Conversations

Art Basel’s Conversations series presents stimulating panel discussions on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Prominent members of the international artworld – artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, critics, and many other cultural figures – each offer unique perspectives on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. Conversations is programmed by Berlin-based artist and e-flux co-director Julieta Aranda.

Conversations takes place from Wednesday to Saturday at the Hall 1 auditorium and is open to the public. 

Image: William Kentridge, Untitled (The Pool Ahead Is Not To Be Trusted), 2018. Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town/Johannesburg.

Art Basel in Basel 2019 | Conversations program

Wednesday, June 12

Premiere Artist Talk | William Kentridge

Premiere Artist Talk | William Kentridge

10am - 11:30am

William Kentridge in conversation with Josef Helfenstein

Artworld Talk | New Nationalism(s)

Artworld Talk | New Nationalism(s)

3pm - 4pm

Kodwo Eshun, Anjalika Sagar, Zeynep Öz, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Zdenka Badovinac

Artworld Talk | The Carbon Footprint of Contemporary Art

Artworld Talk | The Carbon Footprint of Contemporary Art

5pm - 6pm

Andrew Stramentov, Lucia Pietroiusti, Catherine Bottrill and Chris Hampton

Thursday, June 13

Artworld Talk | Between Production and Reproduction - Career and Motherhood in the Artworld

Artworld Talk | Between Production and Reproduction - Career and Motherhood in the Artworld

10am - 11:30am

Coco Fusco, Chus Martínez, Nadine Zeidler and Julieta Aranda

Collector Talk | The Collector as Expert

Collector Talk | The Collector as Expert

1pm - 2pm

Abdullah K. AlTurki, Dana Farouki and Alia Al-Senussi

Artist Talk | Mechanisms of a Surveillance State

Artist Talk | Mechanisms of a Surveillance State

3pm - 4pm

Benjamin Bratton, Carmen Weisskopf, Trevor Paglen and Doreen Mende

Artworld Talk | Let’s Talk About the Weather

Artworld Talk | Let’s Talk About the Weather

5pm - 6pm

Maria Thereza Alves, Pedro Neves Marques, Markus Reymann, Kate MacGarry and Antonia Alampi

Sonic Lecture | 'The Church, The Hall and the Shebeen - The Song that Became the Organiser'

Sonic Lecture | 'The Church, The Hall and the Shebeen - The Song that Became the Organiser'

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Presented by Keleketla!Library

Friday, June 14

Public/Private | Constructing the Kunsthalle of Tomorrow

Public/Private | Constructing the Kunsthalle of Tomorrow

10am - 11:30am

Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Thomas Geiger, Petr Pudil and András Szántó

Artist Talk | Artists' Influences

Artist Talk | Artists' Influences

1pm - 2pm

Dora Budor, Beatriz Colomina, Jacques Herzog and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art Market Talk | Mind the (Price) Gap - It is a Gender Thing

Art Market Talk | Mind the (Price) Gap - It is a Gender Thing

3pm - 4pm

Helene Weiner, Valeria Napoleone, Candice Breitz and Jan Dalley

Artist Talk | Zones of Conflict - Responding to Realities

Artist Talk | Zones of Conflict - Responding to Realities

5pm - 6pm

Manal AlDowayan, Otobong Nkanga, Javier Téllez and Pelin Tan

Saturday, June 15

Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist

Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist

10am - 11:30am

Akram Zaatari in conversation with Andrée Sfeir-Semler

Creative Cities Talk | Will Athens Become the New Art Capital of Europe?

Creative Cities Talk | Will Athens Become the New Art Capital of Europe?

3pm - 4pm

George Vamvakidis, Marina Fokidis, Angelo Plessas and Stefanie Hessler

 Art History Talk | 'Reminiscence of a Journey' - The Legacy of Jonas Mekas

Art History Talk | 'Reminiscence of a Journey' - The Legacy of Jonas Mekas

5pm - 6pm

Michel Auder, Douglas Gordon, Lolita Jablonskienė and Maxa Zoller

Film Screening | 'Out-Takes From the Life of a Happy Man'

Film Screening | 'Out-Takes From the Life of a Happy Man'

6pm - 7pm

Written and directed by Jonas Mekas