Salon, 18 Jun 2015 — 21 Jul 2015


The afternoon Salon program is an open platform for short presentations – often informal – such as artist talks, panels, lectures and performances with a range of speakers including artists, curators, academics, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics and other cultural players.

Salon is held daily from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21 from 1pm to 7pm in Hall 1 of Art Basel. It is open to the public and free of charge.
High-quality videos of all Salon talks will be available shortly after the show at

Thursday, June 18, 2015
1pm to 2pm | Artist Talk | BioLab Studios
Robin Meier, Artist, Paris; Anicka Yi, Artist, New York; Harm van den Dorpel, Artist, Berlin
Moderator: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director, MAK, Vienna, and Initiator of Vienna Biennale 2015

2pm to 3pm | Collector Talk | Key Collections from Eastern Central Europe: The New Era
Gregory Jankilewicz, Collector, Warsaw/Geneva; Zuzana Bartošová, Curator, Collection of the First Slovak Investment Group and Research Associate at Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; Zsolt Somloi, Collector, Budapest
Moderators: Paulina Kolczynska, Independent Art Historian, Art Adviser and Strategic Collection Manager, New York; Kasia Redzisz, Senior Curator, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

3pm to 4pm | Artist Talk | Unlimited
Julius von Bismarck, Artist, Berlin; Jacob Kassay, Artist, Los Angeles; Sheila Hicks, Artist, Paris; Joe Bradley, Artist, New York
Moderator: Gianni Jetzer, Curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector and Curator at- Large, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

4pm to 5pm | Artist Talk | Paolo Scheggi: Milan in the 60s
Bernard Blistène, Director, Département du Développement Culturel at Centre Pompidou and Director, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Luca Massimo Barbero, Associate Curator, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Editor of the upcoming Paolo Scheggi: Catalogue Raisonné, Venice
Moderator: Mirta d’Argenzio, Art Historian, Rome

5pm to 6pm | Art Market Talk | Commissioning in Today’s Market
Benjamin Weil, Artistic Director, Centro Botín, Santander, Spain; Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Marc Payot, Partner and Vice President, Hauser & Wirth, New York
Moderator: Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York

6pm to 7pm | Architect Talk | Constant’s New Babylon
Mark Wigley, Author of ‘Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire’, Princeton; Ludo van Halem, Curator for ‘Constant and the European avant-garde 1950 – 1960’ at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
Moderator: Hans den Hartog Jager, Art Critic and Writer, Amsterdam

Friday, June 19, 2015
1pm to 2pm | Discussion | What Can Contemporary Art Do?
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Curator, Art Critic and Director, SAVVY
Contemporary, Berlin; Moataz Nasr, Artist, Founder, Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center, Cairo; Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern, London; Jean Lamore, Artist, Writer and Filmmaker, Paris
Moderator: Simon Njami, Writer, Independent Curator, Founder and Chief Editor, Revue Noire, Paris

2pm to 3pm | Discussion | The Caribbean is the Future of Art
Sara Hermann, Dominican Art Historian and Curator, Dominican Republic; Yasmil Raymond, Curator of Allora & Calzadilla’s ‘Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos)’, Puerto Rico
Moderator: Chus Martinez, Head of the Art Institute at Academy of Art and Design, FHNW, Basel

3pm to 4pm | Discussion | The Manifesta Question
Christian Jankowski, Artist and Curator, Manifesta 11, Berlin; Shelly Nadashi, Artist, Brussels; Giovanni Carmine, Director, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St.Gallen, Kasper König, Curator and Professor, Berlin
Moderator: Mari Spirito, Director, Protocinema, Istanbul/New York

4pm to 5pm | Art Market Talk | The Myth of a Global Art Market
Lu Jie, Artist, Curator and Founder, Long March Space and Project; Marcio Botner, Artist, Founder of A Gentil Carioca and CEO Ocalage, Rio de Janeiro
Moderators: Stefano Baia Curioni, Associate Professor, Università Bocconi, Milan; Olav Velthuis, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

