MIAMI, Dec 13, 2008 / FW/ — Last Dec 2, Cartier, one of the world’s leading luxury goods companies celebrated Art Basel Miami Beach as an Associate Sponsor for the second year. Cartier along with Vanity Fair/Vanity Fair International and MOCA hosted a private dinner for the art community’s elite and international guests under the shimmering Cartier Dôme.
The private dinner honored Albanian artist Anri Sala and his new exhibition at the MOCA, North Miami. One of the most highly regarded young video artists around, Anri came to international attention in 1999 for his work in After the Wall, the Stockholm Modern Museum’s exhibition of art from post-communist Europe. His works can be described as meditations on slowness, characterized by a near-total absence of camera movement which almost freezes scenes into paintings.
Bernard Fornas, President and CEO of Cartier International, Frédéric de Narp, President and CEO of Cartier North America, along with Bonnie Clearwater, Curator and Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant from Vanity Fair/Vanity Fair International graced the event
Other guests in attendance: Hervé Chandès, Executive Director of Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Luca Dini, Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair, Spain, Lourdes Garzon, Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair, Italy, Calvin Klein, Pierre Rainero, Image, Strategy and Heritage Director of Cartier International, Julian and Vito Schnabel, Bruce Weber, Lauren Taschen and Rachel Zoe.