From a Virgin to a Prostitute: On Art Basel Effect and the Transformation of the Miami Art Scene

Terminal Lecture Series at the Tel Aviv Museum Organized by Ruth Patir (in Hebrew)


In this presentation I focused on Miami – a beautiful paradox-rich city that has served as home for me in the past ten years. Through the Basel Effect filter and through a sequence of  scandalous anecdotes related to the local art institutions: museums, private collections, galleries, and public spaces, I have told the story of the transformation: from a city of retirees to a Mecca art destination.