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Art Basel 2019: Conversations

Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel

12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

A series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Conversations offers a platform for dynamic dialogues between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. The series include artist talks, panels, and discussions with a range of speakers including artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players.

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Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Premiere Artist Talk: William Kentridge; William Kentridge, Artist, Johannesburg, in conversation with Josef Helfenstein, Director, Kunstmuseum Basel

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artworld Talk: New Nationalism(s); Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar, The Otolith Group, London; Zeynep Öz, Founder, Bahar, and Curator, Turkish Pavilion Venice Biennale 2019, Istanbul; Nicolaus Schafhausen, Strategic Director, Fogo Island Arts/ Shorefast, Canada. Moderator: Zdenka Badovinac, Director, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artworld Talk: The Carbon Footprint of Contemporary Art; Andrew Stramentov, Founder and CEO, Rokbox, London; Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries London, and Curator, Lithuanian Pavilion Venice Biennial 2019; Catherine Bottrill, Head of the Creative Green Programme, Julie’s Bicycle, London. Moderator: Chris Hampton, Freelance Journalist, Toronto

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artworld Talk: Between Production and Reproduction – Career and Motherhood in the Artworld; Chus Martínez, Curator and Head of the Art Institute HGK FHNW, Basel; Coco Fusco, Artist, NY; Nadine Zeidler, Co-Founder, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin. Moderator: Julieta Aranda, Artist, and Editor, e-flux Journal, Berlin/ New York

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Collector Talk: The Collector as Expert; Abdullah K. AlTurki, Art Collector, Riyadh/London; Dana Farouki, Curator & Collector, NY. Moderator: Alia Al-Senussi, Art Patron and Academic, London

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk: Mechanisms of a Surveillance State; Benjamin Bratton, Professor of Visual Arts and Director, Center for Design and Geopolitics, University of California, San Diego; Carmen Weisskopf, Artist, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Berlin/Zurich; Trevor Paglen, Artist, Berlin. Moderator Doreen Mende, ICurator and Theorist, Associate Professor and Head of CCC Research-based Master, HEAD Genève, Co-Director, Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artworld Talk: Let’s Talk About the Weather. Maria Thereza Alves, Artist, São Paulo/Berlin; Pedro Neves Marques, Visual Artist, Filmmaker, and Writer, NY; Markus Reymann, Co-founder, TBA21 Academy, Vienna; Kate MacGarry, Founder, Kate MacGarry, London. Moderator Antonia Alampi, Curator, Art Historian, Writer, Artistic Co-director, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Co-curator Sonsbeek2020

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Opening

Sonic Lecture: The Church, The Hall and the Shebeen – The Song that became the Organiser. Presented by Keleketla!Library

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Public/Private: Constructing the Kunsthalle of Tomorrow. Thomas Geiger, Artist, and Founder, Kunsthalle3000, Vienna; Petr Pudil, Art Collector, and Founder, Kunsthalle Praha; Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Strategy Consultant, NY

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk: Artists’ Influences. Dora Budor, Artist, NY; Beatriz Colomina, Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton; Jacques Herzog, Architect, and Co-Founder of Herzog & de Meuron, Basel. Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries London and Senior Artistic Advisor of The Shed, NY

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Art Market Talk: Mind the (Price) Gap – It is a Gender Thing. Valeria Napoleone, Art Collector and Philanthropist, London; Candice Breitz, Artist, Berlin; Helene Weiner, Co-founder, Metro Pictures, NY. Moderator: Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times, London

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk: Zones of Conflict – Responding to Realities. Manal AlDowayan, Artist, Dubai; Otobong Nkanga, Artist, Antwerp; Javier Téllez, Artist, NY. Moderator: Pelin Tan, Sociologist and Art Historian, Istanbul

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk: The Artist and the Gallerist. Akram Zaatari, Artist, Beirut, in conversation with Andrée Sfeir-Semler, Founder, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Artist Talk: Alexandra Pirici. Alexandra Pirici, Artist and Choreographer, Bucharest; Cecilia Alemani, Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, NY

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Creative Cities Talk: Will Athens Become the New Art Capital of Europe? George Vamvakidis, Co-founder, Breeder Gallery, Athens; Marina Fokidis, Curator and Writer, Director of South as a State of Mind Magazine, Athens; Angelo Plessas, Artist, Athens. Moderator: Stefanie Hessler, Curator and Writer, London/Stockholm

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Art History Talk: Reminiscence of a Journey – The Legacy of Jonas Mekas. Michel Auder, Filmer, NY; Douglas Gordon, Artist, Berlin; Lolita Jablonskienė, Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius. Moderator: Maxa Zoller, Curator of Art Basel’s Film Sector, Dortmund

Destination: Basel
Where: Auditorium Hall 1, Messe Basel
Type: Talk

Film Screening: Out-Takes From the Life of a Happy Man. Written and directed by Jonas Mekas, 2012 (16mm & video, 68’)

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ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public

ADDRESS:
Messeplatz Basel, Switzerland