and practices can be transformed through our current evolving art world.

Daily admission is free and open to the public.

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