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Art Basel 2017: Conversations

Messe Basel

14 Jun 201718 Jun 2017

Art Basel’s stimulating Conversations series allows audiences to deepen their knowledge of artistic practice, the international artworld, and the art market. The daily artist talks, panels, and discussions give the audience access to the thoughts of important artworld players – artists, curators, critics, gallerists, and collectors – who offer their unique perspectives on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. Conversations is programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, Istanbul/New York.

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Mari Spirito portrait by Ali Taptik, 2015, Istanbul

Mari Spirito

Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Premiere | Artist Talk | Annette Messager Annette Messager, Artist, Malakoff, in conversation with Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate, United Kingdom.

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Collector Talk | Private Collections Ascension Leon Amitai, Collector, Bogotá/New York; Maja Hoffmann, Art Patron, Founder of LUMA Foundation, Zurich Moderator: Linda Yablonsky, Writer, and Columnist, Artforum, New York

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Biennale Talk | Two Approaches: The Postcolonial & The Personal Gabi Ngcobo, Curator, 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Elmgreen & Dragset, Artists, Curators 15th Istanbul Biennial, Berlin Moderator: Georgina Adam, Editor-at-large, The Art Newspaper, London

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Collector Talk | My Journey as Collector Wilhelm Schürmann, Collector and Photographer, Herzogenrath, in conversation with Susanne Titz, Director, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Public/Private | New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry? Lindsay Pollock, former Editor-in-Chief, Art in America, New York; Olav Velthuis, Professor, Department of Sociology at University of Amsterdam, and President, TIAMSA, Amsterdam; Adam Sheffer, Partner, Cheim & Read, and President, Art Dealers Association of America, New York; Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP, London; Bob Rennie, Collector, Vancouver Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Museum Talk | Reconsidering Museum Growth Beatrix Ruf, Director, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern, London
Moderator: Nina Siegal, Freelance Contributor, The New York Times, Amsterdam

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Do Artists Need to Leave Africa to be Successful? Candice Breitz, Artist, Berlin; Zanele Muholi, Artist and Visual Activist, Johannesburg Moderator: Valerie Kabov, Editor-at-Large, Art Africa Magazine, Harare

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Russian Conceptualism: Silent Resistance Vadim Zakharov, Artist, Berlin; Margarita Tupitsyn, Independent Scholar, Curator, and Critic, New York Moderator: Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Senior Curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Artificial Lives Aparna Rao, Artist, Pors & Rao, Bangalore/Zurich, in conversation with Alia Al-Senussi, Art Patron, London

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Artists’ Influencers Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Artist, Paris; Kasper König, Artistic Director, Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, Berlin Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Art Market Talk | Bricks-and-Mortar & Acquisitions Anthony Reynolds, Founder and Director, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London; Janice Guy, Co-Owner, former Murray Guy, New York Moderator: Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Social Practice Changes Sue Williamson, Artist, Cape Town; Carlos Garaicoa, Artist, Havana/Madrid Moderator: Gianni Jetzer, Curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector, and Curator-at-Large, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Photography Talk | The Future(s) of Photography Thomas Zander, Owner, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne; Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle Moderator: Tobia Bezzola, Director, Museum Folkwang, Essen

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Fluidity of Identity Claire Atherton, Film Editor, Paris; Rania Stephan, Filmmaker and Artist, Beirut Moderator: Kathleen Bühler, Curator, Kunstmuseum Bern

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artworld Talk | Cohabitation & What is wrong with Ecological Art Lara Almarcegui, Artist, Rotterdam; Julian Charrière, Artist, Berlin; Luise Faurschou, Founder and Director, ART 2030 and Faurschou Art Resources, Copenhagen Moderator: Ana Paula Cohen, Independent Curator, Editor and Writer, São Paulo

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Creative Cities Talk | Culture for Urban Identity Bernard Khoury, Architect and Designer, Beirut; Abraham Cruzvillegas, Artist, Mexico City Moderator: Afroditi Panagiotakou, Director of Culture, Onassis Foundation, Athens

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Museum Talk | Jerusalem Lives Yazan Khalili, Artist, Ramallah, in conversation with Reem Fadda, Independent Curator, Amman

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Oh the Humanity! Cécile B. Evans, Artist, London, in conversation with Susanne Pfeffer, Director, Fridericianum, Kassel, and Curator, German Pavillon, 57th Venice Biennale

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Curator Talk | Archives and the Digital Dark Age Glenn Phillips, Curator and Head of Modern & Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Sabih Ahmed, Senior Researcher, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist Stanley Whitney, Artist, New York/Parma; Claes Nordenhake, Founder and Director, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm Moderator: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | Nurture vs. Promotion: Young Artists Giovanni Carmine, Director, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen; Gina Folly, Artist, Basel Moderator: Irene Calderoni, Curator, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Art Market Talk | The Social Media Art Market Amadeo Kraupa-Tuskany, Founder and Director, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Tobias Gombert, Collector, Basel Moderator: Astrid Mania, Art Critic and Author, Berlin

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk | The Stage as Safe Space Samuel Leuenberger, Curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector, Director and Curator of SALTS, Birsfelden; Than Hussein Clark, Artist, London/Hamburg; Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Artist, Glasgow Moderator: Jane Morris, Editor-at-large, The Art Newspaper, and Contributor, The Economist, London

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OPENING:
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ADMISSION:
free public access

ADDRESS:
Messeplatz 10 Basel, CH-4005 Switzerland