VISTA Worldlink To Premiere Documentary Film About Miami’s Art Basel on March 4
Glickman Media, in association with VISTA Worldlink, has announced the world premiere of Miami Basel: Art’s Winter Playground, a documentary feature film that examines the economic, social, and cultural impact that Art Basel Miami Beach has had on South Florida.
“It’s really an urban development story,” says Aaron Glickman, director of Miami Basel. “Miami’s cultural awakening has evolved from a combination of elements, and Art Basel was the central element that brought everything together. I feel we tell a definitive story of this fair’s impact on the region, and about Miami Art Week in general.”
In addition to Glickman, the film’s production team includes Joshua Liemer, executive producer/president, VISTA Wordlink; veteran Los Angeles-based cinematographer, Jordan Levy; and Emmy Award-winning documentary producer, Dana Rubin.
The story begins by examining where Miami’s art scene was in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s and takes us through to Art Basel Miami Beach’s debut in 2002.
Told by renowned art collectors, curators, and politicians, we gain an understanding of the cultural wasteland that was Miami and learn about the sheer force-of-will it took to bring the world’s most famous art fair to Miami Beach.
We then cut to a current Miami Basel week, a cultural phenomenon that has grown well beyond a single fair and into an arts happening that brings the entire art world to a single location for an entire week; and, in so doing, has transformed all of South Florida.
“VISTA Worldlink is proud to be a part of this important story,” says Liemer. “As a South Florida-based company, we have seen first- hand the impact that art has had on the entire region. I hope that other cities around the world can learn from Miami Basel about how the use of art can transform the culture of a city.”