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Art Basel 2016: Salon

Art Basel, Messe

16 Jun 201619 Jun 2016

Art Basel‘s stimulating program of Conversations & Salon talks allow audiences to deepen their knowledge of artistic practice, the international artworld, and the art market.

Salon is an open platform for dozens of short, often informal presentations, such as artist talks, panels, lectures and performances with a range of speakers representing many different aspects of the artworld.

Conversations & Salon is programmed by Mari Spirito.

Highlights from the afternoon Salon program, an open platform for shorter presentations, include Tobias Rehberger in conversation with Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, on the occasion of Rehberger’s public art project “24 Stops”, which connects the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra Campus. Sound practices will be explored in a discussion with artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, moderated by Marcella Lista, Chief Curator, New Media Collection at Centre Pompidou, Paris. Another highlight will be a discussion on the “Architecture of Compassion” with Berlin-based artist Róza El-Hassan, Barnabás Bencsik, Curator and Founding Director, ACAX, Budapest; and Anders Kreuger, Editor of Afterall and Senior Curator at M HKA, Antwerp. On Saturday, Lithuanian-American artist Jonas Mekas will be in conversation with Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Also on Saturday, there will be a presentation on Salvatore Scarpitta’s seminal The Speed of Speed with Luigi Sansone, author of “Salvatore Scarpitta – Catalogue Raisonné”; James Harithas, Director, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston; and Not Vital, moderated by art historian Mirta d’Argenzio. As part of Art Basel’s Salon series on the art market, the publisher of Baer Faxt and art advisor Josh Baer will discuss “Collecting: A Cultivated Risk?” with Paul Schimmel, Co-Founder, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles.

Additional highlights include Melissa Berman, President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, New York; Stephen Reily, Chair-Elect, Creative Capital Foundation, and Trustee, New Museum, New York/Louisville; and Simon Castets, Director, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, debating venture philanthropy and its setbacks, moderated by Scott Stover, President, Global Art Development, Los Angeles/Paris. Moderated by Sabine Breitwieser, Director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, with artists Sam Durant and Tracey Rose, will discuss race and justice as part of the Parcours Talk. Coinciding with Alison Knowles’ performance work in the Unlimited sector of the show, on Friday there will be a discussion titled “Creating Art in Community” with Knowles and Tim Rollins, alongside artist Davide Balula; Angel Abreu, artist, curator and member of K.O.S., New York; and Rick Savinon, artist and member of K.O.S., New York, moderated by Gianni Jetzer, curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector and curator-at-Large, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

The Saturday Salon talks will see Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong; New York-based independent curator and writer, Alison M. Gingeras; Katja Weitering, Artistic Director, COBRA Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen; and Bonnie Clearwater, Art Director and Chief Curator, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida discuss the important legacy of European avant-garde art movement COBRA. Giovanna Amadasi, head of Cultural and Institutional Programs at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, will examine Milan’s quickly developing art scene with Barbara Casavecchia, Contributing Editor at Frieze and lecturer at Brera Academy, Milan; Alessandro Rabottini, Artistic Director, miart, Milan; and Chiara Repetto, Co-Owner, kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York, moderated by Stefano Cernuschi, Co-Owner, kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York. Celebrating 100 years of Dada in 2016, artist Jonathan Meese will be in conversation with Adrian Notz, Director, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, about this historical moment in art history. On the final day of Salon, Haro Cumbusyan, Director, collectorspace, Zurich; Carlos Durán, Founding Co-Director, LOOP, Barcelona; Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts, London/Berlin and Basim Magdy, artist, Basel/Cairo will be discussing the evolution of video collections. Finally, to close this year’s Basel talks there will be a discussion on African Art in Contemporary Collections with Joost Bosland, Director, Stevenson, Cape Town; Mercedes Vilardell, Collector, London and Robin Rhode, artist, Berlin moderated by the Johannesburg-based independent curator Andile Magengelele.

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Mari Spirito portrait by Ali Taptik, 2015, Istanbul

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Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Tobias Rehberger Tobias Rehberger, Artist, Frankfurt/Berlin, in conversation with Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | Uncertainty: Curating and the Global Present Jochen Volz, Curator, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, in conversation with Vivian Ziherl, Founder, Frontier Imaginaries and Guest Curator of the 8th Jerusalem Show, Amsterdam; Grada Kilomba, Writer and interdisciplinary Artist, Berlin

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Sound Practices Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Artists, Ramallah/New York Moderator: Marcella Lista, Chief Curator, New Media Collection at Centre Pompidou, Paris