5pm to 6pm | Collector Talk | Collecting Africa
Prince Yemisi Shyllon, Collector and Founder, Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation, Lagos; Bruce Campbell Smith, Collector, Cape Town
Moderator: Bomi Odufunade, Director, Dash & Rallo Art Advisory, London/Lagos

6pm to 7pm | Discussion | Residencies, Communities: Support Structures
for Artists François Quintin, Delegate Director, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Rirkrit Tiravanija, Artist, New York/Berlin/Chiang Mai; Julie Boukobza, Curator, 89plus/Google Residency, Paris; Ariane Beyn, Director Department of Fine Arts, DAAD, Berlin
Moderator: Nikolaus Hirsch, Architect, Curator Frankfurt am Main

Saturday, June 20, 2015
1pm to 2pm | Artist Talk | Remembering Louise Bourgeois
Dr. Iris Müller-Westermann, Senior Curator International Art and Curator of ‘Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, currently on view at Museo Picasso Málaga; Jerry Gorovoy, President, Louise Bourgeois’s Easton Foundation, New York; Ulf Küster, Curator, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
Moderator: José Lebrero Stals, Artistic Director, Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga

2pm to 3pm | Artist Talk | Performances in Public Space
Julien Bismuth, Artist, New York; Ciprian Mureşan, Artist, Cluj, Romania; Erkka Nissinen, Artist, Helsinki; Lara Schnitger, Artist, Los Angeles
Moderator: Florence Derieux, Curator of Art Basel’s Parcours sector and Director at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims

3pm to 4pm | Collector Talk | Financialization: Art Collectors from the Financial Sector
Alain Servais, Former Head of International Bonds Trading, Banque Dewaay, Financial Consultant, Entrepreneur and Collector, Brussels; Bilge Öğüt, Managing Director Private Equity Directs, Partners Group, London; Etienne Ficheroulle, Founder, Artvest, Braine-leChâteau, Belgium
Moderator: Andrew Goldstein, Chief Digital Content Officer, Phaidon/ Artspace, New York

4pm to 5pm | Discussion | Local Modernism: Cross Cultural Exchanges
Omar Kholeif, Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, and Senior Editor, Ibraaz, London; Shanay Jhaveri, Writer and Curator, London; Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director of Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka; Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Moderator: Princess Alia Al-Senussi, London

5pm to 6pm | Artist Talk | Cultural Producers Africa
Barthélémy Toguo, Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature, France, and Artist and Founder of Bandjoun Station, Paris/Bandjoun, Cameroon; Aïda Muluneh, Artist, Addis Ababa
Moderator: Marie-Ann Yemsi, Cultural Consultant and Curator, Paris

6pm to 7pm | Lecture Performance
Allen S. Weiss, Associate Teacher, Performance Studies and Cinema Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York

Sunday, June 21, 2015
1pm to 2pm | Discussion | What’s Love Got To Do With It: on romance and collaboration in contemporary art
Petrit Halilaj, Artist, Berlin/Prishtina; Alvaro Urbano, Artist, Berlin; Paul Kneale, Artist, London; Stephanie Bailey, Writer and Editor, Hong Kong/London
Moderator: Elise Lammer, Associate Curator, SALTS, Birsfelden/Basel

2pm to 3pm | Artist Talk | Ulay
Ulay, Artist, Amsterdam/Ljubljana, in conversation with Cathérine Hug, Curator, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich.

3pm to 4pm | Artist Talk
Mattia Bosco, Artist, Milan; Naomi Fisher, Artist, Miami; Samuel Saelemakers, Associate Curator, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Moderator: Rachel Mader, Head of the Competence Centre for Art and Design in Public Space, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne

4pm to 5pm | Discussion | Beyond Austerity: Supporting Art in Cultural Crisis
Aleya Hamza, Founder of Gypsum Gallery, Cairo; Katalin Timar, Lecturer, Theory and Art History University of Pecs, Pécsi, Hungary; Övül Durmuşoğlu, Curator and Writer, Berlin/Istanbul; Khaled Jalanbo, Director, The Jalanbo Collection, New York
Moderator: Maxa Zoller, Curator of Art Basel’s Film sector and Independent Curator, Cairo


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