Art Basel hosts a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. 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. Conversations is programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, Istanbul/New York.

See highlights from our Conversations' Artworld Talk 'Cohabitation and What is Wrong with Ecological Art' with artist Lara Almarcegui, artist Julian Charrière, and Founder and Director of ART 2030 Luise Faurschou, in conversation with independent curator, editor, and writer Ana Paula Cohen.

Art Basel in Basel 2017 | Conversations program

Wednesday, June 14

Collector Talk | Private Collections Ascension

4pm - 5pm

Leon Amitai, Maja Hoffmann, and Linda Yablonsky

Biennale Talk | Two Approaches: The Postcolonial & The Personal

5pm - 6pm

Gabi Ngcobo, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Georgina Adam

Thursday, June 15

Public/Private | New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?

10am - 11:30am

Lindsay Pollock, Olav Velthuis, Adam Sheffer, Pierre Valentin, Bob Rennie, and András Szántó

Artist Talk | Do Artists Need to Leave Africa to be Successful?

3pm - 4pm

Candice Breitz, Zanele Muholi, and Valerie Kabov

Artist Talk | Russian Conceptualism: Silent Resistance

4pm - 5pm

Vadim Zakharov, Margarita Tupitsyn, and Ekaterina Inozemtseva

Friday, June 16

Artist Talk | Artists' Influencers

10am - 11:30am

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Kasper König, and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art Market Talk | Bricks-and-Mortar & Acquisitions

2pm - 3pm

Anthony Reynolds, Janice Guy, and Josh Baer

Photography Talk | The Future(s) of Photography

4pm - 5pm

Thomas Zander, Philip Tinari, Nathalie Herschdorfer, and Tobia Bezzola

Saturday, June 17

Artworld Talk | Cohabitation & What is Wrong with Ecological Art

10am - 11:30am

Lara Almarcegui, Julian Charrière, Luise Faurschou, and Ana Paula Cohen

Creative Cities Talk | Culture for Urban Identity

2pm - 3pm

Mark Rappolt, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Bernard Khoury and Afroditi Panagiotakou

Curator Talk | Archives and the Digital Dark Age

5pm - 6pm

Glenn R. Phillips, Sabih Ahmed, and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Sunday, June 18

Artist Talk | The Artist and the Gallerist

10am - 11:30am

Stanley Whitney, Claes Nordenhake, and Alexie Glass-Kantor

Artist Talk | Nurture vs. Promotion: Young Artists

2pm - 3pm

Giovanni Carmine, Gina Folly, and Irene Calderoni

Art Market Talk | The Social Media Art Market

3pm - 4pm

Amadeo Kraupa-Tuskany, Tobias Gombert, and Astrid Mania

Artist Talk | The Stage as Safe Space

4pm - 5pm

Samuel Leuenberger, Than Hussein Clark, Marvin Gaye Chetwynde, and Jane Morris