Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018: Conversations, 06 Dec 2018 — 09 Dec 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018: Conversations

Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive

A series of talks on the global contemporary art scene, Conversations acts as a platform for dialogues and exchange between members of the international art world: artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

When: 10am to 11:30am
Title: Premiere Artist Talk: Allora & Calzadilla
Who: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Artist Duo, Puerto Rico
Moderator: Manuel Cirauqui, Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

When: 1pm to 2pm
Title: Collector Talk: Private Institutions and Art Education
Who: J. Tomilson Hill, Philanthropist, and Vice Chairman, Blackstone Group, New York; Julieta
González, Director, Museo Jumex, Mexico City; Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, Miami
Moderator: Shumon Basar, Writer, Editor, Curator, Berlin/Dubai

When: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Title: Museum Talk: 21st-Century Audiences
Who: Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum, New York; Gary Tinterow, Director, Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Moderator: Arthur Cohen, CEO, LaPlaca Cohen, New York City

When: 4pm to 5pm
Title: Collector Talk: Changing Times, Changing Collections
Who: Bridgitt Evans, Co-founder and President, VIA Art Fund, Boston; John Hoffman, Art Collector, Kansas City
Moderator: Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York

When: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Title: Museum Talk: Looking Towards Sustainable Funding Structures in Latin America
Who: Gabriela Garza, Art Collector, Mexico City; Alec Oxenford, President arteBA Fundación, Art Collector, and Founder, OLX & Letgo, Buenos Aires; Joel Yoss, Co-founder and Artistic Director, Proyecto Amil, Lima; María Mercedes González, Director, Museum of Modern Art, Medellín
Moderator: Chris Sharp, Independent Writer and Curator, Mexico City

Friday, December 7, 2019

When: 10am to 11:30am
Title: Artist Talk: Artists’ Influencers
Who: Christo, Artist, New York, in conversation with, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London followed by Tomás Saraceno, Artist, Berlin, in conversation with, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London

When: 1pm to 2pm
Title: Art Market Talk: The Future of the Artist and the Gallerist Relationship
Who: Howard Read, Co-founder, Cheim & Read, New York City; Irene Kopelman, Artist, Amsterdam; Kibum Kim, Co-founder, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles
Moderator: Edward Winkleman, Art Dealer and Art Fair Founder, New York City

When: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Title: Artist Talk: Which Art Problems can Blockchain Solve?
Who: Ruth Catlow, Co-founder Furtherfield / DECAL, London; Matt Hall, Co-founder, Cryptopunks, New York City; Harm van den Dorpel, Artist, Berlin
Moderator: Orit Gat, Writer, New York/London

When: 4pm to 5pm
Title: Artist Talk: VR, Celebrity and Innovation
Who: Masha Faurschou, Partner, Khora Contemporary, Copenhagen; Jacolby Satterwhite, Artist, New York; François Quintin, Director, Fondation Entreprise Galeries Lafayette – Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
Moderator: Elvia Wilk, Writer and Editor, New York

When: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Title: Biennial Talk: How is Private Funding Affecting Biennials?
Who: Michelle Grabner, Artist, and Artistic Director, FRONT International, Cleveland; Diana Nawi, Independent Curator, Los Angeles, and Co-Artistic Director, Prospect.5 New Orleans; Nicolas Bourriaud, Curator, 2019 Istanbul Biennial, and Director, Montpellier Contemporain, Montpellier
Moderator: Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-chief ArtReview and ArtReview Asia, London

Saturday, December 8, 2018

When: 10am to 11:30am
Title: Museum Talk: What is the Role of Museums in the Age of Political Polarization?
Who: Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Kaywin Feldman, Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director & President, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Strategy Consultant, New York

When: 1pm to 2pm
Title: Artworld Talk: Feminism – The Global View
Who: Billie Zangewa, Artist, Johannesburg; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Independent Curator, Los Angeles
Moderator: Maura Reilly, Curator and Arts Writer, New York

When: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Title: Artist Talk: Judy Chicago
Who: Judy Chicago, Artist, New Mexico, in conversations with Jeffrey Deitch, Art Dealer and Curator, New York

When: 4pm to 5pm
Title: Museum Talk: Activism and the Institution
Who: Luke Willis Thompson, Artist, London; Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, Baltimore Museum of Art
Moderator: Julia Halperin, Executive Editor, artnet, New York

When: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Title: Museum Talk: Diversifying Collections – Indigenous Art
Who: Wanda Nanibush, Curator, Indigenous Art, and Co-Head of Indigenous and Canadian Art Department, Art Gallery of Ontario; Jeffrey Gibson, Artist, New York City; John P. Lukavic, Curator of Native Arts, Denver Art Museum, Denver
Moderator: Jami Powell, Associate Curator of Native American Art, Hood Museum of Art,

Sunday, December 9, 2018

When: 10am to 11:30am
Title: Artist Talk: The Artist and the Gallerist
Who: Robin F. Williams, Artist, New York; Wendy Olsoff, Co-owner, P.P.O.W., NY
Moderator: Julieta Aranda, Artist, and Founder, e-flux, Berlin/New York

When: 1pm to 2pm
Title: Creative Cities Talk: Art Districts and the Community
Who: Tiffany Chestler, Director of Cultural Programming, Dacra, Miami; Ricardo Porrero, Founder, Codigo Magazine and Gallery Weekend Mexico, Mexico City; Claudia AltmanSiegel, Founder, Altman Siegel, San Francisco
Moderator: Lloyd Wise, Senior Editor, Artforum, NY

When: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Title: Artworld Talk: Performance as Repair
Who: Nato Thompson, Sueyun and Gene Locks Artistic Director, Philadelphia Contemporary, Philadephia; Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York City; Faith Wilding, Artist, and Co-chair, Visual Art Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Providence
Moderator: Stephanie Bailey, Editor-in-Chief, Ocula, London/Hong Kong

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