The morning Conversations series offers dynamic dialogs between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting and exhibiting art.
Conversations is held daily from Wednesday, June 17 to Sunday, June 21 in Hall 1 of Art Basel. Panel discussions take place between 10am and 11am, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. It is open to the public and free of charge.
High-quality videos of all Conversations will be available shortly after the show at artbasel.com/basel/conversations.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Premiere | Artist Talk | Danh Vō
Danh Vō, Artist, Berlin, in conversation with Manuela Ammer, Curator, mumok, Vienna
Thursday, June 18, 2015 | Public/Private | Works in Progress: Building New Art Institutions in Africa
Marie-Cécile Zinsou, President, Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Benin; Touria El Glaoui, Founder, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London; Koyo Kouoh, Founding Artistic Director, RAW Material Company, Dakar; Mark Coetzee, Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, Raphael Chikukwa, Chief Curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe,Harare, Zimbabwe
Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York
Friday, June 19, 2015 | Artistic Practice | The Artist as Archeologist
Jumana Manna, Artist, Berlin/Jerusalem; Mariana Castillo Deball, Artist, Berlin; Susan Hiller, Artist, London; Peter Wächtler, Artist, Brussels; Simone Fattal, Artist, Paris/Beirut; Rosella Biscotti, Artist, Amsterdam
Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London
Saturday, June 20, 2015 | Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist
Wael Shawky, Artist, Alexandria and Andrée Sfeir-Semler, Director, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg/Beirut