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Debate | Venture Philanthropy or Bust? Melissa Berman, President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, New York; Stephen Reily, Chair-Elect, Creative Capital Foundation, and Trustee, New Museum, New York/Louisville; Simon Castets, Director, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York Moderator: Scott Stover, President, Global Art Development, Los Angeles/Paris

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Parcours Talk | Race and Justice Sam Durant, Artist, Los Angeles; Tracey Rose, Artist, Durban, South Africa Moderator: Sabine Breitwieser, Director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Victoria Dearest Rayyane Tabet, Artist, Beirut

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Art Market Talk | Collecting: A Cultivated Risk? Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York, in conversation with Paul Schimmel, Co-Founder, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Unlimited Talk | Creating Art in Community Alison Knowles, Artist, New York; Tim Rollins, Artist, New York; Davide Balula, Artist, Paris; Angel Abreu, Artist, Curator and member of K.O.S., New York; Rick Savinon, Artist and member of K.O.S., New York Moderator: Gianni Jetzer, Curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector and Curator-at-Large, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | Artists’ Estates Today and Tomorrow Michael Baumgartner, Head of Department Collection, Exhibitions and Research, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern; Loretta Würtenberger, Founder & Director, The Institute for Artists’ Estates, and Author of The Artists Estate – A Handbook for Artists, Executors and Heirs, Berlin; Thomas Köhler, Director, Berlinische Galerie, County Museum of Modern Art, Berlin Moderator: Javier Pes, Editor, The Art Newspaper, London

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | On Gretchen Bender AA Bronson, Artist, Berlin; Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen, New York Moderator: Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Representative, Gretchen Bender Estate, and Director & Publisher, Osmos, New York

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Architecture of Compassion Róza El-Hassan, Artist, Berlin, in conversation with Barnabás Bencsik, Curator and Founding Director of ACAX, Budapest; and Anders Kreuger, Editor, Afterall, London, and Senior Curator, M HKA, Antwerp

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | Looting, The Long View Ali Cherri, Artist, Beirut/Paris; Venetia Porter, Curator, Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Art, The British Museum, London; Fiona Rose-Greenland, Principal Investigator, Modeling the Antiquities Trade in Iraq and Syria (MANTIS), University of Chicago; Moderator: Arie Amaya-Akkermans, Writer and Art Critic, Istanbul/Moscow

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | Poetry of the Real: Arts Research Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kirsten M. Langkilde, Director, Academy of Art and Design, FHNW, Basel

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Jonas Mekas Jonas Mekas, Artist, Lithuania, in conversation with Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Salvatore Scarpitta: The Speed of Speed Luigi Sansone, Author of Salvatore Scarpitta – Catalogue Raisonné, Milano; James Harithas, Director of the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas; Not Vital, Beijing/Rio de Janeiro/Sent, Switzerland Moderator: Mirta d’Argenzio, Art Historian, Rome

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

COBRA
Jacqueline de Jong, Artist, COBRA Legacy, The Netherlands; Alison M. Gingeras, Independent Curator and Writer, New York; Katja Weitering, Artistic Director, COBRA Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen; Bonnie Clearwater, Art Director and Chief Curator, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | 100 Years Dada Jonathan Meese, Artist, Berlin/Hamburg, in conversation with Adrian Notz, Director, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | Milan: All of a Sudden, a Destination? Giovanna Amadasi, Cultural and Institutional Programs, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan; Barbara Casavecchia, Contributing Editor, Frieze, and Lecturer, Brera Academy, Milan; Alessandro Rabottini, Artistic Director, miart, Milan; Chiara Repetto, Co-Owner, kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York Moderator: Stefano Cernuschi, Head of Publications, Mousse Publishing, Milan

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | Video Collection Evolution Haro Cumbusyan, Director, collectorspace, Zürich; Basim Magdy, Artist, Basel/Cairo; Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts, London/Berlin Moderator: Carlos Durán, Founding co-director, LOOP, Barcelona

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | Civic and Art Collaborations Samuel Leuenberger, Curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector, Director and Curator of SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland; Chus Martinez, Head of the Art Institute, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel; Philippe Bischof, Head of Cultural Affairs, Kanton Basel-Stadt, Basel Moderator: Francesca Gavin, Co-Curator, ‘The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction’, Manifesta, Zurich

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | 40 Good Reasons Massimo Minini, Owner and Director, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy, in conversation with Ariel Schlesinger, Artist, Berlin

Destination: Basel
Where: Art Basel
Type: Talk

Discussion | African Art in Contemporary Collections Joost Bosland, Director, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town; Mercedes Vilardell, Collector, London; Robin Rhode, Artist, Berlin; Moderator: Andile Magengelele, Independent Curator, Johannesburg

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