Here's what we won't be covering in Miami this year: Most of it. Listen, I'll do my best, but each fair has, you know, FIVE MILLION parties and special events planned, so, just like everyone else, I'll be seeing a fraction of what is available. Of course, as always, you can count on us to seek out the most exclusive parties, and report on them through the window.
Miraculously, we have managed to secure coverage of public events, which means we will be reporting on the things you too will be seeing (assuming you are in Miami.) So far the talk I am most interested in seeing features some writer you can see anytime in New York. Critic Jerry Saltz will be giving a talk Friday at Basel's Art Guest Lounge titled “Can Art Change the World? Is the Market Killing Art?” I suppose these are rather lofty expectations for art, but I believe it can change the way people think, (though it rarely does, particularly when it appears in the form of crap at an art fair.) As for my thoughts on whether the market is killing art, I think the theory that 90-percent-of-anything-sucks can be applied to this question. In other words, the market may well kill 90 percent of art, but there will always be 10 percent that’s worth coming back to. And that’s what why we’re here in the first place.