“Noah Horowitz”

Noah Horowitz, a New Yorker in Miami

The year 2017 has been a big year for Miami and its artistic community. Not only has the city survived hurricanes, it has also seen two of its museums reopen their doors. Noah Horowitz, Director of the Americas of Art Basel, talks us through his 2017 show. Interview. Noah Horowitz, like many fair directors, is one of the globetrotters on the international art scene. He travels extensively and runs Art Basel’s Miami Beach show from the company’s new offices in Manhattan. Horowitz had a varied background before coming to the world of art fairs with experience as an academic, author and entrepreneur. Born in the suburbs of New York City, he spent nearly a decade in London, where he completed his Ph.D. in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and in 2011 published Art of the Deal with Princeton University Press. Following his stint as director of the online-only VIP Art Fair, he breathed new life into the Armory Show, which he ran from 2011 to 2015. In the summer of 2015, he joined the predominantly European Art Basel team, managing business in the Americas and overseeing the Miami Beach show. The 2017 edition is the third fair under his leadership…   The Convention Center where the fair is held is currently undergoing renovation… Indeed. It’s one of the most important aspects of the evolution of the fair up to now. The process, which began last year, is taking place over a three-year period and is set for completion in 2018. While the west lobby and some of the exterior areas are still under construction, the halls where the show actually takes place are now complete. This has given us the opportunity to roll out an entirely new show design for the fair this December. It is...

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Noah Horowitz Nominated Director of Art Basel US

On 14 July 2015, Art Basel US confirmed that Noah Horowitz took office as director of Art Basel Miami. He will integrate the fair in August 2015 and will oversee the 14th edition of the event in Miami Beach. Noah Horowitz was, since 2011, the Executive Director of the Armory Show in New York, and previously headed the VIP Art Fair. He joined Art Basel’s Executive Committee, whose international action has been directed by Marc Spiegler since 2007. This decision should strengthen the dialogue between the event and galleries, collectors, artists, museums and other US institutions. Noah Horowitz said after the announcement: “The Americas have been a prominent center in the art world for many decades, and the region continues to prove its characteristic growth is constantly increasing in several countries. I look forward to working with collectors and art institutions across the two continents […] to give the event in Miami Beach a larger scale again. ” Noah Horowitz graduated in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He is the author of many books, such as The Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market, which won the Princeton University Press in 2011. He is also a lecturer in contemporary art and...

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